Sunday, April 26, 2015

Organize Your Genealogy

Join us on Wednesday, May 13 at 7 PM for "Where Did I Put Great-Grandpa?" a program on organizing your research materials.

Developing a system to organize your family data so that no relatives “get lost” in the mass of information is a daunting task. Genealogist Caron Primas Brennan will discuss methods of effectively organizing your genealogical information so you can always “find Great-Grandpa.”

Register online or call the Reference Desk at 847-729-7500 x7700. Non-Glenview Library cardholders are welcome to attend.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Illinois Genealogy Resources

Missed our class on Chicago and Cook County Resources? Check out our Illinois Genealogy Resources Page for links to online resources, local genealogy societies, and record depositories, archives, and libraries.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Chicago and Cook County Resources

Find your Chicago Ancestors! Discover local resources to help you research your Chicago and Cook County genealogy. Sign up for our class on Tuesday, April 21 at 10 AM. Register online or call the Reference Desk at 847-729-7500 x7700.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Genealogy Research Day

Need help getting started with genealogy? Have you hit a brick wall in your research? Join us for a Genealogy Research Day.

Drop by the Technology Lab or the Genealogy & Local History Room any time between 1 and 4 PM on Saturday, April 18. Volunteers and staff will be available to help you with your research.

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

Join us to get individualized help, learn new tricks, and utilize all of our print and electronic resources!

Monday, April 6, 2015

FamilySearch Apps

FamilySearch has added a new App Gallery to their website. The apps are mostly websites that help you organize or find information to add to your family tree but some such as MobileFamilyTree you can download to your portable devices.

Apps, such as Kinpoint, analyze your family tree, explain what information is missing and provide insights into what records you need to search for. Others, like HistoryLines, organize and visualize the lives of your ancestors in unique ways.

My favorite is RootsMapper which syncs with information in your FamilySearch Family Tree. RootsMapper then plots out the routes your ancestors traveled across generations. It's an easy and interactive way to visualize your family's migration.


Thursday, April 2, 2015

NSGS April Meeting

On Saturday, April 11, the North Suburban Genealogical Society will host a Panel Discussion and Q&A at the Northbrook History Museum.

The NSGS Member Panel will include:

Clark Dean, CG -- Finding Two Illusive Women: A Case Study
Judy Hughes -- A Fresh Look At Brick Walls; New Ways to Rethink Old Problems 
Terry Jackson -- An Adoption Story: Italian Immigration & The Newberry Library
Tom Van Heule -- How to Convert Old Data (Slides & Pictures) Into Computer Files

The meeting begins at 1:00 PM and is free and open to the public. Guests are welcome and are invited to bring a friend and enjoy refreshments. The meeting room is on the lower level and has a ramp for handicap accessibility.