Upcoming events

    • 31 December 2012
    • 31 December 2099
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    • 25 September 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • All classes will be presented virtually using Zoom.

    Does a family story stay that you qualify for the Daughters of the American? Join us for a program introducing the Revolutionary War lineage societies. The program will open with an overview of the major societies before moving into the application process. It will cover the documents required for the application and identify some of the resources that can help you locate them. Even if you don’t intend to apply to a lineage society, you will leave with an understanding of the major sources you can use to document your Revolutionary War ancestry.

    Hosted by the Wheaton Public Library

    Sponsored in part by the DuPage County Genealogical Society

    All classes will be presented virtually using Zoom.

    Registration details at https://www.wheatonlibrary.org/events/calendar

    • 30 September 2021

    Each semi-annual issue of The Review relies, in part, on the receipt of members' written articles or stories. We have been fortunate that some of our members have stepped forward and written interesting articles. All members are invited to send in articles about their family members and/or information about DuPage County. 

    Deadlines are September 30th for the October issue and April 30th for the May issue.

    Contact The Review Editor at revieweditor@dcgs.org.

    • 30 September 2021
    • virtual

    We would love to have you share your family history and research stories with the membership or send us a tip to include in the next monthly eNewsletter.

    The deadline to submit a story or tip to be included in the eNewsletter is the last day of each month. Please send your story or tip to enews@dcgs.org. We look forward to hearing from you!!


    • 05 October 2021
    • 7:00 PM
    • virtual


    • 11 October 2021
    • 7:00 PM
    • virtual


    • 16 October 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • All classes will be presented virtually using Zoom.
    Genealogists often use records from the federal government, such as census and military records. We also use county records, such as property, court or vital records. But too many times we overlook unique local government records - and miss the golden nuggets they contain. Join us as we take a look at some of these genealogical treasure troves.

    Hosted by the Wheaton Public Library

    Sponsored in part by the DuPage County Genealogical Society

    All classes will be presented virtually using Zoom.

    Registration details at https://www.wheatonlibrary.org/events/calendar

    • 20 October 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Virtual Meeting
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    Not everyone can afford subscriptions to Ancestry or FindMyPast and in this session I’ll share free resources that are available. Strategies to cut down on your expenses while still making breakthroughs in your research will be shared.

    The Zoom link will be emailed to all registrants around 1 month prior to the Program.

    A handout will be emailed to all registrants 1 day before the Program.


    • 23 October 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • All classes will be presented virtually using Zoom.

    One of the fun things about genealogy is getting to know our ancestors as people, not just as names and dates on a chart. This presentation will help you to identify sources that can assist you in locating the precise locations where your ancestors lived and worked.

    Hosted by the Wheaton Public Library

    Sponsored in part by the DuPage County Genealogical Society

    All classes will be presented virtually using Zoom.

    Registration details at https://www.wheatonlibrary.org/events/calendar

    • 31 October 2021
    • virtual

    We would love to have you share your family history and research stories with the membership or send us a tip to include in the next monthly eNewsletter.

    The deadline to submit a story or tip to be included in the eNewsletter is the last day of each month. Please send your story or tip to enews@dcgs.org. We look forward to hearing from you!!


    • 08 November 2021
    • 7:00 PM
    • virtual


    • 17 November 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Virtual Meeting
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    As genealogists, we often focus on facts and uncover so much information that our research produces nothing but boring lists. But do you really know what happened between the dashes of your ancestors’ lives? How can you share that information in a compelling way? Learn how to use creative nonfiction writing techniques to produce a “can’t put down” family history.

    The Zoom link will be emailed to all registrants around 1 month prior to the Program.

    A handout will be emailed to all registrants 1 day before the Program.

    • 30 November 2021
    • virtual

    We would love to have you share your family history and research stories with the membership or send us a tip to include in the next monthly eNewsletter.

    The deadline to submit a story or tip to be included in the eNewsletter is the last day of each month. Please send your story or tip to enews@dcgs.org. We look forward to hearing from you!!


