Monthly Archives: October 2012

“Dark Alleys” Enlighten Chicago History Enthusiasts

What did Chicago’s Biograph Theater, Our Lady of Angels School and  the Union Stockyards have in common last Saturday? Any guesses? All were stops on a marvelous tour entitled “Dark Alleys of Chicago” sponsored by the Chicago Genealogical Society.  The … Continue reading

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Field Trips ~ Not Just for Little Kids Anymore!

Okay, so you’ve been faithfully researching, writing, and recording family data in quest of just one more nugget of information to add to your ancestor’s story. STOP! Get Out—Literally! Move on, baby. Pack it up. It’s time for a little … Continue reading

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“Gaelic Letters” Serves Up A Mystery Well Worth Investigating

Shut down the computer, set aside those census records, sit back and relax.  It’s time to indulge in a little pleasure reading that just happens to be related to family history. Recently I learned about an intriguing book that’s shot … Continue reading

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