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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Missouri Adoption Laws have changed

Missouri Adoption law changes: http://www.senate.mo.gov/11info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&BillID=4181660
http://www.senate.mo.gov/
HCS/SS/SCS/SB 351 - This act modifies provisions regarding adoption records. Current law allows for nonidentifying information, if known, concerning undisclosed biological parents or siblings to be furnished by the child placing agency or the juvenile court to the adoptive parents, legal guardians o

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Jackson County Missouri Genealogist for Hire

I am available to research your family history in Jackson County Missouri. I have access to the old newspapers (Birth announcements, Marriage Announcements, Obituaries), courthouse records (Wills, Probates, Civil & Criminal Court records, Tax, Deeds, Land, Military, Birth and Death, Naturalizations), school records, yearbooks, local genealogical and historical societies, burial records, funeral home and cemetery records. I can provide you a vast amount of information on your family that will not be found online. Through these records you can find out what your family did for a living, where they lived, who they knew, where they traveled, what they studied and much much more. You can hire me to research your family history right now by emailing me at ancestorexplorer@yahoo.com

Holt County Missouri Genealogist for Hire

I am available to research your family history in Holt County Missouri. I have access to the old newspapers (Birth announcements, Marriage Announcements, Obituaries), courthouse records (Wills, Probates, Civil & Criminal Court records, Tax, Deeds, Land, Military, Birth and Death, Naturalizations), school records, yearbooks, local genealogical and historical societies, burial records, funeral home and cemetery records. I can provide you a vast amount of information on your family that will not be found online. Through these records you can find out what your family did for a living, where they lived, who they knew, where they traveled, what they studied and much much more. You can hire me to research your family history right now by emailing me at ancestorexplorer@yahoo.com

Nodaway County Missouri Genealogist for Hire

I am available to research your family history in Nodaway County Missouri. I have access to the old newspapers (Birth announcements, Marriage Announcements, Obituaries), courthouse records (Wills, Probates, Civil & Criminal Court records, Tax, Deeds, Land, Military, Birth and Death, Naturalizations), school records, yearbooks, local genealogical and historical societies, burial records, funeral home and cemetery records. I can provide you a vast amount of information on your family that will not be found online. Through these records you can find out what your family did for a living, where they lived, who they knew, where they traveled, what they studied and much much more. You can hire me to research your family history right now by emailing me at ancestorexplorer@yahoo.com

Friday, August 26, 2011

New Market Iowa Genealogy Research

I am currently researching the Grant Taylor family from New Market Iowa.  So far it's been going smoothly.  Do you need research on your family in New Market Iowa?  If so let me know I can help you find information you're looking for on your ancestors from New Market Iowa.  You can email me at ancestorexplorer@yahoo.com

