Cathy Naborowski

ProGen Member Overview

I have been researching for over 40 years - starting with my own family and expanding my research to others. These opportunities have allowed me to learn about new places, new avenues for research and have allowed me to grow my abilities. I love the challenge of putting the puzzle pieces together.


BA in History from University of Illinois - Chicago
Various institutes, conferences, including SLIG, GRIP, IGRH, NGS, etc.. Taking advantage of all the virtual opportunities.


My areas of concentration are southern research, midwest (southern Illinois and Iowa), and New York research. I am currently on the clock and hope to submit my portfolio within the next year.
I served on the board of directors for the Minnesota Genealogical Society for two years, chairing their library committee and served on several conference planning committees.

Publications & BLOGs

BLOG: Blog about my genealogy journey.
Two articles in Minnesota Genealogist
" Minnesota Alien Registration Order of 1918", Volume 47, Number 1
"Emil's Second Marriage - When a Marriage Record Isn't What it Appears to Be" Volume 49, Number 3