Databases · Genealogy Club · State Specific Research · Websites · Workshops and Events

Try-It! Illinois Database Season is Now Live! – Tuesday’s Tip

Kick off your fall research season with the Try-It! Illinois Database Trial! If you’re an Illinois resident with internet access of any kind, you are eligible to access the immense amount of information available during the this year’s trial. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White, the… Continue reading Try-It! Illinois Database Season is Now Live! – Tuesday’s Tip

Field Trip · Local History and Genealogy

Will County Pioneer Burial Ground Open on Halloween – Tombstone Tuesday

On the spookiest day of the year, visitors of all ages are welcome to explore one of the oldest pioneer burial sites in Will County. The Bolingbrook Historic Preservation Commission will be hosting its annual Boardman Cemetery Halloween Open House on Wednesday, October 31 from 5-9 p.m. at Boardman Cemetery. Admission is free and open… Continue reading Will County Pioneer Burial Ground Open on Halloween – Tombstone Tuesday

Cemetery Research · Databases · Local History and Genealogy · Military · Technology Tools · World War I

Researching World War I Veterans Buried in Bolingbrook’s Hillcrest Cemetery – Those Places Thursday

One of the relatively obscure historical notes of Bolingbrook, is the presence of four World War I veterans interred in Hillcrest Cemetery.  With its close proximity to Boughton Road and  Fire Station Three, Hillcrest Cemetery is far removed from the quiet, serene idea of a small local burial ground.  Putting aside its location on a… Continue reading Researching World War I Veterans Buried in Bolingbrook’s Hillcrest Cemetery – Those Places Thursday

Fountaindale Public Library District · Genealogy Club · Military · Photographs · Technology Tools · Webinar · Websites

September Genealogy Club Webinar “It’s Time To Get Your Photos Organized” Online Now! – Follow Friday

Did you miss your local genealogical society meeting this month? Fountaindale Public Library’s Genealogy Club’s September lecture is live and available for free through October 14, 2018.  The webinar and handout are available online at https://fountaindalegenealogy.org/webinars/. This month’s meeting “It’s Time to Organize Your Photos” is presented by Caroline Guntur, The Swedish Organizer. Caroline will… Continue reading September Genealogy Club Webinar “It’s Time To Get Your Photos Organized” Online Now! – Follow Friday

Databases · Fountaindale Public Library District · Vital Records · Websites

Goodbye World Vital Records! Hello MyHeritage Library Edition! – Thrifty Thursday

A few years ago, you may have heard about MyHeritage purchasing several different websites, one of which being World Vital Records.  Now that World Vital Records is no more, our library has made the transition to provide MyHeritage Library Edition for free from home to Fountaindale Public Library District patrons for one year, and we… Continue reading Goodbye World Vital Records! Hello MyHeritage Library Edition! – Thrifty Thursday

Military · State Specific Research · Transcription Project · Volunteer Opportunity · World War I

Indiana WWI Military Service Cards Are Going Digital! – Tuesday’s Tip

If you are conducting World War I research for an Indiana ancestor, your task just became a lot easier. The Indiana Archives and Records Administration is digitizing their collection of World War I Military Service Cards and making them available for free online.  The project, which is part of the Indiana Archives and Records Administration Virtual… Continue reading Indiana WWI Military Service Cards Are Going Digital! – Tuesday’s Tip

Webinar · Workshops and Events

Links and Schedule for October’s Irish Genealogy Workshop! – Those Places Thursday

Irish Genealogy Workshop Saturday, October 13, 2018 All webinars airing in Central Standard Time! Session 1 &2 09:30 a.m. Introduction to Irish and Scots-Irish Research (1hr) Understanding Irish Townlands: the Importance of Place, Identity and Administrative Divisions (1 hr) Session 3 Noon –  Church Records for Use in Genealogical Research Including Lesser Known Administrative Records –… Continue reading Links and Schedule for October’s Irish Genealogy Workshop! – Those Places Thursday