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

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