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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, and links will be included in the description fields below the video.  We will also… Continue reading On the Waitlist? Watch our Irish Genealogy Workshop Webinar! – Wisdom Wednesday

European Research · Genealogy Club · Public Presentations · Workshops and Events

Registration Open for Free Irish Genealogy Workshop! – Thrifty Thursday

The Fountaindale Public Library District and the Plainfield Public Library District are hosting “Irish Genealogy: Resources for Success!” – a full day Irish genealogy workshop with the Ulster Historical Foundation on Wednesday,March 16, 2016 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm at the Fountaindale Public Library, 300 W. Briarcliff Road in Bolingbrook, IL. This multi-session program will… Continue reading Registration Open for Free Irish Genealogy Workshop! – Thrifty Thursday

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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

European Research · Genealogy Club · Public Presentations · Workshops and Events

Irish Genealogy: Resources for Success! – Tuesday’s Tip

The Fountaindale Public Library District and the Plainfield Public Library District are hosting an evening of Irish genealogical research with the Ulster Historical Foundation on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 from 6-8:30 pm at the Fountaindale Public Library, 300 W. Briarcliff Road in Bolingbrook, IL. The Ulster Historical Foundation, which is based in Belfast, Ireland will… Continue reading Irish Genealogy: Resources for Success! – Tuesday’s Tip

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Sign Up for Free Polish Genealogy Workshops and a Military Research Presentation this November! – Motivation Monday

October and November are the final push for family Thanksgiving genealogy projects!  If you’re discovering your Polish roots, you won’t want to miss Fountaindale Public Library’s Polish Genealogy Workshop day on Saturday, November 2 from 10 am to 3 pm.  Guest speaker Steve Szabados will host two sessions Polish Immigration: Where, When, Why? and Polish… Continue reading Sign Up for Free Polish Genealogy Workshops and a Military Research Presentation this November! – Motivation Monday

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