Upcoming events

    • 31 December 2012
    • 31 December 2099
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    • 13 February 2023
    • 7:00 PM
    • virtual


    • 15 February 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Virtual meeting via Zoom
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    This session will briefly review several different models used to help genealogists think about genealogy research, then focuses in on the presenter’s own process.



    This event will only be virtual. A Zoom link will be emailed to all registrants prior to the program.

    A handout will be emailed to all registrants one day prior to the program.


    • 11 March 2023
    • 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Northern Illinois University Conference Center, 1120 East Diehl Rd, Naperville, Illinois
    • 69
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    DCGS Annual Conference is Back!

    Join us for an in-person, full-day conference at NIU in Naperville, IL.

    Jane Haldeman, Karen Stanbary, and Paul Milner offer program sessions in 3 tracks, each with 4 sessions. You choose from 12 topics. There are topics for everyone... those just getting started or restarting, focusing on genetic genealogy, British research, organizing and methodology. 

    COVID Policy Updated

    The DuPage County Genealogical Society has followed and will continue to follow, the requirements of the State of Illinois and the DuPage County Health Department. Therefore, we will follow the guidance of the State of Illinois and recommend, but no longer require masks, proof of vaccination, or a negative COVID test for our patrons effective December 31, 2022.

    Mask-wearing in our events is strongly encouraged but will be optional in the public areas and the lunchroom. Some speakers may require that their attendees wear a mask, or they will not be able to attend their session. Please see the conference day schedule for details.

    As we’ve learned, this very well may change in the future. We will continue to follow the state and local guidance and adapt our procedures accordingly. If you have any questions, please contact us at webcoordinator@dcgs.org.

    See "2023 Conference" Tab at dcgs.org for the full details on our engaging speakers and topics.


    • 25 March 2023
    • 1:00 PM
    • Wheaton Public Library, 225 N. Cross St., Wheaton, IL 60187

    The United States Federal government has taken a census of its population every ten years since 1790. These census records are a goldmine of information about our families and can provide vital clues to our family history research. Learn what records were produced, which still exist and how to access them. This presentation will include examples of census records, search strategies for locating them and analysis techniques for gleaning the most from these records.

    This will be a hybrid event, with an in-person presenter and both in-person and virtual participants.

    Registration details will be posted at https://wheatonlibrary.org/events/ by mid-January.

    Co-sponsored by the DuPage County Genealogical Society and the Wheaton Public Library.

    • 08 April 2023
    • 1:00 PM
    • Wheaton Public Library, 225 N. Cross St., Wheaton, IL 60187

    Old family photos are often a puzzle, but fashion trends, hairstyles and photographic methods provide clues to your family story. In a slideshow of photographs from the 1870s to the 1920s, local historian Julia Johnas illustrates clues that may be in your family photos. Do you have a puzzling photo? Bring it and Julia will examine it for dating clues.

    This will be a hybrid event, with an in-person presenter and both in-person and virtual participants.

    Registration details will be posted at https://wheatonlibrary.org/events/ by mid-January.

    Co-sponsored by the DuPage County Genealogical Society and the Wheaton Public Library.

    • 19 April 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 225 N Cross St, Wheaton, IL 60187
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    When did your ancestors immigrate, where did they leave, why did they leave, how did they get here? These are questions we all hope to find the answers. Each presentation studies the history of one country and how its history affected the immigration of our ancestors. These programs should give some insights into the immigration of our ancestors. The material will hopefully clear up your confusion about where and why your ancestors left.

    Located at the Wheaton Public Library, lower level.

    This will be a hybrid event, with an in-person presenter and both in-person and virtual participants.

    Please register to receive program reminders and updates. A Zoom link and handout will be emailed to all registrants, and copies of the handout will be available at the event for those who choose to attend in person.

    • 22 April 2023
    • 1:00 PM
    • Wheaton Public Library, 225 N. Cross St., Wheaton, IL 60187

    More and more people are interested in learning more about “The Black Sheep” of their family!  Find out how to become hot on the trail by using photographs, newspapers, court cases both civil and criminal as well as prison, parole, and other state and federal records.

    This will be a hybrid event, with an in-person presenter and both in-person and virtual participants.

    Registration details will be posted at https://wheatonlibrary.org/events/ by mid-January.

    Co-sponsored by the DuPage County Genealogical Society and the Wheaton Public Library.

