Thursday, October 16, 2008

Midwesterners in the September NGSQ

The National Genealogical Society Quarterly is all about genealogical puzzles and unusual combinations of evidence, but even so the new September issue does well by the Midwest. The lead article, "Using Questionable Sources Productively," by George L. Findlen, CG, of Wisconsin, ferrets out the parents of three Maine-born Plummer brothers (!), two of whom spent most of their lives in Wisconsin. And the cover photo depicts Melinda Irene Hicklin Castleberry Cain Woods (1838-1908) of Illinois. Her rather harrowing life story is recounted in three paragraphs by her great-great grandson David McDonald, CG, also of Wisconsin.

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