ONLINE-What the Heck Does That Say?: The Challenge of Difficult Handwriting by Pam Vestal, February 9, 2023 7:00 PM (Central)
One of the biggest hurdles to overcome in genealogy is the seemingly illegible handwriting in…
Once you have identified the location for a family event, you have an opening to create a rich, detailed life portrait for your ancestor. Location research allows genealogists to learn the details surrounding their family, helping to give context and understanding to their lives. We will take a look at location research across time, learning what to do when you recognize the place and especially when you don’t!
Laura, a former FVGS President, has been involved in genealogy for more than 20 years. Laura was an Illinois State Genealogical Society President and has been a member of the ISGS Governing Board for many years. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, with degrees focused on historic preservation and land use/environmental planning. Laura worked for 13 years as a math tutor for grades 1-9. Areas of genealogical research include Norway, Canada, France, Bohemia, and Sweden. Part of Laura’s family was in Chicago prior to the fire in 1871. Her Illinois research focuses on Cook, Kane, McHenry, and Kankakee counties.