Tazewell County
Genealogical & Historical Society

Presents the
Thirteenth Annual

Harvest Time for Genealogists
Genealogy Workshop

TCGHS Society Library
719 N. 11th Street
Pekin, Illinois

Saturday, October 24, 2015
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

(Registration 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.)

Our Speaker

    Lin Cornelius Strong

  • Areas of expertise include Germany, the Netherlands and Scandinavia particularly the Ostfriesland region of Germany.  Many of the early settlers of Tazewell County emigrated from Ostfriesland.

  • Graduate of Metropolitan State University

  • Charter member and current president of the Ostfriesen Genealogical Society of America (OGSA)

  • Newsletter/Journal editor for the OGSA for eighteen years

  • OGSA book editor & author, including Introduction to Ostfriesen Genealogy and Ostfriesen Myths and Legends

  • Member of the Upstalsboom-Gesellschaft (Genealogical Society of Ostfriesland) in Aurich, Germany.

  • Member of the board of directors, the newsletter editor and event
    coordinator for the Chisago County Historical Society (Minnesota).

  • Conference Coordinator for OGSA and Chisago County Historical Society

  • Member of many genealogical/historical societies in the United States

  • Led the German Special Interest Group of the Fairfax Genealogical Society (Virginia) for 10 years

  • Led numerous tours to Ostfriesland, the Netherlands, and Belgium.

  • Taught genealogy courses and spoke at conferences throughout the Midwest for the past 20+ years.

  • Participated as a speaker at a emigration conference in Germany.

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Cost Registration is $30 per person which includes all lectures, lecture handouts, morning refreshments, and a luncheon.  Sign up using our Registration Form.  Walk in registrations will be accepted but cannot be guaranteed an immediate copy of the course handouts if demand exceeds supply.


Join us for the following lectures, all designed to aid your research:

  • Breaking Through Your Brick Wall
   - What do you know?
   - What do you want to find out?
   - Tips and hints to further your research.
  • Newspaper Research
   - Look through newspapers to find more information about your ancestors.
   - Gossip Columns or Local News?
   - What is available online?
   - What newspapers are available and where are they?
  • Overseas Genealogical Websites
   - Ancestry
   - LDS
   - Archives Overseas
  • Reading and Understanding Original Germanic and Scandinavian Birth, Marriage and Death Records
   - What am I looking at?
   - What do the records look like?
   - Lists of terms
   - Writing forms, types and reading them.

Whether a novice or a pro - there will be something for everyone at this workshop!!

Questions? Email the Society or call (309) 477-3044

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P. O. Box 312
Pekin, Illinois 61555-0312
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