Cemetery Research · Databases · Local History and Genealogy · Military · Technology Tools · World War I

Researching World War I Veterans Buried in Bolingbrook’s Hillcrest Cemetery – Those Places Thursday

One of the relatively obscure historical notes of Bolingbrook, is the presence of four World War I veterans interred in Hillcrest Cemetery.  With its close proximity to Boughton Road and  Fire Station Three, Hillcrest Cemetery is far removed from the quiet, serene idea of a small local burial ground.  Putting aside its location on a… Continue reading Researching World War I Veterans Buried in Bolingbrook’s Hillcrest Cemetery – Those Places Thursday

Cemetery Research · Fountaindale Public Library District · Workshops and Events

Boardman Cemetery Restoration Workshop Registration Opens May 1, 2018! – Tombstone Tuesday

Have you ever wanted to learn the first steps of repairing and cleaning headstones?  Are you interested in improving a private family burial site and don’t know where to start?  Learn the basics of headstone repair and restoration at a two-day Boardman Cemetery Restoration Workshop on Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10.  Registration is… Continue reading Boardman Cemetery Restoration Workshop Registration Opens May 1, 2018! – Tombstone Tuesday

Cemetery Research · State Specific Research · Vital Records · Websites

New York Death Indexes 1880-1943 free online at Internet Archive – Follow Friday

About two years ago I was conducting research in Erie County, New York.  It was a genealogical pilgrimage to uncover some new information about my German ancestors in Buffalo, Erie County, New York. Death indexes for the state are available for free, but there were several barriers to access: The indexes I found in the 1930s… Continue reading New York Death Indexes 1880-1943 free online at Internet Archive – Follow Friday

Cemetery Research · Field Trip · Local History and Genealogy

Seven Summer Fun Ideas for Genealogists – Travel Tuesday

Summertime is fun time, and there’s nothing better than experiencing the history and family legend in a new location.  Whether you’re getting out of the house to research with your friends or you’re in need of a cultural holiday, here are ten suggestions which will help you take advantage of the beautiful weather. Pack up the… Continue reading Seven Summer Fun Ideas for Genealogists – Travel Tuesday

Cemetery Research · Field Trip · Genealogy Club · Local History and Genealogy

BYO Smart Phone for our BillionGraves Field Trips! – Follow Friday

Break out your smart phone and join the Fountaindale Public Library Genealogy Club for a series of summer BillionGraves Field Trips!  There are four BillionGraves Field Trips scheduled for June and July, 2014.  Each field trip is available for genealogists, family historians, and cemetery buffs of all experience levels.  Registration is free and each session will… Continue reading BYO Smart Phone for our BillionGraves Field Trips! – Follow Friday

Cemetery Research · Databases · Local History and Genealogy · Vital Records · Websites

New Chicago Indexing Projects on Family Search – Workday Wednesday

Attention researchers!  If you’ve been searching for new Chicago genealogy records, there are two amazing record sets available for indexing on FamilySearch right now! If you’re new to online indexing projects, FamilySearch indexing provides volunteers with a unique opportunity to contribute to the processing of genealogical records.  A free online registration, free software download, and… Continue reading New Chicago Indexing Projects on Family Search – Workday Wednesday

Cemetery Research · Technology Tools · Websites

Diedinhouse.com: A New Way of Looking at Death Records? – Black Sheep Sunday

“I think my house is haunted.  Can you see if anyone died or was murdered in my house?” Believe it or not, this is a popular question at a library reference desk.  I thought about this subject quite a bit when I saw Jennifer Holik’s house history presentation last year.  Before the advent of modern… Continue reading Diedinhouse.com: A New Way of Looking at Death Records? – Black Sheep Sunday