New Arrivals · Genealogy

May 23, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Virginia migrations, Hanover county 1723-1871 : Wills deeds, depositions, invoices, letters and other documents of historical and genealogical interest

May 22, 2019
Glazebrook, Eugenia G.
Greenville, South Carolina : Southern Historical Press, [2019]
1 volume (various pagings) : maps ; 23 cm
Reproduced from typewritten copy. Two volumes in one.
v. 1. 1723-1850-v. 2. 1743-1871.

Cattaraugus County, New York, surrogate court abstracts : guardianship edition

May 22, 2019
Stahley, Susan E.
Westminster, Md. : Heritage Books, ©2008.
ix, 405 pages ; 22 cm
Includes index.
Abstracted information from the first seventy-eight boxes in the Cattaraugus County Surrogate Court, containing guardianship records from the early 1800s to the 1920s ; each entry (arranged alphabetically by surname) includes name; date of birth; parents', siblings', and other relatives' names; notes; and box number.

The surnames of North West Ireland : concise histories of the major surnames of Gaelic and planter origin

May 22, 2019
Mitchell, Brian, 1957-
Baltimore, Md. : Clearfield, ©2010.
xii, 326 ; 23 cm
The dynamic history of North West Ireland can be seen in the richness and variety of it surnames. Mitchell has attempted to compile concise but informative histories of those surnames which are most closely associated, through numerical strength or uniqueness, with North West Ireland.

Davis families of Montgomery County, Md. : and including references to numerous other allied Maryland families of Montgomery and Frederick counties

May 17, 2019
Hurley, W. N. (William Neal), 1924-
Bowie, Md. : Heritage Books, 2001.
xi, 306 pages ; 21 cm.
Machine generated contents note: Introduction v -- Chapter 1 The Early Arrivals 1 -- Chapter 2 Thomas Davis 1613-1683 37 -- Chapter 3 Richard Davis 1697-1743 63 -- Chapter 4 Thomas Davis, Jr. 1703-1749 69 -- Chapter 5 Griffith Davis 1676 81 -- Chapter 6 Clementius Davis 1676- 89 -- Chapter 7 Joshua Davis 1803- 93 -- Chapter 8 Zachariah Joseph Davis 1819-1885 103 -- Chapter 9 Davis Families of Montgomery County 111 -- Chapter 10 George Davis 1775-1850 157 -- Chapter 11 Laura Helen Davis 1874-1942 185 -- Chapter 12 Davis Families of Frederick County 193 -- Chapter 13 Davis Families of Prince George's Co. 213 -- Chapter 14 Those Other Davis Families 217 -- Chapter 15 Miscellaneous Davis Family Members 227.

Emigration from the United Kingdom to America : lists of passengers arriving at U.S. ports

May 15, 2019
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2006-<2011>
volumes <1-4, 11-16> ; 24 cm
v.1. January 1870-June 1870 -- v.2. July 1870-December 1870 -- v.3. January 1871-June 1871 -- v.4. July 1871-April 1872 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- v.11. July 1875-February 1877 -- v.12. March 1877-May 1878 -- v.13. June 1878-May 1879 -- v.14. June 1879-December 1879 -- v.15. January 1880-June 1880 -- v. 16. June 1880-December 1880.
This new series, Emigration from the United Kingdom to America, which covers the years between 1870 and 1897, will give both the historian and genealogist a database of English, Welsh, Scotch, and Irish immigrants who arrived at the Port of New York in the last quarter of the nineteenth century. The passenger lists reproduced in this volume are arranged in chronological order by date of arrival with records of passengers from Great Britain and Ireland who disembarked at New York published in their entirety. The database was created from the original U.S. ship manifest collection in the National Archives. Ship manifests were filed by all vessels that entered a U.S. port in accordance with a Congressional Act of 1819. Information includes the first and last name of each passenger, age, gender, occupation, nationality, residence, and putative destination along with the name of the ship, the port of embarkation, and the date of arrival in the U.S. port.

