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Updated 19 December 2014

 

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December 2014 Arrivals

 

In Search of Hamish McBagpipes: A Concise Guide to Scottish Genealogy. Douglas Bruce Goldie. How-to guide designed for people who want to learn more of their Scottish family history, but have been confused or intimidated by other instruction manuals.  (1992), 2014, 5½x8½, paper, 124 pp 9781556135972 101-G0597 - $18.00

 

History of the Town of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, to the year 1836: Comprising also a History of Lunenburg, from its first settlement to the year 1764. Rufus C. Torrey. Contains detailed physical descriptions of the area comprising Fitchburg and Lunenburg, Indians, early businesses, schools, wars, prominent citizens, church history and more. (1865, 1998), 2014, 5½x8½, paper, index, 134 pp  9780788409394 101-T0939 - $18.00

 

North Carolina Extant Voter Registrations of 1867. Frances Holloway Wynne. Alphabetical by county and township. (2001), 2014, 8½x11, paper, alphabetical, 280 pp 9781585496464 101-W0646 - $37.00

 

Der Praktische Deutsche. U. Jos. Beiley. This German textbook is “intended mainly as a guide to the spoken language.” The majority of this volume is printed in German; however, it opens with a preface written in English, and ends with a brief, alphabetically arranged German-to-English translation of frequently-used words. (1898), 2011, 5½x8½, paper, 254 pp 9780788452833 101-B5283 - $25.50

 

Clarke County, Virginia, Register of Births, 1853-1896. Marty Hiatt, CG.  2014, 5½x8½, paper, alphabetical, index, 280 pp 9780788455988 101-H5598 - $27.00

 

American Prisoners of War held in Montreal and Quebec during the War of 1812. Eric Eugene Johnson.  2015, 8½x11, paper, alphabetical, 210 pp 978078845599 last digit 101-J5599 - $28.50

 

A Universal Appearance of War: The Revolutionary War in Virginia, 1775-1781. Michael Cecere. This book chronicles the war in Virginia from start to finish (1775–81), shedding light, and recognition, on many overlooked Virginia engagements. The war started off modestly in Virginia, but it concluded with a dramatic flourish. 2014, 5½x8½, paper, index,  9780788455940 101-C5594 - $35.50

 

Bureau of Indian Affairs: Special Agent Horace B. Durant's 1907 Durant Roll Field Notes. Raymond C. Lantz. All the information contained in this book has been transcribed from hand written notes compiled by Special Indian Agent Horace B. Durant, who was assigned the task of taking the Census of August, 1, 1908 of the Ottawa and Chippewa Indian Tribes of Michigan. 2014, 5½x8½, paper, 600 pp 9780788455810 101-L5581 - $45.00

 

Probate Records, Sonoma County, California, Index for 1847 to 1959. Sonoma County Genealogical Society. Genealogical data gleaned from 28,765 records, alphabetically arranged, and presented in a convenient table format. Also provides data from adoption, conservatorship, establishing identity, homestead, incompetency, insanity, and other records. 2014, 8½x11, paper, 704 pp 9780788455926 101-S5592 - $78.00

 

Some Slaves of Fauquier County, Virginia, Volume IV. Sandra Barlau. This index makes it easier to research slave owners and makes it possible to follow some slaves from one owner to another. Having all the indexes in a single volume simplifies and defines which Will Books you need to explore. 2014, 5½x8½, paper, index, 136 pp 9780788455841 101-B5584 - $19.00

 

Some Slaves of Fauquier County, Virginia, Volume III. Sandra Barlau. This series is a MUST for researchers of slaves and/or owners of Fauquier County, Virginia. Entries list each slave owner, followed by the page number, date and type of document. The list of slaves follows and the new owner is listed if known. 2014, 5½x8½, paper, index, 168 pp 9780788455834 101-B5583 - $21.00

 

Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, Court Records, 1772 - 1799. Pauline J. Oesterlin. The book is divided into several sections (Individuals, Institutions and Other Assorted Records, and Warnings Out); within each, records have been abstracted in index form, alphabetically by plaintiff name.  (1996), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, alphabetical, index, 494 pp  9780788404498 101-O0449 - $44.50

 

The Buchanans of 1790. James Buchanan. This book shows the geographic distribution and movement of Buchanan families around the time of the first census of the United States in 1790. Vermont, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee Buchanans are covered. 2014, 5½x8½, paper, index, 122 pp 9780788455933 101-B5593 - $18.50

 

 

 

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November 2014 Arrivals

 

