New Arrivals · Genealogy

July 17, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Polish pioneers in Illinois,1818-1850

July 10, 2018
Lodesky, James D.
[Bloomington, IN] : Xlibris Corp., ©2010.
405 pages : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Zabriskie -- Sandusky and Baum -- Adams County -- Alexander County -- Boone County -- Chicago -- DeKalb County -- Effingham and Shelby Counties -- Fayette County -- Greene and Jersey Counties -- Hancock County -- Julian Hulanicki -- Jackson County -- Thomas Jaworski -- Jo Daviess County -- Lake County -- LaSalle County -- Lee County -- Logan County -- Madison County -- Marion County -- Monroe County -- Morgan County -- Montgomery County -- Randolph County -- Sangamon County -- St. Clair County -- Tazewell and Peoria -- Wabash County -- Will County -- Winnebago County -- Wlodecki -- Woodford County.

Scots in Jamaica, 1655-1855

July 10, 2018
Dobson, David, 1940-
Baltimore, Md. : Clearfield Co., ©2011.
ix, 166 pages : maps ; 22 cm

Scots in southern Europe, 1600-1900

July 10, 2018
Dobson, David, 1940-
Baltimore, Md. : Printed for Clearfield Company by Genealogical Pub. Co., ©2013.
iv, 148 pages : map ; 22 cm
"This book identifies many Scots found in Spain, Portugal, Italy, Madeira, Malta, Gibraltar, the Balearic Islands, the Azores and the Canary Islands."--Page [v-vi].

Mastering online genealogy

July 6, 2018
Quillen, W. Daniel, author.
[Cold Spring Harbor, New York] : Cold Spring Press, [2016]
143 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Includes index.
Introduction -- The essentials -- What computer shall I use? -- Searching -- Free services -- Subscription services -- Government records -- Genealogy software reviews -- Glossary.
"The revised fifth edition of Mastering Online Genealogy covers the use of computers and the Internet to successfully do your own genealogical research. Quillen shows readers how to use the Internet as an effective genealogical research tool ..."--Page 4 of cover.

Tracing your Georgian ancestors 1714-1837 : a guide for family historians

June 21, 2018
Wintrip, John, author.
x, 212 pages : illustrations, map, portraits ; 24 cm
Introduction -- 1. Aspects of genealogical research in Georgian England -- 2. Government -- 3. Parishes -- 4. Higher ecclesiastical jurisdictions -- 5. Religious dissent -- 6. Education and employment -- 7. War and peace -- 8. Social status and prosperity -- 9. Poverty -- 10. Land and property -- 11. Law and order -- 12. Migration -- 13. Research methods.

Maryland regulars in the War of 1812

June 12, 2018
Johnson, Eric E. (Eric Eugene), 1949- author.
Berwyn Heights, Md. : Heritage Books, 2018.
xii, 428 pages ; 23 cm
"Copyright ©2018 War of 1812 Society in the State of Maryland"--Verso title page.
The regimental histories. 5th Regiment of U.S. Infantry ; 12th Regiment of U.S. Infantry ; 14th Regiment of U.S. Infantry ;36th Regiment of U.S. Infantry ; 38th Regiment of U.S. Infantry ; U.S. Sea Fencibles ; U.S. Volunteers ; 2nd Regiment of U.S. Artillery ; 5th Military District -- The Roster -- The Bibliography.
"The purpose of this book is to identify Maryland residents who served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812 and not to create a detailed service record for each individual man ... Overall, this book should be used to identify soldiers and to point out what records are available for each individual ... There are a total of 5,452 men listed in this book. Twenty-seven men have been identified as being African-Americans; 545 men became prisoners of war; and, 541 men died during the war either in battle, from wounds, from diseases, or from injuries."--Adapted from back cover.

Albemarle County, Virginia deed book abstracts

June 11, 2018
Sparacio, Ruth.
Millsboro, Delaware : Colonial Roots, 2016-
volumes ; 28 cm.
Originally printed: McLean, Virginia : The Antient Press, 1989-
Includes index.
1758-1761 -- 1761-1764 -- 1764-1768 --1768-1770 -- -- 1776-1778 -- 1778-1780 --1780-1783 -- -- 1787-1790 -- 1790-1791 -- 1791-1793 --

Albemarle County, Virgini deed and will abstracts

June 11, 2018
Sparacio, Ruth.
Millsboro, Delaware : Colonial Roots, 2016-
volumes ; 28 cm.
Running title varies: Albemarle County deeds & wills [date]; Albemarle County wills & deeds [date].
Includes index.
1748-1752 (Will and deed book 1) --

The Virdins of Delaware and related families

June 8, 2018
Virdin, Donald Odell.
Arlington, Va. : D.O. Virdin, 1976.
143 leaves ; 28 cm
"July 1976."
Hugh Virden was in Sussex Co., Delaware in 1718, and was probably an immigrant from England. He married Tabitha White about 1723 and died in 1773. Descendants lived chiefly in Delaware.

