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McHenry County IL Genealogical Society - 2018 Summer Conference

Dates: Now - July 7, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Category: Educational
Location: McHenry County College, 8900 Route 14 | Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Phone: 815-687-0436
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McHenry County IL Genealogical Society - 2018 Summer Conference

The McHenry County Illinois Genealogical Society (MCIGS) is sponsoring an all-day conference for genealogists and family historians on Saturday, July 7, 2018. The event will take place at McHenry County College Conference Center, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake, Illinois from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The conference is ideal for everyone, no matter if you are just beginning to work on your family history or have been searching for years and need some new ideas to help you break through those brick walls. There's always something new to be learned at every level.

This year's speakers include Judy Russell, a genealogist, with a law degree. Judy enjoys helping others understand a wide variety of genealogical issues, including the interplay between genealogy and the law. Lisa Alzo, who currently teaches online genealogy courses for Family Tree University and the National Institute for Genealogical Studies. David Rencher, Chief Genealogical Officer for FamilySearch. Curt Witcher, the Allen County Library's Senior Manager of Special Collections, a job which involves managing The Genealogy Center.

In addition to the presenters, a number of vendors including genealogy and historical societies, book sellers, and others will be available for you to peruse during the day. There will also be a number of fabulous door prizes available. All registrants will receive 5 door prize tickets.

Registration opens February 15, 2018 and can be done online at, or by mail by downloading the registration form from our website. Early registration discounts are available February 15, 2018 – June 15, 2018 for both society members and non-members. The cutoff date for registrations including lunch, is June 15, 2018. Walk-in registrations will be accepted on the day of the conference, space permitting, however no lunch will be provided. For more information visit our website or call 815-519-5715.

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