Computer Assisted Genealogy Group Of Northern Illinois (CAGGNI) Will Be Taking A “Road Trip” To The Wisconsin Historical Society In Madison, WI From April 23, 2015 To April 25, 2015

Hi Everyone,

CAGGNI logoJust received some “road trip” information from the Computer Assisted Genealogy Group of Northern Illinois (CAGGNI).

The group has plans to make a “road trip” to the Wisconsin Historical Society in Madison, WI from April 23, 2015 to April 25, 2015.

Here are the details of the trip as provided to me from CAGGNI:


Wisconsin Historical Society
2015 Road Trip
April 23 – 25, 2015

Join us for CAGGNI’s 4th Road Trip, this year to the Wisconsin Historical Society in the heart of the UW Campus in Madison. WHS boasts some of finest genealogical holdings on the continent, including exceptional French-Canadian and Midwestern resources.

Activities commence Thursday pm, April 23rd for an informal dinner. On Friday, the library and archives are open from 8:00AM to 5:00PM. A 30 minute orientation of the library by a WHS genealogist will take place at 9:00AM. A CAGGNI dinner will be held at Porta Bella’s just off campus. On Saturday, library and archives open at 8:00AM; library closes at 5:00PM, archives at 4:00PM.

An optional pre-trip to the Norwegian American Genealogical Center and Naeseth Library on Thursday April 23 is encouraged for those with Norwegian roots. Non-members of the Naeseth will pay an additional $15 fee directly to the Naeseth upon arrival.

Attendees are encouraged to attend the companion preparation events, “The Wisconsin Historical Society Library & Archives: What’s in it? Everything!” by George Findlen on February 21, 2015 and the April 11, 2015 WHS Preparation Workshop.

Travel, hotel, meals and parking fees are not included. CAGGNI will facilitate car pooling for those interested. A block of rooms has been reserved at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Madison, 525 West Johnson Street, telephone: 608-251-5511, request reservation code CGI.

For complete information including library preparation tips, alternate accommodations, restaurants, and parking options see the Information Sheet.
$10.00 for members, $15.00 for non-members. No refunds after Sunday, April 12, 2015.

Additional Information:

Address: Wisconsin Historical Society, 816 State Street, Madison, WI 53706. Tel: 608.254.6400. Map.

Porta Bella’s Restaurant: 425 N Frances St, Madison, WI 53715. Map.
Information Sheet Link.
Nearby Parking.

Best regards,


Please note that transportation and all costs are your responsibility should you want to participate.  Non-members are welcome to participate for a $15 fee.

Take a look at the CAGGNI website for information about the group and the CAGGNI Registration Page for this special Road Trip to the Wisconsin Historical Society.  Visit the registration page at: Registration Page

Browse around the rest of their website if you are not familiar with them and their activities.  CAGGNI is a very vibrant genealogy group that offers many diverse programs for its members and those who would like to become members.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library



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