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What did your ancestors say about Valentine’s Day? – Treasure Chest Thursday

What words of love were shared between your loved ones on Valentines Day?   American culture has been quite attached to Valentines Day ever since the first Miss Esther A. Howland created our country’s first “fancy” valentine in 1849.  Valentine’s Day was a popular holiday in the United Kingdom, and it soon catapulted to popularity here in… Continue reading What did your ancestors say about Valentine’s Day? – Treasure Chest Thursday

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

Online Classes · Websites

Take a Free Beginning Genealogy Class Online with FutureLearn! – Motivation Monday

I have waxed poetic about FutureLearn and its amazing free online classes in previous posts.  I’ve learned a lot from their history and forensic science courses, and I really enjoyed the course “England in the Time of Richard III,” which proved to be very popular given the 2014 archaeological discovery of the last Plantagenet king buried under a Leicester parking lot.… Continue reading Take a Free Beginning Genealogy Class Online with FutureLearn! – Motivation Monday

Fountaindale Public Library District · Genealogy Club · Public Presentations · Workshops and Events

Genealogy Club 2016 Events Schedule – Society Saturday

The Fountaindale Public Library Genealogy Club will host series of exciting programs and monthly meetings in 2016.  All programs are free and open to the public.  Registration is required or encouraged for larger all-day events due to attendance limitations.  More information on our two live streaming events will be available in a separate blog post.  All our live… Continue reading Genealogy Club 2016 Events Schedule – Society Saturday

Field Trip · Technology Tools

Tech Gifts for the Traveling Genealogist – Tuesday’s Tip

When you’re out and about on a genealogy research trip, there are certain things you may expect such as a clean bed, free wi-fi, and a convenient location to charge your phone.  There are small items that you may not know exist which can be a genealogists new best friend, especially if you’re out and about on… Continue reading Tech Gifts for the Traveling Genealogist – Tuesday’s Tip

Books and Print Material · State Specific Research · Websites

Giving Thanks for Vintage Family Recipes – Matrilineal Monday

Sometimes your new favorite recipe isn’t the one found in a fancy upscale cookbook.   Generations of women have carefully compiled their family’s favorite dishes for church, charity, and patriotic publications for over a century. Many of these special and locally printed books are available online for free from Google Books and Internet Archive.  Try searching for phrases… Continue reading Giving Thanks for Vintage Family Recipes – Matrilineal Monday

Fountaindale Public Library District · Websites

Nosferatu: A Special Silent Film Screening – Thriller Thursday

See the first vampire movie ever made! Experience the the thrill of an authentic 1922 silent film experience of Nosferatu, shown via film projector with a live organ music score and free popcorn!  Visit the Fountaindale Public Library in Bolingbrook on Thursday, October 29 at 7 p.m. in Meeting Room A and see this classic movie… Continue reading Nosferatu: A Special Silent Film Screening – Thriller Thursday