Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Digital Restoration of Photos

The North Suburban Genealogical Society invites you to hear Larry Pepper discuss the digital restoration of photographs.

Larry is the current president of the Elgin Genealogical Society and a professional photographer. Larry will show us methods to use for restoring old family photographs with principles that can be used on many popular softwares today. Larry digitally restores images that are faded, cracked, and heavily damaged, and then creates new photographs resembling the like-new condition of the old originals. The meeting will begin with a drawing for a free restoration done by Larry Pepper. Bring an old photograph.

When: June 5, 2010
1 PM: Problem Solving
2 PM: Larry Pepper on Photo Restoration w/Digital Imaging
Where: Glenview Library 1930 Glenview Rd. Glenview 60025
Contact: Jim Boyle (847) 401 2579 or

Open to Anyone Interested in Genealogical Research. Free Admission.

Jim Boyle 847 401 2579

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


The Illinois Newspaper Project (INP) is part of the U. S. Newspaper Program (USNP). The website includes an interesting history of Illinois newspapers.

The INP database includes newspapers the INP has been able to identify, locate, and microfilm. Its value for genealogists is that it provides more ways search for obituaries and news stories about ancestors and families.

The database lets you search by county, city, title, or subject. It shows when and where the newspapers were published; which repositories in Illinois have which issues; and whether they have original newsprint or microfilm.

Anyone interested in looking at an institution's newspapers should contact the institution directly. Use the Participant Locator or Worldcat to find specific contact information.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Federation of East European Family History Societies

If your genealogical research involves countries in Eastern Europe, The Federation of East European Family History Societies (FEEFHS) is a resource you should know about.

The website features a Map Library for Eastern Europe a Resource Directory showing key resources for each Eastern European country, Member Websites of the groups that are members of FEEFHS, and more.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Genealogy Articles Online

There are some wonderful resources for genealogists on the internet.

The Glenview Library genealogy page has links to resources, groups, offices, and organizations in the Glenview area that can advance your research. These are listed under Area Resources.

Other links to pertinent resources such as online databases that are not located near Glenview are listed under Internet Resources.

A third category is the educational information found in really good articles. These are compiled at Deena's Bookmarks on the Delicious website. Explore the Tags in the column on the right for links to more genealogy topics in which you are interested.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

News From the Northwest

The May-June issue of the News From the Northwest genealogy newsletter is now available from the NWSCG for you to read in the Reference room.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Chicago Block By Block


SUNDAY May 23, 2010
Temple Beth Israel - 3601 W. Dempster Street in Skokie

12:30 - The temple will open to accommodate members interested in library materials, need help with genealogical sites on the internet or have genealogical related questions. You may ask genealogical related questions regarding your research into your family's history.

2:00 - Annual Meeting - Mike Karsen, JGSI, President

Program - "Chicago, Block-by-block", by Ginger Frere, Newberry Library

Friday, May 14, 2010

Library History, Then and Now

Here is an Animoto slide show of pictures taken over the years at the Glenview Public Library.

Each scene from the past is paired with a recent picture of the same actiivity. Click the "full screen" icon in the lower right to see the pictures full-size.

You can see that we have been bringing good experiences and great service to our patrons for generations.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A Gift That Money Can't Buy

The May Meeting of CAGGNI (Computer Assisted Genealogy Group of Northern Illinois) will take place on May 15, 2010, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM in Rasmussen North at the Schaumburg Township District Library

The topic is A Gift That Money Can't Buy, by Jeffrey Bockman.

He presents a program of how to preserve family history by Documenting basic facts; Identifying documents that future generations will appreciate; Showing photographs of family members and how to identify them; Preserving it all for future generations to enjoy.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Northfield Oakwood Cemetery

Do you have Glenview roots?

The Library's genealogy page has a cemeteries link which now takes you to two new lists for the Northfield Oakwood Cemetery.

There is a list of cemetery residents, and a list of veterans.

This information, which will be very valuable for people researching their Glenview roots, was generously shared with us by Mr. Wayne Carle.