Finding a Long-Lost Ancestor on the Streets of Chicago

October 6, 2014 1:42 AM

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Finding a Long-Lost Ancestor on the Streets of Chicago

I have an autograph book that belonged to my maternal grandmother. Written on the inside cover is "Anna Gustavason, 162 Townsend Street, Chicago, Ill." I can't find 162 Townsend on any map, nor can I find her on any census record. She was in N.D. High School in Chicago in 1887. She died in Orinoco, MN, in 1931. She was married to Christian Matthias Haas in Chicago. I would appreciate any help you can give me. - Judy W.

When most people think of the things they'd like a genealogist to do for them, at the top of the list would be finding a long-lost ancestor, someone whose name they've heard, but who seems to have dropped off the paper trail completely, without a trace. Truth be told, finding a lost ancestor is one ...

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