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I have come to appreciate how much geography has to do with where our ancestors wound up and why they moved from where they did live to a new place where they wanted to live.  Most importantly, I have learned that sometimes the jurisdiction moved under these ancestors, so that it appeared they were living in a different place, but they were not.  Without their having to do a single thing, pack a single box or basket, hitch up the horses, or walk a single inch, they had a new address in a new county!  What a way to move from one county to another!!


The importance of knowing the correct jurisdiction at the correct time became apparent when my ancestors did not move, but their deeds of purchase were in the files of one county, they paid taxes on it there, and, as I later learned, paid taxes on the same parcel in a different county too.  And their deeds of sale for the same property years later were found in the files of a still different county. 


Tracing the genealogy of my Kentucky ancestors was further proof as their residence changed counties, but they did not move, and census records did not always make sense to me, until I traced the jurisdiction of the land at the various years.  It appeared my ancestors had moved, but in reality, it was the county boundaries under their land that had done the moving! 


Then back into Virginia it became even more apparent that the genealogy of the county was really going to help me locate, find and copy marriage records.  You cannot find the marriage record if you are looking into the records of the wrong county!  Virginia has a few too many counties (100) to look at all of them, but John Vogt’s Virginia county atlas fixed that problem, because he has maps showing the gradual changes in the outline of Virginia’s counties. I would not be without his flow chart on Virginia county formation.  Having said that, these two items are a natural for items 2 and 3 on this list, are they not?  New books have arrived from the publisher and some prices have changed. 


But, first, we will do Book Number 1.  There is only one way to begin your Virginia Research!  Here is the first book in this set of CRAZY CRATES and the best Virginia book value on our shelves!!


If you are going to do Virginia research, and I am going to assume that search will be prior to 1850, there is one book you will definitely need:  Dr. George K. Schweitzer’s wonderful recent new edition of his Virginia Research book, so we will start with that one and work our way down through some other have-to-have or would-be-nice-to-have Virginia books.


VA - CRAZY CRATE YOGS 01:  BOOK 1:  VIRGINIA GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH.  By Dr. George K. Schweitzer, PhD, ScD.  2005 Newest Edition.  This is a 222-page book containing 1,273 sources for tracing your Virginia ancestor along with detailed instructions for their use.


There are four chapters of essential information in this book.  Chapter One gives you a brief background look at the geography and history that form the background of genealogical knowledge.  Chapter Two gives you some handy knowledge of the thirty-five, [count them!] there really are 35 different types of helpful records that are available in Virginia to help you with your research, where they are found, and how they can help you locate that elusive ancestor. 


Chapter Three brings you up-to-date on all the many locations in which your search may be conducted from your home or in person and on site. 


Chapter Four gives you the research procedures that must be followed if you are going to be successful.  My favorite section is a part of this last chapter.  The author gives you a record rundown of each county, listing the county seat, town, zip code and much more!  He gives you the date the county was formed and the parent county or counties from which it was formed.  Then he explains which of the records you can find in that county giving you beginning and ending dates whenever possible.


He makes you aware of how the State Library of Virginia in Richmond can help you with microfilm copies or print-outs of the original records from that county.  I will say, having visited there for a week about two years ago, that the new Virginia State Library is more fun to visit and explore than to read about it.  The very fact that you can park in the underground garage under the library building free, look at books, microfilm, etc. all morning, eat lunch within the building, under the broad sweeping stairway, go back upstairs to search more books or microfilm and fiche all afternoon, and then leave at 5:00 having accomplished so much, you will wish you could stay a week!  I’ve done that, stayed a week, and then wished I could have stayed a month!!


Get information from Dr. Schweitzer’s book about The Family History Centers from which you can also order the microfilms through the Family History Library in Salt Lake City for use in your locality. 


Knowledge of the types of vital, civil and criminal (for your black sheep!) records information is available, with beginning and ending dates for each county will help you plan your research strategies.  They are listed here in this book.  Web sites for their local libraries and the local historical or genealogical societies in Virginia are listed also.  I took my copy of his book to Virginia with me and referred to it dozens of times while I was there!


All of this comes in a lovely, neatly printed, smoothly tailored book that can go right with you to the library so you can check on the sources as you work.  At the very reasonable price of $12 for this laminate-covered book, I can assure you that this is one book you will really use over and over again.  P.S.  Please check out our website for all of the other 17 helpful books he has written.  You will be glad you did!  His books are the best value in my shop.  Multiple copies are available.  REGULAR PRICE $12, Those wonderful 1,273 tips don’t even cost 1 penny each! SUMMER  SPECIAL SALE PRICE $10!


VA VIDEO- CRAZY CRATE YOGS 01:  VIDEO 1:  VIRGINIA GENEALOGY RESEARCH, Dr. George Schweitzer, One hour of Research Strategies and Tips on Finding your Parents plus a bonus one-hour video on Virginia Research both together on one VHS cassette.  In full color.  Taped live.  Check the other thirteen titles on the website under Dr. Schweitzer’s name.  His fourteen wonderful videos [Note: Priced at $25 each] are a real treat to watch and they will forever change the way you think about each genealogy project you start.  You will never, ever be STUCK again!

Plan a genie-party, invite some genie-buddies, plan some munchies and goodies to eat with your friends, (have a pitch-in if you are busy!), and watch him give a speech in your own home!  Wouldn’t hurt if you had found a new big screen TV under your tree last Christmas morning!  [See the picture in which he appears in costume-Click on Dr. Schweitzer on the Main Catalog Page and see the first page of his section, and get a look at him all dressed up, and ready to explain how genealogy research can be really shifted into high gear!]  He makes learning so much fun! Regular price $25  SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE $22!

VA - CRAZY CRATE YOGS 01:  BOOK 2:  ATLAS OF COUNTY BOUNDARY CHANGES IN VIRGINIA 1634-1895.  By Michael F. Doran.  1987 by Iberian Publishing Company, 61 pages, coverstock, 11-by-17 inches bound on the 11-inch side, brand NEW, not used.  $28.  Multiple copies are available.  There is nothing in previously published works with the helpfulness and thoroughness of this series of maps.  One hundred and fifty-four years of changing boundaries and jurisdictions had already taken place before the 1790 census was taken.  This ATLAS fills in that gap for Virginia maps and records for those 154 most important early years before that first Federal Census.  By the way, that census is not complete.  Approximately one-half of the people that actually lived in Virginia in 1790 do not appear on that census.


Twenty-four 11-by-17-inch maps and 26 tables, along with simple explanations, show you the movement of these county boundaries better than any text could.  If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a map should be worth 10,000!  There are 24 maps, each with a table detailing the years and the changes made during those years.


Sample:  In the years from 1721-1730, there were only a few changes.  Only five counties were created, but notice how these changes would have affected your search for marriage, land and court records.  See below: 


In 1721, the counties of Hanover, King George and Spotsylvania were formed:  1.)  Hanover County was formed in 1721 from New Kent County (itself formed from York County in 1654), so residents of Hanover County, after 1721, may have marriage, will, land and court or other records in New Kent County records prior to 1721 and ancestors in York County prior to 1654.  Records of their parents and siblings may be in any of these counties, and their wills, marriages and deeds may be in any of those places, also, and to complete the search, all three jurisdictions should be checked.  For their grandchildren.  You may want to look in Louisa County formed from Hanover in 1742.


2.)  King George was formed in 1721 from Richmond County (itself formed in 1692 along with Essex County when Rappahannock was divided and EXTINGUISHED); so records of interest to King George County researchers may also be found in Richmond County and Rappahannock County (1656-1692), which was itself formed from Lancaster County, which was itself formed in 1651 along with Westmoreland County).  Their parent counties were York and Northumberland, whose parent district was the Chickacoan Indian District, which was eliminated in 1648.  If you could see these maps, this would be as clear as crystal!


3.)  Spotsylvania was formed in 1721 from three counties (this is the first incidence of triple donorship).  The three counties were Essex, King & Queen and King William Counties.  Each of the three was affected by the land and citizens given to the new county of Spotsylvania.  Do you need to know this?  Yes, you do!  From Spotsylvania County there were more than 50 counties created later in Virginia’s history.  All of those share Spotsylvania County and its three parent counties as possible, even probable, sources for your ancestors’ residences and records!


4.) In 1728, Caroline County was also formed with the donation of lands and population from three counties.  These three counties were:  Essex, King & Queen and King William.  Essex (itself created in 1692 from Rappahannock County, which was divided and extinguished when Essex County and Richmond County were created in 1692; King & Queen (itself created in 1691 from New Kent County) and King William County (itself created in 1702 from King & Queen) counties; and so each of those three counties grew smaller both in territory and in population as the new counties were formed.  Some, like Rappahannock County, disappeared entirely as the new counties were created. 


5.)  Also in 1728, Goochland was created out of Henrico. 

Henrico was an original shire created in 1634. The Virginia property trail may originate in Henrico on property that became Goochland!


I know this is as clear as mud when names are used in the writing, but the maps let you trace a pinpoint into each county it became a part of and the picture is clear as a bell on the maps.  Plus the maps are shown directly across from the table describing the changes being made on that table and that map.


This atlas is an essential tool for good Virginia research done by identifying what county has the records!  Tracing your counties back through time is how you make sure you are climbing the right family tree.  This book can help you locate records, because you now know where to look!  This atlas is beautiful, well drawn and with some use of color.  And it chronicles in nice small bites the very perplexing problems of jurisdictional research in Virginia.  The book starts with the eight original shires and concludes two-and-a-half centuries later at the end of the nineteenth century with all the counties of Virginia, Kentucky (partial) and West Virginia drawn. 


Two maps are also dedicated to the formation of counties in early Kentucky, with 9 counties -- FAYETTE,  JEFFERSON and LINCOLN, created in 1780.  The Big 3! Then NELSON was taken from Jefferson in 1785.  BOURBON was taken from Fayette in 1786.

MADISON and MERCER, were both taken from Lincoln in 1786.

MASON was taken from Bourbon in 1789 and WOODFORD was taken from Fayette in that year also.  All these 9 counties were formed before statehood in 1792.  You will need to know that because almost all the rest of Kentucky, except the far west tip WAS Virginia prior to 1792!

All of them, except the far western ones, used to be Kentucky County, Virginia (1777-1780); and before that, it was Fincastle County, Virginia (1772-1777), which became extinct with the formation of Montgomery, Washington and Kentucky Counties, Virginia in 1777.  Fincastle County was formed from Botetourt County in 1772 [and the records for Fincastle County are now in Montgomery County, Virginia!].  Oh, by the way, Botetourt was formed in 1770 from land that was originally a part of Augusta County, formed in 1745, which had been a part of Orange County, formed in 1734, and before that was a part of Spotsylvania, which was formed in 1721 from Essex (see above!).  [I told you, you would want to know about Spotsylvania County!!]   See what I mean by learning so much good stuff!  Your ancestor may have been born in Essex County, Virginia, married in Orange County, Virginia, had children in Augusta, Botetourt and Fincastle Counties in Virginia, and died in Mason County, Kentucky and never have had to move!


This is useful information that will come in handy every time you pick up a new line in your Virginia ancestry.  If you research the formation of counties in Virginia, you are far more likely to find your ancestors than if you just look in everything you can find.  You could miss the one county you need to check most!  These are NEW books.  Multiple copies are available now.  Atlas is priced at $28  SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE $25!

CRAZY CRATE YOGS 01:  CHART 1:  FORMATION OF VIRGINIA COUNTIES FROM 1634 INCLUDING SOME KENTUCKY AND ALL WEST VIRGINIA COUNTIES.  By Iberian Press.  1 sheet, 11 by 17 inches, printed in black on plain paper.  $3.  Those familiar with flow charts will see the advantage of that form of summarization and organization of the data in that atlas.  See a very small portion of that flow chart in the diagram below:


On this page you will see a small portion of the flow chart mentioned above.  This gives you a small idea of what the chart can tell you.


For instance:                > ===Gloucester==Mathews

                                       |             1651                  1791

Charles River==York     

1634-1642             1642/3    

                                      |                         >==Hanover=Louisa                                                     |                            |        1721    1742

>===New Kent

            1654        |

>==King & Queen=|

        1691       |


          >King William



I hope this looks like a small piece of a flow chart to you.  It was the best I could do with my level of computer skills.  However, this is an excellent way to show the progression of parent counties [the ones they were before they became themselves] and progeny counties [the ones that were taken away from them after they were formed.]  This chart we will send to you shows the descent from the eight original shires of Virginia through the division of territory into the nine Kentucky counties formed before the statehood of Kentucky in 1792 and through the formation of the state of West Virginia.  So much information readily available on one big sheet of paper!  Sent folded.  You may prefer to frame and hang it.  Ask me not to fold it if you want to frame it; and we will roll it and send it in a tube.  You can ask us to punch it for a three-ring binder if you would like that job done before we send it to you, also.  Multiple copies are available now.  Was $3  SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE $2!

CRAZY CRATE YOGS 01:  BOOK 10:  HISTORY OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA 1746-1786 AND WASHINGTON COUNTY, VIRGINIA, 1777-1870.  By Lewis Preston SUMMER s, with rearranged index and an added table of contents.  Originally published 1903 Regional Pub. Company.  Reprint 1971, Clearfield, 912 pages, softbound. NEW.  $65.   

Chapter I, Sketch of Virginia 1001-1738. 

Chapter II, Indians living in close Proximity to Southwest VA. 

Chapter III, Early Explorations of SW VA by the White Man. 

Chapter IV, Southwest VA 1754-1770. 

Chapter V, SW VA-Botetourt County, VA 1770-1773. 

Chapter VI, SW VA-Fincastle County, VA 1773-1777. 

Chapter VII, Washington County, VA 1777-1786. 

Chapter VIII, Effort to Establish a New State. 

Chapter IX, Washington County, 1787-1840. 

Chapter X, Washington County, 1840-1870. 

Biographical sketches are found on pages 747-807.

