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Dekalb County IL Federal Census Mortality Schedules

Mortality schedules were created during specific census years when the census taker inquired about persons who had died in the twelve months immediately preceding the enumeration. This occurred during the years of 1850-1885, and includes the 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, and 1885 Federal census. Illinois did not take the 1885 Federal census, so there are …

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1850 Dekalb County Illinois Mortality Schedule

Mortality schedules are useful for tracing and documenting genetic symptoms and diseases and verifying and documenting Africa American, Chinese, and Native American ancestry, although African Americans are often included, especially if they were slaves. By using these schedules to document death dates and family members, it is possible to follow up with focused searches in …

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1880 Dekalb County Illinois Mortality Schedule

Mortality schedules are useful for tracing and documenting genetic symptoms and diseases and verifying and documenting Africa American, Chinese, and Native American ancestry, although African Americans are often included, especially if they were slaves. By using these schedules to document death dates and family members, it is possible to follow up with focused searches in …

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1860 Dekalb County Illinois Mortality Schedule

Mortality schedules are useful for tracing and documenting genetic symptoms and diseases and verifying and documenting Africa American, Chinese, and Native American ancestry, although African Americans are often included, especially if they were slaves. By using these schedules to document death dates and family members, it is possible to follow up with focused searches in …

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Afton Cemetery gate

Afton Cemetery, Afton, Dekalb, Illinois Transcription and Photos

After the reorganization of the County of DeKalb, the Township of Afton was created from the southern portion of DeKalb Township and the northern portion of Clinton Township, in 1853. The township is noted for the large tracts of rich farm land throughout the countryside. The head waters of the Little Rock Creek begins in …

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