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Illinois Research - Digitized colletions

I am getting ready to visit family in Illinois and decided to get my to do list completed.  There are several books I need to check out located in various libraries in the area.  I decided to check the several online catalogs of nearby universities to see which of the books I needed where located where.  Imagine my surprise when I found quite a few of the books I needed online and digitized.  Here are a few of the digital books I located through the University of Illinois:
Fayette County in the World War, by Hanes, Rederick M., published in 1922,
Historical encyclopedia of Illinois, by Bateman, Newton published 1901-1902

History of Fayette County, Ohio : her people, industries and institutions / by Allen, Frank M. Published 1914 History of Macon County, Illinois, from its organization to 1876 by Smith, John W. Published 1876
I think I will spend part of the day checking the other universities online catalog to see what else I can cross of the list.  

Wordless Wednesday - Michael and Steven Urman cir 1963


Memorial Day - My Military Ancestors


Wordless Wednesday - Frank (Yurmanovich) Urman


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Free Webinars from the Illinois State Genealogical Society

Upcoming WebinarsJune 2012 The War of 1812 – America’s “Forgotten” War Presenter: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AGDate: Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 8:00 pm CentralDescription: The War of 1812 is one of the forgotten wars of the United States, yet records abound for our ancestors who were willing to fight the British once again.Register: July 2012 Clue to Clue: Tracking a Family Over Time and Miles Presenter: Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD, MA, CGDate: Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 8:00 pm CentralDescription: Using various clues, this presentation shows how to move from one piece of information to the next to piece together the life of an ancestral family.  The steps used are illustrated so that they can be followed by the beginner as well as the seasoned genealogist.  Use of census, probate, property, and personal records, among others, are explained.Register: 2012 Major Midwestern Archives & Their Records P…

Wordless Wednesday - Robert and Daniel Urman 1944


Free Beginner Webinar for Genealogist by Ancestry today!

Ready, Set, Go! Family History How-To Everyone Should Know Session Start Time: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 8:00 PM Eastern (New York) - 5 PM Arizona time if I figured the time difference correctly Interested in beginning your family history research, but not where, when or how to dive in? Join long-time family historian and Barefoot Genealogist, Crista Cowan, in this free online class that will have you researching like a pro in no time. Speaker: Crista
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Juliana has been working for for just shy of 14 years and began her family history journey trolling through microfilms at the tender age of 11 with her mother. Her favorite …

Wordless Wednesday - Daddy and Me Christmas 1967


The know and unknown Clark and Damery photo....

g Row 1:  Glenda Clark, Liz Clark, Nina Damery, Ruby Poundstone Clark (Grandma), Wilma Clark and Maxine Damery. Row 2:  Ann Clark Ray, Irene Clark Baker, Marsha Clark Chappell Row 3:  Dennis Michael Ray, Charles Dean Clark, Leo Otis Clark, Max Damery, Bill Damery, John Clark,  David Kent Clark, Otis Elmer Clark (Grandpa)  

UPDATE:  Irene Clark Baker provided the following information: Ann Ray Clark, she is deceased. Then I think the next one may be me Irene Clark Baker, and the next one is Marsha Clark Chappell, she is also deceased. Back row is Dennis Michael Ray he was Ann’s husband and he passed this last week. The second guy is Charles Dean Clark, Deceased. these are all brother or sister of mine and Dennis Michael Ray was my brother in law the third guy I believe is Otie Aunt Ruby and Uncle Otis's son.  Thank you Irene!

This is a new found favorite photo of mine.  One of my cousins provided this photo to the funeral home when my Aunt Maxine passed away.  I had never seen this gro…

Wordless Wednesday: Janice Drezdon Urman met Liberace..... Yes, your Grandmother met him in person


How I got bit by the genealogy bug....

It was an innocent request that has taken up quite a bit of my free time and money.  When I became pregnant for the first time I was so excited, the doctor not so much.  He decided to send me to a  geneticist.  Why?  Marfan Syndrome ran in my family, as did diabetes, high blood pressure and cancer.  The assignment from the geneticist - family pedigree, family medical history and any death certificates  I could locate for members of my family that had passed.

The request for the information had me speaking to relatives, requesting death certificates, ans searching for answers.  Even after the geneticist had all the information he needed - I still needed more.  The search has lead me to many interesting characters.  A great great grandmother that married a already married man, a great great uncle  struck down my lightening, a great grandmother that refused to marry after becoming pregnant, a grandfather's whose age changed often,  many that served in the military, and pioneers to t…

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