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2/5/2019

Immigrant Anestors: They Didn't Just Come in Ships!

6p.m. - 8p.m.

Illinois Central College -Hickory Building

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2/5/2019

Immigrant Anestors: They Didn't Just Come in Ships!

 FDR once said, “Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionist!” It might have been better if he had told us something that we didn’t already know! It would have been far more helpful if he had told us where we one day might find the records of these newcomers.
In this course, we will discuss what is needed when searching for immigration papers and what to do when you can’t find the documents you are looking for. This course will provide you with information regarding Foreign Ports of Departure, Historical Background, Strategies for researching Immigrants and Their Origins and how to document an Ancestors Immigration. 

You can register for this class at:

https://campusce.icc.edu/acp/Course/Course.aspx?c=3229

6p.m. - 8p.m.

Illinois Central College -Hickory Building

2/18/2019

Wilder's West: New York, South Dakota and Beyond

6p.m. - 8p.m.

Illinois Central College - Hickory Building

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2/18/2019

Wilder's West: New York, South Dakota and Beyond

 Meet the man who would one day be married to Laura Ingalls.  Discover what life was like for Almanzo Wilder and his family while living in Malone, NY. Follow Almanzo and his siblings down the highways of their lives.  Get to know Eliza Jane like never Before! Theirs was a family full of love and had hearts full of dreams but would they ever be realized? 

You can register for this class at:

https://campusce.icc.edu/acp/Course/Course.aspx?c=3228

6p.m. - 8p.m.

Illinois Central College - Hickory Building

2/25/2019

Census Records: Census Clues can Sometimes Confuse

10a.m. - 11:00a.m.

Morton Public Library

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2/25/2019

Census Records: Census Clues can Sometimes Confuse

 Anyone who has ever tried to piece together a family history knows about Census Records. What do they really tell us? The first U.S. census was done in 1790 and since that time one has been done every 10 years! This class will discuss not only U.S Federal Census Records but State Census Records as well. You will learn who was counted and why, what questions were asked, which schedules are available for each census, researching special populations and how to put all of this together to learn more about your family! Anyone who has ever tried to piece together a family history knows about Census Records. What do they really tell us? The first U.S. census was done in 1790 and since that time one has been done every 10 years! This class will discuss not only U.S Federal Census Records but State Census Records as well. You will learn who was counted and why, what questions were asked, which schedules are available for each census, researching special populations and how to put all of this together to learn more about your family! 

You can register by calling the library at 309-263-2200 or by visiting their website at: http://www.mortonlibrary.org/

10a.m. - 11:00a.m.

Morton Public Library

3/12/2019

Census Records: Census Clues can Sometimes Confuse

6p.m. - 8p.m.

Illinois Central College -Hickory Building

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3/12/2019

Census Records: Census Clues can Sometimes Confuse

 

Anyone who has ever tried to piece together a family history knows about Census Records. What do they really tell us? The first U.S. census was done in 1790 and since that time one has been done every 10 years! This class will discuss not only U.S Federal Census Records but State Census Records as well. You will learn who was counted and why, what questions were asked, which schedules are available for each census, researching special populations and how to put all of this together to learn more about your family! Anyone who has ever tried to piece together a family history knows about Census Records. What do they really tell us? The first U.S. census was done in 1790 and since that time one has been done every 10 years! This class will discuss not only U.S Federal Census Records but State Census Records as well. You will learn who was counted and why, what questions were asked, which schedules are available for each census, researching special populations and how to put all of this together to learn more about your family! 

You can register for this class at: https://campusce.icc.edu/acp/Course/Course.aspx?c=3230

6p.m. - 8p.m.

Illinois Central College -Hickory Building

4/10/2019

​​​Homes on the Prarie: The Real Life Saga and Travels of the Ingalls Family

12:30p.m. - 1:30p.m.

Bradley University - Peoria, IL

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4/10/2019

​​​Homes on the Prarie: The Real Life Saga and Travels of the Ingalls Family

 

There are very few people who haven't heard of Laura Ingalls Wilder or Little House on the Prairie! Thanks to her books and the television show that followed, we have been able to get a glimpse into the life of these pioneers. In reality, Laura's story begins long before she was even born. Where did her family come from and what prompted them to move from a little house in the woods of Wisconsin into the uncharted frontier of South Dakota.  Learn the true story of Laura and her family as we compare and contrast the books and television series with what really happened in their lives.   Join me in discovering the ups, downs, triumphs, and tragedies of this beloved family.

You can register for this class at: https://www.bradley.edu/academic/continue/lifelong/olli/

12:30p.m. - 1:30p.m.

Bradley University - Peoria, IL

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5/20/2019

Genealogy FAN Club: Breaking Down Brick Walls one FAN at a Time

6p.m. - 8p.m.

Illinois Central College -Hickory Building

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5/20/2019

Genealogy FAN Club: Breaking Down Brick Walls one FAN at a Time

We all have at least one "brick wall" in our family genealogy.  There is always one ancestor who seems to have fallen off the face of the earth.  Learn how to use others in your family members circle to track them down.  You can register for this class at:  https://campusce.icc.edu/acp/Course/Course.aspx?c=3246 

6p.m. - 8p.m.

Illinois Central College -Hickory Building