Illinois State Library Offers Free Trial Databases

It’s that time again. This marks the eighteenth year for the Illinois State Library’s free trial database program, Try-It! Illinois. Users of over 5,000 Illinois ILLINET libraries are allowed trial access to numerous databases. Continue reading

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Cherished Tokens

We first bagged those things that made my mother appear familiar. It was a logical place to begin. Her clothing was nearest the door. Discarding and donating the clothes of a dead woman has its ghosts. Continue reading

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Hawaii Opens Adoption Files

Hawaii has a new law. Continue reading

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Ancestry DNA sale ends Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Ancestry is having a sale on DNA kits! Normally $99, the kits are $79 until the sale ends on April 26, 2016. Click here to go to the sale. Continue reading

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AncestryDNA Sale, 1-6 January 2016

AncestryDNA is offering its popular autosomal DNA kits at 20% off from 1-6 January 2016. Click here after midnight for a quick link to the sale. Continue reading

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Illinois Adoption Act Changes for 2016: Birth Grandparents

The Illinois Adoption Act has a couple of changes that go into effect on 1 January 2016. The changes deal with the birth grandparents of an adult adopted or surrendered person (age 21 and over). Continue reading

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Grandpa Christmas, a Priceless Gift from a Free Newspaper Collection

Christmas is a time for family. A gathering of the generations. The laughter and the memories created are special. But we all have family members who we never shared a single Christmas with. Continue reading

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