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November 2014 Arrivals

 

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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September 2014 Arrivals

 

The Mayflower Descendant, Volume 31, 1933. Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants.  (1933), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, index, 256 pp  9780788448867 101-M4886 - $27.00

 

The Student's Pocket Medical Lexicon. Elias Longley. When reading a historical account or surveying the records of past ancestors, have you ever been stumped by archaic, unfamiliar or downright odd pieces of scientific or medical terminology? Do you question the authenticity of the jargon used in your favorite works of historical fiction? Are you interested in the ongoing development of our collective vocabulary, especially with regard to our broadening knowledge of the sciences? Fulfill your need to know in all cases with The Student's Pocket Medical Lexicon, Elias Longley's popular nineteenth-century reference for doctors, surgeons, chemists and medical students. Inside, readers will find over 250 pages of definitions (with phonetic spellings to aid in pronunciation) for terms relating to anatomy, pharmacology, diseases, mental and emotional disturbances, the elements, scientific classification, and all other terms "in general use in medicine and the collateral sciences." An appendix includes a list of every fatally poisonous substance then known with reliable or suggested antidotes, a list of abbreviations used in writing prescriptions, and a brief section on metric conversions, with a table of minimum and maximum metric doses for a selection of medications reprinted from Dr. Francis H. Brown's Medical Register for New England. A remarkable artifact and a wonderful addition to your research library! (1889, 2000), 2011, 5½x8½, paper, 306 pp  9780788415456 101-L1545 - $27.00

 

Louisiana 1860 Agricultural Census: Volume 2. Linda L. Green. This census names only the head of the household. The original census listed 46 columns of information, six of which are transcribed here. They are: Name of the owner, improved acreage, unimproved acreage, cash value of the farm, value of farm implements and machinery, and value of livestock. (2003), 2012, 8½x11, paper, index, 224 pp 9781585498611 101-G0861 - $28.00

 

A Crocker Genealogy. Andrea Leonard. At the time of his death in 1692, William Crocker could count at least forty-eight living descendants. This book features his male and female descendants to the fourteenth generation. The book includes a general index, an index of both males and females who were born Crockers, and an index (for cross-reference purposes) of women who married Crockers.  (1995), 2012, 5½x8½, paper, index, 326 pp  9780788401978 101-L0197 - $29.50

 

Poems on Stone in Stamford, Connecticut. Jeanne Majdalany and Jean Mulkerin. Poems compiled from tombstones in and around Stamford. Contains about 370 poems from 45 different burial grounds. (1980) reprint, 5½x8½, paper, index, 188 pp  9780788408687 101-M0868 - $22.00

 

Abstracted Mortality Schedule Florida State Census of 1885. Alvie L. Davidson.  2013, 5½x8½, paper, index,  9780788437168 101-D3716 -

 

The Refugees of 1776 from Long Island to Connecticut. Frederic Gregory Mather. Because of the British occupation of New York, many residents of the city, and great numbers from Long Island, fled to Connecticut for the duration of the war. This large work consists of three major parts of about equal size: the first is a history of the war with emphasis on New York, Connecticut, and the refugees; the second is a major collection of genealogies of hundreds of refugee families; and the third consists of documents relating to the refugees including claims for services or damages paid by New York, and records of military service by the refugees. This work is profusely illustrated throughout with numerous maps, drawings, photographs, and facsimiles of signatures. A tremendous resource for Long Island history and genealogy. The author was a member of numerous historical and genealogical societies, and wrote several other works on the history of the American Revolution in New York. (1913), 2010, 5½x8½, paper, index, 2 vols, 1206 pp 9781556133428 101-M0342 - $81.00

 

The Pennsylvania Germans: James Owen Knauss, Jr.’s Social History. Don Heinrich Tolzmann.  This informative work provides a descriptive analysis of the German American press of Pennsylvania, as well as a comprehensive survey of the German American communities which comprised its audience.  2001, 5½x8½, paper, index, 225 pp  9780788417061 101-T1706 - $21.55

 