    • 29 April 2023
    • 1:00 PM
    • Wheaton Public Library, 225 N. Cross St., Wheaton, IL 60187

    Sweet home, Chicago! We’ll explore the top resources for finding your Chicago and Cook County ancestors, with an emphasis on available record sets, research strategies, important repositories, and more.

    This will be a hybrid event, with a virtual presenter and both in-person and virtual participants.

    Registration details will be posted at https://wheatonlibrary.org/events/ by mid-January.

    Co-sponsored by the DuPage County Genealogical Society and the Wheaton Public Library.

    • 30 April 2023

    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.

    • 17 May 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 225 N Cross St, Wheaton, IL 60187
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    Physicians have a disciplined approach to taking personal and family histories. Many genealogists and those adopted have a keen interest in their family's medical conditions. We will review some tools and the domain specific terminologies used in medical genetics. Neurology (my specialty) made some of the early observations which defied Mendelian inheritance and produced new insights now widely used in medicine and some by genealogists: parental effects (epigenetics), anticipation (SNP repeats), maternal inheritance (mt-DNA) and the dynamic nature of our genes during life (our genes are not stable nor uniformly distributed). We will also review sources of medical information accessible to genealogists: oral histories, census records, death certificates, pension, medical and insurance records, etc. You can explore the credentials and history of physicians caring for or married to your relatives. Medical training was much different before the Flexner Report (1910) and its recommendations took many decades to implement. Medical sociology was also much different with discrimination against women, racial and religious groups, and some atrocious "experiments" putatively advancing medical science. The lifespans, causes of death and disease were much different for our ancestors. We will explore how you evaluate the quality of medical evidence, considering the source, contemporary knowledge, available methods and reporting systems.

    Located at the Wheaton Public Library, lower level.

    This will be a hybrid event, with an in-person presenter and both in-person and virtual participants.

    Please register to receive program reminders and updates. A Zoom link and handout will be emailed to all registrants, and copies of the handout will be available at the event for those who choose to attend in person.

