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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Making my Citizenship Petition

This man petitioned for naturalization in Illinois in the late 19th century. What is his name?

Monday, February 18, 2013

Genealogy Short Courses

We are running our "short courses" again this February/March:

Organizing Genealogical Information-Meets Tuesday/Thursday evenings

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Constructing Genealogical Database Searches-Meets Tuesday/Thursday afternoons

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A Declaration of 1889

This man declared his intent to naturalize in Illinois in 1889. What is his name?

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Getting Hitched in 1918

What is the name of the groom who was married in October of 1918 in Arkansas? The name of the groom is above the date.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

An 1888 Declaration

This man signed a declaration of intent in 1888. What is his name?

Signing to be an American

This immigrant signed a declaration of intention to become a citizen in Illinois in the mid-19th century.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

A Menarder I Will Be

This man declared his intent to become a United States citizen in Menard County, Illinois in the 19th century.

Monday, February 11, 2013

We Know About Her Claim

What are the names of these four individuals who signed as witnesses to a homestead filing in the 1880s?

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Making a Statement to Be a Citizen

This German native declared his citizenship intent in the late 19th century in Illinois.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Friday, February 8, 2013

Yeah--She Is His Widow

These seven men signed an affidavit regarding a Revolutionary War widow in the 19th century. What are their names? (click on the image to view it larger without the ads).

Thursday, February 7, 2013

That Was In My Paper

This newspaper publisher indicated he had published a notice in his newspaper in 1888. What is his name?

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Finalizing My Claim

Who signed this declaration in an 1889 homestead application?

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Signing in the 1860s

Who signed this declaration of intention in the 1860s in Illinois?

Monday, February 4, 2013

Do They Have to Tax My Alcohol?

Who appears on lines 34 and 35 of this Federal tax list from the southwest in the 1870s?

Sunday, February 3, 2013

I Will be an American

Who signed this mid-19th century declaration of intent to become a United States citizen?

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Yet Another Menarder

This man also signed a declaration of intention in Menard County, Illinois, in the 1860s

Friday, February 1, 2013

Another Future Menarder

This man declared his intention to become a United States citizen in Menard County, Illinois, in the 1860s

Thursday, January 31, 2013

A Menard Man I Will Be

Who signed this 1860 era declaration of intention in Menard County, Illinoi?

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A Montgomery Man I'll Be

Who signed this declaration of intent in Montgomery County, Illinois, in the 19th century?

Monday, January 28, 2013

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Going to Make a Claim

What is the name of the homestead claimant underlined in red in the above image?

Saturday, January 26, 2013

An 1880 Era Phrase

Without using other sources--just what's in the image--can you read this phrase from an 1880 era federal record?

Friday, January 25, 2013

Applying for our Homestead

What are the names of these two homestead claimants from Nebraska?

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Why do They Abbreviate?

The name should be pretty easy. What's the word after the name in this early 19th century document?

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A Springfielder Signs

Who signed this naturalization document in Illinois in the 1860s?

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Monday, January 21, 2013

Sunday, January 20, 2013

No Oscar for Me

Who gave up allegiance to Oscar, King of Sweden in 1892 in Ohio.