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…

“TryIt! Illinois” is back!

Serious researchers take note: Thanks to the Illinois State Library, you temporarily have free access to hundreds of subscription databases above and beyond the ones available to Cook Memorial card holders. The initiative is called TryIt! Illinois, and it extends only until the the end of November, 2017. Genealogists will love digging into the newspaper…

Bus Trip to the Newberry Library

Attention Genealogists! On Sale Now! Get your tickets now for the Newberry Library Bus Trip on November 9. Cost is $32 for transportation by mini-coach bus, plus an optional $6.50 for a Picnic Basket sack lunch. Tickets can be purchased at the Cook Library Welcome Desk or the Aspen Drive Library reference desk. We will…

Genealogical Proof Standard

When we start our family tree, the going is usually smooth. Ancestors fall into line without too much trouble because we are familiar with them or have heard of them. By personal knowledge, we know who belongs in our treeā€¦or so we think. As we journey farther back in time, relationships become less clear. How…

Wall of Honor at the LCIGS Annual Fall Workshop

The Lake County (IL) Genealogical Society will have a Wall of Honor at its Annual Fall Workshop on November 11, 2017 to honor its many members and relatives who have served or are serving our country in the military. This Wall of Honor is for all veterans of all wars of the U.S. and for…