The all-day event will take place at 2727 Lake Avenue (Lake and Locust) in Wilmette, IL.
Attendance is free, but registration is required.
For those of you that have gone to the Wilmette, IL Family History Center (FHC) to do research, the event will be held at the same church facility. It appears that much of the church facility will be utilized to accommodate the varied programs that will occur over and above just the Family History Center room itself. But the facility address is the same location where you may have done previous on-site genealogy research using the resources at the FHC that is there.
Here is a PDF flyer for the event that I received:
“Jumpstart Your Genealogy” is the theme for the 2015 Wilmette Illinois Family History Center’s family history fair. This free all-day event features local speakers, video workshops with content from RootsTech, hands-on activities for youth and children, and exhibit booths.
Thomas MacEntee, founder of GeneaBloggers.com, will be the featured speaker for the day and will be presenting 4 of his most popular programs.
There are also a good number of the programs that will be presented in Spanish.
Lunch is on your own with suggested restaurants in the area noted at the website below.
You can go to this following site for more information about the overall program and a link for registration:
The website link above also includes a more detailed description of the time of the various speaker programs throughout the day. There will be “live” speakers as well as video presentations from speakers at the recently concluded RootsTech conference.
The Wilmette, IL Family History Center is an outstanding center. I have been to both the Schaumburg one and the Wilmette one and the Wilmette facility is very large in physical size compared to the Schaumburg one. The Wilmette, IL facility also has a very large amount of on-site microfilms, many focusing on the Chicago area including many of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago church films.
Mark this date and give it a try regardless of your skill level of doing genealogy research. If you are a true Beginner, this fair may be especially helpful to you as you begin your research journey.
Schaumburg Township District Library