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Midwestern City Directories in Valparaiso

. . . in the second floor genealogy room, 103 Jefferson Street http://www.pcpls.lib.in.us/valparaiso.html ILLINOIS Champaign-Urbana 1904-12 Chicago 1861-66, 1868-73, 1876-77, 1880, 1885, 1887, 1890, 1893, 1895, 1900, 1905, 1910-11, 1915, 1917, 1923, 1928, 1973 Cicero 1913-27 Evanston 1882-89, 1937-39 Harvey 1907-22 Hyde Park 1883-89 Joliet 1901-1906 Kankakee 1904-25, 1927-35 La Salle/Peru 1905-26 scattered Oak Park […]

Free Lookup in 1931 Tilden Tech HS (Chicago) Yearbook

Craftsman (Chicago: Tilden Technical High School, June 1931) Four-year and two-year graduates, with photos and activities and sometimes signatures. Email me with your query at librarytraveler  AT gmail DOT com.

Presentation: “Are We There Yet?” Proof and the Genealogy Police

Case study: Follow the Chilcote trail from the 1900 Chicago census to an unmarked Ohio grave– and decide when there’s enough evidence to prove that George and Edward are two men or one man with two names. This presentation includes visuals and runs about 50 minutes. Beginner/Intermediate. Contact me for more information and open dates. […]

Of Wealth and War: Samuel Lowe Writes Home

By Harold Henderson On the Ides of March 1863, looking up with dread at the bluffs of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Samuel Adolphus Lowe took up his pen and addressed his sister Roxanna (Lowe) Warner. Samuel, age 38, in Company A of the 4th Regiment of Illinois Cavalry, {1} was at a bend in the lower Mississippi […]