This month's meeting "Passage to Chicago: Traveling the Illinois & Michigan Canal in 1860" is presented by Tom Willcockson. In this hour long program, Tom highlights the rich history of the I&M Canal, which helped connect people and goods to and from Chicago through a man-made waterway system dug along side the Illinois River.
Using period photographs, paintings, maps, and other resources, Tom's hand drawn illustrations bring the experiences of one canal boat family back to life for a modern audience.
Check out our full schedule of free monthly programs and webinars on our events page: https://fountaindalegenealogy.org/events-schedule/
Its time to mark you calendars and get your webinar reminder for our annual Genealogy Day 2018 streaming conference on Saturday, May 19 from 10 .m. to 3 p.m. CST. This year's theme "In Sickness, in Health, in Handwriting" is a free day-long in person and live stream conference open to researchers of all experience levels.
This year's speaker schedule includes:
- Dropsy, Quinsy, or Consumption: Just Exactly What Did My Ancestor Have? presented by Kimberly Nagy
- Death Demystified: Understanding Coroner and Undertaker Records presented by Tina Beaird
- Your Predecessor's Personality on Paper: Using Handwriting Analysis in Genealogical Research presented by Gina Pommier