|First, Ginger Frere of Information Diggers recently shared a link on a mailing list that I subscribe to for a Newberry Library blog post titled "Using ChicagoAncestors.org to Locate Church Records." Even if you've used the site to search for churches, take a look at the post. Good chance you'll learn something new.|
|And then, a genealogy friend recently made me aware of a new Czech and Slovak American Genealogy Society of lllinois (GSAGSI) publication that will be of interest to researchers with Czech ancestors. It's Karleen Chott Sheppard's translation of a 1939 book titled A History of the Czechs in Chicago. Here's a link to a flyer with more details and ordering information.|
|And finally, the Illinois State Genealogical Society has scheduled free monthly webinars for 2012. The next one will be April 10, "Going Digital: Organizing Your Research Files Electronically" given by D. Joshua Taylor and Jean Wilcox Hibben (a friend and fellow old-time music enthusiast) will be presenting "Clue to Clue: Tracking a Family Over Time and Miles" on July 10. Check out the schedule!|
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Things You Should Know About: A How-to Blog Post, a Book Translation, and a Free Webinar Schedule
I keep an eye out for information that's useful to Chicago researchers and I have a couple of things to share today.
Chicago has a rich musical history and On Big Shoulders , "an Americana album featuring 12 of Chicago's best musicians collaborat...
This morning my husband and I drove down to the Harold Washington Library at 400 S. State in Chicago so I could explore the resources ava...
One of the challenges in doing research in Chicago and Cook County is that many early births weren’t reported to the county clerk’s office. ...