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New Lenox Star (Newspaper) - December 12, 1999, New Lenox, Illinois Prediction family history will strengthen Bonds i was pleased to read about a new project sponsored by the National endowment for the humanities. The project a my history is americans history a encourages families to collect information on their families record family stories on audio or videotape and learn about family heirlooms. The project was featured in Parade on nov. 21. The article says a a Toolbox of resources May be downloaded from . Printed guidebooks Are available at libraries by sending a Check payable to superintendent of documents for $3.75 to cover postage and handling to my history Pueblo Colo. 81009 or by telephoning 877 634-4478. Family history can play a Large part in helping solve society Sills. It can a bring families together. A Bridge the generation Gap. A Foster Pride in ethnic and racial roots while at the same time increasing our understanding and appreciation of other cultures. Whatever your beliefs whenever your new year starts peace and Joy to All. In the news a South suburban genealogical and historical society offers beginning genealogy classes at the society a Library. The dates Are Jan 27 and feb. 3, to and 17 from 7 to 9 . The Cost is $15 for members and $20 for non members. Topics include Home sources organizing documents Bow to record information census vital records and More. Registration must be made by sending a Check payable to sighs along with name address Telephone number plus email address if applicable to the society. The society recently reprinted vol. 29 4 of its quarterly where the trails Cross featuring reminiscences of Chicago a Roseland and Pullman communities. Those who went to Van Vlissingen school Palmer Park or the Chicago Public Library a Pullman Branch May identify with the stories in this Issue. The Cost is $4 each plus $2 postage handling for the first copy 75 cents postage for each additional copy. The sighs Library is on the second floor of Roosevelt Center 320 e. 161st place South hoi its All relative Linda Swisher land. The mailing address is . Box 96, South Holland 60473. The society has details at 708 333-9474 or at w w w. Roots sighs sighs. Him. A the Illiana jewish genealogical society meets dec. 19 at 2 30 . At congregation am Chad 160 Westwood drive Park Forest. Marilyn Liechtenstein Speaks on a around the world with the jigs Library with a tour of countries and resources available in the Library. The meeting is free to members and $1 for non members. Information is at 708 957-9457. A i Hope to meet Many readers of this column Jan. 6 at Tinley Moraine genealogist. The meeting is at 7 30 . At Tinley Park High school. My topic is a skeletons in the closet and features sources for uncovering ones More unsavoury ancestors. From the mailbag a Sean Walsh at Root web tells of a new genealogical data communication ged com hosting program the Root web world connect project online at otsweb.com/. Genealogical data communication ged Comis a Standard file format developed by the Church of Jesus Christ of latter Day saints and enables any Exchange of information among genealogy software programs. The world connect project allows individuals to upload edit delete and download ged coms on Root web. Organizers Promise the project is easy unrestricted and user Friendly. Root web users have Complete control Over their ged com and can change or remove it completely at any time. Root web will never take individuals work and turn that information into a cd rom or charge others to Access it. A from Diana Church editor of the German migration resource Center 9000 poppy drive Dallas Texas 75218 a about 500-600 new queries Are posted each month from . And International locations. In october there were 21,889 user sessions by individuals searching for their German ancestors. The site at encourages the worldwide Exchange of genealogy information about German emigrants and immigrants in any language. Genealogists can submit queries about individuals migrating from Germany in any time period or search queries by country surname ship name immigration year places of origin or destination. An extensive list of related links and books on German genealogy and migration topics is available. A a notice was received about the formation of the society of descendants of Goliad. A membership is open to All descendants of those who fought for Texas Independence and died at the Battle of Coleto were killed by order of mexican general Santa Anna at Goliad on March 27, 1836, after they had surrendered at the Battle of Coleto and to those who were spared from death and those who escaped from Goliad a says the release. Information is with the society of descendants of Goliad Box 1208, san Antonio Texas 78294. A those looking for a Holiday gift for a genealogist May Check out Hattie a clothesline. This mail order company offers 12 exclusive designs expressly for family historians on to shirts sweatshirts tote bags Coffee mugs and Mousepad. Hattie a clothesline is at 20940-c Frederick Road pm 67, Germantown my. 20876 toll free at 800 673-1344 or a the scottish genealogy group of the Illinois Saint Andrew society meets Jan. 8 at to . At the scottish Home 2800 Des Plaines ave., North Riverside. Maureen Brady Speaks on difficult and or unusual sources in genealogical work in Scotland. Dues Are $15 annually. A Gentsch 2000 is set for Jan. 28 and 29 in san Diego. The conference features the latest in genealogical technology. Information is at www.gentech.org/2000home.htm or individuals can request a organizing your family history search efficient amp effective ways to gather and protect your genealogical research j Gram from Gentsch 2000, 1997 Alameda Terrace san Diego Calif. 