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…

Navigating World War II Records on Fold3

Have you signed up for our first genealogy speaker of the fall season? World War II genealogy expert Jennifer Holik will speak to us next Thursday, September 7 on using Fold3 to research our World War II ancestors. The program will be at Aspen Drive Library starting at 7 p.m. Register now! Fold3 can be…

American Legion Records Available Online

This recently reported by¬†intrepid genealogy blogger Dick Eastman: The American Legion digital archives has added the full run of their monthly newspaper The National Legionnaire, which ran from about January 1935 November 1948. The part about this announcement that surprised me was, who knew The American Legion had a digital archives? Well, they do, and…