Category Archives: Books and Print Material

Pre-Release Book Signing Added to Genealogy Day Lineup! – Tuesday’s Tip

Jennifer Holik will be joining us for a pre-release celebration of her new book Stories of the Lost at this year’s Genealogy Day on Saturday, May 3 from 1-2 p.m. Debuting on V-E (Victory in Europe) Day on May 8, … 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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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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Genealogy for Kids and Free Beginning Genealogy Classes – Motivation Monday

What does Jennifer Holik do when she’s not preparing for Genealogy Day?   Answer: She writes genealogy books. Yes, she’s published a group of how-to ebooks on Amazon, a non-fiction a World War II account entitled To Soar with the Tigers … Continue reading

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Spring Brings Great Genealogy Reads and Online Shows! – Wisdom Wednesday

I’m always on the lookout for books, movies, and other fun fictional stuff featuring genealogists.  Hollywood and fiction writers love to place genealogists in a lot of the same stereotypes – namely obsessed research-driven people who glorify the deceased and … Continue reading

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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; … Continue reading

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Free DNA Genealogy Presentation Nov. 10 at the Fountaindale Library – Thrifty Thursday

Demystify your DNA research with a fantastic fall program at the Fountaindale Public Library! Noted genealogist and author Dave Dowell will present “Adding DNA Testing to your Genealogical Tool Kit” and sign copies of his new book Crash Course in … Continue reading

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Tracing your Legal Ancestors – Tuesday’s Tip

I’ve resisted tackling the UK legal portion of my research for some time.  At first glance, the British legal system seems like a mess of courts, divisions, and terminology which might trip up a full trained American lawyer.  Needless to … Continue reading

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Summer reads with genealogy tie-ins – Wisdom Wednesday

I had a rude awakening a few weeks ago when my mom called and asked me what I’d been reading lately.  Crash Course in Genealogy I told her proudly.  “I blogged about it a few days ago.” Truth be told, … Continue reading

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Dave Dowell’s Crash Course in Genealogy – Tuesday’s Tip

I’ve read a lot of genealogy books.  I’m not bragging or anything, but I work in a library, so it makes sense that I’m looking through/checking out/reading genealogy books all the time.  The results are mixed. Are they all stunning … Continue reading

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