Past Presentations

2017
October

  • McHenry Public Library - Cobbler, Tailor, Trunkmaker: How My Grandpappies Made a Living

September
  • Fountaindale Public Library District - Mining the National Archives
  • Oak Park Public Library - It’s Not All Online: Chicago Repositories and What They Have

July

  • North Suburban Genealogical Society - Adding Context: Social History for Genealogists
  • Schaumburg Township District Library - Using Timelines to Breakdown Brick Walls
  • The Newberry - 60 Minutes to Better Genealogy
    • Cobbler, Tailor, Trunkmaker: How My Grandpappies Made a Living
    • Adding Context: Social History for Genealogists
  • The Newberry - The Great Chicago Fire, 2nd Presbyterian Church and a Man Named Thomas Butler Carter

June

  • Friends of Historic Second Church - The Great Chicago Fire, 2nd Presbyterian Church and a Man Named Thomas Butler Carter
  • Poplar Creek Public Library - Mining the National Archives

May

  • Elgin Genealogical Society - Using Timelines to Break Down Brick Walls
  • McHenry County Genealogical Society - It’s Not All Online: Chicago Repositories and What They Have

April

  • Lake County Genealogical Society - It’s Not All Online: Chicago Repositories and What They Have
  • Lake Villa District Library - New Tools for Finding Old Stuff

February

  • Algonquin Public Library - Using Timelines to Break Down Brick Walls

January

  • Wilmette Public Library - Winding Your Way Through the Web: Popular Sites for Genealogists

2016
December
  • Niles Public Library - Finding Your Catholic Ancestors: Using Church Records in the Archdiocese of Chicago

November

  • Northwest Suburban Genealogy Society - Sound Research Practices: Sources and Citations

October

  • Newberry Seminar
    It Didn’t All Go Up in Flames: Exploring Pre-Fire Chicago at the Newberry

September

  • Niles Public Library - Stayin' Local: Using Town and City Records in Your Research
  • Indian Trails Public Library - New Tools for Finding Old Stuff

August

  • Kane County Genealogical Society - Researching @ The Newberry

July

  • The Newberry - 60 Minutes to Better Genealogy
    • Where Did Grandpa Go? Using Maps to Solve Genealogical Problems
    • Using Timelines to Break Down Brick Walls
    • Adding Context: Social History for Genealogists
    • It’s Not All Online: Chicago Repositories and What They Have

June

  • Palatine Public Library - Mining the National Archives

May

  • Elgin Genealogical Society - New Tools for Finding Old Stuff

March

  • The Newberry - Chicago Roots (4 session seminar)
  • Lake County (IL) Genealogical Society - Winding Your Way Through the Web: Popular Sites for the Genealogist
  • Lake Villa District Library - Sound Research Practices: Sources and Citations
  • Algonquin Area Public Library - Stayin' Local: Using Town and City Records in Your Research
  • Oak Park Public Library - Stayin' Local: Using Town and City Records in Your Research

February

  • Chicago Genealogical Society - Stayin' Local: Using Town and City Records in Your Research

2015
October
  • The Newberry - It Didn't All Go Up in Flames: Exploring Pre-Fire Chicago at the Newberry
  • Harold Washington Library Center - Mining the National Archives
  • Schaumburg Township District Library - Sound Research Practices: Sources and Citations
  • North Suburban Genealogical Society - Sound Research Practices: Sources and Citations

September

  • Polish Genealogical Society of America 2015 Conference - Stayin' Local: Using Town and City Records in Your Research

August

  • Wingfield Family Society Annual Dinner - Private event

July

  • The Newberry - 60 Minutes to Better Genealogy

April

  • St. Thomas More Catholic Church - Ancestry Day

February

  • Lake County (IL) Genealogical Society - Stayin' Local: Using Town and City Records in Your Research
  • Indian Trails Public Library District - Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places: The Search for Marriage Records

January

  • RUSA Genealogy Preconference, American Library Association - Winding Your Way Through the Web: Popular Sites for Genealogists

2014
November
  • Czech & Slovak American Genealogy Society of Illinois - Stayin' Local: Overlooked City and Town Records

October

  • McHenry County Genealogical Society - Cobbler, Tailor, Trunkmaker: How My Grandpappies Made a Living
  • North Suburban Genealogical Society - Mining the National Archives
  • Kenosha Genealogical Society - Cobbler, Tailor, Trunkmaker: How My Grandpappies Made a Living
  • Bartlett Public Library District - Researching Pre-Fire Chicago
  • Harold Washington Library Center - Winding Your Way Through the Web: Popular Sites for Genealogists

