15 Ways I Became a Better Genealogist in 2015

2015 was quite a year. One for the history books, in my opinion. For one, I will never forget watching history as Thoroughbred racing’s American Pharoah won the first Triple Crown in almost 36 years. Something, as a lifelong horse lover, I had been waiting my whole life to see. This year also saw the…Read more »

Check out these new (and old) Chicago Genealogy Resources

If you are researching ancestors from the Chicago area, you may want to head over to FamilySearch.org where you will find a new database: Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1940 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1462519). It’s an index only, so the records are abstracted and not images of the originals, but nevertheless, it’s a great resource. I found my…Read more »