Latest Past Events

Navigating the Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court Archives

Tinley Park Public Library 7851 Timber Drive, Tinley Park

Learn how to most effectively use this wonderful, intimidating, and most often overlooked historical research gem. Covered topics include county naturalizations, divorces, civil and criminal case files, wills and probate files, and even Chicago “Burnt Records”


Elmhurst Library – 1893 Cold Storage Fire

I will be presenting a program on the fire that caused the most fire fighter casualties of any 19th century Chicago Fire including the Great Fire of 1871. Please Make sure to register for the event at the Elmhurst Library Event Page.,755,761,772,762,726,763,856,764&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2023/11/01

New Lenox Library – Tracking Down Your Infamous Ancestors

New Lenox Library 120 Veterans Parkway, New Lenox

I will be teaching a class at the New Lenox Library sponsored by the New Lenox Genealogy Club on investigating your infamous ancestors.  Make sure you click on the event link at the New Lenox Library to register for the event.