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Genealogy News from the Hayes Presidential Center

News from the Hayes Presidential Library

Fremont, Ohio

An e-mail update to new genealogical resources and services

16 March 2005

Upcoming classes:

March 19, 2005 – Beginning Genealogy

April 12, 2005 - Computers and Genealogy

May 19, 2005 – Beginning Genealogy

Special Genealogy Event:

Roots Magic – Genealogy Software; a Workshop by the Author,

Bruce Buzbee

Sunday, April 17, 2005 – 1 – 4 pm

Hayes Presidential Center Auditorium

Sign up today to attend the workshop – full information at the end of the newsletter.

Thanks, Kin Hunters!

The Sandusky County Kin Hunters are the local genealogical society, formed in 1967 as a division of the Sandusky County Historical Society. In 1983, they became a separate organization and in 1989 became a chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society. In the past they have helped the Hayes Library by volunteering and by donating their publications and funds for special drives, such as the purchase of census microfilm. This past month they voted to help support the Hayes Presidential Library’s genealogical collection by paying for one year’s subscription to Heritage Quest. This helps the Center immensely and we appreciate their generosity.

They also voted to donate some of their older circulating library books to the Hayes Library, adding about 60 titles to our collections. See the list below for all of the “new” books that will now be available to anyone coming into the Library.

The Kin Hunters have a newsletter, Kith ‘n Kin, which is published six times a year and is edited by Gayle Collins Mehling. They have also been publishing new books, the latest being a reprint of the 1874 Sandusky County Atlas and Washington Township Cemetery Records. They are always looking for new members – if interested, visit the web site below for contact information.

http://www.kinhunters.org/

Treasures and Tombstones in the Stacks

The last issue of the News had an article on some tax records that have been used frequently in the last two months by people searching their house’s history, so we thought it might be useful to highlight some other collections that genealogists will find of interest which may have been overlooked.

The Hayes Library has records of the Fremont Monumental Company from 1938 to 1966. This collection contains 5 volumes of books kept by E.A. Starkloff and M. J. Keogh. They provide such information as the purchase of the headstone, the address of the purchaser, the date of the purchase, the price of the stone, information carved on to the stone and the name of the cemetery where the stone was to be placed.

We have photocopied these records for the Reading Room use and one of our volunteers, Dennis Smith, has indexed them. Look for them on the shelf in the Reading Room in the Sandusky County section, F497.S2F87.

Along the same lines, there is another interesting manuscript collection – the Hughes Granite and Marble Company collection (LH 252). This business was located in Clyde and built monuments, markers, and mausoleums. It flourished from 1893 to 1921 and became one of the best known granite companies in the nation. The Library has several boxes of business records and prints of monuments.

Check it out at the Sandusky County Scrapbook

http://www.sandusky-county-scrapbook.net/Hughes.htm

and at our web site:

http://www.rbhayes.org/mssfind/lh_coll/hughesgm.htm

New on Ancestry.Library Edition:

Ancestry is a subscription website available for free in the Reading Room of the Library at any public computer.

U.S. Panoramic Photos, 1851-1991 -This database is a collection of approximately 3,760 panoramic photos from throughout the United States, covering the years 1851-1991. Photo types include cityscapes, landscapes, and portraits.

You may search this database by title, state, locality, and/or year of photograph. You may also browse the images contained in this collection by first selecting a state, followed by a year, and finally title of photograph.

Some of the interesting Ohio shots include a few of Camp Perry, several of the 1913 flood throughout the state, and many pre-1918 shots of Ohio colleges and universities

New Books from the Hayes Presidential Center

Bender and Scharfenberg Families

CS71 B46M5 2004 ORR

Donated by Ellen Middleswarth

Young American Patriots WWII OHIO

E806 Y68 1947 ORR

Donated by Ronald Stuckey

About Bucyrus

F499 B92A85 ORR

Donated by Ronald Stuckey

Historical Atlas of Central Europe

G1881 S1M32 2002 ORR

Donated by HPC in Memory of Anna Mae Golubic

Roster of Officials, Seneca Co., OH 1980-1992 (13 pamphlets)

F497 S4R66 1980-92 ORR

Donated by Ronald Stuckey

Locust Point Cemetery Burials 1840-2003 and Rusha Cemetery Burials 1835-2003

F497 O8G9 2004 ORR

Donated by Ottawa County Genealogical Society

Ancestral Charts of Ottawa County Genealogical Society Members

F497 O8A53 2004 v. 1 ORR

Donated by Ottawa County Genealogical Society

List of changes in the 1914 Assesssment of Taxes (Sandusky Co.)

