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July Genealogy Club Webinar “Music in the First World War” Online Now! – Follow Friday

Did you miss your local genealogical society meeting this month? Fountaindale Public Library’s Genealogy Club July lecture is live and available for free through August 13, 2018.  The webinar and handout are available online at https://fountaindalegenealogy.org/webinars/. This month’s meeting “Music in the First World War” is presented by Andrew Bullen of the Illinois State Library.… Continue reading July Genealogy Club Webinar “Music in the First World War” Online Now! – Follow Friday

Military · Monuments · State Specific Research

The Tale of Two Statues – The Strange Story of Viquesney’s WWI ‘Spirit’ Monuments – Those Places Thursday

If you take a walk through one of the many memorial parks in the United States, you’ll find monuments of every size, shape, and material.  Some are as simple as a large stone with a bronze plaque.  Others are grand and opulent buildings constructed of rare materials and marble.  The better known monuments celebrate the… Continue reading The Tale of Two Statues – The Strange Story of Viquesney’s WWI ‘Spirit’ Monuments – Those Places 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

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

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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