Posted by Sarah Ashley
on Jul 17, 2012 in Ancestors
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The first place many genealogists turn when researching a new location or event is Wikipedia, the on-line community encyclopedia we’ve all come to love (well yes, and maybe hate just a little bit, too). With over 22 million articles written by volunteers from over the world, it’s an amazing resource. In fact, it is so often a “go-to” resource for learning about a topic that it can be disheartening when a Wikipedia search comes up empty.
Just recently, while researching a deadly tornado that ripped through Mount Carmel, Illinois in 1887, I sought out the...