Thursday I am taking my oldest son to Springfield, IL, to do a little research in the State Archives. He is actually excited about going and learning a few new things. We are also going to check out a lot of the Lincoln sites and activities while we are there. This morning I stumbled upon a branch of the family that lived in Montgomery County, IL. The IRAD at University of Illinois-Springfield, has some records I am interested in looking at. Might have to add that to our to-do list. Luckily we will stay over night and so have plenty of time to do what we want. The younger boys are not so thrilled they are staying home with dad, but when they are older, hopefully I can take them on little trips like this.
For Thursday, I have prepared a six page list of death certificates I want to locate for myself and a few other people. For IRAD I have a listing of record types they hold and if we can get over there, plan to search for as much as we have time to. Springfield isn’t that far so if we had to go down again this fall to research more, that would be fine.