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Ancestry.com Social Security Death Index, American Marriage records before 1800, place name reference for American early immigration (before 1674), American biographical library, sketches of American living before 1920, chronology of American history, worldwide genealogy message archive and much more.
Civil War Soldiers and Sailors system. Tool for finding Civil War soldiers.
DearMYRTLE Daily genealogy column
Family Tree Magazine's 101Best Family History Web Sites The Internet is overflowing with tens of thousands of sites with information about getting started with your family history research, finding your ancestors, sharing your discoveries and networking with others. But if you jump on the Web without preparing for your journey, you'll be as frustrated as if you tried to find Space Mountain without a Disney World map
Family Search Record Search. pilot project. Work in progress, really cool!
Peoria County Genealogical Society Monthly meetings are held September thru June on the second Thursday of the month at 7 PM at the Lakeview Branch Library. http://usgennet.org/usa/il/county/peoria1/PCGS
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