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Sunday, April 17, 2016
Announcement from Findmypast: Explore Ireland under martial law
Discover how your ancestors were affected by the Easter Rising and Irish War of Independence in the biggest collection of British War Office records relating to the events of 1916-1921 ever released. These 75,000 fascinating records are are free to view on Findmypast until 27 April, and vividly expose the brutality of life on the streets under martial law in Ireland.
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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