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Friday, September 30, 2011

A Mount Taborian Registers for the Draft

This 1892 native of Mount Tabor, New Jersey registered for the World War II draft in Morris County, New Jersey in 1942.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Who Is Living in Household 110?

Who is the head of household for household 110 on this 1850 census entry from Indiana? [added question: And whose household 111?]

[the title of this post was corrected to "Who Is." Thanks to the commenter who caught the error.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Registering in Milwaukee

This 1885 native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, registered there in 1942 for the World War 2 Draft.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Florida Pension Bill

This gentleman signed a Confederate Civil War pension application in Florida in 1935.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Helping Them Get a Florida Pension

These two individuals signed an affidavit in a 1918 application for a widow's Confederate pension in Florida.

1831 Coshocton Tax List--The Whole Page

Saturday's post included part of this page. I've posted the entire thing here for those who would like to give it a try. You'll have to click on the image to pull up a larger version. There's no red dot on this one, but that's on the original post.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Whose that Kid?

What is the name of the child (second line from bottom) in this 1856 era guardianship from Illinois?

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Coshocton County Taxes in 1831

Whose name is next to the red dot on this tax list from Coshocton County, Ohio, in 1831? See the whole page here.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Doing a Deed in Bourbon County, Kentucky

Who signed this early 18th century Bourbon County, Kentucky, deed? (click on the image for a larger screen shot clear of any other text)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Who Are These Four Men in 1855?

I'm looking for the 7th through 10th names on this 1855 Illinois State Census from Keithsburg, Mercer County, Illinois. A smaller and larger image are also included with this post. But the only names I'm looking for in the answer are the 7th through 10th ones.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Who is the Mystery Person on Line 2?

What is the name on line 2 of this 1865 Illinois State Census from Brown County?

Monday, September 19, 2011

Landing in Baltimore in 1887

What are names on 591, 592, and 593 of this manifest of arrivals in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1887?

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Living in Iowa in 1856

Who is the person enumerated on this 1856 Iowa State Census--the one next to the green dot?

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Hanging Out By the Green Dot

What is the name by the green dot from the 1865 Adams County, Illinois, Illinois state census?

Friday, September 16, 2011

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Who Is Hanging Out By the Red Dot?

What is the name by the red dot from this 1865 Illinois state census record?

Thursday, September 15, 2011

1880 Census Name

What is the name of the man listed by number 46 on this 1880 census enumeration?

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

My 1880 Job

What is the occupation listed in the 1880 US Federal census for Chicago for the person whose entry has the blue mark?

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Born in Sweden in 1867

The entry with the red dot is for the parents of "Samuel Otto," born in Tjarstad, Sweden, in 1867. The entire image can be viewed here, but the image in this post is as large as you will be able to make it.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Making a 1924 Visit Overseas

This San Francisco resident applied for a passport in 1924. The name above the first dashed line is the one we're trying to read.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

A Pole Registers in Texas

This Polish native registered for the World War Two draft in San Antonio, Texas.

Genealogy Webinars in Sept and Oct 2011

I'll be presenting a series of genealogy webinars in September and October using You don't have to "join" Gotowebinar or create an account--it's just what we use to bring the seminar to you. Viewing/participating instructions will be sent after registration, along with reminders.

Seminars are an hour long, include a PDF handout, and 30 minutes for questions. Topics are:

  • Court Records
  • Two German Women in Illinois
  • Seeing Patterns and Organizing Information
  • Determining Your Own Migration Trail
  • Introduction to Federal Land States
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Saturday, September 10, 2011

A 19th Century Chicago Birth

The name between the red dots is the mother (with maiden name in the next column) from a 19th century birth record in Chicago.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Where Were Those Notices Sent?

Four notices regarding the attempt to probate a will in Illinois were sent to these towns in 1900. What were they? Try reading them without referring to a map if possible. I realize that a person SHOULD do that, but I'm curious how these get read "cold." Some are easy.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

An Old Norwegian Registers in NYC

This 1882 native of Norway registered for the "Old Men's" World War 2 draft in New York City in 1942.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Renting Some Farm Land

Who are the principals and the witness on this 1870 era farmland lease from Illinois?

1889 Witnesses to a Will

Who were the witnesses that signed this 1889 will in Carthage, Illinois?

Monday, September 5, 2011

Help Me Settle My Old Man's Affairs

The widow and two others signed her administrator's bond to execute her husband's will in 1877 in Illinois.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Who Is It In 1865?

What name is sixth from the bottom on this image (between William [or maybe Sallesman?] and J. W.)? This comes from Keithsburg, Mercer County, Illinois, in the 1865 Illinois State Census and those who wish to see the rest of the page can do so here.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Registering in Lafourche

This individual signed his draft registration card in Louisiana, in 1952 in Lafourche Parish.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Last 4 Names on the 1850 era Manifest

Can you read the last four names on this 1850 era manifest from Baltimore?

Those with an subscription can view the image here and manipulate it, etc.

The occupation for the name on line 153 is difficult to read and has been enlarged below:

I'd like to know what it says as well. The names on this one I actually know--the occupation is another matter altogether.

Thursday, September 1, 2011