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

History of Johnson County Kansas

I have indexed this book and have the following Biographicals available for purchase.  Also if you would like to hire me to research in Johnson County Kansas please contact me at ancestorexplorer@yahoo.com
History of Johnson County Kansas
Adair, B. F 273
Allison, S. H 294
Anderson, W. R 368
Anderson, W. W 408
Ainsworth, H. C 360-
Azendorf, Henry 283
Bell, I. N 441
Berkshire, J. H 438
Black, George ''e'' 434
Blair, Ed 3°9
Bradley, William 465
Braun, C. J 421
Branick, Elias 266
Bradshaw, Harry 255
Breyfogle, L. D 445
Breyfogle Family 444
Breyfogle, H. L 444
Brown, W. C 4°<>
Brown, G. W 280
Buckley, Jerry 421
Bruner, Maj. J. B 311
Busch, Casper 203
Busch, Herman 272
Busch, Deitrich 256
Burgess, H. L 415
Burke, W. R 358
Caenen, Remi 334
Calvert, A. J 461
Carroll, E. G 338
Carpenter, A. G 352
Case, H, H 285
Cave, L. L 425
Champion, Frank 383
Chamberlin, W. H. H 343
Chamberlin, J. H 332
Clark, Capt. Emanuel 382
Coker, L. H 467
Cook, G. W 462
Cosgrove, J. H 349
Crawford, Frank 386
Day, Dudley 419
Dare, T. W 388
Delahunt, Charles, Sr 337
De Tar, Miss Mary E 287
De Vault, Lafayette 398
Deweese, J. E 267
Donham, R. M 457
Dowell, J. N 391
Dwyer, D. C 325
Edgington, A. N 302
Ellis, G. T 447
Elliott, G. W 264
England, W. C 282
Fagan, W. W 378
Ferguson, S. E 432
Folmer, G. W 396
Foster, J. R 335
Foster, A. J 316
Fraser, William 372
Graham, W. W 442
Gray, W. L 455
Graves, Col. W. C 363
Greer, Dr. T. S 289
Hale, D. R 288
Hancock, J. H 387
Haney, F. C 394
Hannon, J. F 351
Haskin. W. P 360
Harrison, W. H 35°
Haskin, E. H 275
Hatfield, Dr. F. J 284
Harbaur, C. E 326
Hayden, G. C 322
Hedrick, F. D 341
Heider, Martin 420
Hendrix, P. K 428
Henry, H. L 324
Hershey, I. H 342
Hodges, Frank 412
Hodges, G. H 410
Hogue, S. R 375
Hollenback, B. F 308
Hollenback, F. P 466
Holmes, Joseph 377
Howell, G. H 345
Huff, George 299
Huff, John 406
Hundley, R. C 294
Huggins, J. 0 291
Hunt, A. L 3'3
Hunt, A. J 292
Irvin, James 45°
James, T. W 354
James, Col. Andy 4°2
Jessup, Miss Fern '352
Kellogg, Sherman 4°4
Kelly, W. H 323
Kelly, W. J 252
King, Harry 402
Klusman, H. H 454
Knabe, G. C 374
Knox, E. V 258
Krumm, A. H 456
Kuhlman, J. J 400
Lansdown, Harrison 325
Lanter, F. R 274
Legler. E. A 257
Lemen, J. R 427
Lesueur, J. P 260
Linn, W. T 346
Lorimer, F. M 298
Little, John T 247
Lott, Miss Alice S 401
Marty, John 290
McAnany, Patrick 330
McCann, Michael 372
McKaig, J. F 433
McCarthy, Florence 4°4
McClintock, W. J 314
McFeatters, Rev. M 289
McKoin, W. H 37 ■
Marty, John 290
Mathews, H. A 440
Meredith, M. T 272
Miller, E. L 333
Miller, M. G 463
Millikan, A. R 380
Millikan, Jonathan 276
Mize, Johnson 4l9
Moll, A. E 278
Moon, A. 0 296
Moore, G. W 278
Moore, R. R 26ft
Mossman, F. E 423
Mossman, C. H 364
Mower, George 362
Murdock, D. E -153
Murray, Roy 295
Murphy, P. H 263
Nance, W. A 344
Nall, John 346
Noland, T. W 393
Newton, E. D 399
Ording, Rev. J. A 27^
Pack, W. M 418
Parks, Horace 328
Pearce, J. A 317
Pellett, J. S 269
Pettvjohn, J. L 4'3
Phillips, H. L 3/0
Post, Smith 422
Rankin, J. F 320
Rea, J. W 467
Reeder, Benjamin 43^
Rebsamen, A. J 365
Riley, Thomas 339
Rudy, Scott 340
Rose, Miss Jennie 360
Rutter, W. R 449
Ruttinger, Frank 253
Ryan, D. H 428
Secrest, J. R 460
Sharpe, W. F 392
Shellhammer, C. H 424
Sitterman, W. M 355
Sheridan, Patrick 468
Simpson, Joseph 452
Sloan, Dr. J. R 458
Smallwood, C. N 259
Smith, G. P 361
Smith, E. L 336
Smith, Andrew 265
C.B. Smith
G.S. Sowers
W.S. Speer
J.S. Steed
Jewett Stephenson
W.B. Strang
John Strongman
J.T. Swank
David Taggart
B.S. Taylor
J.R. Thorne
W.M. Tibbetts
B.H. Tillotson
J.B. Todd
C.E. Todd
J.W. Toynbee
W.T. Turner
Dr. L.L. Huls
J.K. Wallace
A.J. Walker
Ralston Walker
Edwin Walmer
E.D. Warner
George Wedd
Henry Wedd
Fred Weeks
W.W. Wickens
Albert Widner
Irwin Williams
A.P. Williams
W.F. Wilkerson
S.E. Wilkinson
W.J. Wilson
O.H. Young
C.E. Zehring
Capt. W.H. Zimmerman

