I just returned from a trip to Florida and am still readjusting to real life back in Chicago. Luckily, there are many upcoming events in June to get me back into the swing of the Windy City.
A few weeks ago, my father-in-law attended a class on Hegewisch genealogy at the Hegewisch branch of the Chicago Public Library. He is already a big genealogy buff but said he picked up a few tips from the presenter and that a good-sized crowd came out to the event.
LAPORTE | Beginning Friday, November 15, people will have the opportunity to receive assistance in tracing their genealogy at the La Porte County Public Library’s Main location in La Porte.
MERRILLVILLE | Tours of the Lake County Public Library's new genealogy and Indiana history rooms will be offered from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 17 at the library's Merrillville branch, 1919 W. 81st Ave.
CROWN POINT | Rediscover Crown Point by browsing the Indiana Room, located on the second floor of the new library at 122 N. Main St.
Love is in the air with Valentine's Day on Thursday, and to help celebrate, the Crown Point Community Library is holding a fun raffle.
Valparaiso Library Head of Genealogy Larry Clark looks up an obituary notice requested from someone in California. Clark says he receives many requests about former area residents from family and friends that now live out-of-state.
In Whiting there's a street named Fischrupp Avenue. I knew it well in high school because my best friend lived there. It was just a block over from streets named Fred and John. As a kid, I always thought these names were somewhat strange.
SCHERERVILLE | The Northwest Indiana Genealogical Society will host a free program at 10 a.m. Aug. 18 at the Lake County Public Library's Dyer-Schererville branch, 1001 W. U.S. 30.
McHenry County Genealogical Society member Ruth Rooney, of Woodstock, Ill., writes down the date of birth and date of death while she catalogs inquest records at the McHenry County's coroner office in Woodstock, Ill.
CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. | Craig Pfannkuche has been retired for years.
McHenry County Genealogical Society member Claudia Conroy, of Trout Valley, Ill., catalogs inquest records at the McHenry County's coroner office in Woodstock, Ill. The Genealogical Society started cataloging the inquest records in November, starting with the early 1900s, and are currently i…
As a matter of good fun, if nothing else, I have encouraged people over the years to dig into their family histories. One way that you can make this particularly interesting is to focus on the work component.
LOWELL | Paul E. Palmer, of Lowell, has been inducted into the Duneland Chapter of the Indiana Sons of the American Revolution.
DECATUR, Ill. | The outside of the African American Cultural and Genealogical Society looks considerably different than it once did.
It seems like there are a lot of funerals for local soldiers lately. Our involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan seems pretty limited, and yet the military escorts arrive in Northwest Indiana with alarming frequency.
I never knew my great-uncle Ray. In fact, I never knew until a couple of months ago I even had a great-uncle Ray.
VALPARAISO | A family reunion that has been held annually since 1940 and a box of names are what got Ilaine Church interested in genealogy.
Tracing the family roots became a popular pastime decades ago following the broadcast of the TV miniseries "Roots," but it has really taken off with the advent of Internet sites such as ancestry.com and familysearch.org.
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