F497 S2L57 1914 ORR

Jews of Cincinnati

F499 C59J58 1989 ORR

First Daughters, Letters Between U. S. Presidents and their Daughters

F176.1 F515 2004

Author used material from HPC

America's Lawyer-Presidents

KF353 A46 2004 ORR

Author used material from HPC

Skeletons on the Zahara

DT189 K56

Author used material from HPC

Presidential Leadership

E176.1 F74 2002 ORR

Author used material from HPC

Chatauqua Moment

LC6551

Author used material from HPC

To Provide for the General Welfare

KF4629 S58 2003

Author used material from HPC

Joshua Chamberlain The Soldier and the Man

E467.1 C47L66 2003

Author used material from HPC

Lee;s Endangered Left

E581 D86 1998

Author used material from HPC

After the White House

E176.1 S613 2004

Author used material from HPC

Sex Radicals

HQ967 U6P37 2003

Author used material from HPC

Cavalry at Appomattox

E477.67 L66 2003

Author used material from HPC

Amsden, Jackson Township, Seneca County, Ohio

F497 S4A47 2005

Donated by Sharon Yaros

Ledgerbook of Thomas Blue Eagle

E99 D1G79

Donated by Mary Kay Farrell

1913 Preserving the Memories of Dayton's Great Flood

F499 D2N56 2004 ORR

Donated by the Dayton Metro Library

Through Blood and Fire

E467.1 C47A25 1996

Author used material from HPC

The Monroeville Spectator. Births, Deaths, & Marriages 1870-1986

F499 M67R65 ORR

Donated by the Sandusky County Kin Hunters

Guide to Church Records in the Archives Branch Virginia State Library

CD368.5 V57 1981 ORR

Donated by the Sandusky County Kin Hunters

Mason County Kentucky Marriage Bonds & Permissive Notes 1789-1817 (2 volumes)

F457 M4539 1999 v. 1 & 2 ORR

Donated by the Sandusky County Kin Hunters

Genealogists Address Book

CS44 G55 1995 ORR

Donated by the Sandusky County Kin Hunters

Pennsylvania Births, Bucks County, 1682-1800

F157 B8H78 1993 ORR

Donated by the Sandusky County Kin Hunters

Wills of Chester County, Pennsylvania, 1713-1778 (3 volumes)

F157 C4W72 1995 ORR

Donated by the Sandusky County Kin Hunters

Story of the Palatines

F130 P2C6 1988 ORR

Donated by the Sandusky County Kin Hunters

History of Bern Reformed Church United church of Christ

BX988 Z7L43 1986 ORR

Donated by the Sandusky County Kin Hunters

Abstracts of Philadelphia County Wills 1726-1747

F157 P56A27 1995 v. 2 ORR

Donated by the Sandusky County Kin Hunters

American Marriage Records Before 1699

CS68 C48 1975 ORR

Donated by the Sandusky County Kin Hunters

Kurpfalzische Auswanderer vom Unteren Neckar (Emigrants from Unter Neckar)

CS627 P3H33 1983 ORR

Donated by the Sandusky County Kin Hunters

Brief History of Schaefferstown

F159 S3B8 1979 ORR

Donated by the Sandusky County Kin Hunters

Eighteenth Century Emigrants Volume II The Western Palatinate

F160 P4B88 1985 ORR

Donated by the Sandusky County Kin Hunters

Schweizer Einwanderer in den Kraichgau (Swiss Emigrants form Kraichgau)

CS627 K73S38 1983 ORR

Donated by the Sandusky County Kin Hunters

Abstracts of Lancaster county Pennsylvania Wills 1786-1820

F157 L2W84 1995 ORR

Donated by the Sandusky County Kin Hunters

Early Families of Lancaster, Lebanon & Dauphin Counties Pennsylvania

F157 L2D85 1997 ORR

Donated by the Sandusky County Kin Hunters

Genealogical Research Guide to Germany

CS612 P35 1988 ORR

Donated by the Sandusky County Kin Hunters

Genealogical Research in England and Wales, vol. 2

CS414 G3 v. 2 ORR

Donated by the Sandusky County Kin Hunters

Ausvanderungen aus Baden und dem Breisgau (Emigrants from Baden and Breisgau)

CS627 B336H32 1980 ORR

Donated by the Sandusky County Kin Hunters

Westmoreland in 1773-Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania

F157 W5I8 1983 ORR

Donated by the Sandusky County Kin Hunters

Dauphin County Marriages, 1744-1854. Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

F157 D2D66 1983 ORR

Donated by the Sandusky County Kin Hunters

Marriages 1793-1810, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

F157 D2I8 ORR

Donated by the Sandusky County Kin Hunters

Divorces and Names Changed in maryland by Act of the Legislature 1634-1867

F180 M56 1991 ORR

Donated by the Sandusky County Kin Hunters

Articles of Confederation Edition of Ancestral Charts

F148 A635 ORR

Donated by the Sandusky County Kin Hunters

Abstracts of York County, Pennsylvania Wills 1749-1819

F497 Y6W73 1995 ORR

Donated by the Sandusky County Kin Hunters

Record of Pennsylvania Marriages Prior to 1810, volume II

F148 R4 1987 ORR

Donated by the Sandusky County Kin Hunters

Born in Ohio, Living in Southwest Michigan in 1860

F572 A15B87 1986 ORR

Donated by the Sandusky County Kin Hunters

Church Records of Berlin, Somerset County, Pennsylvania 1788-1856

F159 B443G74 1989 ORR

Donated by the Sandusky County Kin Hunters

Cass County, Michigan 1870 Census Index

F572 C3E35 1990 ORR

Donated by the Sandusky County Kin Hunters

Kent County, Michigan, 1855 Plat Map

G1413 K4I3 1987 ORR

Donated by the Sandusky County Kin Hunters

Early Marriage Evidence, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania 1785-1810

