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Prisoners of World War I.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) formed the International Prisoners-of-War Agency in Geneva in 1914. Each country involved in the war provided lists to it of prisoners; the ICRC in turn created an index card for each prisoner and detainee. There were 8 million soldiers and 2 million civilians, mainly those living in enemy countries or in areas under enemy occupation, who were taken prisoner and interned in camps for several years. To search for someone who may have been a prisoner or detainee, go to http://grandeguerre.icrc.org.

Irish online index database.

The Irish Genealogical Research Society has been publishing an annual journal since 1937. Recognized as a forerunner in the field of Irish genealogy, The Irish Genealogist has an online index database based on submissions by members from newspapers, parish registers, family Bibles, genealogies, voter lists, pedigrees, membership rolls, deeds, marriage settlements, census substitutes, land surveys, marriage license bonds, court records, wills and more. To do some searching, go to http://www.irishancestors.ie/?page_id=3039.

Cook County, Ill., Cemetery. This cemetery has over 38,000 burials that occurred over a 70-year period. It was an institutional cemetery for Cook County institutions  county poor house and farm opened in 1854, infirmary opened in 1882 and the consumptive hospital opened in 1899. It also was the Cook County potters field for Chicago and the county. Unfortunately, the vast majority of the records were destroyed in the 1960s by a flood. A database is being recreated; access it at http://cookcountycemetery.com.

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