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Kane County Courthouse

My recent visit to the Geneva History Museum was not my first attempt to find the final resting place of my 3rd-great-grandmother Helena Tolf.

I’ve mailed death certificate requests to Kane County on several occasions over the years, each time hoping a different clerk would get the request and find this elusive record. 200 more words


New England Soldier

This is the story of my 5th Great Grandfather Benjamin Tainter. If you’re my first cousin on the Hampton side of the family then it’s your 5th Great Grandfather too! 288 more words


Tracking Down Civil War Veterans

Now that the snow and ice are finally beating a retreat, it’s time to start thinking about how to handle all those cemetery clean-up chores. Whether it’s… 989 more words


R is for Roger Caissie/Casey

Ah, I know this is a new one for many of my cousins.  Roger Caissie was born in 1646 in Ireland. At some point he came by ship and ended up in Acadia. 722 more words


Riddle (of a genealogical nature)

Charles Pierre Pare and Marie Josephe Lessart marry and have…22 children; several born in the same year, only a few months apart. How is this possible? 71 more words


On Ben Affleck and Slavery

A few years back, I was contacted by the producers of Who Do You Think You Are?, a popular TV genealogy show, to help them with an episode.   734 more words


Can you help an Australian lady find her father's grave?

CAN you help an Australian woman find the final resting place of her father?

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