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Re: Robinsons of Fulton, Knox, Kane, Mercer Counties
Posted by: Carol Powell (ID *****9811) Date: March 01, 2014 at 03:11:59
In Reply to: Robinsons of Fulton, Knox, Kane, Mercer Counties by Jennifer McCreight of 52173

Often the best place to find where someone was from is to start with where they died. I suggest getting death certificates and obituaries. Both should have parents' names and obit may list surviving siblings which can be a BIG help. If you know where they married then get their marriage record. If you know what cemetery these people are buried in their parents might be buried there, their headstones should give birth and death dates. If you know what church they were members of or where they are buried check with each to see what may be in their records on them. You might try www.familysearch.com; findagrave.com and check local historical societies or libraries for more information. Newspapers are archived on microfilm in public libraries
https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Fulton_County,_Illinois


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