European Research · Field Trip · Public Presentations

Fall Back into Your Genealogy Research with Four Free New Programs! – Wisdom Wednesday

I hope everyone has enjoyed their summer break from our regular Fountaindale Public Library Genealogy Club Meetings.  Now that everyone has had an opportunity to travel, conduct research, and maybe hit up a few cemeteries with the BillionGraves App, its time to mark your calendars for the four outstanding free Genealogy Club programs we have… Continue reading Fall Back into Your Genealogy Research with Four Free New Programs! – Wisdom Wednesday

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Road Trip Audiobook Picks for Genealogists – Travel Tuesday

Well friends, it’s time to hit the road.  Pack those bags, book your airbnb accommodations, and seek those elusive genealogy records.  Whether you’re traveling by car, plane, or train, you’re going to want to bring along a few books to burn through your travel time, and I highly advocate picking up something in an audiobook… Continue reading Road Trip Audiobook Picks for Genealogists – Travel Tuesday

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

Cemetery Research · Field Trip · Local History and Genealogy

Seven Summer Fun Ideas for Genealogists – Travel Tuesday

Summertime is fun time, and there’s nothing better than experiencing the history and family legend in a new location.  Whether you’re getting out of the house to research with your friends or you’re in need of a cultural holiday, here are ten suggestions which will help you take advantage of the beautiful weather. Pack up the… Continue reading Seven Summer Fun Ideas for Genealogists – Travel Tuesday

Fountaindale Public Library District · Public Presentations

Learning About Lincoln 150 Years After His Death – Wisdom Wednesday

This has been a big year for history buffs.  As we turn the calendar page on May 2015, there were several history milestones marking the end of America’s Civil War.  Most notably there was an amazing Abraham Lincoln Funeral Reenactment in Springfield, Illinois on May 2 & 3, 2015.  This was an outstanding event hosted by the… Continue reading Learning About Lincoln 150 Years After His Death – Wisdom Wednesday

Genealogy Club · Public Presentations · Workshops and Events

Get Ready for Genealogy Day this Saturday May 2, 2015! – Motivation Monday

Genealogy Day is this Saturday, and I hope you all are excited about spending the day with the Fountaindale Public Library!  Genealogy Day registration begins at 9 am, with the program commencing at 9:30 am.  Here’s a quick checklist of what you will need for Saturday, May 2, 2015: Bring or Order your lunch –… Continue reading Get Ready for Genealogy Day this Saturday May 2, 2015! – Motivation Monday

Conference · Fountaindale Public Library District · Public Presentations · Workshops and Events

Space still available for Genealogy Day on Saturday May 2, 2015! – Follow Friday

There’s still time to register for our amazing Genealogy Day!   Join us our fantastic free program on Saturday, May 2 from 9:30 am to 4 pm and learn more about the following genealogical topics: Digging for Coal Mining Genealogy Resources with Richard Joyce We’ll examine the coal mining industry in northern Illinois and then discuss… Continue reading Space still available for Genealogy Day on Saturday May 2, 2015! – Follow Friday