Cemetery Research · Databases · Local History and Genealogy · Military · Technology Tools · World War I

Researching World War I Veterans Buried in Bolingbrook’s Hillcrest Cemetery – Those Places Thursday

One of the relatively obscure historical notes of Bolingbrook, is the presence of four World War I veterans interred in Hillcrest Cemetery.  With its close proximity to Boughton Road and  Fire Station Three, Hillcrest Cemetery is far removed from the quiet, serene idea of a small local burial ground.  Putting aside its location on a… Continue reading Researching World War I Veterans Buried in Bolingbrook’s Hillcrest Cemetery – Those Places Thursday

Military · State Specific Research · Transcription Project · Volunteer Opportunity · World War I

Indiana WWI Military Service Cards Are Going Digital! – Tuesday’s Tip

If you are conducting World War I research for an Indiana ancestor, your task just became a lot easier. The Indiana Archives and Records Administration is digitizing their collection of World War I Military Service Cards and making them available for free online.  The project, which is part of the Indiana Archives and Records Administration Virtual… Continue reading Indiana WWI Military Service Cards Are Going Digital! – Tuesday’s Tip

Fountaindale Public Library District · Genealogy Club · Military · State Specific Research · Technology Tools · Webinar · World War I

July Genealogy Club Webinar “Music in the First World War” Online Now! – Follow Friday

Did you miss your local genealogical society meeting this month? Fountaindale Public Library’s Genealogy Club July lecture is live and available for free through August 13, 2018.  The webinar and handout are available online at https://fountaindalegenealogy.org/webinars/. This month’s meeting “Music in the First World War” is presented by Andrew Bullen of the Illinois State Library.… Continue reading July Genealogy Club Webinar “Music in the First World War” Online Now! – Follow Friday

Military · Monuments · State Specific Research

The Tale of Two Statues – The Strange Story of Viquesney’s WWI ‘Spirit’ Monuments – Those Places Thursday

If you take a walk through one of the many memorial parks in the United States, you’ll find monuments of every size, shape, and material.  Some are as simple as a large stone with a bronze plaque.  Others are grand and opulent buildings constructed of rare materials and marble.  The better known monuments celebrate the… Continue reading The Tale of Two Statues – The Strange Story of Viquesney’s WWI ‘Spirit’ Monuments – Those Places Thursday

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Christmas on the American WWI Homefront – Talented Tuesday

As we look back to the events of the Great War and the people who lived through it, what serves as a tether between that century was the significance of Christmas to Americans living at home and abroad.  For a majority of families, this Christmas would mark the first time since the Civil War where one… Continue reading Christmas on the American WWI Homefront – Talented Tuesday

Documentary · European Research · Military · Technology Tools · Websites

The Best WWI Videos to Watch before and after Our ‘Tracing Your WWI Military Ancestors’ Workshop and Webinar – Military Monday

If you’re confused about WWI history and your ancestor’s place in the conflict, you’re not alone!  The events and politics which encompass The Great War seem larger than life and not easily palatable.  Instead of thinking of the war as a whole and pulling out your hair in confusion, here’s a list of videos which… Continue reading The Best WWI Videos to Watch before and after Our ‘Tracing Your WWI Military Ancestors’ Workshop and Webinar – Military Monday

Fountaindale Public Library District · Military · Public Presentations · State Specific Research · Websites · Workshops and Events

Track Down Your WWI Military Ancestors with our Free Multi-Session Webinar! – Those Places Thursday

Need help finding the Great War heroes in your family tree? The Fountaindale Public Library is hosting a free workshop and live stream of Here Come the Doughboys!: Tracing Your WWI Military Ancestors on Saturday, September 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. CST! Program Schedule Reconstructing your Soldier’s WWI Experience     9:30 a.m.… Continue reading Track Down Your WWI Military Ancestors with our Free Multi-Session Webinar! – Those Places Thursday