Free Family History Writing Class – Thrifty Thursday

Is your family story too good to keep in the family?  Was great-grandpa a train robber?  Was great-great grandma a college graduate?  Your family may be littered with black sheep and canonized saints, but that won’t keep their stories alive forever.  So save some hard earned cash and learn to write your family history saga!

The Fountaindale Public Library is hosting “Bringing Family History to Life: The Stories We Could Tell” on Wednesday, August 24 at 7:00 p.m. in Meeting Room B.  Presenter David Clark will help you reach beyond genealogical facts and data to crafting a rich and full history of your ancestors.  Mr. Clark writes “Writing the unique stories of a person’s family can preserve the facts and provide a record for future generations. This presentation will help people interested in telling their family stories to overcome their fears of writing and commit the oral traditions to the written word.”

Mr. Clark will discuss how to interweave your organized information with written materials to create a fantastic item.  All you need to begin your project is a computer, scanner, and digital camera!

Registration for this event is suggested, so save your spot by calling the Fountaindale Public Library at (630) 685-4176.  You can also register by visiting the 3rd Floor Reference Desk or by visiting our website at

So, the question/comment of the day is:

If you could interview any of your ancestors, who would you choose and why?

Leave your interesting or creative responses in the comment box below, or on our Facebook Page.

Next time, we’ll look at genealogy webinars on Youtube and swap favorite genealogy-centric films and documentaries.

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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