Illinois-Hancock, McDonough, Rock Island, and Schuyler County Newsletters

This set of images of west-central Illinois historical society newsletters is hosted by Western Illinois University in Macomb,Illinois.

This collection features Historical Society newsletters from the west-central Illinois counties of Hancock (1987-), McDonough (1982-) [including Colchester Area Historical Society (1995-)], Rock Island (1966-), and Schuyler (1969-).

Searching for Please Copy

Newspapers used to request that out-of-town newspapers copy certain news items that involved former residents. If a newspaper requested an item on your ancestor be copied by other towns search to see if they also requested those towns copy items on other residents.

It could be a clue as to who traveled with your ancestor.please-copy

Working With AncestryDNA Matches Webinar Released

My triple cousin doesn’t match with me as much as I thought she would….see why.

We have released the recording of my latest webinar: “Working with Your AncestryDNA Matches.”

We focused on the matches–analyzing, understanding, and organizing. I even made some headway on a few of mine while creating the PowerPoint slides for the presentation.

Our presentation is laid back. There’s not a lot of chit-chat and we focus on being practical and being as technical as necessary without making attendees feel like this was a biology lecture or a math class.

More details are on our announcement page. If you registered for the live session, please email me at the address in your registration receipt for fastest response. Thanks!

We’re looking forward to continuing more presentations in this series.

New Online Indiana Material

Updated free online images from the Indiana Genealogy Digitization Project

Bartholomew County:

Greene County:

Henry County:

Marion County:

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