Vital Records · Websites

Access available for FamilySearch Affiliate Records – Workday Wednesday

Ever since the discontinuation of microfilm lending via FamilySearch, our library has been fielding a lot of requests about access for a particular set of online records which are only available to LDS Family History Centers or affiliate libraries.  We are pleased to announce that registered FamilySearch users now have access to these highly desired… Continue reading Access available for FamilySearch Affiliate Records – Workday Wednesday

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

Fountaindale Public Library District · Genealogy Club · Public Presentations · Webinar · Workshops and Events

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

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

Documentary · European Research · Military · Technology Tools · Websites

The Best WWI Videos to Watch before and after Our ‘Tracing Your WWI Military Ancestors’ Workshop and Webinar – Military Monday

If you’re confused about WWI history and your ancestor’s place in the conflict, you’re not alone!  The events and politics which encompass The Great War seem larger than life and not easily palatable.  Instead of thinking of the war as a whole and pulling out your hair in confusion, here’s a list of videos which… Continue reading The Best WWI Videos to Watch before and after Our ‘Tracing Your WWI Military Ancestors’ Workshop and Webinar – Military Monday

Fountaindale Public Library District · Military · Public Presentations · State Specific Research · Websites · Workshops and Events

Track Down Your WWI Military Ancestors with our Free Multi-Session Webinar! – Those Places Thursday

Need help finding the Great War heroes in your family tree? The Fountaindale Public Library is hosting a free workshop and live stream of Here Come the Doughboys!: Tracing Your WWI Military Ancestors on Saturday, September 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. CST! Program Schedule Reconstructing your Soldier’s WWI Experience     9:30 a.m.… Continue reading Track Down Your WWI Military Ancestors with our Free Multi-Session Webinar! – Those Places Thursday