Portrait and biographical album of Marshall County, Kansas

Portrait and biographical album of Marshall County, Kansas
I have indexed this book and these biographicals are for sale.  If you would like to purchase a biographical of your ancestor please email me or if you would like to hire me to research in Marshall County Kansas at ancestorexplorer@yahoo.com

J.M. Abbott
William Acker
O.C. Allen
William H. Allender
C. Alspach
N.P. Anderson
Jacob E. Andrews
George T. Anthony
John Armstrong
J.S. Armstrong
Chester A. Arthur
Dan C. Auld
A.C. Axtell
John Balderson
James E. Ball
A.R. Barbour
C.F. Barks
Jacob H. Barlow
Michael Barlow
A.B. Barrett
Thomas Barrett
Calvin G. Beach
William Becker
William Bell
Lloyd S. Bennett
M.T. Bennett
Elijah Bentley
Sameul Bentley
A.Bigham
Jonathan Bigham
A.M. Billingsley
E.P. Billingsley
James Billingsley
J.G. Binder
J. Bishop
J.S. Blakeway
Horatior
Blanchard
Joseph Bluhm
Christian Bluhm
Dr. Williamson F. Boyaking
William S. Boyd
J.M. Bradshaw
M.C. Brainard
H. Brenneke
P.A. Brennan
E.M. Brice
Ernst Brockmeyer
A.Brooks
William A. Brooks
C.C. Brown
John G. Brown
M.H. Brown
Rev. J.M. Brown
Fred Brucker
Henry Brucker
J.M. Burke
John T. Burke
P.S. Burnett
Rev. T.J. Butler
Edward Cain
John Caldwell
Alex Campbell
Patrick Campbell
W.J. Campbell
E.G. Carney
Thomas Carney
William Cassidey
T.C. Casterline
C.L. Chaffee
R.M. Chaffee
John Chambers
Peter Chamnpagne
I.H. Chapman
Henry W. Chapman
L.W. Chesley
N.P. Christianson
Rezin Clark
William Cockerill
Peter Cohrs
Dr. C.A. Cole
William H. Colgrove
Ralph Compton
Charles A. Cook
Robert Cooper
Thomas Corpstein
William Coulter
R.S. Craft, M.D.
William Cragle
David Craik
William Cranston
Samuel J. Crawford
John Crevidr
Peter Crusa
R.G. Cunningham
Thomas Cunningham
Charles Curs
E. Cutler
Philip Daily
James M. Davis
James S. Dawes
John Dawkins
John Degnan
Edmund DeLair
J.C. Dickey
George J.T. Dille
S.L. Dotson
Wellington Doty
Barnard Dougherty
P. Douglass
G.W. Duffy
John H. Duntz
L.H. Eby
William W. Eddy
Cyrus Edmundson
T.H. Edmundson
Dr. A.G. Edwards
Joseph Ellen becker
J.M. Elliott
W.H. Elliott
George A. Ely
James F. Ensign
A.R. Esterbrook
A.D. Estes
M.R. Ewing
William A. Ewing
Danforth Fairbanks
John P. Farrant
Henry Farrar
H.N. Farrar
Patrick Farrell
P.J. Farrell
Rollin S. Fillmore
Patrick Finnigin
James FitzGerald
William Fitzgerald
W.A. Fleming
Amos Flin
Fred Focks
Henry C. Follett
John C. Ford
August Frahm
J.M. Frost
Reuben Fuller
E.R. Fulton
G.R. Fulton
Dr. G.M. Funck
George Gebbie
A.A. Gerhart
G. Fred Gerlinger
Mrs. Harriett Gilchrist
George W. Glick
Eli Goldsberry
Judge G. Goodwin
Joseph Gorbutt
W.J. Granger
W.H. Grant
Nehemiah Green
Stephen Green
Marshall Griffee
Amon Griffee
J.D. Griffin
Dewitt C. Griffis
Isaac N. Griffis
D.W. Griswold
Xavier Guittard
David Guthrie
George Hahn
M.B. Hall
Martin V.B. Hall
F.W. Hammett
J.M. Hammett
L.H. Hammett
Benjamin J. Hammett
Rebecca Hammett
Louis Hanke
Benjamin Harrison
Philo D. Hartman
James M. Harvey
W.B. Hawk
M. Hawk
R.B. Hayes
J.L. Hayes
S.W. Hazen
J.L. Hazlett
W.D. Healy
Morgan Hedge
Davide Heisse
George B. Heleker
Capt. James Hemphill
Byron A. Hill
William Hill
A.C. Hiner
August Hohn
Otto Holle
I.B. Holloway
Jacob L. Holloway
Thomas L. Holloway
Stafford Holmes
C. Holton
J.H. Hone
H.C. Horr
T.C. Horr
J.D. Howe
Thomas Howes
Anton Huber
Patrick  Hughes
H. Humfreville, M.D.
Lyman U. Humphrey
H. Hund
Frank L. Hunt
James Hunt
John Hunt
William B. Hunt
Rev. John A. Hurley
Edward Hutchinson
F.W. Hutchinson
Hon. Perry Hutchinson
Philo B. Ingraham
A.H. Jester
John Joerg
Andrew Johnson
C.J. Johnson
Christ Johnson
Crauthway Johnson
James Johnson
J.L. Johnston
Owen R. Jones
Peter Jones
A.M. Judson
M. Kahae
John Kane
T.E. Kanfold
S.M. Keiper
Miles Kelley
William Kennedy
Charles Kerschen
J.B. Kirch
A.W. Kirkwood
Capt. Frank Kister
George R. Kistler
L.K. Kistler