September

  • Salem (WI) Public Library - New Tools for Finding Old Stuff
  • Newberry Library - It Didn't All Go Up in Flames: Exploring Pre-Fire Chicago at the Newberry (A four session seminar)
  • Sun City Genealogy Club - New Tools for Finding Old Stuff
  • BIGWILL
    • New Tools for Finding Old Stuff
    • Looking For Love in All the Wrong Places

July

  • Elgin Genealogical Society - Winding Your Way Through the Web: Popular Sites for Genealogists
  • CAGGNI - New Tools for Finding Old Stuff

June

  • Chicago Genealogical Society - Sound Research Practices: Sources and Citations
  • Lake County (IL) Genealogical Society - New Tools for Finding Old Stuff

May

  • Lake Villa District Library - Finding Your Catholic Ancestors: Using Church Records in the Archdiocese of Chicago

March

  • Elgin Genealogical Society - Sound Research Practices: Sources and Citations
  • River Grove Public Library - Winding Your Way Through the Web: Popular Sites for Genealogists
  • Winnebago & Boone Counties Genealogical Society - Looking For Love in All the Wrong Places

2013
November
  • Lake County (IL) Genealogical Society Annual workshop
    • Researching Pre-fire Chicago
    • Where Did Grandpa Go? Using Maps to Solve Genealogical Problems
    • Mining the National Archives

    October

  • The Newberry - It Didn’t All Go Up in Flames: Exploring Pre-Fire Chicago at the Newberry
    September
  • South Suburban Genealogical and Historical Society - Discovering the Past Block-by-Block: Using ChicagoAncestors.org
    August
  • Federation of Genealogical Societies 2013 Conference
    • Collaborate! Projects of the Chicago Genealogical Society and the Newberry Library
    • Discovering the Past Block-by-Block: Using ChicagoAncestors.org
    • The Newberry: Chicago's Independent Research Library
  • Schaumburg Public Library - New Tools for Finding Old Stuff
    July
  • Lake Villa District Library - The Newberry: Chicago’s Independent Research Library
    May
  • North Suburban Genealogical Society - Cobbler, Tailor, Trunkmaker: How My Grandpappies Made a Living
  • Kane County Genealogical Society - Cobbler, Tailor, Trunkmaker: How My Grandpappies Made a Living
    March
  • Loyola University - Who Do You Think They Were?

    2012
    December
  • Genealogical Forum of Elmhurst - Cobbler, Tailor, Trunkmaker: How My Grandpappies Made a Living
    November
  • Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois - New Tools for Finding Old Stuff
    October
  • Salem, WI Community Library - Cobbler, Tailor, Trunkmaker: How My Grandpappies Made a Living
  • Newberry Library - It Didn't All Go Up in Flames: Researching Pre-fire Chicago
    September
  • Winnebago & Boone Counties Genealogical Society - Researching at the Newberry
    August
  • Lake County (IL) Genealogical Society - Cobbler, Tailor, Trunkmaker: How My Grandpappies Made a Living
  • Czech & Slovak American Genealogy Society of Illinois - Finding Your Catholic Ancestors
    June
  • Zion Genealogical Society - Searching Electronic Databases
  • Family History Night at Regulus Coffee Shop Company
    May
  • Elgin Genealogical Society - Where Did Grandp Go?: Using Maps to Solve Genealogical Puzzles
  • Lake Villa District Library - Where Did Grandp Go?: Using Maps to Solve Genealogical Puzzles
  • Kenosha Genealogical Society - Mining the National Archives
  • Family History Night at Regulus Coffee Shop Company
    April
  • Family History Night at Regulus Coffee Shop Company
  • Addison Public Library - Discovering the Past Block-by-Block: Using ChicagoAncestors.org
    March
  • Family History Night at Regulus Coffee Shop Company
  • McHenryGenealogical Society - Searching Databases
    February
  • Sun City Genealogy Club - Looking For Love in All the Wrong Places

