Talkin’ Turkey

This Thanksgiving, after everyone has caught up on the latest family doings, why not turn the conversation around to family history? If you will be dining with older family members, now is the time to ask them about their lives. Have a few open-ended questions ready to start the conversation and be ready to listen.…

Take Time to Write

Did you know it’s National Novel Writing Month? Also known as NaNoWriMo, November is a month to carve out some time to write. But you don’t have to have a novel in mind. Genealogists have great stories: each of our ancestors has at least one tale to tell. Why not use this month to put…

Ep. 49: Authors Out Loud – Gail Lukasik: White Like Her

Libertyville local mystery author Gail Lukasik discovered a family secret that led her on an extraordinary personal journey through America’s complicated racial history. After appearing on PBS’s Genealogy Roadshow, Lukasik began recounting her memories and compiling her research into a book. White Like Her was published last week and Gail stopped by our Digital Studios to…

FamilySearch Indexing Event

Want to give something back to the genealogy community at large? This weekend, October 20-22, FamilySearch is promoting a “Worldwide Indexing Event” in which you can help index digitized records on FamilySearch. What is indexing, you ask? Through the FamilySearch website, you can view a digitized record or set of records and type out the…