Monthly Archives: April 2011

Follow Friday – Northern Illinois Library Systems Merge

I recently read an article about the merging of the Northern Illinois Library Systems.  Due to budget cuts in the state of Illinois, the five Northern Illinois systems will merge as of July 1, 2011 to form RAILS – Reaching Across Illinois Library System. This system is supposed to help with the transfer of books […]

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Tuesday’s Tip – Prepare for your Research Trip

Last week I discussed John Philip Colletta’s article Hazards of Histories. This week I’d like to encourage you to read Lisa Alzo’s Research Trip Survival Kit in the Family Tree Magazine for July 2011. Lisa lists 21 essential things when preparing for a research trip. The first thing on her list is “Itinerary” which includes […]

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Tuesday’s Tip – Don’t Veer Off Course

I got the latest Family Tree Magazine in the mail last week and read a wonderful article by John Philip Colletta called Hazards of Histories. I love listening to John speak at conferences. I always learn so much. His article discusses nine pitfalls researchers may encounter as they seek out their roots. With each of […]

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