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YOGSO  STRG 3:  BANKS OF THE WABASH.  BY Robert V. Van Trees.  Revised 2002. 300 pages, 5 " by 8 ", laminated covers.  Price:  $15. In early November of 1791, Major General Arthur St. Clair led an ill-equipped and untrained army north from Fort Washington against the troublesome Indians of the vast Northwest of the River Ohio Territory (now the states of OH, IN, IL, MI and WI), which had been created by the Ordinance whose Bicentennial milestone was celebrated in 1987.  This controversial officer's tragic defeat along the banks of the Wabash River prompted a Congressional investigation [Those aren't new either!]-the first in the history of the United States.  The dead are victims of a peace process which failed and the characters of this book, many whose mortal remains are mixed with the soil where Fort Recovery now stands, are real people whose sacrifices helped shape the destiny of the westward march of civilization. Liberally sprinkled with facts concerning the historic Ordinance of 1787 which were discovered in the author's above Book 1, this book provides factual insight into their trials and tribulations and those of General St. Clair, who led hundreds to their deaths.  The author at this time was a resident of Fort Recovery, a retired U.S.A.F. officer who devoted much time over a quarter of a century to his study of historical facts concerning the two battles which took place along the Banks of the Wabash River where the author spent the early years of his life.  Detailed genealogical research concerning the Swearingen family and Blue Jacket led him to conclude the Shawnee War Chief was NOT a captured white youth named Marmaduke Swearingen.  DNA tests conducted at Wright State University in 2000 supported his conclusion.  All genealogists with roots in this five state area will want to read and digest the historical facts, the personnel lists, newspaper clippings and detailed index in this book.  Bibliography has grown to 78 titles.  Index pp. 281 to 300 lists men and units that are buried in Fort Recovery's burial ground.  Hundreds of our ancestors were lost in those two bitter battles.  Some of them may have been yours.  Genealogical charting of the Van Swearingen family is included in this book.  Also included are the lists of the Kentucky Militia, over 300 in number, most of whom were killed in action in October and November of 1791.  Lots of names in the index. Price $15 -- Sold out - Currently on order
*NEW LISTINGS: FFOH STRG 4:  D031 ABSTRACTS AND EXTRACTS OF THE LEGISLATIVE ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS OF THE STATE OF OHIO:  1803-1821.  By Mary L. Bowman, Published by the Ohio Genealogical Society, 1994.  These are the very first Sessions of this state of Ohio first organized in 1803.  These motions and designs of this brand new state, going through the War of 1812 and on to recovery are important.  They have been carefully abstracted by the author, who has done other works for the benefit of today's genealogists.  She has thoughtfully provided an every-name index.  Look carefully for your Ohio surnames.  He may have written a law, proposed a change, argued for change, been mentioned as a Road Commissioner, paid for a bill from the state, submitted a bill and payment was authorized, sold them some chairs, elected a Justice of the Peace, made an official name change, so many more names scattered throughout for thousands of reasons!  In the Personal Name Index the following surnames have at least five or more lines: Abbot/t 5, Adam/s 9, Allen 8, Anderson 5, Armstrong 9, Austin 6, Ayers/Ayres 5, Baker 5, Baldwin 14, Beatty 7, Bell 5, Black 5, Blair 5, Bog/g/s 5, Brown/e 24, Buel/l 10, Caldwell 7, Campbell 10, Canfield 5, Carpenter 11, Carter 5, Case 7, Chapman 5, Clark/e 17, Collins 7, Cook/e 6, Craig/e 7, Crawford 5, Creighton 5, Crook/s 5, Curry 6, Davidson 5, Davis 8, Day 6, Deardorff 5, Dillon 5, Elliot/t 12, Evans 12, Ewing 5, Findl(a/e)y 6, Foster 6, Gard(i)ner 5, Graham 7, Hamilton 9, Hanna/h 5, Harper 7, Harris 5, Hawley 6, Hays 7, Henderson 5, Hic(h/kcox 7, Hopkins 5, Hugh/es/s 6, Humphr(ies/y) 7, Hunt 10, Hunter 5, Huntin(d/t)on 5, Irwin 5, Jackson 7, James 5, Johnson 13, Johnston 11, Jones 12, Kellog/g 5, Kelly 5, Kerr 8, Keyes/Keys 7, Kilbourn/e 5, King 9, Lee 7, Long 6, Lucas 5, Martin 8, McClure 6, McConnell 6, McCoy 5, McLean/McLene/ McLeane 6, Miller 14, Millik(a/e/i)n 5, Mills 5, Mitchel/l 18, Moor/e 15, Morris 7, Morrison 7, Meyer/s 6, Newel/l 9, Nightingale 5, Norton 5, Olmsted 8, Palmer 6, Pane/Pain/ Paine/Payne 6, Parker 5, Patterson 7, Perkins 6, Perry 5, Price 7, Putnam 6, Rams(a/e)y 5, Reed/Reid 8, Ren/n/ick/Renix 8, Richardson 6, Robi/n/son 13, Ro/d/gers 13, Root 5, Rose 6, Ross 8, Sacket 5,  Sarchet 5, Schen(ch/k) 5, Scott 11, Seely 5, Shephard/Shepherd 11, Silliman 6, Skin/n/er 5, Smith 23, Sn(i/y)der 5, Spencer 5, Ste/a/dman 5, Steel/e 9, Strong 9, Tapp(a/e/i/)n 5, Taylor 9, Thomas 6, Thompson 15, Trimble 6, Updegra(ff/ft) 5, Vance 7, Vanhorn 5, Wallace 7, Ward 6, Watson 6, Webb 8, Well/s 11, Wheeler 8, White 10, Williams 21, Willis 5, Wilson 19, Wood/s  10, Wright 10 and Young 8.
