Tuesday, November 18, 2008

ACROSS MY DESK: 18 Nov 2008

Ol’ Myrt here just returned from the 2008 Mesa Arizona Family History Expo, where I met with many as you stopped by my booth and helped me tie the baby quilt for Expo organizer Kimberly Savage. (Dick Eastman was the one hold out. He said his sister is the true quilter in the family!) The folks in Mesa were wonderful hosts, welcoming all speakers and vendors with enthusiasm and a great hand of friendship. The 74 degree weather wasn’t hard to take, either.

The Expo will return in January 2010. If you couldn’t attend, listen to my 36 Family History Expo podcasts interviews of presenters and vendors at: http://fhexpos.libsyn.com, or through iTunes if you add the feed code: http://fhexpos.libsyn.com/rss .

Also in this blog entry:

* Genealogical.com 50% off through 12/29
* USGenWeb Archives Newsletter
* Search USGenWeb Archives
* Heritage Books November new titles

From Genealogy Pointers (11-18-08) "As we announced last week, our annual 50% Off Sale is now in full swing. We have halved the prices of dozens of reference books from today through Monday, December 29, 2008. Last week, we listed the first 27 titles in the sale; here are the remainder. (If you missed last week's issue of "Genealogy Pointers," you can read it today in our Newsletter Archives at our website, www.genealogical.com.) The books in this sale run the gamut of our collection: passenger lists, military records, Native Americana, every kind of vital record, probate and land records, how-to books, lineage society indexes, and more. Geographical coverage includes many of the states east of the Mississippi, Canada, the British Isles, Germany, and more. Between now and December 29, 2008 (the Monday after Christmas), don't miss out on this rare opportunity to pick up some terrific books at unusually low prices: books for the genealogist on your Christmas list; books for your genealogical society or public library; or books for your own reference shelf."

From 17th November 2008 The USGenWeb Archives Newsletter, Week Ending November 16th, 2008. Our friend, Maggie Stewart the editor explains "The contents of the newsletters are ONLY what the state USGenWeb File Managers submit for the state for posting." Among a variety of postings concerning new content at www.USGenWeb.com Archives located at www.usgwarchives.net is these little gems about tiny cemeteries in Nevada. If you have additional information about cemeteries in Nevada, Gerry Perry is manager of the Nevada Tombstone Project at the USGenWeb Archives.
  • Bunkerville - "Thanks to the contribution by Andrea Wetzstein of Laughlin, Nevada, we now have the tombstone pictures posted for historical Bunkerville Cemetery, Bunkerville, Clark County, Nevada. Bunkerville is one of the earliest settlements in Southern Nevada, having been settled by Edward Bunker in 1877. This community is about 85 miles northeast of Las Vegas, Nevada. There is a lot of area history in this cemetery, and we are very greatful for Andrea's contribution. You can view the cemetery photos at http://www.usgwarchives.net/nv/clark/photos/tombstones/bunkerville/bunkera.html
  • Elko - During a recent visit to Elko, Nevada (near the Northeastern section of Nevada) I [Gerry Perry] happened upon a small cemetery across the street from the Elko City Cemetery. That small cemetery is the Elko County Cemetery and I managed to capture about 1/3 of the stones in that cemetery while in Elko. You can see the pictures and survey by going to http://usgwtombstones.org/nevada/nevada.html . Select Elko, then scroll down to the Elko County Cemetery. I will be going to Elko in 2009 and will continue to photo that cemetery until its done. In the meantime, if anyone wants to contribute photos, I'll be very happy to post them."

Also useful to those of you who are new to USGenWeb:

“The Archives is integrated to a new dedicated server at http://www.usgwarchives.net and there will be a mirror at http://www.usgwarchives.org . The fantastic new search engine is now online at: http://usgwarchives.net/search/searcharchives.html

The Archives is finally settled in to their new home, http://usgwarchives.net We have just implemented a dailyuploads mailing list and added a new feature - state specific mailing lists, xxdailyuploads. If you are only researching one or two states, you might want to sub to those state lists. If you want to see the big picture, the dailyuploads list is the one for you. To subscribe, go to http://usgwarchives.net/mailman/listinfo

