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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!
Posted by mmulholl. on 12/14/11
The holidays bring families together in many different ways. What a perfect time to start asking questions about your ancestors. How did they celebrate this season? What kind of presents did they get? Get out those old photos and see if someone can identify those people. Call or email a distant cousin and share information with them. Take a lot of pictures or even make an iMovie of your family. Who knows? You may now have an idea for a New Year's resolution!
Posted by mmulholl. on 11/29/11
The winter holidays are upon us! Whether you trim a tree, light a menorah, or just relax by the fire, this is the season for family gatherings. How does your family celebrate the holidays? How did your parents? Grandparents? Are you continuing holiday customs because of your religious or ethnic background? Will you start new ones? Start thinking of unique ways to remember you family--present and past. After all, 'tis the season!
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