12 February 2008

Free Genealogy "Lock-in" at Hudson Library, evening of 15 Feb 2008

We've just learned that the next meeting of the Hudson Genealogy Study Group will be an after library hours activity Friday February 15th from 5 to 11 p.m. Such activities often are called "lock-ins." This event will be at the Hudson Library & Historical Society, 96 Library Street, Hudson, Ohio.

Attendees will be able to do computer research and access the archives collection during this time. Mini sessions on topics such as great genealogical databases resources will be offered.

Beverages will be provided and all are asked to bring a dish to pass for a pot luck dinner.

This program is free but pre-registration is required with the archives department. For more information, please contact the Archives Department at 330-653-6658, ext. 1017.

07 February 2008

Ancestry Adds Four Ohio Databases

Ancestry.com has added several databases that may interest Ohio researchers. With the Ancestry search engine, any hits should turn up in a personal search for ancestors in the 18th and 19th centuries. The databases are:

Ohio Cemetery Records
Ohio Marriages
Ohio Source Records
Ohio Valley Genealogies

The above are links to the search form from each database. Remember that Ancestry.com is a subscription database service.

The first is an online version of Ohio Cemetery Records, Extracted from The Old Northwest Genealogical Quarterly, with an index by Elizabeth P. Bentley. It was published by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, in 1989.

The second is an online version of Ohio Marriages, Extracted from The Old Northwest Genealogical Quarterly, edited by Marjorie Smith. It was published by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, in 1986.

The third database, Ohio Source Records, contains data extracted from The Ohio Genealogical Quarterly, published between 1937 and 1944. Genealogical Publishing published the compilation in 1986.

The fourth database, Ohio Valley Genealogies, was compiled by Charles A. Hanna, and maily concerned families from Harrison, Belmont, and Jefferson Counties, Ohio, and Washington, Westmoreland, and Fayette Counties, Pennsylvania. Originally published by the author in 1900, Genealogical Publishing published a reprint in 1968 and subsequent years.

Happy searching!