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:

Try-It Illinois LogoChicago Tribune
Churchill Archive
Digital Sanborn Maps
Sanborn Maps Geo Edition
FOLD3 Library Edition
Historic Map Works
Historical Chicago Defender 1909-1975
Historical Chicago Tribune 1849 – 1992
Historical Communist Newspaper Collection 1917-2013
Historical New York Times 1851 – 2012
Mango Languages
MyHeritage Library Edition Library Edition
Public Library eBook Collection from EBSCO (Genealogy Reference Books)
Religious Magazine Archive 1845-2015
Rosetta Stone
Vogue Archive 1892-2017
Women’s Magazine Archive




The next Fountaindale Public Library Genealogy Club Meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 8 at 7 p.m. in Meeting Room A. Discuss Illinois’ restrictions on mental health records with professional researcher Grace DuMelle as she shares strategies for genealogists and the rare records she’s uncovered on her quests!

All Genealogy Club meetings are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information on Genealogy Club events, please call the Fountaindale Public Library District at (630) 685-4201.


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