A. Kjellberg
Samuel R. Koch
W.H. Koeneke
Charles F. Koester
Nicholas Koppes
Henry Kramme
Werner Krebs
A.P. Kriley
F.J. Kriley
J.P. Kriley
Albert Kunz
Mathias Kuoni
George B. Landrum
J.M. Lane
W.C. Lane
August Lann
Henry W. Leavitt
Joseph E. Lemons
J.R. Leonard
W.S. Leslie
William Lewis
L.W. Libby
John Life
J.R. Livingston
John A. Loban
Daniel Locke
Godfrey Lodholz
B.F. Long
William Love
Dan M. Mabie
William P. Madden
James S. Magill
Beverage Manly
T.J. Mann
Joseph Manning
B.F. Marks
Eli Marks
John A. Martin
S.S. Martin
Z.K. Mason
John Massey
James Maxwell
Eli M. McAtee
John McClarnen
W.C. McCurdy
Finley McDonald
Harland McGrew
Henry H. McKannon
John McKee
S.D. McKee
E.C. McKellips
J.J. McLennan
Angus McLeod
A.P. McLeod
Thomas McMahan
Alex McMillan
Ira F. McMillan
John McPherson
J.W. Means
William Meinecker
Ludwig Merklinghaus
F.H. Millenbruch
Charles Miller
David H. Miller
E.L. Miller
Philip Miller
Ebenezer Mills
G.W. Moffitt
John J. Moffitt
Henry Mohlenbrink
A.J. Mohrbacher
C. Mohrbacher
Jacob Mohrbacher
J.T. Montieth
James Montgomery
R.B. Moore
R. Morton
George Moser
R.E. Moser
R.E. Moser
John Moshiskey
William Murphy
J.W. Nash
Arthur H. Neal
W.M. Neel
James D. Newton
Rob Nicholas
Henry Niemann
Dr. A.J. Ockerman
Polly Ockerman
Peter A. Olston
Thomas A. Osborn
John H. Otto
Dr. W.O. Packard
A.J. Palmer
John Palmer
W.C. Park
J.S. Parthemer
John Paul
Eliza A. Pickette
C.J. Planck
T.J. Plunkett
Alfred B. Pollard
John B. Price
Charles Pritchard
Eli M. Punteney
Frederick W. Raemer
Philipp Raemer
William Raemer
Capt. William Randall
T.C. Randolph
Mrs. M.E. Reed
Homer T. Reed
Jacob Reiter
John Reiter
J.H. Reitzel
M.L. Reitzel
J.B. Reser
W.R. Rice
Charles Robinson
Elizabeth Robinson
J.C. Rodkey
H.A. Rogers
L. Rogers
Hugo Rohde
John Roll
William J. Rommell
H.L. Rounds
W.M. Roundtree
E.S. Rowland
G. Ruden
R.B. Rundel
Dennis Ryan
John Sachs
John Sanderson
T.D. Satterfield
John H. Scheibe
Henry Schell
Rev. M.J. Schmickler
William Schmucker
Christ Schroeder
John Schubkagel
P.J. Schumacher
Peter Schumacher
J.F. Scott
C.G. Scrafford
Joseph P. Scriber
C.H. Shaffer
Aldus Sharp
Andrew Shearer
John P. Sheehan
Stephen Sheldon
M.S. Shepard
R.V. Shibley
Robert Shields
James Shores
James Shroyer
Capt. J.R. Sitler
W.L. Souders
Joseph Smercheck
John S. Smiley
B.W. Smith
David Smith
George T. Smith
H.C. Smith
Horace Smith
Robert W. Smith
Thompson Smith
Amos Spangler
W.M. Speak
Henry Spealman
A.M. Staley
J.R. Staley
Gustav Stauss
John Stegelin
Joseph Stehlik
Frank G. Stettnisch
John P. St. John
G.B. Stocks
Fred A. Stocks
Frank Stoehr
Fred W. Stohs
J. Warren Stowell
Charles S. Strange
Dr. William Stayer
Mrs. A.R. Summers
Charles A. Swanson
Rochester Swart
George D. Swearingen
John Talbot
William Talbot
E.B. Tarvin
G.W. Tarvin
W.A. Tatlock
M.W. Terry
Frank Thomann
A.V. Thomas
Owen Thomas
James A. Thompson
Thomas J. Thompson
William Thompson
William C. Thompson
W.A. Thurston
James Tilley
R.H. Tilley
Benjamin Tillman
George Tillman
Charles Totten
F.H. Totten
Joseph Totten
A.J. Travelute
Charles H. Travelute
J.H. Trout
M.A. Tucker
John Turnbull
James Tyler
John Tyler
J.W. Van Scoter
Fred Veith
P.T. Vickery
T.W. Wadick
Fred Wagner
Isaac Walker
Joseph H. Walker
George W. Walls
F.J. Walter
Sidney Walter
William D. Warnica
John J. Waterbury
N.T. Water
T.W. Waterson
J.T. Watkins
Orland B. Watkins
C.L. Watson
J.M. Watson
John T. Watt
James W. Watters
Samuel B. Watters
W.S. Wayman
John B. Webster
A.B. Weede
James Wells
David Wertenberger
Fred Westermann
C.C. Wheeler
Edward D. Wheeler
James O. Wheeler
P.L. Wheeler
Judge Robert White
V.S. White
H.E. Wiedemeyer
James R. Wilcox
E.G. Williams
James M. Williams
J.A. Williams
Joseph A. Williams
George W. Willis
C.B. Wilson
J.B. Wilson
Joseph Wilson
Rev. Joseph Wilson
G.J. Winkler
James Winter
John M. Winter
Amos Witham
T.J. Wolverton
J.B. Wuester
Henry Yates