Conrad Weiser and the Indian Police of Colonial Pennsylvania. Joseph S. Walton. “The struggle between the two rival European nations for possession of the Ohio Valley was retarded by the attitude of the Six Nations, and Conrad Weiser proved himself to be a powerful factor in preserving this neutrality during a period of over thirty years.” (1900), 2014, 5½x8½, paper, index, 462 pp  9780788427954 101-W2795 - $37.00

 

Shenandoah County, Virginia: A Study of the 1860 Census, Volume 10. Marvin J. Vann. Data from the 1860 census is deciphered and presented here, including: number of people per family, their ages during the census, occupations held by family members, births, deaths, where buried, race, even histories of the land and area where they lived. Illustrated. 2014, 5½x8½, paper, index, 466 pp 9780788455896 101-V5589 - $37.50

 

Badens in America. Betty J. Carson. Entries vary greatly in length, but typically include (as available): names of parents, name of spouse(s), names of children, date of birth, date and place of marriage, place of residence, date of death and place of burial. A wealth of facsimile reprints of original documents enhance the text. 2014, 8½x11, paper, index, 234 pp 9780788455789 101-C5578 - $30.00

 

Past Times: Obituaries, Marriages and Other Selected Articles from the Maryville Times, Maryville, Tennessee, Volume IV, 1900-1905. Caleb G. Teffeteller. This volume contains obituary and marriage notices as well as other articles of interest such as weather events, social gatherings, family reunions and community happenings. 2014, 5½x8½, paper, index, 584 pp 9780788455858 101-T5585 - $44.00

 

Eastern European Historical Repositories. Dr. Charles Dickson. The listings in this book cover the following ethnic groups: Albanians, Armenians, Bulgarians, Croatians, Czechs, Estonians, Greeks, Hungarians, Latvians, Lithuanians, Poles, Romanians, Russians, Serbians, Slovaks, Slovenians, and Ukrainians. Listings describe holdings of ethnic related societies.   2014, 5½x8½, paper, 140 pp 9780788455827 101-D5582 - $19.50

 

Understanding Revolutionary War and Invalid Pension Ledgers 1818-1872, and Pension Payment Vouchers They Represent. Craig R. Scott, CG, FUGA. Advice on how to effectively and efficiently use pension ledgers; and, a finding aid to pension ledgers and pension vouchers that relate to Revolutionary War pensioners and some invalid pensioners of the War of 1812.   2014, 8½x11, paper, 78 pp 9780788455865 101-S5586 - $19.00

 

Davidson County, Tennessee, Deed Book H: 1809-1821. Mary Sue Smith. These Tennessee deed records are remarkably informative, often including full names, family relations, and information on slave transactions, such as the full names and even maiden names of buyers, sellers, former owners and inheritors. Many family migrations are noted. (2000), 2014, 5½x8½, paper, index, 170 pp  9780788414817 101-S1481 - $21.00

 

History and Genealogy of Fenwick’s Colony, New Jersey. Thomas Shourds. This volume contains the history of Fenwick's Colony and genealogies of the prominent families settled there.  (1876), 2011, 5½x8½, paper, 582 pp 9780788449864 101-S4986 - $44.00

 

Who Was Who in the Civil War: A comprehensive, illustrated biographical reference to more than 2,500 of the principal Union and Confederate participants in the War Between the States. Stewart Sifakis. This work concentrates on the characters’ actions during the Civil War, giving researchers the basic career data of the participants. (1988), 2014, 7x10, paper, alphabetical, index, 766 pp 9780788455445 101-S5544 - $63.00

 

The Story of the Stewarts. The Stewart Society. The first "authentic appearance of the Stewarts on the page of history is ... to be found in the person of Walter the son of Alan, who ... witnesses many charters, chiefly those of David I." David I named Walter as Stewart of Scotland (the first to hold that office) and he possessed much land as a result of this title. In 1157, King Malcolm IV made the office of Stewart of Scotland hereditary in Walter's family. He married Eschina. He died in 1177, leaving a son, Alan, and a daughter, Margaret. Charts provide the line of descent of Stewarts from Walter, "the union of the two senior direct male lines of the Stewarts in the person of King James VI and their extinction in his descendants", and the "connection between the dynasties, past and present, of Britain and other European countries, with the High Stewarts of Scotland". (1901, 1993), 2014, 5½x8½, paper, index, 198 pp 9781556138669 101-S0866 - $22.50

 

