Hancock County ILGenWeb

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A page full of "What's New" Hancock County, Illinois
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February 2008



Surname List

Beverly WALKER is looking for SEATON surname researchers. She is attempting to learn more about George K. SEATON who lived in St. Alban's Twp. and then Chili. Can anyone help her? Lots of luck, Beverly.

Wayne MELANSON has the surnames SIMMONS in his family roots. Does anyone else? I hope you find a few off spring, Wayne.

Dean BOMAN is searching for a specific BOMAN lineage. James BOMAN (b. 1803 Georgia - d. 1894 Plymouth, IL.) & his brother Ezekiel. Dean reports their surname could also be spelled BOWMAN. Here's hoping you get some leads, Dean.

Loran Ralph BRAUGHT has BROUGHT, BRAUGHT,  BRAUCHT ancestors.  His got his fingers crossed that other researchers can bring new tips his way. Beat of luck to you, Loran.

Joni JUNDT  has learned her G-Grandma's parents were James BARRY and his wife, May Ellen HUNGATE and lived here during 1880 census. She writes that her G-Grandma Florence Luella BARRY was recorded as Ellen by the census taker and at times James BARRY was written as Jerry BARRY. Sounds like she has a "mixed BARRY jam". Can anyone help spread out her BARRY lineage. Good Luck, Joni.

Kathleen is researching the surname BARNES. Does anyone else have BARNES kin? Thank you for submitting your surname, Kathleen.

Legacy Logs

I am pleased to report  there has been lots of interest in the Legacy Logs Inactive Boards started last month.  Thank you all for participating. Come on everyone - give these boards your consideration to submit. It's fun and it's easy. I hope these boards continue to grow each and every month.  

Biography Board:  GILMOUR, GRINDLE, SEELY biographies. View them click hereSubmit a bio click here

Brith Board: GILMOUR, LITTLE, MILLS, SCHMITT births. View them hereSubmit a birth here.

Brick Wall Board: REAGIN brickwall.  View   Submit

Cemetery Board is now online. View  Submit


Pioneer Project Board: GILMOUR, NEVILLE pioneers.  View   Submit

Query Board: BARNARD, BOYER, CARTER, FULTON, GRINDLE query.  View   Submit

Hancock Co. IL. Society

The Hancock County Historical Society (Carthage, IL) has 2 new books available for purchase. They are: Brown - Water Boating and Tales of Riverboats & Coart Guard Cutters. Please contact the Society if you are intersted in these books.


January 2008



Legacy Logs

Introducing a brand new section. Legacy Logs are interactive boards. Now you can help build these by leaving something behind when you visit this site. Submit your family genealogy on Fulton County ILGenWeb yourself. You don't need to wait for your data to be posted! Fill in the blanks on the user friendly form - Click submit and it posts itself. Come have a look see and have some fun.
Biography Board: Post a biography, search or browse.
Birth Board: Birth records are so hard to find. Now you can list your Fulton County Illinois ancestor's birth records.** Be keep everyone safe and do not post living individual.  
Brick Wall: At some point, almost everyone doing genealogy research will hit the proverbial brick wall with one or many of their ancestors. So if you have a Fulton County Illinois brick wall you are in need of tearing down submit it here. Perhaps someone has the sledge hammer.
Document Board: Post your transcribed documents, such as, bible, wills, military, funeral cards, land records etc... here.
Pioneer Project is one of  new section for the Fulton County ILGenWeb. Our goal is to identify and honor our Fulton County pioneer ancestors. Stop by and submit yours.
Obituary Board: Post a obituary, search or browse.
Oral History section is an attempt to grasp a glimse of  past. Help capture some of Fulton county Illinois' yeseryear. Submit family stories, memories, or events. Don't keep them hidden, let it be remembered.
Surname Board: Now you have the obtion how to post your surnames. Can submit them yourself here if you choose. Post a query, search or browse.

Query Board: Post a query, search or browse.
Society The Hancock County Historical Society in Carthage, IL. is having an Open House to celebrate 40 years on Feb. 16th. Click Here to read more
Biographies / Histories & Books Online Biographical Review of Hancock County, Illinois, 1907
Pulaski Cemetery hand written by Ralph Waldo CRAIN. (not indexed yet)
Our Common Country: Family, Farming, Culture, & Community in the Nineteenth Century Midwest by Susan SESSIONS RUGH. (partial only)



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