Delaware families : a collection of eleven representative family articles and nine allied families in three counties: Kent, New Castle and Sussex

June 8, 2018
Clark, Raymond B., 1927-
St. Michaels, Md. : [publisher not identified], ©1988.
vi, 46 pages ; 28 cm
"Allied families: Carter, Clifton, Graham, Gruwell, Jackson, MacDonald, Massey, Mundell, Van Bibber."

Delaware tombstone inscriptions : 700 Revolutionary soldiers in three counties ; 600 in small churches & family cemeteries, chiefly in Sussex County

June 8, 2018
Clark, Raymond B., 1927-
St. Michaels, Md. (P.O. Box 352, St. Michaels 21663) : R.B. Clark, ©1989.
ii, 40 pages ; 28 cm
Includes index.
"September 1989."

Jacob's well : a case for rethinking family history

June 7, 2018
Amato, Joseph Anthony.
St. Paul, MN : Minnesota Historical Society Press, ©2008.
xvi, 279 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Preface : family history, a way to know our selves and our times -- Introduction : putting on the coat of the past -- Rosalia, a misery as ancient as Sicily -- "Forty acres, and all mine" -- Banished from Acadia, exiled in Plymouth colony -- Up and down the hills of Maine, and off to Wisconsin -- Migrants west -- A memorable death, a common lot -- Jacob, the rise and fall of a plebian patriarch -- Cousins of the tongue -- Workers to the bone, east siders to the end -- Conclusion : the reason for, and the matter of, family history -- Appendix : Amato, Linsdeau, and associated families.
Through research, historical narratives, and storytelling, historian and author Joseph A. Amato demonstrates how Americans with mixed ancestry and common origins might produce truly extraordinary family histories as he follows his poor, obscure, and truly "mongrel" family through seven generations, revealing their place in the key events of America's past. Using powerful family traditions to clarify his personal connection to the larger stories of our nation, Amato advocates for the power of the history closest to hand in building personal identity and resisting mass culture.

Harford County, Maryland death certificates, 1898-1918 : an annotated index

June 7, 2018
Peden, Henry C., 1946-
Westminster, Md. : Heritage Books, ©2017.
361 pages ; 22 cm

1889 list of taxpayers of Frederick County, Maryland

June 7, 2018
Berwyn Heights, Md. : Heritage Books, 2017.
149 pages ; 28 cm
Includes index.

A cooperative method of learning logic and analysis in genealogy : the power of truth, evidence, and analytical thinking

June 7, 2018
Litchman, William M.
Berwyn Heights, Md. : Heritage Books, 2017.
viii, 129 pages : map ; 28 cm
Logic, analysis, and rational thinking in genealogical research -- Learning observation, analysis, and logic -- Case of the missing grandma -- Using passenger lists to find a maiden name -- Birth family of Amelia (Alpiger) Lentz -- Widows, stepkin and support networks -- Census consensus, 1840, Warren County, Missouri -- Leap of faith: the Dunlap-Pattison family of Maghera -- Scattered pieces: assembling a family from scanty records -- Using cluster methodology to backtrack an ancestor -- Explaining the sudden disappearance of Mitch Evins -- Descendants of Job Timberley and Rachel Melbourne -- Shaving with Occam's razor.

Genealogy research 2017 edition : how to organize the notes, papers, documents, emails, scans, computer files, and photographs for family research

June 7, 2018
Kalten, D. M., (author)
x, 95 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Dedication -- Introduction -- Chapter 1, Simply put -- Chapter 2, Simple tools needed -- Chapter 3, Where to begin with papers -- Chapter 4, Organizing the computer -- Chapter 5, What genealogy program -- Chapter 6, Entering manila folder holdings -- Chapter 7, Emails with information -- Chapter 8, Summaries: How to and why -- Chapter 9, Census and other visuals -- Chapter 10, Photographs -- Chapter 11, Down the road and optional -- Chapter 12, Chapter 12 -- Sources -- Oh My! -- Chapter 13, Closing notes -- A note from the author.
"Designed deliberately as an easy read, the pages in this book will help you get organized with all of your notes, papers, documents, family stories, photographs, computer files and other items that you have, plus as always happens, are still searching for. You have probably realized that all of your holdings have turned into a confusing mess. You will find options for some things and some advice on these pages. What can you do? The answers are within this book. Organization will help elminate errors and that organization may show you some missing facts."--Back cover.

Indian wars of the American South, 1610-1858 : a guide for genealogists & historians

June 7, 2018
Ports, Michael A. (Writer on genealogy), author.
397 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Part one: History of the Southern Indian Wars -- Part two: Records of the Southern Indian Wars.
"Indian Wars of the American South is a comprehensive introduction to the conflicts that ensued between Native Americans and their European encroachers from the earliest recorded skirmishes to the last battles only three years before the commencement of the American Civil War. Beginning with the Powhatan Wars of 1610-1646 and concluding with the Third Seminole War of 1855-1858, author Michael Ports has assembled all the pertinent facts related to the scores of battles or campaigns that arose as clashes of civilizations on our the advancing frontier." -- From publisher's description.