List of Landowners-First Lands Surveyed on the Waters of the Holston and Clinch Rivers of which any Record is Preserved of Fincastle County, VA. 

Also, Twenty Appendices in addition, covering Militia Officers, Revolutionary Soldiers, Confederate Soldiers, Sheriffs and Deputies, much more, etc. 

Index, in small print, runs from Page 885 to Page 912.  Literally, there are thousands of names for this most important area of Virginia.  New, wrappers, softbound.  Last one at SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE $60!

With all of these books just 300 feet away from the house, it sure is hard to get bored around here.  Thanks for reading this crate.  You make it all worthwhile.  Helping genealogists is what we do here.  Pat from YOGS






Nothing constitutes proof without verification.  The same is true of books, manuscripts, storytelling by relatives, even Bible records.  It takes more than one basic document to prove something.  All genealogists have experienced the horror of having two different documents concerning the same event that do not agree with each other!  Which one is right?  A challenge for the genealogist is doubled or maybe tripled when documents do not agree!  A genealogist will document ALL items and keep looking for further verification.


Where do you look?  Anywhere?  Everywhere? How do you look?  Internet?  Newspapers?  Vital Record Offices?  Family Bibles?  Courthouses?  Which ones? The big question is WHERE?    


I am surprised by the number of people who do not know the location in which they must look for notations of the original documents!  Over the last years of seminars, I have been amazed at the number of people who cannot answer the simple question — Where are you searching for records?  And their answer is –

“On the Internet”, not the physical location, county and state of their search.  Being trained as an historian throughout my college career [It was my major study field in both high school and college.], I knew that in the study of history WHERE is every bit as important as WHO and WHEN. 


I was always able to locate in which courthouse the records were kept from land records filed in those courthouses leading backward in time to the previous courthouse to be studied next. 

Deeds often start—John Jones, formerly of Guilford County, North Carolina, now buys land in Wayne County, Indiana, so I knew my next stop had to be in Guilford County, North Carolina records and books.

I was never at a loss how to tell someone who, when and where my ancestors had lived.  Now, with the advent of computer technology, this can all be neatly tabulated, and cross-indexed by name, by time and by place, so you CAN find your ancestors at any specific TIME and PLACE in history.  Then you can not only say you are a genealogist, you are behaving as a genealogist should, and as a successful one will!


The Virginia Marriage Books are here!  We are very happy to present these to you.  These mostly marriage record books are far more alike than they are different.  They are all bound in much the same way.  New binding equipment now produces one of the most secure bindings possible for softcover books.  The new tan-background soft-colored map of Virginia on the front identifies the newest bindings.  The goal of this publisher is to produce reference works of lasting value and to keep the books in print through continual small re-printings which allow corrections, additions or deletions to be made when necessary. Sizes are mostly 5.5 inches by 8.5 inches.  Bindings are similar and may not be printed with the title because of the small size of the spine.  Number of pages differs with each title and is found with the individual title listings.  Authors are different and are included with each title.  Books are sometimes alphabetical or are indexed, and sometimes both methods were used.


Here is just a listing of the counties, the dates and the prices.  With any luck at all, you should be able to find your Virginia ancestor’s marriage somewhere within this framework:


                   TITLE                                           TIME FRAME    PRICE



CAROLINE CO. VA COURT RECORDS   1742-1833                   $30.

CAROLINE CO. MARRIAGES                   1787-1810 included.

NPVA-CARRW, William L. Hopkins, 197 pages, indexed, Formed 1728. Parent Cos. -- upper portions of Essex, King & Queen and King William Cos. $30. SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE $27!


CRAZY CRATE YOGS 03:  BOOK 5:                                               $20.


CAROLINE CO. WILL & PLAT BOOK               1742-1840

CAROLINE COUNTY WILL BOOK 19               1814-1818NPVA-CACR, By Kimberly Campbell, 1998, 8.5 X 11 inch format, earliest extant wills bound in book form. $20  SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE $18!

 [NOTE:]ADDED THIS CRATE:  CRAZY CRATE 03: BOOK 6:  A History of Caroline County, VA, by Wingfield,  is available from us at $40.  SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE $35! Two copies separate publishers of the same book, one has red covers, the other has pink covers. 528 pages, laminated wrapper covers, Partially indexed Articles cover the families of Armistead, Baylors, Bowies, Broaddus, Burke, Campbell, Chandler, Chapman, Carter, Coghill, Coleman, Corbin, Dickinson, Dorsey, Glassell, Hawes, Martin, Minor, Ricks, Scotts, Sutton, Thomas, Thornton, Terrells, Washington and Wyatt.  Call us to order this book.]  SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE $35!


FLUVANNA CO. MARR                    1781-1849                    $23.

NPVA-FLUVW, By John Vogt & William Kethley, 1984, ix + 103 pages, indexes, map.  Created from a portion of Albemarle Co.

1,752 marriage records are primarily from ministers returns. Two copies are available.  $23 SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE $20.



MADISON CO. MARR.                                        1792-1850          $20.

NPVA-MADIW, By John Vogt & T. William Kethley, 1984, vii + 156 pages, indexed, map.  1,976 marriage records in this volume are transcribed and abstracted in their entirety from various county records and include the names of parents, ministers and occasionally names of bondsmen and witnesses.  Two copies available.  $20   SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE $18. 



ORANGE CO. MARR.                                          1747-1850          $30.

NPVA-ORNGW, By John Vogt & T. William Kethley, revised edition, 1991, xiv + 320 pages, indexed, figures, map.  To this new revised edition is added a complete index of names in the volume including bride, groom, bondsmen, parents, witnesses, guardians, ministers, and any other person mentioned in the original document.  Also an appendix of ministers is added along with the number of marriages conducted by each. Most records are quite complete.  The index contains references to the following:  2,984 marriages; 996 ministers’ returns; 3,379 witnesses; 99 guardians; 2,614 bondsmen; 122 signed permissions; and 1,396 parents!

From the original Orange Co. lands of 1774, the following counties were created:  Frederick, Augusta, Culpeper and Greene.  PRICE:  $30  SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE $25



ROCKBRIDGE CO. MARR.                       1778-1850                    $30.

NPVA-ROCHW, by Dorthie & Edwin Kirkpatrick, 1985, ix + 443 pages, indexed, map.  The creation of Rockbridge County in 1778 was from portions of Augusta and Botetourt Counties and was part of a flurry of new county formations  and older county subdivisions during the Rev. War period.  See your Virginia Atlas for more details.  4,785 marriages have been extracted directly from courthouse records as well as from newspapers and other published sources.  These entries include names of parents, bonds men, names of ministers and their denominations. $30




ROCKINGHAM CO. MARR                        1778-1850                    $30.

NPVA-ROCKW, By John Vogt and T. Wm. Kethley, 1984, ix + 433 pages, indexed, map.  Like Rockbridge and Shenandoah Counties, the formation of Rockingham in 1778 was part of a major division of the two frontier counties of Augusta and Frederick during the American Revolution.  5,526 marriage records and bonds have been abstracted in the current volume from registers in the Virginia State Library, Archives Division.  $30 SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE $25



WYTHE CO. MARR.                         1790-1850                             $23

NPVA-WYTHW, By John Vogt & T. Wm.Kethley, 1985, ix + 224 pages, indexed, map.  Wythe County represented an important subdivision of Montgomery County in 1790.  From Wythe County five additional counties and a portion of three others were to be carved by 1858.  2,425 marriages in this volume consist of both ministers returns and surety bonds.  Transcribed from records in the Virginia State Archives.  $23.   SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE $20


CRAZY CRATE YOGS 03:  BOOKLETS 24C + COUNTY NAME.  PUBLICK CLAIMS SEPARATE COUNTY BOOKLETS.  Call 1-800-419-0200 to order the separate booklets on the counties you would like sent to you.  Counties covered with price of each booklet are as follows:  A few counties are in stock now.  Others can be ordered at their stated prices.

Accomack $5, Albemarle $9, Amelia     $14, Amherst $7,

Augusta     $5,

Bedford $8, Berkeley $5, Botetourt $7,

Brunswick $7.50, Buckingham     $5,

Campbell $5, Caroline $13, Charles City $5, Charlotte $5, Chesterfield $7.50, Culpeper $11,

Dinwiddie $7, Elizabeth City $5, Essex $5,

Fairfax $5, Fauquier $7, Fluvanna $5, Frederick $7, Gloucester $5, Goochland $7, Greenbrier $5, Greensville $5, Halifax $8, Hampshire $5, Hanover $14.50, Henrico$5, Henry $7, Isle of Wight $5,

James City $5, King & Queen $8, King George $5, King William $7.50, (2 copies)

Lancaster $5, Loudoun, $8, Louisa $8, Lunenburg $5, Mecklenburg $8, Middlesex $5, Monongalia $5, Montgomery $5,

Nansemond $7, New Kent $5, Norfolk $5, Northampton $5, Northumberland $5, Orange $8,

Pittsylvania $6, Powhatan $6, Prince Edward $6, Prince George $5, Prince William $5, Princess Anne $5, Richmond $5, Rockbridge $5, Rockingham $6, Shenandoah $5, Southampton $5, Spotsylvania $7, Stafford $6, Surry $5, Sussex $5,

Warrick $5, Westmoreland $5, and York $5.


Remember to call us to reserve your Crazy Crate books.  If our current stock should become exhausted, we can often order more new stock for you from the publisher.  Our prices are nearly the same as the publishers with only a rounding up to the nearest dollar when the publisher’s price ends in 95 or 98 cents.  To help all of us that are mathematically challenged, we use as many even dollars as we can!  Thanks for reading this crate!  Pat from YOGS


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Hi, there!  Here we are again with a consolidated crate of some Virginia books.  These came in a new shipment from our supplier.  Somebody desperately wants these books and now may be their last chance to find one for sale. 



By Henry Howe. Mountain Press, (Original printed in 1847 Revised in 1897). This excerpt of the 1897 version has no date, NEW $10.  This is a reprint from the book by the same title, which has now been divided into smaller books in order to be more affordable.  It is a collection containing a loose grouping of the most interesting facts, traditions, biographical sketches, anecdotes, etc., relating to the history and antiquities of the county, together with geographical and statistical descriptions to which is appended an historical and descriptive sketch of the District of Columbia which is not in any of these volumes. This volume covers the counties which were a part of Virginia but pulled away to form a new state of West Virginia around the time of the Civil War.  I call these thumbnail sketches, short but meaningful information about each of these counties. Counties included in this booklet are Barbour, Berkeley, Braxton, Brooke, Cabell, Fayette, Greenbrier, Hampshire, Hardy, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Kanawa, Lewis, Logan, Marshall, Marion, Mason, Mercer, Monongalia, Monroe, Morgan, Nicholas, Ohio, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Preston, Randolph, Ritchie, Taylor, Tyler, Wayne and Wood.  $10 SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE $8  Multiple copies available.  



CRAZY CRATE YOGS 04:  BOOK 6:  HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS OF VIRGINIA, NORTHERN VIRGINIA.  By Henry Howe.  This 5.5-x-8.5-inch booklet holds the key to understanding the counties of Northern Virginia.  $5.  It includes Caroline, Culpeper, Fairfax, Fauquier, King George, Loudon, Madison, Orange, Prince William, Rappahannock, Spotsylvania and Stafford.  Hundreds of names, some in very small print, so you will need your $25 Magnabrite for these!  This is a 47-page guidebook to the history of each of these counties.  You’ll find out what they were famous for and what they were infamous for, all in one tidy little book.  County origins are given and tidbits of history you will want to know if your ancestor lived there.  4 copies.  New.  $6. SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE $5  Multiple copies available.  



CRAZY CRATE YOGS04:  BOOK 7:  HISTORICAL COLLECTION OF VIRGINIA, SHENANDOAH VALLEY.  By Henry Howe. 47 pages, folded and stapled, cardstock cover. NEW $6.  This 5.5-x-8.5-inch booklet will help you with your research in this most important part of Virginia.  Counties covered in this booklet include Alleghany, created in 1822; Augusta, created in 1738 from Orange; Bath, formed in 1791 from Augusta, Botetourt and Greenbrier; Botetourt, formed in 1769 from Augusta; Clark, formed in 1836 from Frederick; Frederick, created from Orange in 1738; Page, formed in 1831 from Rockingham and Shenandoah; Rockbridge,  formed in 1778 from Augusta and Botetourt; Rockingham, created in 1778 from Augusta; Shenandoah, established in 1772, from Frederick and Warren, which was formed in 1836 from Frederick and Shenandoah.  Many stories are related in this book about the Germans who came to this valley at the time of the French and Indian War.  If your ancestors were among them, you will want to read this book. New. $6.  SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE $5  Multiple copies available.  



CRAZY CRATE YOGS04:  BOOK 8:  HISTORICAL COLLECTION OF VIRGINIA, SOUTHSIDE.  By Henry Howe.  85 pages, cardstock cover, stapled to make a 5.5-by-8.5-inch booklet with small print.  $10.  This booklet covers the counties of Albemarle, Amelia, Amherst, Bedford, Brunswick, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Chesterfield, Cumberland, Dinwiddie, Fluvanna, Goochland, Greene, Greensville, Halifax, Hanover, Henrico, Louisa, Lunenberg, Mecklenburg, Nelson, Nottoway, Pittsylvania, Powhatan and Prince Edward.  So much early history is written within the pages of these books.  Biographies of famous early men, tales of their struggles to build a civilization in the wilderness, physical features of the county are discussed, the high spots and the low spots.  Information about the county seats, lives of their prominent men and much more will be found in these books. NEW. $10 SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE $8

Multiple copies available.  


Thank you so much for looking at these books.  We hope you find something of interest at these sale prices!  Life can surely be exciting, can’t it, when we have such a wonderful hobby to share with so many people who are still looking for their roots whose branches may, if we are both lucky, tangle with ours.

