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Today I will be talking about the Illinois Digital Archives (IDA). Previously I had written about the DPLA, another robust online archive. You may find some of the same material there depending on if the holding institutions are from Illinois. Created in 2000, the IDA acts as a grand repository for the digital collections of… Continue reading Illinois Digital Archives
Well friends, it’s time to hit the road. Pack those bags, book your airbnb accommodations, and seek those elusive genealogy records. Whether you’re traveling by car, plane, or train, you’re going to want to bring along a few books to burn through your travel time, and I highly advocate picking up something in an audiobook… Continue reading Road Trip Audiobook Picks for Genealogists – Travel Tuesday
The BillionGraves Fieldtrips to Oak Crest and Oak Hill Cemeteries in Downers Grove scheduled for today, Saturday, July 12, 2014, have been cancelled due to thunderstorm activity. We will reschedule this event for a later date this autumn. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the event organizer Debra at (231) 920-6313.
I’ve been overdosing on British genealogy lately, and I think the blame goes clearly to publisher Pen and Sword Press for their astonishing number of recently published research guides. On my desk right now are titles such as Tracing your Rural Ancestors by Jonathan Brown, Tracing your Criminal Ancestors by Stephen Wade, Tracing your Textile… Continue reading Tracing your English Ancestors with Pen & Sword Press – Tuesday’s Tip
If you’ve been been a user of the blockbuster site Cyndi’s List, you’ll really enjoy its newly launched website design. With a new layout and some fantastic cosmetic adjustments, the site is better organized and is visually appealing. I’ve always enjoyed the ‘What’s New’ section, which has provided me with a lot of great finds. … Continue reading Cyndi’s List Spruces Up website and Irish-American Heritage Center Hosts Genealogy Meeting
Newbies take note! The Fountaindale Public Library now offers a Genealogy 101 class online for free through our Universal Class Database! Our Universal Class Database is open to all FPLD card holding patrons, and can be accessed from our Computer Lab & Local History room during library business hours or from your home 24/7 via… Continue reading Genealogy 101 class offered online through FPLD’s Universal Class database!