Monday, May 10, 2010
Viles Information in Wisconsin and Iowa
My last post discussed new databases for Maine research. As discussed in past posts, numerous Maine Viles families migrated first to Wisconsin settling primarily in Walworth County. From Wisconsin, they scattered West. Many moved to Iowa or Minnesota. Pilot.FamilySearch.org has databases with birth, marriage, and death records for Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota. I found the marriage records to be the most complete. I believe that many records are missing from the birth and death records probably because they were not recorded. If the image is not linked to the index on Pilot.FamilySearch.org, the FHL film source will be listed. Researching these families is certainly becoming easier.