Monday, September 21, 2015

Missouri Store Ledger Books Online

Missouri Store Ledger Books Online
AncestorsAtRest has the following store ledgers online for Missouri

Find Death Records on Ancestors at Rest Wheeling, Livingston County, Missouri 1879 to 1889 Ledger Book Of Edward Moore. OVER 300 LOCAL NAMES PDF files available for download
Find Death Records on Ancestors at Rest Fillmore Village, Andrews County, Missouri. Town Council Minutes 1900-1913 PDF file available for download

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Sunday, September 06, 2015

Mass Grave Suggests Ancient Village Wiped Out by Massacre

The Dead Still Speak
A 7,000-year-old mass grave holding at least 26 adults and children, many of them with smashed skulls and broken legs, is likely evidence of an early Neolithic massacre, a new study finds.
Most of the cranial bones show signs of blunt-force trauma, the researchers said. A number of individuals also had broken leg bones (tibiae and fibulae), indicating they were tortured before death, or mutilated afterward, said the study's lead researcher, Christian Meyer, a bioarchaeologist who conducted the study while at the University of Mainz in Germany.

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Friday, September 04, 2015

Volunteers honoring those buried in unmarked graves at forgotten cemetery for mentally ill

Unmarked Graves
Many graves go unmarked and forgotten.

For almost 80 years, no one is thought to have visited Peter Gauslin's grave.
Relatives didn't know where he was buried or how he died until his great-grandson Andrew Daft began researching family history in 2012 and learned his death occurred at a mental institution. He also discovered that Gauslin, his grandmother's father, is buried in an unmarked grave in Appleton, about 100 miles north of Milwaukee.
Gauslin is among tens of thousands who were buried in unmarked graves around the nation during the 20th century after dying at state- or county-run psychiatric hospitals, then called insane asylums or sanitariums. Families were either too poor for a headstone, couldn't be reached or had forgotten about their relatives.

Maine Store Ledger 1922-1927 online

Maine Store Ledger 1922-1927 online
AncestorsAtRest has the following store ledger online

Maine Store Ledger 1922-1927 PDF files available for download Index, P. 1, P. 23, P. 43, P. 63, P. 85, P. 105, P. 123, P. 215, P. 241, P. 273

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Got Ancestors in Maine? Check this Store Ledger for Ancestors

Got Ancestors in Maine?
AncestorsAtRest has the following Ledger Books on site for Orono, Lagrange, Howland, Penobscot County Maine

Orono, Lagrange, Howland, Penobscot County, Maine 1923 to 1925 Store Ledger

170 Million Wills online FREE Sept 2-7!

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 More than 170 million pages from the largest collection of wills and probate records in the United States is now available online exclusively on Ancestry. 

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Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Coffin Plate Of Mary Jones 1871 - 1913

Coffin Plate Of Mary Jones
Mary Jones 1871-1913
This interesting Art Nouveau Coffin Plate for Mary Jones 1871-1913 was popular in the 1890-1920 time period. It is made from silver plated cast Pot metal—also known as monkey metal.

Mary Jones Died Jan 16, 1913 age 42 years.

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