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Zion Genealogical Society of Lake County (Illinois, USA)

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Including the Neighboring Lake County Communities of:

Beach Park, Gurnee, North Chicago, Park City, Wadsworth, Waukegan, Wildwood, and Winthrop Harbor

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From Donna Moore
Founder of Know Your DNA

JUNE 21, 2021

"What's New on the Internet for Genealogists"


Presented by: Caron Brennan

Marty Acks


There are new genealogy sites on the Internet every day. This fast-paced presentation is a review of popular, new, little known, and perhaps unusual genealogy resources on the internet to help you in your research.


Leveraging her interest in history, biography, puzzles and a good mystery is what makes her perfectly suited for genealogy research. The different software’s she uses to share her research with others in her family are The Master Genealogist, Family Tree Maker and Ancestry.com.

Brennan has been using the internet since before it was cool. She uses Roots Magic, Family Tree Maker, and Ancestry to share with others in her family. She belongs to several local genealogy groups and is a member of the Genealogical Speakers Guilds and the Association of Professional Genealogists.

Caron belongs to several local and regional genealogy groups as well as being a member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild and a Professional Member of the Association of Professional Genealogists. She is currently Society Liaison for the Illinois State Genealogical Society; Facilitator for the Chicago Region of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) and Web Master for the Chicago Genealogical Society. She previously held Board positions at the Illinois State Genealogical Society, the Chicago Genealogical Society and CAGGNI (the Computer-Assisted Genealogy Group of Northern Illinois). She has been speaking at libraries, including the Newberry Library in Chicago, and genealogical societies for over ten years with consistently excellent feedback.

Caron received the 2017 Illinois State Genealogical Society Community Service Award for volunteer research work with Purple Hearts Reunited.



Make sure that you've installed the Zoom software before the event and you'll use that link to join the meeting when it begins. It is free install. Click the link below for more information

ZOOM How To & Participant Guide


You Must Register to attend this free zoom presentation. Send in an email your first and last name and inform whether you are a member or not, and your email address. Send that email registration to vam1488@gmail.com by the Sunday evening prior to the zoom meeting. You will receive an email back giving you the details to link in to the meeting on Monday.

ZOOM Meeting
Beach Park Village Hall
11270 Wadsworth Road - Lower Level
Beach Park, IL 60099

7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

8:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.

8:30 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

The ZION GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY research materials are housed at the Zion-Benton Public Library for the public's use. Our society volunteers are at the Zion-Benton Library to assist you if needed on Monday mornings, from 10:00 to 12:00 Noon and on Tuesday & Wednesday evenings, from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M.

Due to COVID-19 there will be no society volunteers available at this time for assistance.

Our quarterly newsletter The Illuminator is published in February, May, August and November. Articles may be submitted online to the Editor or mailed to the Society at: 2400 Gabriel Avenue, Zion, IL 60099.

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July 19, 2021
"Using Ancestry Tree Effectively"
Speaker: Suz Bates


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