YOGSOH STRG 5: OHIO GENEALOGICAL RESOURCES.  By Charles M. Franklin.  Published by YOGS, 1997.  25 pages, wrapper style cardstock covers 8" by 11".  Ray and I asked Charles Franklin to do this book, that quickly became a set of books, on the basic sources of genealogical and historical information.  He put together these books to assist all genealogists who needed an inexpensive book to go to when they can not think of who else to ask.  This book is his OHIO effort.  He gives a brief history of the state, some guidance on religion in Ohio, Vital records kept, Census records available and tax lists.  He has comments on Probate Records, land and property records, military records, divorce records, and naturalization records.  He has an extensive list of 138 Archives and Libraries,  a quick phone call could establish current addresses, in indeed, they have changed at all!
He has a list of over 320 Genealogical and Historical Societies on 8 " BY 11" pages, many of these change addresses yearly with new elections of officers.  Check online (website) or by phone (information).  A call to the local librarian MAY get this information.  
A list of over 150 periodicals (almost 6 pages) published by individuals and societies may put you in touch with other relatives that did not move when your ancestors did!  Then there is a list of the year of formation of every Ohio County plus its parent county.  Addresses and phone numbers are given. (3 pages)  They may be dated, but the Post Office will know where the Courthouse is!  If you want to get in touch with someone this is a quick guide to use.  Multiple copies of this book are available.  Special price for NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBERS is $5 for 25 pages of help.  [NOTE: If you like this one, we also have similar ones for Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia.  Multiple copies of each of these books are available. Special price is $5 for however many pages of help each one has in it.  They vary slightly from state-to-state.]

*NEW LISTINGS: FFOH STRG 7:  D185.  MEMBER PUBLICATIONS OF THE COUNCIL OF OHIO GENEALOGISTS.  1985. Edited by Teresa L. M. Klaiber.  19 pages, cardstock covers, stapled.  This compilation is a result of the joint members of the Council of Ohio Genealogists in response to a catalog request for in-print and forthcoming publications.  The names of these authors are well-known to Ohio Genealogists and they have undoubtedly added dozens of publications to this list by now.  Author's name, number of books in publication by 1985, plus forthcoming books already planned at that time.  We are all grateful to these busy people for taking their time to create these abstracts, indexes and compilations of data of so much value to so many of us.  First number - in print + number in the planning or abstracting or compilation or typing/data entry or production stages.  Full publication data given for all books and articles referenced in periodicals or in book reports.  These may be in a library near you.  Tacy Arledge 3 + 1, Carol Willsey Bell 65 +5, Sue Heatherly Birt +3, Susan Cook +2, Pat Donaldson 3 + 2, Patsy Ruth Donaldson (Manning) +2, Sandy Fackler + 2, Carol Willsey Flavell (Bell) 14, Barbara Grant Fox 1 + 1, Sylvia Hargrove 2, Helen Harriss 3, Hensgen 3, Rebecca Baker Hill 3, Teresa L. M. Klaiber 15 +4, W. Louis Phillips 28 + 7, William B. Saxbe 12, Caryn R. Shoemaker 14, Henry Timman 5, Marilyn Welsh 20 and Susan P. White 5.  Finding ancestors can be very hard work, but each one of these people has made all of our lives easier and better because of the work they have done and shared with us.  Thank you!  Full titles and many more details are in this book.  PRICE $4

