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Using African American Newspapers in Your Research Process
Saturday, June 4
Using African American Newspapers in Your Research Process  (UFL/CCGS Event)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Zoom/Virtual
The Champaign County Historical Archives at the Urbana Free Library is hosting Tim Pinnick, genealogist and researcher, for a Saturday presentation.  Join Tim, virtually, to learn how to use African American newspapers in your research.
 
African American newspapers played a critical role in the dissemination of news in communities of color, and they contain an immense amount of material to assist the genealogist in reconstructing communities and uncovering the everyday activities embarked upon by their ancestors. Individuals conducting African American research will find newspapers an extremely valuable part of their search strategy. 
 
Tim Pinnick is a highly regarded genealogist, specializing in post-emancipation African American research.  He is an article writer, national speaker, and author of the book, “Finding and Using African American Newspapers.”  Tim has been an associate instructor in the biennial “Researching African American Ancestors” course at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research since 2006, and in 2019 was the coordinator and facilitator of a landmark workshop course at the Institute entitled “Building an African American Research Toolbox.”
 
 
The Library is committed to making programs accessible for all. If you need an accommodation to attend a program, please let the Library know at least two weeks in advance. To request an accommodation, contact the Programming and Outreach Manager via email at programming@urbanafree.org or via phone at 217-367-4057
Register for this event through the library’s website using the following link: https://urbanafreelibrary.libnet.info/event/6614596
 


Wills and Probate Records Point to Relationships presented by Carol Cooke Darrow
Tuesday, June 14
Wills and Probate Records Point to Relationships presented by Carol Cooke Darrow  (Monthly Meeting)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Zoom/Virtual
Our ancestors can often speak to us beyond the grave and a will can be a wonderful source of genealogical information. Even if there is no will, there will probably be probate. Probate records can help us fill in the blanks by providing everything from a list of heirs to a complete inventory of the estate and even a list of buyers at the auction to liquidate the estate. Join us as Carol Cooke Darrow, professional genealogist, as she shows us how wills and probate records point to relationships.
 
The presentation will begin at 7:00 pm (CST).  Want some extra time to talk about genealogy? Log on as early as 6:30pm to socialize and get to know other family historians in our group.
 
Advance registration will be required. Register using the following link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvdOCgqDgoGtEdJ4-DsNX6FOvinr3XWgEg
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If you do not receive a Zoom link within 15 minutes after registering, please check your spam folder.  If you do not receive a link, please send email to programs@ilccgs.org.
 
This event is co-sponsored by the Champaign County Historical Archives at the Urbana Free Library.


June Genealogy Research Discussion Hour
Wednesday, June 15
June Genealogy Research Discussion Hour  (Virtual)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Zoom/Virtual
Here's your chance to visit with your fellow genealogists and find out what they are currently researching. It is also an opportunity to pick their brains for ideas on how to get over any brick walls you may be encountering.  Put on your genealogy hat and "Zoom" into a fun hour with other genealogy enthusiasts!
 
PLEASE NOTE: There will not be a Research Discussion Hour in July!
 
Make sure to submit your genealogy questions or research challenge to programs@ilccgs.org. Priority will be given to questions received in advance.
 
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If you do not receive a Zoom link within 15 minutes after registering, please check your spam folder.  If you do not receive a link, please send email to programs@ilccgs.org.
 
NOTE: This meeting will not be recorded



Artistic Images on Illinois Gravestones by Hal Hassen
Tuesday, July 12
Artistic Images on Illinois Gravestones by Hal Hassen  (Monthly Meeting)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Zoom/Virtual
Genealogists are no strangers to cemeteries. Researchers often explore them looking for answers. While the writing on gravestones can solve a mystery, studying the images on them may lead evoke more questions. Join us this summer evening for a presentation by Hal Hassen, co-author of Cemeteries of Illinois: A Field Guide to Markers, Monuments, and Motifs. Mr. Hassen's presentation will cover the types and styles of gravestone images found in Illinois and how they have changed over time.
 
The presentation will begin at 7:00 pm (CST)Want some extra time to talk about genealogy? Log on as early as 6:30pm to socialize and get to know other family historians in our group.
 
Advance registration will be required. Registration link coming soon.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If you do not receive a Zoom link within 15 minutes after registering, please check your spam folder.  If you do not receive a link, please send email to programs@ilccgs.org.
 
This event is co-sponsored by the Champaign County Historical Archives at the Urbana Free Library.


Midwestern Roots
Friday, July 15 through Saturday, July 16
Midwestern Roots  (Regional Events)
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Indianapolis, IN
If you are looking for an in-person conference, and one that is within driving distance, Midwestern Roots hosted by the Indiana Historical Society will be held July 15th-16th in Indianapolis, Indiana this summer. They have an excellent line-up of speakers and workshops. This year's conference is focusing on Midwest immigration and migration. Below is the link to the event website where you can review the registration guide and see if this conference is right for you.
 
 



Central Illinois Jewish Communities Archives at the University of Illinois
Tuesday, August 9
Central Illinois Jewish Communities Archives at the University of Illinois  (Monthly Meeting)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Zoom/Virtual
Do you have Jewish ancestors that lived in central Illinois? There is a new archive collection held within the Illinois History and Lincoln Collections at the University of Illinois that may provide more insight into their lives. Join us as Dana Miller, graduate assistant for the Central Illinois Jewish Communities Archives covers this new collection and what it has to offer the genealogy community.
 
The presentation will begin at 7:00 pm (CST)Want some extra time to talk about genealogy? Log on as early as 6:30pm to socialize and get to know other family historians in our group.
 
Advance registration will be required. Registration link coming in July.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If you do not receive a Zoom link within 15 minutes after registering, please check your spam folder.  If you do not receive a link, please send email to programs@ilccgs.org.
 
This event is co-sponsored by the Champaign County Historical Archives at the Urbana Free Library.


August Genealogy Research Discussion Hour
Wednesday, August 17
August Genealogy Research Discussion Hour  (Virtual)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Zoom/Virtual
Here's your chance to visit with your fellow genealogists and find out what they are currently researching. It is also an opportunity to pick their brains for ideas on how to get over any brick walls you may be encountering.  Put on your genealogy hat and "Zoom" into a fun hour with other genealogy enthusiasts!
 
Make sure to submit your genealogy questions or research challenge to programs@ilccgs.org. Priority will be given to questions received in advance.
 
Registration link coming in July!
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If you do not receive a Zoom link within 15 minutes after registering, please check your spam folder.  If you do not receive a link, please send email to programs@ilccgs.org.
 
NOTE: This meeting will not be recorded


Southern California Genealogical Society: Jamboree 2022
Friday, August 19 through Saturday, August 27
Southern California Genealogical Society: Jamboree 2022  (National Events)
7:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Zoom/Virtual
The Southern California Genealogical Society is hosting its annual Jamboree conference virtually again this year. The 2022 event runs from August 19th to August 27th and is broken down into three events. This year there will be the 9th Annual Genetic Genealogy Conference (19th & 20th), JamboFREE (22-24th), and the 52nd Southern California Genealogical Jamboree (26 &27). Registration can be found on the following website: https://genealogyjamboree.com/
 
Enjoy a national genealogy conference from the comforts of your own home!