Documentary · Websites

Can’t Wait for ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ Try BBC’s ‘Turn Back Time: The Family’ – Travel Tuesday

Quick show of hands, who’s NOT looking forward to TLC’s new season of Who Do You Think You Are?  By the way, thank you for the WDYTYA viewing party invitations.  I can’t wait to see the new season! Before we overdose on a new season of Who Do You Think You Are, I want to… Continue reading Can’t Wait for ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ Try BBC’s ‘Turn Back Time: The Family’ – 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.

Books and Print Material · Databases · Websites

Finding Family Clues in Digital Letters and Diaries – Follow Friday

Once upon a time, acquiring access to a personal correspondence collection required an in-person visit to a specialized library, state archive, or a national depository.  Diaries and Letters give a first person account of daily life, and divulge an individual’s circle of friends, chores, schedules, thoughts, and to various degrees – feelings. This type of… Continue reading Finding Family Clues in Digital Letters and Diaries – Follow Friday

Cemetery Research · Field Trip · Genealogy Club · Local History and Genealogy

BYO Smart Phone for our BillionGraves Field Trips! – Follow Friday

Break out your smart phone and join the Fountaindale Public Library Genealogy Club for a series of summer BillionGraves Field Trips!  There are four BillionGraves Field Trips scheduled for June and July, 2014.  Each field trip is available for genealogists, family historians, and cemetery buffs of all experience levels.  Registration is free and each session will… Continue reading BYO Smart Phone for our BillionGraves Field Trips! – Follow Friday

Census Records · Fountaindale Public Library District · Genealogy Club · Public Presentations

Training to be a Census Sensei – Tuesday’s Tip

Step beyond the US Federal Census returns! On Wednesday, May 14 at 7 pm at the Fountaindale Public Library, Tina Beaird will show you how to use agricultural, manufacturing, school, state, territorial, other special censuses!  Learn how to locate, access, and glean information from these special records, which will provide unique and interesting information about… Continue reading Training to be a Census Sensei – Tuesday’s Tip

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

Get Ready for Genealogy Day this Saturday May 3, 2014! – Wisdom Wednesday

Genealogy Day is this Saturday, and I hope you all are excited about spending the day with the Fountaindale Public Library!  Genealogy Day registration begins at 9 am, with the program commencing at 9:30 am.  Here’s a quick checklist of what you will need for Saturday, May 3, 2014: Bring or Order your lunch –… Continue reading Get Ready for Genealogy Day this Saturday May 3, 2014! – Wisdom Wednesday

Books and Print Material · Conference · Fountaindale Public Library District · Genealogy Club

Pre-Release Book Signing Added to Genealogy Day Lineup! – Tuesday’s Tip

Jennifer Holik will be joining us for a pre-release celebration of her new book Stories of the Lost at this year’s Genealogy Day on Saturday, May 3 from 1-2 p.m. Debuting on V-E (Victory in Europe) Day on May 8, Stories of the Lost chronicles the lives of servicemen who fought for freedom and never… Continue reading Pre-Release Book Signing Added to Genealogy Day Lineup! – Tuesday’s Tip