From the DCGS Newsletter [SEPTEMBER 2013 – VOLUME 5 – ISSUE 4]

We encourage our members to volunteer to make us the best we can be.  Here are just two opportunities for you to consider.

DCGS Volunteer Opportunities

Then and Now columnist needed for The Review:

Do you like history?  Do you have a digital camera?  There is an opening for you to resume the Then and Now column four times a year for the quarterly issues of The Review.  All it requires is finding a historic location or building in DuPage County, finding an old photo of it, and taking a digital photo as it looks now.  A brief write-up connects the two photos.

Contact Luanne Newman,, to offer your services.

Library Research Aid

There are volunteers for DCGS that put their hard-earned educations in genealogy to good use to help others each week.  These volunteers give two hours each week on Thursday evening to provide guidance and suggestions for further research to any who come to the Genealogy Section of the Wheaton Public Library.  They are the ambassadors and unsung heroes of DCGS to many new (and not so new) family historians in DuPage County.

The DCGS members who are long-time volunteers are: Pat Sengstock, Bill Hendron, Helen Gbala, Bruce Timms, Mary Buckley, and Nancy Ristau.  We have two substitutes should one of our volunteers need to cancel: Ginny Christensen and Anne Snell.

We are always looking for new volunteers and two have stepped forward recently: Charles Matze and Barbara Rasins.  If you are a member of DCGS and would like to help others with their research, there are openings on Thursday evenings between 7:00 and 9:00 pm at the Wheaton Public Library.

Members who would like to join the team can contact the Society’s librarian/historian Nancy Ristau at