Saturday, August 6, 2011

History of Leavenworth County Kansas

I have this book, The History of Leavenwroth County Kansas, Published in 1921.  The following is the index to this book.  If you would like to purchase a listing from this book please contact me.  Or if you would like to hire me to research for you in Leavenworth County KS please email me at ancestorexplorer@yahoo.com
Dr. A.R. Adams
William Adams
Dan A. Alford
James D. Anderson
D.R. Anthony Jr.
Henry C. Arring
D.L. Atkinson
John Baade
Samuel Z. Babcock
Bernard E. Baer
Lucy Baker
Leo Banks
Cassius M. Barnes
John G. Barnes
Charles R. Barrett
George Beal
Richard E. Becker
William Becher
Michael Begley
W.L. Biddle
H.T. Biehler
Pete Bleistein
Lieu Bodde
Dr. T.G. V. Boling
John N. B ollin
Lee Bond
Dr. Thomas John Boone
A.A. Bowen
W.J. Bransfield
Ira J. Bright
Tony Brose
Felix Brown
Gus A. Brown
Thomas J. Brown
H.B. Browning
Henry J. Brune
J.F. Brune
Louis Brune
William M. Brune
Benjamin B. Buchanan
Frank Bueckemann
Mrs. Cora Adelia Bullard
Henry Shelby Bullard
Peter Burns
Fred Burre
Francis A. Byrne
Thomas Cahill
C.V. Campbell
John S. Campbell
George E. Carr
B.C. Chambers
Ira N. Chambers
James M. Cheatwood
Joel Cheatwood
Charles L. Cherrie
T.J. Chestnut
Leonidas C. Clark
J.L. Clark
Joseph D. Clevenger
H.E. Cockerell
Dr. Walter B. Coe
Allen Coffman
Richard Cogan
Harry Isaac Coldren
Samuel P. Collins
Sidney O. Colvin
Joseph Concannon
Robert S. Connelly
Clarence W. Corson
John Milton Cory
Julia Cooper
Rufus Courtney
William H. Courtney
Charles T. Cox
Frank Crites
Charles Edward Curtin
Charles F.W. Dassler
Theodore C. Davis
Minor H. Day
Sjoerd Defrees
Mrs. T.C. Dews
Rev. A.G. Dick
A.M. Dickenson
Edward T. Dicks
Henry E. Dohrn
William J. Domann
Felix Donnelly
Benjamin J. Donovan
J.H. Donovan
R.E. Doran
Earl Douglas
Oscar Lee Douglas
William F. Drews
C.C. Dunbar
A.G. Dunnuck
Ernest Eberth
Charles Edmonds
Martin J. Eggert
Adam Ehart
Martin Ehart
John W. Evans
Lemuel F. Evans Jr.
Dr. J.L. Everhardy
Peter Everhardy
Frank A. Farrell
C.M. Fenning
Gustave H. Fishback
Max Flinner
Arthur Folger
Robert W. Freeman
F.E. Fredrick
J.T. Fuqua
Charles Geisen
John Milton Gilman
Charles Gist
Dr. William Gist
W.F. Goble
John Goff
James R. Gray
James R. Grisham
Rev. A. Grooters
Peter W. Haag
Jesse A. Hall
T.F. Hall
Hugh A. Hallenbeck
Mike Halpin
LeRoy T. Hand
Floyd E. Harper
F.P. Harris
L.D. Harris
Dennis A. Hassett
James Hegarty
Charles J. Heim
John G. Heim
William Henderson
John W. Hennessey
Frank W. Henry
David Herries
Maurice W. Hiatt
Charles H. Hicks
Lewis Hiersrodt
Samuel H. Hill
William H. Hillner
Lucy V. Hook
Duke Hooper
Wallace Franklin Hovey
F.L. Hughey
John T. Hughey
Carl Hunnius
Ernest Hunnius
Floyd Hunt
Oscar Jadicke
