Thankful Thursday – Clark family descendent seeks resources and information

I’ve been looking over this research request for awhile, and while I can say I’m pretty good at finding a lot of really great information, I need a bit of assistance looking into this patron request.  I’ve spent several weekends looking into resources, making calls, all the while downing countless cups of vanilla roobios tea.

David Clark of Saratoga Springs Utah visited our library a month or so ago looking for information on his Clark family ancestors.

If the Clark family sounds familiar, it should ring a bell.  Several members of the Clark family were early settlers to this area.  Timothy Bladwin Clark, a veteran of the Blackhawk War, and his sons Barrett Bass Clark, and David Keeler Clark are buried at Hillcrest Cemetery of Barbers Corner (located at 380 E. Boghton Rd. in Bolingbrook).  The Clark family resided in this area between 1827-1831, moved west, and returned to this area before 1848.

A genealogical sketch of the Clark Family is available online at Community Family Tree.

Do you have any ideas for finding original documents, photographs, or additional resources for my out-of-town patron?

Please post your ideas, leads, and other tips in the comment box, or you can e-mail them to me at

Go through your bookshelves, because next time you’ll need to be ready to post your favorite books books and movies which feature genealogy!

See you at the Library!


About Fountaindale Public Library District's Genealogy Blog

The Fountaindale Public Library Genealogy Blog transmits research tips, notes, and other useful information for genealogy, family history, and local history researchers. This blog is maintained and authored by Adult and Teen Services Manager Debra M. Dudek, and contains publications and postings by Circulation Manager Theresa Hildebrand, Children's Services Assistant Cathy Gonsowski, and School Program Associate Laura Didier. The Fountaindale Public Library District offers numerous resources for the public, including books, materials, database access, a monthly genealogy club, and free programming. The Genealogy Club also offers volunteer research assistance by appointment. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the library at (630) 685-4176 or by e-mail at
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One Response to Thankful Thursday – Clark family descendent seeks resources and information

  1. Jennifer Holik, Professional Genealogist says:

    Check out Amy Coffin’s We Tree Blog for genealogy movies. You will laugh.

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