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I am a church service missionary at the Family History Library in Salt Lake. I have been doing genealogy for 4 years and am eager to learn more about the research process so I can help myself and the patrons who visit the library.




Feb 17

Added books up to the 84th reg.  Then went online and found the gold mine website.  Find it on Reg. 50.  called Illinois Civil War Register.

Feb 18

Working on Historical Records project.  Adding Western States site to the western states.  Start with Montana.   Added goldmine to Illinois.  Next time start on Reg. 66.  Can change to the latest page by changing reg number in the URL.

Feb 24

Internal link to county.  Type in County name, click on Adams County , add

Adams_County,_Illinois#Military (in the link box)

Mar 1

How to add a footnote reference

Go to wiki text.[1]


  1. National Park Service

Next time, continue working on 51st company links.  Need to finish counties and add the roster page links.  50th is done.

Shorten the URL    Paste the big URL in that.  Make TinyURL  THen copy that for wiki.  Go to world cat for citation.  Top right.

July 14 --

Next time, start on Illinois Regiment 36.  Be sure and change the links to the Roster.  It is now going to be in Vol. 3.

Jul 18

Next time, start on Illinois Regiment 39.  Then go back and add a few books to these regiments and web sites.  I don't think I've done that yet.

Jul 26

Added civil war archives and Wikipedia links under Brief History to regs. 30-39. Looked for books and added them to 30-39. Found a great site, the genweb civil war scrapbook. Started adding it to regs 30-40. Need to add it to almost all of the regs. Some regs. Not on site.

  • The ILGenWeb Civil War Scrapbook, (accessed 26 July 2011) contains links to various documents such as personal letters, military papers, articles, histories, obituaries, biographies, etc. Documents are listed by regiment, then by the soldier and his company.<br>

Oct 20.

Next time, start 133rd.  Make sure the program is saving properly. If not, save twice.

Next time, start on 137th, remember to save twice, if needed.

Next time, start on 144th.  Will go to 156th at the end. 

Apr 30

Starting Wisconsin   shows cities in the counties

May 7

I've made 2 pages stored on flash under Wiki project.  One page has the company results as I find them.  Page two has a bunch of cities and their counties.  As I go through each page, located at (Co. D)  I am tallying a different way.  Page one, I count up all the men from a city, tally it with 11111.  Page 2 is tallied with 2222.  and so on.  This lets me see quickly if I've tallied a city from that page.  So 11122334 would equal 9 men from that city. 

Next time:  I am ready to tally up all the counties for co. C.  They are located on the cities and counties page on my flash, under Wiki projects.

May 12

On page 19 of Roster, Co. E, tallying counties.  Searching down entire reg.  Highlighting in yellow when done that county. 

May 21

When searching for the county of the city type in city Wisconsin County It brings up a nice county page, so I don't have to search.

I am on Co. F.  Ready to tally the counties.  Then go to a wisconsin county map and see if it's from NE, NW, SE, SW part of Wisconsin.  Divide into 4 quarters.

MAY 28,   Tally up Co. G.  Finished tallying Co. F.

Marilyn showed me a new way to tally.  Check out Wiki new way on flash.