Jennifer Holik will be joining us for a pre-release celebration of her new book Stories of the Lost at this year’s Genealogy Day on Saturday, May 3 from 1-2 p.m. Debuting on V-E (Victory in Europe) Day on May 8, Stories of the Lost chronicles the lives of servicemen who fought for freedom and never returned alive. Although buried in foreign territories, the government extended the services of individuals to identify the deceased, collect their belongings, and whenever possible, to send what they had found back home to their families. Stories of the Lost combines thoughtful case studies and research together to celebrate the lives a few good servicemen, and to give genealogists a method of researching their own family heroes.
To celebrate both V-E Day and the debut of this title, Genealogy Day participants will have a chance to win two copies of the book, and to have them signed by the author. Stories of the Lost is priced at $25, and cash, check, and credit card payments are accepted. Jennifer will also have a limited supply of her popular Branching Out: Genealogy for Kids series which will be priced at $15-$30 each.
Speaker Marsha Peterson-Maass will be signing copies of her two books – Fundamentals of Genealogy: Basics for Everyone and Fundamentals of Genealogy: Medical Family Tree Workbook. Genealogy Day participants will have a chance to win two of Marsha’s books, and have them signed during the lunch period from 1-2 pm. Both Fundamentals of Genealogy titles are discounted 20% for this program, and priced at $20 each. Cash and check payments are accepted for these items.
Make Your Lunch Orders with Brooks Cafe Today!
Save time standing in line! Order your Genealogy Day Box Lunch today! Each lunch can be customized to suit your palate as well as your pocketbook. You can purchase your Brooks Cafe lunch by calling (630) 685-4295 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for placing a lunch order is Monday, April 28 at 8 p.m.
Heritage Hash debuts at Genealogy Day
In celebration of our Genealogy Day, Brooks Cafe is offering Heritage Hash, a tasty blend of raisins, sunflower seeds, pretzel balls, bagel chips, sesame sticks, coconut flakes, papaya, pineapple, butterscotch chips, chocolate chips in a 3 oz cup for $2.75.
There are still a few spaces open for genealogy day attendees, and we have three spaces open for society vendor booths. If you would like to register for Genealogy Day, you can visit our online registration form, or contact the 3rd Floor Reference Desk at (630) 685-4176.
See You At Genealogy Day!