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Illinois Digital Archives

Today I will be talking about the Illinois Digital Archives (IDA). Previously I had written about the DPLA, another robust online archive. You may find some of the same material there depending on if the holding institutions are from Illinois. Created in 2000, the IDA acts as a grand repository for the digital collections of… Continue reading Illinois Digital Archives

Databases · Genealogy Club · Public Presentations · Webinar

October’s Genealogy Club Meeting Webinar “Reading Between The Lines of the City Directory” Now Online!

Did you miss your local genealogical society meeting this month? Fountaindale Public Library’s October Genealogy Club meeting is live and available for free through November 11, 2019. This month’s meeting features “Reading Between the Lines of the City Directory” with Teresa Steinkamp McMillin. City directories give us a peek into our ancestors’ lives. Learn how pictures,… Continue reading October’s Genealogy Club Meeting Webinar “Reading Between The Lines of the City Directory” Now Online!

Databases · Genealogy Club · State Specific Research · Websites · Workshops and Events

Try-It! Illinois Database Season is Now Live! – Tuesday’s Tip

Kick off your fall research season with the Try-It! Illinois Database Trial! 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… Continue reading Try-It! Illinois Database Season is Now Live! – Tuesday’s Tip

Genealogy Club · Public Presentations · Webinar

September’s Genealogy Club Meeting Webinar “Developing a Sixth Census: More Than Meets the Eye” Now Online!

Did you miss your local genealogical society meeting this month? Fountaindale Public Library’s September Genealogy Club meeting is live and available for free through October 12, 2019. This month’s meeting features “Developing a Sixth Census: More Than Meets the Eye” with Dr. Daniel Hubbard. In this session, you’ll learn how to find hidden information in the… Continue reading September’s Genealogy Club Meeting Webinar “Developing a Sixth Census: More Than Meets the Eye” Now Online!

Photographs · Technology Tools

Two Easy Photoshop Tools Any Genealogist Can Use – Friday’s Faces from the Past

I had a Genealogy Christmas Day last weekend, and it was glorious.  For nineteen years, my parents have been hording a ton of older photographs from my grandmother’s estate in their basement.  Everything was housed in plastic tubs, which while not ideal, saved them from a leaky pipe which flooded part of the basement in… Continue reading Two Easy Photoshop Tools Any Genealogist Can Use – Friday’s Faces from the Past

Databases

FindMyPast Library Edition Arrives at Fountaindale Public Library!

For two years, we received multiple requests to include FindMyPast to our list of genealogy databases.  Many of these requests stemmed from the overwhelmingly positive response to our Irish genealogy lectures presented by the Ulster Historical Foundation.  We’re pleased to announce today FindMyPast Library Edition is now available at our library, and we want your feedback!… Continue reading FindMyPast Library Edition Arrives at Fountaindale Public Library!

Genealogy Club · Public Presentations · Webinar

June’s Genealogy Club Meeting Webinar “Sharing With Others: How to Convey Evidence” Online Now!

Did you miss your local genealogical society meeting this month? Fountaindale Public Library’s June Genealogy Club meeting is live and available for free through July 17, 2019. This month’s meeting features “Sharing With Others: How to Convey Evidence” with Jeanne Larzalere Bloom.  In this session, you’ll learn the methodology of conducting a reasonably exhaustive search, with… Continue reading June’s Genealogy Club Meeting Webinar “Sharing With Others: How to Convey Evidence” Online Now!