‘Northern Illinois Immigrants During the Antebellum/Civil War Era’
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The Winnebago & Boone Counties Genealogical Society will hold its regular meeting at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 2, at Spring Creek United Church of Christ, 4500 Spring Creek Road.
The topic will be “Northern Illinois Immigrants During the Antebellum/Civil War Era.”
Large numbers of Scottish, Irish, Swedish and Norwegian immigrants settled in our area between 1845 and 1860. What was life in northern Illinois like for these people? This lecture will add substance to the lives of these settlers, and go over the political, religious, economic and social impact of this population on the community.
All interested persons are welcome. Refreshments will be served. There is no cost to attend. For more information, call (815) 708-6633. Visit the Genealogical Society on the web at www.rootsweb.com/~ilwbcgs or find them on Facebook at facebook.com/WBCGS.
Posted Jan. 30, 2013
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