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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Settling Up a Missouri Estate

This signature comes from an estate settlement in Vernon County, Missouri, in the 1880s. The signer was the estate administrator.

Monday, November 8, 2010

German Child in 1860s

This is the father's name from an 1860 era church christening record in Ostfriesland, Germany.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

1920 Census in Chicago

This name comes from a 1920 Chicago federal census enumeration.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Getting My Lincoln, Nebraska Homestead

Native of Great Britian (or maybe Canada) signs for his homestead in Nebraska in the 1870s.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Not a Person

All I will say is that this comes from the 1870s and is not a person.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

One More Name Butchering From 1860

This is my 3rd great-grandmother from the 1860 Census in Adams County, Illinois, where the two previous entries were taken.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

They Butchered My Name, Too!

This is a brother of the person whose name was posted yesterday in the 1860 Census for Adams County, Illinois.

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

They Butchered My Name

This is my 4th great-grandfather in the 1860 Adams County, Illinois, census.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Sunday, October 31, 2010

On the Boat

This name comes from an 1867 manifest for an arrival at Castle Garden.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

My 1860 Enumeration

This is an 1860 census enumeration from Mercer County, Illinois. Any thoughts?

Friday, October 29, 2010

Signing my homestead claim

This is the actual homestead claimint whose papers were being signed by the witnesses in the previous two days posts. From Nebraska--late 1800s.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Another neighbor signs for the claim

This is another neighbor from the late 1800 homestead claim entry in Nebraska.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Signing for my neighbor's claim

This signature comes from a late 1800 homestead application in Nebraska.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Died in 1808

This is a death entry from the Castle Carrock, England parish records from 1808.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Getting My Share

This comes from a plat map on an estate partition in Kentucky in the 1830s.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Taking Over His Claim

This individual took over the abandonded homestead claim of my ancestor in Nebraska in the early 1870s.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Who Is the Mother?

This is the "name of mother" from an 1898 marriage application. If you'd like to see the entire back of the document, it has been posted here. I've ersased all but the name on this one.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Signing my SS5 form

This Illinois native was born in 1890 and signed her application for a social security number in the early 1940s in Burlington, Iowa.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

My Mother Is...

This is the mother's maiden name on an 1895 marriage application in Adams  County, Illinois.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Final Signature

This is the signature comes from a 1920s guardianship.

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Signing for the neighbor

This 29 year old is signs a claim in 1893 that his widowed neighbor only has a dower interest in her husband's farm.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Helping Mother's Claim

This individual is making a statement in his mother's Civil War pension claim in Hancock County, Illinois. He was born in the 1870s/1880s.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Signing my genealogy

I erased part of this so that it was easier to read the actual name. This author signed the genealogy he compiled in the late 1890s or early 1900s.

A great discovery at the Allen County Public Library in Ft. Wayne. The scan on Google books was from a copy not signed by the author.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

1885 Iowa Enumeration

This is an 1885 census enumeration from Union County, Iowa. I will tell readers that the last name is first. Any ideas?

Friday, October 15, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Signing a Nebraska Letter

This German native was born in the 1840s and is signing a 1880 era letter to relatives in Nebraska in this signature.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Getting Married

This 1893 signature comes from a woman born in the midwest in 1874. I've erased the other signature so as not to confuse anyone with extra handwriting that had nothing to do with the signature.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Join Michael in Salt Lake City at the Family History Library

I till have spots on my 2011 research trip to the Salt Lake City Family History Library. Jump start your research by spending a week at the library with a group--getting help as needed. Reserve your spot now by only making the deposit. Visit the website for more information.

Signing my Draft Card

This Chicago native signed his World War I Draft card in Chicago. This is the best image I could get from the card, both Ancestry's images and the actual microfilm. Casefile Clues readers have seen this individual before. This is the last known record on this individual.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Signing my Pre-Emption Claim

This Kentucky native signed a pre-emption claim in Missouri in the 1850s. He was hung in his barn by bushwackers during the Civil War, but that's another story.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

A Neighbor Signs

Another 1880 era signature from the Riley Rampley Civil War pension file in Hancock County, Illinois.