Posts Tagged With: Chicago

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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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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Follow Friday – July 29, 2011

Good morning! Sunday I drove from Chicago to Jefferson City, MO, to do some work for a client for a few days. I spent Sunday at the Jefferson City Public Library. They have a small local history/genealogy section. Monday was spent at the Missouri State Archives. If you have any Missouri research, this is the […]

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Tuesday’s Tip – Record Today’s History

Genealogists take the time to investigate, record, and preserve the past, but what are you doing about the present? This weekend was a great reminder to be present. Take note of what is happening today. Record the thoughts and images. It was a three day weekend as the 4th of July was yesterday. We celebrated […]

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Treasure Chest Thursday – A Genealogy Meeting

Last night I attended the Fountaindale Public Library‘s Genealogy Group meeting which is overseen by Debra Dudek, the Adult and Teen Services Manager. Debra has a fantastic high-energy, outgoing personality that livened up the beginning of the meeting. She introduced the speaker, Steve Szabados, a local genealogist. Steve spoke on Finding Grandma’s Ancestors. In May […]

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