REMINDER: Chicago Genealogical Society Is Having A 140th Anniversary Bus Tour of the Chicago Fire Area on Saturday, October 8, 2011 Guided by Craig Pfannkuche

Hi Everyone!

Here is another reminder of another upcoming event being held by the Chicago Genealogical Society.

The society will be having a unique 140th Anniversary bus tour of sites connected to the great Chicago Fire of 1871.

I previously published a post on July 17, 2011 regarding this upcoming event.

What follows in Italics is the text from that orignal post.  Please follow the links within the post if you interested in participating in this event.  There is still time for you to make arrangements with the society.

Craig Pfannkuche is a fantastic speaker!  We have had him speak many times at our genealogy programs.  Just to hear Craig will be worth the price of admission, and especially on this historic topic!

A reservation to this event needs to be received by the society by October 1, 2011 if you are interested!


Hi Everyone!

In the recently received Newsletter from the Chicago Genealogical Society, I noticed they had an insert flyer that highlighted an upcoming bus tour the society will be having on Saturday, October 8, 2011 to celebrate the 140th anniversary of the infamous Chicago fire that took place on October 8, 1871.

The bus tour will be led by one of our favorite speakers, Craig Pfannkuche.

The tour will start at 9:30 AM from the Ogilvie Transportation Center at Madison and Clinton streets and will return to the same location by 4:30 PM.

Tour cost is as follows:

  • $35 for CGS members
  • $45 for non-members of CGS
  • $15 per person for a box lunch (if you choose)

Box lunches will be prepared by Panera.

You can bring your own bagged lunch if you prefer.  You do not have to take the lunch from Panera.

Bottled water will be available on the bus.

Please take a look at the following link which is a PDF copy of the flyer/registration sheet for the program should you choose to participate.  The flyer is available at the Chicago Genealogical Society website.  The flyer can be viewed and/or printed at:

Chicago Genealogical Society Program Flyer/Reservation Form for the October 8, 2011 140th Anniversary Chicago Fire Bus Tour

You do not have to be a member of the society in order to participate.

Craig is a fantastic speaker so I would anticipate he will be providing outstanding historical background of the event while acting as a guide for the program.

Please visit the general website for the Chicago Genealogical Society at:

Chicago Genealogical Society

This sounds like a great outing on such a historical anniversary date.


Mark your calendars for this fascinating bus tour.  Read through the above and follow the links to the society to get further information if you want to participate in this tour.

October 8, 2011 is right around the corner.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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