You've got DNA matches, now what? : a guide to connecting your DNA matches to your direct line without ever leaving your home

May 15, 2019
Sauls, J. author.
[United States?] : [place of publication not identified] [2019]
67 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Introduction -- My journey -- Results are in! -- You've got cousins -- Rule #1 never rule out anything -- Still searching, but it's a lot more fun now -- First things first -- Chart, chart, chart & merge -- Are you related to the "Browns" in the next county? -- Add, add, add -- About dates of birth and them old ancestors -- My ancestor would never! -- Read wills -- Big puzzle -- Extra, extra, see all the coding! -- Conclusion -- shortcuts.
"You've got DNA matches, now what? is a gift to the millions of people who have taken a DNA test and have no idea what to do when they look at the list of DNA matches that pop up on their computer screen when the results come in. J. Sauls takes the mystery out [of] how to connect all the new dots of your family tree and gently walks you through the overwhelming task, using her natural gift of storytelling"--Back cover.

Family history & genealogy : easy steps to research and build your family tree

May 15, 2019
Swanson, Wendy W., author.
i, 158 pages : illustrations, genealogical tables ; 22 cm
Getting organized: keep it simple-- Let's meet your family -- Validating your family's memories -- A guide to digitally photographing and scanning documents, photos and keepsakes -- Names change and boundaries move -- Add the basics to your tree -- Which branch to follow first -- Quick ways to locate public documents about your family -- Making the most of message boards and mailing lists -- Become an internet cemetery crawler -- Easy and effective ways to use search engines -- Get help from historical societies and other archival sources -- Forming a community garden "Wendy's We-Search" -- Publish and share your work -- What's in a name -- Helpful internet sites.
"This is your guide to genealogy research. How did your ancestors arrive in America; by land migration or across the sea? This book guides you through easy to follow instructions to discover your roots and avoid the pitfalls and dead ends that frustrate and halt even experienced genealogists"--Back cover.

Rowan Memorial Home Cemetery, Monroe County, West Virginia

May 15, 2019
Harper, Cynthia, author.
Morgantown, WV : Harpers Global LLC, [2019]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm
"This book is the most complete list of burials for the Andrew S. Rowan Memorial Cemetery in Sweet Springs, Monroe County, West Virginia between 1945 and 1966. Prior to the opening of the Andrew S. Rowan Memorial Home, this cemetery was referred to as the 'Rowan Graveyard.' The Rowan Graveyard had two known burials documented in 1927. This book includes the two burials documented in 1927 and burials from the years of 1945 through 1966. In 1941, the state of West Virginia purchased the property formerly known as 'Sweet Springs Resort' or 'Old Sweet' and converted it into a hospital for tuberculosis patients. During this time, it was known as Sweet Springs Sanitarium. In 1945, an act of West Virginia Legislature established the facility as a home for the aged and infirm. The facility was renamed the Andrew S. Rowan Memorial Home"--Back cover.

Jacob Keebler family : from Germany to America and allied families

May 14, 2019
Sparks, Jann, author.
898 pages ; 29 cm
Keebler elves -- Keebler coat of arms -- My ethnicity estimate (DNA) -- First generation -- Immigrant ancestor -- Second generation -- Third generation -- Fourth generation -- Fifth generation -- Sixth generation -- Seventh generation -- Eighth generation -- Ninth generation -- Jacob Keebler emigration record -- Jacob Keebler family register -- Allied families.

