Genealogy News from the Hayes Presidential Center
2009 Classes Sponsored by the Keller Family and Friends in Memory of Marlo Snyder Keller
January 17, 2009 Saturday Beginning Genealogy, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
March 7, 2009 Saturday Internet Genealogy, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
April 5, 2009 Sunday Roots Magic Workshop with Bruce Buzbee 1- 4 pm
Call 419.332.2081 to register. Free.
Happy New Year!
Obituary Index www.rbhayes.org/index
We are closing in on 1.5 million names in the Obit Index. Thanks to all the partner libraries across the state, the volunteers who work in libraries and at home in their PJs, and the staff who supervise the 200+ inputters. For the first time, I thought I would tally all the work done by the inputters as of today (Dec. 27, 2008) and list the top ten people who have entered the most and are still active. The statistics lister are by the total number of records input by a person, not divided by year.
Lets give a big atta boy to the following volunteers and staff.
1. Richard Eubanks, Hayes Presidential Center, volunteer, works from home 386,522 records!
2. Gaylen Kline, Hayes Presidential Center, volunteer, works from home 91,548
3. Penny Justice, Kaubisch Public Library, Fostoria, staff 78,043
4. Marjorie Henry, Lima Public Library, staff 74,633
5. Nan Clary, Chillicothe and Ross County Public Library, staff 68,559
6. Dorothy Wagner, Hayes Presidential Center, volunteer, works in library and from home 64,342
7. Glenna Doster, Paulding County Public Library, staff 62,666
8. Linda Gerstner, Auglaize County Public Library, Wapakoneta, staff 59,617
9. Darlene Roll, Auglaize Public Library, Wapakoneta, staff 48,950
10. Rebecca Terrill, Wayne County Public Library, Wooster staff 47,757
Richard Eubanks is definitely King of the Obits and looks like he has no serious competition for the title as this time. Thanks to him and ALL the volunteers and staff who make this genealogical index such a useful tool.
Kym Brinker, volunteer at Hayes, has completed the entry of the Honor Roll of Ohio Huron County Edition into the Obit Index. This book is basically a yearbook with pictures of Huron County soldiers from World War I, along with brief biographical material, published in 1920. She entered all the labeled photographs, including the womens auxiliary, matching up names with their obituary if possible. It is a great source to find a photo of your Huron County veteran, such as Private Frank J. Brobst of Havana, Ohio on the left. Thanks, Kym!
Marlo Keller, Hayes Library Reference Librarian
Many of you remember Marlo Snyder Keller who worked in the library from 1994 to 2007 helping people find their roots and keeping the Biographical and Local History files in great order. We are sad to report that she died November 1st, 2008 in Fremont. She and her family specified that memorials come to the Hayes Library for genealogical purposes. We all miss Marlo and appreciate all the donations that have come in. Check out the new book list for titles of the books purchased in her name http://www.rbhayes.org/hayes/libnews/newbooks.asp.
We have also used donations to sponsor the 2009 genealogy classes given by the Library throughout the year. Publicity and handouts for each class will remember our friend with the phrase:Sponsored by the Keller Family and Friends in Memory of Marlo Snyder Keller.
Thanks Marlo and the Keller Family for your support of genealogy at the Hayes Presidential Center.
Websites of interest:
FamilySearch.org has announced that it now has 25,000 family histories digitized and online, ready for free research. I tried it out and found several books on my families. http://www.lib.byu.edu/fhc/index.php
For further information, here is a press release FamilySearch put out Dec. 15th
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Hayes Presidential Center Membership
Did you get some money for a Christmas gift? Did you get a lump of coal and want to get something for yourself because, darn it, you deserve it?! Well, sign up for the $45 or above membership and enjoy Heritage Quest online at home, accessed through our website, for a year, along with other privileges such as free admission to the House and Museum and $.10 copies in the Library. The census records on HeritageQuest are one of the best genealogical resources you can use to fill out your family tree:
Be sure to keep checking the New Book link to see what new items have been coming in:
Thanks to the following people who have given donations of money or materials to the Hayes Library since the last newsletter:
Barry and Mary Lou Hartley
Charles and Arlene Carr
Ohio Society US Daughters of 1812
Molly and James Cress
In Memory of Marlo Keller:
Rob and Kathleen Boukissen
Dave and Sue Brickner
Bruce and Nan Card
Robert R. Collier
John and Sue Crosser
Thomas and Mary Ann Culbertson
Wayne and Suzanne Darr
Elmwood Of Fremont, LTD
Fremont Country Club
James S. Flower and Julie A. George
Ralph and Sandra Grubs
HPC Staff B. Hill, M. Hall, J. Ransom, M. Paulson; N. Kleinhenz; V. Young
Robert C. and Sally R. Heid
Thomas and Joanne Hoffert
Joseph and Carolyn Johnson
Keith D. Kleckner
Lowes Home Improvement
Joseph and Pat Polk
Port Clinton Girls
Joan E. Schafer
Thomas and Meg Schafer
Del and Beverly Schulz
Morton and Ginger Stoltze
Strategic Asset Management, Inc.
Tom and Nancicarol Woleslagel
And lifted from Nan Cards News from the Manuscript Division, items of interest to genealogists:
SANDUSKY DAILY NEWS,1938 - 1941 NOW ON MICROFILM
Thanks to funding provided by the Sidney Frohman Foundation, the only known copies of the Sandusky Daily News from 1938 to 1941 are now available on microfilm at both the Hayes Presidential Center and the Sandusky Library. Hayes Center volunteers soon will be entering obituaries from these issues into the Hayes Obituary Index
HARRIS-ELMORE PUBLIC LIBRARY RECEIVES GRANT TO BEGIN DIGITIZING ITS LOCAL HISTORY AND GENEALOGICAL COLLECTIONS
If you havent checked out the Harris-Elmore Public Librarys website, featuring materials from its heavily-used Grace Luebke Local History Room,you will want to bookmark it. Awarded a grant from the Ottawa County Community Foundation, Grace Luebke and her staff are in the first stages of digitizing many of the Local History Rooms valuable photographs, obituaries, and records. For decades, Grace has researched, written about, and documented the history of Ottawa County and the region's families, villages, churches, and businesses. Her efforts and assistance have been invaluable to thousands of researchers (including myself!) who are intent on discovering their past.
MORE WOOD COUNTY OHIO PROBATE FILES RECEIVED
Data from the more than 1,000 Wood County Ohio Probate Court case files are also being entered into the Obituary Index. The files cover the years from 1909 to 1916. In the very near future, the final group of files (1916 to 1922) will be transferred to the Hayes Presidential Center.