Conference · Fountaindale Public Library District · Public Presentations · Webinar · Workshops and Events

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

Webinar · Workshops and Events

Two-Day Irish Genealogy Workshop Webinar and Handouts – Motivation Monday

Irish Genealogy: Resources for Success! Wednesday, March 15, 2017 All webinars airing in Central Standard Time! 09:30 a.m.  Introduction to Irish and Scots-Irish Research & Irish Education and School Records 11:30 a.m. Gravestone Inscriptions and Newspapers as Sources for Irish Research 1:30 p.m. Sources Available for Irish Research by County & Introduction to Archives in Ireland… Continue reading Two-Day Irish Genealogy Workshop Webinar and Handouts – Motivation Monday

Webinar · Websites · Workshops and Events

New Resources for Irish Research! – Those Places Thursday

There are some exciting new developments in Irish genealogy research.  The National Archives of Ireland has released a brand new Family Research Online Class site.  Geared primarily for students as an introduction to methodology and research, these online modules are open to anyone with an interest in Irish genealogy.  The place name guide is very comprehensive and… Continue reading New Resources for Irish Research! – Those Places Thursday

European Research · Fountaindale Public Library District · Vital Records · Webinar · Workshops and Events

Tune in for our Two Day Irish Genealogy Workshop! Registration Open Now!– Motivation Monday

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

Genealogy Club · Public Presentations · Webinar

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

Online Classes · Webinar · Websites

Shake Up Your Summer with Free Online Genealogy Classes and Webinars- Follow Friday

Who says you’re too cool for summer school?  Summer is a great time to pick up new genealogy skills! FutureLearn announced a second edition of Genealogy: Researching Your Family Tree to their summer schedule.  The response to the first course in March was positively overwhelming, with over 26,000 genealogists participating in the coursework.  This summer’s class is… Continue reading Shake Up Your Summer with Free Online Genealogy Classes and Webinars- Follow Friday

Local History and Genealogy · Websites · Webinar

Your Ancestor Doesn’t Have to be a Serial Killer to have Records at the Courthouse – Thriller Thursday

Not everyone who passed through a courthouse has a criminal record.  The  phrase ‘going to the courthouse,’ has a strong connotation of either getting a quick civil wedding or a heinous criminal trial.  One could argue that the only time any law-abiding person has business at a courthouse is to pick up a copy of a… Continue reading Your Ancestor Doesn’t Have to be a Serial Killer to have Records at the Courthouse – Thriller Thursday