Posts Tagged With: research

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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FGS2011 – Visit Prairie Archives

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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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Tuesday’s Tip – Webster County, Missouri Research

I have been in Springfield, Missouri the last week and a half and visited the Webster County Historical Society and Research Center. Those with southwest Missouri roots will want to check out this repository if they are in the area. The historical society is open Monday thru Friday 1-4 p.m. The society building has a […]

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Tuesday’s Tip – Don’t Veer Off Course

I got the latest Family Tree Magazine in the mail last week and read a wonderful article by John Philip Colletta called Hazards of Histories. I love listening to John speak at conferences. I always learn so much. His article discusses nine pitfalls researchers may encounter as they seek out their roots. With each of […]

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