Meeting Schedule

Due to the impact of COVID-19 and the on-going construction at the Geneva History Center,  KCGS announces that, until further notice, meetings will be available via webinar.  Current KCGS members will receive notification and access to meetings.  Guests interested in attending any webinar are encouraged to supply their name and email address to kcgsinfo@gmail.com. Guest requests to attend webinars must be received no later than 48 hours prior to the start of the event.

The start time for all events listed is 7:00 p.m. Central Time

03 Dec 2020

Holiday Social / Year in Review

A change from years past, this meeting will be held via Zoom.  Members will be able to share their home holiday decorations as we look back at the unusual year of 2020.

28 Jan 2021

DNA:  Beginning Genetic Genealogy (Part 2 of 3)

Speaker:  Laura Street Chaplin

Are you using DNA in your genealogical research?  Not sure what to do once your sample is analyzed?  In this session, we will focus on result interpretation.

Presentation method:  Via webinar.  Registration request via kcgsinfo@gmail.com

25 Feb 2021

DNA:  Beginning Genetic Genealogy (Part 3 of 3)

Speaker:  Laura Street Chaplin

This final session will focus on using the DNA results to connect to others.

Presentation method:  Via webinar.  Registration request via kcgsinfo@gmail.com

25 Mar 2021

Presentation to be determined

Speaker: Paul Milner, professional genealogist and internationally known lecturer with 30 years’ experience, specializing in British Isles research.

Presentation method:  Presented in conjunction with the St. Charles Public Library.  Format yet to be determined.  Registration requests via https://www.scpld.org

22 April 2021

Genealogical Treasures in Cemetery Records

Speaker:  Suzan Bates

Cemetery, funeral home, and stonecutter records hold clues to family history, whether you are searching online, locally, or out of state.  Learn some onsite and online hints for this unique research.

Presentation method:  Via webinar.  Registration request via kcgsinfo@gmail.com

27 May 2021

Lineage Societies:  The What, Why, and How

Speaker:  Dr. Kimberly Nagy

Everything you ever wanted to know about lineage societies but were afraid to ask—the who, what, when, where, and how of joining groups like the Daughters of the American Revolution, Colonial Dames, and the Mayflower Society are discussed.

Presentation method:  Via webinar.  Registration request via kcgsinfo@gmail.com

24 Jun 2021

Program to be determined

22 Jul 2021

Pandemic 1918! Fighting Influenza During the Great War

Speaker:  Tina Beaird, owner of Tamarack Genealogy, lecturer, and librarian at a Chicagoland Public Library, has assisted researches for over 12 years in advancing their family history.

Presentation method:  Via webinar.  Registration request via kcgsinfo@gmail.com

26 Aug 2021

What the Heck Does That Say?  The Challenge of Difficult Handwriting

Speaker:  Pam Vestal

Deciphering the handwriting in old documents can be difficult, but a few good strategies can make all the difference.  Join us as we consider a variety of During methods and approaches in reading older documents.

Presentation method:  Via webinar.  Registration request via kcgsinfo@gmail.com

23 Sep 2021

Missing:  Reward!  Locating Widows, Spinsters, and Bachelors

Speaker:  Sara Cochran “The Skeleton Whisperer”

Have some of the folks on your family tree disappeared?  Pick up some new ideas on how to find widows and unmarried children and then watch these techniques in action in three short case studies.

Presentation method:  Via webinar.  Registration request via kcgsinfo@gmail.com

28 Oct 2021

Death Records:  Moving From When and Where to How and Why

Speaker:  Dr. Kimberly Nagy

Many people use death records to learn about the date and place of their ancestor’s demise.  There is much more information to be found about the person’s life.  This presentation explores different types of death records, such as death certificates, tombstones, and obituaries.

Presentation method:  Via webinar.  Registration request via kcgsinfo@gmail.com

 02 Dec 2021

Holiday Social

Presentation method:  Format yet to be determined.