RECORDS JUST ADDED 2020

Memories from the early ’70s.

Anyone remember the clacking of the telex, dictaphones, gestetners? The electric typewriter in the photo had a central ball one could change for another with a different font. The metal filing cabinet behind me held individual card files for a subscription to a monthly newsletter, all names having to be typed twice: to a file card,  then to a metal addressograph plate to print the addresses on envelopes.

I had been working for the Federal Government in Northern Canada (Indian Affairs),  but had returned to Three Hills, Alberta to take on the challenge of running a new office for the Western Representative of the OMF , who was often away travelling. I loved arranging itinerary of missionaries,  attending conferences, dealing with correspondence and all office routines. 

Beginnings – reviewing interest of visitors to this site; established goals for this New Year; preparing publications for print. Answering inquiries; researching library systems. ……………………………………………………………………………..

January

Beginning more USA records:

New Mexico (69 more records) ; North Dakota (71) Oregon (44); Rhode Island (9); South Dakota (62);  Utah (80); Vermont (49); Washington State (102) Wisconsin (94); Wyoming (2) ; Alabama (71); Alaska (3); Arizona (44) Arkansas (54) Colorado (135); Connecticut (275); Delaware (57); District of Columbia (1); Florida (62); Georgia (89); Idaho (3) Iowa (17) Kentucky (85)

MILITARY:  Jan 2020 Military Might Chart added to main Military Page.

My note to Islay, Scotland Researchers:  Just found a  child, H H Gillespie in Arizona Deaths, of Donald Gillespie & Mary McNeil of Simcoe Co, Ontario, CANADA. He was born Michigan. Did they just visit, or live there for awhile? Parents buried in Collingwood, Ontario.

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February

Continuing USA records (most are Death Records):

Maine (202); Maryland (44); Massachusetts (11); Michigan (40); Minnesota (44); New Jersey (37);  New York (270); North Carolina (160);

Current Obits: Virginia (1); Ohio (1) NC (1)

Japan (1); Jamaica (2); Germany (2); Norway (new) 1

Note: found terrible history of Civil War Pt Lookout Prison for Confederates in Maryland-  Gillespie listed on Maryland Death Records.

 Records Just Added

Beginning Total                                         35,025

January                         1,475                    36,500

February                         817                     37, 317

 

Link to Web Work of 2019 and earlier,  with year end summaries.

Website for Gillespie records world-wide