Tom Nelson

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I'm a retired federal employee who fell into doing some online family research for a friend of mine - a McKenzie - and now I'm in so deep I can't get out! Most of you probably know the feeling. But it's a harmless obsession which I enjoy so I'll stick with it until I pull out the rest of my disappearing hair. I try to post most of my findings on <b><i>Find A Grave</i></b> so if you're interested in the McKenzie family who settled in central Missouri after emigrating from North Carolina via Kentucky, just scroll down and enter - mckenzie - in the "Last Name" box and take a look! As for my own family, some surnames would be Fallas, Fallass, Bray, Oechsli, Mills - all of those in the northeastern quadrant of the <i>lower 48</i> - and, on the Swedish side, Nilsson and Waldemarsson in the province of <i>Skåne län</i>.<br /><br /><b>USEFUL WEBSITES; a personal selection</b><br />(<i>Visitors to this page will have access to most, if not all, of these sites.</i>)<br /><br /><a href="http://www.in.gov/dnr/historic/files/cem_glossary.pdf">A Cemetery Glossary/Lexicon</a><br /><br /><a href="https://www.jocolibrary.org/research/genealogy">America's Obituaries & Death Notices</a> (NewsBank)<br /><br /><a href="http://proxy.mcpl.lib.mo.us/login?url=http://iw.newsbank.com/resources/search/nb?p=WORLDNEWS&t=favorite%3Akansascitystar%21Kansas%20City%20Star%20Historical%20and%20Current">Kansas City Star/Times 1880-1990</a> (NewsBank) 61420005015330603911<br /><br /><a href="http://www.kclibrary.org/services/copy-requests">Kansas City Public Library copy requests</a><br /><br />Interesting website for <a href="http://www.vintagekansascity.com/menwhomadekc/index.htm">"famous" Kansas Citians</a>. And here's <a href="http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mojackso/bios.html">another one</a>. And <a href="http://www.kchistory.org/cdm4/browse.php?CISOROOT=/Biographies">another</a>.<br /><br /><a href="http://cemetery.cottonhills.com/dcabout.jsp">Johnson County, Kansas cemeteries</a><br /><br /><a href="http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov">Veterans' Gravesite Locator</a> (for burials in national cemeteries in the U.S.A.)<br /><br /><a href="http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8750">U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006</a> (for veterans <i>not</i> buried in a national cemetery)<br /><br />(See <a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=mr&MRid=6">here</a> for <i>foreign</i> burials of American and British Commonwealth servicemen.)<br /><br /><a href="http://www.ovs-genealogy.com/tools/free_birthdate_calculator_calculates_birth_day.shtml">Birthdate Calculator</a> (According to this calculator and the very top of this page, I became a member of <i>Find A Grave</i> on Sept. 26, 2008! Seems longer than that.)<br /><br /><a href="https://s1.sos.mo.gov/records/archives/archivesdb/deathcertificates/">Missouri Death Certificates</a> <b>1910 through, currently, 1966</b><br /><br /><a href="http://s1.sos.mo.gov/records/archives/archivesdb/BirthDeath">Missouri Birth & Death Records</a> <b>pre-1910</b><br /><br /><a href="http://records.jacksongov.org/Marriage/SearchEntry.aspx">Jackson County, Missouri marriage records</a><br />(Kansas City, Independence, Raytown, Grandview, etc.)<br /><br /><a href="http://www.ancestrylibrary.com"><i>Ancestry Library Edition</i></a> (<i>available only <b>at</b> participating libraries</i>)<br /><br /><a href="https://familysearch.org"><i>FamilySearch</i></a><br /><br /><a href="http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com">RootsWeb</a><br /><br /><a href="https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=mr&MRid=8">Non-famous memorials managed by <i>Find A Grave</i></a>

<a href="http://iw.newsbank.com.proxy.mcpl.lib.mo.us/resources/search/nb?p=WORLDNEWS&t=continent%3ANorth%2BAmerica%21North%2BAmerica%2Fcountry%3AUSA%21USA%2Fstate%3AMO%21USA%2B-%2BMissouri%2Fpubname%3A11FF2A92A519802A%21Kansas%2BCity%2BTimes">Kansas City Times</a> (1884-1990)

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