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

Local History and Genealogy · Webinar · Websites

Your Ancestor Doesn’t Have to be a Serial Killer to have Records at the Courthouse – Thriller Thursday

Not everyone who passed through a courthouse has a criminal record.  The  phrase ‘going to the courthouse,’ has a strong connotation of either getting a quick civil wedding or a heinous criminal trial.  One could argue that the only time any law-abiding person has business at a courthouse is to pick up a copy of a… Continue reading Your Ancestor Doesn’t Have to be a Serial Killer to have Records at the Courthouse – Thriller Thursday

Books and Print Material · Local History and Genealogy · State Specific Research · Vital Records · Websites

New Releases to New York State Genealogical Records on Internet Archive – Tuesday’s Tip

I’ve made a habit of scrolling through a the list of newly archived records on Internet Archive.  I love seeing all the new material appearing on the site to eager researchers such as myself, and I wasn’t disappointed with the long list of new items I found for New York state genealogy research! A Few of… Continue reading New Releases to New York State Genealogical Records on Internet Archive – Tuesday’s Tip

Cemetery Research · Field Trip · Local History and Genealogy

Seven Summer Fun Ideas for Genealogists – Travel Tuesday

Summertime is fun time, and there’s nothing better than experiencing the history and family legend in a new location.  Whether you’re getting out of the house to research with your friends or you’re in need of a cultural holiday, here are ten suggestions which will help you take advantage of the beautiful weather. Pack up the… Continue reading Seven Summer Fun Ideas for Genealogists – Travel Tuesday

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

Get help with your DAR application on Sunday, April 12! – Thrifty Thursday

Need help compiling your application for the Daughters of the American Revolution? The Isle a la Cache Chapter of the NSDAR will be available to help you with your research and application questions on Sunday, April 12 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Meeting Room B of the Fountaindale Public Library. Don’t know if… Continue reading Get help with your DAR application on Sunday, April 12! – Thrifty Thursday