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Micheline Gaudette and Ardiena Stegen

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Dear Members,

Late again you will say. I seem to be making a habit of that this past few years.

I always work on several editions at the same time but always seem to get caught up with other things and then find myself at the last minute realizing I had done less than I thought I had. This was the case again. Life brings unexpected things and I keep having to relearn that it is not healthy to put off until tomorrow.

Thank You to Guy for always being ready with great research and articles. Thank You to Chuck for all the work he has done and continues to do to upload more Belgian names to our census page. I know how hard they are to read sometimes. Thank You to Elaine for continuing to send Canadian obituaries. Thank You for the questions that always lead to research we can add to Belgian Laces, like the LaViolette Memoir and this issue’s article on Civil illnesses.

Thank You for your patience and continued support! Always enjoy hearing from you and looking forward to new queries.

Fall weather will be bringing more people indoors. Consider helping index with us or another organization!

Régine

Records on-line :

Several of our members have spent countless hours extracting Belgians from a variety of records to make them available to all freely

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Belgian records : Births, Deaths, Marriages records. Lists of emigrants by date and/or area. General information concerning Belgium, etc.  
 

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American  records : Belgian families and individuals in the Federal Censuses, etc.

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Various records : Concerning Belgians in other countries as France, Luxemburg, Holland, Mexico, Canada, South America, etc.
 

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Emigrants ships : Belgians arrivals in US harbors
 


 

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Table of Contents of our last issue


Books in Review: "Barber Gus of Cranenburg" p91

The Archivist of Rumors p92

Belgian families in the Sandusky River Valley, northern Ohio, Seneca, Hancock, Wyandot,

Crawford, Huron, Erie and Sandusky Counties p94

Belgians in Haumont, Nord, France in 1906 p100

Memoir – Part 4 p102

Wisconsin Shorts: Excerpts from the Algoma Record Herald p107

Belgians on the WWI Draft Cards: Michigan p108

Illness an enemy for Civil War soldiers p111

Belgians on the 1910 Census: Indiana p115

French Settlements in Floyd County p118

Pennsylvania and West Virginia Obituaries p121

Belgians in 1911 British Columbia p123

Canadian Obituaries p125

Belgian Passengers to America: 1892 p127

Index p130

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THE BELGIAN
RESEARCHERS
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Heritage Association
Our organization was
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Web site last updates
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Table of Contents & index
 
puce 2016/06/19 : Belgian Laces Vol. 39 #148
Table of Contents & index
 
puce 2016/03/19 : Belgian Laces Vol. 39 #147
Table of Contents & index
 
puce 2016/02/24 : American censuses
1900 Census. Montana completed and with Index, transcribed by Chuck Van Den Eeden
 
puce 2015/12/16 : Belgian Laces Vol. 38 #146
Table of Contents & index
 
puce 2015/12/06 : American censuses
1900 Census. Missouri completed and with Index, transcribed by Chuck Van Den Eeden
 
puce 2015/09/28 : Belgian Laces Vol. 38 #145
Table of Contents & index
 
puce 2015/06/22 : Belgian Laces Vol. 38 #144
Table of Contents & index
 
puce 2015/05/28 : American censuses
1900 Census. Missouri: from Knox to St Louis (Ward 7) Counties, transcribed by Chuck Van Den Eeden
 
puce 2015/04/28 : American censuses
1900 Census. Missouri: from Andrew to Jefferson Counties, transcribed by Chuck Van Den Eeden
 
puce 2015/03/29 : American censuses
1900 Census. Mississippi  by Chuck Van Den Eeden with an Index
 
puce 2015/03/26 : American censuses
1900 Census. Last of Minnesota  by Chuck Van Den Eeden with an Index
 
puce 2015/03/05 : Belgian Laces Vol. 38 #143
Table of Contents & index
 
puce 2015/01/17 : American censuses
1900 Census. Minnesota, from Aitkin to Pipestone Counties, transcribed by Chuck Van Den Eeden
 