Allen-Lewis and Davison-Ridgeway families : migrations to Missouri

May 14, 2019
Pippenger, Wesley E., 1956- author.
xiv, 246 pages : illustrations, maps, genealogical tables ; 28 cm
"P5881"--Back cover.
Allen family. Samuel Allen ; Will and last testament of Samuel Allin ; Complexity of researching early Tennessee lands ; Samuel Gillion Allen ; Mary Ann (Hicks) Allen's memorandum book -- Hicks family. Samuel Robinson Hicks ; John W. Hicks ; Hicks Bible insert ; Hicks family record ; Hicks Bible -- Allen family (continued). Robert Edward Allen ; Samuel Wayne Allen ; William Elmer Allen ; Samuel Francis "Frank" Allen ; Homer Johnson Allen -- Lewis family. Lewis family lineage ; John Lewis ; David Lewis ; Isaiah Lewis, Sr. ; Paul Lewis ; Philip Lewis ; Isaiah Lewis, Jr. ; William Martin Lewis ; James Lewis, Declaration ; Joab Lewis -- Adair family. William Adair ; Watson M. Adair -- Sweazea family. Richard G. Sweazea -- Bigger family. Bickers family ; William Bigger ; John Bigger ; William [C.] Bigger, Jr. -- Davison family. Robert Davison ; James Hamilton Davison ; James Davison ; John Davison ; Philip Davison ; Henry W. Davison ; Elizabeth Davison Fitzwater ; James Davison ; Robert Davison ; George W. Davison ; Davison Bible record ; Ida Elizabeth Davison King ; Henry Augustus Davison ; Lee Albert Davison ; Thomas Coie Davison ; Henry Orville Davison ; Charles Condus Davison ; Hallie May Davison Parker ; Alvin Earl Davison ; William Roy Davison ; Effie Fern Davison Thornhill ; Robert Jewell Davison ; Chester Leland Davison ; "Twenty questions" ; William Davison ; Samuel Davison ; John Davison ; John Henry Davison ; Robert Erastus Davison ; William Davison -- Ridgeway family. Ridgeway family lineage ; Philip Ridgeway ; Ausburn Ridgeway ; Samuel Ridgeway ; John Page Ridgeway ; Elizabeth Ridgeway Bennett ; Jennettie A. Ridgeway Tiller -- Davison family (continued). Janice Louise Davison Giese -- Giese family. Zora Eileene Davison Pippenger ; Rachel Pippenger Lucas.
"This detailed family history is the result of the author's search for information about the ancestors of his mother, Zora 'Eileene' Davison Pippenger, through her mother, Velma Pearl Allen (1902-1990), and her father, Chester Leland Davison (1901-1991)... The author has provided a wealth of genealogical information as well as varying amounts of biographical information. Chapters are devoted to the following families: Allen, Hicks, Lewis, Adair, Sweazea, Bigger, Davison, and Ridgeway. Numerous photographs, facsimile reprints of original documents, a bibliography and an index to full-names, places and subjects add to the value of this work"--Back cover.

(Old) Rappahannock County, Virginia order book, 1689-1692 / Ruth and Sam Sparacio.

May 14, 2019
Sparacio, Ruth, compiler.
Berwyn Heights Md. : Heritage Books, 2018.
114 pages ; 28 cm
Originally printed by the Antient Press (McLean, Va. Antient Press, 1990).
"S9917"--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 records of legal disputes, bastardy cases, indentured servant cases, and much more. This volume contains records from (Old) Rappahannock county order book, 1689-1692, beginning on page 149 through page 254, for courts held 1 January 1689 through 6 April 1692. The last record is from Richmond County, Virginia, order book no. 1, 1692-1694, for 5 May 1694. An every-name and subject index adds to the value of this work"--Back cover.

(Old) Rappahannock County, Virginia will book 1682 -1687 / Ruth and Sam Sparacio.

May 14, 2019
Sparacio, Ruth, compiler.
Berwyn Heights, Md. : Heritage Books, 2018.
96 pages ; 28 cm
Previously published: Springfield, Va. : Antient Press, 1990.
"S9918"--Back cover.
"This volume contains records from (Old) Rappahannock County will book 2, 1682-1687, beginning on page 1 through page 118, for wills and settlements of estates recorded 28 January 1682 through 14 March 1868/7. In addition to the full name of the deceased, these records offer a rich source of names, which may include spouse, children, relatives, witnesses and/or others. Estate inventories provide a fascinating look at possessions during this time period. An every-name index adds to the value of this work"--Back cover.

Researching Scots-Irish ancestors : the essential genealogical guide to early modern Ulster, 1600-1800

May 13, 2019
Roulston, William J., author.
Belfast : Ulster Historical Foundation, 2018.
xxxiii, 606 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Some title pages may have title "Researching Ulster Ancestors."
One of the greatest frustrations for generations of genealogical researchers has been that reliable guidance on sources for perhaps the most critical period in the establishment of their family's links with Ulster, the period up to 1800, has proved to be so elusive. Not any more. This book can claim to be the first comprehensive guide for family historians searching for ancestors in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Ulster. Whether their ancestors are of English, Scottish or Gaelic Irish origin, it will be of enormous value to anyone wishing to conduct research in Ulster prior to 1800. A comprehensive range of sources from the period 1600-1800 are identified and explained in very clear terms. Information on the whereabouts of these records and how they may be accessed is also provided. Equally important, there is guidance on how effectively they might be used. The appendices to the book include a full listing of pre-1800 church records for Ulster; a detailed description of nearly 250 collections of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century estate papers; and a summary breakdown of the sources available from this period for each parish in Ulster.

