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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Catching Up - Maine, Vermont and Wisconsin's Historic Barns

1st Day of Spring

Spring is here and so it's time to start thinking of gardening, cleaning and long rides(bike or car).

For those of you in Wisconsin, did you know there is a Century Home and Farm Award? To learn more visit the Wisconsin Historical Society and read about state’s historic barns.


Maine

Maine became a state on March 15, 1820. If you are researching an ancestor who fought in the Revolutinary War you are in luck. The State Archives has the Revolutionary Land Grants and Pension Applications Index Online! Visit the State Archives and if your search is successful the record can be obtained for $7.00.

Vermont

Vermont became a state on March 4 1791. It was the first state to grant voting rights to men of all races. The website "Vermont Genealogy" has an impressive amount of information about the state, its history and links to helpful sites.

If you have a subscription to Ancestry or access through a library they have "Vermont Death Records, 1909-2008 (index and digitized images)".

Take Care,
Pattie

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