New Arrivals · Genealogy

March 12, 2020
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Cemeteries of Mann Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania

March 11, 2020
Miller, Michelle L., author.
222 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Bennett Cemetery -- Bethel Christian Cemetery -- Conrad Farm Cemetery -- Fairview Cemetery -- Greenfield Cemetery -- Johnson Cemetery -- Lashley Cemetery -- Mueller/Miller Graveyard -- Morse Farm Cemetery -- Perrin Cemetery -- Purcell Field Cemetery -- Index.
"Mann Township, established in 1876 from Southampton Township, which now borders it to the West, is home to Artemas, Inglesmith, Purcell, Silver Mills, the Buchanan State Forest, and Pennsylvania State Game Lands. It covers just over 35 square miles and is also bordered by Monroe Township on the North; Fulton County, Pennsylvania on the East; and Allegany County, Maryland to the South. Mann is located in the southeastern most corner of Bedford County. Stroll through Bennett, Bethel Christian, Conrad Farm, Fairview, Gideon Smith Farm, Greenfield, Johnson, Lashley, Mueller/Miller, Morse Farm, Perrin, and Purcell Field Cemeteries and remember those who came before us and the Veterans who we honor for their courage and patriotism"--Adapted from back cover.

Revolutionary war patriots of Wythe County, Virginia, and their local burial places

March 9, 2020
Kegley, Mary B.
Wytheville, Va. : Kegley Books, 2016.
50 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

The lost family : how DNA testing is upending who we are

March 6, 2020
Copeland, Libby, author.
New York : Abrams, 2020.
294 pages illustrations ; 24 cm
"You swab your cheek or spit in a vial, then send it away to a lab somewhere. Weeks later you get a report that might tell you where your ancestors came from or if you carry certain genetic risks. Or the report could reveal long-buried family secrets and upend your entire sense of identity. Soon a lark becomes an obsession, a relentless drive to find answers to questions at the core of your being, like zWho am I?y and zWhere did I come from?y Welcome to the age of home genetic testing. In The Lost Family, journalist Libby Copeland investigates what happens when we embark on a vast social experiment with little understanding of the ramifications. She explores the culture of genealogy buffs, the science of DNA, and the business of companies like Ancestry and 23andMe, all while tracing the story of one woman, her unusual results, and a relentless methodical drive for answers that becomes a thoroughly modern genetic detective story. Gripping and masterfully told, The Lost Family is a spectacular book on a big, timely subject" --

Some slaves of Prince William County, Virginia : partial will books 1734-1872

March 5, 2020
Barlau, Sandra, compiler.
x, 216 pages ; 22 cm.
Includes index.
"Will Books are a good source in the search for slaves only if the owner named the slave(s). Many times a will lists property without specifying if it includes slaves. For example: “I will and bequeath to my (wife, son, daughter, etc.) all my estate both real and personal of every sort;” or, “...the property I have already given to my (wife, son, daughter, etc.)...” The documents often do not include the slave’s name, sometimes only girl, runaway, boy, etc. Each chapter in this work contains information gleaned from one Will Book. The documents include Administrator’s Estate, Executor and Guardian Accounts, Wills, and, Inventory and Appraisals. Each entry gives the name of the slave owner, page number, date, and type of document followed by a list of slaves. The new owner is listed if known. Surnames of the owner’s children are indexed only if noted in the document. The slaves who were emancipated, freed or manumitted are listed in the index under Emancipated. A full-name index adds to the value of this work."

Tracing your ancestors in lunatic asylums : a guide for family historians

February 26, 2020
Higgs, Michelle, author.
South Yorkshire : Pen & Sword Family History, 2019.
x, 196 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm.
"How can you trace forebears who were patients in lunatic asylums and find out about their lives? What sources can you consult to discover their personal histories and gain an insight into their experiences? In this concise, accessible handbook, Michelle Higgs answers these questions. She provides a fascinating introduction to the subject and gives readers the means to explore the records for themselves. She concentrates on the period from the eighteenth century through to 1948 when the National Health Service was founded and looks in particular at the Victorian era which is the most popular period for research. Using original records, contemporary accounts, photographs, illustrations and case studies of real individuals, she brings the story of the asylums and their patients to life. Different types of institution are described such as private madhouses, county lunatic asylums, facilities for idiots and imbeciles, and military mental hospitals. Chapters look at the admission procedures and daily routine of patients, plus different kinds of mental illness and how they were treated – for instance, those with depression or mania, criminal lunatics, mothers with puerperal insanity, epileptics and soldiers suffering from shell shock. There are sections on the systems in Scotland and Ireland, as well as England and Wales. Information is provided on all the relevant sources, from wills and the census to casebooks and admission and discharge registers."--Back cover.

Abstracts of Lower Norfolk County, Virginia wills and Deeds Book E, 1666-1675

February 26, 2020
Schoettle, Michael, transcriber.
448 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
"Transcribed from Lower Norfolk County Microfilm Reel Number 45 from The Library of Virginia."--Introduction.
A thoroughly indexed book that abstracts and transcribes the complete Deed Book E along with the court records in the book for the same time frame. These abstracts include wills, deeds, power of attorneys, stock marks, estate appraisements, estate inventories, court proceedings, etc.

