It’s time to mark your calendars and get your registration in for Genealogy Day 2019 at the Fountaindale Public Library in Bolingbrook, Illinois!
This year’s theme “DNA Uncensored” will be held on Saturday, March 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. CST. As always, Genealogy Day is a free day-long conference open to researchers of all experience levels.
Registration for Genealogy Day 2019 begins Tuesday, January 1, 2019. You can register for the in-person program online, or register by phone by calling (630) 685-4176.
Are you home bound, working, traveling, or filling a role as a primary caregiver? You can still participate in the program! Our library is offering a live stream and recorded edition of Genealogy Day 2019 free via YouTube. Sign up for a free webinar reminder online: https://goo.gl/forms/6eXwkbpa6L0uO2pC2
This year’s speakers and schedule of lectures:
- How DNA Testing Can Help Your Genealogy Research presented by Steve Szabados
- A Review of Ethnicity Results from Nine DNA Testing Companies presented by Robert Sliwinski
- Using Today’s Commercial DNA Test Results in a Medical Family Tree presented by Marsha Peterson-Maass
Ask the Experts!
We’re lining up experts to meet one-on-one with attendees during the conference lunch hour from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. This ‘Meet the Expert’ session is meant to provide support and answers for genealogical questions, no appointment needed. Bring samples of photographs, records, or other materials with you. Suggested time with experts: 5-10 minutes.
Experts Currently Available: Bruce Troyer (Photography and Photo Identification), Tina Beaird (Illinois & Military)
Studio 300 & Local History Room Tours!
If you feel the need to stretch your legs and explore the library, we have two great tours for you to try during the lunch hour. Our library staff will be giving tours of our amazing Studio 300 space and our Local History Room areas. Studio 300 staff will give you a tour of our lower level space, demonstrate some of the scanners and resources you can use, and answer questions about using equipment with or without a library card. Another staff member will be available in the 3rd Floor Local History Room to answer your questions about using the room, available resources, and let you take a spin on our digital microfilm machine.
Lunch Arrangements and Parking!
Participants are asked to bring a brown-bag lunch or order a Box Lunch from Brooks Cafe. Lunch order forms will be sent place an order by calling (630) 685-4295. The library offers free parking on premises However, the lot can become quite crowded with both attendees and library patrons using the lot. Please carpool or make arrangements to be dropped off for this event if possible.
Early Voting for Will County Residents!
The Fountaindale Public Library is pleased to be an early voting location for the April 2, 2019 consolidated election. If you are a Will County resident, you can skip the line on election day and cast your ballot at the library!
Registration for Genealogy Day begins Tuesday, January 1, 2019. You can register for the in-person program online, register by phone at (630) 685-4176, or sign up for a webinar reminder with our handy-dandy Google form. For additional information about the event, please call Debra Dudek at (630) 685-4201.
See You At The Library!