Monthly Archives: August 2011

Sorting Saturday – Getting ready for FGS2011

FGS2011 is just over a week away! I am so excited I can hardly contain it! I started packing a few things I would need yesterday. I pulled out my business cards, printed a bunch of labels for raffle tickets. Grabbed a new notebook for notes. Started filling a cooler with water and snacks to […]

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WGN Radio Chicago and FGS Conference 2011

Have you heard our very own Chicago genealogy man, Thomas MacEntee is going to speak on WGN Radio tomorrow morning? You can read the full story here, but he will appear at 8:00 a.m. CST, Sunday, August 21, with Rick Kogan on the “The Sunday Papers” show. Listen live or listen later. You have both […]

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Wisdom Wednseday – Book Recommendation for FGS 2011

Paula Stuart-Warren posted recently on the FGS blog about planning ahead for your research in Springfield.  A book was recommended called Illinois Central a Guide to Genealogical Research in Springfield, Illinois by Thomas A. Pearson. I purchased the book and just received it today. Having researched in Illinois for many years, there are many things […]

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Follow Friday – Missouri Genealogy Research

The last several months I greatly expanded my professional research into Missouri. This included a research trip to Jefferson City and Fulton for a client. Do you need help with Missouri research? Here are several great reads. Dr. Bill Smith has some great articles on Examiner.com: What are you doing today to improve your Springfield […]

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FGS 2011 Is Less Than A Month Away!

I can’t believe FGS2011 is less than a month away! Where has the time gone? I just pulled out my many times revised sessions sheet to look over what I finally settled on attending. So here’s my final line-up. Wednesday Plenary Session But It’s My Family 21st Century Marketing Techniques for Genealogists/Genealogical Societies Engaging a […]

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Wisdom Wednesday – The Genealogist’s Companion and Sourcebook

Last month I was browsing Family Tree Magazine’s website looking for The Family Tree Sourcebook. I found it and Family Tree Magazine was offering it in a bundle with The Genealogist’s Companion and Sourcebook. I ordered the bundle. I wanted the Sourcebook so I didn’t have to run to the library to borrow it and […]

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