New Arrivals · Genealogy

October 18, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Tracing your Nonconformist ancestors : a guide for family and local historians

October 17, 2017
Raymond, Stuart A., 1945- author.
viii, 240 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
"We all have Nonconformist ancestors. In the mid-nineteenth century almost half of the English population were Nonconformists. And there were very few villages where there was not at least one Nonconformist chapel. Local and family historians need to be aware of the diversity of Nonconformity, and of the many sources which will enable them to trace the activities of Nonconformist forebears. Stuart Raymond's handbook provides an overview of those sources. He identifies the numerous websites, libraries and archives that local and family historians need to consult. These are described in detail, their strengths and weaknesses are pointed out, and the contribution currently made by the internet is highlighted. Most Nonconformist denominations are discussed – not just the mainstream Presbyterians, Congregationalists, Quakers and Methodists, but also obscure sects such as the Muggletonians and Glasites, and even the two groups who regularly appear on our doorsteps today – Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Mormons. The religious activities of our Nonconformist ancestors tell us a great deal about them, and provide fascinating insights into their lives"--Back cover.

Index to Hardeman County, Tennessee freedman's contracts, 1865-1866

October 17, 2017
Jackson, Tenn. : Tennessee Genealogical Society, 1999.
xiii, 61 pages ; 28 cm
Indexes microfilm roll 67 of: Selected records of the Tennessee Field Office of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1872, [MF973.8 U58st 1958], National Archives microfilm publications, microcopy no. T142.
Foreword -- Introduction -- Code explanations -- Microfilm contents -- Index to Freedman's contracts.

African American researcher's guide to online genealogical sources : from the personal notebook of genealogist Fallon N. Green

October 17, 2017
Green, Fallon N.
Bloomington, IN : Authorhouse, 2012.
262 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
The African American Researcher's Guide to Online Genealogical Sources outlines essential steps and pinpoints available internet resources. Inside there are links to free and subscription databases, research projects, university studies, transcriptions, compendium genealogies, scanned images, online digital archives, state and local archives, instructional materials, podcasts, wikis, search portals, online directories, historical societies, message boards, mailing lists and hobby groups.

A dictionary of family history : the genealogists' ABC

October 16, 2017
Scott, Jonathan (Freelance writer), author.
Barnsley, South Yorkshire : Pen & Sword Family History, 2017.
247 pages ; 24 cm
"Part encyclopedia, part dictionary, part almanac - Jonathan Scott's Dictionary of Family History doesn't claim to be exhaustive, but it is practical, easy to use, entertaining and genuinely informative. It is the kind of book you can dip into or use as a starting point for deeper study, and it is the essential companion for experienced family historians and for anyone who is approaching this fascinating subject for the first time. Thousands of A to Z entries are full of intriguing facts. There are definitions, timelines and terminologies, details of archives and websites as well as advice on research methods and explanations of genealogical peculiarities and puzzles that would test the knowledge of even veteran researchers. Longer entries explaining the mechanics of the first census and other major sources and records rub shoulders with simple one-line definitions of obscure terms, useful addresses and signposts to little-known but rewarding corners of family, local and social history. This concise, clear and wide-ranging compendium of helpful, sometimes surprising information is a valuable reference tool for everyone in the field"--Publisher's description.

Tracing your ancestors through letters and personal writings : a guide for family historians

October 16, 2017
Symes, Ruth A., author.
Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England : Pen & Sword Family History, 2016.
ix, 270 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Could your ancestors write their own names or did they mark official documents with a cross? Why did great-grandfather write so cryptically on a postcard home during the First World War? Why did great-grandmother copy all the letters she wrote into letter-books? How unusual was it that great-uncle sat down and wrote a poem, or a memoir? This book looks at the kinds of (mainly unpublished) writing that could turn up amongst family papers from the Victorian period onwards - a time during which writing became crucial for holding families together and managing their collective affairs. With industrialisation, improved education, and far more geographical mobility, British people of all classes were writing for new purposes, with new implements, in new styles, using new modes of expression and new methods of communication (e.g. telegrams and postcards). Our ancestors had an itch for scribbling from the most basic marks (initials, signatures and graffiti on objects as varied as trees, rafters and window ledges), through more emotionally-charged kinds of writing such as letters and diaries, to more creative works such as poetry and even fiction. This book shows family historians how to get the most out of documents written by their ancestors and, therefore, how better to understand the people behind the words.

