Your House Has A History
Curious about when your Chicago home was built, its architectural style, and the people who lived there before you? House historian Grace DuMelle guides you through detective work basics, showing you online and in person avenues to take. Grace has investigated all types of properties and their often surprising stories for over twenty years. Copies of her award-winning book Finding Your Chicago Ancestors will be available for purchase at an author’s discount.
A professional researcher for twenty plus years, Grace DuMelle is an alumna of Dominican University and the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research. Past appearances include St. Louis County Library, Wisconsin State Genealogical Society, and Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International. Her book, Finding Your Chicago Ancestors: A Beginner’s Guide to Family History in the City and Cook County, received state, regional and national awards for instructional nonfiction. It is in its second printing from woman-owned Lake Claremont Press.
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