Monday, May 05, 2008


NGS | UpFront with NGS: The Online Newsletter of the National Genealogical Society: "UpFront with NGS is a free, monthly genealogy newsletter by e-mail, designed for members of the National Genealogical Society and the entire genealogical community. The online newsletter will bring you the latest genealogy news, information about upcoming events and brief articles to help you with your genealogical research."

New Web Site Connects Alumni of Chicago Schools

The Chicago Public Schools recently launched a new webssite to connect an estimated three million people who have attended or worked in Chicago Public Schools, with separate home pages for every school in CPS history. CPS is the first large urban public school district to organize its alumni in this way. Users can search for school records on relatives between 1873 and 1973.

The goal of is to build relationships with alumni and their former schools and classmates, engage alumni in supporting their schools, share information about alumni groups and activities, encourage the sharing of stories and photos about school experiences, and archive public education in Chicago.

The site also will enable CPS to continue to build its list of famous CPS alumni, which includes people such as Amelia Earhart, Nat King Cole, and Harrison Ford. Users are asked to complete a free registration form, even if they are not CPS alumni. To see an example of a lively, engaging, and interactive website with a theme, have a look at

-- 28th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Chicago

Chicago and Midwest Jewish Genealogy Research is one of many themes at the 28th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Chicago, Illinois on August 17-22, 2008. Co-hosts are the International Association of Jewish Genealogy (IAJGS) and the Illiana Jewish Genealogical Society.

For more information about the program, registration, and other aspects of the conference, see:

ÂȘThe National Genealogical Society, Arlington, Virginia, USA - Your Guide to Genealogy and Family History


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