Yesterday I attended the Ephemera Society of America annual conference Ephemera/28 in Old Greenwich, CT and brought home a bunch of insurance records: Union Mutual Fire Insurance Co. 1854, John Hancock Mutual Life Ins. Comp 1889, North-Eastern Mutual Life Association 1875, Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Co. in N. H., Schuylkill Valley Mut. Fire Ins. Co. 1876, Chester Co. Mutual Fire Ins. 1915. Some of these only have a handful of names, but if you get lucky and find a match, you should check the local newspaper for articles about the fire, etc. and/or obituary that led to the claim.
I also acquired the Pinkerton Academy 1884 Graduation Program, which has three graduates. This is an excellent example of how unique this database project is. You'll find documents this small, as well as, many with several thousands of names.
More Black Sheep, this time in New York... Erie County Penitentiary 1895 Report!
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