Thank you again for your faithfulness in reading our crates.  You may find just what you are looking for right here!  I hope so!  Because helping genealogists is what we try so hard to do here!  Pat from Yogs.


ADDITIONS TO OUR STOCK:  YOGS CRAZY CRATE 04:  BOOK 09:  NEW!  TIDEWATER VIRGINIA.  Continues with his coverage of Virginia with this new reprint covering the area of Virginia known as the Tidewater.  Reprint of an 1847 book.  Counties covered in this edition are:  Charles City, Elizabeth City, Essex, Gloucester, Isle of Wight, James City, King & Queen, King William, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, Nansemond, New Kent, Norfolk, Northampton, Northumberland, Prince George, Princess Anne, Richmond, Southampton, Surry, Sussex, Warrick, Westmoreland and York.  Regular Price $10.  These are the coastline counties and those spread around the Chesapeake Bay and the James River.  The very beginning from which the rest were made.  SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE $8.  Multiple copies available.  



NEW!  YOGS CRAZY CRATE 04:  BOOK 10:  VIRGINIA’S MOUNTAIN EMPIRE.  Mountain Press, Here Henry Howe continues his coverage of Virginia’s Counties.  Counties covered in this book are Carroll, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Grayson, Henry, Lee, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski, Roanoke, Russell, Scott, SAmythe, Tazewell, Washington, and Wythe.  Regular Price $6.  SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE $5  Multiple copies available.  



NEW!  YOGS CRAZY CRATE 04:  BOOK 11.  VIRGINIA SOLDIERS IN NORTHWEST TERRITORY 1777.  Fascinating map on the cover of this book shows plainly the vast expanse of territory in this country controlled and claimed by the state of Virginia.  None of the states of Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Tennessee or Wisconsin existed in that year.  All of that territory was Virginia.   Augusta abd Botetourt Counties came into being in this vast expanse from 1769-1770 before the Revolutionary War. 

The group of soldiers were organized as the Illinois Regiment.  Until you read 0this, you won’t know how close we came in these perilous times to winding up belonging to another country instead of these United States.  You should thank General George Rogers 0Clark for 0our safe-keeping years before we actually became a country!  Did it ever occur to you that your ancestor may have seen this Midwest area when he was young as a member of the military?  And returned to it after his service was over to settle his family here?  25 pages, 5 ” by 8 ”, cardstock wrappers, Regular Price $7.  SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE $6  Multiple copies available.  



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We have not visited the fine state of Tennessee in a while.  This crate, and perhaps one more, will be devoted to the VOLUNTEER STATE.  We have marriage records, census records, will and land records to visit among others.  First a review of pertinent books for the first step in research -- an overview of any state in which you have research to do.  An excellent book for reviewing the genealogy of the state is always a good start and there are several on the market.  Two of my favorites come to my mind right away.


CRAZY CRATE YOGS 06:  BOOK 1:  TENNESSEE GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH.  By Dr. George K. Schweitzer.  1999.  146 pages, 5 by 8 inches with maps,  softbound, plastic coated covers, contains 1,073 sources for tracing your Tennessee ancestor along with detailed instructions for finding and using those sources.   PRICE: $12.  NOTE:  This book can be added to your order for only $10 with the purchase of any other book from this newsletter.


Dr. Schweitzer’s books follow the same basic outline.  First there is a general overview of the geography and the history of the state.  Chapter One is a broad overview which serves the purpose of making us aware of certain broad ramifications caused by the geographical and historical background of the state.

Chapter Two lists the types of records as these vary from state to state.  No sense looking for a source that does not exist because that particular type of record was not required to be kept to start with!  Tennessee records, 31 of them, are identified and hints are given as to where to find them and how to use them.

Chapter Three is an overview of many of the localities where genealogical records are located covering in detail the County Courthouses; the Tennessee State Library and Archives; the Family History Library and their branch Family History Centers; the Internet; Regional Libraries; Large Genealogical Libraries and many Local Libraries. 

Chapter Four is the most important section for me, as I consider it my first job in researching an ancestor to be locating the surname AND a specific location in the county wherein he lived. 


His section on recommended approaches is one every genealogist should read.  It is full of logical deductions as to the order in which research should be done.  Then county-by-county he covers  the entire state of Tennessee identifying for you the pertinent data that can be assembled from each county in Tennessee.   We always carry multiple copies of all his books and they are all new. This book is the best Tennessee value in the shop for only $12!   SPECIAL OFFER FOR THIS SUMMER SPECIAL SALE, THIS BOOK ONLY $10 WITH THE PURCHASE OF ANY OTHER BOOK FROM THIS NEWSLETTER


CRAZY CRATE YOGS 06:  BOOK 5:  SUMNER COUNTY, TENNESSSEE INVENTORIES, SETTLEMENTS, AND GUARDIAN ACCOUNTS VOLUME A, MARCH 1808-FEBRUARY 1821.  Abstracted from a microfilm copy of the original by Mrs. Gale Williams Bamman, C. G. and Mrs. Debbie Williams Spero.  1984.  USED copy.  79 pages, nicely indexed. Some yellow highlighting of certain surnames.  11 by 17 inches folded in cardstock cover, stapled.  Nice condition.  $18. These abstracts let you know if any of your Sumner Co., TN, ancestors were able to leave papers upon their death that would give you a better understanding of their lives and are highly rated with genealogists as primary evidence.  Please check the guide to the index because important notes help you avoid some pitfalls in using this book.  Only surnames in the index with five or more than five first names are listed here with numbers:  Adams 8, Alderson 5, Anderson 15, Armstrong 7, Barr 7, Beard 7, Bledsoe 5, Bloodworth 11, Boyce 8, Boykin 7, Boyle/s 6, Bradford 5, Briggance 15, Brown10, Carr 5, Carroll 7, Caruthers 10, Chapman 6, Cloar 5, Cochran 7, Cowden 5, Cryer 5, Dodson 8, Douglass 11, Dowell 7, Duty 8, Edwards 10, Elliott 8, Ellis 8, Gardner 12, George 6, Giles 8, Gillespie 8, Gourley 7, Green 7, Gwin 7, Hall 10, Harper 5, Harris 12, Hart 13, Hassell 7, Haw 5, Henderson 6, Henry 5, Henson 5, Herndon 10, House 9, Hunter 5, Jones 9, King 11, Kirkpatrick 10, Latimer 5, Leggett 6, Linds(a/e)y 5, Markham 5, Martin 8, McDaniel 7, Mitchell 6, Moore 5, Motheral 5, Neale 5, Neele 7, Nesbitt 5, Norris 11, Norvell/Norvil 5, Parker 12, Patton 5, Payne 5, Peairs 8, Perry 6, Pitt 8, Reddett 8, Reed 7, Roberts 7, Robertson 5, Rogers 10, Sanders 11, Sanford 6, Simpson 10, Smith 5, Stovall 8, Tennin 5, Trigg 8, Walton 5, White 13, Williams 5, Wilson 28, Winn 12, Withers 5, Yance/ Yancey/ Yancy 6, Young 6 and Youree 7.  PRICE: $18 SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE:  $15


CRAZY CRATE YOGS 06:  BOOK 9:  SUMNER COUNTY, TENNESSEE, WILL BOOKS, 1 AND 2.  ABSTRACTS 1779-1823 AND 1823-1842.  Compiled and published by Edythe Whitley, Genealogist and Historian, 1956.  $5.  Pages are photocopied and are only the ones relating to the Gillam/Ellis/Taylor family (various spellings) names.  p. 10 Ellis, Gilliham, Hart; p. 20, Gillam; p. 25, Taylor, Ellace/Ellis; p. 27, Ellace/Ellis; p. 29, Ellis, Taylor, Elliss, Hart; p. 32, Barry, Gillam;  p. 33, Gillam; p. 52, Gilliam; p. 57, Bennett, Gilliam; p. 69, Taylor, Gilman; plus the complete index to the entire book.  This is all in a report cover with an acetate sheet so title page can be read.  What a wonderful way to do a research report!  All surnames listed above are marked with a red pencil. $5.  SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $3


CRAZY CRATE YOGS 06:  BOOK 10:  SUMNER COUNTY, TENNESSEE MARRIAGES 1839-1875.  Compiled and Edited by Era W. Stinson and Eliza Sue Spurlock.  1985.   $35.  The book begins with a short history of the development of Sumner County.  221 pages, 8.5 by 11 inches, cardstock cover, velo-bound, black plastic binding.  The names have been placed in alphabetical order according to the groom’s surname.  The second set of numbers refer to the number of brides whose maiden names were the same surname.  Those surnames with four or more than four groom’s names are listed here with brides by the same surname listed after the /:   Abbott 4/3, Absher 5/8, Abston 2/6, Adams 9/8, Alderson 4/5, Aldridge 4/2, Alexander 11/9, Allen 20/24, Al/l/sup 4/3, Anderson 27/19, Andrew/s 9/4, Angelea 9/12, Anthony 15/10, Armstrong 13/9, Atcherson 7/7, Ausbrooks 9/6,  Austin 18/32, Averett 6/2, Ayres 5/4, Baber 4/6, Bailey 5/4, Baker 17/18, Baldridge 5/3, Bandy 11/7, Banks 6/2, Barber 11/10, Barker 7/4, Barnard 6/6, Barnes 7/13, Barnett 6/4, Barr 11/6, Barrett 3/4, Barry 6/5, Baskerville 5/4, Bass 5/5, Bate/s 5/8, Beard 4/8, Beasley 11/7, Bell 18/37, Bennett 13/15, Benson 5/3, Bentley 5/9, Bernard 5/1, Biggs 10/5, Black 8/9, Blackburn 7/3, Blackmore 7/9, Blakemore 7/3, Boddie 4/6, Bond 4/3, Borders 7/9, Boren 7/3, Bostick 4/2, Bowlin 3/0, Bowling 6/2, Bowman 5/6, Boyd 4/5, Boyles 4/2, Bracken 8/7, Brackin 10/11, Bradley 42/35, Branch 4/2, Branham 8/9, Brazel 4/3, Brewer 4/1, Brigance 6/1, Briggance 4/3, Briggs 4/4, Briley 9/13, Brinckley 6/9, Brizendine 14/17, Brooks 7/5, Brown 65/75, Browning 4/5, Bruce 19/18, Bryant 9/7, Buck 9/2, Buckley 4/1, Bugg 5/6, Bullock 6/8, Buntin 16/6, Burney 4/0, Burnley 4/2, Busby 4/4, Bush 11/5, Butler 8/7, Butt 11/5, Byrum 6/2, Cage 8/12, Caldwell 4/8, Campbell 13/6, Cantrell 19/20, Cardwell 9/7, Carman 4/0, Carney 6/6, Carpenter 4/4, Carr 12/15, Carson 4/2, Carter 41/32, Cartwright 8/2, Chan/e/y 5/7, Chapman 7/11, Charlton 4/6, Chenault 4/9, Clark 27/25, Clay 4/3, Clendening 7/17, Cline 14/12, Coker 5/2, Colbert 4/1, Cole 15/7, Coleman 5/5, Collier 11/6, Conner 4/2, Conyers 6/4, Cook 22/11, Cooper 5/8, Cornwell 5/1, Cotton 9/17, Covington 6/5, Cox 4/10, Crafton 6/0, Crank 4/2, Crenshaw 20/21, Cron 4/3, Crump 10/1, Cuffman 5/1, Cummings 10/10, Cummins 4/3, Cunningham 5/6, Dalton 8/8, Darks 4/0, Darna/ell 45, Daugherty 6/8, Davis 33/23, Day 8/14, Debow 8/2,  Defrees 4/5, Dempsey 6/11, Denning 7/6, Dickenson 4/4, Dickerson 9/21, Dillon 6/4, Dinning 7/6, Dismukes 9/4, Dobbins 8/12, Dobbs 4/8, Dodd 6/8, Dolton 5/4, Donelson 4/9, Donnell 6/6, Dorris 32/40, Douglass 43/55, Dowel 4/5, Downs 5/8, Drake 4/1, Duffer 9/7, Duffy 4/2, Duke 6/6, Duncan 16/15, Dunn 11/9, Durham 29/26, Dye 5/3, Edwards 15/17, Elliott 12/20, Ellis 19/11, Embry 4/0, Escue 10/13, Evans 5/9.  Because of space considerations, I need to stop here, but I did go back and add the women by these surnames after the men’s; so now men’s numbers/women’s numbers. Found a few yellow high-lighting marks through the former owner’s book.  Used.  [I am only on page 42 of the 211 pages for this county!   

You can see there would be many more marriages in this county than you see here. Book goes through the entire alphabet!] PRICE: $35 SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $30



Many illustrations, pictures of 34 people and 15 locations of importance to the families concerned.  The Contents consist of special write-ups, genealogical information concerning families with the following surnames:  Anderson, Barrow, Barry 2, Bate, Bell 2, Belmont, Bertinatti, Blackmore 2, Bledsoe 17, Boddie Family, Bowen Family, Bowie, Breckenridge, Cage 2, Cage Genealogy, Campbell 2, Carmack, Carr, Cisco, Clark, Desha 6, Donaldson, Douglass 2, Genealogy of Douglass, Elliott Family,  Ellis, Futon, Gaines, Garth, Guild, Gwin 2, Hall, Hallum, Hammond, Hatton, Head Family, Judd, Lauderdale Family, Lindsey, Malone, Mansker, Martin, McKendree, Morgan, Morris, Odom Family, Parker, Peyton 2, Peyton Family, Pickett 2, Read, Rogan 3, Rogers, Rutherford, Sanders, Sharkey, Shelby 5, Scurry 2, Smith, Spencer, Trousdale, Vanderbilt, Walton, Weatherred, Williams, Wilson Family, Winchester 2, Wynne.  This had to be a heavily militarized and definitely a political family.  Over 2/3s of these surnames have either military rank [Captain, Major, Colonel, General or are political in nature referred to as Honorable, Judge, Governor, Senator,   or as a person entitled to respect because of his position as Doctor, Preacher, Reverend, Bishop and Countess.

