Quincy, Adams County, IL
While on the State of Illinois web site researching one of my Wayne County ancestors who had fought in the Civil War, I came across a database I had barely noticed before: The Soldiers' and Sailors' Home 1887 - 1916.
I never thought about my Civil War veteran going to a veterans' home later in life. Another avenue for information. My nose was twitching and I found a name match! Now I was hot on my ancestor's trail and got a copy of the his record.
After I got the record, I told Dianna about it and the information in it. She also overlooked the value of this database and decided to start ordering the records to put here.
While she was ordering, scanning, and extracting the genealogy information, I extracted the table of the 43 men and women residents from Wayne Co., IL. to display here.
After I got started on this project, I shared it with the other ILGen Web Coordinaotrs and it turned into a state project for the ILGen Web site.
I tried several ways to scan this and found the best for me (being blind) was to scan the files to PDF.You MUST have Adobe to view these files .If you do not, below is a link to get your FREE copy.
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Note from Sandy: sorry but I cannot find the PDF files that Dianna said were on the website. They are missing now.Other Suggested Links Off This Site:
Note: Quincy National Cemetery is located near the northeast corner of the 36th and Maine Sts., in Quincy, IL. The cemetery is open for visitation daily from dawn to dusk. No cemetery staff is present onsite. The administrative office is located at Rock Island National Cemetery and is open Monday-Friday from 7:30am to 4:00pm; it is closed on all Federal holidays except for Memorial Day and Veterans Day. For more information, please contact the cemetery office at 309-782-2094, or see the Department of Veterans Affairs website.
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