    • 07 December 2021
    • 7:00 PM
    • virtual


    • 13 December 2021
    • 7:00 PM
    • virtual


    • 31 December 2021
    • virtual

    We would love to have you share your family history and research stories with the membership or send us a tip to include in the next monthly eNewsletter.

    The deadline to submit a story or tip to be included in the eNewsletter is the last day of each month. Please send your story or tip to enews@dcgs.org. We look forward to hearing from you!!


    • 10 January 2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • virtual


    • 19 January 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Virtual Meeting
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    The Illinois State Archives and regional repositories contain hundreds of thousands of documents retelling the history of Illinois and its citizenry. Tina will describe how the regional archives system works; the types of documents housed in each facility; and how to obtain records for next to nothing!

    The Zoom link will be emailed to all registrants around 1 month prior to the Program.

    A handout will be emailed to all registrants 1 day before the Program.

    • 31 January 2022
    • virtual

    We would love to have you share your family history and research stories with the membership or send us a tip to include in the next monthly eNewsletter.

    The deadline to submit a story or tip to be included in the eNewsletter is the last day of each month. Please send your story or tip to enews@dcgs.org. We look forward to hearing from you!!


    • 01 February 2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • virtual


    • 14 February 2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • virtual


    • 16 February 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Virtual Meeting
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    German immigrant, Christina Stigler, arrived in the United States with her sister in 1874. Other Germans with her surname lived near her, alternating between Cincinnati and Iowa. No United States sources name a town of origin for any of these individuals. A current descendant’s DNA match suggests a district in Bavaria for the Stiglers origins. Emigration records, historic gazetteers, and church records provide indirect evidence to find Christina’s town of birth.

    The Zoom link will be emailed to all registrants around 1 month prior to the Program.

    A handout will be emailed to all registrants 1 day before the Program.

    • 28 February 2022
    • virtual

    We would love to have you share your family history and research stories with the membership or send us a tip to include in the next monthly eNewsletter.

    The deadline to submit a story or tip to be included in the eNewsletter is the last day of each month. Please send your story or tip to enews@dcgs.org. We look forward to hearing from you!!


    • 07 March 2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • virtual


    • 31 March 2022
    • virtual

    We would love to have you share your family history and research stories with the membership or send us a tip to include in the next monthly eNewsletter.

    The deadline to submit a story or tip to be included in the eNewsletter is the last day of each month. Please send your story or tip to enews@dcgs.org. We look forward to hearing from you!!


    • 05 April 2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • virtual


    • 11 April 2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • virtual


    • 20 April 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Virtual Meeting
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    Do you, like so many others, have Quaker ancestry? Laura will share tips on researching their amazing records and some stories of her own Quaker family – right down to the present day. Learn how the history of the Society of Friends (the official name of this religion) has impacted the United States for good, and why you can be proud of Quaker additions to your family tree.

    The Zoom link will be emailed to all registrants around 1 month prior to the Program.

    A handout will be emailed to all registrants 1 day before the Program.

    • 30 April 2022

    Each semi-annual issue of The Review relies, in part, on the receipt of members' written articles or stories. We have been fortunate that some of our members have stepped forward and written interesting articles. All members are invited to send in articles about their family members and/or information about DuPage County. 

    Deadlines are September 30th for the October issue and April 30th for the May issue.

    Contact The Review Editor at revieweditor@dcgs.org.

    • 18 May 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Virtual Meeting
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    Have you thought about digging deeper in the cemetery? Find the information about your ancestors that lies buried in the records. There is more to learn about the deceased if we look beyond the dates on the tombstone.

    The Zoom link will be emailed to all registrants around 1 month prior to the Program.

    A handout will be emailed to all registrants 1 day before the Program.

    • 08 June 2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • virtual


    • 02 August 2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • virtual


    • 04 October 2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • virtual


    • 06 December 2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • virtual


The DuPage County Genealogical Society is an incorporated, 501(C)(3) not-for-profit organization. Our focus is on providing education for genealogists and assisting in preserving and making available local records of genealogical interest. Our mailing address is P. O. Box 3, Wheaton, IL, 60187.  

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