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Madeira Exiles Books and Documents Neff families - Lehigh Valley, Pa
Gold Rush Documents and Info

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Madeira Exiles and related genealogical documents from Jacksonville Illinois:
Exiles of Madeira by Rev. W. M. Blackburn, an 1860 account of the events occuring on Madeira and the resulting migration of Portuguese to Illinois.
Portuguese Immigration to the United States by Christian Bannick
1850-1950 100th Anniversary of Northminster Presbyterian Church a brochure with history and photographs.
150th Anniversary of Northminster Presbyterian Church brochure  
Thirtythird Anniversary of the departure from the Isle of Madeira, Jacksonville Daily Journal, August 29, 1879.
The History of Presbyterianism in Morgan County, Illinois 1827-1967 Prepared for the 140th Anniversary Celebration by the First Presbyterian Chuch in cooperation with Northminster and Woodson Presbyterian Churches and the Congregational Church, Jacksonville Illinois.
A Letter to the Editor of the York Democratic Press, July 16, 1850, responding to accusations that the persecution of Dr. Kalley and his followers were "base fabrications."
The Coming of the Portuguese by George Rawlings Poage.
Jacksonville, Illinois (history) starting on p. 217 of "All the western states and territories, from the Alleghanies to the Pacific, and from the Lakes to the Gulf, containing their history from the earliest times ..." by John Warner Barber, Cincinnati, Howe's subscription book concern, 1867.
Jacksonville, Illinois (history) starting on p. 319 in "Western portraiture, and emigrants' guide: a description of Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa; with remarks on Minnesota, and other territories" by Daniel S. New York, J. H. Colton, 1852.
The Social Order of a Frontier Community, Jacksonville, Illinois, 1825-70 by Don Harrison Doyle.
Apostle of Madeira by Michael Presbyter Testa, a study completed for his master's degree at Hartford Theological Seminary on the missionary role of Dr. Robert Kalley during his time in Madeira and the mass evangelistic movement that took place.
1849 Illinois Newspaper Articles on arrival of exiles - microfilm images of various articles between March 27, 1849 and November 14, 1849 (some articles are continued on a second page) 
Articles on Madeira Exiles from The American Protestant , New York, N.Y. : American Protestant Society, 1845-49. (various pages copied for review) (note: 11MB pdf file)
Portuguese Exiles Recall Past Days from the Jacksonville Daily Journal, September 18, 1917  (note: 8MB pdf file)

Gold Rush Documents and Info:
Take a Klondike gold rush journey with my greatgrandfather Everett Barton through his letters and writings.
Read letters to and from Jack London about the Klondike gold rush!
Travel to the California gold fields with my gggrandfather Joseph Barton (Everett's father!)


Photographs and Family Charts:
Coraor and Fernandes Family Photographs (includes also Vieira, Day, and de Freitas photos)
Photographs of Portuguese ancestors see if you can identify or connect with some of them.
Wells and Barton Family Photographs(includes also Hammett, Skaggs, Reiff, Taylor and Huddleston)
Ancestors of Florence Catherine Barton
Ancestors of Friend Wells
G. R. Coraor Navy Photos - 1943-46: USS Moale DD-693


Current Projects:
Photo Memories - Phi Kappa Tau & Lafayette College
Digitized books and documents
Surnames of interest (not active)
74th Coastal Artillery/896th AW A Booklet by the men of the 74th/896th with a roster
Neff families in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania (some documents from the area for Neff genealogists)

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