Family History Research in Illinois & Wisconsin

Saturday, January 15, 2011 - 10:30am - 12:00pm

Join Genealogist Maureen Brady for an informative class on Family History Research. The families which settled Illinois and Wisconsin came from varied ethnic backgrounds and created a varied landscape of urban and rural environments. The records which were created by, and about, them reflect that variety, both in type and availability. This presentation will first examine the similarities between Illinois and Wisconsin family history resources, and then look at the unique records of each state, including ethnic, religious and governmental archives and repositories. The discussion will also include a brief review of the history of this part of the “Old Northwest”, and how that history has impacted the records which were created.

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