Fountaindale Public Library District · Genealogy Club · Local History and Genealogy · Webinar

June Genealogy Club Webinar “Why Am I Stuck? Ten Solutions to Common Genealogical Brick Walls” Online Now! – Follow Friday

Did you miss your local genealogical society meeting this month? Fountaindale Public Library’s Genealogy Club June lecture is live and available for free through July 14, 2018. The webinar and handout are available online at https://fountaindalegenealogy.org/webinars/. This month’s meeting “Why Am I Stuck? Ten Solutions to Common Genealogical Brick Walls” is presented by Marsha Peterson-Maass. … Continue reading June Genealogy Club Webinar “Why Am I Stuck? Ten Solutions to Common Genealogical Brick Walls” Online Now! – Follow Friday

Books and Print Material · Websites · World War I

Rationing and the Great War Dinner Table – Family Recipe Friday

Food rationing during wartime wasn’t unique to the 1940s.  Ensuring soldiers, refugees, and civilians all had access to basic nutritional goods during modern war periods has a foundation during the Great War, when allied nations such as Great Britain, Canada, France, and Italy, began rationing items such as meat, sugar, wheat, and fats on a… Continue reading Rationing and the Great War Dinner Table – Family Recipe Friday

Fountaindale Public Library District · Genealogy Club · Local History and Genealogy · Webinar

May Genealogy Club Webinar “Transcribing Records for FamilySearch” Online Now! – Those Places Thursday

Did you miss your local genealogical society meeting this month? Fountaindale Public Library’s Genealogy Club May lecture is live and available for free through June 10, 2018. The webinar and handout are available online at https://fountaindalegenealogy.org/webinars/. This month’s meeting “Transcribing Records for FamilySearch” is presented by Jeff Bockman. Tom highlights projects and transcription opportunities on… Continue reading May Genealogy Club Webinar “Transcribing Records for FamilySearch” Online Now! – Those Places Thursday

Cemetery Research · Fountaindale Public Library District · Workshops and Events

Boardman Cemetery Restoration Workshop Registration Opens May 1, 2018! – Tombstone Tuesday

Have you ever wanted to learn the first steps of repairing and cleaning headstones?  Are you interested in improving a private family burial site and don’t know where to start?  Learn the basics of headstone repair and restoration at a two-day Boardman Cemetery Restoration Workshop on Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10.  Registration is… Continue reading Boardman Cemetery Restoration Workshop Registration Opens May 1, 2018! – Tombstone Tuesday

Fountaindale Public Library District · Genealogy Club · Local History and Genealogy · Webinar

March Genealogy Club Webinar “Traveling the I&M Canal in 1860” Online Now! – Those Places Thursday

Did you miss your local genealogical society meeting this month? Fountaindale Public Library’s Genealogy Club March lecture is live and available for free through April 15, 2018. The webinar and handout are available online at https://fountaindalegenealogy.org/webinars/. This month’s meeting “Passage to Chicago: Traveling the Illinois & Michigan Canal in 1860” is presented by Tom Willcockson.… Continue reading March Genealogy Club Webinar “Traveling the I&M Canal in 1860” Online Now! – Those Places Thursday

Fountaindale Public Library District · Genealogy Club · Webinar · Workshops and Events

Get Ready for Genealogy Day 2018! In Sickness, in Health, in Handwriting – Motivation Monday

It’s time to mark your calendars and get your registration in for Genealogy Day 2018 at the Fountaindale Public Library in Bolingbrook, Illinois! This year’s theme “In Sickness, in Health, in Handwriting” will be held on Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  As always, Genealogy Day is a free day-long conference open… Continue reading Get Ready for Genealogy Day 2018! In Sickness, in Health, in Handwriting – Motivation Monday

Military · Monuments · State Specific Research

The Tale of Two Statues – The Strange Story of Viquesney’s WWI ‘Spirit’ Monuments – Those Places Thursday

If you take a walk through one of the many memorial parks in the United States, you’ll find monuments of every size, shape, and material.  Some are as simple as a large stone with a bronze plaque.  Others are grand and opulent buildings constructed of rare materials and marble.  The better known monuments celebrate the… Continue reading The Tale of Two Statues – The Strange Story of Viquesney’s WWI ‘Spirit’ Monuments – Those Places Thursday