Category Archives: cemeteries

New Relative Located

I have a relative I have never met who, like me, is a double Downing. We are descendants of one of the three marriages of children of Robert Downing to children of Samuel Downing. Although these families settled within a … Continue reading

Posted in bowman, cemeteries, Downing, Logan County, lucas, steenbergen | Leave a comment

Vital Records and Alternates

In 1900 only 18 states [including future states] registered vital records. It was not mandatory in all of those, but it was encouraged. Thus you might find vital records in Vermont back to 1779, Massachusetts 1842, New Jersey 1843, Connecticut … Continue reading

Posted in cemeteries, census, Logan County, probate, vital records | Leave a comment


Much time has passed since I started this. Two other blogs relating to this area’s genealogy have materialized in the interim. Ancestor Hunting is mostly about my ancestors and things I learn about genealogy research. Graveyards of South Logan County … Continue reading

Posted in ancestors, cemeteries, genealogy, Illinois, Logan County, research | Leave a comment