Upcoming Events

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July 13, 2019

We hosted the first lunch chat of its kind since 2016. It was convivial and well attended. Three of our guests were new members. Our conversations covered many areas of indexing in the comfortable natural lighting of our venue, Hay Caramba restaurant in Park Ridge. We hope to continue these events in upcoming months.

Winter 2019 Workshop: Friday, 2/22 and Saturday, 2/23, 2019

Friday: Genealogy Research: Background, Research Materials, and How It Relates to Indexing Projects   (this is follow up from the Fall 2018 Workshop)

Saturday: Building, Marketing & Maintaining Your Business, Disaster Planning; Art Indexing,  Plus Editing and Proofreading; Digital Indexing (follow up from the Fall 2018 Workshop)

FALL 2018 WORKSHOP - October 26 & 27, 2018

Our Fall Workshop Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27 in Des Plaines, Illinois was a great success. The following was part of our two-day event:

A full day presentation by Enid Zafran on "Indexing Names."

Featured speaker from the Newberry Library in Chicago:  Matt Rutherford, Curator of Genealogy and Local History

Presentations by Fred Leise on "Index Structure," by Terry Casey on "Digital Indexing Techniques," and Jim Fuhr on CUP/XML Word Embed.

Thanks to all our great presenters and wonderfully engaged attendees! See you soon.