Sunday, August 14, 2016
Friday, July 15, 2016
It's indexing time!
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Sunday, July 10, 2016
An ancestor's occupation as described in a vellum Indenture:
Mortgage of 130 acres of marshlands and premises situate in the Level of West Maytham in the Parish of Rolvenden, Kent for securing £250 at 5 per cent dated 17 July 1705, Thomas Sharpe, Linen Draper of the ancient town of Rye, Sussex, to Mrs Elizabeth Collington
Draper: originally a term for a retailer or wholesaler of cloth that was mainly for clothing; dealer in fabrics
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Monday, July 4, 2016
Sunday, June 19, 2016
Friday, June 3, 2016
Orien Grover Casteel
b.12 Mar 1888
son of James Polk & Arra A (Bacon) Casteel
November 7, 1937 - Daily Illinois State Journal (Springfield, Illinois)
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Monday, May 30, 2016
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Finally, I was able to find a record relating to the death of Rose (Kollain) Filock who died in 1921 due to complications from childbirth, but no death record could be located in the New Jersey archives. The addition of wills and probate records on ancestry.com has finally provided me with the source record I've been seeking. Click on the images below to read Rose's short will, probated 4 May 1921.
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Sunday, April 17, 2016
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Thursday, April 14, 2016
Saturday, April 9, 2016
Using the University of Illinois Illinois Harvest website's online collection of State and County local histories, I was able to search by County name and locate the following book:
"Portrait and biographical record of Macoupin County, Illinois : containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the county, together with biographies of all the governors of the state, and of the presidents of the United States"
Published in 1891, this book is available in electronic format. Clicking on the link on the search result page takes me directly to the Archive.org reader and there I found the following biography on our Casteel relation:
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