Thursday, February 27, 2014

Find Your 17th Century New England Ancestor With NEHGS

Colonial American research can be really tough but the New England Historic Genealogy Society has a lot of great resources on their site that can help. In particular, they have a nice collection of online seminars that can help you get started with your New England or colonial research.

The above video is a recording from an NEHGS meeting earlier this month. David Dearborn discusses key reference works, records, and databases that can help with finding your 17th century New England ancestors.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Genealogy First Tuesdays

Join us for our drop-in group next Tuesday, March 4 from 2pm to 4:30pm. Bring questions, work on your family tree with other genealogy enthusiasts and share your successes and problems with the group.

Some recent genealogy 'brick walls' that we've discussed have included: immigration records, Canadian census records, Czech genealogy, and I've been able to provide one-on-one help with those who are just getting started.

Join us and see if we can help break down your brick wall!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Newspaper Links

We looked at a lot of different websites for researching newspapers in my Historical Newspapers class. Here is a large list of links I've found that would be useful for you in your research:

Newspaper Links

Monday, February 17, 2014

Discover Historical Newspapers

Learn how to use historical newspapers in your genealogy research! I'll be teaching a class on Thursday, February 20 at 2pm. Register online or call the Reference Desk at 847-729-7500 ext. 7700.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Genetic Atlas

Here's an interesting article from the New York Times about tracing human migration patterns through DNA. If you're interested in DNA testing and genetic genealogy, this can help explain some of your DNA Ancestry results and how your ancestors may have migrated across the globe.