Friday, February 28, 2014

Gertrude May (Casteel) Imel of Macoupin Co IL

Gertrude May (Casteel) Imel
b.11 Dec 1879 
Daughter of James Polk & Arra A (Bacon) Casteel
Married Henry Adam Imel on 24 Mar 1900
d. 28 Feb 1909

March 1, 1909  

Daily Illinois State Journal 

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday: Helen (Kolbush) Hausman

(photo: findagrave)
Helen (Kolbush) Hausman
b. 13 Apr 1921
daughter of Andrew & Rosa (Maurer) Kolbush
wife of Wilton Hausman
d. 4 Oct 1990
Buried: Old Tennent Churchyard
Monmouth, New Jersey
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Saturday, February 22, 2014

List of Online Newspaper Archives

Wikipedia: List of online newspaper archives  contains a list of free and pay-to-view digital online newspaper archives. Most are searchable using OCR technology. I found that some will offer an abstract with the option to purchase the full article (like the example below). The list contains links to newspapers from all over the world.  For the U.S. and Canada, the links are divided States and Provinces, and the UK has sub-links for Scotland and Wales.

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Monday, February 17, 2014

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Thrifty Thursday: JSTOR Digital Library

JSTOR  is a digital library that holds a treasure trove of primary sources, journals, and books.
Many of these, including The William & Mary Quarterly,  are available free through their website. offers a basic search field and an advanced search option.

I entered the surname Cassingham and found an article of interest.

This article is available for download for a fee or I can read it online at no cost by registering for a MyJSTOR account.
 With an account I can have up to 3 items in my personal bookshelf for 14 days, after which I can remove the item(s) and select another one to view.

 Now, with my account created, I can read the article at my leisure online for free. is a great site to bookmark and add to your arsenal of genealogy references.