Thursday, July 30, 2009

Mother & Daughter Tea

The Glenview History Center benefit, Mother and Daughter Tea With Your Favorite Doll, will take place at the Glenview History Center on Saturday, September 12, 2009.

Reservations are required--no tickets will be sold at the door!

There are 3 seatings. The cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children.

Tea, lemonade, finger sandwiches, and dessert will be served.

Travel back in time and hear the stories from the characters portraying life during the Voctorian era.

Clothing and furniture for dolls will be available for sale.

For further information call Mary Long (847) 724-4115.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

JGSI Meeting: July 26, 2009

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois will meet at Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street in Skokie.

The library will be open for research at 12:30 and JGSI members will be available to help you withyour family research using some of the many internet sites.

Program: The JGSI DNA Project One Year Later featuring Alvin Holtzman, our DNA project coordinator, will begin at 2:00 pm.

Canadian naturalizations

Are you searching for ancestors who moved to Canada?

The Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has posted a new version of the Canadian Naturalization 1915-1932 Database.

It includes the names of 206,731 individuals who applied for and received status as naturalized Canadians in that time period, and is one of a few Canadian genealogical resources designed to benefit researchers with roots outside the British Commonwealth.

References in the database can be used to request copies of the actual naturalization records, which are held by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Genealogybank: Free Trial!

Until the end of August, you have the opportunity to test the America's GenealogyBank database.

America's GenealogyBank provides Internet access to a comprehensive U.S. genealogy core collection, including historical newspapers, books, documents, obituaries, and the Social Securioty Death Index. . It consolidates records from the 17th to 21st centuries in a single database of several million items.

Log in with your Glenview Library card number.

Leave a "comment" or email to let us know what you think of America's GenealogyBank .

Friday, July 17, 2009

NSGS Meeting: August 8

The North Suburban Genealogical Society invites you to hear Everett Butler speak on the New Family Search (nFS)—genealogical goldmine.

Everett will demonstrate the features of nFS which will allow anybody to access the estimated 30 million names in the LDS Church records. When this access is allowed it will be an invaluable record for any genealogist.

When: August 8, 2009:
1 pm: Trouble Shooting in genealogy;
2 pm: Ev Butler on New Family Search
Where: Glenview Library 1930 Glenview Rd. Glenview 60025
Contact: Jim Boyle 847 401 2579
Open to anyone interested in genealogical research. Free Admission.

Thursday, July 9, 2009


FamilyLink has created a new genealogy social network named GenealogyWise.

It's like Facebook for genealogy, with member profiles, video sharing, forums, member blogs, chat, surname groups and more

You can add your genealogy information (which can be edited) to create your personal page.

On the home page, you can check on the Latest Activity, read Blog Posts, and deal with your account. The tabs across the top are Main, Invite, My Page, Members, Forum, Groups, Blogs, Video, Genealogy Search, Chat, Store, and More.

You can ask someone to be a Friend by going to the Members page, click on each person's image, and click on "Add As Friend." The person will have to approve you as a Friend. You can search for a specific Member also, and after becoming their Friend, you can ask their Friends to be your Friend too.

You can start a Group for your particular genealogical interest, so that you can have discussions and share information with people researching the same interest.

The more people sign up for GenealogyWise, the more useful it will become.