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Monday, July 16, 2012

Ending the Letter in 1905

This is the very ending of a 1905 letter in a Tennessee Confederate pension application file. What does it say?

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Giving My Claim Away

This individual signed over his land claim in Missouri Territory in 1819,

Saturday, July 14, 2012

I Know Who You Are


This justice of the peace signed an affidavit Ohio in the 1830s. This affidavit is part of the documentation in a Bureau of Land Office patent file.

Friday, July 13, 2012

An 1818 Baptism

What is the name of the child on this 1818 baptism from Quebec?

Thursday, July 12, 2012

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Signing in 1829

Who signed this 1829 affidavit from a Bureau of Land Management patent file?

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Red Line on That Deed

Can you read what's above the red line on this 1820 deed from Harford County, Maryland?

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

A Birthmark Above My Knee

This 1926 native of Flora, Arkansas, registered for the World War II draft on 4 November 1944. He had a birthmark above his left knee--but that didn't imact his signature.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Sunday, July 8, 2012

1940 Family

What are the names of head, wife and three daughters in this 1940 household?


Saturday, July 7, 2012

The Third Name On The List?

What is the third name on this list of taxpayers from 1798 in Pennsylvania?

Friday, July 6, 2012

My Old and New Names

This immigrant signed his "old" and "new" names on his declaration of intent in Eastland, Texas, in the early 20th century.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

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We Are the Justices of the Peace

Who are the Justices of the Peace that signed this land warrant application in Pennsylvania in 1839?

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

I Want That Farm

Who has signed this 1831 Pennsylvania land warrant application?

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Monday, July 2, 2012

Georgia Native Registers in NC

This Georgia native signed his World War II draft card in North Carolina 16 October 1940.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

I Have No Cash in 1921

This is the signature that appears on a 1921 indigency claim from an Arkansas Confederate pension claim.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Being Taxed in 1798

 What is the second name on this 1798 tax list from Pennsylvania?

Friday, June 29, 2012

Red Dot Destination

What is the destination next to the red dot in this 1885 passenger manifest from Sweden?

Thursday, June 28, 2012

I Have A Scar On My Lip

This Texas native signed his World War II draft card in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1942. His physical description indicated he had a scar on his lip.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Signing Up for the Draft in PA

This Pennsylvania native was 56 years old when he registered for the World War II draft in Pennsylvania in 1942.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Signing in Mississippi

Who signed this Confederate widow's 1922 pension application in Mississippi?

Monday, June 25, 2012

My Husband was a Nicholas County Native

This widow indicated in her 1912 pension application that her Confederate veteran husband was born in Neson County, Kentucky.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

A 1907 Application

This widow applied for a widow's Confederate pension in her husband's name in 1907.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

A 1915 Signer

Who signed this 1915 declaration in a Florida Confederate pension application?

Friday, June 22, 2012

We Had Issues--But I Need the Pension

This Confederate widow from Nashville, Tennessee, indicated that she and her husband had marital difficulties in her application.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

We've Known Her All Her Life

These two individuals were witnesses in a 1921 Kentucky widow's Confederate pension application.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Applying in 1927

This Confederate widow applied for a pension in Arkansas in 1927.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

I Was a Confederate

This applicant signed his Florida Confederate pension application in 1924.

Monday, June 18, 2012

My Neighbor Was a "Getor"

This individual signed an affidavit in a Florida Confederate pension file indicating that the applicant was a member of the Florida Getors.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Declaring My Intent in West Virginia

Who signed this declaration of intent in West Virginia in the early 20th century?