Events

2014 is the 70th Anniversary of D-Day, The Battle of the Bulge, and the 100th Anniversary of World War I. Has your library or society considered how you will honor our veterans and their families this year and next? Beginning in the fall of 2014, I will be available to present your choice of two to four military workshops in a seminar day. Contact me for available dates and fees.

La Famiglia! Beginning Italian Genealogy Research

Join us for an overview of how to begin researching your Italian ancestors in the U.S. before jumping across the pond. Learn about naming patterns, tips on locating the village or origin and surnames. This presentation will be held at the Fountaindale Library as part of the Fountaindale Public Library's Genealogy Group.

Finishing the Story

Tracing the life of a deceased military soldier (Soldier Dead) can be challenging. Through three World War I and World War II case studies, learn about records and resources available to help you write the stories of your Soldier Dead. This presentation will be held at the Wilmette Library.

Stories of the Lost

A continuation of "Finishing the Story," we will explore the records available to tell the stories of those who died in service. We will also discuss those who took care of our Soldier Dead, the Graves Registration Service men. Learn about their job and the reasons it took so long to have our soldiers repatriated and what happened to the personal effects during the course of recovery and repatriation. This event will be held at the Arlington Heights Library. I will be signing books after the program.

The Day That Lived in Infamy. Navigating World War II Military Records

All the records did not burn! Learn how to research your military ancestors through military records, books, photographs, and family stories. This program will be held at the Cook Memorial Library in Vernon Hills.

La Famiglia in Italy

You’ve located the village of origin and you are ready to jump across the pond! Join us for a discussion on researching your Italian ancestors in Italy. Learn about records available, handwriting, common words, and more! This presentation will be held at the Wheaton Library as part of the DuPage County Genealogical Society’s meeting.

Finishing the Story

Tracing the life of a deceased military soldier (Soldier Dead) can be challenging. Through three World War I and World War II case studies, learn about records and resources available to help you write the stories of your Soldier Dead. This presentation will be held at the Schaumburg Library as part of the Schaumburg Genealogical Society’s meeting.

Stories of the Lost

A continuation of "Finishing the Story," we will explore the records available to tell the stories of those who died in service. We will also discuss those who took care of our Soldier Dead, the Graves Registration Service men. Learn about their job and the reasons it took so long to have our soldiers repatriated and what happened to the personal effects during the course of recovery and repatriation. This presentation will be held at the Schaumburg Library as part of the Schaumburg Genealogical Society’s meeting.

©2014 Jennifer Holik