Databases

Find Free Genealogy Resources @ Try-It Illinois October 1 – November 30, 2011! – 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 2011. This twelfth annual statewide database trial is sponsored by Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White and the Illinois State Library. Try-It! Illinois offers library staff and patrons… Continue reading Find Free Genealogy Resources @ Try-It Illinois October 1 – November 30, 2011! – Follow Friday

Databases · Fountaindale Public Library District

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 information gathering search engine, allows subscribers to search for individuals by name, location, ect. and… Continue reading Utilizing Spokeo for Genealogy Research – Thankful Thursday

Databases · European Research

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 work with, as her dad won’t talk about his childhood in World World II Lithuania/Germany.… Continue reading Minding the Gap in Post-WWII Immigration/Refugee Genealogy Records – Society Saturday

Books and Print Material · European Research

Tracing your Legal Ancestors – Tuesday’s Tip

I’ve resisted tackling the UK legal portion of my research for some time.  At first glance, the British legal system seems like a mess of courts, divisions, and terminology which might trip up a full trained American lawyer.  Needless to say, I don’t want to phone my one an only lawyer acquaintance for genealogy assistance… Continue reading Tracing your Legal Ancestors – Tuesday’s Tip