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
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
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
The BillionGraves Fieldtrips to Oak Crest and Oak Hill Cemeteries in Downers Grove scheduled for today, Saturday, July 12, 2014, have been cancelled due to thunderstorm activity. We will reschedule this event for a later date this autumn. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the event organizer Debra at (231) 920-6313.
Once upon a time, acquiring access to a personal correspondence collection required an in-person visit to a specialized library, state archive, or a national depository. Diaries and Letters give a first person account of daily life, and divulge an individual’s circle of friends, chores, schedules, thoughts, and to various degrees – feelings. This type of… Continue reading Finding Family Clues in Digital Letters and Diaries – Follow Friday
Break out your smart phone and join the Fountaindale Public Library Genealogy Club for a series of summer BillionGraves Field Trips! There are four BillionGraves Field Trips scheduled for June and July, 2014. Each field trip is available for genealogists, family historians, and cemetery buffs of all experience levels. Registration is free and each session will… Continue reading BYO Smart Phone for our BillionGraves Field Trips! – Follow Friday
Step beyond the US Federal Census returns! On Wednesday, May 14 at 7 pm at the Fountaindale Public Library, Tina Beaird will show you how to use agricultural, manufacturing, school, state, territorial, other special censuses! Learn how to locate, access, and glean information from these special records, which will provide unique and interesting information about… Continue reading Training to be a Census Sensei – Tuesday’s Tip