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#FGS2016 I made it to Illinois! Catching up on my trip to FGS

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I left Madison with a USB full of records regarding the Drezdzon and other related families. I downloaded quite a few obituaries from Milwaukee's Polish newspapers. My find at FGS was a book on how to read Polish obituaries, I have many translations to work through. First stop in Illinois was a stop at Portillo's for a Chicago dog, I was in heaven!  Which led me to the second most important thing to do - hitting a grocery store and buying all the bright green relish that I could find.  

I actually was in the area to visit the family graves at Concordia Cemetery located in Forest Park, Illinois.  The cemetery offices were very helpful and I located more family plots.  I like to check on the plots since my grandmother paid for perpetual care in 1942 in the amount of $100.00.  The $100.00 covers the entire plot of nine graves.  I think she would be happy to know the cemetery has kept their word she made quit a bargain.










Virtual Genealogy Fair U.S. National Archives

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The National Archives will be presenting a 2016 Virtual Genealogy Fair to be held October 26th and 27th.  No need to register just go to Genealogy Fair to attend.


Session Schedule (eastern daylight time EDT) Day 1: Wednesday, October 26Watch entire day on YouTube TimeActivity10 a.m.Welcoming Remarks by Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero10:05 a.m.Introduction to Genealogy at the National Archives by Claire Kluskens11 a.m.The Best National Archives Records Genealogists Aren't Using by Lori Cox-Paul12 p.m.National Archives Innovative Online Resources and Tools to Help with Your Genealogical Research by Sarah Swanson and Kelly Osborn1 p.m.You too can be a Citizen Archivist! Getting the most out of the National Archives Catalog by Suzanne Isaacs and Meredith Doviak2 p.m.Department of State Records for Genealogical Research by David Pfeiffer3 p.m.American Battle Monuments Commission by Ryan Bass Day 2: Thursday, October 27Watch entire day on YouTube TimeActivity10 a.m.Nonpop…