Category Archives: Databases

Fall into Genealogy with the Try-It! Illinois Database Trial – Follow Friday

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 2014. This annual statewide database trial is sponsored by Secretary of State and State Librarian … Continue reading

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Finding Family Clues in Digital Letters and Diaries – Follow Friday

Once upon a time, acquiring access to a personal correspondence collection required an in-person visit to a specialized library, state archive, or a national depository.  Diaries and Letters give a first person account of daily life, and divulge an individual’s … Continue reading

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New Chicago Indexing Projects on Family Search – Workday Wednesday

Attention researchers!  If you’ve been searching for new Chicago genealogy records, there are two amazing record sets available for indexing on FamilySearch right now! If you’re new to online indexing projects, FamilySearch indexing provides volunteers with a unique opportunity to … Continue reading

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Internet Archive Hosts Outstanding Collection of City Directories, Yearbooks, and Gazetteers – Follow Friday

Dear Genealogists, I want you to add just one more item to your list of goals this year – Get to Know the City Directories, Yearbooks, and Gazetters on Internet Archive. I’ve been extolling the virtues of Internet Archive as … Continue reading

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Try-It! Illinois Databases Are Here! – Wishful Wednesday

The Try-It! Illinois Database trial is is now live!  From now through November 30, 2013, you will be able to use a variety of databases for free from the comfort of your home computer! This fantastic opportunity is brought to … 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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