Posts Tagged With: Illinois

Wisdom Wednesday – Texas General Land Office Website

I received the latest Family Tree Magazine in the mail a couple of days ago. There is a long section listing the top state websites. Of course I had to start looking at some of these websites because who knows what leads I could generate for a couple of my clients and myself! I visited […]

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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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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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FGS 2011 Is Less Than A Month Away!

I can’t believe FGS2011 is less than a month away! Where has the time gone? I just pulled out my many times revised sessions sheet to look over what I finally settled on attending. So here’s my final line-up. Wednesday Plenary Session But It’s My Family 21st Century Marketing Techniques for Genealogists/Genealogical Societies Engaging a […]

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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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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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