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BCGS meeting set for Thursday

PRINCETON — The next meeting of the Bureau County Genealogy Society will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Society library, 629 S. Main St. in Princeton. This meeting is free and open to the public.

The speaker for the evening is the highly popular professional speaker Jeffrey A. Bockman, who has spoken in Princeton numerous times and is a national speaker at conferences and meetings. He is the author of “Give Your Family A Gift that Money Can’t Buy-Record and Preserve Your Family’s History.” His topic for the June meeting will be “Genealogy Vacation - Myth or Reality.” He will inform the audience on how to combine vacation travel and research and how to use courthouses, cemeteries and libraries along the way. He promises to discuss some unusual sources in his presentation.

The BCGS is planning to host another series of beginning genealogy classes in the fall which will again be presented by Eva Blanco of DePue, a skilled genealogist, who has presented classes at the Society in the past. Classes will be held for four consecutive Wednesday evenings, Sept. 24 through Oct. 15, at a cost of $30 which includes materials.

Anyone wishing further information on either the program or the classes may call 815-879-3133 or stop by the BCGS library during the business hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday or the first Saturday of each month.

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