Step beyond the US Federal Census returns! On Wednesday, May 14 at 7 pm at the Fountaindale Public Library, Tina Beaird will show you how to use agricultural, manufacturing, school, state, territorial, other special censuses! Learn how to locate, access, and glean information from these special records, which will provide unique and interesting information about your ancestors!
Learn how your ancestor’s taxes supported the school district, what type of crops were grown on their farms, and the cash value of a farm, livestock, machinery and business enterprises. As many of these special censuses are not available on a federal level, Tina will introduce you to the repositories which house these records, as well as providing online resources to meet your research goals. You won’t want to miss this program! Doors open at 6:30 pm, and light refreshments will be included.
BillionGraves Field Trips - Break out your smart phone and join the FPLD Genealogy Club for a series of summer BillionGraves fieldtrips! There are two BillionGraves Field Trips scheduled for Saturday, June 14, 2014. The first field trip will be held at 9 am at Boardman Cemetery in Bolingbrook. At 1 pm, a second field trip will be held at Alexander Cemetery in Romeoville. You do not need to be a Genealogy Club member to join in on the project! For more information call (630) 685-4201.
See You At The Library!