Past events

18 January 2023 Discoveries Open Mic Meet-Up
09 January 2023 DCGS conference committee
05 January 2023 Genealogy Assistance @ Wheaton Public Library
31 December 2022 DCGS enews deadline
29 December 2022 Genealogy Assistance @ Wheaton Public Library
22 December 2022 Genealogy Assistance @ Wheaton Public Library
15 December 2022 Genealogy Assistance @ Wheaton Public Library
12 December 2022 DCGS conference committee
08 December 2022 Genealogy Assistance @ Wheaton Public Library
06 December 2022 DCGS board
30 November 2022 DCGS enews deadline
16 November 2022 Mayhem on a Manifest with Suzanne L. Hoffman
03 November 2022 Genealogy Assistance @ Wheaton Public Library
31 October 2022 DCGS enews deadline
27 October 2022 Genealogy Assistance @ Wheaton Public Library
20 October 2022 Genealogy Assistance @ Wheaton Public Library
19 October 2022 Fold3.com with Caron Brennan
13 October 2022 Genealogy Assistance @ Wheaton Public Library
10 October 2022 DCGS conference committee
08 October 2022 Exploring the Greatest Generation: Adding Context to the Veteran's Story with Jennifer Holik
06 October 2022 Genealogy Assistance @ Wheaton Public Library
04 October 2022 DCGS board
01 October 2022 Research a Veteran: Exploring the Basics of Military Research with Jennifer Holik
30 September 2022 Deadline for The Review
30 September 2022 DCGS enews deadline
29 September 2022 Genealogy Assistance @ Wheaton Public Library
24 September 2022 Where the Murderers Roam with Dr. Dan Hubbard
22 September 2022 Genealogy Assistance @ Wheaton Public Library
21 September 2022 Census Data: More Than Just A Population Count with Janis Forte
15 September 2022 Genealogy Assistance @ Wheaton Public Library
10 September 2022 Tracing a Chicago Family's Roots: A Case Study with Maureen Brady
08 September 2022 Genealogy Assistance @ Wheaton Public Library
01 September 2022 Genealogy Assistance @ Wheaton Public Library
31 August 2022 DCGS enews deadline
25 August 2022 Genealogy Assistance @ Wheaton Public Library
18 August 2022 Genealogy Assistance @ Wheaton Public Library
11 August 2022 Genealogy Assistance @ Wheaton Public Library
04 August 2022 Genealogy Assistance @ Wheaton Public Library
03 August 2022 DCGS conference committee
02 August 2022 DCGS board
31 July 2022 DCGS enews deadline
28 July 2022 Research Assistance
21 July 2022 Research Assistance
14 July 2022 Research Assistance
11 July 2022 DCGS conference committee
07 July 2022 Research Assistance
30 June 2022 Research Assistance
30 June 2022 DCGS enews deadline
23 June 2022 Research Assistance
16 June 2022 Research Assistance
13 June 2022 DCGS conference committee
09 June 2022 Research Assistance
08 June 2022 DCGS board
02 June 2022 Research Assistance
31 May 2022 DCGS enews deadline
26 May 2022 Research Assistance
19 May 2022 Research Assistance
18 May 2022 Clues in the Cemetery: Digging Deeper for Buried Treasure by Kimberly Nagy MD PLCGS
12 May 2022 Research Assistance
09 May 2022 DCGS conference committee
05 May 2022 Research Assistance
30 April 2022 DCGS enews deadline
30 April 2022 Deadline for The Review
28 April 2022 Research Assistance
21 April 2022 Research Assistance
20 April 2022 Quakers, Plain and Simple by Laura Street Chaplin
14 April 2022 Research Assistance
11 April 2022 DCGS conference committee
09 April 2022 FamilySearch Part 2: Preserving Your Family History on Family Tree with Maureen Brady
07 April 2022 Research Assistance
05 April 2022 DCGS board
02 April 2022 Missing: Reward! Locating Widows, Spinsters, and Bachelors with Sara Cochran
31 March 2022 Research Assistance
31 March 2022 DCGS enews deadline
26 March 2022 FamilySearch Part 1: FamilySearch Update with Maureen Brady
24 March 2022 Research Assistance
19 March 2022 Tricks of the Trade: Effectively Using Genealogy Websites with Dana Ann Palmer
17 March 2022 Research Assistance
16 March 2022 Researching Colonial American Ancestors by Jane Haldeman
12 March 2022 DCGS POSTPONED 2022 ANNUAL CONFERENCE
10 March 2022 Research Assistance
03 March 2022 Research Assistance
28 February 2022 DCGS enews deadline
24 February 2022 Research Assistance
17 February 2022 Research Assistance
16 February 2022 Stymied by Stiglers: Solved Using Indirect Evidence with Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG(SM)
15 February 2022 DCGS conference committee
10 February 2022 Research Assistance
03 February 2022 Research Assistance
01 February 2022 DCGS board
31 January 2022 DCGS enews deadline
27 January 2022 Research Assistance
20 January 2022 Research Assistance
19 January 2022 Navigating the Illinois State Archives System by Tina Beaird
13 January 2022 Research Assistance
10 January 2022 DCGS conference committee
06 January 2022 Research Assistance
31 December 2021 DCGS enews deadline
13 December 2021 DCGS conference committee
07 December 2021 DCGS board
30 November 2021 DCGS enews deadline
17 November 2021 Show, Don't Tell: Creative Nonfiction Writing for Genealogists with Lisa Ann Alzo, M.F.A.
08 November 2021 DCGS conference committee
31 October 2021 DCGS enews deadline
23 October 2021 Walking in Their Footsteps: Where Our Ancestors Lived and Worked with Karen Fortin
20 October 2021 Genealogy Research for the Thrifty with Jennifer Alford
16 October 2021 Stayin’ Local: Using Town and City Records in Your Research with Ginger Frere
11 October 2021 DCGS conference committee
05 October 2021 DCGS board
30 September 2021 DCGS enews deadline
30 September 2021 Deadline for The Review
25 September 2021 Revolutionary War Lineage Societies with Bryna O’Sullivan
18 September 2021 Developing a Sixth Census: Finding More in “The Census” Than Meets the Eye with Dr. Dan Hubbard
15 September 2021 Researching Your World War II Ancestry with Jenny Warner
13 September 2021 DCGS conference committee
31 August 2021 DCGS enews deadline
09 August 2021 DCGS conference committee
03 August 2021 DCGS board
31 July 2021 DCGS enews deadline
12 July 2021 DCGS conference committee
30 June 2021 DCGS enews deadline
14 June 2021 DCGS conference committee
01 June 2021 DCGS board
19 May 2021 DNA Matching & GedMatch by John Hayward
18 May 2021 DCGS Web Committee Meeting
13 May 2021 DCGS Web Committee Meeting
21 April 2021 Introduction to Jewish Genealogy by Mike Karsen
12 April 2021 DCGS conference committee

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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