Posts Tagged With: chicago history

Tuesday’s Tip – Read Forgotten Tales of Illinois

The History Press’s Forgotten Tales of Illinois by Bryan Alaspa is a book about twenty-four well-known and not so well-known and forgotten tales of Illinois history. Some of the events were so incredible and devastating that I could not believe I had never heard about them prior to reading this book. The author tells the […]

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Those Places Thursday – Follow the Paper Trail Along Chicago Streets

There are times during Census research that a page by page search of an enumeration district in a Chicago Ward is required. A Look At Cook has several maps of each Census year’s Wards and enumeration districts. This is a fabulous resource when you need to do a page by page search. Need more help […]

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Follow Friday – MyHeritage Blog

At the FGS 2011 conference at the beginning of the month I had the pleasure of meeting Daniel Horowitz from MyHeritage.com while taking the behind the scenes tour of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library. Daniel blogged about the tour here. I thought the tour was amazing. What interesting jobs all the archivists and librarians have. […]

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