Tuesday, February 07, 2006

CGC Member Spotlight: The Scottish Genealogy Group of the Illinois St. Andrew Society

The Scottish Genealogy Group of the Illinois St. Andrew Society is one of the eight societies that have joined together to form the Chicagoland Genealogical Consortium. SGG President Jacqueline Torrance believes that attendance at the conference is a wonderful way to gain research ideas, to mix with genealogists from other locations, and to revitalize enthusiasm. There are very few places you can go to discuss your brick walls and have others around you nodding with understanding.
Read More About the Scottish Genealogy Group

The Scottish Genealogy Group, located at the Scottish Home in North Riverside, Illinois, has as its focus Scottish and Scots-Irish genealogical and historical research. To that end a searchable database of the applications to the Illinois St. Andrew Society between the years 1906 and 1967 are available on the ISAS web site at www.chicago-scots.org. Applicants had to indicate where they were born in Scotland or who their Scottish ancestors were and where the ancestors were born. There is additional information on the web site. In the near future an index of the residents of the Scottish Old Peoples Home will be available as well.

Members are located for the most part in the Chicagoland area although some members reside out-of-state.

The Scottish Genealogy Group has a research and lending library available to its members after each meeting and by appointment. Meetings are held on the second Saturday in January, April, July, and October in Heritage Hall at the Scottish Home. The group has four programs a year and publishes a quarterly newsletter.

The members of the Scottish Genealogy Group welcome you to the NGS Conference!


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