This book is he result of the publication over a period of time by this author of some articles for The Nashville American Newspaper in September and October of 1907.  They were so well received he determined to rewrite, revise and add new matter and publish the whole thing in book form.  The objective was to present some of the most interesting details about the first settlement and the first settlers of the county.  He wanted to give facts and to exclude errors.  He certainly did his best.  He has produced a worthwhile book for descendants of those stalwart men and women who braved the wilderness of central Tennessee to settle in and enjoy the benefits of civilization, hard fought and hard one, but theirs.  Genealogies complete with dates and relationships are sprinkled throughout the book.  Book has 319 pages, 5 “ by 8 “, Plastic covered cardstock covers, ex lib, good condition for being used.  This man is an excellent, well-spoken teller of stories with incredible detail woven throughout.  You will gain a better understanding of early life in this country by reading this book and you will be grateful you have done so.  I know I was.  There is no every-name index which would improve this book for genealogists immensely.  Regular Price would be $25.  This copy used, ex lib, library markings SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $17


CRAZY CRATE Y0GS 06:  BOOK 12:  THE OFFICIAL RECORDS OF RAWLINGS FUNERAL HOME IN SEVIERVILLE, TENNESSEE 1911-1995.  Transcribed by Larry D. Fox for Smoky Mountain Historical Society, Sevierville, TN.  231 pages, hardbound, beautiful gold title screened on the front. $30. The names in this book are found in the undertakers’ books of the Rawlings Funeral Home.  These Undertakers Books were account books for the services rendered.  The times indicated may not tell the actual exact time of death, but are probably when the services were delivered and were descriptions of business transactions.  Services may, or may not, include coffins, embalming, hearse and funerals.  Listings may, or may not, include clothing.  One thing in common for almost all funerals was a bill for flowers.  This is in contrast with today’s funerals where flowers are usually provided by friends and families.  Vaults appear to have been voluntary and optional then also.  This funeral home received bodies brought home from other places in Middle TN, most all counties in East TN and from Ohio and Virginia.  Age may be in an actual date of birth and death or day-month-years form.  Names listed after the deceased are those of possible relatives or someone who provided information about the deceased.  The records often showed that the funeral debt was quite often paid by contributions of friends, churches, businesses, as well as survivors. Names are provided, in alphabetical order, with the information available.  Each page gives details on approximately 35-45 people for a total of approximately 8,000 to 9,000 people.  Typical entries are: 

1.) Abbott, Rushia d(ied). May 24, 1915 d(aughter)/o(f) Dave Abbott by Jim Vance.

2.) Allen, Eva Ruth 78.  d. Feb 16, 1987 1731 Jackson Ave.  b. June 14, 1908 TN h(usband) R. C. Allen, f(ather) Benjamin Calvin Thomas m(other) Martha J. Wardell, Buried Boyd’s Creek, informant Jane Payne, Dau(ghter), same address.

3.) Zobitne, Stanley 66 d. Jun 6, 1983, 2071 W Harrisburg Pike, Middle Town, PA.  SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $25. 


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This is the Tennessee Crazy Crate that follows CRAZY CRATE YOGS 06 that was full of some of the Tennessee books we have moved from the shelves of our research library.  Here is a batch of Tennessee books that are available here now.  We have only one copy of most of these books for sale, so it’s a case of-if you snooze, you MAY lose! 


CRAZY CRATE YOGS 07: BOOK 5:  LEBANON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, [IN THE FORK] FOUNDED 1791.  By Rev. Samuel Carrick, 21 pages plus index.  First church founded in what is now Knox County, but was then in Hawkins County, five miles east of Knoxville, Tennessee, May 1918.  Surnames mentioned are:  Adair, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Baker, Balch, Bhauses, Blair, Boyd, Brevard, Brooks, Buck, Callison, Campbell, Carrick, Casteel, Chato, Coggin, Cozby, Cowan, Currie, Danis, Dickson, Deak, Doublehead, Dunlap, Eagleton, Ellis, Fisher, Foster, Franklin, French, Gilliam, Gillespie, Hawthorn, Hope, Houston, Humer, Jack, Kennedy, Manney, McCree, McCampbell, McConnells, McGready, McKnitte, McMillan, McNutt, Merriman, Montgomery, Morton, Nelson, Patton, Patterson, Pearson, Penland, Perry, Pickle, Ramsey, Rankin, Ray, Robertson, Rodgers, Ross, Rutherford, Sample, Scott, Sevier, Shelby,  Smith, Strong, Sumpter, Thompson, Vance, Walker, White and Williams.  This photocopied report is in a presentation report cover and gives much information concerning this church and the history of it, near Lebanon, five miles east of Knoxville.  Regular price waas $5  SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $3..  Very interesting, Two copies available!


CRAZY CRATE YOGS 07:  BOOK 10:  1860 CENSUS OF TENNESSEE, CARTER COUNTY TRANSCRIPTIONS.  1985, 48 pages, colored cover stock, punched plastic binding.  $12.   Brenda C. Bishop.  This lady has using space efficiently down to a science.  She has boiled this entire county down onto 37 pages by using a lot of abbreviations, which she lists at the front of the book.  Carter County was founded in 1796 from Washington County.   County seat is located in Elizabethton.  It takes some time to figure out the index, because the head of households are filed in alphabetical order by the first letter of the last name only.  I am not going to attempt to list them here.  Book has been well used and is somewhat more than worn.  Would have been $16  if in better shape, now is priced at only $12. Includes 48 pages of material, all of it quite usable.  PRICE:   SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $ $10.   


NEW!  TENNESSEE RECORDS – TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTIONS AND MANUSCRIPTS, HISTORICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL Compiled by Jeanette Tillotson Acklen.  President of the Nashville Chapter Colonial Dames of America, Vice-President-General National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and National Vice-Chairman of Historical Research. With others.  Originally published in 1933 in Nashville, TN and republished in 1967 by GPC, 517 pages, hardbound, $40 Surnames in the 26 page, small print index with surnames appearing on 4 pages or more than four are:  Abernathy 5, Adams 17, Alderson 4, Alexander 35, Allen 32, Alley 5, Allison 11, Amis 6, Anderson 36, Andrews 11, Ankenbaner 6, Anthony 4, Argo 6, Armstrong 30, Arnold 4, Arthur/s 4, Atkinson 4, Avery 4, Bailey 8, Baird 25, Baker 15, Banks 4, Barker 4, Barnes 8, Barnett 4, Barrett 5, Barry 9, Barton 6, Bass 16, Bates 5, Batey 4, Bauman 4, Baxter 5, Bean 12, Beard 9, Beasley 5, Bell 17, Bennett 6, Bentley 4, Benton Berry 14, Birchett 4, Black 14, Blackburn 6, Blackmore 7, Blair 10, Bland 5, Blankenship 4, Bledsoe 19, Bloodworth 5, Blount 7, Bond 4, Bonner 4, Boone 8, Bostick 5, Bowen 12, Bowers 6, Bowman 9, Boyd 24, Bradford 11, Bradley 8, Bradshaw 7, Brady 9, Brandon 5, Breen 6, Brett 4, Brevard 4, Brewer 6, Bridges 8, Bright 5, Britt 5, Britton 6, Broderick 4, Brooks 10, Browder 4, Brown 67, Browne 4, Bryan 10, Bryant 6, Bryson 5, Buchanan 20, Burford 4, Burke 15, Burnett6, Burns 18, Burton 11, Butler 7, Byars 5, Byrd 7, Way too many names to finish this one here.  With almost 180 lines on each page, you can see the potential!  SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $35   





YOGS CRAZY CRATE YOGS 08:  Welcome back to a YOGS crate today.  General knowledge is a good thing and here are some books with general knowledge in them and some neat books on Missouri. 


CRAZY CRATE YOGS 08:  BOOK 1:  MISSOURI GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH.  By Dr. George K. Schweitzer.  1997.  235 pages, 5 by 8 inches with maps,  softbound, plastic coated covers, contains 1,342 sources for tracing your Missouri ancestor along with detailed instructions for finding and using those sources. $12. 


Dr. Schweitzer’s books follow the same basic outline.  First there is a general overview of the geography and the history of the state.  Chapter One is a broad overview which serves the purpose of making us aware of certain broad ramifications caused by the geographical and historical background of the state.

Chapter Two lists the types of records as these vary from state to state.  No sense looking for a source that does not exist because that particular type of record was not required to be kept to start with!  Missouri records, 35 of them, are identified and hints are given as to where to find them and how to use them.

Chapter Three is an overview of many of the localities where genealogical records are located covering in detail the 114 county Courthouses; the Missouri State Library and Archives; the Family History Library and their branch Family History Centers; the Internet; Regional Libraries; Large Genealogical Libraries and many Local Libraries.  Chapter Four is the most important section for me, as I consider it my first job in researching an ancestor to be locating the surname AND a specific location in the county wherein he lived. 


His section on recommended approaches is one every genealogist should read.  It is full of logical deductions as to the order in which research should be done.  Then county-by-county he covers  the entire state of Missouri identifying for you the pertinent data that can be assembled from each county in the state.   We always carry multiple copies of all his books and they are all new. This book is the best Missouri value in the shop for only $12!   [SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE:  Buy any other book from this crate and get this book for only $10.]


1790 U.S. CENSUS--CRAZY CRATE YOGS 08:  BOOK 2:  A CENTURY OF POPULATION GROWTH FROM THE FIRST CENSUS OF THE UNITED STATES TO THE TWELFTH 1790-1900. GPC, Printed in 1970 in Baltimore, MD, Originally published in Washington by the Government Printing Office in 1909.  304 pages, 9 x 12 inches, hardbound.  $45. Its 15 chapters cover the following general topics concerning the census and what we can learn from it. 

2 copies, Hardbound, $45 each.  Chapter I covers Population in the Colonial and Continental Periods.  Chapter II goes into details concerning The United States in 1790.  Chapter III covers The First Census of the United States.  Chapter IV gives details about the Area and Total Population.  Chapter V explains the Population of Counties and Their Subdivisions.  Chapter VI compares the White and Negro Populations.  Chapter VII gives details on the Sex and Age of the White Population. 


Chapter VIII is an Analysis of the Family.  Chapter IX is information about the Proportion of Children in the White Population.  Chapter X gives interesting information on Surnames of the White Population in 1790.   Chapter XI tackles Nationality as Indicated by Names of Heads of Families Reported at the First Census.  [NOTE:  Did you know that of the 2,810,248 persons in the U.S. in 1790 defined by their surnames, 2,345,844 were English?  188,589 were Scotch and 156,457 were German?  English names graced 83.5% of all households!  If you add the Scotch and Irish names, it rises to over 90%.  This book, every section of it, is full of little known facts that, once known, will change your perceptions of the world your ancestors lived in.  Figures are also given for the Dutch, French, Hebrews and All others (grouped in one category) of only 3,835 of which almost 1,400 lived in N.Y.]


Chapter XII.  This chapter is an analysis of Interstate Migration.  Chapter XIII contributes more information on the Foreign Born Population.  Chapter XIV lists Statistics of Slaves Information. And Chapter XV gives information on Occupations and Wealth for several different census years 1790, 1850 and 1900.  There are 115 different tables helping you discover exactly what all these numbers mean.  Very interesting findings and very enlightening.  Reading.  I have used data from this book in several of these crates now.  Two copies are available.  $45.  SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $38


MISSOURI—CRAZY CRATE YOGS 08:  BOOK 10:  1850 U.S. FEDERAL CENSUS OF NEW MADRID COUNTY, MISSOURI.  By Dr. John F. Schunk, 1989.  about 200 pages, Census blanks ALL FILLED IN photocopies of actual pages taken from the actual microfilm copies.  It takes 4 pages to hold one census page.  Entire County, approximately pages 270 through 320. Laminated copy covers, plastic spiral bound, SURNAME INDEXED.  $25  SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $22


MISSOURI--CRAZY CRATE YOGS 08:  BOOK 11:  MISSOURI – HISTORY OF YOUR HERITAGE.  By Anne Ross Balhuizen.  YOGS, 1995.  90 pages, softbound plastic laminated covers.  $10.  This book brings together historical and genealogical research by providing you with the background information that will make family history come alive.  It teaches you how to use this information and provides you with a chronology of events that will serve as a source of clues for further research.  This timeline will enable you to see your ancestor in his time and place in history.  Lots of beautiful maps, hand drawn to show development of MO.  Brand new.  New multiple copies available to you. PRICE:  $10.  SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $8.


MISSOURI--CRAZY CRATE YOGS 08:  BOOK 15:  BIOGRAPHY OF A CHURCH:  THE EARLY ST. LOUIS BAPTIST COMMUNITY.  1817-1877 AND DELMAR CHURCH WHICH EMERGED FROM IT 1877-1977.  By Elva Kuykendall Norman.  $12.  The first Meeting House, a line drawing of it, dated 1818, graces the cover of this 7-by-9-inch book.  Small snag in front cover on open side has been repaired with clear tape.  Slick finish cover in color.  Hand-drawn map of early St. Louis showing locations of landmarks covers the inside front cover.  1978.  A Centennial Tribute.  Name index, Copy 912 of a limited edition.  Lavishly illustrated with sketches and portraits and pictures.  167 pages plus index.  Surnames listed include Anderson, Armstrong, Babington, Beecher, Boyd, Brigham, Brown, Bush, Cart, Chouteau, Coles, Cox, Craft, Crandall, Dahlberg, Davis, Dillard, Dutton, Eliot, Ettinger, Evans, Finlay, Forbes, Fuller, Gerhard, Giddings, Graham, Greve, Grimsley, Hale  Hail, Harkins, Harmon,  Harris, Haynes, Herget, Hinton, Hope, Houston, Hufford, Humphrey, Jacoby, Johnson, Johnston, Knight, Lane, Laughlin, Lee, Loughhead, Luther, Mahaney, Maple, Maysville, Meachum, NcCarthy, McClelland, McElroy, McNair, McOherson, Monks, Morgan, Patton, Peck, Peel, Pratte, Pritchard, Radford, Ramset, Rearick, Rice, Riggs, Robins, Roblee, Rubelmann, Smith, Staughton, Stillwell, Teasdale, Thompson, Truex, Turner, Welch, Willingham, Wingfield and Yeaman.  $12.



