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Posted by mmulholl on 02/25/15
Do you have Irish ancestors? Were they easy to find or are they still very elusive! Register for the Irish genealogy class on Saturday, March 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
 
"A Journey to the ole' sod...How I traced my family to Ireland and ways you can too"
Professional genealogist Terri O' Connell will show that researching your Irish ancestors is a project that requires persistance, patience and creativity.
Posted by mmulholl on 11/21/14
The holidays are approaching and families will gather around a table for dinner or around a fireplace. Grandpa and grandma will visit, as well as Uncle John and Aunt Mary. Take a lot of pictures, for sure, but also bring out the old photo album. Ask them to identify anyone you cannot recognise. How did they celebrate the holidays when they were growing up? Were any special foods prepared because of their ethnic or religious background? Ask away! Enjoy the holidays!
Posted by mmulholl on 10/23/14
Are your German ancestors from Hanover?
The military records for the Kingdom of Hanover can include a soldier's date and place of birth, his father's name and even a widow's pension. Join us on Saturday, November 8 from 10 a.m. - noon, when Teresa Steinkamp McMillian will discuss her book - Guide to Hanover Milittary Records, 1514-1866, on Microfilm at the Family History Library. This is the only English-language guide to those military records. Register here
Posted by mmulholl on 10/04/14
NOW is the time to start your family history!
The holidays are approaching and that is a time for family gatherings. Start asking those questions and bringing out the old photo album. Not sure how to start? Sign up for the Beginner's Genealogy class on October 9. If you miss that one, the last one of the year is November 6. Check our calendar for programs on Swedish, Polish, and military programs. Get a jump start now!
Posted by mmulholl on 08/11/14
If you have an ancestor that was in the Civil War and still can't find any information - don't worry--help is here.
The Norhtern Illinois Civil War Ropund Table meets every first Friday of the month here at the librray.
Network with other researchers and find those answers to all your questions. Meetings are open to the public.
Posted by mmulholl on 08/11/14
Please join us at the first-ever NORWEGIAN genealogy program!
Saturday, August 23 -- 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Topics will includes genealogy resources here and in Norway. There will also be information tables from various Norwegian organizations. Bring your lap top and start finding those ancestors! Register online or call 847-392-0100.
 
Posted by mmulholl on 05/13/14
Not sure how to start looking for your ancestors? Register for any of the Beginner's Help in Genealogy classes on the second Thursday evening of each month. Jacquie Schattner will show you how to take those first steps to starting your family research. Next class is June 12.
 
Posted by mmulholl on 04/18/14
Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned researcher, perhaps one of our genealogy volunteers can help you with your research.Several of the volunteers are knowledgeable in many different areas of genealogy including the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, Swedish, Polish, French, German, Italian, Irish, as well as several US states. Please call Michael Mulholland, the Local History/ Genealogy librarian at 847-870-3643 for more information.
Posted by mmulholl on 03/27/14
Is your genealogy research coming out of hibernation?
 
Check out the four programs coming in April.
There is Swedish Research Help, a Beginner's Class, Finding Your Ancestors online, and a program on Overseas Genealogy.
 
Go to the library website to register or call 847-392-0100.
Posted by mmulholl on 08/28/13
Do you have a shoebox filled with family photos and other documents? Using Ancestry.com's new Shoebox app, you can now create a virtual "shoebox" filled with bits and pieces of your family history. But unlike that box sitting at home, this app will help you edit and organize your images.
 
Available through Ancestry.com, this free app turns your Smartphone into a scanner and allows you to add photos and records to your Ancestry family tree. You can then edit the images, add the date/place when the photo was taken, tag family members, share the images through social media, and save them to your phone's gallery. Go to shoebox.ancestry.com for more information and download the app. 
 
Make sure to check out our upcoming genealogy programs to learn more family history research tips and techniques.
 
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