Monthly Archives: March 2016

Do You Practice With Your Software?

When working with a new program to manage my genealogical database, I create a practice file where I can see what happens if I separate people from their spouses, parents, children, etc. I “marry” people who aren’t married to see if I can easily clean up my mistake.

Then if I can’t fix my errors, it doesn’t really matter. And the ease with which I can fix these mistakes tells me if I really want to use the software or not.


FamilySearch: Illinois Marriages

The following databases are showing as new or updated on FamilySearch:

Illinois, Church Marriages, 1805-1985

This includes the Bethany United Church of Christ in Tioga. Other churches I don’t know about as I only searched for people of personal interset

Illinois, Civil Marriages, 1833-1889

Selected (extremely selected) marriages from Boone, Champaign, Christian, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, and Hancock Counties.