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Winter 2003
A Publication of the St. Louis Public Library

Vol. 3   No. 1

New Arrivals

Items recently added to the St. Louis Public Library’s collections:

1. City Directories of the United States. New York, NY 1882-1934. Woodbridge, CT: Research Publications, nd. 917.4710025

These New York City directories cover a period of heavy immigration & settlement. Many families lived in New York City before moving west.

2. Galford, Ellen. Genealogy Handbook: The Complete Guide to Tracing Your Family Tree. Pleasantville, NY: Reader’s Digest, 2001. 929.1

Great for beginners! Covers all aspects of searching & has plenty of graphics & charts.

3. Garguilo, Barbara & Herbert, Jeffrey G. Translated Abstracts of Death Notices in the Portsmouth Correspondent 1894-1908. Milford, OH: Little Miami Publishing Co., 2001. 929.3771

Includes extensive transcriptions of the death notices appearing in Scioto County, Ohio’s German-language newspaper.

4. Garguilo, Barbara. Scioto County, OH, Newspaper Index: Deaths & Marriages 1818-1865. Milford, OH: Little Miami Publishing Co., 2001. 929.3771

Includes name, date of notice, age (for marriages only), date of event & name of newspaper.

5. Herbert, Jeffrey S. Restored Hamilton County OH Marriage Records, Supplement 1850-1884. Milford, OH: Little Miami Publishing Co., 2002. 929.3771

Information includes bride, groom, date of marriage & name of church.

6. Remington, Gordon L. New York State Towns, Villages & Cities: A Guide to Genealogical Sources. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002. 929.3747

For each town, indicates name, types of civil records available, whether church records are available, whether cemetery records have been transcribed & whether the town/county has a published history.

7. Remington, Gordon L. New York State Probate Records: A Genealogist’s Guide to Testate and Intestate Records. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002. 929.3747

Records by county.

8. Shamhart, Carl & Elizabeth. Post Offices & Postmasters 1805-2001. Milford, OH: Little Miami Publishing Co., 2001. 929.3771

Includes the names of post offices, postmasters & a brief history of each town. Since many towns that once merited a post office no longer exist, works of this type are most valuable as gazetteers.

We have just received the 1930 census for Kentucky and Tennessee. Kentucky has a partial Soundex & Tennessee has a complete Soundex.

Some Venerated Ancestors

1. Bates, Albert C., ed. Hartford, Connecticut Land Records: 1639-1688 & Births, Marriages & Deaths, 1644-1730. 2 Vols. Orig. published as Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society Vol. XIV, 1912. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1989. 929.3746

Volume One contains extensive land records, including the metes-and-bounds land descriptions. Volume Two contains vital records for the listed time periods.

2. Christmas-Beattie, Ginger L. Warren County, North Carolina Minutes to the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions. 7 Vols. Forest Grove, OR: Ancestral Tracks, 2002. 929.3756

This series of court minutes covers the years 1780-1813.

3. Douthat, James. Cherokee Ration Books 1836, 1837, 1838 New Echota. Signal Mountain, TN: Mountain Press, 1999. 970.3

Contains copies of the original ration books for New Echota in Georgia & Camp Clanewaugh near Chattanooga. The information includes name of the head of family; number of men, women & children in the family & various remarks about the rations they were entitled to & received. An early Trail of Tears-era resource.

4. Evans, June Banks. Lunenburg County Virginia Deed Book 33, 1842-1845. New Orleans: Bryn Ffyliaid Publications, 2001. 929.3755

Deed abstracts including date of purchase, name of purchaser, name of seller, cost & amount of land & a brief description of the property.

5. Hinman, R. R. Catalogue of the Names of the First Puritan Settlers of the Colony of Connecticut: With Time of Their Arrival in the Colony… 1846. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1968. 929.3746

A collection of various items from the 17th century.

6. Jacobus, Donald Lines, comp. Families of Ancient New Haven. 1922-1937. 9 Vols. Published in 3 Vols. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1997. 929.3746

Extensive pedigrees of the founding families of New Haven. Originally published by Jacobs as New Haven Genealogical Magazine. The Library owns a complete set of the original publication.

7. Ritter, Kathy A. Apprentices of Connecticut, 1637-1900. Salt Lake City, UT: Ancestry, 1985. 929.3746

An alphabetical listing of apprentices & bound servants. Most entries list name of the child, master, trade & length of apprenticeship. Some include the name of the custodial parent, child’s age, or place of residence. Some entries are for runaways. The abstractions come from original indenture documents & newspapers.

8. Roberts, Gary Boyd, ed. Genealogies of Connecticut Families: From the New England Historical & Genealogical Register. 3 Vols. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1983. 929.3746

Pedigrees & articles taken from the New England Historical & Genealogical Register.

9. White, Lorraine C., comp. Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records. Multiple Vols. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994- . 929.3746

Includes town vital records of Connecticut towns from approximately 1640-1850. See info in "They Came From…" The Library owns all volumes currently available & will complete the set as it is published.

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