Abstracts of court orders of Wythe County, Virginia

February 24, 2020
Kegley, Mary B.
Wytheville, Va. : Kegley Books, 1996-2000.
5 v. ; 28 cm.
Volume 6. 1860-1865 compiled by Janie Z. Dillon and Mary B. Kegley.
Includes indexes.
[v. 1] 1790-1791 ; 1795-1810 -- v. 2. 1811-1820 -- v. 3. 1821-1830 -- v. 4. 1831-1840 -- v. 5. 1841-1850 -- v. 6. 1860-1865.

How to trace your Irish ancestors

February 20, 2020
Maxwell, Ian (Social historian), author.
London : Robinson, 2019.
228 pages ; 20 cm.
First published in Great Britian.
In the past, accessing key Irish records necessitated travelling to archives, libraries and heritage centres across the country and searching through often complex historical collections. Now, researchers have many of these records at their fingertips. The 1901 and 1911 Irish censuses have been made available online for the first time, along with millions of historic Irish births, deaths and marriage records. These developments have changed the way family historian carry out research. Ian Maxwell explains not only how to get the most of online resources, but also how to make good use out of church records, school records, school registers, workhouse collections and a wealth of other material that can be found in Irish archival institutions.

Lake View Cemetery burial records, 1796-1988 : Skaneateles, Onondaga County, New York / compiled by Karen Richards Anklin ; assisted by Barbara Bendall Spain.

February 10, 2020
Anklin, Karen Richards.
[Skaneateles, N.Y.] : K.R. Anklin, c1989.
iii, 325 p., [1] leaf of plates (folded) : map ; 28 cm.
Includes index.

German immigrants in American church records

February 10, 2020
Rockport, Me. : Picton Press, c2005-
v. : ill. ; 24 cm.
v. 1. Indiana Protestant -- v. 2. Wisconsin Northwest Protestant -- v. 3. Wisconsin Northeast Protestant -- v. 4. Wisconsin Southwest -- v. 5. Wisconsin Southeast Protestant -- v. 6. Nebraska Protestant -- v. 7. Iowa West Protestant -- v. 8. Iowa Northeast Protestant -- v. 9. Iowa Southeast Protestant --v. 10. Illinois North Protestant -- v. 11. Illinois Cook County Protestant -- v. 12. Illinois Central Protestant -- v. 13. Illinois South Protestant -- v. 14. Illinois St. Clair County Protestant -- v. 15. Michigan Protestant (excluding Detroit) -- v. 16. Michigan Detroit part 1 -- v. 17. Michigan Detroit part 2 -- v. 18. Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota -- v. 19. Missouri (excluding St. Louis) -- v. 20 Missouri (St. Louis and City I) -- v. 21. Missouri (St. Louis II) -- v. 22. Missouri (St. Louis III) -- v. 23. Missouri (St. Louis IV) -- v. 24. (St. Louis V) -- v. 25. Missouri (St. Louis VI) -- v. 26. Northwest Ohio Protestant -- v. 27. Toledo, Ohio Protestant

Bible records from family files of York County Heritage Trust

February 7, 2020
South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society.
York, PA : The Society, 2007-
v. ; 28 cm.
Include surname indexes.

History of the First Presbyterian Church, Winchester, Ohio.

February 7, 2020
Southern Ohio Genealogical Society, editor.
Hillsboro, Ohio : The Southern Ohio Genealogical Society, [1998?]
12, 4 leaves ; 28 cm
Includes the full text of: History of the First Presbyterian Church of Winchester by Hester Short which was previously published in 1989.
Includes index and list of pastors.

McClure's coffin book, 1970-1888

February 7, 2020
McClure, W. F., author.
[United States] : [publisher not identified], [20uu]
76 pages : illustrations, map ; 28 cm
Includes account entries with payments made for coffins and undertaker services, with occasional transcribed death notice news clippings from The Highland Weekly News.
"Donated for publication by Jean Gall Wallis"--Cover.
"Includes entries found in Volume 2, 1870-1888, is believed to be entirely the work of Wilson McClure, after his father's death in November 1871. The book is of great value since many deaths, particularly of children, are recorded [elsewhere]. . .Often the decedent is not named and must be deduced from the relationship, census, marriage records, etc."--Page 6.

Anthony Coombs and Dorcas Woodin of Rochester, Massachusetts : their origins and descendants

February 4, 2020
Coombs, Whitney John, compiler.
1129 pages : color illustrations, map ; 29 cm

Tracing your Scottish ancestry through church and states records : a guide for family historians

February 3, 2020
Paton, Chris, 1970- author.
Barnsley, South Yorkshire : Pen & Sword Family History, 2019.
x, 162 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Creating family archives : a step-by-step guide to saving your memories for future generations

January 31, 2020
Note, Margot, author.
xiv, 170 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
"Not just a gift. It's history in the making. Family history is important. Photos, videos, aged documents, and cherished papers--these are the memories that you want to save. And they need a better home than a cardboard box. Creating Family Archives is a book written by an archivist for you, your family, and friends, taking you step-by-step through the process of arranging and preserving your own family archives. It's the first book of its kind offered to the public by the Society of American Archivists. Gathering up the boxes of photos and years of video is a big job. But this fascinating and instructional book will make it easier and, in the end, much better"-- Provided by publisher.

