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Cyndi’s List Spruces Up website and Irish-American Heritage Center Hosts Genealogy Meeting

If you’ve been been a user of the blockbuster site Cyndi’s List, you’ll really enjoy its newly launched website design.  With a new layout and some fantastic cosmetic adjustments, the site is better organized and is visually appealing. I’ve always enjoyed the ‘What’s New’ section, which has provided me with a lot of great finds. … Continue reading Cyndi’s List Spruces Up website and Irish-American Heritage Center Hosts Genealogy Meeting

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Szabados gives tip on Find My Past Ireland, Holik-Urban publishes meeting review, and Bockman chronicles genealogy trip to France

During last night’s Genealogy Club meeting, our speaker Steve Szabados gave me a new Irish genealogy website to preview: http://www.findmypast.ie. I’m a very big fan of findmypast.co.uk, which is a genealogy website for England, Wales, and the Isle of Man.  I’ve often referred patrons and genealogy researchers to this website for the free 14-day trial,… Continue reading Szabados gives tip on Find My Past Ireland, Holik-Urban publishes meeting review, and Bockman chronicles genealogy trip to France

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Ancestry Library Edition available for in-library use only

Due to vendor contracts, the library will be unable to provide home access to Ancestry Library Edition.  However, the library will continue to provide remote access to  HeritageQuest, the Chicago Tribune Historical Archive, and America’s Obituaries. You can access Ancestry Library Edition in our Local History Room on the 3rd floor, or in our Computer… Continue reading Ancestry Library Edition available for in-library use only

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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 resources are free to use in the library or at home with your library card.… Continue reading June’s Genealogy Roundup: News and updates from FPLD