The theme of the tour will be “Notable Chicago Disasters That Affected Your Ancestor’s Lives”.
The tour will be led by Craig Pfannkuche of the Chicago Genealogical Society who specializes in Chicago family history research.
The tour bus will be ready for boarding at 9:30 AM and will depart from and return to the northwest corner of the Ogilvie Transportation Center (Madison and Clinton Streets) in Chicago.
You do not have to be a member of the Chicago Genealogical Society in order to participate. However, your cost will be slightly higher than for members ($50 non-members; $40 members).
You can choose to purchase a box lunch for an added fee of $15 if you so choose or you can even brown bag your own lunch for the day.
Take a look at the link to a PDF full-page description of the event that contains even more background and details about the events of the day.
Here is a link to the details with all of the details:
You may also want to visit the home page of the society to check on the status of this bus tour if you are interested in participating. These bus tours often fill up quickly and are then closed when capacity has been reached. I see that you can register online for this event through the society. Here is a link to the part of the society website where the program is contained. You will see a link with the program description that allows you to register online:
I have had Craig as a speaker at our genealogy programs. He is fantastic in that setting. I can’t even imagine how good he will be at being a guide for an all-day event.
Sounds like another great bus tour put together by the Chicago Genealogical Society on a topic that always connects to genealogical research!
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