Fountaindale Public Library District · Genealogy Club · Military · Photographs · Technology Tools · Webinar · Websites

September Genealogy Club Webinar “It’s Time To Get Your Photos Organized” Online Now! – Follow Friday

Did you miss your local genealogical society meeting this month? Fountaindale Public Library’s Genealogy Club’s September lecture is live and available for free through October 14, 2018.  The webinar and handout are available online at https://fountaindalegenealogy.org/webinars/. This month’s meeting “It’s Time to Organize Your Photos” is presented by Caroline Guntur, The Swedish Organizer. Caroline will… Continue reading September Genealogy Club Webinar “It’s Time To Get Your Photos Organized” Online Now! – Follow Friday

Databases · Fountaindale Public Library District · Vital Records · Websites

Goodbye World Vital Records! Hello MyHeritage Library Edition! – Thrifty Thursday

A few years ago, you may have heard about MyHeritage purchasing several different websites, one of which being World Vital Records.  Now that World Vital Records is no more, our library has made the transition to provide MyHeritage Library Edition for free from home to Fountaindale Public Library District patrons for one year, and we… Continue reading Goodbye World Vital Records! Hello MyHeritage Library Edition! – Thrifty Thursday

Fountaindale Public Library District · Public Presentations · Workshops and Events

Reserve a Spot in our October 13 Irish Genealogy Workshop! – Motivation Monday

Back by popular demand!  The Fountaindale District and the Plainfield Public Library District are hosting an Irish Genealogy Workshop with the Ulster Historical Foundation on Saturday, October 13 at the Fountaindale Public Library, 300 W. Briarcliff Road in Bolingbrook, IL. This multi-session day will feature the following lectures: Morning 09:30 Introduction to Irish and Scots-Irish Research (1 hr)… Continue reading Reserve a Spot in our October 13 Irish Genealogy Workshop! – Motivation Monday

Fountaindale Public Library District · Genealogy Club · Military · State Specific Research · Technology Tools · Webinar · World War I

July Genealogy Club Webinar “Music in the First World War” Online Now! – Follow Friday

Did you miss your local genealogical society meeting this month? Fountaindale Public Library’s Genealogy Club July lecture is live and available for free through August 13, 2018.  The webinar and handout are available online at https://fountaindalegenealogy.org/webinars/. This month’s meeting “Music in the First World War” is presented by Andrew Bullen of the Illinois State Library.… Continue reading July Genealogy Club Webinar “Music in the First World War” Online Now! – Follow Friday

Fountaindale Public Library District · Genealogy Club · Local History and Genealogy · Webinar

June Genealogy Club Webinar “Why Am I Stuck? Ten Solutions to Common Genealogical Brick Walls” Online Now! – Follow Friday

Did you miss your local genealogical society meeting this month? Fountaindale Public Library’s Genealogy Club June lecture is live and available for free through July 14, 2018. The webinar and handout are available online at https://fountaindalegenealogy.org/webinars/. This month’s meeting “Why Am I Stuck? Ten Solutions to Common Genealogical Brick Walls” is presented by Marsha Peterson-Maass. … Continue reading June Genealogy Club Webinar “Why Am I Stuck? Ten Solutions to Common Genealogical Brick Walls” Online Now! – Follow Friday

Fountaindale Public Library District · Genealogy Club · Local History and Genealogy · Webinar

May Genealogy Club Webinar “Transcribing Records for FamilySearch” Online Now! – Those Places Thursday

Did you miss your local genealogical society meeting this month? Fountaindale Public Library’s Genealogy Club May lecture is live and available for free through June 10, 2018. The webinar and handout are available online at https://fountaindalegenealogy.org/webinars/. This month’s meeting “Transcribing Records for FamilySearch” is presented by Jeff Bockman. Tom highlights projects and transcription opportunities on… Continue reading May Genealogy Club Webinar “Transcribing Records for FamilySearch” Online Now! – 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