Websites

Vintage Halloween Party Ideas – Friday’s Faces from the Past

Do you think Holloween How-To books were birthed by Martha Stewart?  Nope.  Our obsession for harvest and Halloween themed parties, gatherings, and general mischief have been alive and well in our culture for well over a century.  Our consumer culture and love affair with Halloween has been portrayed with postcards, photographs, costumes, and food.  Lots, and lots,… Continue reading Vintage Halloween Party Ideas – Friday’s Faces from the Past

Databases · Genealogy Club · Websites

Try-It! Illinois Database Season is Now Live! – Thrifty Thursday

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! – Thrifty Thursday

Books and Print Material · Local History and Genealogy · State Specific Research · Vital Records · Websites

New Releases to New York State Genealogical Records on Internet Archive – Tuesday’s Tip

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

Census Records · Conference · State Specific Research · Websites

Making a Home on the Homestead – Those Places Thursday

During the course of your research, you’ll have a nagging feeling of neglect for a certain person or family group.  Maybe you were satisfied with your research and wondered off to more pressing projects.  Perhaps you hit a brick wall and left to pursue other projects out of frustration.  Or just maybe you were lured… Continue reading Making a Home on the Homestead – Those Places Thursday

Divorce · Fountaindale Public Library District · Vital Records · Websites · Workshops and Events

Sorting Thorugh Sordid Divorce Records – Black Sheep Sunday

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

Local History and Genealogy · Public Presentations · State Specific Research · Websites

Finding Free Genealogy Presentations Online – Motivation Monday

Attention snowbound genealogists!  If you’re wondering how you’re going to spend time trapped in your home by snow and icy weather, I recommend catching up on all those genealogy presentations you missed.  Maybe you were traveling, or under the weather.  Maybe you looked at the RootsTech announcement and said, “Naw, I’ll look at it later.”… Continue reading Finding Free Genealogy Presentations Online – Motivation Monday

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