Conference · Fountaindale Public Library District · Public Presentations · Webinar

FREE GENEALOGY WEBINARS! Check out our live stream of events for Genealogy Day 2016 – Thrifty Thursday

Who doesn’t love a free webinar? Join us for Fountaindale Public Library’s sixth annual Genealogy Day with a live stream of our program on Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 9:30 am to 4pm CST! This year’s theme is “Hunting Down Sensational Stories” and will feature three outstanding presentations: Using HistoryLines to Tell Your Family Story … Continue reading FREE GENEALOGY WEBINARS! Check out our live stream of events for Genealogy Day 2016 – Thrifty Thursday

European Research · Genealogy Club · Public Presentations · Workshops and Events

Irish Genealogy: Resources for Success! – Tuesday’s Tip

The Fountaindale Public Library District and the Plainfield Public Library District are hosting an evening of Irish genealogical research with the Ulster Historical Foundation on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 from 6-8:30 pm at the Fountaindale Public Library, 300 W. Briarcliff Road in Bolingbrook, IL. The Ulster Historical Foundation, which is based in Belfast, Ireland will… Continue reading Irish Genealogy: Resources for Success! – Tuesday’s Tip

Databases

Try-It! Illinois Databases Are Here! – Wishful Wednesday

The Try-It! Illinois Database trial is is now live!  From now through November 30, 2013, you will be able to use a variety of databases for free from the comfort of your home computer! This fantastic opportunity is brought to all state residents by the generous sponsorship of Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse… Continue reading Try-It! Illinois Databases Are Here! – Wishful Wednesday

Conference · Fountaindale Public Library District · Workshops and Events

Space stil available for Genealogy Day 2013!

There’s still time to register for our amazing Genealogy Day!   Join us our fantastic free program on Saturday, April 20 from 9:30 am to 4 pm and learn more about the following genealogical topics: Homesteading Records –  The Homestead Act of 1862 allowed any qualified individual to claim up to 160 acres of free… Continue reading Space stil available for Genealogy Day 2013!

Books and Print Material · Cemetery Research · Databases · Fountaindale Public Library District · Genealogy Club · Local History and Genealogy · Public Presentations · Vital Records · Websites

December’s To-Do List from a Genealogist – Wisdom Wednesday

The months of November and December always seem to move by so fast! Thanksgiving with its wonderful weather was a welcome change, and I was even more gratified by having some time to discuss genealogy with my family, albeit in an underhanded way.  My parents are not terribly sentimental people, but I noticed they reminisced… Continue reading December’s To-Do List from a Genealogist – Wisdom Wednesday

Cemetery Research · Databases · Genealogy Club · Technology Tools · Websites

Genealogy Club Webinar: Finding an Ancestors Disasterous End – Tombstone Tuesday

We all want a happy ending, but for some of us that may not be how the story ends. As a genealogist, I’ve learned it can be easy to track down an ancestor when they’ve passed away horribly or under terrible circumstances.  Let me say, I wouldn’t want that to happen to me or to… Continue reading Genealogy Club Webinar: Finding an Ancestors Disasterous End – Tombstone Tuesday

Cemetery Research

Cemetery Hijinks Do Not Include Stone Tipping – Funny Friday

We’re prepping for our Naperville Cemetery Tour on Wednesday, June 13, and I hope you’re ready to join us! While preparing for our tour, symbolism scavenger hunt, and grave dousing have led me to think about several facets of cemetery research – AKA – Cemetery Hijinks. I call it hijinks for several reasons: a) It… Continue reading Cemetery Hijinks Do Not Include Stone Tipping – Funny Friday