NEW!  AN INDEX TO THE FIFTH CENSUS OF THE UNITED STATES 1830 POPULATION SCHEDULES STATE OF MISSOURI.  Published by Capitola Hensley Glazner and Bobbie (Mrs. Gerald B.) McLane Jones in Fort Springs, ARK 71901, 1966. 191 pages, cardstock covers, stapled and taped.  With two columns totaling 100 names per page beginning on Page 1 and to page 191 which is missing just 19 names of alphabetizing 19,100 names of heads of household and their counties.  What a job!  Good format, great clear large typing.  Give this book a chance to help you!  Used book, Regular used price $30  SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $25





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Hi, there!  Welcome back to another crate of books from our shelves.  These books come from our southern states collection.


MISSISSIPPI--CRAZY CRATE CG 09:  BOOK 4:  MISSISSIPPI 1820 CENSUS INDEX.  1976.  FIRST PRINTING. 124 pages, hardbound.  Accelerated Indexing Systems. 1976.  One of the originals with information included, not just an index!  $30.  Sorry, I overlooked this one last week when I did the other CG books, but I want to put it in now while you remember that this census year contains all the numbers for the age divisions on the original census schedule.  The closest thing I could find to Van Treese for the Sample Entry was VENTREE--, LORICK in Wilkinson County, Mississippi, page 131,  011101-01001-0 which indicates:  0 males under 10; 1 male 10-16; 1 male 16-18, 1 male16-26; 0 males 26-45; 1 male 45 and over.  The second set of numbers indicates: 0 females under 10; 1 female 10-16; 0 females 16-26; 0 females 26-45; and 1 female 45 and over.  No slaves.  This is valuable information for I do not have this family in my records.   After I finish this crate, I will check this one out.  Book is in excellent condition. $30. SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $25


MISSISSIPPI--CRAZY CRATE YOGS09:  BOOK 5:  THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY HISTORICAL REVIEW.  50 YEAR INDEX 1914-1964.  442 pages, hardbound, Thomas D. Clark, General Editor.  Pamela J. Bennett, Editor, Frances J. Krauskopf, Compiler.  Copyrighted and published by the Organization of American Historians in 1973

in the hope that it would serve as an introduction, review and source for information on the works of all major and many minor historical books.  $40.   Almost every major and many minor historical books published during this time are included in the Review.  One of the principal journals in American History is the Mississippi Valley Historical Review and this book is an index to this journal!  The book indexes a remarkable fifty years of this journal and gives historians, genealogists and scholars a thorough reference to the quantity and quality of historical books for this country, not just Missouri, whose reviews are published herein.  Indispensable to librarians and genealogists who are looking for articles and books published about history during these years.  Many libraries have these journals, but few have this index.  You would want to check this complete index, because the small print (used to cram as many available cross-references to help you find the place, the occasion or the people you are searching for as possible) has produced a four column index with complete bibliographical information to help you locate each book review!  Once you find the citation, you find the review of the book [photocopies of the Review found at most large libraries will enable you to choose whether this book covers the material you need.]  New Book $40.  SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $30


ARKANSAS--CRAZY CRATE YOGS 09:  BOOK 7:  PHILLIPS COUNTY, ARKANSAS, MARRIAGES 1820 TO JULY, 1879.  By Kathryn R. Bonner (Mrs. Warren Gill Bonner).  94 pages, cardstock covers, back has been turned under at the top and is crumpled, but has been flattened in order to be usable. $15.  Previous owner has written pertinent marriages to her line on the front of the cover.  Hope some of them match yours!  She also added marriages from Cecil Co. and St. Mary’s Co., MD for the Turners surname.  The cover with over fifty Turner Marriages from these two counties in Maryland is priceless!  This book adds 24 pages with at least that many Turner marriages on them to other surnames.  77 pages of marriages, the rest are index.  The author cautions that as of the date of this publication, 1982, the county did not have an index to the females in the marriage records.  Because of the poor condition of the back cover, this book is priced at only $15.  [Note, if I had a Turner in my family lines, I would not sell it at all!]  $15  SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $12. 


ARKANSAS--CRAZY CRATE YOGS 09:  BOOK 10:  1850 U. S. CENSUS, HOT SPRINGS COUNTY, ARKANSAS.  Dr. John F. Schunk, Editor.  1989.  S-K Publications.  From Census page 273 through page 311, each census page takes two whole pages(2 sheets front & back) to cover, laminated covers, map, etc.  Used.  One whole county.  Indexed.  $18.  Have you ever wished you could hold an entire census book in your hands, so you could see everything that was written there?  This print-out from the census microfilm is as close as you can get without a trip to the National Archives in Washington, D. C.  On the 1850 census you will see at the top of the page the city or township, the county, the state, the number of the day for the month, the name of the month and the year (usually printed) when the census was taken and the name of the Asst. Marshall who did the work.  Down below on some of the 42 lines given you can read the dwelling/house number (sequentially as assigned by the census taker); the family number (in the order of visitation); the first name or initial; the middle name or initial (if given); the surname of everyone in the household ( ditto marks or ‘do’, if the same as the surname on the previous line; their age; their sex (m or f); their color (white, black or mulatto); profession, occupation or trade of each male person over 16; value of real estate (land) owned; place of birth (state or country), there is a column to be marked if married within the year; column marked if attended school within the year; a column marked if persons over 20 years of age cannot read & write; and a column where it was noted if person was deaf and dumb, blind, insane, idiotic, pauper or convict.  What a lot of knowledge about 3,248 people! $18.  SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $12


ARKANSAS--CRAZY CRATE YOGS 09:  BOOK 12:  1870 ARKANSAS COUNTY, ARKANSAS, CENSUS.  By R. W. Dhonau (signed by the author 9-19-88. 173 pages, 8.5-by-11-inches, leatherette-looking vinyl covers, black plastic heat-sealed binding. $28.   Sample entry is on page 13 in this book: Arkansas Township – Post Office: Arkansas Post.   Household # 159; Family 159; Ventresse, Nicholas; age 54; sex M; color W, born in Kentucky.  Ventresse (understood), Sallie E., age 30, sex F, color W, born in Illinois.  Living with them, relationship not known] Cunningham, George, age 20.  sex M, color W, born in Kentucky. Also included in this census are 74 Chinese names.  This is the first census made after the Civil War.  This may account for the number of fatherless families and the displacement of members of a family group.  Surnames for this census appearing on more than four pages starting with the letter M to Y are: Marshall, Martin, Matthews, Maxwell, McDonel, McGraw, McKenzie, Miller, Mitchell, Montgomery, Moore, Morgan, Morris, Norman, Parker, Patterson, Pike, Powell, Price, Ramsey, Reeves, Rice, Riley, Roach, Robertson, Robinson, Rogers, Ross, Sanders, Scott, Simpson, Smith [35 pages], South, Stewart, Stillwell, Stokes, Taylor, Thomas, Thompson, Turner, Vaughn, Walker, Washington, Watson, Webb, Wells, West, White, Williams, Willis, Wilson, Woods, Wright, Young and Youngblood. $28  SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $24! 


ARKANSAS--CRAZY CRATE YOGS 09:  BOOK 13:  THE HISTORY OF CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, ARKANSAS (INDEXED).  By Harry Lee Williams.  This is a facsimile reprint of a book published in 1930 with an index by Mrs. Doris T. Thurman.  737 pages, 5.5-by-8.75 inches, hardbound.  Originally $75.  Now $37.50.The book appears to have some water damage which has resulted in some staining and mildew stains on the inside back cover.  Binding is good and all contents are easily read.  Interior of book is somewhat out of alignment because it was not dried flat.  Published by Southern Historical Press in 1977.  This is a book about people-from the first to travel to this county to nearly everyone who stopped for a while to visit.  The index begins on page 651 and ends on page 737.  There are nearly 60 lines in each of the two columns on each page, so there are approximately 10,000 names in this index.  Sample entry:  J. W. Hazelwood was a son of John A. and Sallie (Crook) Hazlewood, natives of Tennessee and Mississippi, who came to Arkansas at an early date.  They reared a family of five children:  J. A., Alice who married W. W. Nelms of Bay Village, J. W., Leonidas who died, and H. W.  Their mother was a relative of the famous General Crook.  John W. Hazlewood and brother were early druggists of Harrisburg and J. W. later removed to Jonesboro, where he is now recognized as one of the leading real estate men of the city.  Wow!  Look what you learned in this one small paragraph about this family!  This entire sketch fit on ten lines of this book!  SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: The less than very good condition of this book marks it down from $75 to $37.50.  What a value! 



AS OF MAY 12, 2009


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We are back with a list of family genealogies.  These may, or may not, be any families of yours, but if your family is anything like my Van Treeses or my Wades, they had no one to marry but those with some other surname!  Therefore, I am doing a lot of indexes which let you know if some of your other surnames married into these families.  Scan the indexes for your families.  You may find two or more of your lines that married into one of these!


My first question to genealogists has always been, what counties were your ancestors living in and in which years were they living there?  The WHO with the WHAT with the WHEN really brings forth the ancestors some of which can’t wait to be hung on a family tree.  Books are generally written by and filed by location -- generally county by county, state by state.  So I can help you more efficiently if you can tell me from what county and state you need some information.  I could never find Ray’s William Hall, somewhere in North Carolina, because there were too many of the William Halls in North Carolina.  Then I found a deed in Wayne County, Indiana, which said he came from Guilford County, N.C.  From that moment, it was less than two days and one trip to the Indiana State Library to get the family back to England in 1641.  You might not look in a Missouri book for every Smith, Brown or Jones, but if you know what first name and what county they came from, you have a real chance of finding information in a local county book.  Since there are usually more records than fit into a single book, it helps to know the approximate time they were there also, so you don’t have to purchase all the marriage or will books that county has done.  You just need to pick out the right ones.


STOVALL FAMILY--CRAZY CRATE  YOGS 10:  BOOK 1:  DESCENDANTS OF BARTHOLOMEW STOVALL (1655-1722) (FIRST FIVE AMERICAN GENERATIONS). Compiled by Donald E. Bishop and published by The Stovall Family Association, Inc.  1999.  397 pages, softcover, tan, wrappers.  8.5-by-11 inches. Bottom binding has been reinforced with clear tape to prevent damage to the bottom edge of binding.  Sales tag residue on upper front cover is only sign book is not brand new.  $45.  Bartholomew Stovall was born on 24 August 1665, in Albury Parish, Surrey County, England.  The name of his wife is unknown, but they had one child named Hagar.  Next he married Anne Burton, and they may have had as many as seven children, including George, Bartholomew, Hannah, William, John (who was a Revolutionary War Veteran), Thomas and Margaret.  They have had a lot of descendants!  Hopefully one of your ancestors might be among them.  Surnames in the index include the following with five or more first names:  Note: 55 names minimum per column and two columns per page.  One entire page, two columns, plus one half of a third column are listings of women whose maiden surnames have not been determined as yet.] plus these:  Aderhold/ Aderhold, Albea, Allen, Alvis, Austin, Avants, Aycock, Baccus, Bagwell, Baker, Ball, Barnett, Bass, Bassett, Bennett, Blackwell, Boatman, Bostick, Boswell, Braden, Bradley, Brazelton, Britton, Brown-[column+], Brumfield, Bryant, Burton-[column+], Calloway, Candler, Carothers, Carruth, Chamblee, Chandler-almost 2 columns, Cheatham, Christian, Clark, Clevenger, Coleman, Collins, Corn, Cowan, Crowder, Cunningham, Currington, Dalton, Davis, Davison, Devine, Dickerson, Dillard, Dobson, Drake, Durham, Early, Estill, Ferguson, Ferris, Fields, Foster, Franklin, Frans, Frick, Fuller, Gaddie, Gaddy-column, Gardner, Garland, Garner, Gatch-column, George, Gest, Gibson, Gillentine, Goldston, Graves, Greenlee, Griffin, Hairston-column+, Hale, Harman, Harris, Harry, Harvey, Heard, Heiskell, Henry, Hester, Hight, Holmes-almost 2 columns, Howard, Hudspeth, Hughes, Inman, Jackson, Jamison, Jessee, Johnson, Jones-1 column, Keesee, Kendricks, Kennon, Kerr, Key, King, Kissee, Larkin, Learwood, Lee, Leftwich, Lewis, Ligon, Loving, Mabry, Maley, Markham, Mashburn, Mason, Mathis, Matson, McBride, McCollum, McDaniel, McDowell, McElliott, McGown, McNiel, Milam, Miller, Milner, Mitchell, Monroe, Montgomery, Moore, Mosely, Monroe, Necessary, Nichols, O’Kelley, Oliver, Omohundro, Orr, Osburn, Overbey, Owen, Padgett, Parish, Pearson, Penn-column+, Perkins, Pettit-column, Pinson-3 columns, Pittman, Pitts, Poole-column+, Prosser, Pullen, Puryear, Ramsey, Ratliff-column+, Ray, Reesor, Rentfro, Rice, Rich, Rickerson, Rickman, Riggle, Roberts, Rogers, Rowland, Royster, Russell, Shackleford, Shank, Shelton, Simpson, Smith-column+, Smylie, Spencer, Spivey, Staples-column, Stemmons, Stone, Stovall-34 columns+, Sugg, Swing, Tabor-2 columns, Tatom, Tatum, Terry, Thomas, Thompson, Thurman, Tullos, Turley, Turner-column+, Uncil, Usry. Viers, Wade, Walker, Ware, Watkins, Watson, Weaver, Wells, White, Whitehead, Whitworth, Wills, Wilkins, Willard, Williams, Wilson, Wisdom, Wise, Wood, Woodall, Woods-almost a column, and Wright.  $45


Much of the documentation is right with the item in question.  Usually it is safe to move information with documentation to a holding bin, folder or file with the full documentation given in the book until you can verify it with the original source.  When asked about documentation, an Internet site is never an adequate response.  You may quote the Internet site as to where you first found it, but always document everything back to the original location of the primary record and have a copy of that original in your own records if you want anyone to take your work seriously. 


