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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 ddudek@fountaindale.org

Using Algorithmia’s Free Photo Coloration Tool – Thrifty Thursday

I spent a few hours today testing and playing around with Algorithmia’s free online photo coloring tool.  Marketing itself as a deep learning tool for app developers, Algorithmia is a boon for genealogists who are looking for a cheap and easy way … Continue reading

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Shake Up Your Summer with Free Online Genealogy Classes and Webinars- Follow Friday

Who says you’re too cool for summer school?  Summer is a great time to pick up new genealogy skills! FutureLearn announced a second edition of Genealogy: Researching Your Family Tree to their summer schedule.  The response to the first course in March … Continue reading

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Unique University and College Directories – Talented Tuesday

Were your ancestors bringing home top marks or were they flunking out? Gradating from higher education is a huge accomplishment.  The pursuit of higher education was a goal for our ancestors.  Not all of them had the financial resources to … Continue reading

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Your Ancestor Doesn’t Have to be a Serial Killer to have Records at the Courthouse – Thriller Thursday

Not everyone who passed through a courthouse has a criminal record.  The  phrase ‘going to the courthouse,’ has a strong connotation of either getting a quick civil wedding or a heinous criminal trial.  One could argue that the only time any … Continue reading

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FREE GENEALOGY WEBINARS! Check out our live stream of events for Genealogy Day 2016 – Thrifty Thursday

Who doesn’t love a free webinar? Join us for Fountaindale Public Library’s sixth annual Genealogy Day with a live stream of our program on Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 9:30 am to 4pm CST! This year’s theme is “Hunting Down … Continue reading

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Genealogy Day 2016: Hunting Down Sensational Stories – Wisdom Wednesday

Join us for Fountaindale Public Library’s sixth annual Genealogy Day on Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 9:30 am to 4pm! Genealogy Day is free and open to the public!   In addition to the speakers, participants will enjoy Door Prizes, … Continue reading

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On the Waitlist? Watch our Irish Genealogy Workshop Webinar! – Wisdom Wednesday

Due to popular demand, the Ulster Historical Foundation has graciously allowed us to stream our Irish Genealogy: Resources for Success program online for free via YouTube on Wednesday, March 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.! All the documents, handouts, … Continue reading

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