Monday, January 26, 2015

The RELIC Room in Prince William County, VA

The Ruth E. Lloyd Information Center (RELIC), located in the Bull Run Regional Library, is a special collection devoted to genealogy and local history with a focus on Virginia and Prince William County. 

Materials found in the RELIC room include published and manuscript materials, indexes and research guides, photographs, maps, microfilms, and computer (CD-ROM) databases. 
They have an excellent website that includes a large digital library with links to vital records, photos, images,  historical records, and maps.  The staff there are very helpful, and they even have an online 'ask RELIC' page where you can submit questions related to genealogy or local history.
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Thursday, January 15, 2015

1750 Land Record for Charles Wright of Prince William Co VA

May 1750 
Charles Wright gifted to his son Joseph Wright 125 acres of his land on Occoquan River in Prince William County, Virginia

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Frank Krukowski (1919-1983) of New Jersey

Frank Krukowski
b. 11 May 1919
son of Stanley & Katherine (Kolbush) Krukowski
d. 3 Oct 1983

1938 South River High School Yearbook 
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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!

Best wishes for a wonderful 2015.
Happy New Year!
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Monday, December 29, 2014

Military Monday: Cousin Buddy Suchy - WWII Casualty

Russell James (Buddy) Suchy 
 7 Dec 1923 - 16 Nov 1943

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The World War II Diaries provide a day-to-day record of operational and administrative activities. Available on, these war diaries were submitted by most units in the Navy, and most of the Marine Corps war diaries were submitted by aviation units such as fighter squadrons. 

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections

The Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection contains 45 newspaper titles that include historic Illinois newspapers ranging from 1831 to 1975 and is continually growing.  You can browse by collection, date, or title. The website also offers Simple and Advanced Search options.  A great feature:  readers can easily correct  the OCR text to improve future search results.