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
Announcement from Findmypast: Explore Ireland under martial law
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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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Monday, April 4, 2016
Monday, March 28, 2016
Sunday, March 27, 2016
Monday, March 14, 2016
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
FxGS Annual Spring Conference
The Fairfax Genealogical Society invites you to join us for our annual spring conference: “Strategies for Researching in the U.S. and Europe”. This major event will be 1 & 2 April 2016 at the The Westin Tysons Corner, 7801 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, Virginia.
For more information click here: FxGS
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