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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

Sign Up for Free Online Genealogy Classes this Summer! – Tuesdays Tip

Summer learning abounds at the Foundaindale Public Library! Come in from the summer heat into our air conditioned computer lab for two free Online Genealogy Classes!  Our classes will introduce you to new websites and tools which can help you … Continue reading

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Sign up for June Civil War Genealogy Programming! – Tuesday’s Tip

Do you have a Civil War veteran in your family tree?   Learn how to research your veteran ancestors during Fountaindale Public Library’s Civil War Genealogy Workshop on Saturday, June 1 from 10 am to noon.  Librarians Tina Beaird and Debra … Continue reading

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Exciting Summer Genealogy Programing @ The Fountaindale Library!

Looking for a great way to kick off your summer research season?  The Fountaindale Public Library his hosting a fantastic array of programming which will help engage your next genealogical challenge! Did your ancestors take up sides during the Civil … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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December’s To-Do List from a Genealogist – Wisdom Wednesday

The months of November and December always seem to move by so fast! Thanksgiving with its wonderful weather was a welcome change, and I was even more gratified by having some time to discuss genealogy with my family, albeit in … Continue reading

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Genealogy Club Webinar: Finding an Ancestors Disasterous End – Tombstone Tuesday

We all want a happy ending, but for some of us that may not be how the story ends. As a genealogist, I’ve learned it can be easy to track down an ancestor when they’ve passed away horribly or under … Continue reading

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Try-It Illinois Databases 2012! Great Genealogy Resources for Free! – Tech Tuesday

Attention Illinois residents!  Some of the best genealogy resources online are available for free through the Try-It! Illinois Database trial October 1 – November 30 2012. This annual statewide database trial is sponsored by Secretary of State and State Librarian … Continue reading

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Help with Austrian, Hungarian, and Swiss Research with Retro Resources – Follow Friday

Dear Non-Polish researchers, I’m not ignoring you.  It may seem like it, as the Genealogy Club has hosted two Polish genealogy programs this year.  Ideally, I would love to have more ethnic genealogy speakers, but I have not found anyone to present … Continue reading

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Gearing up for the Fox Valley Genealogical Society 2012 Conference! – Tech Tuesday

When you need help, it’s time to call in the experts.  If you’re looking to harness the power of Ancestry.com to it’s fullest potential, you’re going to want to make a date with Lou. Loretto Dennis “Lou” Szucs, or as … Continue reading

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Sorting Saturday – Pick up a 3 month subscription to Archives.com for $10!

I’m a big believer in genealogy bargains. So imagine my delight when I found a Livingsocial deal featuring a three-month subscription to Archives.com for $10! If you’re not familiar with Livingsocial, this website offers local and national deals on everything … Continue reading

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