Hamilton County, Ohio Roman Catholic baptism records : 1860-1869

January 28, 2020
Herbert, Jeffrey G., compiler.
Cincinnati, Ohio : Hamilton County Genealogical Society, 2019.
2 volumes (iv, 851 pages) ; 28 cm
"The source of information for this index is baptismal registers which were kept by the individual parish churches, and are stored on microfiche at the Archives of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati" -- Introduction.

Passenger and immigration lists index. Supplement.

January 24, 2020
Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co.
v. ; 29 cm.
Original editor: P. William Filby.
"A guide to published records of more than 720,000 immigrants who came to the new world between the sixteenth and the mid-twentieth centuries" (varies) .

Selected real estate and personal property tax lists, 1863-1887.

January 13, 2020
[Hillsboro, Ohio?] : Southern Ohio Genealogical Society, [1988?]
ii, 86 pages ; 28 cm
Cover title.
"These records supplement the previously-published 'Personal property taxpayers of Highland County, Ohio 1826-1860' (McBride, 1980) and 'Records of the recorder's office of Highland County, Ohio 1805-1860' (McBride, 1969)"--Page i.

Every name index McBride's records of the recorder's office Highland County, Ohio (1805-1850)

January 13, 2020
Breakfield, Genevieve.
Hillsboro, Ohio : Southern Ohio Genealogical Society, 2001.
118 pages ; 28 cm
Southern Ohio Genealogical Society collection.

Healing the family heart holes : a genealogical quest to solve an illegal adoption mystery using DNA, old records, and Irish luck

January 13, 2020
Gerry, Robin.
copyright 2019
207 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"This book is the personal story of how one woman traced back her maternal family history to discover the true circumstances of her mother’s illegal ‘adoption’. Using DNA, genealogical research, the kindness of new found relatives and a willingness to keep cross referencing hundreds and hundreds of new family names and locations, the story unfolded within a historical context. It became a genealogical adventure with an honest to God princess, allegations of Islamic terrorism, an Irish bog man, movie stars, old kings of Ireland, as well as poor farmers, blacksmiths and saloon keepers. But primarily it was a story of discovering the power of raw endurance and survival in the face of overwhelming horror. And understanding the strength of carrying on after the trauma of oppression, famine, and war. It is the saga of intergenerational Irish and German immigration, family tragedy and triumph. The story reminds us of how understanding what happened within our own family history can have on healing our own hearts. It can be a beginners guide to start thinking about how to figure out your own family story."

Parish records of St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Hillsboro, Ohio

January 8, 2020
Hillsboro, Ohio : Southern Ohio Genealogical Society, 2012.
1 volume (unpaged) ; 28 cm
Index to record books -- Baptisms, 1854-July 2011 -- Burials/deaths, 1854-2011 -- Confirmations, 1854-2011 -- Marriages, 1855-2009 -- Parishioners, 1853-June 11, 1887.

Peter Setty's journal of births, deaths, marriages ; Brush Creek Township, Highland County, Ohio 1841-1886 aka "The records of the dead"

January 8, 2020
Setty, Peter.
Hillsboro, Ohio : Southern Ohio Genealogical Society, 2017.
45 pages : illustrations 28 cm

The Family Tree Scandinavian genealogy guide : how to trace your ancestors in Denmark, Sweden, and Norway

January 7, 2020
Fryxell, David A., 1956- author.
255 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Part 1. Linking your family tree to Scandinavia. Your Scandinavian heritage -- Jump-starting your Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian research -- Identifying your immigrant ancestor -- Part 2. Getting to know the old country. The history of Denmark -- The history of Sweden -- The history of Norway -- Part 3. Tracing your family in Scandinavia. Understanding Scandinavian geography -- Scandinavian languages and names -- Church vital records -- Other church records -- Censuses and household examinations -- Probate, estates, and land records -- Military records -- Other records -- Part 4. Advanced sources and strategies. Putting it all together -- What to do when you get stuck.
"If trying to trace your Scandinavian ancestors makes you exclaim, "Uff da!" you've come to the right place. Scandinavian genealogy expert David A. Fryxell will take you step-by-step through the exciting, and challenging journey of discovering your Danish, Swedish, or Norwegian roots. You'll learn how to find your family's town of origin, locate key genealogical resources, decipher foreign-language records, and untangle the region's complicated history. The book also includes language guides, sample records, and resource lists to aid your research."-- Provided by publisher

Buford Cemetery : Clay Township, Highland County, Ohio : located on State route 134, just south of Buford, Ohio.

January 7, 2020
Hillsboro, Ohio : Southern Ohio Genealogical Society, 2000.
80 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Includes index.
'Additions' bound in.

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