Jo Daviess County, Illinois Will Records, 1829-1926

I recently discovered at FamilySearch.org the Will Records for Jo Daviess County, Illinois,  1829-1926.  It's part of the Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970, collection.   I started going through the books individually looking for relatives' wills.  I've found about 20, but searching is a pain since the wills haven't been indexed.  Fortunately, all but one of the books have a list of names in the first few pages of the books.  The images quality is great.  To make my search easier, since I know I'll need it in the future, I started a spreadsheet which lists the names … [Read more...]

Strelesky Family Worksheet

I've been organizing my great-grandfather John Joseph Strelesky's parents and sibling information in a worksheet.  Included is any birth, marriage, death, and burial information that I have. Enjoy! … [Read more...]

Getting caught up

I took an unexpected and extended break due to illness.  I was terribly sick for a couple of weeks, and last week I spent catching up on work that didn't get done the previous two weeks. So this is my first post of April! Over the weekend, I attended my first Daughters of the American Revolution event.  There was a speaker who, in character, talked about what it was like for a Union soldier during the Civil War. He dressed in period costume, showed us his gun, and a bunch of other accoutrements. It was very informative. Last year, this same guy must have portrayed a … [Read more...]

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