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

Fountaindale Public Library District · Local History and Genealogy · Public Presentations · Workshops and Events

Extra Genealogy & History Programs for 2018 Announced! – Follow Friday

As we look to the year ahead, our Genealogy Club is planning some additional programs and events which should help commemorate and celebrate several milestone events in history, as well as add to your skill set as a genealogist.  For those of you keeping score at home, 2018 is proving to be quite the celebratory… Continue reading Extra Genealogy & History Programs for 2018 Announced! – Follow Friday

Holidays & Celebrations · Technology Tools · Websites

Last Minute Gifts for Genealogists – Wishful Wednesday

My family and friends spend the year constantly asking what I want for Christmas.  Yes, I want that absolutely amazing Mirror of Erised from Pottery Barn right now.  I know my chances of getting one are slim to none. My wishlist of genealogy goodies is also quite long.  I tend to squirrel away some funds… Continue reading Last Minute Gifts for Genealogists – Wishful Wednesday

Holidays & Celebrations · Military · Websites

Christmas on the American WWI Homefront – Talented Tuesday

As we look back to the events of the Great War and the people who lived through it, what serves as a tether between that century was the significance of Christmas to Americans living at home and abroad.  For a majority of families, this Christmas would mark the first time since the Civil War where one… Continue reading Christmas on the American WWI Homefront – Talented Tuesday