Directory of Historical Documents
This directory contains a variety of historical records obtained throughout the research process. Most were gathered through public record searches. They have been provided for interest more than anything, as the information has already been incorporated in the family history project.
This link contains images of obituaries. If you look closely, most contain some degree of inaccurate information.
The link contains an album of tombstone images, mostly of those ancestors buried in the Novinger Cemetery.
- Death Certificates
Several death certificates obtained from the state of Missouri are filed here.
- Draft Cards
This link contains the World War I draft cards filed by our ancestors. The interesting part of these records are the locations of the filings.
This link contains copies of the original ship manifests from ancestral immigration records. Most are accessible at www.ellisisland.org.
- Census Images
Copies of the original U.S. census sheets from various ancestoral families, for the years 1900 through 1930, are located in this directory. At this point the records focus on the Mattivi and Girotti families, and the cities of Novinger, Missouri; Springfield, Illinois; Sheridan, Wyoming; and Chisholm, Minnesota.