Posts Tagged With: Missouri

Breaking It Down – Put It In Date Order

I have been working on a friend’s genealogy off and on when I have time for the last three years. Found out he has two Civil War soldiers on his dad’s side. We have not done his mom’s side yet. My friend ordered the pension files for these two soldiers and had them shipped to […]

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Military Monday – Civil War Pension Files

Last week I received two Civil War Pension Files in the mail. These files are for my friend’s family. He very kindly ordered them for me so I could dig into his family more and learn more about pension files. I have no Civil War soldiers in my family. When the files arrived, NARA attached […]

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Genealogical & Historical Societies Need To Provide Benefits For Distance Members

At FGS 2011 last week I had a conversation with a President of a Genealogical Society in SW Missouri about research, the society’s benefits, etc. I had tried to meet this person in May when I spent the month down in SW Missouri but we were unable to meet up. He suggested I join the […]

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Tuesday’s Tip – Search County Histories

Last week I visited the Missouri State Archives and a couple local libraries for client work. When I was finished I drove to Springfield, MO, to visit my sister and wait for my parents to bring my son home from vacation. I again stopped into the Springfield Public Library to look through a couple of […]

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Mappy Monday – IRAD

Have you heard of IRAD? The Illinois Regional Archive Depository? IRAD collects local government records. There are seven repositories in the state divided by region. I have used IRAD many times in the past to request records, especially when I do not want to drive to a distant IRAD to view a couple of records. […]

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Follow Friday – July 29, 2011

Good morning! Sunday I drove from Chicago to Jefferson City, MO, to do some work for a client for a few days. I spent Sunday at the Jefferson City Public Library. They have a small local history/genealogy section. Monday was spent at the Missouri State Archives. If you have any Missouri research, this is the […]

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