September 3, 2014. Please note I have a new email address. The sheer quantify of spam emails was ridiculous. When emailing me, please DO NOT include my email address as part of a bulk email or blind carbon copy. Any emails to me containing other people's email addresses will be deleted and any questions or comments will be ignored. No exceptions!
August 31, 2014. Website slightly updated. Check the "Most Recent Changes" page. I've had a year and a half hiatus from genealogy. Trying to get back into groove. Entering obituaries takes time - as much as an hour each. I have about 100 obituaries to enter. Goal is to enter all obituaries I currently have and then update website as I progress. Bear with me. Last year and a half have been rough!!!!!
Please remember to check footnotes on all information posted. They may answer some of your questions. If you still believe something is incorrect, then let me know.
If you find a broken link or missing photograph where it appears there should be one, please let me know.
May 13, 2014. Corrected cemetery name for John Christopher Nickol buried in Foley, Benton County, Minnesota. Also added burial information for wife and two children. Note this branch of the Nickol family has died out. See the recent updates page.
March 2, 2014. GPS coordinates are entered for all known burials and cemetery locations. If you find an error, please email me. Next project is to enter obituaries as fast as I can. Hope to do another update by March 16th.
March 1, 2014. I've made some updates to the site with the addition of a few more deceased people. I have about 50 or so obituaries to enter - as time allows.
I have made a new Family Group Sheet form. This new form is web based and should work fine. Please see the Submit Your Family Information page for information and the link. This is my preferred method of receiving family information updates.
Please check this site to see if you have unclaimed property in the Illinois State Treasurer's office. I know a few of the Weidner's in here are deceased so the surviving family members might be able to file a claim. Good luck.
If you need documents from the Illinois State Archives please contact Molly Kennedy. I have used her services many times since 2006. She is dependable, reliable, and fast turnaround!