    2011
    November
  • Algonquin Area Public Library District - Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places: the Search for Marriage Records
    October
  • The Newberry Library Seminars Program - Finding Your Chicago Ancestors: Strategies for Every Stage of Life
    September
  • FGS Annual Conference in Springfield, IL
  • The Newberry Library Seminars Program - It Didn’t All Go Up in Flames: Exploring Pre-Fire Chicago at the Newberry
    August
  • Newberry Library Seminar - Getting Acquainted with Your Chicago Ancestors
  • Schaumburg Township District Library - Searching Electronic Databases
    June
  • Chicago Genealogical Society - Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places: the Search for Marriage Records
    May
  • Lake Villa District Library - Cobbler, Tailor, Trunkmaker: How My Grandpappies Made a Living
  • Algonquin Area Public Library District - Finding Your Catholic Ancestors: Using Church Records in the Archdiocese
    April
  • Evergreen Park Public Library Genealogy Lock-in
    1) Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places: the Search for Marriage Records
    2) Mining the National Archives
  • Fountindale Public Library - Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places: the Search for Marriage Records
  • Palatine Public Library - Cobbler, Tailor, Trunkmaker: How My Grandpappies Made a Living
  • Bartlett Public Library - Cobbler, Tailor, Trunkmaker: How My Grandpappies Made a Living
  • LaSalle County Genealogy Guild - Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places: the Search for Marriage Records
    March
  • North Suburban Genealogical Society - Mining the National Archives
    February
  • McHenry County Illinois Genealogical Society - “Speed dating” for Genealogists
  • Genealogical Forum of Elmhurst - Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places
  • Northwest Suburban Council of Genealogists - Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places
    January
  • University of Chicago Collegiate Scholars Program - Climbing Your Family Tree

    2010

    November

  • National Archives, Great Lakes Region - Discovering the Past Block-by-Block: Using ChicagoAncestors.org
    October
  • Polish Genealogical Society of America Annual Conference - Searching Electronic Databases
  • Polish Genealogical Society of America Annual Conference - New Tools for Finding Old Stuff
    September
  • Lake County (IL) Genealogical Society - Mining the National Archives
  • Northwest Indiana Genealogy Society - Researching Your Catholic Ancestors: Using the Records of the Archdiocese of Chicago
  • Helen Plumb Library in Lombard - Cobbler, Tailor, Trunkmaker: How My Grandpappies Made a Living
    August
  • Schaumburg District Public Library - Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places
    Review in Tony's Blog
    June
  • Chicago Genealogy Society - Pioneer Ancestor Certificates: Submitting Proper Documentation (Co-presented with Craig Pfannkuche )
    May
  • Lake Villa Public Library - Discovering the Past Block-by-Block: Using ChicagoAncestors.org
  • Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois (JGSI) - Discovering the Past Block-by-Block: Using ChicagoAncestors.org
    April
  • Newberry Library Seminar - Advanced Ancestry.com
    March
  • British Interest Group of Wisconsin and Illinois - Cobbler, Tailor, Trunkmaker: How My Grandpappies Made a Living
  • Newberry Library Seminar - Advanced Ancestry.com

    2009

    November

  • Arlington Heights Memorial Library - Finding Your Chicago Ancestors: Strategies for Every Stage of Life
  • Zion Genealogical Society - Cobbler, Tailor, Trunkmaker: How My Grandpappies Made a Living
  • Newberry Library Seminar - Researching Pre-fire Chicago
    October
  • Algonquin Area Public Library - Cobbler, Tailor, Trunkmaker: How My Grandpappies Made a Living
  • Elgin Genealogical Society - Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places
  • Dupage County Genealogical Society - Searching Library Catalogs and Databases
    September
  • Newberry Library Seminar - Searching Library Catalogs and Databases
    August
  • Schaumburg Township District Library - ChicagoAncestors.org
    June
  • Loyola University - 2009 Northside Women's Resource Fair
    May
  • Lake Villa Public Library - Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places
  • Palatines to America - Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places
    April
  • North Suburban Genealogy Society - Searching Library Catalogs and Databases
    March
  • Zion Genealogical Society - Looking For Love in All the Wrong Places
    February
  • McHenry County Genealogical Society - ChicagoAncestors.org
  • Chicago Genealogical Society - Searching Library Catalogs and Databases

    2008

    October

  • Lake Villa Public Library - Mining the National Archives
    September
  • Elgin Genealogical Society - Mining the National Archives
    August
  • Polish Genealogy Society of America - Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places
  • Schaumburg Township District Library - Mining the National Archives
    July
  • Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois - Mining the National Archives
    June
  • McHenry County Genealogical Society - Looking for Love in All the Wrong Place
    April
  • Elgin Genealogical Society - Cobbler, Tailor, Trunkmaker: How My Grandpappies Made a Living
    March
  • North Suburban Genealogy Society - Cobbler, Tailor, Trunkmaker: How My Grandpappies Made a Living
    February
  • Newberry Teachers Consortium - Researching Pre-Fire Chicago