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Genealogy conference planned at McHenry County College

CRYSTAL LAKE – Genealogists and family historians will learn about using cemeteries, maps and court records at a conference in July.

The McHenry County Illinois Genealogical Society is sponsoring the event from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 11 at McHenry County College Conference Center, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake.

The conference is designed for all genealogists and family historians regardless of experience.

This year’s speakers include Debbie Parker Wayne, speaking on DNA; Thomas MacEntee on technology and genealogy; Greg Phelps on cemeteries; Jane Haldeman on Family Tree Maker; Craig Pfannkuche on using maps in genealogy; and Ray Johnson on often overlooked sources for genealogy and Cook County court records.

There will be a number of vendors present, and door prizes are being offered by Ancestry.com, Crystal Inn Hotel in Salt Lake City, My Heritage, Swedish American Genealogists and Newspapers.com.

For a registration brochure, visit the conference site at mcigs.org/conference, or send a self-addressed stamped envelope to McHenry County Illinois Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 184, Crystal Lake, IL 60039-0184. Registration can be completed online or by mail.

The deadline to register and receive the included lunch is Saturday. Walk-in registration is available, but lunch will not be provided.

For information, contact the McHenry County Illinois Genealogical Society at mcigs@mcigs.org or 815-687-0436.

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