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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Yeah I Was at the Birth

Who signed this affidavit in a Civil War pension file?

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Unstated Sisters

What are the names of these sisters who signed an early 20th century probate document in the United States?

Friday, June 28, 2013

Who Is Getting Hitched?

Who is listed as getting married in this late 19th century marriage record?

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Determing the Value

Who were the appraisers on this 1860 era Iowa estate inventory?

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Who Paid What?

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This receipt was in an estate packet from the early 18th century in Massachusetts. What does it say? (This is a little bit longer than our usual exercises)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Billing for a Coffin

Who submitted this bill for a $25 coffin in a 19th century estate settlement?

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Monday, June 24, 2013

I Want to Get Hitched

What is the name of the groom who signed this marriage application in the 1860s?

Sunday, June 23, 2013

I Will Be His Guardian

Who signed this guardian bond in Massachusetts in the early 18th century?

Saturday, June 22, 2013

From Whittenberg to the United States

This German signed a declaration of intent in Illinois in 1878. What is his name? The clerk indicated he was from "Whittenberg."

Friday, June 21, 2013

Another Prussian Signs

This Prussian signed a declaration of intention to become a United States citizen in 1878. What is his name?

Thursday, June 20, 2013

A Prussian Signs

This Prussian signed a declaration of intention to become a United States citizen in 1878. What is his name?

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A Declaration in the 1870s

This man declared his intention to become a citizen in Illinois in the 1870s. Can you read his name?

Post Your Guesses to Images that Have Not Been Answered

I've been very behind in posting answers to images posted here. Over the next few days I will be catching up on answers. the meantime, take a look at our earlier entries. There are no answers after 29 May, which is when my schedule went a little crazy. Feel free to visit the blog at
and answer away.

See if you can read the earlier entries!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Declaring in 1880

This man declared his intention to become a United States citizen in 1880.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Another Soon-to-be-Illinoisian

Who signed this 1880 declaration of intention in Illinois?

Sunday, June 16, 2013

An Illinois Declaration

Who signed this 19th century declaration of intent in Illinois?

Saturday, June 15, 2013

We Got It!

Who was this couple who signed a 1924 receipt for an inheritance?

Friday, June 14, 2013

I Saw You Signed That Receipt

Who signed this receipt from Ohio in the 1840s? The name of interest is on the bottom of the image in the darker ink.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Yeah They Got The Dough

Who signed this receipt in an 1840 era Revolutionary War pension claims?

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Releasing Mother's Estate

These three brothers signed a release of their interest in their mother's estate in Iowa in 1868. Who are they?

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Monday, June 10, 2013

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Settling My Brother's Estate

Who signed this estate document from Illinois in the 1910s?

Saturday, June 8, 2013

It Doesn't Say they Are Related, But they Are

This father and daughter signed an estate paper in New England in the 18th century.

Organizing Genealogical Information-Summer 2013

There is information on our Summer 2013 "Organizing Genealogical Information" on our sister website. Check it out.

Friday, June 7, 2013

We Witnessed the Signing of that Paper

These men witnessed an estate document in Massachusetts in the mid 18th century.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Signing Guardian Papers in Mass.

Who signed this mid-18th century document from Massachusetts?

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

I Heard Him Say That

Who signed as a witness to a statement in Virginia in the early 1800s?

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

I made a statement

Who signed this statement in Bedford County, Virginia, in the early 1800s?

Monday, June 3, 2013

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Saturday, June 1, 2013

They Were Served

Who signed this notice that they had served someone with legal papers in 1924?