Thursday, August 14, 2014

Deerfield Gravestone Restoration Project


"Kai Nalenz, president of Gravestone Services of New England, compares some of his recent restoration work in Laurel Hill Cemetery in Deerfield to photographs of their original state."   Recorder/Micky Bedell

Read the full article here:  Labor of love: Deerfield family completes gravestone restoration project | The Recorder  
By TOM RELIHAN   Recorder Staff
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Friday, August 8, 2014

Searching the Google Newspaper Archives

Currently, Google News search only returns content from the past 30 days. The "advanced web search page" will let you search by date or date range, but only up to 1970.  To search in earlier time periods, you can use xxxxx

For example, I used Macoupin 1880
and found:
To see if there is a newspaper covering your area of interest,
check the list of the digitized historical newspapers available
If you know the specific time period and place you are searching, you can actually read though individual newspaper issues by choosing a newspaper from the above list and selecting the "Browse this newspaper" tab.
Have fun!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Wednesday's Child: Eva Bell Casteel - Age 2

Eva Bell Casteel
daughter of James P. & Arra A. (Bacon) Casteel
  U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedule
1880 Macoupin County, Illinois
(Click image to enlarge)
Eva is listed on the bottom.
Cause of death: Throat Disease
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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Sunday's Obituary: Chris Welcheck (1907-1969)

Christopher L. Welcheck
son of Stephen & Margaret (Busch) Welcheck

Cleveland Plain Dealer
18 Aug 1969
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