puce 2014/11/26 : Belgian Laces Vol. 37 #142
Table of Contents & index
 
puce 2014/10/08 : American censuses
1900 Census. Last of Michigan  by Chuck Van Den Eeden with an Index
 
puce 2014/09/05 : Belgian Laces Vol. 37 #141
Table of Contents & index
 
puce 2014/06/28 : Belgian Laces Vol. 36 #140
Table of Contents & index
 
puce 2014/06/27 : American censuses
1900 Census. Part of Michigan with  Alger, Allegan, Alpena, Antrim, Baraga, Barry, Bay, Benzie, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Chippewa, Clinton, Crawford, Delta, Dickinson, Eaton, Emmet, Genesee, Gogebic, Grand Traverse, Gratiot, Houghton, Huron, Ingham, Ionia, Iron, Isabella, Jackson, Schoolcraft, Wexford
transcribed by Chuck Van Den Eeden
 
puce 2014/03/21 : Belgian Laces Vol. 36 #139
Table of Contents & index
 
puce 2014/02/28 : American censuses
1900 Census. Part of Michigan with St Clair, St Joseph, Sanilac, Shiawassee, Tuscola, Van Buren, Washtenaw and Wayne transcribed by Chuck Van Den Eeden
 
puce 2013/12/08 : Belgian Laces Vol. 35 #138
Table of Contents & index
 
puce 2013/09/28 : American censuses
1900 Census. Massachusetts and Maryland, in full, transcribed by Chuck Van Den Eeden, with Indexes
 
puce 2013/09/08 : Belgian Laces Vol. 35 #137
Table of Contents & index
 
puce 2013/06/07 : Belgian Laces Vol. 35 #136
Table of Contents & index
 
puce 2013/05/09 : American censuses
1900 Census. Louisiana and Maine, in full, transcribed by Chuck Van Den Eeden, with Indexes
 
puce 2013/05/04 : American censuses
1910 Census. Alabama, in full, transcribed by Regine Brindle, with an Index
 
puce 2013/03/27 : American censuses
1930 Michigan
. Midland, Missaukee, Monroe, Oakland, Presque Isle, Saginaw, Ottawa, Roscommon, St Joseph, Shiawassee, Tuscola, Schoolcraft, Sanilac, Van Buren and Washtenaw counties transcribed by David Langedock
 
puce 2013/03/24 : Belgian Laces Vol. 35 #135
Table of Contents & index
 
puce 2013/03/20 : American censuses
1900 Census. Kentucky, in full, transcribed by Chuck Van Den Eeden, with an Index
 
puce 2013/03/20 : American censuses
1900 Census. Kansas, in full, transcribed by Chuck Van Den Eeden, with an Index
 
puce 2013/01/05 : American censuses
1900 Iowa, in full, transcribed by Chuck Van Den Eeden. With an Index
 
puce 2012/12/12 : Belgian Laces Vol. 34 #134
Table of Contents & index
 
puce 2012/11/02 : American censuses
1900  Illinois: Vermilion, Woodford, Whiteside, Will, Williamson, Winnebago, Warren, Wayne and White county updated by Chuck Van Den Eeden,
Illinois 1900 is now complete and indexed
    
  2012/10/21 : American censuses
1930 Michigan
. Lake, Leelanau, Mackinac, Lapeer, Lenawee, Montcalm, Montmorency, Muskegon, Newaygo and St Clair counties transcribed by David Langedock
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puce 2012/10/20 : American censuses
1910 California: Alameda county transcribed by
Regine Brindle
 
puce 2012/10/20 : Canadian censuses
1906 Alberta census transcribed by
Regine Brindle
 
puce 2012/10/20 : Emigrants arrivals
Port of Philadelphia 1875 and 1876 by Regine brindle
 
