Current Class Offerings

HISTORY COP currently offers beginning level genealogy classes through Lyons Township Adult Education located in Willow Springs, IL.  The classes are on Tuesday evenings and last for 3 weeks.  The Class Description is below:

Class Title:  Investigating Your Family History

Instructor:  Ray Johnson


Family history research is one of the most exciting and rewarding projects one can undertake.  One has to be part historian and part investigator. This class is designed with the beginner in mind and covers research plans/methodology as well as the many available resources for the genealogist in us all. Traditional sources such as census records, immigration and naturalization records, military records, cemetery records, and county records as well as some non-traditional sources and the use of the Internet are discussed. Students are encouraged to bring family information to class.

Class Cost is $40 and current class dates are April 1 through April 15, 2014

Click the link below to register and pay online!


 Custom / Specialized Classes Available


 If you would like a customized genealogical or historic workshop, lecture or class for your genealogical society, historical society, library or community group please feel free to speak with us about your individual needs.

Genealogical Classes / Topics

  • Getting Started with Genealogy
  • Little Known Genealogical Sources of Information
  • Navigating Internet Genealogy
  • The Talking Dead - Cemetery and Funeral Home Research
  • Navigating the Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court Archives


Historic Lectures/Presentations / Topics

  • Historic and Haunted Elmhurst
  • The Fact/Fiction behind "Resurrection Mary"
  • The Unsolved Murder of the Grimes Sisters
  • The Historic Brewster building "Lincoln Park Palace"
  • The Truth behind H.H. Holmes and his Chicago connections
  • The 1893 World's Columbian Expo Cold Storage Fire
  • Remaining Artifacts from "The White City" and Where to Find Them
  • The Tonic Room Witch of Chicago
  • Chicago Links to the Titanic Disaster


Classes / Lectures can be customized to fit your group's individual needs, schedule and budget!

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