European Research · Fountaindale Public Library District · Genealogy Club · Workshops and Events

Sign Up for Free Polish Genealogy Workshops and a Military Research Presentation this November! – Motivation Monday

October and November are the final push for family Thanksgiving genealogy projects!  If you’re discovering your Polish roots, you won’t want to miss Fountaindale Public Library’s Polish Genealogy Workshop day on Saturday, November 2 from 10 am to 3 pm.  Guest speaker Steve Szabados will host two sessions Polish Immigration: Where, When, Why? and Polish… Continue reading Sign Up for Free Polish Genealogy Workshops and a Military Research Presentation this November! – Motivation Monday

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 · State Specific Research · Websites

Censusfinder.com: An Underestimated Gem – Motivation Monday

When I teach genealogy classes, I like to poll the group for the type of resources they use.  Ancestry.com, FamilySearch, and Cyndi’s List typically make up the big three places for research. I don’t have any complaints with these resources; with the except of Ancestry eliminating the US Veteran’s Administration Records.  (Why?  Why, Ancestry?  Why?… Continue reading Censusfinder.com: An Underestimated Gem – Motivation Monday

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

Fountaindale Public Library District · Public Presentations

Be There or Be Square: FPLD Genealogy Club Speaker Schedule updated! – Motivation Monday

What do you have to lose?  Make a resolution to attend more Fountaindale Public Library Genealogy Club programs! We have three great speakers ready to help motivate you to success!  The FPLD Genealogy Club meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m in Meeting Room A of the Fountaindale Public Library. UPCOMING… Continue reading Be There or Be Square: FPLD Genealogy Club Speaker Schedule updated! – Motivation Monday

Databases · Fountaindale Public Library District

Szabados gives tip on Find My Past Ireland, Holik-Urban publishes meeting review, and Bockman chronicles genealogy trip to France

During last night’s Genealogy Club meeting, our speaker Steve Szabados gave me a new Irish genealogy website to preview: http://www.findmypast.ie. I’m a very big fan of findmypast.co.uk, which is a genealogy website for England, Wales, and the Isle of Man.  I’ve often referred patrons and genealogy researchers to this website for the free 14-day trial,… Continue reading Szabados gives tip on Find My Past Ireland, Holik-Urban publishes meeting review, and Bockman chronicles genealogy trip to France