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The Biographical record of Logan … – Google Books

The Biographical record of Logan … – Google Books From Google books and a free download. See if your ancestor’s biography is in this 1901 book. There are live links to some but not all of the biographies. Logan County … Continue reading

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Genealogy Tip of the Day

I’m testing out Blog This! an extension for the Chrome browser. When I see something that I would like to share I can now do it with a click instead of making notes or attempting to remember it. This is … Continue reading

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The Quilt

When the weather starts to turn, too cool for just a sheet, not cool enough for a blanket, I drag out my old quilt. As I did so this year I thought it was looking pretty tired. It is fraying, … Continue reading

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Sit for a Spell

This bench is the stone for Robert and Grace Rothwell Hamm in Mt. Pulaski Cemetery. It’s unique, much like Grace. Doc Hamm was the dentist for years. Grace had been a teacher. Graveyards of South Logan County

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Presenting Dr. J

This isn’t about ancestors or ancestors hunting. It’s about this this very cute girl pictured with her grandpa. Here they are a few years later. She’s a junior at La Lumierie in this picture taken after Sarah’s Bat Mitzvah. [Yes, … Continue reading

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The First Settlers

Your ancestors were the first settlers of the country? They came over on the Mayflower? This will come as a surprise to many but the Pilgrims were not the first European settlers in America. They weren’t even the first English … Continue reading

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Slide and Negative Converter

Turns out if you ask enough people one of them will be the right one with the right answer. Slide and Negative Converter Take all those old 35mm slides and film negatives out of storage and share them with family … Continue reading

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Negatives, Slides – Now What?

This morning, in a box I probably haven’t opened in more than 20 years and at least 6 moves, under a collection of my published newsletter articles from long ago, I found envelopes full of negatives and a box full … Continue reading

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Tag – You’re It!

Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings started a game of tag. I was tagged by Libbi Crowe. 10 Years Ago I # was involved with ILGenWeb# was living in Tennessee# foolish believed they got all of Michael’s cancer# was plotting a move … Continue reading

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Where Did I Put That? – Getting Organized

Going Digital 5 Just because the paper is now digital does not mean you don’t need a system of organization that you can use to file and retrieve the documents. For most this is the hard part. Fortunately it is … Continue reading

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