I just received a notice from the McHenry County Illinois Genealogical Society (MCIGS) that they will be offering an all-day genealogy conference on Saturday, July 8, 2017, at the McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, IL.
The conference is titled “MCIGS 2017 Summer Conference”.
There will be 4 separate sessions throughout the day all four of which will provide a choice of 4 programs to pick from.
There will be 4 speakers making presentations:
- Mary M. Tedesco (hostess, Genealogy Roadshow on PBS)
- Thomas MacEntee
- Paul Milner
- Michael Lacopo
Vendors will also be present for you to check out all kinds of genealogical material to purchase to help you in your own research.
The society will actually be trying something new for this conference. A “Genealogy Help Desk” will be staffed by members of the McHenry County Genealogical Society during session breaks and lunch to help those in attendance who might have genealogical questions. You will even be able to sign up for a 15 minute session with one of the volunteers to seek research help.
Pre-program registration is encouraged. Discounts are given if you are an existing McHenry County Illinois Genealogical Society member. Discounts are also given if registration to members of the society if registration is done prior to April 1, 2017.
Here is the fee schedule:
- MCIGS Members registering before April 1, 2017 – $50
- Non-members registering before April 1, 2017 – $60
- All registration between April 2, 2017 through June 15, 2017 – $70
- Registration after June 15, 2017 and Walk-Ins – $80
Lunch will be included for all registered prior to June 16, 2017. Lunch cannot be guaranteed for those registering after June 17, 2016 or for walk-ins.
Here is a link to the portion of the MCIGS website that contains all of the information you need for the conference, especially the individual programs being offered as well as the biographical information for the speakers and registration information. You can reach the society information for this event at:
Please also pay a visit to the main website for the society to find out more about the society and the services they offer to members and non-members at:
Mark your calendars for this upcoming program. I have already added it to the Google Calendar that is part of this blog. It sure looks like there are great speakers offering a wide variety of programs that will help novice researchers through expert researchers. Be sure you go to the conference link noted above for a full detailed listing of the programs available to choose from.
Time flies on our calendars! The details are all here with this society for this annual conference. They put on a great program with fantastic speakers plus they are not that far away in Crystal Lake, IL.
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