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From: Nan Brennan <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Drover's Journal_Town of Lake_CommunityMap_WIsconsin Civil War Veterans
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2007 13:54:00 -0600
References: <149EC9EC-A924-4975-8066-2AD803E6B01A@mac.com>
In-Reply-To: <149EC9EC-A924-4975-8066-2AD803E6B01A@mac.com>


Lucy,

You can look at the 1880 census online at familysearch.org

Nan

On Feb 22, 2007, at 9:40 AM, wrote:

> 1. Does anyone know where the Drover's Journal can be obtained? My
> grandfather had a drover's business there and my great grandfather
> had a tavern near the gates of the Stockyards. I remember looking out
> the window when I was at Visitation grade school to see the
> Stockyards in flames. I'll have to look up when that was-probably the
> late 40s.
>
> 2. Also, I need to find the 1880 (possibly the 1870 too) census for
> the "town of Lake", which was outside Chicago's boundaries. That area
> was not a part of Chicago until 1889. No census for 1890 exits. Does
> anyone know where the "town of Lake" census can be viewed? Online
> would be fabulous!
>
> 3. I went to:
>
> http://www.communitywalk.com/map/
>
> ...and mapped out all my ancestors homes and business locations on
> the south side. I can't attach it to this email but I could
> individually send it to if you want to see what one looks like. It is
> a work in progress and I hope to add a lot more to it and then have
> it printed and distributed to my kids and nieces and nephews
>
> 4. So many readers of this list seem to have originated in Englewood.
> If you email me back I will try and do a count for the group. Just
> list the cross streets you were born on and I will write up a report.
>
> Lucy> Garfield Blvd. and Green St.> Visitation Grammar School>1940s
>
>
> 5. Anyone searching for Civil War veterans from Wisconsin? New
> material has gone online. See below
>
>
> Lucy
>
>
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> From:
> Subject: 1885-1905 WIS. VETERANS CENSUSES NOW ONLINE
> Date: February 21, 2007 12:00:58 PM CST
> To:
>
> Dear Genealogists and Civil War historians,
>
> One way to get around the stumbling block of the lost 1890 federal
> census is with state-level records. We've recently put online three
> unique tools that can help solve the classic "1890 problem," as well
> as documenting the lives of Civil War soldiers. These are the
> Wisconsin Veterans Censuses of 1885, 1895, and 1905.
>
> In those three years, Wisconsin's Secretary of State listed every
> Civil War veteran living in the state as appendices to the general
> state census. The three volumes contain about 75,000 names
> altogether, on more than 1,000 pages, and show information about a
> Civil War soldier that's not easily available anywhere else.
>
> Each volume includes not just Wisconsin soldiers but *all* veterans
> living in Wisconsin -- including those who served in the Civil War
> from other states or who belonged to units in the U.S. Army, Navy, or
> Colored Troops. They show the name of each soldier, his rank and
> regiment, and the post-office nearest his home at the time the census
> was taken.
>
> The lists were originally published as printed books, which we
> scanned and mounted on the Web. You can browse their pages
> alphabetically or search for surnames; just be aware that the
> searchable text was created by machine and is not entirely flawless.
> Always browse, if possible, as well as using the search box.
>
> The Veterans Censuses are free. As far as we can tell, they're not
> available anywhere else on the Web, including Ancestry.com. Use the
> links below to consult them. If you haven't checked our other
> genealogy tools for awhile, you may want to click on those links, too.
>
> Please forward this note to your genealogy friends, and feel free to
> post it in a forum, paste it onto your Web site, or print it in your
> newsletter. Finally, if you no longer wish to receive notes like this
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>
>
> Civil War Veterans Censuses:
>
> 1885 Veterans Census
> http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1539
>
> 1895 Veterans Census
> http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1617
>
> 1905 Veterans Census
> http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1618
>
>
> Other Civil War sources:
>
> Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, 1861-1865
> http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/roster/
>
> Books, manuscripts, pictures, and museum objects
> http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/tp-023/
>
> Guide to battles fought by Wisconsin troops
> http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=89
>
>
> Other Wisconsin Genealogy Resources:
>
> Wisconsin Genealogy Index (leads to 150,000 obituaries and
> biographical sketches as well as more than
> 2,000,000 birth, marriage and death records filed with the state
> before Sept. 1907)
> http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/vitalrecords/
>
> Wisconsin Historical Images (more than 20,000 pictures, including
> 7,000 of Wisconsin towns and cities)
> http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/whi/
>
> Wisconsin Local History & Biography Articles (50,000 pages of local
> newspaper articles)
> http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/wlhba
>
> Dictionary of Wisconsin History (nearly 10,000 people, places,
> events, and specialized terms defined)
> http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/dictionary
>
> Wisconsin Magazine of History, 1917-1952
> http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/wmh/archives/
>
> Wisconsin Historical Collections, 1634-1880
> http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/whc
>
>
> Sincerely,
> Margaret Sracic
> Wisconsin Genealogical Research Service
> Wisconsin Historical Society
>
>
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