Thursday, September 30, 2010

Cemetery Research

Craig Pfannkuche will present Dates From The Stones: Cemetery Research at the next meeting of the Northwest Suburban Council of Genealogists to be held on October 19, 2010 at Forest View Educational Center, Room 100, 2121 S. Goebbert Road, Arlington Heights, Illinois.

Craig will share with you that cemeteries are outstanding places to find good family history information. After doing a bit of homework prior to a trip, one should not stop only to visit the cemetery office. Wandering out among the stones can bring valuable family information not contained on the office “plot card.” The art on stones can tell us a lot; there may even be family photographs on the stones.

Craig Pfannkuche is president of Memory Trail Research, Inc. and is the genealogical archivist of the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Historical Society. He serves on the Boards of the McHenry County Illinois Genealogical Society and the Chicago Genealogical Society, and is listed as a railroad resource person in the book, The Source. Craig is a former American History instructor. He holds both Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from Northern Illinois University

He is a lively and popular speaker at workshops and conferences and has published many articles. A recent article “Amboy’s (Illinois) Railroad Baron” appears in the Amboy Depot Museum Journal, Winter 2009.

Northwest Suburban Council of GenealogistsP.O. Box 148 ● Mount Prospect, Illinois, 60056

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