In an effort to be the quickest one to load documents and increase the number of responses to any question, much harm is being done to genealogical lineages.  If you cannot verify what someone has said/written with information that is authentic and from original primary sources, please do not pass it along to me!!

The last thing I want to download on my computer in a program called “Unverified leads, + Surname” which is “stuff” somebody has thrown together off the Internet without checking any of it out inside a courthouse!  Waste of paper and ink!!  Waste of paper and energy.  I saw one last week on the Internet that said this couple were married in 1797.  Difficult--since on the same page it said she was born in 1810!!  You must always consider the source, and its reliability, since later on the same day, I found one born in 1800 who was supposed to be a Revolutionary War soldier and lived until after the Civil War.  Be especially careful with a set of say, Johns, #1 who was a Senior, until he died.  #2 His son, who had been a Junior to his father’s senior, then became the only live John and was often “promoted” to Senior when he had a son and named him John Junior and so #2’s son became a Jr. who was actually John #3, the first John’s grandchild.  Carry this on for a few more generations and you have your Johns thoroughly confused to the point they may not be sure which one they really are.


Also, PLEASE do not pass it along to some hapless soul who, in all good faith in your integrity and research, will just download it into his or her program and pass along those errors to anyone who takes a quick look at that lineage.  Download all internet items on yellow paper to remind yourself this material is suspect, and must be verified before adding it to your own careful research!  Let’s face it, if they do not provide information on the original document and its location, how do you know there was one?


This is not a new problem.  Some mistakes were made in early lineages of the 17th and 18th centuries that we are still having trouble with straightening out because so many people have copied the wrong information from someone who did not document where he found what he said he found.  And the error has been needlessly compounded by well meaning genealogists who thought to themselves, “Well, I have found that in four different places, so it must be right.” and they copied it again and passed it around to all their family!  Just because it is in print does not mean it is true!


The Internet is a great tool, but just adding names to your lineage does not prove the persons are related and, if they are not related, why do you want them on your family tree taking up space that may belong to someone you would be proud to include if you were not busy barking up the wrong family tree!!!  This cannot be said often enough.  Take the time to check your work, to prove your work with original documentation, so you, and your descendants, can rely on what you have done.


PLEASANTS FAMILY--CRAZY CRATE  YOGS 10:  BOOK 2:  PLEASANTS AND ALLIED FAMILIES.  By Norma Carter Miller and George Lane Miller, PhD.  An Historical Genealogy of the Descendants of John Pleasants (1644/5-1698) of Henrico County, Virginia, and of George Pleasant of York County, Virginia.  1980 and privately published by the authors.  429 pages, hardbound.  Indexed.  Pages 359-423.  $35.  This is one of the most compact genealogies I have ever seen.  The information is compact and single spaced.  An explanation of the numerical system is a must-read before attempting to use this book.  The author makes the point that in many cases, the absence of previously written family genealogies/histories, knowledge of our ancestors must be accumulated piecemeal from records which they left behind and, in many instances, these records may not be abundant for several reasons.  Many of the legal records in our country have been destroyed by fires, floods and military activities.  Many personal documents have been stored carelessly in an inappropriate manner and in unsuitable places where they have deteriorated unrecorded.  [Note:  Remember, none of our ancestors realized that we would be so eager to learn more about them two or three hundred years after they were gone.  They were kept quite busy trying to survive their lifestyle back then on a day-to-day basis.  Many of them did not have the basic education to have done anything other than what they did, even if they had spared us a thought.]


This thought spurred these authors to do something about the state of the Pleasants Family Archives!  This book is the result.  Twelve years went into the research done before this book was begun.  Courthouses, local, city, state. regional and national archives and libraries, including the D.A.R. in Washington, D.C., were consulted.  This book is the culmination of those efforts.

The bibliography is thorough and contains many papers from such sources as The Valentine Papers in four volumes prepared by Edward Pleasants Valentine.  Many people have contributed to this work.  This book covers the lives and families of John Pleasant, with notes about the Pleasants Family of Norwich, England, Descendants of John Pleasants II, Joseph Pleasants, George Pleasants of York County, VA and his Descendants with an Appendix containing additional information.  A Sample Entry of the book follows:  21314361  Janey Pleasants Carter, born October 20, 1892, St. Paul’s Valley, Indian Territory; died Jan 10, 1893, named for her paternal grandmother.  Most are longer and include husband’s birth and death dates and often where buried.


The bibliography begins on Page 345 and goes to Page 358. The index starts on Page 359 and runs to Page 423.  Surnames with more than one inch -- 5 lines -- and up to two inches are followed by a comma; for two or more inches of lines in this index (figure 5 first names per inch), see number following surname:   Abbott 2, Adams, Allen, Allison, Alvis, Anderson, Applegate, Arendall, Atkinson 5,  Ayscue 5, Bailey, Baird, Baker 2, Baldwin, Barber, Barksdale, Barnes, Bass 2, Battle, Baugh 2, Bell 2, Bennett, Berkeley, Blankenship, Blue, Bobbitt, Bolling 4, Bolster, Bourne, Bowe, Bowles, Bradley, Brake, Briggs, Brooke 4, Brown, Buckner 2, Burch, Burgin, Burton, 2, Burwell, Byrd, Caldwell, Callahan, Carrington, Carroll, Carter 3, Caveness, Chamberlayne, Childress, Christian, Clark/Clarke 4, Clegg, Clower, Cocke 10, Cole 2, Coles, Cook/Cooke 2, Cooksey 2, Cooper, Crawford, Creager 2, Crenshaw, Crocetti,  Crocker, Daniel/s 2, Davis 7, Dawson, Dement, Drane, Duke 2, Dunn,  Edmiston 2, Edwards, Elliott, Ellis 2, Evans, Farquhar 2, Fisher 2,  Flournoy, Fluharty, Foster, Fox 3, Friend, Fuller, Gibson 2, Goode 2, Gordon 5, Graham, Gray 3, Green, Gretter, Hall, Harriman 2, Harris 2, Harrison 3, Hayward, Hedgpeth, Henley, Heth, Hill, Hollingsworth, Hood, Hopkins, Howard, Hughes, Hulcher, Humrickhouse, Hunnicutt, Hunt 2,Huston, Hyde, Ireys, Jackson, Janney, Johnson 2, Jones 3, Jordan, Jouett, Journican, Joyner, Keen, Kendall, Kerr, Kidd, King, Knibbs, Lair, Laird, Lathrop, Lawson, Lay, Layton, Leach, Lee 2, Lewis 2, Ligon, Little, Logan, Lorton, Luck, Lynde, McCleod, Major, Mangum, Marks, Marshall, Marsaton, Martin 2, Mason, Mathis, Matthews, May, Mayo 4, McAllister, McCoull, McCrea, McCutchen, McCutcheon, McGinnis 2, McKeithen, Mebane, Miles, Miller 5, Mitchell, Moffett 4, Montgomery, Moore 2, Morgan, Morris 4, Morton, Mobry 3, Moseley/Moselt, Moss, Mudd, Murphy, Murray, Neill, Nelson, Newbold, Nicholas, Noble 4, Norris, Nuckols, Page 3, Parham 2, Parmly, Parrish, Patterson, Perdue, Peterson, Phillips, Pierce, Pleasant almost 18 columns! Over 100 names per column!, Pollard, Porter, Powell, Price 3, Profitt 2, Putney 2, Railey 2, Randolph, Ransom, Ray 2, Redd, Reese, Reid, Richardson, Riggs, Robards, Robertson, Robins 2, Robinson, Rodgers, Rogers, Rose, Rosemond 5, Rowland, Royall, Royster, Russell, Satterfield, Satterwhite, Scarborough, Schroeter, Scott 2, Shelton, Shepherd, Sherer, Smith 12, Snowden, Southall 5, Spencer 3, Stabler 8, Stanley, Staton, Stephen, Stewart, Stokes, Stores, Sugg, Sutherland, Sweeley, Taylor 2, Thomas 2, Thompson 3, Toler, Trout, Tucker, Turner, Valentine 2, Van Zandt, Vaughan 4, Venable, Vernon, Waddill 4, Waldron, Walker, Wallace, Waller 2, Warren, Wattson, Webb, Webster, West, White, Whiting, Whitley, Wright, Williams 2, Williamson, Willis, Wilson 2, Winchester, Wood 2, Woodson 3, Wooten, Wrenn, Wright, Wynne and Young.  This book is in very good condition.  $35 SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $32


As in all references to names from the 15th century to today, pronounce what you see.  Somebody either knew that was how it was spelled, or at least they thought that was how it sounded to them!  If it sounds like one of your surnames, it very well may be!  Answers to the county clerk or census taker were most often oral rather than written, so what the writer heard and what he wrote down might only bear a close resemblance to what the name actually was!


WHITE FAMILY--CRAZY CRATE  YOGS 10:  BOOK 3:  WE HAVE IDENTIFIED THOUSANDS ENOUGH!  A COMPILATION OF WHITE AND ALLIED FAMILIES.  By Adelaide M. and Eugenia W. Lore.  1967, 192 6-by-9-inch pages, hardbound.  $25.    This sounds like the frustrated call of an exasperated genealogist who is trying very hard to discriminate between the inheritors of a very common surname.  Wisely, these ladies have attempted to do only a few lines of the multitudinous White Family.  If you are descended from the following progenitors then this is the book for you!

Family of Archibald White, William White, Descendants of Margaret (White) White, Samuel White, Rachel (White) Walker, Mary (White) White, Joseph Andrew White, Archibald White Jr. and John White. Followed in the book by the index to this section.  Next are articles about the “Cabarrus Black Boys,” Descendants of James White, Court records from Mecklenburg County, NC, and Cabarrus County, NC, Confederate Soldiers, World War I and II followed by an index for this part only.  If you have a White on your line, this book may help you sort them out.  $25 SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $23      


NANCE PERSONAL--CRAZY CRATE  YOGS 10:  BOOK 4:  THE RAGGED REBEL -– A COMMON SOLDIER IN W. H. PARSONS’ TEXAS CAVALRY 1861-1865.  By B. P. Gallaway.  186 pages, 6 by 9 inches, wrappers $10,  New.  Here is the adventurous, eloquent true story of David Carey Nance — a young Texas farmer caught up in the carnage of the Civil War as a soldier.  The author provides you with not only the history of a Confederate soldier but also a personal treatise of a young man who, fired by unexpected experiences, becomes vehemently antiwar.  He also presents a vivid picture of the Civil War as fought west of the Mississippi.  Galloway’s study of Nance enhances our understanding of how the war affected the thinking of the men who fought it.  Indexed, lots of names.  $10 SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $8


CALVERT, GREEN, ALVEY FAMILY--CRAZY CRATE  YOGS 10:  BOOK 5:  HERITAGE OF FAITH — THE CALVERT, GREEN, AND ALVEY FAMILY HISTORIES.  By James H. Moseby.  Ex-lib.  Unigraphic, 1976.  405 pages, hardbound. Used, but in good condition $35. This appears to be a genealogists’ kind of book.  Replete with all the documentation you could want, there are records and more records.  This is the story of Elizabeth and Joseph Alvey. Of noble birth, they were willing to give up all his material wealth and his current life for his new-found faith, selling themselves into service for seven years for transportation to America, in search of freedom with hope and faith for a new life.  There are lineages, complete with most birth, marriage and death dates.  Stories and court records, census transcriptions and facsimiles of original documents, wills and deeds, war records and marriage records, newspaper accounts and obituaries, pictures of ancestors and gravestones.  Many of these are from Indiana.  The only drawback to this compilation is that it has no every-name index included. What a find! $35  SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $32


FORSYTH FAMILY--CRAZY CRATE YOGS 10:  BOOK 6:  HISTORY OF THE FORSYTH FAMILY.  Compiled by Jennie Forsyth Jeffries.  340 pages, hardbound.  New.  Fold-out, expandable lineage charts.  $35.  Published in Indianapolis by Wm. B. Bradford Printing, 1920. Reprint by Evansville Bindery.  This fine example of a family genealogy starts with the early origin of the name Forsyth, information on the first Forsyth of the Castle of Fronsac, the ancestral race in Scotland, Forsyths in Canada and New Zealand, and other Forsyths in Scotland and America.  Part Two covers the story of David and Margaret McGibbon Forsyth and their emigration to Indiana.  Subsequent chapters cover the families of Thomas Forsyth; James Forsyth, his children and some of their descendants; Nancy Forsyth Daniels and family; Elizabeth Forsyth Bridges, her children and some of their descendants; David Forsyth II and Family; Letitia Forsyth Featherngill; John Forsyth and family; Margaret Forsyth Tucker; Mary Forsyth Featherngill and her children and Robert Forsyth and his family.  The index is a wonderful help to sort the grandchildren.  Look for Branigin, Bridges, Core, Cutsinger, Daniels, Deer, Duckworth, Flinn, Forman, French, Graves, Hamilton, Hollandbeck, Hunt, Jefferies, Kingsbury, Lyman, McQuinn, Mullendore, Nullikin, Nowells, Payne, Pendleton, Pritchard, Richardson, Selch, Shepherd, Sturgeon, Talbott, Thompson, Utterback, Vandivier, Voris, Ward, and Wilson among many others in the Indiana area.  Lots of illustrations.  Appears new.  $35.   SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $30


