Tazewell County
Genealogical & Historical Society

Presents the
Sixteenth Annual

Harvest Time for Genealogists
Genealogy Workshop

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

Saturday, October 27, 2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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

Our Speaker

    Katherine R. Willson

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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:

  • They Didn't All Come through Ellis Island!

    If as many ancestors came through Ellis Island as families are led to believe, the island would have sunk!

    Learn about the multiple points of departure from Europe, ports of entry into the U.S., how to find passenger records online, and how to analyze these lists as a means of filling in your ancestors' life stories.
  • Finding Archived Newspaper Articles About Your Ancestors

    Learn where to find free archived digital news articles from the past, as well as comparisons of the paid subscription sites for accessing archived digital news articles.

    Discussion includes helpful search tips, common OCR substitutions, and the use of abbreviations and hyphens in news articles.
  • Records of New York City's Emigrant Savings Bank

    In 1850, officers of New York City's Irish Emigrant Society founded the Emigrant Savings Bank as a safe place for Irish and other immigrants to keep their money.

    Learn about the types of records kept for borrowers and depositors (containing detailed genealogical information), as well as how and where to access these records.
  •  Resources for Genealogical Research in Foreign Countries

    Once you've discovered your immigrant ancestor's home country, how will you go about finding documents generated while s/he was still there, and how will you research his/her parents?

    We'll discuss available resources for beginning your research in foreign countries, including how to locate foreign language genealogy terms and online maps providing contextual information on shifting country borders.

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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