Applying Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques

It’s time to get serious about my family history research. Particularly when it comes to breaking down a brick wall that is preventing me from getting across the pond. Toward that end, for the past few weeks I’ve been devouring reading George G. Morgan and Drew Smith’s book Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques. A book I highly…

Just down the Street

Literally. According to Google Maps, it was a three-minute walk from 655 W 61st Street to 538 W 61st Street in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood. The other day I wondered about the possibility of my 2nd great-grandmother Elise Mueller and her brother John N. Schmitt attending the same church. I knew they lived near one another (and…

In the Circus

The following article appeared on the front page of the March 5, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News; “IN THE CIRCUS. Mrs. Boyde Ships Another Woman’s Trunk to Chicago by Mistake. As a sequel to the arrest of Mrs. Hattie Boyde last night Englewood detectives are now scouring that suburb for her husband, David,…