Digging up dirt : the Gold Hill Cemetery, Gold Hill, Colorado

May 13, 2019
Courtney, Chel, author, complier.
310 pages : illustrations, map ; 28 cm
Place of publication supplied by cataloger.
Gold Hill Cemetery is located in Gold Hill in Boulder County, Colorado. It was established in the mid-1800s. This book details information about those who were interred in Gold Hill Cemetery and includes biographical information gleaned from original sources. Also includes some images of headstones.

King George County, Virginia, deed book abstracts, 1773-1783

May 13, 2019
Sparacio, Ruth, compiler.
[Springfield, Va.] : Heritage Books, 2019.
114 pages ; 28 cm.
Previously published: McLean, Va. : Antient Press, ©1994.
"S9823"--Back cover.

Jackson County, Georgia Inferior Court minutes

May 13, 2019
Ports, Michael A. (Writer on genealogy), transcriber.
Greenville, South Carolina : Southern Historical Press, 2019-
volumes ; 23 cm
Includes index.
volume 1. 1796-0802 --
"The Inferior Court, made up of five elected justices of the peace for the county, tried any civil case, except those involving title to land. The Inferior Court had jurisdiction over all county business matters, such as care for the poor, building and maintaining the courthouse and jail, building and maintaining public roads, bridges, and ferries, issuing licenses to sell liquor, appointing constables and other local officials, nominating justices of the peace, performing naturalizations, appointing guardians, authorizing apprenticeships and indentures, and administering county funds. The transcription is taken from the microfilm made at the courthouse in Jefferson on April 16, 1963 by the Genealogical Society of Salt Lake City, Utah and is available at the Georgia Archives in Morrow, Georgia and the Family History Library"--page 1.

The Farrells of Donegal : and associated families

May 10, 2019
Hanna, Sam, author.
Bloomington, IN : Westbow Press, a division of Thomas Nelson & Zondervan, 2018.
xxx, 535 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Origins of the Uí Fhearghail/(O) Farrells -- Farrells within the historical context of the plantation in West Ulster from c. 1610 -- Farrells of northwest Ulster 1601-54 -- Farrells of Tirhugh Barony and Northwest Ulster, 1655-1700 -- Linking seventeenth century Farrell's with their evolving dynsties and branches -- The original dynasty -- The Rossnowlagh Dynasty 1801-1900 -- The Rossnowlagh Dynasty 1901-2018 -- The Ballybulgan Dynasty -- The Ballintra Dynasty -- The Ballydermot Dynasty -- The Leganornoge Dynasty -- The Virginia Dynasty -- Summary.
"Sam Hanna's book on the (O) Farrells/Ferrells spans an incredible 1,400 years, set in the context of the political, social and economic landscape of Ireland. The main focus of the book is on the Farrells in the post-Plantation period, in particular in the barony of Tirhugh in southeast Donegal. The book is more than a history of one family. In a lucid and flowing style, Sam Hana charts the social and political history of west Ulster. He has employed the traditional tools of the genealogist and historian--wills, maps, leases, army lists, hearth money rolls, and church records. His use of DNA evidence has opened up challenging avenues for genealogists across the globe, thus creating an international dimension"--Back cover.

Davidson County, Tennessee Deed Book Z : personal property deeds, September 5, 1835-January 2, 1838

May 10, 2019
Smith, Mary Sue.
Westminster, Md. : Heritage Books, 2004.
293 pages ; 21 cm
Includes index.

Davidson County, Tennessee, deed book "P" : personal property deeds, 15 November 1821-13 February 1829

May 10, 2019
Smith, Mary Sue, author.
173 pages ; 22 cm
Includes indexes.