Tracing your Boer War ancestors : soldiers of a forgotten war

October 16, 2017
Robinson, Jane Marchese, author.
vii, 183 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
"The Boer War took place between 1899 and 1902, just 15 years before the start of the First World War. Some 180,00 Britons, mainly volunteers, traveled 6,000 miles to fight and die in boiling conditions on the veld and atop 'kopjes'. Of the over 20,000 who died more than half suffered enteric, an illness consequent on insanitary water. This book will act as an informative research guide for those seeking to discover and uncover the stories of the men who fought and the families they left behind. It will look in particular at the kind of support the men received if they were war injured and that offered to the families of the bereaved. Some pensions were available to regular soldiers and the Patriotic Fund, a charitable organization, had been resurrected at the beginning of the conflict. However for those who did not fit these categories the Poor Law was the only support available at the time. The book will explore a variety of research materials such as: contemporary national and local newspapers; military records via websites and directly through regimental archives; census, electoral, marriage and death records; records at the National Archives including the Book of Wounds from the Boer War, the Transvaal Widows' Fund and others"

Calvary Cemetery, old and new sections, cemetery inscriptions, Washington Township, Clermont County, Ohio

October 16, 2017
Smith, Pamela M. Kellum.
vi, 43 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Cover title.
"1600 alphabetical inscriptions."

Keeper of the kin

October 13, 2017
Chapman, Ruth C.
1 volume (unpaged) ; 23 cm
"Companion book to 'My dearest Minnie'"
"(A simple guide and tips for tracing African-American genealogy)"
"Keeper of the Kin provides readers with an easy guide to searching and documenting African American genealogy. This book is the companion book to My Dearest Minnie, also by Ruth C. Chapman. Keeper of the Kin gives a step by step account of the process used in researching and writing a book about Ruth C. Chapman's grandparents who migrated to Philadelphia, PA in 1922 from South Carolina. Whether you are beginning your journey in discovering and documenting your African American genealogy, or just doing a simple project to share with family and friends, Keeper of the Kin will be an easy and helpful guide."

First families of Montana and early settlers.

October 11, 2017
[Helena, Mont. (6330 Blackfoot Dr., Helena 59602-6515) : Montana State Genealogical Society, 2000]-<c2015>
v. <1-4> : ill. ; 28 cm.
Includes indexes.
Vol. 1 (2000) -- Vol. 2 (2005) -- Vol. 3 (2010) -- Vol. 4 (2015).

Passenger and immigration lists index. Supplement.

October 9, 2017
Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co.
v. ; 29 cm.
Original editor: P. William Filby.
"A guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries" (varies) .

A Guide to researching African American ancestors in Laurens County, South Carolina and selected finding aids

October 4, 2017
Garrett-Nelson, LaBrenda, 1953- author.
Bloomington, IN : Xlibris, 2016.
xxi, 423 pages ; 24 cm

Moseley's echoing winds whispers messages from the past

October 4, 2017
Hyde, Emanuel, III, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Emanuel Hyde III, [2017]
248 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 28 cm
Moseley -- Second Antioch Baptist Church -- Sister Rosetta Tharpe -- Bunson -- Woodfin/Franisco/Granger/Johnson/Terry -- Hardaway -- Bell -- Descendants of Oliver Woodfn and Patience Hardaway Ross Woodfin -- Bates -- Miles -- Harris/Anderson/Goode -- Morris -- Cheatham/Nelson -- Johnson -- Coleman -- Walker -- Robinson/Simmons -- Bell -- Granger/Wilkinson -- Savoy.

Independence Township cemeteries, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.

October 3, 2017
Independence, Ohio : Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society, 2016.
vii, 188 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 x 28 cm
Mapleshade -- Saint Lawrence -- Tinkers Creek -- Saint Peter -- Hemlock -- The Darrow family -- The West family -- The Froehlich family -- The Harper family -- Crossview -- Brookmere.