puce 2012/10/20 : American censuses
1900  Illinois: Rock Island county updated by Chuck Van Den Eeden,
Sangamon, Shelby, Saline, Starck, St Clair and Stephenson added
 
puce 2012/09/22 : Belgian Laces Vol. 34 #133
Table of Contents & index
 
puce 2012/07/30 : American censuses
1900  Illinois: Douglas through Richland counties updated by Chuck Van Den Eeden
 
puce 2012/07/21 : American censuses
1930 Michigan
. Calhoun, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Gogebic, Grand Traverse, Hillsdale, Ingham, Ionia, Luce, Manistee, Macomb, Marquette, Mason and Mecosta counties transcribed by David Langedock
 
puce 2012/06/07 : Belgian Laces Vol. 34 #132
Table of Contents & index
 
puce 2012/05/05 : American censuses
1900 Illinois: Cook county updated by Chuck Van Den Eeden
 
puce 2012/04/15 : Obituaries
this part of the site is totally reshaped and many obituaries have been added. See the important notice accompanying the Obituaries. We are expecting your feedbacks.
 
puce 2012/04/15 : American censuses
part of Rhode Island 1940 census is on line as a model for the volunteers as how to send their transcriptions. By Regine Brindle
 
puce 2012/04/10 : American censuses
1930 Michigan
. Bay, Clare, Berrien, Gratiot, Huron, Kent, Keweenaw and Livingston counties transcribed by David Langedock
 
puce On Blogger: new topics in 2012
Bibliotheca Andana
1940 US Indexing Project
World War II European Theater Army Records on Fold3.com
Namur, Wisconsin - Extrait - RTBF video
Researching on the Belgian Archives site
 
puce 2012/03/17 : Michigan obituaries on our Yahoo group
Original funeral cards submitted by Nancy Klug   indexed by Regine Brindle and updated by Catherine Davis
those are photos of the original cards sorted by decades with a searchable Index
 
puce 2012/03/15 : Belgian Laces Vol. 34 #131
Table of Contents & index
 
puce 2012/02/28 : American censuses
1900 Census. Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii and Idaho, in full, transcribed by Chuck Van Den Eeden
 
puce 2012/02/16 : American censuses
1900 Census. California, in full, transcribed by Chuck Van Den Eeden
 
puce 2011/12/22 : Belgian Laces Vol. 33 #130
Table of Contents & index
 
puce 2011/11/24 : American censuses
1900 Census. Alabama, Alaska, Arizona and Arkansas, in full, transcribed by Chuck Van Den Eeden
 
puce 2011/11/14 : American censuses
1920 Saline to Woodford
counties, Illinois, transcribed by Chuck Van Den Eeden
Note: Illinois is complete and a general index for that State is now added
  
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2011/10/14 : American censuses
1920 Mason
county, Illinois, transcribed by Chuck Van Den Eeden
 

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2011/10/11 : American censuses
1930 Michigan
, 32 counties transcribed by David Langedock
 

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2011/10/9 : American censuses
1920 Rock Island
county, Illinois, transcribed by Chuck Van Den Eeden
 

puce 2011/09/29 : Missouri Obituaries
from 1991, compiled by Regine Brindle for The Belgian Researchers
 
puce 2011/09/29 : Utah Obituaries
from 1990, compiled by Regine Brindle for The Belgian Researchers
 
puce 2011/09/04 : Belgian Laces Vol. 33 #129
Table of Contents & index
 
puce 2011/08/28 :  Canadian Obituaries (Various records)
Canadian-obits 1943-2011 compiled by Elaine Putnam for The Belgian Researchers
 
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2011/08/17 : Canadian Census
1911 Nova Scotia
, Inverness District, Inverness sub-district by Eugene Quigley
 

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2011/07/22 : New link in Belgium
Antwerp De Kempen
(Eindhout, Geel, Herentals, Herselt, Houtvenne, Hulshout,Morkhoven, Noorderwijk, Oevel, Tongerlo, Varendonk, Veerle, Vorst, Westerloo, Westmeerbeek, Zoerle Parwijs) Civil and Parish Registry

