Polish Genealogical Society – August Meeting and Webinar

Date & Time – 19 August 2018,  2 pm to 4 pm

  • Location – Schaumburg Township District Library (NW) Rasmussen South
    130 S Roselle Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60193, www.schaumburglibrary.org (847) 985-4000
  • Attendance at the library is free and open to members and non-members.
  • The presentation will also be offered as a free Webinar to members.
    To defray costs, non-members will be charged a $10 fee.
  • Webinar registration for members and non-members can be made at the PGSA website www.pgsa.org by clicking on the “PGSA STORE” tab, then scroll down to click on the “WEBINARS” tab and following instructions. Mail-in registrations will not be accepted.

Topic Summary – Lifting the Fog…

Using DNA to Discover Your Polish and European Ancestors
Due to wars, invasions, partitioning of lands, boundaries and name changes through the generations, DNA may be the only common connection with your ancestors. The cause of war and national boundary movements may have obscured the paper trail of your ancestors. DNA can give us clues of where to look and what questions to ask. Learn techniques to use DNA to answer your questions.

Bio – Jane Gwynn Haldeman is a professional speaker and owner of It’s Relative. Jane has more than 25 years of research experience. The Chicago area-based genealogist lectures on a wide range of topics both locally and at national conferences, plus making webinar presentations. She enjoys speaking about topics including family history technology and genealogy research methodology. She is the author of A Genealogist’s Guide to Springfield, Illinois.
Jane has been very active with the genealogical community in Illinois. She was President of the Illinois State Genealogical Society; President of the Fox Valley Genealogical Society; Registrar of the Fort Payne Chapter of NSDAR; and Registration Chair of the Federation of Genealogical Societies 2016 Conference in Springfield, IL.