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Vintage Halloween Party Ideas – Friday’s Faces from the Past

Do you think Holloween How-To books were birthed by Martha Stewart?  Nope.  Our obsession for harvest and Halloween themed parties, gatherings, and general mischief have been alive and well in our culture for well over a century.  Our consumer culture and love affair with Halloween has been portrayed with postcards, photographs, costumes, and food.  Lots, and lots,… Continue reading Vintage Halloween Party Ideas – Friday’s Faces from the Past

Databases · Genealogy Club · Websites

Try-It! Illinois Database Season is Now Live! – Thrifty Thursday

Kick off your fall research season with the Try-It! Illinois Database Trial! If you’re an Illinois resident with internet access of any kind, you are eligible to access the immense amount of information available during the this year’s trial. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White, the… Continue reading Try-It! Illinois Database Season is Now Live! – Thrifty Thursday

Books and Print Material · Local History and Genealogy · State Specific Research · Vital Records · Websites

New Releases to New York State Genealogical Records on Internet Archive – Tuesday’s Tip

I’ve made a habit of scrolling through a the list of newly archived records on Internet Archive.  I love seeing all the new material appearing on the site to eager researchers such as myself, and I wasn’t disappointed with the long list of new items I found for New York state genealogy research! A Few of… Continue reading New Releases to New York State Genealogical Records on Internet Archive – Tuesday’s Tip

European Research · Field Trip · Public Presentations

Fall Back into Your Genealogy Research with Four Free New Programs! – Wisdom Wednesday

I hope everyone has enjoyed their summer break from our regular Fountaindale Public Library Genealogy Club Meetings.  Now that everyone has had an opportunity to travel, conduct research, and maybe hit up a few cemeteries with the BillionGraves App, its time to mark your calendars for the four outstanding free Genealogy Club programs we have… Continue reading Fall Back into Your Genealogy Research with Four Free New Programs! – Wisdom Wednesday

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Road Trip Audiobook Picks for Genealogists – Travel Tuesday

Well friends, it’s time to hit the road.  Pack those bags, book your airbnb accommodations, and seek those elusive genealogy records.  Whether you’re traveling by car, plane, or train, you’re going to want to bring along a few books to burn through your travel time, and I highly advocate picking up something in an audiobook… Continue reading Road Trip Audiobook Picks for Genealogists – Travel Tuesday

Census Records · Conference · State Specific Research · Websites

Making a Home on the Homestead – Those Places Thursday

During the course of your research, you’ll have a nagging feeling of neglect for a certain person or family group.  Maybe you were satisfied with your research and wondered off to more pressing projects.  Perhaps you hit a brick wall and left to pursue other projects out of frustration.  Or just maybe you were lured… Continue reading Making a Home on the Homestead – Those Places Thursday

Cemetery Research · Field Trip · Local History and Genealogy

Seven Summer Fun Ideas for Genealogists – Travel Tuesday

Summertime is fun time, and there’s nothing better than experiencing the history and family legend in a new location.  Whether you’re getting out of the house to research with your friends or you’re in need of a cultural holiday, here are ten suggestions which will help you take advantage of the beautiful weather. Pack up the… Continue reading Seven Summer Fun Ideas for Genealogists – Travel Tuesday