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posted: 3/24/2014 8:24 AM

Learn how to trace your female ancestors

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Submitted by Kane County Genealogical Society

The Kane County Genealogical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27, in the first-floor meeting room of the Geneva History Center, 113 S. Third St.

The topic of this meeting will be "Silent Voices: Tips and Tricks for Tracing Female Ancestors."

Most historical records have been created for and are about men, making it more challenging to research the women in your family tree.

In this live, interactive webinar, participants will learn about key records for locating maiden names, as well as some unusual resources pertaining to women and the importance of documenting your female ancestors.

Lisa A. Alzo will be the presenter. She is a freelance writer, instructor, and internationally recognized lecturer specializing in Slovak/Eastern European genealogical research, writing your family history, and using the Internet to trace female and immigrant ancestors.

She is the author of nine books and hundreds of magazine articles. An avid genealogist for more than 23 years, Alzo also chronicles her family history adventures on her blog, "The Accidental Genealogist." Visit for more information.

At the conclusion of the presentation, there will be time for your questions. Visitors are welcome to attend.

The mission of the Kane County Genealogical Society is to gather and preserve regional historical records and serve as a countywide educational resource for those interested in genealogy.

For information, call (630) 879-0672 or visit