RESEARCHER’S CORNER

WHY STUDY QUILT HISTORY

Quilt History is a piece of women’s history and these artifacts and stories need to be documented and saved so they will not be forgotten.  Here’s the thing: Washington crossed the Delaware and got a lot of press about it, but no one mentions the items Martha made to kept him warm, but where would Washington have been without Martha’s contribution?  It’s time for these ladies and men, who picked up a needle and created these beautiful works of art to be recognized, studied, and remembered. 

photo of Eagle quilt
Four Corner or Mirror Eagle Quilt
Circa 1870 – 1900

RESEARCH ARTICLE INDEX

COPYRIGHT

A Brief Overview of Copyright Law in the United States of America

Catalogue of Copyright Entries

GENERAL

PART 1

Research Tips
Genealogy Tips

Postal Zones, Zip Codes and Other Post Office Helps

Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Sources

Textile Study Notebook

PART 2

Ancestor Contact

GENEALOGY SITES (United States)

Latter-Day Saints Genealogy Site

GOOGLE

Google Book Search Engine

Google United States Patents (1790 to Present) Search Engine

ILLINOIS RESEARCH

Cook County Illinois Clerk's Office - Genealogy Online

County by County Illinois Genealogy Sites Online
Illinois State Archives Office Databases

Illinois State Museum – Quilt Collection Online

Incorporation Papers – State of Illinois

IRAD - Illinois Regional Archives Depository System

Prairie Farmer’s (Reliable) (1918) Directory

Schuyler County Illinois Genealogy Site

Surname Index – Oak Park, Illinois

 

NEWSPAPERS

CHICAGO TRIBUNE Historical (1849-1985) Database
Finding Research Ideas: Newspaper Archives

Newspaper Ads in Weeklies
Newspaper Clippings

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