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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

State Specific Research · Vital Records · Websites

Uncovering Pennsylvania Genealogy Records in Online Periodicals – Those Places Thursday

Genealogy research in Pennsylvania is not for the faint of heart. This commonwealth has a rich and full history, and its records access and methodology of research are so unique, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania is hosting a week long workshop later this month to aid the brick wall ridden genealogist. As this workshop is… Continue reading Uncovering Pennsylvania Genealogy Records in Online Periodicals – Those Places Thursday

Cemetery Research · State Specific Research · Vital Records · Websites

New York Death Indexes 1880-1943 free online at Internet Archive – Follow Friday

About two years ago I was conducting research in Erie County, New York.  It was a genealogical pilgrimage to uncover some new information about my German ancestors in Buffalo, Erie County, New York. Death indexes for the state are available for free, but there were several barriers to access: The indexes I found in the 1930s… Continue reading New York Death Indexes 1880-1943 free online at Internet Archive – Follow Friday

Military · State Specific Research · Websites

More Sources for Finding Your WWI Military Ancestor! – Friday’s Faces From the Past

I wrote earlier this month about the U.S. Army Transport Lists, 1910-1939, which were released by Ancestry.com earlier this month. My friend Jennifer Holik has been doing some World War 1 research, and discovered deceased veterans were included in the transport lists.  This was a great catch to be sure!  In my latest browse of… Continue reading More Sources for Finding Your WWI Military Ancestor! – Friday’s Faces From the Past

European Research · Fountaindale Public Library District · State Specific Research · Websites

Fugitives from Justice! – Thriller Thursday

As we’re gearing up for this year’s Genealogy Day program of “Crime, Fame, and other Genealogical Confessions,” here are few sites we’ve found which can help you hunt down the notorious figures lurking in your family tree. Looking for a daily dose of ancestral crime?  Murder by Gaslight highlights criminal stories and cases from all… Continue reading Fugitives from Justice! – Thriller Thursday

Databases · State Specific Research · Websites

Try-It! Illinois Database Season is Now Live! – Motivation Monday

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! – Motivation Monday

Books and Print Material · State Specific Research · Websites

Giving Thanks for Vintage Family Recipes – Matrilineal Monday

Sometimes your new favorite recipe isn’t the one found in a fancy upscale cookbook.   Generations of women have carefully compiled their family’s favorite dishes for church, charity, and patriotic publications for over a century. Many of these special and locally printed books are available online for free from Google Books and Internet Archive.  Try searching for phrases… Continue reading Giving Thanks for Vintage Family Recipes – Matrilineal Monday