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Discovering the Complicated Lives of our Colonial Ancestors – Those Places Thursday

November marks the celebration of Thanksgiving, a holiday with roots in America’s colonial history.  Both the native people and the European newcomers had traditions of ‘giving thanks’ for harvests and the birth of children.  Feasting and frivolity were enjoyed by people of all ages, and the festivities could last for consecutive days or several weeks.  Yes, our colonial era… Continue reading Discovering the Complicated Lives of our Colonial Ancestors – Those Places Thursday

European Research · Genealogy Club · Public Presentations · Workshops and Events

Registration Open for Free Irish Genealogy Workshop! – Thrifty Thursday

The Fountaindale Public Library District and the Plainfield Public Library District are hosting “Irish Genealogy: Resources for Success!” – a full day Irish genealogy workshop with the Ulster Historical Foundation on Wednesday,March 16, 2016 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm at the Fountaindale Public Library, 300 W. Briarcliff Road in Bolingbrook, IL. This multi-session program will… Continue reading Registration Open for Free Irish Genealogy Workshop! – Thrifty Thursday

Fountaindale Public Library District · Genealogy Club · Public Presentations · Workshops and Events

Genealogy Club 2016 Events Schedule – Society Saturday

The Fountaindale Public Library Genealogy Club will host series of exciting programs and monthly meetings in 2016.  All programs are free and open to the public.  Registration is required or encouraged for larger all-day events due to attendance limitations.  More information on our two live streaming events will be available in a separate blog post.  All our live… Continue reading Genealogy Club 2016 Events Schedule – Society Saturday

Databases · Genealogy Club · Websites

Try-It! Illinois Database Season is Now Live! – Thrifty Thursday

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! – Thrifty Thursday

Genealogy Club · Public Presentations · Workshops and Events

Get Ready for Genealogy Day this Saturday May 2, 2015! – Motivation Monday

Genealogy Day is this Saturday, and I hope you all are excited about spending the day with the Fountaindale Public Library!  Genealogy Day registration begins at 9 am, with the program commencing at 9:30 am.  Here’s a quick checklist of what you will need for Saturday, May 2, 2015: Bring or Order your lunch –… Continue reading Get Ready for Genealogy Day this Saturday May 2, 2015! – Motivation Monday

Databases · Fountaindale Public Library District · Genealogy Club · Technology Tools · Workshops and Events

Using Try-It! Illinois for Genealogical Resources – Wisdom Wednesday

The best stuff in life is free, but it may only be available on a trial basis. 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 Try-It! Illinois Database Trial.  Thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Secretary of State… Continue reading Using Try-It! Illinois for Genealogical Resources – Wisdom Wednesday

Databases · Fountaindale Public Library District · Genealogy Club · Technology Tools · Websites

Fall into Genealogy with the Try-It! Illinois Database Trial – 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 2014. This 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 to… Continue reading Fall into Genealogy with the Try-It! Illinois Database Trial – Follow Friday