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Winter 2004
A Publication of the St. Louis Public Library

Vol. 4   No. 4

New Arrivals

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

1. Ancestors in German Archives: A Guide to Family History Sources. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004. 929.1

An exhaustive guide to doing research in Germany. A must-read for all those with German ancestors.

2. Barber, Joseph P. The Settlement Patterns of Perry County, Missouri 1850-1900. N.p.: 1stBooks, 2002. 929.3778

An historical study of Perry County immigrants and their places of origin. Although not done for genealogists, it will be helpful to them.

3. Crean, Robert E. A Settlement that Became Byrnesville. N.p.: the author, n.d. 929.3778

A community history that includes many photos.

4. DeGrazia, Laura M. & Diane F. Haberstroh. Irish Relatives and Friends: From Information Wanted Ads in the Irish American, 1850-1871. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2001. 929.3415

Ads are transcribed chronologically. Many give the name of immigrant’s birthplace or last residence in Ireland, when they left, where they settled in the United States, and who was seeking the information.

5. Hansen, Duncan E. A Reunion in Death: Gravesites of Quantrill’s Men and the James Gang. Independence, MO: Two Trails Publishing, 2002. 977.803

In addition to information on burial places, the book includes brief histories of the battles they participated in, Quantrill reunions, and transcriptions group members’ obituaries.

6. Marriage Notices From Richmond, Virginia Newspapers 1841-1853. Richmond, VA: Virginia Genealogical Society, 1997. 929.3755

Entries provide name of both parties and date, and sometimes include parents, clergyman or other official, other parties, residence, and name of news-paper where the notice appeared.

7. Mize, Joel S. Unionists of the Warrior Mountains of Alabama. Vol. A. Lakewood, CO: Dixie Historical Re- search & Education Publications, 2004. 929.3761

Extensive historical and genealogical information about Union supporters in Confederate Alabama. Includes family charts, cemetery locations, and many other extras.

8. Pratt, Floyd T. Johnson-Caldwell Cemetery of Franklin County, Missouri. Bradenton, FL: Pratt Publications, 2002. 929.3778

In addition to cemetery listings, Mr. Pratt has done extensive research into each family, pro-viding multiple citations for further information. An out-standing resource.

9. Weant, Kenneth E. Cole County, Missouri Birth Records & Death Records. Vol. 6, August 1883 – January 1906. N.p., the author, 2003. 929.3778

Just one of a great many of Mr. Weant’s books that we have re-cently acquired. They’re all fantastic! The bulk of the recent new additions are for Cole, Audrain, Callaway, and Monroe counties.

10.Webster, Anne. Mississippi Confederate Pardon Applications. Carrollton, MS: Pioneer Publishing, 2004. 973.742

Transcriptions include name of petitioner, residence, birthplace in some cases, Confederate service, and brief description of other materials in the original records.

... And Some Venerated Ancestors

1. Buck, J. Orton & Langston, Aileen Lewers, comp. Pedigrees of Some of the Emperor Charlemagne’s Descendants.

Vol. 2. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. 929.7

2. Buck, J. Orton & Beard, Timothy Field, comp. Pedigrees of Some of the Emperor Charlemagne’s Descendants. Vol. 3. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. 929.7

These two volumes update and continue Redlich’s study (see below) published in 1941.

3. Dionne, N.E. Les Canadiens-Francais: Origine des Familles; Emigrees de France, d’Espagne, de Suiesse, etc., Pour Venir se Fixer au Canada, Depuis la Fondation de Quebec Jusqu’a ces Derniers Temps et Significa- tion de Leurs Noms. 1914. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969. 929.4

Primarily a surname dictionary, but it does include the area in Europe where the name originated in most cases, and sometimes when it first appeared in French Canada.

4. Faribault-Beauregard, Marthe. La Population des  forts francais d’Amerique: Repertoire des baptemes, mariages, et sepultures celebres dans les forts et les etablisse- ments francais en Amerique du Nord au XVIII3 siecle. Montreal: Editions Bergeron, 1982. 929.37

Censuses of the various French forts in Canada, Michigan, and Illinois. Entries include each member of the family, date of the census, occupation, and marital status of family members. An excellent resource that points out the connection between Missouri and French Canada.

5. Jette, Rene. Dictionnaire Genealogique des Familles du Quebec des Origines a 1730. Montreal: Les Presses de l’Universite de Montreal, 1983. 929.3714

To be used in conjunction with Tanguay. Entries include place and date of birth, marriage, and death as well as occupation and appearance in certain censuses.

6. Lussier, Irenee, ed. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Francais (1608 – 1760). 3 vols. Montreal: Institut Genealogique Drouin, 1965. 929.371

A necessary source for those searching for French-Canadian ancestors. Many of the French-Canadians migrated southward and settled throughout Michigan, Illinois, and Missouri.

7. Massicotte, E. Z., ed. Canadian Passports 1681 – 1752. New Orleans: Polyanthos, 1975. 929.371

Transcriptions of the "passports" granted by the French government to voyageurs, which allowed them to trade directly with Indian tribes of the North American interior. Many of these men passed through (and left families in) St. Louis.

8. Pine, L. G. Sons of the Conqueror: Descendants of Norman Ancestry. Rutland, VT: Charles E. Tuttle Co., 1973. 929.342

A scholarly study of Norman and Anglo-Norman genealogy.

9. Tanguay, L’Abbe Cyprien. Dictionnaire Genealogique des Familles Canadiennes Depuis la Fondation de la Colonie Jusqu’a nos Jours. 7 vols. 1871-1890. New York: AMS Press, 1973. 929.3714

Although Tanguay had his faults, one cannot search for French Canadians without this resource. Volume 1 covers the seventeenth century and volumes 2-7 cover the eighteenth century. Includes many vital records for Illinois and Missouri families. Usually lists name, birth or baptismal date and place, marriage date and place, spouse, spouse’s parents, children with birthplace and date, and death place and date.

10. Von Redlich, Marcellus Donald R. Pedigrees of Some of the Emperor Charlegmagne’s Descendants. Vol. 1. N.p.: Order of the Crown of Charlemagne, 1941. 929.7

We also own several gazetteers for France as well as topographic maps that allow you to locate the smallest towns and villages.

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