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Posted by mmulholl. on 01/27/11
 When you are looking for your family name in the census or a court index and cannot find it, what do you do ? Try using the soundex system. This system is based on how the name sounds and not the way it is spelled. For example Miller, Muller, and Mueller. Use this soundex converter to see other similar names, Then look at that census or court index again. You just might find your name!
Posted by mmulholl. on 12/09/10
Who's Clio? Why, the Muse of History, of course!
It's  actually a database of digitized books containing local, county, and state histories. Clio is available on the computers in the Shackley Room. You can browse by title or do a simple or advanced search. Type in an author, family name or location and get the full text! Thanks, Clio!
Posted by mmulholl. on 11/30/10
The Arlington Heights Memorial Library is a designated branch of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. Search the Family History Library catalog to determine if there are films of records from your area of research. Order the microfilm or microfiche at the Magazines & Newspapers desk. The price is $5.50 per roll. Library staff and genealogy volunteers can help you when the items come in.
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