Monday, November 28, 2011

Genea-Musings: Santa Claus videos at's YouTube Channel

Randy Seaver has posted links for some really cute Santa Clause videos from Ancestry. Check out the link and have a good chuckle.

Genea-Musings: Santa Claus videos at's YouTube Channel:

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Visitation for Ann Mueller

Here is the information regarding the visitation and funeral service for Ann Mueller:

Visitation will be on Wednesday November 30, 2011 from 4-9:00 P.M. at the Laird Funeral Home, Elgin, with a funeral service at 7:00 P.M. with Rev. Lois Bucher officiating. Burial will be on Thursday in Campton, IA.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of EGS member Ann Ruck Mueller. Details of her service are not known at this time and will be posted as soon as possible. Please check back for more information.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Young Winston: Unseen photographs of Churchill as a teenager revealed | Mail Online

Young Winston: Unseen photographs of Churchill as a teenager revealed | Mail Online:

These are great pics of a great leader as a young man! Interesting story too.
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Pick Your Relatives at EGS!

Don't miss tomorrow night's EGS monthly evening meeting. It sounds like great fun!

You Can Pick Your Relatives

Mike Karsen puts a novel twist on genealogy by placing a major emphasis on connecting or re-connecting with living relatives around the world. By expanding the number of your known relatives, you can make new friends and thus "you can pick you relatives:"!

Come join us tomorrow, November 17, 2011 at 7:00 pm at the Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove, Elgin, IL. Have research to do? Why not come early and take advantage of GBPL's tremendous genealogy section?

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Visit with Ann Mueller

I visited Ann Mueller this morning and she is much improved since my visit last week. She thanks everyone for the card that was sent from the society. It was so nice to see her with a smile on her face.

Monday, November 7, 2011

1940 U.S. Census Video Available Online - Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter

1940 U.S. Census Video Available Online - Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter:

This article links to a very interesting video created for enumerators of the 1940 census. Great fun to listen to and very informative.

You can thank Dick Eastman for the information:)
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Sunday, November 6, 2011

New Iowa newspaper archive

Genealogy In Time Magazine reported, this weekend, the following new online archive for an Iowa newspaper. It sounds like a great resource for Iowa researchers.

US – The Daily Iowan newspaper has launched an online archive of the newspaper. The archive goes back as far as 1868 and is complete with the exception of two brief periods (fall of 1918 and summer of 1984). Included in the archive are the Daily Iowan’s predecessor newspapers, such as the University Reporter (1868 to 1881), the Vidette (1879 to 1881), the Vidette Reporter (1881 to 1901) and the University Mirror (1881). The archive is housed under the University of Iowa library system. In total, the collection consists of some 750,000 scanned images. The collection is full text searchable. Access is free. [Historic Iowa Newspaper Archive]