It’s time to mark your calendars and get your registration in for Genealogy Day 2018 at the Fountaindale Public Library in Bolingbrook, Illinois!
This year’s theme “In Sickness, in Health, in Handwriting” will be held on Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. As always, Genealogy Day is a free day-long conference open to researchers of all experience levels. In addition to the in-person program, a live stream and recorded edition of the program is available for free. Sign up for a free webinar reminder.
This year’s speakers and schedule of lectures:
- Dropsy, Quinsy, or Consumption: Just Exactly What Did My Ancestor Have presented by Kimberly Nagy
- Death Demystified: Understanding Coroner and Undertaker Records presented by Tina Beaird
- Your Predecessor’s Personality on Paper: Using Handwriting Analysis in Genealogical Research presented by Gina Pommier
NEW! ASK THE EXPERTS!
We’re trying something a bit different this year. We’re lining up experts to meet one-on-one with attendees during the conference lunch hour from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. This ‘Meet the Expert’ session is meant to provide support and answers for genealogical questions, no appointment needed. Bring samples of photographs, records, or other materials with you. Suggested time with experts: 5-10 minutes.
Experts Currently Available: Bruce Troyer (Photography and Photo Identification), Gina Pommier (Handwriting Analysis)
NEW! Studio 300 & Local History Room Tours!
If you feel the need to stretch your legs and explore the library, we have two great tours for you to try during the lunch hour. Our library staff will be giving tours of our amazing Studio 300 space and our Local History Room areas. Studio 300 staff will give you a tour of our lower level space, demonstrate some of the scanners and resources you can use, and answer questions about using equipment with or without a library card. Another staff member will be available in the 3rd Floor Local History Room to answer your questions about using the room, available resources, and let you take a spin on our digital microfilm machine.
Participants are asked to bring a brown-bag lunch or order a Box Lunch from Brooks Cafe. Lunch order forms will be sent place an order by calling (630) 685-4295. Due to limited parking, please carpool or make arrangements to be dropped off for this event.
For more information, please call Debra Dudek at (630) 685-4201. Registration for Genealogy Day begins Wednesday, February 14. You can register for the in-person program online , register by phone at (630) 685-4176, or sign up for a webinar reminder with our handy-dandy google form.
See You At The Library!