Field Trip · Local History and Genealogy

Will County Pioneer Burial Ground Open on Halloween – Tombstone Tuesday

On the spookiest day of the year, visitors of all ages are welcome to explore one of the oldest pioneer burial sites in Will County. The Bolingbrook Historic Preservation Commission will be hosting its annual Boardman Cemetery Halloween Open House on Wednesday, October 31 from 5-9 p.m. at Boardman Cemetery. Admission is free and open… Continue reading Will County Pioneer Burial Ground Open on Halloween – Tombstone Tuesday

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

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

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

March Genealogy Club Webinar “Traveling the I&M Canal in 1860” Online Now! – Those Places Thursday

Did you miss your local genealogical society meeting this month? Fountaindale Public Library’s Genealogy Club March lecture is live and available for free through April 15, 2018. The webinar and handout are available online at https://fountaindalegenealogy.org/webinars/. This month’s meeting “Passage to Chicago: Traveling the Illinois & Michigan Canal in 1860” is presented by Tom Willcockson.… Continue reading March Genealogy Club Webinar “Traveling the I&M Canal in 1860” Online Now! – Those Places Thursday

Fountaindale Public Library District · Local History and Genealogy · Public Presentations · Workshops and Events

Extra Genealogy & History Programs for 2018 Announced! – Follow Friday

As we look to the year ahead, our Genealogy Club is planning some additional programs and events which should help commemorate and celebrate several milestone events in history, as well as add to your skill set as a genealogist.  For those of you keeping score at home, 2018 is proving to be quite the celebratory… Continue reading Extra Genealogy & History Programs for 2018 Announced! – Follow Friday

Local History and Genealogy

Will County Pioneer Burial Ground Open on Halloween – Those Places Thursday

On the spookiest day of the year, visitors of all ages are welcome to explore one of the oldest pioneer burial sites in Will County. The Bolingbrook Historic Preservation Commission will be hosting its annual Boardman Cemetery Halloween Open House on Tuesday, October 31 from 5-9 p.m. at Boardman Cemetery. Admission is free and open… Continue reading Will County Pioneer Burial Ground Open on Halloween – Those Places Thursday