Projects

In addition to writing this blog, I’ve been working on several genealogy-related projects in my spare time. Follow the links below to see the finished products!


Presentations and Research:

Spanish Genealogical Manuscript poster presentation (November 2017) NobiliarioPoster_Thumbnail

Poster presentation at the 2017 iSchool Research Showcase, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. The title of my poster was “The 450-year life of the Nobiliario genealógico de varias casas de España: A brief biography of a manuscript.” Click the link to see a copy of my poster! (This is the same Spanish manuscript that I wrote about in this blog post!)


Complied Genealogies:

Gustaf Medine of Mayfield, IL and his descendants (May 2017) Medine family photo at the Pleasant Hill farm

Gustaf Medine was my great-great grandfather, who was born in rural Sweden and moved to DeKalb County, Illinois in about 1882.

Peter Sven Medine of Mayfield, IL and his descendants (in progress)

Peter Sven Medine was Gustaf Medine’s younger brother, who emigrated from Sweden to DeKalb County, Illinois in 1881.


GIS-based Maps: 

1929 DeKalb County, IL map County

This map was created using the 1929 Atlas and plat book of De Kalb County, Illinois : compiled from surveys and the public records of De Kalb County, Illinois, digitized by the Library of Congress. Contains the county map, township maps, and detailed city/village maps. See how I created the map here.

1905 DeKalb County, IL map (in progress)


Local History Research Guides:

DeKalb County, IL Family History Guide (June 2017)

Do you have ancestors who lived in DeKalb County, Illinois? This guide is for those researching their DeKalb County roots, and lists repositories, resources, and helpful websites for genealogical research. Copies of this research guide are available at some DeKalb County libraries and archives.

Wilmette and Kenilworth, IL Family History Guide (May 2017)

Do you have ancestors who lived in Wilmette or Kenilworth, Illinois? This guide was written specifically for the Wilmette Public Library, and provides repositories, resources and websites that are relevant to genealogical research in these two villages.


 

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