QUIGG FAMILY--CRAZY CRATE  YOGS 10:  BOOK 7:  JOHN QUIGG, JR.  (1779-1814) IMMIGRANT 1802.  HIS ANCESTORS AND DESCENDANTS WITH ALLIED FAMILIES OF QUIG, SWAIN, FRAZIER, WIECHMAN, KLUTE, MILLER AND FERGUSON.  Compiled and published by Sylvia C. Fuson Ferguson.  Unigraphic.  (Brief notes on allied lines of Barnard, Bunker, Folger, Gardner, Macy and Starbuck + brief mention of Ashinger and Trucksess records of Rev. War Patriots.) 245 pages, hardbound, ex-lib.  Used, some writing on previous owner’s Swain families.  Illustrated, lots of family pictures, indexed from the genealogical pages only.  $30.  .  Surnames with 5 or more first names are listed here:  Albers, Ashinger, Bailey, Baker, Barnard, Bartel, Beals, Bell, Bentlace (over 20), Bohn, Brockman, Bunker, Campbell, Comer, Cook, Dybad, Fairfield, Faraco, Ferguson (over 50), Fettig (over 40), Frazier, Frazer, Fraser (over 100), Gardner, Graham, Guedel, Hague, Hasecoster, Helmich, Herbad, Hodson, Hughes, Hulen, Hymer, Ickes, John, Johnson (over 20), Kidd, Kinnear, Klute (over 30), Knoll, Kramer (over 80), Lakeoff, Larkin, Laughlin, Law, Long, Lyon, MacGregor, McCarthy, McIntire, McKillan, Macy, Meer, Mendenhall, Miller (over 20), Morris (over 20), Murray, Nicholson, Olin, Patton, Posther, Quig (over 130), Reid, Reynolds, Roosa, Smith (over 30), Sorrels, Stanley, Starbuck, Strothaus, Swain (over 90), Tillman, Unthank, Walter, Warren, Weeghman, Weliever, Wiechman(over 20), Williams, Wren and Zimmer.  $30  SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $26       


DENSON FAMIL--CRAZY CRATE  YOGS 10:  BOOK 8:  THE FAMILY HERITAGE BOOK FOR THE DENSON FAMILY. BOOK CERTIFICATE NUMBER 001.  No date.  Pages not numbered as they were routinely mass produced in sections and would not have the same sequential numbers in each book.  This is the famous and infamous Beatrice Bayley’s approach to family genealogy. Was $20.  Now out of business because of the prosecution conducted by the government, these books have become rare on the market.  There is a mix of general genealogy hints and tips at the beginning of this book.  There are some blank forms to expedite record keeping for your correspondence.  A major portion of the book consists of a surname run of names and addresses from a large database.  There are some personal history sheet forms and some lineage forms.  There are sample letters to give the novice some idea of to whom to write to gather information.  There are state-by-state addresses for societies and archives.  All in all, not a good book, but not necessarily a bad one either.  What the post office took exception to was the marketing aqdvertisement that promised a lot more than the book delivered. And even that is now dated.  The mailing list of like-surnamed people, maybe members, of your family tree, but maybe not, was worth that much!  This price reflects current value SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $5.    



NC FAMILY--CRAZY CRATE  YOGS 10:  BOOK 9:  [PHOTOCOPY OF] ONE DOZEN PRE-REVOLUTIONARY FAMILIES OF EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA AND SOME OF THEIR DESCENDANTS.  By P. W. Fisher.  Published in 1958 by New Bern Historical Society Foundation, Inc.  The Family of Dudleys, particularly Thomas who married Elizabeth, daughter of John Jarratt, and left children.  This booklet mainly concerns Christopher Dudley, born in VA, in the 1630s, died in Onslow County, NC, in 1746.  6 children, including Thomas.  This photocopy, 2-pages-up, covers several connected families; acetate covers and metal binding.  $ SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $2


HAUSZ FAMILY--CRAZY CRATE  YOGS 10:  BOOK 10:  MY FAMILY HISTORY. By Faye E. Hausz.  This appears to be a photocopy of a high school? term report. Written April 19, 1968, for English VI-6-166.  Family history?  School paper.  Received a grade of A!  10 pages. Photocopy of list of births & deaths; notes written on notepaper concerning relationships, names, addresses; 3 descendant sheets for John Piersall and 4 sheets of narrative.  Regular price was $5.  SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $$2


DIEHL FAMILY--CRAZY CRATE YOGS 10:  BOOK 11:  DIEHL GENEALOGY.  Compiled by Myrtle E. Packwood.  28 pages, no date, enclosed in cardstock metal three prong fastening pocket portfolio.  $10.  Story begins with Philip Harvey Diehl, Sr., born in Nortenz, northern Germany, December 27, 1811, and died April 19, 1898, near South Boston, eight miles east of Salem, Indiana.  Other surnames are:  Nale (English version), Elexson, Naugle (Dutch version of Nale)  [Note: Both spellings are found in ancestry.], Mead, Bush, Trapp, Weir, Meadors, Curtis, Balentine, Burns, Collier, Brown, Payne, Farr, Noide, Bartlett, Wren, Lockenour, Lewellyn, Plott, Ashabranner, Rigsby, McDonald, Moore, Brevelle, Atwell, Sands, Thrasher, Hall, Johnson, Walker, Stonecipher, Motsinger, Bishop, Graves, Francis, Wilson, Leonard, Williams, Lee, Ferguson, Lewellen, Ellis, Parriott, Loser, Sharp, Payrart, Rainey, Fultz, Hardy, Malett, Martin, Wilkerson, Noggle, Reid, Bird, Naugle, Mobley, Rader, Finley, Stewart, Hobson, Mahuron, Rush, Romack, Hobson, Campbell, Perigo, Weller, Pohlman, Hartman, Skelton, McClellan, Wolf, Galinsena, Hattabaugh, Perish, Kyles, Bowder, Richeson, Brim, Knight, Furnish, Highfield, Price, Richey, Hubbard, Humphrey, Crosley, McKown, Becraft, Trueblood, Schellenberg, Wright, Hunt, Vittitow, Coats, Clark, Rose, Anderson, Ashabranner, Rodman, Packwood, Partlow, Dugger, Elrod, Ratts, Bridgewater, Skinner, Payne, Crawford, Nelson, Bateman, Weir, Rickard, LaBrun, Paddock, Best, Barrett, Plott, Gorman, Walters, Winslow, Wolf, Colglazier, Pendygraft, Mead, Souder, Cummings, Jackson, Waldrop, Ellison, Leddlie, Miller, Wellein, Rodgers, Clark, Whitefield, Smith, Blankenbaker, Bywater, Huston, Garrison, Thompson, Bennet, Gauble, Bruner, Childs, Osborne, Kettry, Loudon, Thorn, Trimble, Sanders, Wesner, Johnson, Brown, Ratts, Kienzel, Fowler, Alexander, Pantuk, Keene, Miner, Many were from southern Indiana.  There are over 50 family group sheets that can be created from this book.  Most with birth, marriage, and death information.  Somebody did a great deal of work on this compilation! This is probably the only copy of this in the world.  $10 SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $8.


SHEDD FAMILY--CRAZY CRATE  YOGS 10:  BOOK 12:  ALDEN SHEDD FAMILIES.  Elwell – Grimes – Morse  Part II of the Albert Martin Alden Family Series. (A contribution to the knowledge of the genealogy and family history of the families of Albert Martin Alden and his wife, Maria Elizabeth Shedd and the families of their descendants.)  Photocopy, 2 pages up, of this portion of a book, nicely bound in acetate covers in a metal pronged binder.  Compiled by William A. Wheeler and Elisabeth Lines Hagy.  1965.  Regular price was $10.  This section is titled Elwell Branch, (only this one page -- Hoffman Family 1 page) and then begins the Grimes Branch — Ancestry of George Sutherland Branch.  (Page 155 to Page 195).  These 40 pages cover a lot of Grimeses.  This is a genealogical excerpt from this book and details the lives of this Grimes branch of the family in much detail.  Has personal memories, stories of family members.  Would take too much time and space to detail an index of these 40 pages, but they would be wonderful to have if you have Jonathan Grimes (1768-1797) down to George Sutherland Grimes on your family tree.  The last entry is for the family of Alden Reynolds Grimes (1917-?) of Minneapolis, MN.  A bargain at any price.  SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $5


GRIMES/GRYMES FAMILY--CRAZY CRATE  YOGS 10:  BOOK 13:  THE GRYMES – GRIMES FAMILY.  [Another photocopied excerpt from a genealogy book concerning the same surname as the above.  $10.  Begins with the photocopy of a Grimes Coat of Arms.  Then starts with Page 1 -– 1st generation Rev. Charles Grimes, first of the name in Virginia, born in Kent, England, in 1612.  Goes 70 pages to Hariett Rebecca b. Dec 25, 1849, Married to John Farlowell.  Then the following photocopied pages are devoted to actual reproductions of a letter in George Grimes’ handwriting relating his Civil War experiences and an illustrated poem titled Old Grimes Is Dead.  Nicely copied and bound, a real plus for your collection of Grimes memorabilia.  $10. SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $8    


BOWSER FAMILY--CRAZY CRATE  YOGS 10:  BOOK 14:  THE BOWSER FAMILY HISTORY.  By Addison Bartholomew Bowser, A.M.  Authorized and published by the Executive Committee of the Bowser Reunion, which meets annually at Kittanning, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, on the last Tuesday of August, this gathering in 1922.  Reprinted in 1976 by Unigraphic.  $35.  310 pages, hardbound. Many photographs.  Indexed.  From the Bausser and Bousser all the way to the now accepted Bowser, this genealogy of this family is like a fine jewel.  The German penchant for accuracy and thoroughness has been accommodated here in many ways.  [Note: The Palatine area is the same area as my immigrant ancestors came from, so I gave this book a thorough look.  Nope, mine were not in there.]  Mathias Bauser Sr. landed in Philadelphia on September 28, 1733.  That same year Daniel Bousser and two brothers came via Baltimore, MD.  Settlers in Pennsylvania named their community – Germantown, and it is here they flourished.  Surnames in the index, which is divided into branches by the names of the ancestors, with five or more first names are: Mathias Bausser, Sr. Branch = Adams, Allen, Andrews, Ankeny, Babb, Baker, Barbor, Barker, Berkheimer 20, Boney, Bonner, Booher 30, Bouch 20, Bowser 14 columns (2 to a page), Boylestein, Brown, Burford, Burnheimer, Buzzard, Carl, Claypoole 30, Cogan, Collier, Colvin, Cordron, Cousins 20, Craig, Cravenor, Crawford, Crisman, Dailey, Davis Depp, Dunsmore, Edwards, Ekis, Emminger, Fair, Flenner 20, Foster, French, Frick 20, Gamble, Geiser, Grantz, Greesly, Harding, Hawk 20, Hawkins, Hays, Heasley, Helm, Henry, Holder, Hooks 20, Hauseholder, Jack, Jones, John 50, Kerr, King, Kline, Kramer, Lasher, Logan, Mahaffey, Mabross, Marks, Marshman, Middah, Miller, Montgomery, Morrison, McCullom 20, McCullough, Olinger, Painter, Philips, Rebolt, Reynolds, Rickel, Roudabush, Russell, Schreckengost, Sheasley, Shrader, Shuster, Slagle 20, Smith, Southwoth, Spang, Swigart 30, Thompson, Toy 40, Truby, Troutner, Walker 20, Wible 30, Williams, Wilson, Wolfe, Wyant 40, Younkins and Zillefrow.  (Numbers are rounded and approximate, but a pretty good guesstimate.)  The next sections are smaller and numbers will be approximate again.  Total numbers for Daniel Bousser and his Descendants -- over 500.  Henry Bousser and his Descendants – over 120.  John Bowser Family - over 90.  John & Eve Bowser over 250.  $35  SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $32.  Thanks for checking out our newsletters.  Pat from YOGS



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YOGS CRAZY CRATE 11  Here we go!  Another crate of family histories!  I hope you find one on your family here today.  Notice that I do not often spend a lot of time telling you where this research was done or where these cousins lived.  That is because most of these books have cousins in so many different localities that it would double the size of the crates!  I would buy a Gooldy Book or a Van Treese book because I want to know where ALL of them are or were!


WARREN FAMIL--CRAZY CRATE  YOGS 11:  BOOK 1:  A FAMILY HISTORY OF THE REV. ROBERT SMITH WARREN FAMILY [THROUGH THE JARRETT LINES]  14 pages, clear plastic binding.  Photocopy, $5.  Original book from which this excerpt was copied included the Smith, Jarratt, Royall, Farrar, Keyser, Morris, Warren, Gurley, Peterson, and Pybas Families.  Also the McAfees and the McCrees.  Compiled by Col. Robert C. Warren.  Omitted was the Chapter I which covers the Smith Family of Virginia.  This is only the Chapter II which concerns the Jarratt Family of Virginia.  Chapter III  and the other chapters of this book were not photocopied by the previous owner, so this 165-page partial book copy starts at page 11 and stops at the end of page 15.  This is a photocopy, but appears to be of only the second family mentioned in that book.  This printout is in a nice plastic binding with a clear acetate cover of the title page, but contains only the second chapter. SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $3. 


