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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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Utilizing Spokeo for Genealogy Research – Thankful Thursday

The ancient Greek philosophers have urged countless generations to “Know Thyself”. Now there’s a website that can tell you (and others) who you are with one mouse click. Spokeo.com, a split personality website which marries online ‘white pages’ with an … Continue reading

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Minding the Gap in Post-WWII Immigration/Refugee Genealogy Records – Society Saturday

Each patron query is an opportunity to learn something new. My case in point from last week -My patron has been seeking records on Lithuanian immigrant A. Bartkus and his family. Anything goes.  My patron didn’t really have much to … Continue reading

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Looking at Rootsireland.ie – Those Places Thursday

I’ve had limited luck researching Irish records.  It’s not that I don’t think I’m trying hard enough, I just think the ‘luck of the Irish’ is simply not with me on this endeavor.  When I think strategically about Irish research, … Continue reading

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June’s Genealogy Roundup: News and updates from FPLD

If you can’t beat the heat in your house, then head for the library! The Fountaindale Public Library just updated its database offerings with Mango Languages, Universal Class, and full access to the Chicago Tribune Historic Newspaper Archive.  All these … Continue reading

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Genealogy 101 class offered online through FPLD’s Universal Class database!

Newbies take note! The Fountaindale Public Library now offers a Genealogy 101 class online for free through our Universal Class Database! Our Universal Class Database is open to all FPLD card holding patrons, and can be accessed from our Computer … Continue reading

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