Saturday, April 23, 2016

Our Fourth Genie is.........

 Our fourth GENIE is LARRY OLSON
The website is a subscription service containing digital images of over 3600 papers published in seven English-speaking countries from 1700 to date (US, Canada, England, Ireland and Northern Ireland, Australia, and Panama).  The holdings include images of 14 papers in Chicago alone.
Larry will demonstrate navigating the site, how to perform searches, and how to create, download, and share clippings via social media and/or Ancestry.

Larry Olson is a Minnesota native who lived on both coasts before settling in Chicagoland thirty years ago.  He began his research in the 1970s, when his grandmother told him he was related to March King John Philip Sousa through Sousa’s German mother.  Larry has never proven that legend, but he has discovered many other interesting facts, and become the historian for his and his wife’s families.  He hopes his immediate family will someday appreciate what he accomplished while neglecting them for dead relatives.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

GeneaQuest exhibitors

Check out the fabulous 
GeneaQuest 2016 exhibitors

And while you're there don't forget to register for the conference!


Photo Grafix

DuPage Genealogy Society

 Newberry Library

 Federation of Genealogical Societies

Illinois State Genealogy Society

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Our Next Genie Is.......

 Join members of the GeneaUs Bar team during the breaks to learn a little more about some of the software available and using specific websites in your research.
Come and join our experts for great pointers and advice in an intimate lecture style format.


CHICAGO ANCESTORS is a free database manned by librarians at the Newberry Library.  There is an interactive map with lots of hints that can help you do research on anyone who has lived or worked in Chicago.  There are also lots of helpful links that can also help with your genealogy research.  Helps like street name changes, the numbering changes in especially 1909, some city directories and other census helps.  You can also make suggestions on things that might be helpful to others doing Chicago research.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

GeneaQuest Raffle!

Here are just a few of the fabulous raffle prizes 
that you could win at GeneaQuest on June 18:

Ancestry DNA Kit

12-month World subscription to

12-month subscription to

12-month subscription to

6-month US Discovery subscription to

3-month subscription to