Not Your Grandmother’s DAR

On February 21, Michelle Wilson will be at the Cook Park Library in Libertyville at 7 p.m. to help us find out more about applying for membership in a lineage society. Wilson is the Registrar for our local Ansel Brainerd Cook Chapter of the DAR so she will focus primarily on the DAR but will…

Upcoming Genealogy Webinar

Have you ever considered what will happen to your years of genealogy research once you’re gone? Join popular genealogy speaker Thomas MacEntee in a live webinar on Thursday, January 17 at 7 p.m. at the Aspen Drive Library, as he addresses this important topic. Through a combination of planning, common sense, and new technologies, we’ll…

Finding Anders

While researching a family story about brothers who emigrated from Sweden, genealogists on Facebook were the ones who helped me the most. My great-grandfather Herman Peterson was born in Sweden and lived in Princeton, Illinois after he came to America. As the story goes, Herman had a brother who emigrated with him from Sweden; one…

Portrait of an Ancestor in One Year

Here’s another ancestor portrait from the year 1918, contributed by Pam from our Genealogy Networking Group. I love how Pam took clues from other people in Fidor’s life and used them to guess at where Fidora was at the time. I also think it’s important to note that even when we don’t know every detail…

A Day in the Life of an Ancestor

Responding to a challenge to write about an ancestor on a particular day, Tom from our Genealogy Networking Group shared this amazing day during the life of his wife’s distant cousin. Charles G. Robson October. 27, 1858 It began like any other day but concluded very differently.  Charles G. Robson opened the General Store and…