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Posted by mmulholl. on 08/05/12

It's done! It took only four months to completely index the 1940 US Federal census. Now you can search by name. Here in the library, go to Ancestry Library Edition from the database list and start searching for your ancestors!

Posted by mmulholl. on 07/25/12

If your ancestors spoke French and came from France, Belgium, Luxembourg, or Quebec, research help is available. The genealogy volunteer on duty every Thursday evening has Belgium/France heritage and can help you with your research or even translate a document. She is regularly there from 7 - 9pm, but please call ahead to make sure she is on duty. Merci!

Posted by mmulholl. on 07/17/12

With any endeavor, the first step is always the hardest. Fear not!

First Steps in Genealogy will help you on your way to beginning your family history research. It has a nice, clean format and is easy to understand. Check it out.

Posted by mmulholl. on 07/02/12
There is yet another opportunity to get started with your family research. An EXTRA beginner's class has been added on Monday, July 9 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Register on our webpage or call 847-392-0100. Start tracing your family now! We'll show you how!
Posted by mmulholl. on 05/16/12
There is always an opportunity to get started with your family research. An EXTRA beginner's class has been added on Monday, June 11 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Register on our webpage or call 847-392-0100. Start tracing your family now! We'll show you how!
Posted by mmulholl. on 05/13/12
If you need help finding those evasive Polish ancestors, fear not!  More help sessions have been added. You can sign up now for a one-hour Polish help session on Wednesday, June 6 at 6p.m., 7 p.m., and 8 p.m. Register on our webpage or call 847-392-0100.
Posted by mmulholl. on 04/11/12
Chicago was the destination for thousands of Polish immigrants during the late19th and early 20th Centuries. Now the descendants of those immigrants are researching their family history. Sign up for a one-hour
Polish Genealogy Help session! New dates are Monday, April 30 from 1-3pm and Monday, May 21 from 6-8 pm.
Posted by mmulholl. on 03/28/12
It's almost here! The 1940 Federal census will be released on Monday, April 2. You can access it from the
National Archives. The census is NOT indexed. Starting next Monday, a massive indexing project will begin. If you want to help index the census, click here.
Posted by mmulholl. on 02/08/12
Are you just starting to research your family tree? Sign up for the beginner's class on Thursday, March 8. The class starts at 7:30 p.m. You can also drop in during the day and get help from one of the genealogy volunteers on duty. You can even set up a one-hour appointment with the Local History/Genealogy Librarian. We've got you covered! Come on in!
Posted by mmulholl. on 02/01/12
Nothing to do on Friday nights? Starting Friday, February 3, NBC will again broadcast the popular genealogy program "Who Do You Think You Are?" Season 3 will start with Martin Sheen as he discovers his European ancestors. Check out the NBC website for more info!
 
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04/27/2011
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