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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

Books and Print Material · Fountaindale Public Library District · Websites

Genealogy for Kids and Free Beginning Genealogy Classes – Motivation Monday

What does Jennifer Holik do when she’s not preparing for Genealogy Day?   Answer: She writes genealogy books. Yes, she’s published a group of how-to ebooks on Amazon, a non-fiction a World War II account entitled To Soar with the Tigers and has now tackled the most intriguing market of all: genealogy for children. Holik’s Branching… Continue reading Genealogy for Kids and Free Beginning Genealogy Classes – Motivation Monday

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Spring Brings Great Genealogy Reads and Online Shows! – Wisdom Wednesday

I’m always on the lookout for books, movies, and other fun fictional stuff featuring genealogists.  Hollywood and fiction writers love to place genealogists in a lot of the same stereotypes – namely obsessed research-driven people who glorify the deceased and whilst bumbling around the present with limited social skills.   Occasionally, I do meet these… Continue reading Spring Brings Great Genealogy Reads and Online Shows! – 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

Technology Tools · Websites

New Tech Tools That Will Make You Drool – Tech Tuesday

I’m always on the lookout for genealogy tech tools.  Gadgets, software, websites, I love to look at all the cool new stuff and demo as much of it as I can. With the holiday season approaching, retailers and websites are offering an array of new and improved gadgets which are great for genealogists.  And you’ll… Continue reading New Tech Tools That Will Make You Drool – Tech Tuesday

Books and Print Material · DNA Research · Fountaindale Public Library District · Public Presentations

Free DNA Genealogy Presentation Nov. 10 at the Fountaindale Library – Thrifty Thursday

Demystify your DNA research with a fantastic fall program at the Fountaindale Public Library! Noted genealogist and author Dave Dowell will present “Adding DNA Testing to your Genealogical Tool Kit” and sign copies of his new book Crash Course in Genealogy. The event will be held on Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 7 p.m. in… Continue reading Free DNA Genealogy Presentation Nov. 10 at the Fountaindale Library – Thrifty Thursday

Databases · Fountaindale Public Library District

Utilizing Spokeo for Genealogy Research – Thankful Thursday

The ancient Greek philosophers have urged countless generations to “Know Thyself”. Now there’s a website that can tell you (and others) who you are with one mouse click. Spokeo.com, a split personality website which marries online ‘white pages’ with an information gathering search engine, allows subscribers to search for individuals by name, location, ect. and… Continue reading Utilizing Spokeo for Genealogy Research – Thankful Thursday