YOU’LL LOVE THIS IF:
- You need brick wall-busting tips for your Illinois genealogy
- You conducted basic Illinois research, but want to explore more advanced record sets
- You have a general interest in learning more about family history in the Prairie State
Whether your ancestor was a Polish egg-candler in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood or a hog farmer near the state capital of Springfield, you've likely been able to track down basic information about their lives from sites like Ancestry.com and FamilySearch. But where do you turn when the research well runs dry? In this hour-long webinar, David A. Fryxell will take you through the Land of Lincoln's more unique record sets, and will discuss advanced brick wall-busting strategies for tracking down your Illinois roots. This webinar comes with two free downloads: a copy of our Illinois State Guide and our Chicago Genealogy Guide.
WHY ALLISON DOLAN, PUBLISHER & COMMUNITY LEADER OF FAMILY TREE MAGAZINE, RECOMMENDS THIS WEBINAR
My favorite part of this video class is the discussion of resources and tactics to try when you get stuck, especially after you've exhausted censuses, statewide vital records and other go-to sources.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
- A brief overview of Illinois vital records
- How to explore military records and rosters
- How to navigate the state archives
- Tips for exploring court and tax records
- What state-specific collections and manuscripts are available
- How to knock down brick walls through cluster and collateral searches
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
David A. Fryxell is a longtime genealogy buff. He founded Family Tree Magazine in 1999 and currently serves as a contributing editor. He does genealogy from Silver City, NM.