Commemorative Biographical Record of the Fox River Valley Counties of Brown, Outagamie and Winnebago, [Wisconsin]. J. H. Beers and Company. Most of the nearly 1,000 subjects were still alive at the time of the original publication, so the majority of the biographies focus on the mid to late 1800s. Many of the subjects are first or second generation immigrants, and usually the sketches include the country of origin, the names of parents and siblings, and the date and place of immigration. The subject's spouse and children are always recorded, and whenever possible a little biographical information about them is included as well. The heart of each sketch, however, is the recounting of the subject's path to prominence and distinction. (1895) reprint, 1239 pp., 2 vols., illus., index  9780788402470 101-B0247 - $92.00

 

Husbands and Wives Associated with Early Alexandria, Virginia (And the Surrounding Area), 3rd Edition, Revised. Wesley E. Pippenger. Records of marriages for persons who were at some time associated with Alexandria, Virginia, and in most cases, residents there. Information gleaned from over 100 sources. Dates generally range from 1770 to 1831. (2001), 2014, 6x9, paper, index, 210 pp 9781585491926 101-P0192 - $22.50

 

Ohio's Regulars in the War of 1812. Eric Eugene Johnson. This book identifies Ohio residents who served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; it does not to contain a detailed service record for each individual man. This book should be used to identify soldiers and to point out what records are available for each individual. 2014, 8½x11, paper, alphabetical, 188 pp 9780788455742 101-J5574 - $27.50

 

The First Rosalie of Philadelphia: Sequel to The Diary of Benjamin Reynolds. Rosalie Esmond Blizard. Here is a first-hand account of life in Philadelphia in the 1840s, as recorded in the diary of a prosperous citizen, Charles McKaraher. Charles wrote a personal diary from 1843 to 1845, which Ms. Blizard has transcribed verbatim. To give life to the diary entries, she skillfully added vignettes -- her descriptive interpretations of the world surrounding the McKarahers, their conversations and observations. 1994, 5½x8½, paper, 191 pp 9780788400599 101-B0059 - $22.00

 

Hamilton County, Ohio Death Records 1874-1877, Volume III. Lois E. Hughes. Prior to 1865, deaths were not registered in Hamilton County, and death certificates were not issued until 1908. This massive two-volume set includes approximately 20,000 records copied from the Hamilton County, Ohio, death registers received from probate court. All pertinent information in the death registers is recorded here. Due to the fragile condition of these registers, which were held in the Archives and Rare Books Department of the University of Cincinnati Libraries, they will not be available to the public and photocopies cannot be made; however, department staff will check registers if researchers have questions.Data in these volumes includes names of the deceased listed alphabetically, death date, age, color, marital status, cause of death, occupation when known, last residence, length of residence, previous residence in some cases, physician, undertaker, and interment. Also included is a glossary of medical terminology to aid researcher in understanding the cause of death. (1993), 2011, 8½x11, paper, alphabetical, 2 vol.,  9781556139024 101-H3902 - $58.00

 

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October 2014 Arrivals

 

Skulking in the Woods: Irregular Warfare in Pennsylvania During the Seven Years’ War. Benjamin G. Scharff. Each battle and campaign of the Seven Years' War is examined in detail, revealing the importance of discipline, experience, leadership, decision-making, pure luck and overall strategy; as well as the actual contribution of the irregular warriors. 2014, 5½x8½, paper, index, 230 pp 9780788437083 101-S3708 - $24.50

 

The Cram Sourcebook: Volume One. Michael Cram. Traces the origins of the von Cramm family in 13th-century Germany and develops both the English and modern German branches. (1996), 2014, 8½x11, paper, index, 220 pp  9780788404580 101-C0458 - $35.50

 

Abstracts of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, Tax Records 1815. Amy E K Arner. Each entry includes the name of the taxpayer, the types of taxable property (Fairfield and Washington Townships do not list taxable property), and the tax paid. Occupation or marital status and any notes written in the entries or margins are included if listed. 2014, 5½x8½, paper, index, 388 pp 9780788455872 101-A5587 - $33.00

 

1890 Special Census of the Civil War Veterans of the State of Maryland: Volume VII, Baltimore County and Baltimore City Institutions. L Tilden Moore. This Special Schedule is a substitute for the missing 1890 U.S. Census. Each entry contains the name, highest rank held, organization, length of service, address, disability and remarks (2005), 2011, 8½x11, paper, index, 128 pp  9780788431784 101-M3178 - $28.00

 

The Civil War Diary of Lieutenant Robert Molford Addison, Co. E, 23rd Wisconsin Infantry, December 24, 1863 - December 29, 1864. Diane E. Greene. The words of Addison describe what was going on in his world. The diary covers the period Dec. 1863 through 1864, discussing the battles and the Red River Campaign that followed. (2001), 2014, 5½x8½, paper, index, 194 pp 9781585496563 101-G0656 - $22.50

