John Hogan and Judy Brady present an illustrated lecture on "How Lager Struck a Blow for Liberty" in 1855.
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Area organizations and various resource providers staff information tables offering assistance to veterans, especially those who have served in recent conflicts.
Marsha Peterson-Maas, a forensic genealogist, presents a
slide-lecture on the use of DNA testing in genealogy research.
Patrons will have the opportunity to use the librarys computers to search the Ancestry Library Edition and other online resources.
Ted Wachholz, Chief Historian of the Eastland Disaster Historical Society, presents a slide-lecture including contemporaneous film footage of the Saturday morning, July 24th, 1915 maritime disaster that would claim 844 lives.
Boman Desai discusses his novel-biography, "Trio," with selected readings, explaining his purpose, style and extensive research on Clara and Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms.
Maureen Brady, professional researcher and co-director of the Crystal Lake Family History Center, introduces the richest, free internet resource for genealogical researching, illustrating search techniques and navigation tips.
annual event honoring local heroes
The Chicago historian and scholar, Dr. Dominic Pacyga, presents a slide-lecture based on his recent book, profiling the brawny enterprise that contributed so mightily to the Chicago's identity and growth.
Patrons have opportunity to use Ancestry.com, Library Edition, to further their family research and share strategies for overcoming "brick walls."