Abstracts of the land records of Westchester County, New York 1774-1801 : including tax lists for 1779

May 10, 2019
Burns, Brendon S. author, transcriber.
Arlington, Virginia : [Brendon S. Burns], [2019]
798 pages ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"Spanning Westchester Co, NY deeds liber I-M (1774-1801), Westchester Co, NY mortgages liber C (1774-1787) and the March 1779 tax lists for Westchester County."

Roots in America : Millers, Claypools, Grants and Swiggetts from settlement to the Midwest

May 9, 2019
Miller, Abigail, 1950- author.
Amherst, Massachusetts : Genealogy House Publishers, 2018.
xi, 403 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Settling the colonies -- Settling the Old Northwest -- Establishing family in Muncie: the twentieth century -- The Millers: Abijah Miller and his descendants -- The Claypools: Abraham Claypool and his descendants -- The Grants: Innes and Colquhoun Grant and their descendants -- The Swiggetts: Aaron Swiggett and his descendants.
"Roots in America: Millers, Claypools, Grants and Swiggetts from Settlement to the Midwest is a two-part book. Part 1 describes narratively the journey of these four branches of the author's family, placing them in historical context, while also noting their largely British origins. From Mayflower passengers to nineteenth-century Scottish immigrants, this story of her father's ancestors represents that of a broad group of settlers and pioneers who were not famous or remarkable, except as we are all remarkable and unique, but who helped lay the foundations of this country. In addition to their historical context, the author includes stories and anecdotes, though noting that her father's reserve, his lack of siblings, and the relatively early death of his parents prevented the kind of family story-telling that large gatherings likely would have produced. Part 2 contains formal genealogies for four families, those of Abijah Miller, of New York State; Abraham Claypool, of Ohio, descended from James Claypool, son of either James Claypool of Philadelphia or Norton Claypool of Delaware; Colquhoun and Innes Grant, sons of Peter Grant of Stirling, Scotland; and Levin Swiggett, of Seaford, Delaware. Although heavy on citations, the author recognizes there are weaknesses in the genealogies, but was concerned to preserve, and in a few cases, extend, the family history preserved and increased by her father and his parents before him"-- Provided by publisher.

Trigg County, Kentucky marriage records

May 8, 2019
Willis, Laura, transcriber and compiler.
Mayfield, Ky. : Willis Printing Co., 2013-
volumes ; 29 cm
Each volume includes groom and bride indexes.
v. 2. 1871-1914 -- v. 3. 1914-1924 -- v. 4. 1924-1934.

A guide to Chicago and Midwestern Polish-American genealogy

May 8, 2019
Kruski, Jason, author.
viii, 133 pages ; 22 cm
The first steps -- U.S. census records -- U.S. vital records -- Naturalizations records -- U.S. military records -- Cemeteries, burials, funerals, and related death records -- Chicago and Midwestern records and resources -- Miscellaneous records -- Determining the Polish village of origin -- Polish language and genealogy -- Polish church and vital records -- Polish research and beyond -- DNA and genetic genealogy -- Living relatives -- Research tips -- Appendices : Appendix A: Websites of interest to Chicago Polish -- Appendix B: Tips for searching internet databases -- Appendix C: Locations of interest to Chicago research -- Appendix D: Recommended readings -- Appendix E: My genealogy -- Appendix F: Bibliography and note on sources.
"Chicago has been the historic stronghold of Polish-Americans. Poles came to Chicago for the opportunities it offered, and then scattered across the Midwest and the United States. Millions of Americans today can trace some line of ancestry back to the Polish population of Chicago and greater Cook County... This book focuses on the years 1860 to 1945, and the target ancestry group is Polish Catholics.... To make this book practical, its focus is on Poland as defined by its boundaries today, not five hundred years ago..." This Second Edition includes Appendices some of which cover DNA and genetic genealogy, websites of interest, and recommended readings.

Historic German newspapers online

May 8, 2019
329 pages ; 23 cm

Seven hundred years of the Beville family

May 7, 2019
Lichliter, Assélia Strobhar.
Bowie, Md. : Heritage Books, 1999.
1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Includes indexes.
Essex Beville was born in Huntingdonshire, England. His parents were John Beville and Mary Clement. He had emigrated by 1663 and was living in Henrico County, Virginia. He married Amy Butler and they had five children. Ancestry in England is traced to William de Beville prior to 1066. Descendants in the United States lived mainly in Virginia.

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