Monday, September 30, 2013

New Volunteer!

The Genealogy & Local History Room has a new volunteer. Linda Dooley will be volunteering with us on Fridays from 10-2pm.

Please stop by the room on Fridays for help with your genealogy research!

Volunteers staff the Genealogy & Local History Room on the following days:

Tuesdays, 10:00am-2:00pm
Wednesdays, 9:30am-12:30pm
Thursdays, 10:00am-2:00pm
Fridays, 10:00am-2:00pm

If you are interested in becoming one of our volunteers, you can download an application or contact Kimberly Schlarman.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Genealogy First Tuesdays

Our drop-in genealogy group will be meeting next Tuesday, October 1. Drop by the Genealogy & Local History Room anytime between 6:00 and 8:30pm. Work on your research, meet other genealogy enthusiasts and share your successful research tips.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Introduction to Ancestry

There will be an Introduction to Ancestry class at the library on Tuesday, September 24 at 2pm in the computer lab. Learn about all of the search functions in Ancestry Library Edition and discover how to get started with your research! 

Register at the Reference Desk at 847-729-7500 or online.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Glenview's Wagner Family

Here's an interesting article in the Glenview Announcements about the Wagner family. It includes a couple of great photographs taken from a former Glenbrook South student.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Old Occupation titles

Occupations and titles have changed a lot throughout the centuries. Here are some interesting old job titles I've found:

Bagman Traveling salesman
Ballad Monger Sold printed ballads on the street
Bibliothecary Librarian
Clicker Servant who would stand outside a shop and invite people to enter the store
Colporteur Bookseller
Eyer Made eyes in needles
Farrier Veterinarian and/or shod horses
Gelder Castrated animals
Henchman Groom
Lavendar Washerwoman
Neatherder Cow herder
Peregrinator Itinerant wanderer
Plumber Made sheet lead to be used in architecture, roofs, and stained glass
Revenuer Federal officer concerned with illegal distilling
Snobscat Shoe repairer
Stuff gown Junior barrister
Tipstaff Policeman
Vulcan Blacksmith
Yardman Railroad worker

If you're looking for more information on old occupations, has a nice Glossary of Old Occupations & Trades and you may also want to check Cyndi's List for more information.