Fountaindale Public Library District · Genealogy Club · Public Presentations · Workshops and Events

Sign up for June Civil War Genealogy Programming! – Tuesday’s Tip

Do you have a Civil War veteran in your family tree?   Learn how to research your veteran ancestors during Fountaindale Public Library’s Civil War Genealogy Workshop on Saturday, June 1 from 10 am to noon.  Librarians Tina Beaird and Debra Dudek will share the resources, records, newspapers, and other materials to help you with your… Continue reading Sign up for June Civil War Genealogy Programming! – Tuesday’s Tip

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

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Gearing up for the Fox Valley Genealogical Society 2012 Conference! – Tech Tuesday

When you need help, it’s time to call in the experts.  If you’re looking to harness the power of Ancestry.com to it’s fullest potential, you’re going to want to make a date with Lou. Loretto Dennis “Lou” Szucs, or as I call have dubbed her, “the great, all-knowing, and entirely entertaining Lou” is presenting “Ancestry.com and Beyond” at… Continue reading Gearing up for the Fox Valley Genealogical Society 2012 Conference! – Tech 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

Databases · Websites

In Love with Free Online Genealogy Goodies – Follow Friday

Dear Genealogists, Love is in the air, online, and just a click away.  No, I’m not talking about e-Harmony.  I’m too busy falling in love with the free 1930 census records on Ancestry.com! From February 16 to 2o, Ancestry is opening its 1930 census online for free.  You’ll find out more about your ancestors as… Continue reading In Love with Free Online Genealogy Goodies – Follow Friday