Monthly Archives: August 2011

Tuesday’s Tip – Learn How to Search Chicago Property Records

Are you interested in learning how to search Chicago Property Records to locate deeds for your ancestors? You can purchase and download a handout explaining step-by-step the entire process with examples. The handout also includes information on many Chicago mapping websites to get a bigger picture of your ancestors neighborhood. Purchase Genealogy Using Chicago Maps […]

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Follow Friday – Abe Lincoln Library

In preparation for FGS2011, the FGS media team has been blogging a lot about research repositories and archives all over the state and surrounding states. The Abe Lincoln Library, located in Springfield, IL, is a fantastic resource. I visited the library last year to do newspaper research. It is one of my goals before this […]

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Thankful Thursday – Packing for FGS

I am so thankful that the Federation of Genealogical Societies has posted a couple of times about what to pack for this conference. It is my first FGS conference and I have learned a lot of great things to take with me. You can read part one here. You can read part two here. Are […]

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Tuesday’s Tip – Search County Histories

Last week I visited the Missouri State Archives and a couple local libraries for client work. When I was finished I drove to Springfield, MO, to visit my sister and wait for my parents to bring my son home from vacation. I again stopped into the Springfield Public Library to look through a couple of […]

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Mappy Monday – IRAD

Have you heard of IRAD? The Illinois Regional Archive Depository? IRAD collects local government records. There are seven repositories in the state divided by region. I have used IRAD many times in the past to request records, especially when I do not want to drive to a distant IRAD to view a couple of records. […]

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