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Tuesday’s Tip – Do It Old School

There are many valuable genealogical records available online but as we all know, not everything is online. It is important to get out from behind the computer and visit the many wonderful archives and libraries we have available to us as researchers. I was working on research for a new client, looking particularly at the […]

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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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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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FGS2011 – Visit Prairie Archives

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Prairie Archives, Springfield, IL

This week I was in Springfield, IL, researching at the Illinois State Archives. I took a break and visited the Prairie Archives bookstore located at 522 E. Adams Street. It is on the block with the Old State Capitol. Adams does not run through that part of the block so you have to park and […]

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Ancestry.com’s Expert Connect is Gone

My friend Thomas MacEntee over at Geneabloggers suggested a couple of weeks ago that I join Ancestry.com’s Expert Connect. Well I waited because I had so many other things on my to-do list and now Ancestry has shut their Expert Connect down. If you are looking for a Chicago area, which also includes Indiana, Wisconsin, […]

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