Saturday, February 13, 2010

DuPage County Genealogical Society Annual Conference

The DuPage County Genealogical Society is having their 35th annual conference on February 27, 2010. For anyone living in the Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, or Indiana areas this is another wonderful opportunity to meet some terrific fellow genealogists and acquire some great information.
The scheduled speakers include; Jeffrey A. Bockman, Genealogical Lecturer and author, John Philip Colletta, author, lecturer and faculty member at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, Kathy Meade, U.S. representative for Genline AB and volunteer at the Swedish American Museum in Chicago, and finally Elissa Scalise Powell, certified genealogist, teacher and researcher. There will also be quite a few vendors and exhibitors at this conference.
Have a free Saturday with nothing to do? Make a date and plan on attending this great genealogy conference. Hope to see you there!

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The Family

The family. We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another's desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together. ~Erma Bombeck

Genealogy Pox, author unknown


SYMPTOMS: Continual complaint as to need for names, dates and places. Patient has a blank expressions, sometimes deaf to spouse and children. Has no taste for work of any kind, except feverishly looking through records at libraries and courthouses.
Has a compulsion to write letters. Swears at mailman when he doesn't leave mail. Frequents strange places such as cemeteries, ruins, and remote desolate country areas. Makes secret night calls and hides phone bills from spouse. Mumbles to self. Has strange, faraway look in eyes.


TREATMENT: Medication is useless. This disease is not fatal, but gets progressively worse. Patient should attend genealogy workshops, subscribe to genealogical magazines and be given a quiet corner in the house where he/she can be alone.

REMARKS: The unusual nature of this disease is that the sicker the patient gets, the more he or she enjoys it!