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Rick Elgin added a discussion to the group U.S. Civil War 1860-1870

HOWARD, Alvah 1846-??

I am attempting to figure out exactly what may have happened to my grt-grt uncle Alvah Howard. He was born in 1846, raised in Amity Twnsp, Livingston Co., IL. He joined the Civil War 10/4/1864 for one year. He was in Comp G, 36th IL Infantry. I ordered his military records and the last thing I know of him was he was mustered out in New Orleans on 10/8/1865.The last 2 records are from July and Aug 1865 says, "detailed as guard for paymaster in Texas" then on 10/8/1865 the record only states he…See More
Dec 22, 2011
Rick Elgin joined Jayne McCormick's group

U.S. Civil War 1860-1870

There have been comments that there is no Group for the Civil War. Well, there is now. Network with others to find your CW ancestor, ask for look-ups, relate stories about your CW ancestorSee More
Dec 22, 2011
Rick Elgin updated their profile
Mar 6, 2011
Rick Elgin commented on Debbie Anne Jackson's group Germany and German Ancestry
"Does anyone have information on where to get Catholic archive information from the Bavarian state of Germany? My ancestor left Germany in 1867, but I do not know what section of Bavaria there left from. Any help would be greatly…"
Mar 6, 2011
Rick Elgin joined Debbie Anne Jackson's group

Germany and German Ancestry

This group was created for anyone interested in researching German Ancestry.
Jun 3, 2010
Rick Elgin joined Unknown Ancestor's group

U.S. Passenger Arrival Records, 1820-1950s

The starting point for documenting the voyages of your immigrant ancestors –and many native-born ancestors- should be the official customs lists and the later immigration manifests required by the U.S. government as of 1820.
Mar 6, 2010
Rick Elgin and Karl-Michael SALA are now friends
Mar 6, 2010
Rick Elgin commented on Michael Hait's group Maryland Genealogy
"I was looking for some help. My gr. grandmother was Caroline (Callie) Fritz. She lived her entire life in Carroll County, MD. She lived from 1877-1960. In 1896, she had my grandfather out of wedlock and raised him for a few years in her parents…"
Sep 6, 2009
Rick Elgin joined Michael Hait's group

Maryland Genealogy

Discuss all of your Maryland ancestors in this forum.
Sep 6, 2009
Rick Elgin commented on Dave Lossos's group Genealogy in St. Louis
"Hi Gail- Those are all the addresses that I found my gr. grandparents and the children at between those years. I'm not from St Louis and not familiar with the churches and schools in those neighborhoods. They seemed to move almost every year.…"
Aug 22, 2009
Rick Elgin commented on Dave Lossos's group Genealogy in St. Louis
"My grandmother, Elveta Davion, was born in St Louis in 1906. Her mother, Marie Lowers, was from IL and her father, Joseph Davion, we're not sure of at this point. We believe he came to St Louis for the 1904 World's Fair for work from…"
Aug 22, 2009
Rick Elgin joined Dave Lossos's group

Genealogy in St. Louis

Discussion of genealogy and history topics related to St. Louis.
Aug 19, 2009
Rick Elgin is now a member of Genealogy Wise
Aug 19, 2009

Profile Information

What surnames are you interested in researching?
Elgin, Elgen, Ilgen, Sebastiani, Statton, Stager, Chalcraft, Castleman, Lowers, Bennett, Corbin, Davion
What countries and other locations are you interested in researching?
Germany, England, Austria
What is your level of genealogy knowledge?
Advanced Family History Researcher
For what reason did you start genealogy research?
To learn more about my father's family.

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