May 20, 2017 (Saturday) Computer Assisted Genealogy Group Of Northern Illinois (CAGGNI) Program At The NIU Center In Hoffman Estates; “WikiTree, The Free Global Family Tree” Presented By Marty Acks

Hi Everyone!

CAGGNI logoJust wanted to let you know that the Computer Assisted Genealogy Group of Northern Illinois (CAGGNI) will be having their next program at the NIU Center at 5555 Trillium Road in Hoffman Estates on Saturday, May 20, 2017 starting at 10:30 AM.

The program is open to any and all interested in learning more about genealogy as well as learning more about this wonderful genealogy group and meeting its members in attendance.

The title of the program is “WikiTree, the Free Global Family Tree”.  Speaker for the program is Marty Acks.

Program description is:

An Introduction to WikiTree, the Free Global Family Tree

WikiTree is a free community of genealogists dedicated to growing an accurate single familytree using DNA and traditional genealogical sources. In this program, you will learn the key features of WikiTree, be shown how you can easily get started on the site, and learn numerous tips and techniques to get the most out of your time on WikiTree.

About the Speaker:

Marty Acks has been researching his family history since 1999 after having caught the bug from his mom and dad.  He volunteers at WikiTree where he contributes to the global family tree.  Marty leads a Porterfield surname study (maternal grandmother),assists other members, and monitors activity as a WikiTreeRanger.     


This meeting is being held at the NIU Center, 5555 Trillium Road, Hoffman Estates, near the intersection of I-90 & Beverly Road.  Map

Find out more about the CAGGNI group and all that they do.  Visit them at their website at:

Computer Assisted Genealogy Group of Northern Illinois (CAGGNI)

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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