Czech and Slovak American Genealogy Society of Illinois (CSAGSI) Has An Upcoming Program on Saturday, August 15, 2015 in LaGrange, Illinois; “Lost Children: Orphans, Vagrants, Delinquents, Half-Orphans, Dependents, Surrendered, Adopted” Presented By Jeanne Larzalere-Bloom

Hi Everyone!

CSAGSI (Czech) LogoI just received a notice from the Czech and Slovak American Genealogy Society of Illinois (CSAGSI) of an upcoming program they will be having very soon.  The program will occur on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 1:30 PM at the First Presbyterian Church of LaGrange, Illinois.  The church is located at 150 S. Ashland Rd. in LaGrange, IL.

Here is a Google Map showing the location of the church in LaGrange, IL:

First Presbyterian Church of LaGrange, IL Google Map

The topic of the program is “Lost Children: Orphans, Vagrants, Delinquents, Half-Orphans, Surrendered, Adopted”.  The speaker for the program will be Jeanne Larzalere-Bloom.

This presentation covers the period of 1729, when the first home for orphans was opened in New Orleans, through the current period. Learn how the views of society changed regarding these lost children from the Pre-humanist era before 1851 through the late 20th century. Sources for locating records includes the government, archives, historical societies, libraries, newspapers, WPA inventories and the Family History Library catalog.

Jeanne, is a full-time professional genealogist who specializes in Chicago and Cook county Research. She is also an author and lecturer. There will be a four page handout at this presentation. Please join us for this interesting program and find out that lost children can be found.

I did notice at the website for the society that they do have a large Calendar of Events of upcoming programs of interest to those researching Czech genealogy and Czech culture.  Genealogy items on the calendar are just one of many different kinds of Czech events you can find on the calendar.  It looks like the calendar is updated monthly with additions, deletions and changes.  You can view this calendar from their website here:

2015 Czech and Slovak American Genealogy Society of Illinois (CSAGSI) Calendar of Events

Mark the date and location down on your calendars.  For those doing Czech and Slovak research, you may want to connect with fellow researchers at this program.

Admission is free.  You do not have to be a member of the society to attend.

Check it out.

You can visit the web page of the society to obtain information and resources available from the society for interested Czech researchers at:

Czech and Slovak American  Genealogy Society of Illinois (CSAGSI) Website

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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