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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
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!
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
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!
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
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!
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!
For anyone with New York state ancestors, the 2017 release of the New York State Death Indexes on Internet Archive were an absolute gift from the genealogy gods. Before Reclaim the Records won their FOIA request for the state-wide index dating from 1880-1956, researchers would visit one of three locations in New York, show a… Continue reading Why You Are Not Finding Your Ancestors in the New York State Death Indexes
Well friends, it’s almost time to hit the road for summer genealogy travel season. Warm weather months are a great time to pack your bags, book airbnb accommodations, and road trip around the country in search of those elusive genealogy records. Whether your travel takes you around North America or beyond, you are going to… Continue reading A Summer Reading List for Genealogists