Fox Valley Genealogical Society of Naperville, Illinois
Invites you to its 23rd Annual Fall Conference
On Saturday, October 1, 2016

Church or Court: Where did Grandma Go?
David McDonald, CG®
David McDonald Photo
David McDonald is a Certified Genealogist® as well as a trustee and past president of the Board for Certification of Genealogists. He is a former director of the National Genealogical Society and past editor of Wisconsin State Genealogical Society newsletter. An ordained Protestant minister his specialties include the Midwest, migration patterns across the United States, religious records and denominations. David has lectured widely in the Midwest on various genealogical topics.

The one-hour interactive lecture topics will be:

Illinois Migration & Settlement Patterns - Discussion of how Illinois was peopled in the early 19th Century through the ethnic expansions of more recent vintage.

Lutherpalians & Presbygationalists: Where did Grandma's Church Go? - Cultural clues for figuring out religious tendencies and traditions may have been in the family. Suggestions and how to use clues to locate where records might have gone from a closed church.

Reach for the Power Tools: Record Transcription & Analysis - Transcription workshop using colonial-era documents to transcribe a document in full.

The Other Side of the Courthouse: Criminal & Civil Court Records - Courthouses include records outside the county clerk's office. Criminal and civil court ledgers and records tell us more about the families we study than the birth/marriage/death records.

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. and ending at 4 p.m.

Muffins and Coffee before 9 a.m. and Box Lunch are included.

Genealogy vendors and door prizes are also featured.

To Register:

Advance Registration is closed. Please come to the conference on Saturday between 8:00 am and 9:00 am and register at the door.

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