Serving portions of DuPage, Kane, Kendall, and Will Counties in Illinois

Fox Valley Genealogical Society of Naperville, Illinois
Invites you to its 22nd Annual Fall Conference
On Saturday, September 26, 2015

George G. Morgan Photo
Alternative Search Strategies in Genealogy
George G. Morgan
President of Aha! Seminars, Inc.
Author of Twelve Books including:
How to Do Everything: Genealogy, 4th edition
Co-Host of The Genealogy Guys℠ Podcast
Co-author with Drew Smith:
Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques, a runaway bestseller in the genealogical community
Prolific author of:
hundreds of articles for magazines, journals, and newspapers in genealogical publications and at online sites
Immediate past Vice President of Membership
of the Federation of Genealogical Societies

The one-hour interactive lecture topics will be:

Locating and Accessing Published Genealogies Online - Thousands of genealogy-related books have been digitized, indexed and made available online at many sites and the number is growing each year. You will learn the types of materials available, the primary Internet sites where they can be found, and how to access these digitized books.

Five Reasons the Records Aren't in the Courthouse (and Where to Look) - Prepare yourself in advance for on-site and online research by consulting authoritative sources. Learn why records may not be available in the courthouse, what may have happened to them, and where they (or replacements or substitutes) may exist today.

Alternate Records You May Never Have Considered - Explore a number of record types many genealogists skip or gloss over, and reexamine less frequently consulted portions of familiar records. These records can provide new clues and insights to open new research doors and help break down brick walls.

Sidestep Genealogy - Sidestep genealogy means researching our ancestors' siblings, uncles, aunts, cousins and collateral lines, their records, places they lived, and other resources. This lecture will make you stop and think about alternative research paths you might use, and point you to new resources you may never have considered.

Grace United Methodist Church, 300 E. Gartner Road, Naperville, Illinois
is conveniently located on Gartner Road just east of Washington Street (north of 75th Street and west of Naper Boulevard). The building will open at 8 a.m. for walk-in registrations with the conference beginning promptly at 9 a.m.

Lunch is included.

Genealogy vendors and door prizes are also featured.

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