Did you miss your local genealogical society meeting this month? Fountaindale Public Library’s Genealogy Club July lecture is live and available for free through August 13, 2018.
This month’s meeting “Music in the First World War" is presented by Andrew Bullen of the Illinois State Library.
World War I has been called the most musical of all wars. Considered by some to be 'The Golden Age of Sheet Music', Mr. Bullen highlights British and American war experiences through popular period titles and will discuss his one-of-a-kind sheet music digitization project which is bringing the music of the Great War era back to life. Check out Bullen's WWI Music Digitization Project online for free - https://goo.gl/77YigV.
Free World War I Genealogy Webinars!
If you need some help researching your Great War ancestors, you'll want to check out the library's five part series "Here Come the Doughboys! Tracing Your World War I Military Ancestors." This webinar series is free for researchers through 2020.
- Reconstructing your Soldier’s WWI Experience
- I Have My Ancestor’s WWI Record – Now What?
- The Spirit of St. Louis: WWI Records at the NPRC
- Allied with the Allies & Aliens in the Army
- Pandemic 1918: Combating the Spanish Influenza
This program is part of World War I and America, a two-year national initiative of The Library of America presented in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial and other organizations, with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities.