Back by popular demand! The Fountaindale District and the Plainfield Public Library District are hosting a Two Day Irish Genealogy Workshop and Streaming Webinar with the Ulster Historical Foundation on Wednesday,March 15 and Thursday, March 16, 2017 at the Fountaindale Public Library, 300 W. Briarcliff Road in Bolingbrook, IL. Each multi-session day will feature the following lectures: Irish… Continue reading Tune in for our Two Day Irish Genealogy Workshop! Registration Open Now!– Motivation Monday
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
I had a realization yesterday as I was working on a family search indexing project yesterday – I am a snoop. Its not the biggest realization, the type that inspires a person to sell everything they own and move to Reykjavik. But it’s a realization which some weighty properties. For the record, I do not… Continue reading Sorting Thorugh Sordid Divorce Records – Black Sheep Sunday
Attention researchers! If you’ve been searching for new Chicago genealogy records, there are two amazing record sets available for indexing on FamilySearch right now! If you’re new to online indexing projects, FamilySearch indexing provides volunteers with a unique opportunity to contribute to the processing of genealogical records. A free online registration, free software download, and… Continue reading New Chicago Indexing Projects on Family Search – Workday Wednesday
The months of November and December always seem to move by so fast! Thanksgiving with its wonderful weather was a welcome change, and I was even more gratified by having some time to discuss genealogy with my family, albeit in an underhanded way. My parents are not terribly sentimental people, but I noticed they reminisced… Continue reading December’s To-Do List from a Genealogist – Wisdom Wednesday
I’m a big believer in genealogy bargains. So imagine my delight when I found a Livingsocial deal featuring a three-month subscription to Archives.com for $10! If you’re not familiar with Livingsocial, this website offers local and national deals on everything from museum tickets to restaurant outtings. Joining living social is free, and allows you to… Continue reading Sorting Saturday – Pick up a 3 month subscription to Archives.com for $10!
Have you heard the great news genealogists? The next phase of the new Illinois open records adoption law went into effect this week. As of November 15th, adopted persons over the age of 21 who were born in Illinois on or after January 1, 1946 may now request a non-certified copy of their original birth… Continue reading Illinois opens original birth certificates to adoptees! – Tuesdays’s Tip