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Genealogy Day 2014: Pinning Down the People, Papers, and Places of your Past – Wisdom Wednesday

Join us for Fountaindale Public Library’s fourth Genealogy Day on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 9:30 am to 4pm!  Genealogy Day is free and open to the public, and registration begins on Friday, February 14, 2014.   You can register online or by calling the Fountaindale Public Library Reference Desk at (630) 685-4176.  The Fountaindale Public Library is located at 300 W. Briarcliff Road in Bolingbrook, Illinois.

This year’s theme is “Pinning Down the People, Papers, and Places oGenealogy Day Graphic 2014f your Past” and will feature three outstanding  speakers:

  • Tina BeairdPinning Down Your Past—Social Media Meets Genealogy
  • Mark HayesTraveling While Dead — Documenting Your Ancestor’s Journey to the Grave
  • Marsha Peterson-MaassHow Will I Ever Organize My Piles Into Files?  Winning the Battle with Paper

The event will also include an opportunity to consult Bruce Troyer, local Photography Instructor and Identification Expert, and Studio 300’s Anna Gillespie, an expert in digital imaging software and scanning technology.  Registered participants can bring in two photos for Bruce to examine.  Walk-up participants will be taken as time allows.  Anna will be giving demonstrations in how to use new and unique photo scanning equipment, so bring two photos, negatives, or slides and an 8 GB flash drive if you would like to save copies of your digitized items.  You can register for photo identification consultation online or you can call and register by phone at (630) 685-4176.

Participants are asked to bring a brown-bag lunch or pre-order a lunch from Brooks Café. For lunch choices, please see our Genealogy Day 2014 Lunch Order Form.  Due to limited parking, please carpool or make arrangements to be dropped off for this event.

For further questions, please contact Debra Dudek (630) 685-4201 or by e-mail

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