Holidays & Celebrations · Websites

Clever Gifts for Genealogists – 2018 Holiday Edition

Throughout the year, I like to keep a running list of all the cool gift ideas I’ve seen or researched just to give my blog readers a little help with their gift giving endeavors.  While I do not advocate gift-giving as the only way to show affection to friends and loved ones during the holiday… Continue reading Clever Gifts for Genealogists – 2018 Holiday Edition

Databases · Genealogy Club · State Specific Research · Websites · Workshops and Events

Try-It! Illinois Database Season is Now Live! – Tuesday’s Tip

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! – Tuesday’s Tip

Fountaindale Public Library District · Genealogy Club · Military · Photographs · Technology Tools · Webinar · Websites

September Genealogy Club Webinar “It’s Time To Get Your Photos Organized” Online Now! – Follow Friday

Did you miss your local genealogical society meeting this month? Fountaindale Public Library’s Genealogy Club’s September lecture is live and available for free through October 14, 2018.  The webinar and handout are available online at https://fountaindalegenealogy.org/webinars/. This month’s meeting “It’s Time to Organize Your Photos” is presented by Caroline Guntur, The Swedish Organizer. Caroline will… Continue reading September Genealogy Club Webinar “It’s Time To Get Your Photos Organized” Online Now! – Follow Friday

Databases · Fountaindale Public Library District · Vital Records · Websites

Goodbye World Vital Records! Hello MyHeritage Library Edition! – Thrifty Thursday

A few years ago, you may have heard about MyHeritage purchasing several different websites, one of which being World Vital Records.  Now that World Vital Records is no more, our library has made the transition to provide MyHeritage Library Edition for free from home to Fountaindale Public Library District patrons for one year, and we… Continue reading Goodbye World Vital Records! Hello MyHeritage Library Edition! – Thrifty Thursday

Books and Print Material · Websites · World War I

Rationing and the Great War Dinner Table – Family Recipe Friday

Food rationing during wartime wasn’t unique to the 1940s.  Ensuring soldiers, refugees, and civilians all had access to basic nutritional goods during modern war periods has a foundation during the Great War, when allied nations such as Great Britain, Canada, France, and Italy, began rationing items such as meat, sugar, wheat, and fats on a… Continue reading Rationing and the Great War Dinner Table – Family Recipe Friday

Holidays & Celebrations · Technology Tools · Websites

Last Minute Gifts for Genealogists – Wishful Wednesday

My family and friends spend the year constantly asking what I want for Christmas.  Yes, I want that absolutely amazing Mirror of Erised from Pottery Barn right now.  I know my chances of getting one are slim to none. My wishlist of genealogy goodies is also quite long.  I tend to squirrel away some funds… Continue reading Last Minute Gifts for Genealogists – Wishful Wednesday

Holidays & Celebrations · Military · Websites

Christmas on the American WWI Homefront – Talented Tuesday

As we look back to the events of the Great War and the people who lived through it, what serves as a tether between that century was the significance of Christmas to Americans living at home and abroad.  For a majority of families, this Christmas would mark the first time since the Civil War where one… Continue reading Christmas on the American WWI Homefront – Talented Tuesday