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The Daily Genealogist: Cook County Poor Farm to Be Preserved

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Lynn Betlock
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Cook County Poor Farm to Be Preserved
A site twenty-five miles south of Chicago, which served as a working farm, an infirmary, and a burial ground for Cook County's indigents, will become the Oak Forest Heritage Preserve. If funding can be secured, the second phase of the project will allow access to records of the 90,000 people buried in the cemetery.

The Daily Genealogist: Watch Collector’s Find Brings a Lincolnesque Journey

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Lynn Betlock
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Watch Collector’s Find Brings a Lincolnesque Journey
A Duxbury, Mass., resident discovered that a watch he purchased on eBay had a fascinating history.

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