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Genealogy Club Webinar and Monthly Meeting Schedule Released for 2018! – Thrifty Thursday

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The Fountaindale Public Library Genealogy Club is back from summer break!  Our September meeting featured Ginger Frere and her presentation of Mining the National Archives.  This was a great program, and we had a full house of 40 people attending the lecture!  If you missed our program the recording is available through October 13.

The FPLD Genealogy Club Meeting and Webinar Schedule for 2018 is now available!  We have a great slate of programs coming up for the next year.

2018 Meetings & Events

January 10   7 p.m.  – Tools for Translating & Transcribing Records

free webinar blue February 14   7 p.m. – Brick By Brick: Tracing Your Home’s History

Live-Webinar Red small March 7     3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Ulster Historical Foundation
Irish Genealogy Workshop
Topics To Be Announced

free webinar blue March 14   7 p.m. -Passage to Chicago: Traveling the I&M Canal in 1860

April 11   7 p.m. – Mapping Your Ancestor’s Military Experience

free webinar blue May 9   7 p.m. – Transcribing Records for FamilySearch

Live-Webinar Red small May 19     9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.  – Genealogy Day

free webinar blue June 13   7 p.m.  – Why Am I Stuck?  Ten Solutions to Common Genealogical Brick Walls

free webinar blue September 12   7 p.m.  – It’s Time to Get Your Photos Organized!

October 10   7 p.m.  – O (French) Canada! A Model for Genealogists

free webinar blue November 14   7 p.m.  – Lineage Societies: What are they? Why Would I Join One? How Do I Join?


We may have a few surprises to add to our 2018 calendar including another Hands On Cemetery Restoration Workshop and another round of presentations on Tracing Your WWI Military Ancestors.

Don’t forget to sign up for a username and password for Try-It Illinois 2017!  This is an annual free database trial sponsored by Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White and the Illinois State Library.  The trial runs from Sunday, October 1 through Thursday, November 30.  You can sign up for a free username and password on the site, or pick up a paper copy from our library beginning Monday, October 2, 2017.  I’ll post a blog about this year’s trial in the next few days.

See You At The Library!

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