Wednesday, October 14, 2009

CAGG-NI Meeting: November 21

The Computer‑Assisted Genealogy Group of Northern Illinois (CAGG‑NI) meetings are held the third Saturday of each month at 10:30am at the Schaumburg Township District Library. Located at 130 South Roselle Road, Schaumburg, IL. 60193.

SUBJECT: How to Use eBay to Locate Genealogical Illustrations
DATE: Saturday, November 21,2009

Ed Udovic, a professor at DePaul University and a local expert on eBay, will present Tips and Tricks on Using eBay. How to Register, Bid, When to Bid. See how eBay can be a rich source for illustrating your genealogy.
The first of this year’s series of programs to help get our online lives together.

For more ibnformation, contact Stan Schmidt, 630‑529‑4849.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Glenview's Melzer Family

The Images of America series book, Glenview, by Beverly Roberts Dawson, discusses the arrival of the first Europeans in South Northfield, which became Glenview, and continues through the first 70 years following incorporation.

"John Melzer immigrated to South Northfield from Germany and bought the family home in 1871...Three generations of the Melzers are pictured here. From left to right are: first row, Lulu and Josephine (Adam's younger daughters); second row, two Heimgartner children, John Melzer and his wife, Katherine Melzer (Adam's daughter), William Melzer (Adam's son), Louisa Melzer (Adam's wife) and Adam Melzer; third row, Mrs. Heimgartner (John's niece) holding the hand of her child and Mr. Heimgartner at the far right in front of the cellar entrance." (p. 35, Glenview)

Meet Charlotte Melzer, a descendant of this founding family of Glenview, and hear her stories, on Sunday, October 18, 2-4 PM in the Maynard Room of the Glenview Public Library, as we celebrate National Family History month by celebrating the family history of Glenview's founding families.
Thank you to Beverly R. Dawson, and to the Glenview History Center, for permission to use the picture and the quotation from Ms. Dawson's book, Glenview.
You can see the book at 977.31 DAW and check out a copy. There are also copies in the Reference Room at R977.31 DAW and RRA 977.31 DAW.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Glenview Founding Families Celebration: October 18

Mark your calendar!

On Sunday, October 18, from 2 to 4 PM in the Maynard Room, the Glenview Public Library will celebrate National Family History Month with a panel discussion and reception honoring Glenview's Founding Families.

To register, please call (847) 729-7500 x112 or x113.

Joyce Hutchings, Charlotte Melzer, and Don Long, whose family trees include various names prominent in Glenview history, will reminisce about Glenview and their families.

Hear their stories, and mingle with them at an informal reception.

The following slide show displays portraits of some of their ancestors: