April 7th, 2007


Abelard Guthrie

Abelard Guthrie was a Kansas “Free-stater” and key founder of the historic town of Quindaro. He was the first Congressional Delegate from Nebraska Territory after passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1854. The following is a biographical and genealogical sketch of Guthrie from The Provisional Government of Nebraska Territory and The Journals of William Walker, First Provisional Governor of Nebraska …Continue reading →

Dear Professional Genealogist . . .

I sought to engage you because your website indicated that you had the expertise to handle a problem that is of utmost interest to me and my family, but may be too complex for me to work through in any reasonable manner. Your website caught my attention because (1) you live in the state where the research must be done; …Continue reading →

Quindaro, Kansas

A few days ago we reviewed our Fifth Grade history about the Missouri Compromise of 1820 and its de facto repeal with the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1854. These two pieces of legislation effectively turned Kansas into the first battlefield of the Civil War long before the secession of the Southern states. People on both sides of the …Continue reading →

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