Historical Records

The books and documents in this collection contain vital records, along with details of the day-to-day activities in your ancestors' lives. The information is carefully transcribed by hand, and verified for accuracy, from original documents mostly published between 1830 and 1930 -- including Masonic rosters, rural school and college catalogues, vintage telephone directories, insurance claims, tax records, church catalogues, railroad seniority rosters, fraternal group and business association memberships, farm directories and all sorts of clubs and societies!

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  • Robert Packer Hospital Officers of the Training School for Nurses
  • Select Knight Journal 1901 September
  • Everett Veteran Firemen's Association 1925 Roster
  • New Mexico Inspector of Coal Mines 1930 Report
  • Knights of Pythias 1881 Assessment Notice
  • Stamford Hospital Training School for Nurses 1903 Commencement
  • Coos County Commissioners Report for 1876
  • Dover Woman's Club 1921-1922 Program
  • Dover Woman's Club 1916-1917 Program
  • SS Colombia 1930 Souvenir Passenger List (NY to San Francisco)
  • Northwestern Masonic Aid Association Assessments (1883-1887)
  • South Carolina Penitentiary 1883 Report
  • Pequea Society Officers and Pioneers
  • National Grange Mutual Liability and Fire Insurance Cos. 1939 Postcard
  • Union Mutual Life Insurance Company of Maine 1875 Death Claims
  • Marquette County 1916-1917 Mining Accidents

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