This is the second collection of genealogical gleanings compiled by Vernon D. Erickson to augment the limited body of published genealogical material concerning the Crawford County region of Wisconsin. It was not until 1907 that the Wisconsin state government began efficiently registering vital records. Prior to that date, privately published newspapers are often the best source of vital records available to researchers. This book has data on people from all parts of Crawford and nearby sections of Grant and Richland Counties; however, it is especially useful to researchers interested in central and southern Crawford County. It contains over 6,200 citations culled from the 1897-1900 issues of the Kickapoo Chief, published in Wauzeka. Items are organized alphabetically by surname, given name and source code, followed by a brief description of the event reported. Citations may include data relating to any of the following: births; deaths; marriages; pensions; family reunions; crime; schools; military service; probate hearings; real estate; elections; divorces; churches; accidents and much more. Several detailed maps provide geographical references for Crawford and the surrounding counties, while an informative gazetteer identifies towns, villages and other notable features of the area. The text is fully indexed and contact information is included for accessing microfilm copies of the original newspaper articles.
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