Charles R. Jamieson
John H. Jeffries
Charles E. Johnson
Orra S. Johnson
Herbert L. Justus
Charles E. Keating
Rev. Bernard S. Kelly
J.W. Kemler
Henry A. Kemberling
J.W. Kenton
Lawrence Kennedy
Mathew C. Kennedy
W.J. Kern
Calvin Kesinger
John P. Klamm
Henry Klinkenberg
Ben H. Knipe
Henry C. Knipe
John N. Kopp
Joseph Wowalewski
Fred Krueger
Dietrich Kruse
George H. Kuhnhoff
W.A. Kuhnhoff
William L. La Callie
Jack J. Laird
Dr. Joseph Howard Langworthy
Dr.S.B. Langworthy
A.C. Lark
Dr. Eustace P. Leakey
Robert L. Leeman
W.J. Linaweaver
Frank W. Logan
Fred W. Lohman
H.A. Lohman
Henry J. Lohman
Calvin Willard Loomis
C.L. Lord
E.J. Lord
David C. Lowe
John Lozensky
Marian Lozensky
E.D. Lysle
Francis J. McAuliffe
Ross J. McClure
Melvin K. McConkey
Miller B. McCreary
Patrick McEvoy
Joseph P. McEvoy
John McFarland
George J. McIntire
John McMillen
James McNamee
Malcolm N. McNaughton
Samuel James McNaughton
E.C. McNerney
Kirby McRill
Ed McQuillan
Peter McQuillan
T.W. Martin
Charles H. Masterson
J.H. Mayer
Reinhart Mayer
Sherman Medill
Theo Meinke
C.F. Mensing
Charles G. Meyer
Charles Frederick Meyer
C.E. Morris
Thomas Morris
Arthur St. Leger Mosse
J.F. Mottin
L.A. Mottin
Henry Murr
Oliver F. New
John F. Nieman
Anton Nirschl
August Ode
Henry Ode
Dennis O'Dea
J.J. O'Donnell Jr.
Christian Oplinger
Samuel Oplinger
Fred Papenhausen
Francis Payeur
Jordan B. Peters
R.M. Petherbridge
C.E. Pettit
Rice E. Phelps
Peter Poberezny
George Porter
S.C. Porter
F.M. Potter
Mrs. Grace J. Fisher Potter
O.J. Potter
James W. Powell
T.C. Pulley
George L. Rapp
I.W. Robinson
George William Roe
Geradrdus Rosendal
Lon Rush
Louis P. Sanders
Christian Sass
Otto F. Schmekel
John Schmidt
Gus Schroeder
George Schweizer
Harry H. Seckler
John Sedgwick
John C. Sedgwick
Dr. Timothy D. Seeley
Charles Seifert
Roy Seifert
Wallace Seifert
John C. Seitz
Robert L. Seymour
William F. Sharpe
H.C. Short
Carist Shrey
Clyde F. Siscoe
John Smelser
Walter C. Smith
Charles E. Snyder
E.W. Snyder
W.W. Sparks
Joseph Spaulding
Baxter Spears
R.W. Stafford
Otto Stein
William J. Stephenson
George A. Stevenson
Martin L. Stingleman
B.W. Stonebruner
Charles Morehead Swan
Capt. John T. Taylor
Thomas Taylor
Peter V. Taschetta
Giles H. Thornburgh
James F. Timberlake
Frank Timpe
Morris Toeler
Charles D. Townsend
Charles E. Townsend
John Tudhope
Rev. Jerome Twomey
Frank Uhlrich
A.A. Unmessig
William H. Unmessig
Joseph Voorhees
Prof. Eph Vorhees
Dr. Christian Waelti
William Walden
John C. Walker
Samuel H. Ward
Dr. J.W. Warring
Louis Smith Weingarth
Frederick Wellhouse
William Wendel
James G. White
Russell Wilson
Thomas K. Wilson
F.L. Wise
Thomas Wosser
John Wortman
John W. Wright
Franklin Wuerth
Robert B. Yoakum
Walter C. Yoakum

