The Winfield Glimpses: A Source on Winfield’s History

An online source happened to run across several years ago is a blog titled Glimpses of Winfield. Here is the link for this Blog. The Blog ran from November 2008 to July 2016. Here is the author, Kevin F. Schramer’s, explaination concerning the Blog taken from the Blog’s “About” tab:

This blog features articles from the pages of “The Winfield Glimpses” newspaper. I have been reading a collection of the papers that span from the 1950’s to the 1970’s (and now the 40’s thanks to the microfilm at the Winfield Library).  I’m constantly finding interesting articles that reveal the history and personality of our village.  I post items that I think are worth sharing, including articles, photos and advertising.  New articles are up on this site three times each week (Mon, Wed, Fri).
Thanks for stopping by, Kevin F Schramer

Genealogy Research Tip: People reading my blog and new new to family history/genealogy research, need to know the Winfield Glimpses is a secondary source of information. A primary source would be any legal, governmental or church records or a letter or diary written by our relatives. In all your research you need to read secondary sources carefully. Many many contain factual errors or unintentional or sometimes intentional misinformation. You need to verify your facts by finding a primary source for any of the information you decide to record or report in your research.

The Glimpses was published and the newspaper’s first issue was dated July 1, 1947. Louise Spanke, Winfield Historian and Librarian notes that the Glimpses was “Winfield’s first newspaper”.

About Schlick Daleiden Families - DuPage and Kane Counties of Illinois

Kevin Davis is a retired Public Library Director. He is a Board member of the Winfield (IL) Historical Society. Davis has over 35 years experience working in public libraries. He is deeply interested in local Chicagoland, Dupage, and Kane County History. Davis earned a BA in History and an MA in Library Science from Dominican University. He is a volunteer researcher for the St. James Farm Forest Preserve part of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County in Illinois. His work includes extensive writing and research on the McCormick family line who were former owners of St. James Farm. He is an avid family historian / genealogist and has done extensive research on the Schlicks and Daleidens of DuPage and Kane County Illinois.
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