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Monday, December 6, 2010

Taking the Kid Across the Pond

This 37-year old St. Louis native applied for a passport in 1906 to take her daughter on an overseas trip.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Red Cross Nurse

This passport applicant was born in Illinois in 1892 and was headed to Europe as a Red Cross nurse in 1918. My grandfather's first cousin, I never knew she was in Europe until I discovered this application.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Going to France on Business

This Illinois native was born in 1868 and signed his passport application in1918.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Getting My Passport in Athens

This German native was living in Athens, Illinois, when he applied for his passport in 1892.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Another WW2 Draft Registrant from Basco

This Illinois native, born in 1886, registered for the draft in Hancock County, Illinois, in 1942.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Aunt Altje's Husband

This gentleman was born in 1891 and had no telephone number listed on his registration, but where they lived was pretty rural in Brown County, Illinois. I'm not certain the title of this post is helpful, but I'm running out of witty titles and this man is my Aunt Altje's husband.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

World War Two Registration in Basco, Illinois

This Nebraska native signed his World War II registration in Basco, Illinois.

Monday, November 29, 2010

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Registering in Peoria

This Adams County, Illinois, native registered for the "Old Men's" World War II Draft in Peoria, Illinois.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Getting My Cousin a Passport

This German native was living in New Mexico when he signed as a witness on a passport application in 1905

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Friday, November 26, 2010

Born In St. Louis

This St. Louis native was born in the 1860s and was living in Chicago, Illinois, when he applied for a passport in the early 1900s.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

English Native

This native of England signed his name in the mid 17th century.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

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Signing a Golden Registration

This Illinois native was born in 1877 and signed his World War II Draft Registration Card in Golden, Illinois.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

They Told Me To Squeeze in My Middle Name

This World War Two Draft Registration is from Hancock County, Illinois. The only hint I'll give is that it's my uncle.

Monday, November 22, 2010

A Chicago Native Registers for the Old Men's Draft

This one is fairly easy....
A Chicago native registered for the "Old Men's Draft" in World War II in Chicago, Illinois.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

A Chinese Native Registers for the World War 2 Draft

This World War II draft registrant was a native of Canton, China (born 15 July 1889), and registered in Chicago.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

A Greek Immigrant Registers for WW2 Draft

Born in 1883, this Greek native signed his World War 2 Draft Registration in Chicago.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Yet Another World War II Draft Registration

This Nebraska native signed his World War II draft registration in Adams County, Illinois, in 1942.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Another World War II Draft Registration

Here is a signature for Chicago registrant of the "Old Men's Draft" from World War II. He's a cousin of yesterday's signer.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Old Men's World War 2 Draft

This 60 year old Illinois native signed his World War II Draft Registration card in the 1940s

Monday, November 15, 2010

Another Appraiser from the 1860s

Another appraiser from the Chariton County, Missouri, probate case in the 1860s.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Appraising the Estate

This is a signature from an estate appraisal in Chariton County, Missouri, in the 1860s.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Another Estate Appraiser from the 1880s

This is another appraiser from the 1880 Vernon County, Missouri, probate mentioned in several posts this week.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Appraising the Estate

One of the appraisers for the Vernon County, Missouri, estate settlement that yesterday's image was from.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Another Bondsman on a Missouri Probate

Another bondsman for the administrator of an 1880 era estate in Vernon County, Missouri.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Bondsman for an Administrator

This signature comes from a bondsman on an adminstrator's bond in Vernon County, Missouri, in the 1880s.

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.