DuPage County Genealogical Society
DuPage County Genealogical Society
Happy Summer!
Warm weather and sunshine are a great combination for spending time with your family.  Don't forget to keep a camera with you to capture the moments that enrich your genealogy.  Share some of your research stories and you may pick up new clues along the way.
Memorial Day weekend typically kicksoff the start of summer.  
It is a day of remembering the men and women who died
while serving in the United States Armed Forces.  
When visiting cemeteries and graves this Decoration Day, bring your camera and take some photos.  When you get home, create and share an everlasting online memorial to a site like Find A Grave.  Along with the cemetery and headstone photos, add facts from your family history, perhaps an obituary, or their military service & awards, their parents, siblings, childern and other family members.
Make this a new project or add it as a step for documenting and sharing your ancestors life.

Our membership year begins June 1
General membership meetings are held at 7:00 p.m., with social time beginning at 6:30 p.m., the third Wednesday of each month, in September, October, November, January, February, April, and May. 
There are no general member meetings in June, July, August, December, and March - see our annual conference. 
General Membership Meetings are held in the Lower Level Meeting Room at the Wheaton Public Library, 225 N. Cross Street, Wheaton.  An elevator is available. 

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Upcoming Events
September 17th:
September Monthly Meeting
Presenter: Sarah A.V. Kirby
"Beyond the Begats: Adding Biographical Detail to Your Genealogy
Join us for light refreshments at 6:30 p.m.
October 4th:
Get Ready to Climb Your Family Tree
This introduction to genealogy will get you prepared to climb your family tree. Learn what to look for (types of records), where to search (online and local resources), and how to record what you find (forms and software).
The fee for the class is $10, payable with check/cash at the door.
Registration is kindly requested for purposes of planning
and class handouts, but not required.
October 15th:
October Monthly Meeting
Presenter: Tina Beaird
"Cyber Sleuthing Your Family Tree"
Join us for light refreshments at 6:30 pm