Using CB&Q Land Records for Family Research, Part 2 | Newberry

Using CB&Q Land Records for Family Research, Part 2

Alison Hinderliter, Project Manager of the Newberry’s Everywhere West project, has posted part 2 of an excellent article on the use of Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad’s land records for family history research.  She follows the case of Swedish immigrant Axel Frisk.  Check part 1 of the article out here.  For further information about Everywhere West’s efforts to preserve and enhance access to the CB&Q records, follow the project at


My Grandfather had worked for C.B.& Q. in Hannibal, Missouri in early 1900's. Are any records available for family history? Thank You
The Newberry staff is hard at work processing the CB&Q papers and creating finding aids so that these materials can be made accessible to the public. You can track their progress and learn about the interesting materials they're finding by reading the project blog at: Watch this blog as well for more updates as we publish examples of the ways this collection can be used by genealogists in the future.

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