92103-1646. A the Chicago genealogical society has a new web Page at / product reviews a a publishing your family history on the internet by Richard s. Wilson is published by comp ology available for $19.99 plus postage and handling by bet Terway books Cincinnati 800 289-0963. Wilson is the owner of com publishing your family history on the internet by Richard s. Wilson this is one of a dozen designs offered exclusively by Hattie a clothesline. Airport supporters picket outside of conference by Patricia Richardson special to the Star supporters of a South suburban Airport picketed tuesday outside an aviation conference in Chicago and demanded that . Secretary of transportation Rodney Slater a speaker at the event meet with them to discuss the stalled projects plans. About 20 members of the South suburban action conference a coalition of churches converged on the Chicago Hilton and towers to hand out pamphlets promoting the proposed Airport near Peotone. During a luncheon held As part of the International aviation conference members of the group approached Slater and asked that he meet with them to discuss the project. A this is an International conference talking about the future of aviation and yet there a no mention at All of any kind of Airport expansion in the Chicago Region a said the Rev. I in Dubi one of the groups leaders. A a we re Here to ask Secretary Slater to make this project a Dubi spoke with Slater briefly and was told that slaters staff would look into scheduling a meeting with the group. A a we re familiar with this Issue a said Mike Frazier assistant Secretary of government affairs for the . Department of transportation. A a we la try to work through this. Its More productive to sit Down and in August 1998, Slater attended a transportation Summit hosted by the Church groups Parent Organiza Tion the metropolitan Alliance of congregations. A a we re hopeful that Secretary Slater will keep his word and meet with us a Dubi said. Dubi and fellow protesters said they want Slater to ask the Federal aviation administration to Complete an environmental study of the Airport plans and to return the project to a list qualifying it for Federal funding. Patricia Bisch of Crestwood a parishioner from St. Annex a Church in Hazel Crest was among the protesters. A i would like to see them build the Airport because of the employment it would bring a she said. 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He explains Huml hypertext markup language the coding which turns text into a web Page shows the Reader How to create a family web Page and How to publish genealogical information As a ged com file. Wilson takes the Reader step by step through the process using the most popular programs. There is also a conversion summary Chart showing each programs capabilities. He explains common graphics formats How to find web space and How to publicize ones site. While the Field of genealogical software can change quickly As the above notice for Root web prove this Book is a valuable primer for those wishing to put their family history online. A As an admittedly Messy person it took me a half hour to find the news items i used in this column. I probably have read every Book published on organizational strategies. The authors of those books show How to file Bills and household records. But what to do with boxes and piles of ancestor charts family group sheets research and data enter Sharon Debartolo Carmacks a organizing your family history search $16.99, also from Bette Way books of Cincinnat probably the most useful Book in be reviewed this year. Carmack is a professional genealogist author and lecturer. She discusses not Only charts and forms but genealogy society newsletters maps conference a freebies a lecture handouts audio and videotapes Gravestone rubbings lecturers slides or transparencies and More. Sprinkled throughout Are suggestions from other genealogists. Even these experts differ on How to organize proving that the same system wont please everyone. Veteran researchers still will find helpful information and novices will form Good work habits before they drown in a sea of paper. Ill try to apply some of Carmacks suggestions As a organize my office tops my to do list for 2000. A a it Sall relative appears the second sunday of each month. Letters May be sent to Linda Swisher a a it Sall relative a Star newspapers 6901 w. 159th St., Tinley Park 60477, faxed to 708 802-8088 or emailed to the attention of Swisher at . Marge Isom who also belongs to St. Annex a Parish agreed. A we need the Airport a she said. A we always have the hassle of having to go to Midway or Ott Are. They talk at it improving the Airport in Gary Indiana but Why take it out of Illinois we re known As one of the biggest aviation hubs in the mayor Richard Daley who opposes the Peotone Airport was one of the speakers at the conferences luncheon. Afterwards he maintained his position that another Airport would not be needed to accommodate air travel demands in the future. New larger air planes and planned improvements at both of fare and Midway will be enough to accommodate that growth he said. 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