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Exploring Local Treasures at the Will County Historical Society Museum and Research Center

When I talk to some of my genealogy friends they’re very adamant about one concept – Will County is the most challenging county to conduct research.  Take a look at Reclaim the Records’ laundry list of county public records which have been made inaccessible to researchers.   It’s a sizable list of birth certificates, education… Continue reading Exploring Local Treasures at the Will County Historical Society Museum and Research Center

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Researching World War I Veterans Buried in Bolingbrook’s Hillcrest Cemetery – Those Places Thursday

One of the relatively obscure historical notes of Bolingbrook, is the presence of four World War I veterans interred in Hillcrest Cemetery.  With its close proximity to Boughton Road and  Fire Station Three, Hillcrest Cemetery is far removed from the quiet, serene idea of a small local burial ground.  Putting aside its location on a… Continue reading Researching World War I Veterans Buried in Bolingbrook’s Hillcrest Cemetery – Those Places Thursday