Posts Tagged With: generationsbiz

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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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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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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Wisdom Wednesday – Casefile Clues

Michael John Neill is a genealogical researcher in Illinois with over 25 years of experience. He is also the author of Casefile Clues and Casefile Clues for Beginners. Casefile Clues is a newsletter focused on real life genealogy and the documents and methodology used to solve a genealogical problem. Casefile Clues provide researchers with citations, […]

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