Documentary · Television

New “We’ll Meet Again” Episode Has Bolingbrook Connection

Earlier last year, our library had the extraordinary opportunity to do a little leg work for an episode of the PBS show We’ll Meet Again with Ann Curry.  If you are new to the show, We’ll Meet Again explores some of history’s most dramatic events and reunites people who had been separated by them.  If… Continue reading New “We’ll Meet Again” Episode Has Bolingbrook Connection

Documentary · Public Presentations · State Specific Research

Copper mining ancestors and tragedy in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula – Friday’s Faces from the Past

Were your ancestors apart of the copper mining culture of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula?  You’ll want to check out Red Metal: The Copper Country Strike of 1913, which will debut this month on your local PBS station!  If you’re in the Chicagoland WTTW viewer, you can watch the program on Tuesday, December 17 at 8 pm, Wednesday,… Continue reading Copper mining ancestors and tragedy in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula – Friday’s Faces from the Past

Books and Print Material · Fountaindale Public Library District · Websites

Spring Brings Great Genealogy Reads and Online Shows! – Wisdom Wednesday

I’m always on the lookout for books, movies, and other fun fictional stuff featuring genealogists.  Hollywood and fiction writers love to place genealogists in a lot of the same stereotypes – namely obsessed research-driven people who glorify the deceased and whilst bumbling around the present with limited social skills.   Occasionally, I do meet these… Continue reading Spring Brings Great Genealogy Reads and Online Shows! – Wisdom Wednesday