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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

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BillionGraves Field Trip for July 12 cancelled due to thunderstorms – will be rescheduled

The BillionGraves Fieldtrips to Oak Crest and Oak Hill Cemeteries in Downers Grove scheduled for today, Saturday, July 12, 2014, have been cancelled due to thunderstorm activity.  We will reschedule this event for a later date this autumn.  If you have any questions or concerns, please call the event organizer Debra at (231) 920-6313.

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Tracing your English Ancestors with Pen & Sword Press – Tuesday’s Tip

I’ve been overdosing on British genealogy lately, and I think the blame goes clearly to publisher Pen and Sword Press for their astonishing number of recently published research guides. On my desk right now are titles such as Tracing your Rural Ancestors by Jonathan Brown, Tracing your Criminal Ancestors by Stephen Wade, Tracing your Textile… Continue reading Tracing your English Ancestors with Pen & Sword Press – Tuesday’s Tip

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Cyndi’s List Spruces Up website and Irish-American Heritage Center Hosts Genealogy Meeting

If you’ve been been a user of the blockbuster site Cyndi’s List, you’ll really enjoy its newly launched website design.  With a new layout and some fantastic cosmetic adjustments, the site is better organized and is visually appealing. I’ve always enjoyed the ‘What’s New’ section, which has provided me with a lot of great finds. … Continue reading Cyndi’s List Spruces Up website and Irish-American Heritage Center Hosts Genealogy Meeting

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Genealogy 101 class offered online through FPLD’s Universal Class database!

Newbies take note! The Fountaindale Public Library now offers a Genealogy 101 class online for free through our Universal Class Database! Our Universal Class Database is open to all FPLD card holding patrons, and can be accessed from our Computer Lab & Local History room during library business hours or from your home 24/7 via… Continue reading Genealogy 101 class offered online through FPLD’s Universal Class database!