The 10 Most Popular Lynda.com Courses in May

With the school year coming to an end, the opportunity to learn new skills is limited. Students and working adults alike find their summer days filled with lounging and vacation. More often than we would like to admit, however, we spend our days twiddling thumbs and awaiting more exciting days. While we long for adventure,…

The last horse in town: The rise of the automobile in Libertyville and Mundelein: 1880-1933.

The residents of Libertyville and Mundelein witnessed rapid change during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, from the installation of Libertyville’s first electric lights in June 1897 to Mundelein’s first telephone in the early 1900’s. Few changes, however, had quite the impact than the transition from horse-drawn carriages to our new ubiquitous cars. So let…

Happy Birthday, FamilySearch.org

On May 24, 1999, the genealogy world welcomed the launch of a website called FamilySearch.org, a new and different way of researching ancestors with free images and indexed records. In the ensuing 20 years, we genealogists have come to rely on FamilySearch.org as one of the top online sites for our research. We find an…