What I Learned at Gail Borden Library

I wrote about my visit to Gail Borden Library here. We weren’t in the library for very long, but then it didn’t take very long to find two invaluable items to add to my family history. The Elgin Newspaper and Vital Record’s Index pointed me toward an obituary for William John McBane. William was married to my…

Acacia Park Cemetery

The drive to Chicago was overcast and drizzly. That evening tornadoes touched down in towns to the north and west of us. Our thoughts and prayers remain with the people affected by these devastating acts of nature. Day Two dawned sunny and warm. We were relieved as we had hoped to visit several Chicago cemeteries…