Friday, May 31, 2013

NSGS June Meeting

The North Suburban Genealogical Society will be meeting on June 8 at 1pm at the Northbrook Historical Society. Nancy Thomas will be presenting a lecture titled Breaking Down a Brick Wall, or How I Found the Marriage Record of My Irish Great-Great Grandparents. Find out about breaking down brick walls and pick up some Irish research tips! 

Visit the NSGS website for more information. 

Monday, May 27, 2013

Military Records

Why not search for your ancestor's military records this Memorial Day?

Military records are important genealogical tools that can offer a wealth of information about not only the veteran but about the entire family. As well as military information, you can discover medical information, marriage, birth, and death dates, employment history, and physical descriptions. Pension records are especially interesting and can include personal family items such as letters and even pages from family bibles.

The Veteran's Service Records page on the National Archives and Records Administration site is a great place to start your search. You can search for some military records through ARC and AAD or you can request copies of military records directly from NARA. Some military records may also be available at the National Archives in Chicago.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Free Genealogy Webinars

There is always more to learn in the field of genealogy research and there are plenty of free online sources to help you keep current on the newest trends.

GeneaWebinars compiles and creates calendars and lists of free genealogy-related classes, meetings, and webinars that anyone can attend. It's the perfect way to keep up-to-date with the latest research trends and to discover new tips and tricks.

Right now, GeneaWebinars is showcasing free webinars presented by the Illinois State Genealogical Society.