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More Genealogy Fun in April!

Upcoming Events from our Member Societies

Our friends at the North Suburban Genealogical Society will host their next Zoom meeting this Saturday, April 10th, at 1:00pm. Laurel Mellien will discuss the interesting history behind "Cemetery Symbolism." 

Explore the rich symbolism displayed in cemeteries of the Victorian Era. Headstone art during this time period was carefully chosen by family members to properly represent the deceased. Many clues about the lives of the dearly departed can be discovered by learning the language of cemetery art symbolism.

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CAGGNI will hold their next Zoom webinar on Saturday April 17th at 10:30 am. Jeffrey Bockman will help you plan your next research trip with "Genealogy Vacation- Myth or Reality?"

"Genealogy" and "Vacation" are rarely used in the same sentence let alone together except possibly in a divorce proceeding. You cannot resolve five to 20 years worth of genealogy questions within a two week research trip. Even if you could, this type of a trip would not be considered a vacation. Learn to use the Internet, planning, humor and common sense to plan your trip.

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April 14th will mark the 156th anniversary of President Lincoln's assassination at Ford's Theatre. Learn more about the famous theater with ALPLM Lincoln Historian Christian McWhirter, and David McKenzie and Sarah Jencks from the Ford's Theatre at a Facebook LIVE event on Thursday April 15th at 7:00 pm. CLICK HERE to learn more on the ALPLM's Facebook page!

Upcoming Genealogy Conference Beyond Illinois

The Genealogical Forum of Oregon will host its "Genealogy Zoomboree" April 16th-18th. Featured speakers include Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG, CGL; Linda Harms Okazaki, Sherri Camp, MLS, and Michael Lacopo, DVM. CLICK HERE for more info!

Special offer from American Ancestors!

American Ancestors is offering a special discount on new memberships through April 30th. CLICK HERE for more information, or you can contact American Ancestors team at or (888) 296-3447. 

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