May 2019 Meeting Reminder

The next monthly meeting of the Indian Prairie Public Library’s Genealogical Group will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2019 in the second floor meeting room from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Topic: Heritage Quest Online

Presenter: Sandra Trapp

Moderator: Rosemarie

To view her handout, click here.


Handouts – May 2019 Mtg-Heritage Quest Online by Sandra Trapp


By Sandra Trapp

 May 23, 2019






CENSUS – 1790 through 1940 Federal and “special censuses”, i.e., 1880 Defective, Dependent & Delinquent, Mortality Schedules 1850-1885; etc.

BOOKS – Over 40,000 searchable by name and/or location

WILLS & PROBATE – Research guide included.

CITY DIRECTORIES – 1821-1989 for various cities.  Includes “6 Things to Find in City     Directories”

MILITTARY RECORDS – Selected Revolutionary War pension and bounty-land warrant applications, Confederate prisoners of war, Widows’ pension applications index,, and military records for other countries.

IMMIGRATION – Emigration records from some other countries and naturalizations for select  states

PUBLIC RECORDS – Information varies from 1950 to 1993

SOCIAL SECURITY DEATH INDEX – Covers 1935 to 2014.  Frequently asked questions            section included.

U.S. SERIAL SET – Selected House and Senate documents back to 1789.

FREEDMAN’S BANK – Includes 37 branches from 1865-1874


MAPS & PHOTOS – Census map guide, land ownership maps, Library of Congress photos

OTHER LOCATIONS – Select and full collections from for locations outside of the U.S.

January 2019 Meeting Reminder

The first 2019 meeting of the Genealogy Group at the Indian Prairie Public Library in Darien will be held on Thursday, January 24th, in the upstairs meeting room from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Hoping everyone’s holidays were safe and happy and that you’re enjoying the new year.  Our meetings are open to all levels of genealogy researchers so everyone is welcome to join us.


SUBJECT:  Historic Pullman

PRESENTER:  Gail Johnson

MODERATOR:  Susan Mc Aloon




November 2018 Meeting Reminder

NOTE:  This month’s meeting will be held on the 3rd Thursday of the month.

The next meeting of the Genealogy Group at the Indian Prairie Public Library in Darien will be on Thursday, November 15, 2018, in the upstairs meeting room from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Also, there will be no meeting in December.  The usual 4th Thursday of the month meeting schedule will resume in the new year, 2019.   Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season.


SUBJECT:  Mapping Your Migrating Ancestors

PRESENTER: Tina Beaird

MODERATOR:  Gail Johnson