The first Ferris wheel by George Ferris. Build by George Ferris and sometimes known as The Chicago Wheel, it opened to the public on June 21, 1893, at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois.

The first Ferris wheel by George Ferris. Build by George Ferris and sometimes known as The Chicago Wheel, it opened to the public on June 21, 1893, at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois.

1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. "Daily ethnographical exhibitions" guys!

1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. "Daily ethnographical exhibitions" guys!


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I love this idea of pasting maps onto tiles - I'd pick smaller tiles and make it sort of a puzzle activity - maybe even use chipboard instead of tiles

Chicago Map Coasters

I love this idea of pasting maps onto tiles - I'd pick smaller tiles and make it sort of a puzzle activity - maybe even use chipboard instead of tiles

How much can you learn from Judy Russell at the CGS Sept.13, 2014 Conference?  Just take a look at her bio!

How much can you learn from Judy Russell at the CGS Sept.13, 2014 Conference? Just take a look at her bio!

Join us at the CGS 2014 Fall Genealogy Seminar on September 13, 2014 with the Legal Genealogist, Judy G. Russell.

Join us at the CGS 2014 Fall Genealogy Seminar on September 13, 2014 with the Legal Genealogist, Judy G. Russell.

“DNA Test Results: A Power Tool in the Genealogical-Research Toolkit,” a free presentation by Karen Stanbary on Saturday, September 12, 2015 • 1:30 p.m.  Learn the many different ways DNA test results can confirm and advance your traditional paper trail research through case examples plus explore the types of DNA tests and the three major testing companies. #ChicagoGenSoc

“DNA Test Results: A Power Tool in the Genealogical-Research Toolkit,” a free presentation by Karen Stanbary on Saturday, September 12, 2015 • 1:30 p.m. Learn the many different ways DNA test results can confirm and advance your traditional paper trail research through case examples plus explore the types of DNA tests and the three major testing companies. #ChicagoGenSoc

Chicago Genealogical Society's event, "The Crash: How One Chicago Family Navigated Personal and Financial Loss in the 1930s," with Patricia Desmond Biallas on December 6, 2014!

Chicago Genealogical Society's event, "The Crash: How One Chicago Family Navigated Personal and Financial Loss in the 1930s," with Patricia Desmond Biallas on December 6, 2014!

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