Saturday, October 31, 2009
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Her obituary is wrong about her parents, who immigrated with her to the United States, and a few other details. I'm integrating it into the article which is scheduled to run on 8 November. I'll post a digital image or transcription later. Also makes an excellent point about obtaining obits from more than one paper. The Litchfield, Illinois, newspaper, had a very short writeup and the Mt. Olive, Illinois, newspaper had a longer one. A few lessons to be learned from which paper had the longer obit too.
Molly K. of www.mollx.com got the obituaries for me from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, in Springfield, Illinois. I have used her services before and been very pleased (just a pleased client--Molly doesn't even know I mentioned her on this post).
Friday, October 30, 2009
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The good news is that as I'm writing the article and gathering "forgotten" details for citations, I'm finding additional material. In a way that is bad as I've got to quit gathering new information and put together what I actually have.
The lady on the left of the stone was the focus of a lecture I gave at the recent Illinois State Genealogical Society conference. Fortunately I just located new information on her that I did not have when I presented the lecture last week. How I located it is interesting, but honestly it was more luck than anything else. That'll be a part of an upcoming issue of Casefile Clues early in November.
We will resume our normal delivery schedule next week and have some interesting things planned over the next few months.
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009
This tombstone comes from rural Macoupin County, Illinois. Next week's issue (number 15) will explain it as best I can, including the research process that lead me to it. It is not quite as straightforward as you may think.
Very interesting story--parts of which attendants at the recent Illinois State Conference heard recently.
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Tuesday, October 27, 2009
2 August 2009--Volume 1 Number 1--Lessons from an Estate Record
9 August 2009--Volume 1, Number 2--Passport Records
16 August 2009--Volume 1, Number 3--Preemption Claim
23 August 2009--Volume 1, Number 4--Multiple Parents
30 August 2009--Volume 1, Number 5--Finding a Chicago Christening
6 September 2009--Volume 1, Number 6--The Civil War Pension File of Riley Rampley
13 September 2009--Volume 1, Number 7--Looking for Ira's Lucretia
20 September 2009--Volume 1, Number 8--Platting out Thomas Sledd's Heirs
27 September 2009--Volume 1, Number 9--Finding and Analyzing Pre-1850 Census Records
4 October 2009--Volume 1, Number 10--Getting from One Ira to Another
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Monday, October 26, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
I'm working on answer email. I am requesting BLM Casefile for Clark Sargent and will update on that when it arrives.
A researcher has put looking for William Frame Apgar's name change on her "to do" list and we'll see if that bears any fruit. She's also looking for property records on his father and father-in-law's homes. We'll update on that as warranted. Hopefully there will be some news. Other interesting topics are planned---stay tuned.
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Thursday, October 22, 2009
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Wednesday, October 21, 2009
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Monday, October 19, 2009
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Saturday, October 10, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Along the way the file includes copies of copies of copies, information about the claimant, and details of his citizenship status.
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Thursday, October 8, 2009
I realized when "cleaning up" the discrepancy chart used in the column that the date of marriage I had typed into the chart was incorrect. Fortunately when I went through and cited my sources, I caught the error.
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Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Citations slowed me down a little this week. Another reason why it is good to create them as you research and not after.
Monday, October 5, 2009
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