Dear Genealogists, I want you to add just one more item to your list of goals this year – Get to Know the City Directories, Yearbooks, and Gazetters on Internet Archive. I’ve been extolling the virtues of Internet Archive as a place where you can find great genealogy resources – most of which are searchable… Continue reading Internet Archive Hosts Outstanding Collection of City Directories, Yearbooks, and Gazetteers – Follow Friday
The Try-It! Illinois Database trial is is now live! From now through November 30, 2013, you will be able to use a variety of databases for free from the comfort of your home computer! This fantastic opportunity is brought to all state residents by the generous sponsorship of Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse… Continue reading Try-It! Illinois Databases Are Here! – Wishful Wednesday
The months of November and December always seem to move by so fast! Thanksgiving with its wonderful weather was a welcome change, and I was even more gratified by having some time to discuss genealogy with my family, albeit in an underhanded way. My parents are not terribly sentimental people, but I noticed they reminisced… Continue reading December’s To-Do List from a Genealogist – Wisdom Wednesday
We all want a happy ending, but for some of us that may not be how the story ends. As a genealogist, I’ve learned it can be easy to track down an ancestor when they’ve passed away horribly or under terrible circumstances. Let me say, I wouldn’t want that to happen to me or to… Continue reading Genealogy Club Webinar: Finding an Ancestors Disasterous End – Tombstone Tuesday
I’m a big believer in genealogy bargains. So imagine my delight when I found a Livingsocial deal featuring a three-month subscription to Archives.com for $10! If you’re not familiar with Livingsocial, this website offers local and national deals on everything from museum tickets to restaurant outtings. Joining living social is free, and allows you to… Continue reading Sorting Saturday – Pick up a 3 month subscription to Archives.com for $10!
Dear Genealogists, Love is in the air, online, and just a click away. No, I’m not talking about e-Harmony. I’m too busy falling in love with the free 1930 census records on Ancestry.com! From February 16 to 2o, Ancestry is opening its 1930 census online for free. You’ll find out more about your ancestors as… Continue reading In Love with Free Online Genealogy Goodies – Follow Friday
Attention Illinois residents! Some of the best genealogy resources online are available for free through the Try-It! Illinois Database trial October 1 – November 30 2011. This twelfth annual statewide database trial is sponsored by Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White and the Illinois State Library. Try-It! Illinois offers library staff and patrons… Continue reading Find Free Genealogy Resources @ Try-It Illinois October 1 – November 30, 2011! – Follow Friday