Public Presentations · Technology Tools · Websites

Gearing up for the Fox Valley Genealogical Society 2012 Conference! – Tech Tuesday

When you need help, it’s time to call in the experts.  If you’re looking to harness the power of Ancestry.com to it’s fullest potential, you’re going to want to make a date with Lou. Loretto Dennis “Lou” Szucs, or as I call have dubbed her, “the great, all-knowing, and entirely entertaining Lou” is presenting “Ancestry.com and Beyond” at… Continue reading Gearing up for the Fox Valley Genealogical Society 2012 Conference! – Tech Tuesday

Census Records · Technology Tools · Websites

1940 Census Madness or How I Learned to Stay Connected with Facebook and a Phone – Wisdom Wednesday

I have been asked to write a blog entry about my personal family history research experience (now in its ninth year) for about a year now.  My life circumstances have not allowed the free time to make this happen… until now, ironically the week that the 1940 Census went “live” online. What an exciting time… Continue reading 1940 Census Madness or How I Learned to Stay Connected with Facebook and a Phone – Wisdom Wednesday

Databases · Websites

In Love with Free Online Genealogy Goodies – Follow Friday

Dear Genealogists, Love is in the air, online, and just a click away.  No, I’m not talking about e-Harmony.  I’m too busy falling in love with the free 1930 census records on Ancestry.com! From February 16 to 2o, Ancestry is opening its 1930 census online for free.  You’ll find out more about your ancestors as… Continue reading In Love with Free Online Genealogy Goodies – Follow Friday

State Specific Research

Oh, Indiana!: Searching the ‘Crossroads of America’ for Genealogy Records

Indiana can be a difficult place to conduct genealogy research.  There are few states which seem to have so few apparent records as Indiana, which can make any researcher wary of looking for ancestors in the ‘Crossroads of America’. We’ve had three patrons in two weeks ask a few of the same questions: How do… Continue reading Oh, Indiana!: Searching the ‘Crossroads of America’ for Genealogy Records