Technology Tools · Websites · Workshops and Events

Kickoff a New Year of Genealogical Resolutions with Free Classes at the Library! – Thrifty Thursday

Do you need to make a genealogical New Years resolution? Kick off your goal with free Online Genealogy classes at the Fountaindale Public Library on January 11, February 8, and March 8, 2015. Each Online Genealogy Class will be held at 2 p.m. in the Local History Room of the Fountaindale Public Library, located at… Continue reading Kickoff a New Year of Genealogical Resolutions with Free Classes at the Library! – Thrifty Thursday

Books and Print Material · DNA Research · Technology Tools · Websites

Clever Gifts for Genealogists – Tuesday’s Tip

Need some gift ideas for a genealogist on your holiday list?  There’s a huge temptation to throw someone a gift card to Amazon, Ancestry, or Fold3.  However, if you want to wrap a gift with nifty paper and bows or send a package to a friend in another state, take a look at these fantastic holiday… Continue reading Clever Gifts for Genealogists – Tuesday’s Tip

Books and Print Material · Websites

Giving Thanks for our Colonial Mothers at the Dinner Table – Family Recipe Friday

Where would we be without our colonial mothers?  While their fathers, husbands, sons, and brothers were working in the fields, shops, and ships, women were toiling away at household tasks, raising children, working in the family businesses, and most importantly – Cooking.  As we gather together to give thanks at one of our most beloved… Continue reading Giving Thanks for our Colonial Mothers at the Dinner Table – Family Recipe Friday

Databases · Websites

Using Try-It! Illinois for Newspaper Research – Follow Friday

Earlier this month, I had a chance to examine Historic Map Works, an amazing site available to researchers through the Try-It! Illinois Database Trial.  With the end of the trial approaching, let’s take a look at the incredible newspaper collections available on this year’s database trial, as well as a few notable resources you will… Continue reading Using Try-It! Illinois for Newspaper Research – Follow Friday

Databases · Fountaindale Public Library District · Genealogy Club · Technology Tools · Websites

Fall into Genealogy with the Try-It! Illinois Database Trial – Follow Friday

Attention Illinois residents!  Some of the best genealogy resources online are available for free through the Try-It! Illinois Database trial October 1 – November 30 2014. This annual statewide database trial is sponsored by Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White and the Illinois State Library. Try-It! Illinois offers library staff and patrons to… Continue reading Fall into Genealogy with the Try-It! Illinois Database Trial – Follow Friday

Local History and Genealogy · Technology Tools · Websites

Searching for Silent Screen Ancestors – Those Places Thursday

Does your family link back to the world of silent screen acting?  You could be in for a surprise!  During the early eras of film making, nearly 11,000 movies were made in places such as New York City, Chicago, California, and New Jersey, and if your ancestor was living in an area where films were made,… Continue reading Searching for Silent Screen Ancestors – Those Places Thursday

Documentary · Websites

Can’t Wait for ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ Try BBC’s ‘Turn Back Time: The Family’ – Travel Tuesday

Quick show of hands, who’s NOT looking forward to TLC’s new season of Who Do You Think You Are?  By the way, thank you for the WDYTYA viewing party invitations.  I can’t wait to see the new season! Before we overdose on a new season of Who Do You Think You Are, I want to… Continue reading Can’t Wait for ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ Try BBC’s ‘Turn Back Time: The Family’ – Travel Tuesday