There is something about Edgefield : shining a light on the Black community through history, genealogy & genetic DNA

June 7, 2018
Bush, Edna Gail, author.
301, cccxxx pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm

Tracing your ancestors' lives : a guide to social history for family historians

June 7, 2018
Starmans, Barbara J., author.
vii, 204 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Introduction -- People, family and society -- Domestic affairs -- Birth, life and death -- Work, wages and economy -- Community, religion and government.

The family tree guide to DNA testing and genetic genealogy

June 6, 2018
Bettinger, Blaine T., author.
239 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 24 cm
Part one: Getting started -- Genetic genealogy basics -- Common misconceptions -- Ethics and genetic genealogy -- Part two: Selecting a test -- Mitochondrial-DNA (mtDNA) testing -- Y-chromosome (Y-DNA) testing -- Autosomal-DNA (atDNA) testing -- X-chromosomal (X-DNA) testing -- Part three: Analyzing and applying test results -- Third-party autosomal-DNA tools -- Ethnicity estimates -- Analyzing complex questions with DNA -- Genetic testing for adoptees -- The future of genetic genealogy.
A plain-English guide that explains the how and why of genealogy DNA testing. Bettinger gives you advice on choosing the right test to answer your specific genealogy questions, and helps you demystify and interpret the test results. He also discusses the ethics and future of genetic genealogy, and how adoptees can benefit from it.

Council minutes, 1656-1658

June 5, 2018
New Netherland. Council, issuing body.
xxii, 651 pages ; 24 cm.
Translated from the Dutch.
"This volume provides a translation of the proceedings of New Netherland's council minutes from 1656 to 1658. The translators attempt to remain true to the writing style in the council minutes. It will include a glossary of terms, a key to abbreviations, a detailed introduction, and an appendix containing information about weights and measures."--Provided by publisher.

Unofficial guide to : how to find your family history on the #1 genealogy website

June 1, 2018
Hendrickson, Nancy, 1947- author.
271 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Getting started with -- Learning the basics -- Using family trees -- Mastering search and the card catalog -- Making the most of census records and voter lists -- Delving into birth, marriage, and death records -- Working with military records -- Using immigration and travel records -- Digging into newspapers, publications, and maps -- Searching stories, memories, and pictures -- Making the most of schools, directories, and church histories -- Using the wills, probates, land, tax and criminal category -- Interpreting your DNA results -- Connecting with others -- Applying DNA to your research -- Collaborating with other users -- Branching out with and fold3.
Discover the secrets to success! This book will help you get the most out of your subscription by showing you how to take advantage of what the world's biggest genealogy website has to offer--and how to find answers to your family tree questions within its billions of records and massive network of family trees. This newly updated guide reflects the site's many changes, with screenshots that demonstrate how to create family trees, navigate the site, and use's search engines. A new section on Ancestry DNA will also help you dive deeper into your research, with detailed guides to interpreting test results and applying them to research. What you'll learn: Step-by-step strategies for structuring your searches to find what you're looking for faster; Details on each of's historical record categories, including what you can expect to find in them; Tips for creating and managing your family tree on, as well as connecting your tree to others on the site; Timesaving tricks to maximize your experience, including Hints (the "shaky leaf"), Ancestry DNA, and the mobile app. Whether you've just begun dabbling in family history or you're a longtime subscriber, this book will turn you into an power user!

Unofficial guide to : how to find your family history on the world's largest free genealogy website

May 29, 2018
McCullough, Dana, author.
239 pages : illustrations, charts ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Introduction -- Getting started -- The FamilySearch family tree -- Searching and browsing historical records -- Searching genealogies, the catalog, and books -- US census records -- US vital records -- US immigration and naturalization records -- US military records -- US probate and court records -- European records -- Global records -- More historical records -- Appendix A. The FamilySearch wiki -- Appendix B. FamilySearch indexing projects -- Appendix C. Research worksheets.
Discover your ancestry on, the world's largest free genealogy website. This in-depth user guide shows you how to find your family in the site's databases of more than 3.5 billion names and millions of digitized historical records spanning the globe. Learn how to maximize all of's research tools including hard-to-find features to extend your family tree in America and the old country.

Essex County, Virginia order book abstracts, 1716-1723. Volume 1: 1716-1718

May 24, 2018
Sparacio, Ruth, compiler.
141 pages ; 28 cm.
Includes index.
"This volume contains entries from Essex County order book 1716-1723, (Part I-1716-1718) from 19 March 1716 to 16 September 1718"--Back cover.
"County court order books contain records of all matters brought before the court while in session. The information contained in these records may not appear elsewhere. The order books typically provide a synopsis of court cases in a relatively organized format. Records you may find include appointments of local officials and militia officers, records of legal disputes, appointments of guardians for minors, apprenticeships of minors authorized by overseers of the poor, naturalizations, road orders, and the register of free Negroes"--Back cover.

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