Saturday, March 17, 2018

Book Of The Week: A Topical History of Cedar County, Iowa, Volume 1

A Topical History of Cedar County, Iowa, 
Volume 1

Clarence Ray Aurner
S. J. Clarke, 1910 - Cedar County (Iowa)

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Video Of The Week: PRONI - A Digital Landscape: Exploring Historical Map Applications

We watch a lot of videos in the Cave. Webinars, instructional videos, continuing education videos, you name it! If it helps with our genealogical pursuit we are all over it!

Each week we thought we'd share one we've enjoyed.

Hope you enjoy it too!

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Harriet Walsh {Gen 4}

It started, as good quests always do, with a family tale.

Harriet Walsh (Mary Ann, Joseph, James, William) was born in Orange Co, New York, in August 1832, to parents Mary Ann Faulkner and Hiram Walsh (Welch).

Harriet married John A Galloway (1829-1907) about 1852, most likely in Orange Co, New York.

Harriet and John had three children: (according to the 1900 U S Census)

  • William Augustus Galloway b. May 1853 d. 30 Apr 1909 m. Ada M LNU
  • Bartlett R Galloway b. abt 1856 d. 12 Mar 1905 never married
  • FNU Galloway b. UNK d. bef 1900

Not much is know of this family. Nothing is known of Harriet, unfortunately. John was a dairy farmer in Richmond Co, New York. He enlisted in the Union Army in 1862, was listed as "deserted but caught" and mustered out in 1865.

John Galloway died December 24th 1907 in Richmond Co, New York. He is buried in the Moravain Cemetery on Staten Island. He was 78 years old.

Harriet Walsh Galloway died January 4th 1908. She is buried with her husband in the Moravain Cemetery. She was 75 years old.

Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact me.

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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Book Of The Week: History of Jefferson County, Iowa

History of Jefferson County, Iowa: A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement

Charles J. Fulton

S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914 - Jefferson County (Iowa)

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Friday, March 9, 2018

Tools For The Dig: State Focused Research | Ohio

State Focused Research | Ohio

Some of my favorite research sites are slightly off-radar by today's definition.

First I'd like to talk about Genealogy Trails. From their homepage: "Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical and historical data and placing it online for the free use of all researchers. We are all about adding data for you to use in researching your family lines!!! We know that what you're looking for is data -- and we have LOTS of it right here.
Our hosts work continuously to bring you fresh, interesting and NEW data (well.... as new as hundred year old data can be!!!)" Pretty much everything you need to know to begin your Ohio research is contained within the pages of  Ohio Genealogy Trails. This is a thorough, well thought out site - and they are always looking for volunteers!

Companion Yahoo! Group: Genealogy Trails/MidwesternStates

Next up, RAOGK. Another volunteer site. A treasure trove of links, well organized and easy to understand. From this site you can request look-ups from a team of Ohio volunteers. Or add you name to the volunteer list if Ohio is your home-base.

OHGenWeb is an oldie but a goody! Volunteer based also, this database was founded in 1996! From their home page: "OHGenWeb isn’t an ordinary genealogy website. Ordinary websites are those where text and sometimes pretty pictures are present, but trying to get in touch with a real person to help you with your research… impossible. The strength of OHGenWeb is its many volunteers, some of whom have spent over a decade assisting others with their Ohio research. Using our county page visit the Ohio county your ancestors lived in and first try and find any information the county may freely provide on their pages (most have some sort of search built in). If the particular fact isn’t available online, then reach out to the county coordinator (cc) and they will try and assist you as best they can. Most county coordinators have their email address available on their website, though some will use contact forms."

Linkpendium is another all around resource hub. So What is Linkpendium, Anyway? "Linkpendium is a 10,000,000+ resource directory to everything on the Web about families worldwide and genealogically-relevant information about U.S. states and counties. We cover both free and subscription sites, with a strong emphasis upon free resources provided by libraries, other government agencies, genealogical and historical societies, and individuals. We are particularly proud of our unique indexes to online biographies."

Cyndi's List Ohio page.

Ohio State Wiki
Ohio State Catalog
Ohio Online Genealogy Records

State societies and archives include:
Ohio Genealogical Society
Ohio History Center
Digital State Archives/Ohio

Cleveland, Ohio is home to the Western Reserve Historical Society Research Library

A comprehensive list of newspapers can be found at The Ancestor Hunt's Ohio page.

For social context look at LOC Ohio Collection and the DPLA Ohio Hub.

As I discover more resources I'll update this post. Do you have any Ohio favorites that I've missed? Please share!

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