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Get Ready for Genealogy Day 2019 – DNA Uncensored

It’s time to mark your calendars and get your registration in for Genealogy Day 2019 at the Fountaindale Public Library in Bolingbrook, Illinois! This year’s theme “DNA Uncensored” will be held on Saturday, March 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. CST.  As always, Genealogy Day is a free day-long conference open to researchers of… Continue reading Get Ready for Genealogy Day 2019 – DNA Uncensored

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

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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

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Genealogy Club Webinar and Monthly Meeting Schedule Released for 2018! – Thrifty Thursday

The Fountaindale Public Library Genealogy Club is back from summer break!  Our September meeting featured Ginger Frere and her presentation of Mining the National Archives.  This was a great program, and we had a full house of 40 people attending the lecture!  If you missed our program the recording is available through October 13. The… Continue reading Genealogy Club Webinar and Monthly Meeting Schedule Released for 2018! – Thrifty Thursday

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Track Down Your WWI Military Ancestors with our Free Multi-Session Webinar! – Those Places Thursday

Need help finding the Great War heroes in your family tree? The Fountaindale Public Library is hosting a free workshop and live stream of Here Come the Doughboys!: Tracing Your WWI Military Ancestors on Saturday, September 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. CST! Program Schedule Reconstructing your Soldier’s WWI Experience     9:30 a.m.… Continue reading Track Down Your WWI Military Ancestors with our Free Multi-Session Webinar! – Those Places Thursday

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Genealogy Day 2017: Crime, Fame, and Other Genealogical Confessions

Join us for Fountaindale Public Library’s seventh annual Genealogy Day on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.! Genealogy Day is free and open to the public!   In addition to the speakers, participants will enjoy Door Prizes, Society Booths, on the spot digital photo restorations, and three outstanding lecture topics! This year’s… Continue reading Genealogy Day 2017: Crime, Fame, and Other Genealogical Confessions

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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