Thursday, December 30, 2010

Jewish Genealogical Society News

Sunday - January 30th:
Meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois (JGSI) at Temple Beth Israel
3601 W. Dempster Street in Skokie.

The temple will open at 12:30 p.m. for those interested in using library materials, have genealogical questions, or need help with website searches. The program, Ask the Experts, will begin at 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Naval Air Station Glenview

Naval Air Station Glenview (NASG) was in service from 1923 to 1995.

The NASG Museum (Glenview Hangar One) preserves the history of NASG. A true gem, with a unique collection of artifacts, the museum is located at 2040 Lehigh in Glenview. As you drive up Lehigh, here is the sign that indicates you have arrived at the Museum.

Friday, December 17, 2010

RootsTech Conference

Explore new technologies to improve and simplify your family history activities at RootsTech in Salt Lake City, February 10-12, 2011.

Highlights include: social networking, mobile devices, tools and equipment, handwriting recognition and automated transcription, GPS and geo-mapping, and search engine usage techniques.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Illinois Obit Finder

The Illinois Obit Finder lets you search for citations for obituaries that can be found in the Newspaper Microfilm Collection of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library (ALPL).

The Illinois Obit Finder contains only those names that have been researched at the library. If you find someone’s name, the obituary is available through the ALPL. If you do not find a name it just means that no one has researched that particular name and recorded it.

Click here for a list of the Illinois newspaper titles on microfilm that are available through the ALPL.

If you find an obituary citation and you want a copy of the obituary, you can order a copy or borrow the microfilm on interlibrary loan. You can also contribute your obituary citations to the Illinois Obit Finder database.

The more names that are researched at the ALPL and contributed to the database. the more complete the Illinois Obit Finder will become!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Kentucky Ancestors

If you have Kentucky ancestors, you might enjoy reading Kentucky Ancestors.

An Online Table of Contents tells you what is in every issue..

If a certain article appeals to you, you can read it online at the Kentucky Ancestors Archives...or borrow it through Interlibrary Loan...or see if it is in one of our Lundberg Collection copies of Kentucky Ancestors in the Genealogy & Local History Room.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Volunteering in Our Genealogy & Local History Room

If you are knowledgeable about genealogy, and would like to help staff our Genealogy & Local History Room, please print and fill out the form and send it to the address provided. (Clicking on the form opens it to full size.)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Peerage is a fascinating, ever-expanding database of the nobility and peerage of Britain and the royal families of Europe.

This website is a labor of love "by one (somewhat eccentric) person collecting information on the European royal families and on the British Peerage, and then entering it into a range of various genealogy programs."

It is possible to search by surname, and also to follow the links back through the generations by clicking on each ancestor.

There is also a Master Index, a Place Index, discussion group, and helpful FAQ. Click on "custom index" to sort the place names by country.

Contact the compiler, Darryl Lundy, via email or via the site's discussion group with any corrections and additional data.