08 June 2014
Leaving the State to Find My Kin
Fortunately the Chronicling America project at the Library of Congress includes some issues of the Daily Gate City in their collection. The newspaper includes these "gossip sections" for several areas on the Illinois side of the Mississippi River where my family has lived from the late 1840s until the present. And while I wait for the eventual day that those newspapers are digitized, I can search the Keokuk newspapers for mention of my relatives.
Sometimes one does have to leave the state to find one's ancestors.
We'll be posting the occasional item of interest on this blog.
We'll try and avoid posting mentions of which relative brought what dessert to the church social.