*NEW LISTINGS: FFOHSTRG 9:  B274:  CENTRAL OHIO LOCAL GOVERNMENT RECORDS AT THE OHIO HISTORICAL SOCIETY.  Compiled by Karen L. Matusoff of the Archives-Manuscripts Division of the Ohio Historical Society, 1978.  38 pages, 8.5 by 11", wrappers, stapled.  PRICE $7.  This book was designed to list the records which are maintained at the Historical Society Library in Columbus, Ohio, for the benefit of your ease of access for all genealogists.  The counties covered in this edition in detail are Ashland, Cuyahoga, Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Knox, Licking, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Pickaway and Union.  Separately listed are the records maintained at the library that are on microfilm.  Also attached to the book is a magazine article titled Court Records Now Available to Researchers which informs us that Records of the Superior Court of Franklin County (Columbus), 1857-1865, which covers the Civil War period, are now accessible to researchers.  If your ancestors came from the above list of counties, it may be to your advantage to access them in a general library setting rather than at the courthouse.  The records are sorted by the name of the office which would normally hold them.  You would want to know the type of record you need and the dates involved to be sure that you are going to the correct location of these original records.  PRICE $7

*NEW LISTINGS: FFOH STRG 11:  B299.  INDEX TO THE MICROFILM EDITION OF GENEALOGICAL DATA RELATING TO WOMEN IN THE WESTERN RESERVE BEFORE 1840. By the Genealogical Committee of the Western Reserve Historical Society.  Prepared by the Genealogical Committee of the Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio, 1976.  226 pages, 8.5 by 11 inches, hardbound, indexed.  PRICE $40.  The first permanent settlement in the Western Reserve, an area in Northeastern Ohio larger than Connecticut, was established at the site of the present city of Cleveland in 1796. This information was collected by the Women' Department and it is of considerable genealogical interest.  All of it relates to women who came to Ohio prior to 1850, but part of it relates only to women who came before 1840.  It falls into two distinct categories: biographical data which relates to thousands of women; and "Vital Statistics" which relates to tens of thousands of women.  All parts of the original printings of the five volumes of data were out-of-print when this book was published.  The five parts, numbered continuously from 1 to 1,140 indicate the thoroughness of this project.  The vital statistics were to follow a standard format.  Column 1 was Married Name, column 2 was Maiden Name, column 3 was Year Came to Township, column 4 was Where From, and column 5 was Last Residence, so the actual entry for each of these women would look like this:  Married name Mrs. John Ray:  Maiden name Lois Hill:  Year came to Township 1803:  Where from Groton, Connecticut:  Last Residence Milan, Ohio.  There were 216 townships whose records are included in this project, each 25 miles square.  These include the counties of Erie (6 twps.), Huron (11 twps.) on the west side reading south, Lorain (15 twps), townships of Ashland (the township of Ruggles) and Medina (10 twps.) next to them, Cuyahoga (11 twps.) and Summit (12 twps.) to the east of them, Lake (7 twps.), Geauga (14 twps.) and Portage (16 twps.) in the next column and Ashtabula (18 twps.), Trumbull (12 twps.) and 5 townships of Mahoning.  This is an index only.  The records, themselves, are still available and directions are given as to where to write for them.  There are 70+ names per column.   There are five columns per page.   And there are 226 pages!  At 350+ times 226 pages, that equals almost 79,000 women living in those townships between 1840 and 1850.  Surely some of them will be yours!  All for women already married by 1840! The above information can be obtained for any of the women listed in this index volume.  The previous owner of this book has included a printed list of the 216 townships, sorted by county, stapled in at the back of the book. (most helpful when using the map to orient them to your ancestor's part of Ohio).  There is no feasible way to extract the number of entries that would be required to do an extract of the index which is this book.  No information is included in this book, but the index of names is there, and the information would be well worth a letter to the society to get the information!  It is very difficult to find this much data for women's names, especially maiden names, if they were married prior to 1840.  You would get the married name and her maiden name for any of these!  Price:  $40. 

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