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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

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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!

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Digital Public Library of America

When searching through the branches of a family tree, people are looking to know more about the connections they share with people and part of that is knowing about the time those people lived. Our library can help you access many different works, but we do not carry everything. Older, more niche materials or interesting… Continue reading Digital Public Library of America

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‘Finding Your Roots’ available for free on Kanopy – Tuesday’s Tip

You may be contemplating what to do during the long cold winter ahead.  Never fear genealogy friends!  The Fountaindale Public Library has a fantastic new online streaming service which gives you a huge selection of videos to watch for free from the comfort of your home or smart device.  The huge added bonus of using… Continue reading ‘Finding Your Roots’ available for free on Kanopy – Tuesday’s Tip

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Digging Up Dirt – A Genealogy Case Report

Here is an interesting question from the reference desk, perfect for the Halloween season. A patron messaged the library looking for information on an unsolved murder that happened near New Lenox in the mid-70s. This is not the first time I’ve fielded a question of this nature, but it was by far the grisliest. It… Continue reading Digging Up Dirt – A Genealogy Case Report

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