Newspaper Extracts from “The Hoosier State”, Newport, Vermillion County, Indiana, January 1, 1874 to December 30, 1875. Carolyn Schwab. These abstracts of newspaper articles welcome you into the Newport community and introduce you to the people that lived there, along with an interesting glimpse into the area and the era. (2005), 2012, 8½x11, paper, index, 292 pp 9781585499656 101-S0965 - $50.00

 

South County Studies of Some Eighteenth Century Persons, Places and Conditions In that Portion of Rhode Island called Narraganset . Esther Carpenter. Letters by Oliver Wendell Holmes precede this thoughtful account of early Rhode Island life. Covers Huguenot influence, John Saffin, slavery, servitude, household medicine, and much more. (1924), 2010, 5½x8½, paper, index, 316 pp  9780788430213 101-C3021 - $29.00

 

The Assassination of Lincoln: A History of the Great Conspiracy: Trial of the Conspirators by a Military Commission. T. M. Harris. Surely the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln ranks near the top of any list of traumatic events in American history, yet most Americans today know little about it. There is some indication that it was part of a conspiracy to throw the North into confusion by eliminating the entire line of succession to the Presidency with one swift blow by simultaneously assassinating President Abraham Lincoln, Vice President Andrew Johnson, Secretary of State William H. Seward, Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase, and General Ulysses S.  Grant. Lewis Payne did in fact attack and severely wound Secretary Seward at his home in Washington just as John Wilkes Booth was killing Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre; the man assigned to kill Johnson lost his nerve at the last minute, and Grant (who was to have attended the theater with Lincoln that evening) was miraculously spared by being suddenly called away to Baltimore on business on the afternoon of that fateful April 14th. The author of this volume was a member of the military commission which conducted the trial of the conspirators (except for John H. Surrat who was later tried in a civil court). Thus he heard the evidence first hand in addition to having ready access to the printed report of the proceedings. This work also includes an account of the trial of John H. Surratt, and several appendices with supplemental materials. (1892, 1989), 2011, 5½x8½, paper, 450 pp 9781556132308 101-H3230 - $36.50

 

Dickson County Tennessee, County and Circuit Court Minutes, 1816-1828 and Witness Docket. Carol Wells. “The County and Circuit Court Minutes abstracted in this book are new to family historians. So untouched for the last 170 years that the pages have never been numbered, these minutes open to us new insights on life in Dickson County in the early 1800s.” Court minutes may provide the missing link in some family histories. Questions about family relationships may be answered by paternity suits; relatives may be found when orphans are given guardians or impoverished folk are provided with care-givers. For example: “Richd M Jones allowed $36 each for maintaining for one year Jno, Robt, & Mary Jordan minor orphans of Seth B Jordan decd.” These minutes contain all of the county court business for the years 1816–1828, including divorces, administration of estates, deeds of conveyance, debts, and more. Presiding officials, names of jurors, and names of parties involved in the court proceedings are also included. The witness docket names the principal parties in each case, the witness, and the number of days and miles they spent travelling to court. (Sometimes witnesses were called from other counties or even other states.) These minutes were abstracted from microfilm and appear in chronological order. Every name written in the original minutes is in this book, which includes a handy index.  (1993), 2014, 5½x8½, paper, 228 pp 9781556138355 101-W3835 - $28.00

 

Queen Anne's County, Maryland Land Records. Book 4: 1743-1755. R. Bernice Leonard. Entry contains grantor, grantee, tract name, sometimes gives spouse's name, neighbors, former owners, price, acreage.  1994, paper, index,138 pp 9781585493739 101-L0373 - $19.50

 

Cast Off the British Yoke: The Old Dominion and American Independence, 1763-1776. Michael Cecere. This book highlights Virginia’s path to independence by exploring the key events that occurred in the 1760s and 1770s, events that ultimately led to the 5th Virginia Convention’s fateful vote for independence in May 1776. 2014, 5½x8½, paper, index, 352 pp 9780788455681 101-C5568 - $31.00

 

Battle Stars for the "Cactus Navy": America's Fishing Vessels and Yachts in World War II. David Bruhn. Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Navy obtained approx. 700 vessels from private owners, designated them as patrol yachts/craft, armed them, and sent them to sea. All of the vessels served when called, some heroically, and were mustered out when no longer needed. 2014, 6x9, paper, index, 404 pp 9780788455735 101-B5573 - $32.00

 

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