Genealogy Club · Public Presentations · Webinar

May’s Genealogy Club Meeting Webinar “Advanced FamilySearch” Online Now!

Did you miss your local genealogical society meeting this month? Fountaindale Public Library’s May Genealogy Club meeting is live and available for free through June 13, 2019. This month’s meeting features “Advanced FamilySearch“. In this session, you’ll learn how to navigate the advanced features of the FamilySearch website, such as browsing catalog items, using image-only… Continue reading May’s Genealogy Club Meeting Webinar “Advanced FamilySearch” Online Now!

Fountaindale Public Library District · Genealogy Club · Local History and Genealogy · Webinar

May Genealogy Club Webinar “Transcribing Records for FamilySearch” Online Now! – Those Places Thursday

Did you miss your local genealogical society meeting this month? Fountaindale Public Library’s Genealogy Club May lecture is live and available for free through June 10, 2018. The webinar and handout are available online at https://fountaindalegenealogy.org/webinars/. This month’s meeting “Transcribing Records for FamilySearch” is presented by Jeff Bockman. Tom highlights projects and transcription opportunities on… Continue reading May Genealogy Club Webinar “Transcribing Records for FamilySearch” Online Now! – Those Places Thursday

Vital Records · Websites

Access available for FamilySearch Affiliate Records – Workday Wednesday

Ever since the discontinuation of microfilm lending via FamilySearch, our library has been fielding a lot of requests about access for a particular set of online records which are only available to LDS Family History Centers or affiliate libraries.  We are pleased to announce that registered FamilySearch users now have access to these highly desired… Continue reading Access available for FamilySearch Affiliate Records – Workday Wednesday

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

Cemetery Research · Databases · Local History and Genealogy · Vital Records · Websites

New Chicago Indexing Projects on Family Search – Workday Wednesday

Attention researchers!  If you’ve been searching for new Chicago genealogy records, there are two amazing record sets available for indexing on FamilySearch right now! If you’re new to online indexing projects, FamilySearch indexing provides volunteers with a unique opportunity to contribute to the processing of genealogical records.  A free online registration, free software download, and… Continue reading New Chicago Indexing Projects on Family Search – Workday Wednesday

Census Records · Technology Tools · Websites

1940 Census Madness or How I Learned to Stay Connected with Facebook and a Phone – Wisdom Wednesday

I have been asked to write a blog entry about my personal family history research experience (now in its ninth year) for about a year now.  My life circumstances have not allowed the free time to make this happen… until now, ironically the week that the 1940 Census went “live” online. What an exciting time… Continue reading 1940 Census Madness or How I Learned to Stay Connected with Facebook and a Phone – Wisdom Wednesday

State Specific Research

Oh, Indiana!: Searching the ‘Crossroads of America’ for Genealogy Records

Indiana can be a difficult place to conduct genealogy research.  There are few states which seem to have so few apparent records as Indiana, which can make any researcher wary of looking for ancestors in the ‘Crossroads of America’. We’ve had three patrons in two weeks ask a few of the same questions: How do… Continue reading Oh, Indiana!: Searching the ‘Crossroads of America’ for Genealogy Records