Wednesday, October 30, 2013


Illinois State Genealogical Society Quarterly

Their Fall 2013 issue features these articles:

Wish You Were Here: Travelers’ Postcards Sent to Illinois (article by postal historian James R. Miller)

Peter Miller’s Civil War Years (Miller served in the 79th Illinois infantry, Co. E)

William Stewart Harvey, 1851-1880 (article about life and family of this Scottish immigrant)

Fitting Tributes: Military Headstones, Certificates, and Stamps (article about acquiring free government grave markers, Presidential Memorial Certificates for vets, and the Civil War Sesquicentennial Stamp Series)

Faces From the Past—Identifying Photos With Marge Rice (ISGS member Rice collects unclaimed family photos in hopes of reuniting them with the right family—five such finds reproduced here)

Confessions of a Hero-Appreciating Genealogist (article about genealogist Charlotte Goldthwaite)

Family Bible Collection (transcribed entries from Riggs; Blane; Clarke; Allen; Sykes; Bates; Hindman; and Herbert family bibles)

The Steve Neal Reading Room Collection at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library (article about the ALPL’s open stacks area, named for Chicago Sun-Times columnist Steve Neale)

New Headstones for Civil War Veterans (lengthy article about securing free government grave markers for Civil War vets buried in Lyonsville Cemetery, Lyons Twp., Cook County, IL)

You can read this magazine (and other issues of this title) in the Genealogy Room at Central Library (St. Louis).

Genealogy pages on the SLPL website

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