 

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2011/06/23 : Belgian Laces Vol. 33 #128
Table of Contents & index
 

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2011/05/18 : WW1 drafts cards database, update from Linda Deppner
note from Linda Deppner:
Esidor Joseph Scarnier
, age 36, b 12 Oct 1882, residence Virden IL, alien non-declarant, born in "Belgim," coal miner, nearest relative Lizzie Scarnier, Virden IL; reg date 12 Sep 1918 Macoupin Co IL. This card doesn't specify the birthplace, so that's probably why it wasn't included:
Gus Andrew Scarnier, age 33, b 18 Apr 1885, residence Worland, Bates Co MO, citizen by father's naturalization before registrant's majority, coal miner, nearest relative Lutie M. Scarnier, Worland; reg date 12 Sep 1918 Bates Co MO. 
I've been able to locate the birth records for both of them and their sister in Chatelineau, Hainaut, so I know that neither of these birthdates is correct.  But this is the way they stated it, so there it is.  They came to the U.S. in 1895, after first settling in Canada where my grandfather and another brother were born.

 

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2011/03/10 : Belgian Laces Vol. 33 #127
Table of Contents & index
 

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2011/03/05 : American censuses
1920 Illinois
: Cumberland, DeKalb, DuPage, Edgar, Effington, Fayette, Franklin, Fulton, Grundy, Henry, Iroquois, Jackson, Jefferson, JoDaviess, Kane, Kankakee, Knox, Lake, LaSalle, Lee, Livingston, Macon, Macoupin, Madison, Marion, Marshall, McDonough, McHenry, McLean, Mercer, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Ogle, Peoria, Perry, Putnam, Randolph counties, transcribed by Chuck Van Den Eeden
 

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2010/12/12 : Belgian Laces Vol. 32 #126
Table of Contents & index
 

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2010/10/24 : American censuses
1920 Cook
county Illinois, transcribed by Chuck Van Den Eeden, 1784 Belgians in the Chicago area in 1920
 

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2010/09/15 : Belgian Laces Vol. 32 #125
Table of Contents & index
 

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2010/09/04 : Belgian Records (Liege)

Aywaille (Francine Lamer)  ext. link

Xhoris (Francine Lamer)  ext. link 
 
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2010/08/30 : Ken Guilette obituary: http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/article/20100830/GPG010301/8300519/1212
 

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2010/06/06 : Belgian Laces Vol. 32 #124
Table of Contents & index
 

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2010/05/02 : American censuses
1920 Illinois
: Adams, Alexander, Boone, Bureau, Calhoun, Carroll, Champaign, Christian, Clinton, Coles counties, transcribed by Chuck Van Den Eeden
 

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2010/03/07 : American censuses
1910 Rock Island county Illinois, transcribed by Chuck Van Den Eeden
 

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2010/02/28 : Belgian Laces Vol. 32 #123
Table of Contents & index
 

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2010/01/18 : Canadian censuses
1861 Quebec et 1871 Ontario, Quebec transcribed by Guy Gallez, 1851,1861 ans 1871 completes
 

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2009/12/21 : American censuses
Indiana Census 1910: Adams and Allen Counties, transcribed by Regine Brindle
 

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2009/11/17 : Belgian Laces Vol. 31 #122
Table of Contents & index
 

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2009/11/15 : American censuses
1910 Henry county Illinois, transcribed by Chuck Van Den Eeden
 

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2009/11/11 : Latest News & This Month in Belgium
updated by Regine Brindle
 

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2009/11/01 : Canadian censuses
1861 Ontario, transcribed by Guy Gallez
 

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2009/10/31 : Canadian censuses
1851 Ontario and Quebec, transcribed by Guy Gallez
 