Friday, August 5, 2011

Lafayette County Missouri Research Review

Today I went to Lafayette County Missouri to do some research for a client.  The courthouse is the oldest operating courthouse west of the Mississippi River.  It was a beautiful old white courthouse.  It actually looked like the courthouse in Toulon Illinois.  So i'm thinking the same firm designed it. 

I went to pick up records for Marraiges, Deeds and Wills and Probates.  The staff were very friendly and all the records were computerized.  Unfortuantely there computer records are not as accurate as would seem.  There was a marriage record that I was looking for that was not in their computer but when we looked at their bound indexes the marriage record was the first one in 1842.  The staff knew that the computer was not going to be correct and suggested checking the bound volumes.  The staff at the Lafayette County courthouse were very friendly, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with on this project. 

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Nicodemus Kansas - What an amazing story

This town was founded by former slaves from Kentucky and Tennessee and is the only remaning all African American town west of the Mississippi:

http://www.nicodemushistoricalsociety.com/photos.html

If you are researching your family history from this town then you should really check this link.  I am going to have to visit this town one of these days.  As a lover of history and of freedom I owe it to myself and my children, that we visit this town, meet the people and explore it's history. 

Leavenworth County Kansas Research Review

Have any of you ever gone to a courthouse to research and find that the staff are less than knowledgeable or are really no help at all?  That is what I encountered when I was researching Probates and Wills at the Leavenworth County Kansas courthouse.  I arrived at the customer service window and informed the person sitting behind the very thick glass window that I was there to research some records.  I told her what records I was going to be looking at and she seemed completely lost as to what it was that I was there to research.  So I again informed her only to be told that the person that normally does that is not there and that she did not know anything about those records and could not help me.  So I explained to her that I had several years experience and asked her if I could look at them since I knew exactly what I was looking for.  She showed me to some books where she again told me she did not know anything about them.  Well Luckily I knew exactly what I was looking at as soon as I saw the large bound ledgers of information staring me in the face. 

It is always disappointing to go to counties where the employees are completely untrained and uninterested in learning about the old county records that they get to spend hours a day with.  I guess it’s just a job to them.  Which is too bad because they get to do something I would love to be doing on a daily basis.  Of course If I were a county administrator those employees would be spending their days when not assisting customers, indexing those records to get them online.  County governments across the country are missing out on a financial windfall with the old records just sitting around their courthouses and employees who are too lazy or unwilling or are uninformed to make a suggestion to get those records online to increase county budgets. 

Have you ever encountered a county employee unwilling to assist you or was completely oblivious to the records in their courthouse?