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From: Esmeralda <>
Subject: Re: [ILHENRY-L] Research trip
Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 10:23:16 -0600

Hi, Diane, your best bet at getting a hotel would definitely be in
Princeton. Cambridge doesn't even have a decent restaurant. It's going
through a "Main Street" project and is slowly fading away.
There are a couple of decent restaurants in the village of Bishop Hill, a
"utopian Swedish settlement" between Galva and Cambridge. It's a lot of fun
and very historical. There are museums and stores and a walking tour of all
the old buildings.

I live in Geneseo and our library has many copies of the Geneseo Republic
on micro film. THe Henry Co Gen Society is wonderful in Kewanee and would
be a great place to look.

Feel free to call me at your convience, I work at the newspaper in town
here and don't go in until 12:30pm and would be happy to help you any way I

My home number is 309-944-2498
or at work after 12:30pm M-F 309-944-2498

I live at 622 S. Oakwood Ave., in Geneseo, and if you need ANYTHING AT ALL,
let me know.

Kathy Minder

IAt 06:19 AM 11/17/98 -0500, you wrote:
>I hope that there is someone on the list who actually lives in Henry County.
>I am going to be in Bureau and Henry Counties next Monday and Tuesday. I am
>spending Thanksgiving with my brother and his family in Kane County and am
>flying in early so that I can spend a little time looking for some additional
>information for my family research.
>I've got addresses for the two court houses and some good maps -- but I
>if anyone could tell me where I might find copies ( or microfilms) of old
>Henry County newspapers. In particular, I am looking for late 1800's
>obituaries for Galva.
>I am also interested in locating naturalization records in Bureau County and
>finding the Neponset Cemetery.
>In a more mundane line -- can anyone recommend motels and/or restaurants in
>Princeton and Cambridge? Are there any motel/hotels in Galva?
>My parents were both born and raised in Galva and I visited often as a child.
>However, I haven't been back since 1980 when I was there for my grandfather
>Binge's funeral.
>I would appreciate any suggestions or advise.
>Diane Kirkwood
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