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76. Books & Beyond: Take a Sentimental Journey in Genealogy

 My father passed away about a year and a half ago. Losing a parent really leaves an emptiness in part of your heart, and it also diminishes your family’s collective memory. How long will I hold onto the stories he shared with me about growing up on Chicago’s northwest side, the traditions of his Polish upbringing, and family members I never had the opportunity to meet?
How complete is your family tree? Are you in a situation where you know little or nothing about the ancestors who came before you? Is there a long-held family secret or mystery you’d really love to solve while there is time?
The Barrington Area Library has some serious researchers on our staff, and they would be delighted to help you dig into your family’s history. We’re offering a new adventure this spring called Journeys in Genealogy. It’s the perfect opportunity for you to get some expert help with your genealogy – and be a little bit of a media superstar, too…(there’s more to this than research, let’s just say!)
What we’d like to do is capture the process of you leaping over your family history roadblocks – on camera. We’re big fans of programs like Antiques Roadshow and American Pickers, which reveal just how much fun it can be to explore the past. We can’t appraise your antiques or clean out your storage shed, but we can possibly shed light on your ancestry and create some real “aha!” moments……

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113. Visit Barrington’s Sunday Open Houses, March 11

 If you’re up for checking out the Barrington homes for sale with scheduled open houses this Sunday, March 11th, I put together a list to make it easy for you. And if you’re not in the market for a new home, hopefully these weekly open house lists here at 365Barrington.com will help you get a feel for what’s for sale and where!

There are sixteen open houses scheduled in Barrington for Sunday, March 11.  The open house times for each address vary, so the first list includes the properties based on the hours they’re open. Then, we have the good stuff, a full list of open houses with photos and links.  If you click on the blue property addresseses, that’ll take you to the even more listing details and dozens more photos for each home……

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344. "Hot Happenings" in Barrington for March 10-13

 There’s a lot going on in Barrington this weekend so I put together a list of “Hot Happenings” that you might want to check out. The first is a concert at Barrington High School this Friday night featuring the University of Notre Dame Glee Club.

Two Barrington High School graduates, Griffin Dassatti (Class of ’07) and Bill Raseman (Class of ’10) will be among the singers……

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