Monday, June 10, 2013

Volume 3--Topics for Issues 21-30

Topic list update from year 3

·         Issue 21 – Analyzed in Isolation: An 1855 Guardianship Appointment. In this issue of Casefile Clues, we analyze one document as if it has been located entirely by itself.
·         Issue 22 – Get Off My Rented Ground: An 1812 Ejectment Survey. In this issue of Casefile Clues, we look at a land survey contained in a court case from Bourbon County, Kentucky, in 1812.
·         Issue 23 – Our Daughter Can Get Hitched: An 1868 Marriage. In this issue of Casefile Clues we look at an 1868 Illinois marriage license that contains an actual letter from the parents of the underage bride, instead of a clerk’s annotation that the parents have “given consent.”
·         Issue 24 – About My Husband: Cook County Divorce Statements. In this issue of Casefile Clues, we look at statements made in an early 20th century Chicago area divorce.
·         Issue 25 – Giving Grandma My Claim. In this issue of Casefile Clues, we look at an affidavit contained in an incomplete homestead claim from Dawson County, Nebraska.
·         Issue 26 – Contingent Life Estates: The 1912 Will of James Rampley. The will of James Rampley was admitted to probate by an Illinois court in 1913. The relatively short document provides for his wife and daughter, leaving the balance of his estate to his son upon their demise.
·         Issue 27 – My Grandpa Owned This Farm: The 1942 Affidavit of James Edward Rampley. The thorough researcher who takes the time to plow through every land record involving a family may be rewarded with unexpected treasures, at least sometimes.
·         Issue 28 – Too Many Margarets: The 1850 and 1860 Census Enumerations of Michael Trautvetter. Immigrants rarely migrate in complete isolation. Frequently they are parts of larger chains of migrations including family members or other people they knew “back home.”
·         Issue 29 – The Straw man: Thomas Tipton in the Credit Under File of James Shores. In this issue of Casefile Clues, we look at a nineteenth-century federal land sale that resulted in the use of a straw man to complete the transactions.
·         Issue 30 – A Year to File: The Death Certificate of Lucinda Kile. In this issue of Casefile Clues, we look at a death certificate from 1878 that was not filed until a year later. 

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