Index to Cincinnati, Ohio, death records

September 28, 2017
Burck, Kenny R.
Milford, Ohio : Little Miami Pub. Co., 2010-
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Continues: Hamilton County death records (1865-1877) by L.E. Hughes.
"...books in the series from 1878 to 1908 are being started from 1908 to 1878 (reverse order). A book MAY be for each three year period, however ... we [may] have 4 or more years listed in earlier books"--Cf. e-mail from K.R. Burck, 5-23-2003.
[v. 1.] 1878-1881 -- [v. 2.] 1882-1884 -- [v. 3.] 1885-1887 -- [v. 4.] 1888-1890 -- [v. 5.] 1891-1893 -- [v. 6.] 1894-1896 -- 1897-1899 -- 1900-1902 -- 1903-1905 -- 1906-1908.

Wound too tight : a Madigan-Morrison family history with allied families

September 28, 2017
Madigan, John E., author.
xvii, 566 pages, 58 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.

Greer County (OK) personals

September 26, 2017
Garrison, Linda Norman, compiler.
Lawton, OK : Southwest Oklahoma Genealogical Society, 2017.
volumes ; 28 cm
Includes indexes.
v. 1. The Mangum star: 1898-1910 -- v. 2. The Mangum star: 1911-1920 -- v. 3. The Granite enterprise: Nov. 1900-Dec. 1918 --

Washita County, OK, personals : newspaper abstracts from: Sentinel news-boy, Nov. 1904-Feb. 1906, Sentinel leader, Feb. 1910-Dec. 1913 & Nov. 1916-Dec. 1918, Dill City tribune, Dec. 1938-1939, The rocky news, Aug. 1941-Dec. 1943

September 26, 2017
Garrison, Linda Norman, compiler.
Lawton, OK : Southwest Oklahoma Genealogical Society, 2016, 2010.
106 pages ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Sentinel news-boy, Nov. 1904-Feb. 1906 -- Sentinel leader, Feb. 1910-Dec. 1913 & Nov. 1916-Dec. 1918, -- Dill City tribune, Dec. 1938-1939 -- The Rocky news, Aug. 1941-Dec. 1943.

Index to obituaries and deaths in Lawton, Comanche Co., OK newspapers, 1901-1925

September 25, 2017
Garrison, Linda Norman.
Lawton, Okla. : Southwest Oklahoma Genealogical Society, 2011.
109 pages ; 28 cm

Comanche County (OK) personals from Lawton newspapers

September 25, 2017
Garrison, Linda Norman, compiler.
Lawton, Okla. : Southwest Oklahoma Genealogical Society, 2013-
volumes ; 28 cm
Includes indexes.
v. 1. 1901-1906 -- v. 2. 1907-1911 --

Flower Mound Cemetery, Comanche County, Oklahoma : annotated with biographical sketches and historical articles

September 25, 2017
Lawton, Okla. : Southwest Oklahoma Genealogical Society, 2012.
193 pages ; 28 cm
Includes index.
"December, 2012."

Caddo County, OK marriage records

September 25, 2017
Garrison, Linda Norman, abstracter.
Lawton, OK : Southwest Oklahoma Genealogical Society, 2015-
volumes ; 28 cm
Includes indexes.
[v.1]. 1901-1910 --

Greer County, OK birth and death records, 1912-1917

September 25, 2017
Garrison, Linda Norman, abstracter.
Lawton, OK : Southwest Oklahoma Genealogical Society, 2015.
144 pages ; 28 cm
Includes index.

Historical data concerning the early settlers of the southern half of Labette County, Kansas : reprint of the 1997 original

September 25, 2017
Peters, Norman R.
Baltimore, MD : Otter Bay Books, 2017, 1997.
620 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, maps, portraits ; 28 cm
Includes indexes.

Cemeteries of Monroe County, Arkansas

September 22, 2017
Turner, Floyd L.
245 pages ; 28 cm
Given by Edward and Billie Madeley, 1999.

Comanche County, OK marriage records, Feb. 1906-Dec. 1914

September 22, 2017
Garrison, Linda Norman.
Lawton, Okla. : Southwest Oklahoma Genealogical Society, 2015-
299 pages ; 28 cm
Includes indexes.

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