Genealogy Projects tagged with Cook County on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Chicago ,Cook County, Illinois

    This project is for those who were born, lived, and died in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois . The name "Chicago" is derived from a French rendering of the Native American word shikaakwa, known to botanists as Allium tricoccum, from the Miami-Illinois language. The first known reference to the site of the current city of Chicago as "Checagou" was by Robert de LaSalle around 1679 in a memoir. ...

  • Cook County, Illinois

    This project is for those who were born, lived, and died in Cook County, Illinois. Cook County is a county in the U.S. state of Illinois. It is the second-most populous county in the United States after Los Angeles County, California. As of 2015, the population was 5,238,216. Its county seat is Chicago, the largest city in Illinois and third-most populous city in the United States. More than ...

  • DePaul University

    Wikipedia DePaul University is a private university in Chicago, Illinois. Founded by the Vincentians in 1898, the university takes its name from the 17th-century French priest Saint Vincent de Paul. In 1998, it became the largest Catholic university by enrollment in the United States. Following in the footsteps of its founders, DePaul places special emphasis on recruiting first-generation stu...

  • Eestlased Chicagos - Chicago Estonians

    Siia projekti kogume kõik eestlased kes on Chicagos või selle ümbruses elanud mõnda aega, tegutsenud eesti organisatsioonides ja osalenud eestipärastel üritustel. Nende hulgas: Chicago Eesti Maja (Estonian House of Chicago) Chicago Eesti Selts Põhja Illinois Eestlaste Koondis EELK Chicago Esimene Kogudus EELK Chicago Pauluse Kogudus Kesk - Lääne Eesti Noorte Koondis (KLENK) Chicag...

  • John Marshall Law School (Chicago)

    Wikipedia The John Marshall Law School is a law school in Chicago, Illinois, that was founded in 1899 and accredited by the American Bar Association in 1951. The school was named for the influential nineteenth-century U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall. The John Marshall Law School offers programs for both part-time and full-time students, with both day and night classes availab...

  • Forest Home Cemetery,Forest Park, Cook County, Illinois, 60130 USA

    Forest Home Cemetery,Forest Park, Cook County, Illinois, 60130 USA: German Waldheim Cemetery, previously known as Waldheim Cemetery, was originally founded in 1873 as a non-religion-specific cemetery, where Freemasons, Romani, and German-speaking immigrants to Chicago could be buried without regard for religious affiliation. In 1969 it merged with the adjacent Forest Home Cemetery, also fou...

  • Jews of Chicago

    This is an umbrella project for all projects related to Jews from Chicago. Jews came to Chicago from virtually every country in Europe and the Middle East, but especially from Germany and Eastern Europe. Unlike most other immigrant groups, Jews left the Old Country with no thoughts of ever returning to lands where so many had experienced poverty, discrimination, and even sporadic massacres. ...

  • Illinois College of Optometry

    Wikipedia The Illinois College of Optometry (ICO) is a 4-year private optometry college located in the city of Chicago, Illinois. Graduating approximately 160 optometrists a year, it is the largest optometry college in the United States and is the oldest continually operating educational facility dedicated solely to the teaching of optometrists. The College complex incorporates more than 366,...

  • Illinois Institute of Technology

    Wikipedia Illinois Institute of Technology, commonly called Illinois Tech or IIT, is a private Ph.D.-granting research university located in Chicago, in the U.S. state of Illinois, with programs in engineering, science, psychology, architecture, business, communications, industrial technology, information technology, design and law. It traces its history to several 19th century engineering an...

  • Hull House

    Hull House was a settlement house in the United States that was co-founded in 1889 by Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr. Located on the Near West Side of Chicago, Illinois, Hull House (named after the original house's first owner Charles Jerald Hull) opened to recently arrived European immigrants. By 1911, Hull House had grown to 13 buildings. In 1912 the Hull House complex was completed with...

  • Naperville, Illinois

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Naperville, Illinois. Naperville is located in DuPage and Will counties. History In July 1831, Joseph Naper arrived at the west bank of the DuPage River with his family and friends to found what would be known as Naper's Settlement. Among those original settlers were Naper's wife Almeda Landon, his brother John with wife Betsy...

  • Cook County, Minnesota

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Cook County, Minnesota. Official Website The first inhabitants of this area were the Ojibwe people. The first non-indigenous people to see the area were French fur traders, a few of whom settled in the area (by the 1830s the French population of this area was a few dozen). In the 1830s, settlers began arriving from New England and...

  • Cook County, Georgia

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Cook County, Georgia. The constitutional amendment to create the county was proposed July 30, 1918, and ratified November 5, 1918. It is named for former Civil War general Philip Cook of the Confederate States Army. Adjacent Counties Tift County Berrien County Lowndes County Brooks County Colquitt County Communitie...

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law

    Wikipedia Chicago-Kent College of Law is a law school affiliated with Illinois Institute of Technology. It is the second oldest law school in the state of Illinois. Its trial advocacy program is ranked in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report as the fourth best program in the country. According to Chicago-Kent's 2014 American Bar Association-required disclosures, 85% of the 2014 class secured a ...

  • Chicago State University

    Wikipedia Chicago State University (CSU) is a state university of the U.S. state of Illinois, located in Chicago. The University is a member-school of Thurgood Marshall College Fund. Notable Alumni

  • Economic Thought - Chicago School

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