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InstitutionalCemeteries.org is an attempt to catalog all known cemeteries established for residents of asylums, poorhouses, poor farms, prisons, orphanages, and similar institutions – in other words, cemeteries for the unclaimed. 

 We had an Almshouse in DuPage for about 40 years.  The DuPage County Poor Farm Cemetery, is located next door to the DuPage Convalecent Center, and “BEHIND” the DuPage County Juvenile Detention Center, at 420 N. County Farm Road (between Evelyn Street and Manchester Road), in Section 10 of Milton township, on the West edge of Wheaton, DuPage County Illinois.

 A few memorials have been added to Find A Grave for the DuPage County Poor Farm Cemetery.  They need our help.  Contact InstitutionalCemeteries.org to learn how you can contribute.

You’ll find poor farm cemeteries in many surrounding counties too, Kane, Lee, Will, Winnebago,  and many more.

Most of the individuals laid to rest in these cemeteries were forgotten in their own lifetimes.  It is our hope that they will not be forgotten to history.

Have you heard about the amazing speakers that will be presenting during the 2011-2012 year for the DuPage County Genealogical Society? If not, here is the information. Be sure to check out our website for additional information.

DuPage County Genealogical Society Meetings

2011/2012 Programs

Time: Join us for light refreshments at 6:30 p.m.

Meeting and Program being at 7:00 p.m.

Location:

The September meeting will be held in the upstairs meeting room of the
DuPage County Historical Museum located at 102 E. Wesley Street, Wheaton, IL

The October through May meetings will be held in the lower level meeting room of the
Wheaton Public Library located at 225 N. Cross Street, Wheaton, IL

 

Programs:

All programs are held on the third Wednesday of the month from September through May.

 

September 21, 2011

Using Non- Federal Civil War Records in Family History Research

Presented by Craig Pfannkuche

 

October 19, 2011

Social Networking: New Horizons for Genealogists

Presented by Thomas MacEntee

 

November 16, 2011

Discovering the Naperville Family History Center

Presented by Sandra Trapp

 

January 18, 2012

Visualizing your Genealogical Data: Excel, OneNote, Maps, Blogs

Presented by Jennifer Holik

 

February 25, 2012 at the Hilton Garden Inn

DCGS Annual Conference

 

March 21, 2012
Breaking Down a Brick Wall: A Case Study in Unlocking My Irish Ancestry

Presented by Nancy Thomas

 

April 18, 2012
Finding and Using Sanborn Maps

Presented by Jeffrey Bockman

 

May 16, 2012
From Land Records to Google Earth: Mapping Your Family’s Place

Presented by Jane Haldeman

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