Prairie Queens tracks the overall volume of visitors to the
website but does not track the activities of any individual. Your visit to
this website is completely anonymous unless you choose to leave an entry in the Guestbook.
The majority of the information posted on this site is public
The list below shows some of the main types of public
- County courthouse records of deeds, wills, marriage
licenses, death certificates, chancery court, birth records, etc.
- US Government records from the National Archives Records
Administration (NARA). This includes homestead petitions, land patents
and old records (over 100 years old) from US District Courts.
- Newspapers. This includes obituaries, wedding
articles, birth announcements, general news articles. These have
generally been obtained from microfilm records at historical societies or
from the personal clippings of individuals.
- Maps obtained from county courthouse plat books or from
Government sites such as the Library of Congress.
This publicly available information is provided to help
genealogists accurately identify people, places and dates. The goal is
to be as factual as possible. In order to protect living individuals, no
birth certificates or marriage licenses are published for living
individuals. Also, news articles less than 40 years old are generally
There are also documents and photos from the private
collections of individuals:
- Family photographs
- Letters to family members
- Mementos and souvenirs
This private information is shared here to further complete
the picture of the individuals covered by this website. In order to
protect the privacy of living individuals, no documents less than 40 years old
will be published here.
However, if anyone feels that their private information has been used inappropriately
by a stranger visiting this site, please let me know right away at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This page was last updated on 08/25/11 05:43 PM