Weekly column sharing genealogy-related things that I’ve learned or found.
Illinois State Genealogical Society Blog – I am happy to report that we have launched the society into the social network. Be sure to visit our ISGS blog, become a fan at our Facebook Fan Page, and follow us via Twitter.
Illinois State Historical Society Journals – This publication is now available online for the years 1950-2006.
A Century of Population Growth: From the First Census of the United States to the Twelfth, 1790–1900 – This book published by the Census Bureau in 1909, is available via Google Books.
Birth Records Available to Those Adopted in Illinois – On 21 May 2010, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a bill that allows adoptees born in Illinois to access their original birth certificate, WITHOUT a court order. “Adopted adults born before Jan. 1, 1946, can immediately request copies of their original birth certificates, and those born after Jan. 1, 1946 can do so beginning Nov. 15, 2011. The law is effective immediately.” I wonder if, come15 November 2011, my step-father will try to obtain a copy of his birth certificate.
Forgotten Old Photos – This blog was introduced to me through a comment on my other blog Who Will Tell Their Story? This person does about the same thing I do with orphan photos, so if you like my orphan photo blog, be sure to check out this one.
The Chicago History Journal – A neat blog about Chicago history. There are also companion sites to the blog.