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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I'm the JP on This One

Who was the Justice of the Peace listed on this 1879 deed in Illinois?

Monday, August 22, 2011

Who Is On the Bottom Of This List?

Who is the person enumerated on the last line on this 1820 census page from Muskingum County, Ohio?

I Died in 1918

This name comes from a 1918 Missouri Death Certificate....this one's fairly easy.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Casefile Clues Offer 52 for 12

Sunday we're offering a year of my weekly newsletter Casefile Clues for $12. Samples can be downloaded as PDF files here:

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Submitting Answers to Genealogy Transcriber

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Whose Name Is On the 8th Line?

In this 1870 census enumeration from Scott County, Iowa, who is on line 8?

Thursday, August 18, 2011

In Whose Hands?

"bushels of corn in the hands of..."

This deed comes from Coshocton County, Ohio, in the 1830s. In whose hands was the corn put?

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Hitching them in 1884

This is the signature of the officiant at a 1884 Chicago, Illinois, wedding.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

What's That Inventory Item?

What's the inventory item between the red dots on the image above (click on it to enlarge)? This comes from an estate inventory in Davenport, Iowa, in the 1860s.

Monday, August 15, 2011

1852 from Castle Carrock

What is the bottom entry from the register of burials from Castle Carrock, England, in 1852? The date is the burial date, not the death date.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Signing in 1842

This gentleman signed an 1842 statement in a Revolutionary War pension case from New Jersey.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

1895 Minnesota Census

What is the last name of the 4th, 5th, and 6th entries from the bottom?
This is from the 1895 Minnesota State Census for Rice County.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Neighbor Lady Tells the Truth About Stuff

This individual signs a statement in behalf of a Civil War widow in Clarke County, Iowa, in 1918.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

That Ol' Neighbor Lady Warn't Never Married Again

This 75-year old resident of Clarke County, Iowa, provided testimony in a neighbor's 1918 pension application.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Testifying for Father's Third Wife

This individual signed a statement made in his step-mother's Civil War pension file in Iowa in 1918.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Mathilda Who?

What is the name of the daughter with the red dots around her name? This comes from an estate settlement in Illinois around 1910.

Monday, August 8, 2011

My 1827 Taxes in Harlem

The second and third name on this list from the "W" section of the 1827 real estate property tax list in Delaware County, Ohio, are the names of interest. What are they?

Sunday, August 7, 2011

My 1827 Taxes

Who is the bottom name on this 1827 tax list from Genoa Township, Delaware County, Ohio?

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Who Signed Charlotte's Death Certificate?

This is one that I do not have the answer to.

This is the signature for the informant on the death certificate of Charlotte Cummings who died in Huron County, Michigan, in 1915.

Friday, August 5, 2011

New England Widow Signs Pension Application

This native of New England signed a widow's application for Revolutionary War Pension in Clarke County, Ohio, in the 1830s

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Working for Those Surveyors In Louisiana

This Selective Service registrant was working for a surveying firm as a laborer when he registered in 1950 in Ville Platte, Louisiana.

A Larger View of the 1851 UK Census Entry

Here is a more complete screen shot of the 1851 UK Census image discussed in an earlier posting.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

What is that Last Name?

What is the last name of this family living in Melkridge, Haltwhistle, UK in 1851?

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

1843 Marriage

This couple was married in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1843.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Signing a 1798 Bond

This man signed a marriage bond in Davidson County, Tennessee, in 1798.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Government Needs Info on Our Farm

Can you read the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th names on this 1850 agricultural census enumeration from Bedford County, Pennsylvania?

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Who is the Groom?

Pretend you have no idea who these people are. What is the name of the groom on this 1870 marriage from southern Iowa?

Friday, July 29, 2011

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Got Two Names in Louisiana

In 1958, this individual signed two names on his draft registration in Oakdale, Louisiana--which is where he was born in 1940.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

1856 Appraisers

These two men signed an estate appraisal in Warsaw, Illinois, in 1856.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Living in Ft. Smith in the 1960s

This 1936 native of Stefani, Greece registered for Selective Service in Ft. Smith, Arkansas, in 1967. His card indicates he had served in the Greek army.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011

Sunday, July 24, 2011

A Native of Snowball, Arkansas

This Snowball, Arkansas, native (born in 1933) registered for Selective Service in St. Joe, Arkansas, in the 1950s.