 

Shades of Daniel Boone, A Personal View of Special Ops and the War in Vietnam. Walter J. Jackson. Shades of Daniel Boone is a book about Special Ops in Vietnam during the late 1960s. It is a portion of the Vietnam War as seen through the eyes of a Special Forces soldier assigned to B-50, 5th Special Forces Group (MAC-V, SOG). In a candid and engaging style, CSM Jackson gives examples of what missions were like and describes such things as the living conditions, equipment used, the methods, the men, the risks, the effectiveness of the operations, and his personal view of the war. 2005, 5½x8½, paper, 172 pp  9780788432286 101-J3228 - $22.50

 

Genealogical Abstracts from Palmyra, Wayne County, New York, Newspapers 1810-1854. S. D. Van Alstine and Harriet Wiles. More than a genealogical tool; this is the story of Palmyra, N.Y., and the surrounding area. Arranged chronologically.   (1996), 2014, 8½x11, paper, index, 244 pp 9781585498369 101-V0836 - $32.00

 

The Colonial Cavalier or Southern Life Before the Revolution. Maud Wilder Goodwin. The Colonial Cavalier's home; sweethearts and wives; dress; news, trade and travel; friends and foes; amusements; man-servants and maid-servants; church; education; laws, punishment and politics; and sickness and death are all examined. Well-written. Illustrated.   (1894), 2011, 5½x8½, paper, index, 304 pp 9780788452291 101-G5229 - $28.50

 

Old Kent: The Eastern Shore of Maryland. George A. Hanson. “Kent County justly claims the honor of being the most ancient settlement, and of inheriting the oldest organized government, in the State of Maryland… The Kent settlement, i.e. Kent county, originally embraced and included the whole of the Eastern Shore, and was under the government of an officer styled the ‘Commander of the Isle of Kent.’” “The early records of Kent County, Maryland, which contain the only memorials extant of many of the first settlers of the Eastern Shore, are time-worn, mouldering, falling to pieces, and in a few years will become illegible, decay, and be lost. Upon their faded and perishing pages are chronicled some of the acts and doings of good men who have gone before us—whose graves are unknown—whose tombstones have disappeared—and whose names are forgotten, or are no longer mentioned among men.” To preserve this precious history, the author has “endeavoured—with the light afforded by ancient Tombstones, Wills, Parish Registers of Births, Marriages and Deaths, and the assistance of friends and their family annals—to connect, genealogically, the first settlers with their children—the present generation—and to weave, as it were, a living garland around the crumbling monuments of the dead.” A wealth of names and dates pepper the pages of this book. Extracts from legal documents and an index to full-names, places and subjects index add to the value of this work. (1876), 2014, 5½x8½, paper, index, 440 pp  9780788419744 101-H1974 - $36.00

 

Index Of Burials In Glenwood Cemetery, City Of Geneva, Ontario County, New York. Diane H. Stigler. In 1872, 50 acres were deeded for a proposed cemetery. The first lot was purchased in 1873, and by 1877 there were 92 burials plus 10 bodies in the vault. In 1920, the bodies and tombstones from the displaced Pultney Street Cemetery were relocated to the Pultney-in-Glenwood section of the Glenwood Cemetery and 630 bodies were re-interred.  This index contains all the known burials in the largest cemetery in the City of Geneva, located in the town of Seneca, Ontario Co., NY. The index is arranged alphabetically by surname and contains burials from 1874 to late 1999. 2000, 8½x11, paper, 306 pp 9780788416675 101-S1667 - $26.00

 

Decorations United States Army, 1862-1926. War Department Office of the Adjutant General. Entries provide the full name of the subject, residence at entry into service, place of birth, rank, and the reason for the award. Some entries also list a general order number.   (1927), 2014, 7x10, paper, alphabetical, 862 pp 9780788455421 101-W5542 - $59.00

 

The Scott Family of Dipple Parish, Moray, Scotland and "Dipple," Stafford County, Virginia: Taken from A Genealogy of the Glassell Family of Scotland and Virginia, Also of the Families of Ball, Brown, Bryan, Conway, Daniel, Ewell, Holladay, Lewis, Littlepage, Moncure, Peyton, Robinson, Scott, Taylor, Wallace, and Others, of Virginia and Maryland. Rev. Horace Edwin Hayden. “This Virginia family traces its descent from Rev. John Scott, M.A., of Dipple, Morayshire, Scotland, cir. 1650.”   (?), 2013, 8½x11, paper, 90 pp 9780788454578 101-H5457 - $20.00

 

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