Category Archives: Websites

Can’t Wait for ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ Try BBC’s ‘Turn Back Time: The Family’ – Travel Tuesday

Quick show of hands, who’s NOT looking forward to TLC’s new season of Who Do You Think You Are?  By the way, thank you for the WDYTYA viewing party invitations.  I can’t wait to see the new season! Before we … 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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Genealogy Day 2014: Pinning Down the People, Papers, and Places of your Past – Wisdom Wednesday

Join us for Fountaindale Public Library’s fourth Genealogy Day on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 9:30 am to 4pm!  Genealogy Day is free and open to the public, and registration begins on Friday, February 14, 2014.   You can register online … 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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Diedinhouse.com: A New Way of Looking at Death Records? – Black Sheep Sunday

“I think my house is haunted.  Can you see if anyone died or was murdered in my house?” Believe it or not, this is a popular question at a library reference desk.  I thought about this subject quite a bit … Continue reading

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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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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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