BYO Smart Phone for our BillionGraves Field Trips! – Follow Friday

billiongravesgraphicBreak out your smart phone and join the Fountaindale Public Library Genealogy Club for a series of summer BillionGraves Field Trips!  There are four BillionGraves Field Trips scheduled for June and July, 2014.  Each field trip is available for genealogists, family historians, and cemetery buffs of all experience levels.  Registration is free and each session will include handouts, hands-on training, and bottled water.  Participants should bring a smartphone or data-plan enabled tablet, weather appropriate accessories, and a good pair of sturdy shoes to each field trip.

On Saturday, June 14 our first set of field trips will be held at 9 am at Boardman Cemetery in Bolingbrook.  After a short break, the second field trip will be held at 1 pm at Alexander Cemetery in Romeoville.Alexander Cemetery

The second set of field trips will be held on Saturday, July 12 in Downers Grove.  The first fieldtrip will be held at 9 am at Oak Hill Cemetery.  After a short break, the second field trip will be held at 1 pm in the adjoining Oak Crest Cemetery.

If you are new to BillionGraves, you will want to attend our BillionGraves Orientation on Wednesday, July 9 at 7 pm at the Fountaindale Public Library.  The orientation will cover how to download the app, how to take photos, link photos together, delete photos, how to tackle difficult transcription issues, and how to upload photos at the end of the project. The program will also include a short cemetery transcription orientation as well.  Registration for the orientation is free and can be completed online or by calling the Fountaindale Public Library at (630) 685-4176.

You do not need to be a Genealogy Club member to join the BillionGraves Field Trips!  We would like to host additional field trips in the fall, and we would like to know what cemeteries you want to survey!  For more information call (630) 685-4201.

To learn more about the cemeteries on our field trip list, you can visit the following sites:

Boardman Cemetery - http://www.bolingbrookhistprescomm.org/boardman-cemetery.html

Alexander Cemetery – http://dupagetownship.org/cemeteries/alexander-cemetery

Oak Hill and Oak Crest Cemeteries – http://www.dgtownship.com/?page_id=270

Good Luck!

Debra

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About Fountaindale Public Library District's Genealogy Blog

The Fountaindale Public Library Genealogy Blog transmits research tips, notes, and other useful information for genealogy, family history, and local history researchers. This blog is maintained and authored by Adult and Teen Services Manager Debra M. Dudek, and contains publications and postings by Circulation Manager Theresa Hildebrand, Children's Services Assistant Cathy Gonsowski, and School Program Associate Laura Didier. The Fountaindale Public Library District offers numerous resources for the public, including books, materials, database access, a monthly genealogy club, and free programming. The Genealogy Club also offers volunteer research assistance by appointment. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the library at (630) 685-4176 or by e-mail at genealogy@fountaindale.org
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