Wednesday, October 8, 2008

"The Genealogical Helper"! Limited time only.

The Glenview Library has a subscription to "The Genealogical Helper." Be sure to stop by the Reference Room, and browse the paper version of "The Genealogical Helper" for interesting and useful information for the genealogy enthusiast. Issues for the current year are kept in the Reference Room, on the Magazine shelf near the Lundberg Collection.

To try the online version for free, follow the instructions below.

If you Are interested in Internet research in Germany or the Netherlands, Everton's next issue of "Genealogical Helper" is a must-have magazine! Jeff Bockman details the best sites for finding digital documents, as well as indexes for Germany and the Netherlands. And since the Helper is now online and entirely hot-linked, German research is easier than ever before! The Nov-Dec Online Edition issue will be posted about November 1. To subscribe, go to Costs are just normally $29 for a full subscription (paper and ONLINE EDITION access), or $12 for ONLINE EDITION access only.

The Genealogical Helper is widely recognized as having no equal in terms of amount of total content, educational and research information, and lists of organizations, events, and repositories. The complete magazine is online, and all websites listed in either the content or advertisements are hot-linked.

Everton is offering the Online Edition FREE until October 17 to anyone willing to go to the magazine's website ( From now until October 27 the $12 annual subscription fee to the Online Edition of the Genealogical Helper will be reduced to $10.00, and the $29.00 annual subscription fee for the hard copy edition of the magazine (includes access to the Online Edition) will be reduced to $25.00. There are two issues now available for download at the site: Jul-Aug 2008 and Sept-Oct 2008. ENJOY!

(taken from an email from Leland K. Meitzler, posted in "Everton's Newsline" )

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Naturalization Declarations of Intention: a New Database From the Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court

Here is an exciting new online database that will be very valuable to genealogists:

Thanks to Dorothy Brown of the Cook County Circuit Court and a number of dedicated workers and volunteers, the Declarations of Intention (to become a citizen) Indexes are now online for the Circuit Court. The range of dates for the files begins with 1906 and ends with the latest dates entered (1922/23). The ending date will be 1929. This has been an ongoing project for a couple of years now, so it may be some time before all Declarations are uploaded (both Circuit Court and Superior Court). You can sort by surname, occupation, address...all sorts of ways to find a missing relative in case the surname is not recorded as currently spelled. Visit the Project's Web site to use this valuable resource.

(from the Gen Dobry newsletter, Written by Tom Sadauskas and Don Szumowski. Previously published by Gen Dobry!, Vol. IX, No. 9, 30 September 2008, PolishRoots(R): )

Friday, September 26, 2008

New genealogy book: "Census Substitutes and State Census Records"

The Glenview Public Library has added the following genealogy book to its collection: R929.373 DOL GENEALOGY v. 1-2, Census substitutes & state census records : an annotated bibliography of published name lists for all 50 U.S. states and state censuses for 37 states / by William Dollarhide, Family Roots Publishing Co., c2008.

"Census substitutes are those name lists derived from tax lists, directories, military lists, land ownership lists, voter registrations, and other compilations of names of residents for an entire state, one or more counties of a state, or one or more towns of a county"--Introduction.

Volume 1. Eastern states -- volume 2. Western states.

Friday, September 12, 2008

New genealogy book: "Transatlantic Voyages, 1600-1699"

This is a new genealogy book at the Glenview Public Library:

R929.34 DOB GENEALOGY - Transatlantic voyages 1600-1699.2nd ed., by David Dobson. Clearfield, 2008.

(Annotation from www.genealogical .com)
"Virtually no official European passenger records exist for the 17th century. Fortunately, scholars like Peter Wilson Coldham have been able to reconstruct English passenger lists from shipping records in various British archives and libraries. Although the nations of northwestern Europe established shipping links with North America and the West Indies as early as the 1600s, records of those voyages are fragmented and scattered throughout archives on both sides of the Atlantic.
The new book by colonial immigration authority David Dobson brings together evidence of voyages from Scandinavia, Germany, the Netherlands, France, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and the Channel Islands to North America and the West Indies during the 17th century. Using primary and secondary sources in Europe and America, Mr. Dobson has compiled evidence of voyages between the aforementioned countries and America--in either direction--from 1600 through 1699. We know that many of the vessels cited were in fact the ones taken by early European settlers of colonial America. The ports of origin in Europe identified by the compiler may well indicate the localities whence the first emigrants originated and, therefore, places where genealogical research may be conducted. The record entries are arranged alphabetically and give the name of the ship and its captain, ports of embarkation and/or arrival, dates, the source of the information, and a few high seas anecdotes.

Since the publication of the first edition of Transatlantic Voyages in 2004, Mr. Dobson has uncovered many more voyages and vessels. This expanded edition lists nearly 1,400 transatlantic voyages--20% more than in the original."

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Next online genealogy workshop: June 6, 2008

"Sharing Your Research"

Friday, June 6, 2008--2:00 to 3:30 PM

This workshop shares some ideas for publishing your family history research online as well as offline. The focus is on quick, easy, and affordable solutions.

Attendees must have mouse experience. Open to GPL cardholders

Please call the Readers' Services Desk to register, (847) 729-7500 x112 or x113.

Welcome to GPL Genealogy!

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