Databases

Try-It! Illinois Database Trial Up and Running! – Thankful Thursday

Great news on the Try-It! Illinois Database trial! Several of the big database providers are participating in this year’s trial, which means genealogists will have some new and interesting resources to try through November 30. Here are some great resources to try this year: Chicago Tribune Churchill Archive Digital Sanborn Maps Sanborn Maps Geo Edition… Continue reading Try-It! Illinois Database Trial Up and Running! – Thankful Thursday

Local History and Genealogy

Will County Pioneer Burial Ground Open on Halloween – Those Places Thursday

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 Tuesday, 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 – Those Places Thursday

Databases

2017 Try-It! Illinois Database Season is Here, But Hold Your Breath – Motivation Monday

It’s time to fall back into your research! 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 Illinois State Library, and… Continue reading 2017 Try-It! Illinois Database Season is Here, But Hold Your Breath – Motivation Monday