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You, your mother, and the many people like you that unselfishly work for the
benefit of all are amazing. I stand in awe of your dedication and labor.
Three cheers! and thanks for the 1850 census!
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Can anyone help this lady? I'm not that familiar with this kind of history.
Please respond to her at <ruthrufus23(a)attbi.com>. Thanks! :-)
I am looking for information on the May Chapel
Route 250 East
The reason I am interested is according to family stories, the was started
by my ancestors, May family. I would like to know more about the origin of
this chapel....I was there in Sept of 1999 but no one was around... My 2
cousins from Vincennes and I were there and in the cemetery across the
street. Is there anyway there is printed information on the chapel and is
it available to the public? Any information you could pass along would be
Mary, You have done a remarkable job; you did an absolutely beautiful job
with the transcribing of this census. Thank you very much for your efforts -
I have already made use of your work.
OK, I've checked and rechecked it! Being the perfectionist I am, I have to
leave it at this point and let ya'll take over... Otherwise, I'll never get
1860 done! :-) I've rechecked it against the clearer online originals, and
I think it's in pretty good shape. So have at it! :-)
Again, the census, with it's everyname index is at:
Click on 1850 Lawrence County Census under "Census".
Just so everyone is aware, I'm double-checking the early pages of the
census this morning. My mom was working from pretty bad copies of the
census from the microfilm, and it appears that she accepted my
interpretation of some pretty mangled names. I'm using my Ancestry
subscription to check the transcription, which has some errors in the
earlier pages. I had used the online version for most of the later part of
the census, so I'm just double-checking and will be putting up the
corrected version later today, so if you see something that needs
correcting in the first 30 pages or so, bear with me, it'll probably be
Lawrence Co. researchers:
I have finally finished the 1850 census transcription! :-) I want to thank
my mother, Jan Crews <gamama(a)elltel.net> for proofreading it for me, and
being so patient while I've had to find the time to getting it all completed.
To access the census in it HTML format with a linked every-name index from
the Lawrence Co. GenWeb site, please go to:
http://www.rootsweb.com/~illawren/online.recs.html and look under the
"Census" category. It has also been sent to the USGenWeb Census project,
and will eventually be included in the project as a number of text files
If, after perusing the census you find an error (and I'm sure there are
some), please feel free to contact me. Be aware however, that it is my
policy (as well as the USGenWeb Census Project's policy) to transcribe the
census exactly as it was written by the enumerator. If the enumerator
misspelled your ancestor's name, it will be left misspelled. If however, I
have misinterpreted an "i" as an "e" or some such thing, and I can see how
the spelling you provide works in the original, I will make the changes.
Please be patient when requesting them however, as I have a lot of other
things going on at the moment.
I hope the census provides some helpful information for you to use in your
I am currently in the process of proofing part of the 1860 census and
finishing the transcription of another part. It will probably be a month or
more before this is completed, so be patient, and it will eventually be
available on the site as well.
Mary Kathryn Kozy
Lawrence Co., ILGenWeb CC
I am passing this on from the IL State list FYI. Make your wishes known! :-)
Mary Kathryn Kozy
Lawrence Co., ILGenWeb CC
Rep Gary Hannig has filed the following bill. The Secretary of State's
Legislative Liaision, David Jones, is aware of the bill, but they were not
involved in its creation.
The bill will probably be heard in committee on Feb. 20th.
Amends the Secretary of State Act . Provides that a fee of $7 per research
request for copies of non-certified death certificates, civil war muster
records and census records shall be paid to the Secretary of State and
deposited into the Archives Research Fund. Amends the State Finance Act.
Creates the Archives Research Fund and provides that monies deposited ito
the fund may, subject to appropriation, be used by the Secretary of State
for expenses of conducting archival research of Archive records. Effective
July 1, 2003.
Urge all in opposition to HB 498 to conctact Representative Gary Hannig by
phone or mail at:
225 S. Macoupin St, Gillespie, IL 62033, Tel. # 217-839-2859 or
300 Capitol Bldg., Springfield, IL 62706, Tel. No. 217-782-8071
Senator Vince Demuzio, 140 Carlinville Plaza, Carlinville, IL 62626, Tel.
Have not been able to acquire an email address for Rep. Hannig and Sen.
Demuzio does not have one.
Strongly urge all those in opposition to this HB 498 also contact their
local Representative(s) and Senator(s) making their feelings known.
Perhaps if this HB 498 moves thru the legislative system, we can form a
group and personally appear and offer testimony in opposition.
This bill can be tracked at the Illinois Legislative Reference Bureau's web
Gloria Frazier <glofra(a)earthlink.net>
Macoupin County ILGenWeb County Coordinator
Maillist manager for FRAZIER-L and ILMADISO-L
Lawrence County, Illinois Genealogy Group
Welcome! This is the former Rootsweb list, ILLAWREN. We'll be discussing the history and genealogy of Lawrence County, Illinois including the surrounding region of southeastern Illinois and southwestern Indiana.