Attention Illinois residents! Some of the best genealogy resources online are available for free through the Try-It! Illinois Database trial October 1 – November 30 2014. This annual statewide database trial is sponsored by Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White and the Illinois State Library. Try-It! Illinois offers library staff and patrons to… Continue reading Fall into Genealogy with the Try-It! Illinois Database Trial – Follow Friday
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
Each patron query is an opportunity to learn something new. My case in point from last week -My patron has been seeking records on Lithuanian immigrant A. Bartkus and his family. Anything goes. My patron didn’t really have much to work with, as her dad won’t talk about his childhood in World World II Lithuania/Germany.… Continue reading Minding the Gap in Post-WWII Immigration/Refugee Genealogy Records – Society Saturday
I’ve had limited luck researching Irish records. It’s not that I don’t think I’m trying hard enough, I just think the ‘luck of the Irish’ is simply not with me on this endeavor. When I think strategically about Irish research, there are several apparent disadvantages, namely non-existent census records, late vital records registration, and limited… Continue reading Looking at Rootsireland.ie – Those Places Thursday
If you can’t beat the heat in your house, then head for the library! The Fountaindale Public Library just updated its database offerings with Mango Languages, Universal Class, and full access to the Chicago Tribune Historic Newspaper Archive. All these resources are free to use in the library or at home with your library card.… Continue reading June’s Genealogy Roundup: News and updates from FPLD
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!