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Subject: Re: Illinois genealogical resource directory referral
Author: fhc3335461
Date: Saturday, September 17, 2005
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kelly, Shortell, Shortall, Holden


My family and I are looking up records on my Mother's Great Grandfather who was James Patrick Kelly married to Anna Shortell/Shortall. We are looking further for clues on whether there were any James Kelly families in the Jo Daviess County of Galena, IL between the years 1850-1870. We know James Kelly was a miner in Galena, IL until 1870 when he and Anna and their first five children relocated to Money Creek Township of Houston County, Minn. If you are able to locate any records or can make a recommendation, please feel free to contact me at 651-777-3859 or at : Sheri Blesener, 2125 Mohawk Rd., N. St. Paul, MN 55109. My email address is Thank you!