Ol’ Myrt here loves to review the new releases each month, to see what Craig Scott and his gang are up to. See: www.heritagebooks.com/recent_publications.htm where items for the past three months are listed including these titles for November 2008:

  • Dearborn County, Indiana, Cemetery Records, Volume B: Aurora and Center Township - Milton A. Masing.
  • Genealogy of the Greenleaf Family - James Edward Greenleaf.
  • 1916 Ireland’s Easter Rising, Shots that Cracked an Empire: A Compendium of People, Places and Events - Frederick G. Fierch.
  • History of the Town of Sutton, Massachusetts, From 1704 to 1876: including Grafton until 1735; Milbury until 1813; and parts of Northbridge, Upton and Auburn - William A. Benedict, A. M. and Rev. Hiram A. Tracy.
  • Furlough: The Civil War Diaries of Sarah Belle Bright and Charles Alexander Elder of Trenton, Tennessee 1861-1867 - Andrew Hays.
  • The History of Rogers’ Rangers: Rogers' Rangers, The First Green Berets - Burt Garfield Loescher.
  • Slave Genealogy: A Research Guide with Case Studies - David H. Streets.
  • A Quaker Goes to War: The Diary of William Harvey Walter, Company F, 188th Pennsylvania Volunteers - Carol-Lynn Sappe.
  • Real Patriots and Heroic Soldiers: Gen. Joel Leftwich and the Virginia Brigade in the War of 1812 - Stuart L. Butler.
  • Mississippi to Africa: A Journey of Discovery - Melvin J. Collier.
  • The History and Haunting Stories of Fredericksburg, Virginia - Helen Marler.
  • Lifeline: The War of 1812 Along the Upper St. Lawrence River - Mike Phifer.
  • Frederick County [Maryland] Militia in the War of 1812 - Sallie A. Mallick and F. Edward Wright.
  • Worcester Will Books, Liber MH. 1822-1833 - Ruth T. Dryden.
  • orcester County, Maryland Marriage Licenses, 1795-1865 - Mary Beth and Vanessa W. Long .
  • Early Settlers of Montgomery County, Ohio: Genealogical Abstracts from Common Pleas Court Records Civil and Probate - Shirley Keller Mikesell.
  • Early Settlers of Dorchester County and Their Lands - Calvin W. Mowbray and Mary I. Mowbray.
  • The First Germans in America: With a Biographical Directory of New York Germans - Don H. Tolzmann.
  • Patrick County, Virginia Unrecorded Documents 1791-1920 - Barbara C. Baughan and Betty A. Pilson.
  • Abstracts of Bucks County, Pennsylvania Land Records, 1684-1723 - Charlotte D. Meldrum.
  • History of Martinsburg and Berkeley County, West Virginia. From the origin of the Indians, embracing their Settlement, Wars and Depredations, to the first White Settlement of the Valley; also including the Wars between the Settlers and their mode and manner of living. Besides a variety of valuable information, consisting of the past and present History of the County, including a complete sketch of the late Wars, Strikes, early Residents, Organizations, etc., accompanied by personal sketches and interesting facts of the present day. - F. Vernon Aler. (originally published 1888.)
  • Colonial Era History of Dover, New Hampshire - John Scales.
  • Land Records of Sussex County, Delaware, 1763-1769 - Mary Marshall Brewer.
  • Early Settlers of Montgomery County, Ohio: Genealogical Abstracts from Marriage and Divorce Records 1803 - 1827, Early Deeds Recorded Late, Election Abstracts, Obituary of an Early Settler - Shirley Keller Mikesell.
  • Revolutionary Patriots of Harford County, Maryland, 1775-1783 - Henry C. Peden, Jr.
  • Westchester Patriarchs: A Genealogical Dictionary of Westchester County, New York Families Prior to 1755 - Norman Davis.
  • A History of Norwegian Immigration to the United States - George T. Flom, Ph.D. (Originally published 1909.) (Ol’ Myrt is ordering this one!)
  • St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church Records: Baptisms, 1749-1838, Knox County, Indiana - Barbara Schull Wolfe.
  • Newspaper Extracts from “The Hoosier State” Newspapers, Newport, Vermillion County, Indiana, January 1, 1890 - December 30, 1891 - Carolyn Schwab.