F157 D2B87 1986 ORR

Donated by the Sandusky County Kin Hunters

Saint-Memin in Virginia: Portraits and Biographies

F226 N7593 ORR

Donated by the Sandusky County Kin Hunters

Tulpehocken Church Records 1730-1800

F157 B3T84 1982 ORR

Donated by the Sandusky County Kin Hunters

Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Area Key to Genealogical Records

F157 A4C54 ORR

Donated by the Sandusky County Kin Hunters

Gateway to America Genealogical Research in the New York State Library

F118 N643 1982 ORR

Donated by the Sandusky County Kin Hunters

Washington County, Pennsylvania Marriages 1780-1857

F157 W3W46 1987 ORR

Donated by the Sandusky County Kin Hunters

Listing of Inhabitants in 1785 Fayette County, Pennsylvania

F157 F2H39 1983 ORR

Donated by the Sandusky County Kin Hunters

Westmoreland in 1783, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania

F157 W5M3 1983 ORR

Donated by the Sandusky County Kin Hunters

Lebanon County, Pennsylvania Area Key to Genealogical Resources

F157 L4C54 1977 ORR

Donated by the Sandusky County Kin Hunters

Hayes Presidential Center Membership and Heritage Quest

Remember that we still offer a great deal on membership to Heritage Quest with the HPC membership. The $45 plus membership means that you can have access to Heritage Quest at home.

This subscription database gives you access to ALL the US Census and to 25,000 genealogy and local history books, PERSI, a genealogical periodical index and Revolutionary War pension papers.

If you are not a member and would like to become one, you can join online. Go to

http://www.rbhayes.org/membership.htm

and add your order to the online shopping cart. For those of you who have ordered obituaries online, the form will look familiar. It is the same shopping cart. Remember to join at the $45 level or higher level in order to get Heritage Quest online at home – whether you live in Fremont, Iowa or California.

If you do not like to shop online, you can print out the forms online and mail a check for the proper amount to

Membership
Hayes Presidential Center
Spiegel Grove
Fremont, OH 43420

Not only will you get a great genealogical resource at home with Heritage Quest, but you will also be supporting the Hayes Presidential Center and receive all the benefits of membership which are listed on the above website.

RootsMagic – Genealogy Software, a Workshop by the Author,

Bruce Buzbee

Sunday, April 17, 2005 - 1 - 4 pm

Hayes Presidential Center Auditorium

Admission: Free

Enjoy an informative afternoon learning how to get the most out of RootsMagic software. Roots Magic is rapidly gaining recognition as a leading genealogical software that offers advanced abilities to help you record and share your family history while remaining one of the easiest to use.

1:00 - Bruce Buzbee presents an overview and demonstration of RootsMagic

2:15 - Break; Refreshments

2:30 - 3:45 – Workshop on more advanced features; Questions and answers

Learn the best techniques for entering information, notes, navigation; sources and repositories; adding photos; creating reports and charts, importing/exporting GEDCOM files, etc Also learn how to combine reports to create a book using the Publish feature in RootsMagic..

Bruce Buzbee is the founder and president of RootsMagic, Inc., and the author of RootsMagic genealogy software. He has been writing genealogy software for over 15 years, having originally written the very popular Family Origins genealogy software. A resident of Springville, Utah, Buzbee will be exhibiting at the Ohio Genealogical Society Annual Conference in Akron April 14-16th, 2005.

The RootsMagic software will be for sale at the Hayes Presidential Center Museum Store before and after the day of the event - $19.95 software, $14.95 book or $29.95 for both. On the day of the talk, Mr. Buzbee will sell the software and book for a special price.

In addition, there will be tables of other genealogical material to browse and/or purchase, including used books which are surplus from the Hayes Presidential Center and new publications from local area genealogical societies, including the Sandusky and Seneca Counties.

For this special event, the Hayes Presidential Center Library will be open at 12:00 to 1 pm for tours and research, but will be closed the rest of the afternoon.

To help plan seating and refreshments, registration is requested. Please call 419-332-2081 (Fremont) or 800-998-7737 (out of town) or email bhill@rbhayes.org prior to the event.

This program is part of the Sundays in Spiegel Grove Series at the Hayes Presidential Center.

The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center is located at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues in Fremont, Ohio. The facility is affiliated with the Ohio Historical Society. For further information on the Center, visit our website, www.rbhayes.org

Becky Hill and the Hayes Library Staff

Head Librarian

Hayes Presidential Library

Spiegel Grove

Fremont, OH 43420 419-332-2081Comments/suggestions? bhill@rbhayes.org