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February 2015 Arrivals


Georgia Obituaries, 1905-1910. Jeannette Holland Austin. These obituaries were abstracted from The Atlanta Georgian and The Atlanta Constitution newspapers. Both published deaths of persons from the entire state. (199?, 200), 2015, 5x8, alphabetical, 436 pp 9781585496105 101-A0610 - $35.50


Miscellaneous Cabell County, West Virginia, Records, Order Book Overseers of the Poor 1814-1861, Fee Book 1826-1839, 1857-1859 (Rule Book), Cabell Land for Tax Purposes 1861-1865. Carrie Eldridge. This book covers most of the first fifty years of Cabell Countys existence (the period under Virginia control). (2001), 2015, 8x11, paper, index, 244 pp 9781585496587 101-E0658 - $35.00


The Bowker Family in America. Frances Sterling Drisko. Contains: births, deaths, marriages, etc., plus other data. Revolutionary War and Civil War participants are noted, as well as human interest stories. Both male and female lines are included. Approx. 25,000 individuals are named. 2015, 8x11, paper, index, 512 pp 9780788456015 101-D5601 - $50.00


Loudoun County, Virginia Birth Register 1880-1896. Patricia B. Duncan. This volume continues from previous 1853-1879. Entries for free colored and white persons include name, race, sex, date and place of birth, father, father's occupation, father's residence, mother, and other. Slave entries include owner, slave, sex, slave's given name, date and place of birth, mother, and other. (1999), 2002, 8x11, paper , 184 pp 9781888265644 101-D0064 - $26.00


The Essex Genealogist, Volume 5, 1985. Essex Society of Genealogists, Inc. (1985) reprint, 8x11, new index, illus., 272 pp 9780788405082 101-E0508 - $35.00


Genealogical Abstracts from Newspapers of the German Reformed Church, 1840-1843. Barbara Manning. Fascinating details on marriages, deaths, parsons taking up new posts, appointments complete with lists of references, reports of accidents, murders, arrests, convictions, hangings, and even good news, of the founding of scholarships and acts of human kindness, rosters of people who gave to collections and who paid their subscriptions, lists of those who attended schools or were elected to sit on boards. Covers about twenty-two states, and even Europe and Asia. (1995), 2013, 5x8, paper, index, 344 pp 9780788401770 101-M0177 - $31.00


The Burke and Alvord Memorial: A Genealogical Account of the Descendants of Richard Burke of Sudbury, Massachusetts and the Descendants of Alexander Alvord of Windsor, Connecticut. John Alonzo Boutelle. William A. Burke enlisted the services of the author to compile a genealogical account of the Burke and Alvord families. The resulting volume offers a wealth of information to anyone researching either of these family lines, and the related spellings De Burghs, Bourke, Bourck, Alluard, Alluerd, Alvard, Alford, Allord, Alved, Alfort, and Allford. Burke records follow the male line; Alvord records, male and female lines. (1864, 2000), 2015, 5x8, paper, index, 240 pp 9780788415579 101-B1557 - $21.00




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January 2015 Arrivals

What is Your Heritage and the State of its Preservation?: Essays on Family History Exploration from the Field. Edited By Barry L. Stiefel. Essays contributed within this volume are by Blanding Lee Clarkson, Emily Floyd, Kaitlin Glanton, Dannielle Nadine Hobbs, and Michael C. Patnaude, as well as a prototype from when the editor was a student. 2014, 5x8, paper, 244 pp 9780788455964 101-S5596 - $25.00


Records of the Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County, New York. Brookhaven. In 1885, the Town of Brookhavens town officers resolved to have the town records copied and published. These transcribed records provide a wealth of names and lists of names, which combine with the details of town business to present a portrait of the town during this period of time. In doing this work, the records have been followed in their order as they appear, and the copy has been carefully and diligently compared with the originals, exhibiting the capital letters, the spelling, the abbreviations, the punctuation and the OMISSION to punctuate, in fact omitting nothing which seemed to be an authentic part of the records. A wide variety of issues are discussed in these records: boundaries, cattle running at large, commissioners of highways, commissioners of schools, land leases, fishing, oystering, support of the poor, railways, roads, slaves, town meetings, trustees, and much more. A few notes have been introduced here and there, which might be useful for reference or explanation. (1888), 2012, 5x8, paper, 580 pp 9780788428494 101-B2849 - $43.50