  • District of Columbia Foreign Deaths, 1888-1923 - Wesley E. Pippenger.
  • Scottish Monuments and Tombstones, Volume 1 - Charles Rogers, LL.D.
  • Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey, Calendar of New Jersey Wills, Volume III, 1751-1760 - A. Van Doren Honeyman.
  • Dover, New Hampshire, Death Records, 1887-1937 - Richard P. Roberts.
  • The Legend of Dudleytown [Connecticut] Solving Legends through Genealogical and Historical Research - Gary P. Dudley.
  • The History of Wyandot County, Ohio, Volume 1: A general history of the county - Leggett, Conaway and Company. (Originally published 1884.)
  • Biographies of Alaska-Yukon Pioneers 1850-1950, Volume 1 - Ed Ferrell.
  • Oakdale/Union Hill Cemetery, Salisbury, North Carolina. A History and Study of a Twentieth Century African American Cemetery, Second Edition - Reginald W. Brown.
  • The Family History of a Lot of Pounds and Their Travels - Walter C. Pounds, Jr.
  • Early Settlers of Indiana's Gore, 1803-1820 - Shirley Keller Mikesell.
  • Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Illinois, 1861-1862 - Allen C. Fuller.
  • The Scotch-Irish in Northern Ireland and the American Colonies - Maude Glasgow, M.D.
  • Reluctant Break with Britain: From Stamp Act to Bunker Hill - Gregory T. Edgar.
  • Deaths, Births, Marriages from Newspapers Published in Hamilton, Madison County, New York, 1818-1886 - Mrs. E. P. Smith, Joyce C. Scott and Mary K. Meyer.
  • The Union Hole: Unionist Activity and Local Conflict in Western Virginia - David Scott Turk.
  • A History of Rowan County, North Carolina - Reverend Jethro Rumple. (Originally published 1881.)
  • Early Settlers of Alabama with Notes and Genealogies - James Edmonds Saunders.
  • The Retaking of America - Richard B. Marrin.
  • Orphan Train Riders: Entrance Records from the American Female Guardian Society’s Home for the Friendless in New York, Volume 2 - Tom Riley.
  • Through the Eyes of the Bay Colony: The Story of the Involvement of Massachusetts-Bay in the Battle of Ticonderoga, 1758 - Brenton C. Kemmer.
  • A Gazetteer of the State of New Jersey, Comprehending a General View of its Physical and Moral Condition, Together with a Topographical and Statistical Account of its Counties, Towns, Villages, Canals, Rail Roads, Etc. - Thomas F. Gordon.
  • British Army Officers: Who Served in the American Revolution, 1775-1783 - Steven M. Baule with Stephen Gilbert.
  • The Pig Iron Aristocracy, The Triumph of American Protectionism - Quentin R. Skrabec, Ph.D.
  • Virginia Heraldica. Being a Registry of Virginia Gentry Entitled to Coat Armor, with Genealogical Notes of the Families - William Armstrong Crozier.
  • The Register of New Netherland, 1626-1674 - Edmund B. O’Callaghan.
  • A History Of Bradford, Vermont - Of Its First Settlement In 1765, And The Principal Improvements Made, And Events Which Have Occurred Down To 1874-A Period Of One Hundred And Nine Years With Various Genealogical Records, And Biographical Sketches Of Families And Individuals, Some Deceased, And Others Still Living - Rev. Silas McKeen, D.D. (Originally published 1875.)
  • The Celoron Expedition to the Ohio Country, 1749: The Reports of Pierre-Joseph Celoron and Father Bonnecamps - Andrew Gallup.
  • Family Secrets: 18th and 19th Century Birth Records Found in the Windham County, Connecticut, County Court Records and Files at the Connecticut State Library Archives, Hartford - Marcella Pasay.
  • Writings from the Valley Forge Encampment of the Continental Army: December 19, 1777-June 19, 1778, Volume 1 - Joseph Lee Boyle.
  • Kershaw County, South Carolina Minutes of the County Court, 1791-1799 - Brent H. Holcomb. (Anything by Brent Holcomb on South Carolina is considered valuable to your SC research.)

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
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