The second Saturday of the month of March is Genealogy Day! Celebrate by taking some time to find a new record, watch a webinar to learn new skills or take the time to catch up on your genealogy reading – books, magazines or blogs. I am off to the Tucson Festival Books http://tucsonfestivalofbooks.org/ to see what interesting books I can find.
|Poundstone Family Tree – 1933 drawn by George C. Poundstone|
There are free webinars and YouTube videos to learn more about research, organization, or a specific type of records. I found a a video on YouTube that takes a ride through Concordia Cemetery in Forest Park, Illinois where my Great Grandparents are buried. I also found numerous videos on the Newberry Library in Chicago – a place I am hoping to research at in August.
Are you attending the FGS Conference in Illinois? You may want to check out what materials are available at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library http://www.illinois.gov/alplm/library/Pages/default.aspx, the Illinois State Library https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/library/public/genealogy.html or the Illinois State Archives https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/gen_research.html . It is never too early to plan a research trip!
Later in the day I will be celebrating the day by working on my Progen homework, a genealogy presentation I will be giving next Saturday and homework from my National Institute for Genealogical Studies class.