A Guide to Magistrates: With Practical Forms for the Discharge of their Duties Out of Court. To Which Are Added, Precedents for the Use of Prosecutors, Sheriffs, Coroners, Constables, Escheators, Clerks, Etc. Adapted to the New Code of Virginia. Joseph Mayo. (1850), 2012, 5x8, paper, index, 702 pp 97807884513_ 101-M5137 - $50.00


Genealogical Abstracts from the South Carolina Gazette, 1732-1735. Alton T. Moran. When the South Carolina General Assembly offered a 1,000 bounty to obtain a printer in 1731, several men responded and two papers resulted-the South Carolina Gazette, printed by Thomas Whitmarsh, and the South Carolina Weekly, printed by Eleazer Phillips. (No issues of the latter survive.) Thomas Whitmarsh was an Englishman who had worked with Benjamin Franklin in Philadelphia. After coming to Charleston in the summer of 1731, Whitmarsh set up a shop for printing pamphlets, broadsides, legal forms, and the Gazette. He died in September of 1733 and the Gazette languished until February of 1734 when Lewis Timothee, another associate of Franklin, took it up and continued to publish it until his death in 1738. This collection of genealogical data includes all mentions of local residents beginning with the first issue of the Gazette on 8 January 1732 through 27 December 1735. The data runs the gamut from the usual marriage and death notices to all kinds of interesting tid-bits such as notices of runaway slaves, advertisements, auctions, and stolen or strayed animals, and provides an intimate view of life in South Carolina in the early 1700s. (1987), 2014, 5x8, paper, index, 9781556130700 101-M3070 - $21.00


Vital Statistics of North Hampton, New Hampshire, 1742-1942. William H. Jones. These records came primarily from old town books, church records, cemetery records, and from annual reports. (1999), 2012, 5x8, paper, alphabetical, 262 pp 9780788413957 101-J1395 - $24.50


Genealogy of the Lord Family which removed from Colchester, Connecticut to Hanover, New Hampshire and then to Norwich, Vermont. Reverend John M. Lord. Descendants of Thomas Lord up to the 1880's. (1903, 1999), 2014, 5x8, paper, index, 136 pp 9780788411861 101-L1186 - $19.00


Ties of Common Blood: A History of Maine's Northeast Boundary Dispute with Great Britain, 1783-1842. Geraldine Tidd Scott. Based on journals, documents, speeches, letter books, and collections of correspondence of participants on both sides of the controversy. (1992), 2014, 5x8, paper, index, 472 pp 9781556135415 101-S3541 - $37.00


Yesterday: The Hampton, McCracken, Longwith, Mabry, and Wells Families. Diana L. Mellen. In addition to the usual genealogical information, the families are placed in an historical context. Extensively documented. The volume is enriched with photographs, copies of letters, articles, and documents. 1991, 5x8, paper, index, 392 pp 9781556135057 101-M3505 - $33.50


The East Haven Register: in Three Parts. Stephen Dodd. "Part I, containing a history of the town of East Haven, from its first settlement in 1644, to the year 1800. Also an account of its boundaries, iron works and mills, division of lands, controversies with New Haven and Branford, town charters, ecclesiastical affairs, schools, population and taxes, losses by war, natural history and curiosities, roads and public lands. Part II, containing an account of the names, marriages, and births, of the families which first settled, or which have resided in East-Haven, from its settlement in 1644 to 1800. Part III, containing an account of the deaths in the families named in the second part, from the year 1647 to the end of the year 1823." The marriages and births section (Part II), is arranged alphabetically by family name. (1824, 1993), 2012, 5x8, paper, 222 pp 9781556138454 101-D0845 - $23.00


The Descendants of John Meridy Turner (1747-1815) of Fauquier County, Virginia. Gwen Boyer Bjorkman. Contains the seven generations of the descendants of John Meridy Turner (1747-1815); allied lines of Brown, Cooke, Crown, Martin, and Smith. 1994, 5x8, paper, index, 63 pp 9780788401459 101-B0145 - $21.00



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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, 5x8, 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, 5x8, 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, 8x11, 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, 5x8, paper, 254 pp 9780788452833 101-B5283 - $25.50


Clarke County, Virginia, Register of Births, 1853-1896. Marty Hiatt, CG. 2014, 5x8, 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, 8x11, 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 (177581), shedding light, and recognition, on many overlooked Virginia engagements. The war started off modestly in Virginia, but it concluded with a dramatic flourish. 2014, 5x8, 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, 5x8, 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, 8x11, 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, 5x8, 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, 5x8, 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, 5x8, 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, 5x8, paper, index, 122 pp 9780788455933 101-B5593 - $18.50




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