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2009/10/28 : Canadian censuses
1906 Saskatchewan, transcribed by Regine Brindle
 

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2009/10/22 : American censuses
1910 Bureau and Kane counties Illinois, transcribed by Chuck Van Den Eeden
 

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2009/10/05 : American censuses
1910 Chicago and Cook counties Illinois, transcribed by Chuck Van Den Eeden
 

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2009/09/02 : Belgian Laces VoL 31 #121
Table of Contents & index
 

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2009/07/12 : American censuses
1910 Illinois, almost all the counties are now on-line, all transcribed by Chuck Van Den Eeden
 

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2009/07/08 : Family Stories (Indiana)
Peter-Family.net
(external link) They arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana on January 17, 1842. They helped found and settle Leopold, Indiana.
 

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2009/07/08 : Family Stories (Belgium)
Index of names of the book "Verriers Schmidt dans le Pays de Charleroi" by Regine Brindle
 

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2009/07/08 : Family Stories (Wisconsin)
Rev. Peter Jozef Cautereels by
Dominique Van Rentergem, Antwerp, Belgium
 

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2009/07/08 : American censuses
1900 California : Santa Clara by  Regine Brindle
 

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2009/07/05 : This month in Belgium
July 2009by Regine Brindle
 

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2009/06/15 : American censuses
1900 California : Alameda by  Regine Brindle
 

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2009/06/13 : American censuses
1920 Alaska : 1st, 2nd and 3rd Judicial districts by
Regine Brindle
 

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2009/06/06 : American censuses
1900 California : Amador, Mono and Santa Barbara by  Regine Brindle
1900 Colorado : Sedgwick, Teller and Weld counties by
Regine Brindle
 

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2009/06/06 : Belgian Laces VoL 31 #120
Table of Contents & index
 

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2009/06/03 : American records :
Family stories :  The story of Fons DeRoeck and Josephine Debot (Letters from Wausaukee to Antwerp 1887 - 1937) :
written for the Gazette van Detroit by Dominique Van Rentergem, Antwerp, Belgium
 

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2009/05/22 : This month in Belgium
June 2009by Regine Brindle
 

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2009/05/17 : American censuses
1910 Indiana : Bartholomew, Benton and Cass counties added by Regine Brindle
 

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2009/05/16 : American records
Belgians who applied for citizenship by completing applications for naturalization with the District Court,  Juneau, Alaska Territory by Chuck Van Den Eeden
 

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2009/05/13 : This Month in Belgium
May 2009, by Regine Brindle
 

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2009/05/09 : Main page and navigation through the site changed
new link : Research Tips/Site of the Week (Blog)
"The Purpose of Our Organization"
give you the Story of the Belgian Researchers
 

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2009/05/09 : Emigrants ships
Belgians arrival in New York, alphabetical lists by year for the years between 1821 and 1850 by Guy Gallez
 

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2009/04/23 : American censuses
1880 and 1900 updated : number of Belgians listed by State/counties. States maps with counties borders added by Guy Gallez
 

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2009/04/08 : American censuses
1880 Illinois indexed
 

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2009/04/04 : obituaries
Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Iowa, Illinois, California and Canada updated by Regine Brindle
 

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2009/03/28 : American censuses
1880 Illinois completed, all counties available, transcribed by Chuck Van Den Eeden
 

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2009/03/14: Belgian records
Births in Jumet (Charleroi, Belgium) 1821-1856, transcribed by Margaret LaBenne
 

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2009/01/30: American censuses
1900 Census : Illinois indexed
 

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2009/01/24 : Belgian Laces
Belgian Laces 2009 quarterly 1: table of contents and index
Belgian Laces Indexes : Volumes 21 to 30 in one index
 

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2009/01/01 : American censuses
1900 Census : Illinois completed, all counties available, transcribed by
Chuck Van Den Eeden
 

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2008/12/08 :
"Records on line" technical changes