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…

Jo’s Pick of the Week: Two books about books

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies,’’ said Jojen. “The man who never reads lives only one.’’ –George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons, and the epigraph in Books for Living by Will Schwalbe I happily suffer from bibliophilia, which the Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines as “a great or excessive love of books’’. My…

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 tree…or so we think. As we journey farther back in time, relationships become less clear. How…