Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Shout Out to ISGS Quarterly

Thanks to Harold Henderson of the Midwestern Microhistory: A Genealogy Blog site for his comments about the latest issue of the Illinois State Genealogical Society Quarterly and more specifically, the "Grandmothers of Aurora" article by Michael R. Fitchel.

Harold has come across a book similar to Reminiscences Prepared From Written and Verbal Recitals of the Personal Experience of "The Grandmothers" of Aurora in Early Pioneer Life in Illinois upon which the article was based.  The book he located is entitled Memorial to the Pioneer Women of the Western Reserve also produced during the same time period in the 1890s.

As he states in his blog post, Harold wonders if there are any similar publications from the time period which used reminisces and first-hand accounts from pioneer women in Illinois and other states.  If you know of any, we'd love to know and let Midwestern Microhistory know as well!

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