From the Genealogy Blog of the Newberry Library, the outdated code for the ChicagoAncestors.org website is the issue that has resulted in the suspension of the website. Ouch. I guess I will put off some of my Michael and Laura (Dow) O’Brien research for a while. A new site will be up in a few […]
One of my favorite lectures to present during seminars is “Your Anytime Library: Success in the Virtual Stacks.” It’s about finding digitized records, books, pamphlets, and periodicals while lounging in your own home. So much has been placed online that we get excited about it. The number of websites with such material is growing by […]
“Today and tomorrow, Oct. 8 and 9, mark the 140th anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.” Click here to read the full post on the Newberry Library’s Genealogy News. Click here to read about the fire on the Chicago History Museum’s website.
My plan for this December is to be a better participant in the Geneabloggers Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories. This will be a way for me to tell my children and grandchildren about Christmas in my youth and to remind them about some wonderful Christmases in their past. I grew up in a rambler on […]
For some time now, I have been reading about Chicago’s plans to add a runway to O’Hare International Airport. Sadly, this necessitated the moving of many bodies buried in St. Johannes’ Cemetery on the land. Today’s Chicago Tribune carries a story that the court has put a stop to this, even for some families that […]