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In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I wanted to share a few of the things I am
*Obituaries:* I am so grateful for obituaries; thankful to the people that
have written them, and included all those little facts that are such a
treasure to a genealogist. I am especially grateful to those that have
shared their time and served others by transcribing obituaries to share
I owe a huge thank you to one of our previous volunteers, Hal Hatcher, for
transcribing the Mills County Obituary Index from *1893 – 1922*. You can
see this page at http://iagenweb.org/mills/obits/index.htm. If you can
find a person in the index, the Glenwood Library probably has the full
obituary. The library can be contacted at http://www.glenwood.lib.ia.us/.
I am also very thankful for the wonderful technical staff we have, working
behind the scenes, at IAGenWeb. They have created an Obituary Project for
the state of Iowa. It is available to all of us. These obituaries are
submitted by researchers just like you and me. If you have not already
seen this, please check it out at
http://iagenweb.org/boards/mills/obituaries/. If you have not already
submitted an obituary, try it, it is pretty easy.
We currently have over two thousand obituaries posted, just in Mills County.
It would be great to raise this number to 2200 by the end of the year. If
everyone submitted one or two, we could do this. If you would like
instructions on this, or have any questions, please feel free to send me an
email at kbtechau(a)gmail.com*.* It is a great way to connect with others
researching your family line.
*Photos:* We have some new photos under our photo tab. This is a work in
progress, so it will be changed as time goes on and I have more time, and
more photos. If you have any photos to add for Mills County History,
please let me know. In addition to our photo tab, we have a special site
for Gravestone Photos. http://iowagravestones.org/; created by the
wonderful technical staff. This site also depends on each of us adding
more photos. If you can help, but not sure where to start please contact
me offsite at kbtechau(a)gmail.com. A very kind person recently sent me some
new photos of headstones at the Glenwood State Hospital Cemetery. You
should be seeing them soon.
Lastly, I am so very grateful to all our volunteers that take photos,
transcribe information, share historical information and photos, and so
many other things. They are what make Mills a great site. Thanks for all
your help. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
*Mills County Coordinator*
Ps: Our neighbor county Fremont has a great Facebook page of photos. You
may find someone you know there. Hopefully, someday Mills will have just
as many photos. Please contact me, if you have any photos to share.
As the time approaches for us to give thanks, we are made aware of how
heartwarming it is to be a part of the IAGenWeb family.We are thankful
for our rich ancestry.The desire to know and share our ancestry sets us
a part.This is a great time to consider becoming a county coordinator by
adopting an available county.You can read what is involved at
Please take some time and visit *Adams, Black Hawk, Chickasaw, Des
Moines, Dickinson, Green, Guthrie, Harrison,
Henry, Jones, Lee, Lyon, Montgomery, O'Brien, Osceola**, Pottawattamie*
and*Scott* counties at http://iagenweb.org/state/colist.php You will
find that each holds a bounty to be thankful for.When you have decided
on the county you would like to take care of, send the Welcome Hostesses
a note requesting an application along with your choice of counties at
<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> We will also do our best to
answer any questions you might have.
Cheryl & Constance
IAGenWeb Welcome Hostesses