BROWN/KENNEDY FAMILY--CRATE CRAZY  YOGS 11:  BOOK 2:  THE DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM BROWN (1819-1908) AND ISABELLA KENNEDY (1820-1894) OF IRELAND, SCOTLAND AND HAMPTON FALLS, NEW HAMPSHIRE.  By Wilma T. Regan and Laird C. Towle.  Heritage Books, Inc.  1972.  Indexed, 165 pages, 5” by 8”, wrappers with pictures.  Used.  Only sign of use is address label of previous owner on inside front cover.  Good condition.  $15.  William Brown and Isabella Kennedy married in County Down in Ireland in 1835.  They had five children born in Ireland before they moved to Wigtonshire, Scotland about 1846.  They had five more children there.  About 1870 the whole family emigrated to New Hampshire.  There is a lengthy master chart which shows all the descendants of William and Isabella Brown including all the female lines as known in 1970.  The index is every name, but we have chosen to list those surnames that have five or more first names.  (Should they have more than a half column, we will add that information because it will usually indicate more than one generation of that surname related to this Brown family.):  Adams, Ajemian, Anderson, Argabrite, Barker, Bartlett 20, Bastine, Berry, Blatchford, Blicker, Block, Bristol, Brown (4 columns!), Brunt, Burke, Burkland, Bussiere, Buzzell, Card, Carter, Chandler, Chapman, Clark, Clarke, Clough, Coffin, Colwell, Correy, Coulter, Dearborn, Delude, Donatello, Dow, Downing, Drysdale ( column), Duarte, Elliott, Estabrook, Evans, Ewing, Ferry, Francis, French, Fuller, Galford, Gernt, Gill, Glover, Godwin, Graves, Harger, Honns, Hoitt ( column,), Holmes, Hudon, Jaffery, Janvrin, Jenness, Johnson, Jorgensen, Kelly, Kimball, Laffey, Lamb, Lane, Leach, Leavitt, Leighton, Long, Marble, Marden, Markie, Marston, Maynes, McCarthy, McDonough, Meserve, Metze, Morrison, Osgood, Paige, Perkins, Pitkin, Porter, Prentiss, Purington, Purinton, Quanlle, Reid, Richardson, Sanborn, Santosuosso, Sawyer, Schmitt, Sheely, Sherwood, Shipley, Smith, Soarles, Standish, Strout, Sweet, Sweetland, Tarleton, Thompson, Towle, Tyler, Vear, Walsh, Wells, Wheelock (almost a full column), Whenral (over column), Whenell, White and  Woodburn, $15



HUNTER FAMILY--CRAZY CRATE  YOGS 11:  BOOK 3:  FROM AYR (a county in Scotland) TO THURBER (a town in Texas).  THREE HUNTER BROTHERS AND THE WINNING OF THE WEST.  Compiled by William Hunter McLean.  First Edition. 1978 by Fort Worth Genealogical Society, 158 pages, hardbound.  Very good condition.  $35.  This book centers attention on the three Hunter brothers, Robert Dickie Hunter, William Hunter and David Hunter, who left descendants, but only one male among them, who unfortunately died unmarried.  However, they did leave strong female lines and these are what appear in this book.  The author was a descendant of a Hunter female and chose this way of preserving the Hunter Heritage for the grandchildren and their descendants.  With the exception of Elizabeth, half-sister to the three brothers and her husband, Silas B. Funk, little was found about the other brothers and sisters that does not appear in the unpublished manuscript of Margaret Lothian (Mrs. David Hunter), which is, fortunately, also included in this book.  The early day tales of cattle drives, ranching, prospecting, and cattle commission companies, running from New Mexico Territory and Texas to Montana and from Colorado to Illinois, are presented in historical context and are priceless.

The unique coal-mining town of Thurber, Texas, gets a share of the tale, too.  Great reading, besides the genealogy, about the Old West and the Hunter families who helped to make it worth remembering.  Surnames appearing in the index for a significant number of times are listed here:  Atwater, Blair, Bonney (Billy the Kid), Bradley, Brown, Buchanan, Buel, Burnett, Carpenter, Chisum, Coates, Cochran, Cody (Buffalo Bill), Coker, Crosby, Cross, Dickie, Dillon, Downey, Duff, Embree, Evans, Fakes, Foy, Foyer, Funk, (Garret, Pat), Goodma, Gordon, Gould, Hendricks, Hershey, Hopkins, Hunter, (over 1 column out of the total of ten, of course), Jacobs, Johnson, Jones, King, Kissick, Lancaster, Little, Lothian, Low, Marston, Murphy, McCown ( column), McLean, Neal, Neilson, Nichols, O’Connor, Pendleton, Phelan, Pierce, Prestwick, Reed, Rehmet, Reynolds, Rhodes, Robinson, Scott, Shields, Simpson, Smith, Sprinkle, Sutherland, Tabor, Thompson, Turner, Waggoner, Warfield, Webster, Wells and Zallee.  $35  SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $30


BULLA FAMIL--CRAZY CRATE  YOGS 11:  BOOK 4:  THE BULLA FAMILY.  By Robert A. Gennings, Ralph L. Bulla and Juanita J. Keslar, ex lib, library stamp several places and marked withdrawn.  516 pages, 8.5-by-11 inches, $45.  Liberally sprinkled with actual family group sheets, mostly filled in plus documentation where available, in the form of actual photocopies of records.  This is a genealogist’s genealogy.  It is easy to follow as every family group sheet is a three generation chart and all of them are grouped from the first generation down to the sixth generation.  Extraneous information, always nice to know as the worth of a man can be known by his actions, is included in the narrative portions found throughout the book.  Good condition. The every-name, 3-columns-per-page, index runs twenty pages and is quite easy to use.  Surnames with five or more than five first names are:  Albertson, Alexander, Allen, Barbour, Bates, Birkhead, Borden, Brackney, Brady, Brank, Brannon, Brookshire, Brown, Bula and Bulla 24 columns (each holding approximately fifty-four lines), Burgess, Burne, Burton, Caudle, Chalfant, Clark, Clittick, Coble, Cole, Condra, Connor, Cothan, Cox, Craven, Cunningham, Davis, Dougan, Druley, East, Estridge, Farlow 20+, Gard, Gordon, Graves, Hall, Hardie, Harris, Henley, Highley, Hill, Hoover, Huey, Jackson, Johnson, Julian, Justice, Keesling, Kem, Kigen, Kimbrough, King, Lang, Laswell, Lax, League, Matlock, Maust, Miller, Millikan, Moore, Moss, Murray, McPherson, Newby, Newson, Owen, Parrish, Peace, Pearce, Pierce, Piner, Redding, Reynolds, Rich, Ridgill, Robbins, Robins, Rockafield, Rush, Shute, Smelser, Smith, Spencer, Stanley, Sutherland, Taylor, Tedder, Underwood, Vanschoiack, Walker ( column), Watson, Welborn, White, Willcox, Williams ( column), Winslow, Wright, Wyatt and Younts.  $45.  SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $35.    




LYONS FAMIL--CRAZY CRATE  YOGS 11:  BOOK 5: THE ANCESTRY OF NATHALIE FONTAINE LYONS.  Jo White Lynn C. G., Editor.  [This name assures accuracy.  Signed by the Editor.]  260 pages, hardbound, indexed, privately published, 1981, Photo of the subject of this book included.  Ex lib.  $30.  Lyons, Nunes Miranda, Luria, Cohen, Hart, Clayland, Maffitt and Beach families each have their own chapter.  This book was published as a memorial to his mother by Gordon Gray.  He says in the introduction that he hopes it will serve as a lasting memorial that will preserve for future generations the fascinating heritage of these families, diverse in so many ways, in places of origin, in religious beliefs, in occupations, in life styles.  These diverse qualities have been passed on to two sons bearing the name of Gray.

This book-the author says is a “lest we forget” undertaking.  He also says, “I have found this effort to be both tedious and exciting, frustrating and rewarding, satisfying and disappointing.”  Now, ladies and gentlemen, we have in a capsule a true description of this hobby of genealogy!  Well said, Mr. Gray!


There are eight main sections.  A gold ribbon remains in the book as a bookmark.  Surnames with five or more first names are:  Andrew(s), Atwater, Bacon, Baldwin 20+, Barnet(t), Beach (over a column), Beebe, Benham, Bernard, Bond 10+, Brandon 30+, Brown , Buckingham, Burwell, Carter, Castello 40+, Chalaron, Chetham, Clark10+, Claverie 10+, Clayland 30+, Cleary, Cohen 20+, Cornwell, Costin10+, Coursey, Curtiss, Davila, deFontaney, Delvalle 10+, deMedina, Dickey, Elder, Emory, Fenn, Finian, Forsy, Franklin, Gray 50+, Hammond(s), Harris, Hart 40, Heustis 10+, Jacobs 20+, Lazarus, Ledbetter, Levy, Linde, Luce, Luria 20+, Lyons 1 columns, MacBeth 10+, Mackall, Maffitt 1 column, Mann, Marks, Martines, McPhillips, Merwin, Miller, Mitchell, Mordecai 10+, Moses 10, Nettleton, Noel, Nunes, Miranda 20+, Offutt, Page, Parker, Paterson, Phillips, Pigman, Pinner, Platt 20+, Porter 10+, Pritchard, Ricardo 40+, Rogers, Royce, Saa Silvera, Seth, Smith 10, Sparkman, Stone, Stowe, Strawbridge, Thomas 20+, Tobias 10+, Valentine, Vanderford, Ward, Well, Whann, Wilkinson 10+, Williamson and Wright. $30.  SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $25.    


BICKNELL FAMILY--CRAZY CRATE  YOGS 11:  BOOK 6:  THE BICKNELL FAMILY (SOUTHERN BRANCH)—SUPPLEMENT 1985.  Compiled by Miss Vera Reeve, C. G. 1985.  From other  participants in the 1977 book, THE BICKNELL FAMILY, SOUTHERN BRANCH, that book which carried lines down to the 6th, 7th, and 8th generations, and many of the family members wanted to update it.  And this book offered here is the update:  516 pages, cardstock covers, unusual binding.  [NOTE:  Looks as if it would be easy to put a library hardcover binding on this.]  $40.  This resembles the Bulla Book above in that it has family group sheets galore, mostly filled out in clear, cursive handwriting.  Documentation noted or inserted.  Many different forms have been used, some pictures.  Bible records.  Index by Carol Hulen (a fotmer customer of ours prior to her death.)  Surnames with five or more than five first names are listed here.  Columns have approximately 50+ lines in them.:  Allen, Anderson 30+, Arnold , Arthur, Ashby 3 columns, Azbell,  Azbill 20+, Baker, Bales, Barker, Barnett, Barr, Beatty, Becknal/ Becknall/Becknel /Becknell/ Bucknell almost two full columns, Bennett, Bensinger 30+, Bentson, Berry, Bicknell over 7 columns, Black, Blackburn, Blubaum, Boeger, Bowers, Bowman, Boyd, Boyles, Breeden 20+, Bright, Brooks, Brough, Brown, Brummit 20+, Bryant, Buck, Buckles 30+, Burnett, Cabello, Carrico, Carrie, Carson, Cary, Casey, Chambers 20+, Chrisman, Clark, Cleveland, Congleton, Conrad 20+, Cooney, Copeland, Cornetti, Courter, Creager, Crecelius, Creech, Crouse 30+, Cummins, Curry, Dale, Dant, Davis, Dellinger, Dick, Dickman, Dillon, Dodson, Downey, Dye, Edwards, Elgin, Ellard, Evans, Fain, Faulkner, Fellmy, Finke, Fitzpatrick 50+, Flack, Fleetwood, Fox, Freeman, French 20+, Gallimore, Geaslin, Gentry 20+, Gilbert 40+, Girkin, Godfrey, Goodwin, Greer, Gross, Gunter, Hale 30+, Hall, Hanks, Hardee, Harrington 70+, Hatfield 30+, Hayes, Hess, Hester, Hicks, Higgins, Hill 20+, Hinkle, Hinkley, Hoalt, Hollingsworth, Holman, Holmes, Hooten, Hosick, Hubbard, Hulen 40+, Isaacs, Jennett, Johnson 80+, Jones 80+, Julian, Keith, Kelly, Kemp 30+, Kester, King 20+, Kirchner, Kirk, Kirchoff, Koenig 1 column, Koger, Ladusaw, Ledbetter, Ledford, Lee, Lents, Lewis, Light, Linn, Luxon, McClure, McCormick, McDonald, McGarrough, McGlone 20+, McKelvey, McNelly, Mackey 70+, Mahan, Martin, Maury 20+, Mays/Mize, Meek, Mesch, Messell, Miles, Miller 20+, Mobley, Moore, Moss, Mulcahey, Nelson, Nicholson, Nimmo, Osbourne, Overbay, Page, Palmer, Parker 50+, Parks, Patrick, Patterson, Patton 30+, Peavler, Perrine, Perucca, Petelle, Peterson, Petty, Phillippe, Phillips, Pinkston, Pitts, Poe, Poore, Posey, Powell, Privett, Puttman, Reed, Reeve, Reeves, Reynolds, Rich, Richards, Richardson, Ridgway, Robbins, Robinson, Rudolph, Ruggles, Salter, Salters, Sander, Schultz, Scott, Seibel, Self, Serros, Sexton, Shafer, Shake, Sheffler, Shoult, Simmons, Slicker 20+, Smith over a column, Snook, Snow, Snyder, Starnes, Stassin, Steinbaugh, Stephens 20+, Stewart 20+, Stinett, Stoelting, Storey, Storm, Stout, Swaney, Tabb, Taylor, Teague, Tharp, Thomas, Thombleson 20+, Thompson, Tincher, Townsend, Turner, Wallace, Walsh, Walters, Ward, Warner, Watjen (sic), Walls, Wesner, White 20+, Wick, Wilkerson, Williams 30+, Wills, Wilson 20+, Winter, Winton, Wittmus, Wright 20+, Yates 20+, York, Young and Ziegler.  $40                             




CRAZY CRATE 11:  BOOK 7:  RICHARDS-COX AND BARBEE-ALEXANDER FAMILIES.  By James D. Richards.  1995.  198+ pages, hardbound, new book $30.  The author has dedicated his book to his three beautiful daughters whose pictures get this book off to a wonderful start.  No every-name index.  Families covered in depth in this book include the Richards family with allied families of Patterson, Leib, Watts, Bogardus and Allen.  The Cox family with Kimble, Martin and Rayle lines.  The Barbee and Monroe lines and the Alexander and Wicker lines.  This is the story of an Indiana family and their quest for their roots.  Many pictures throughout the book add to the charm of the stories the author shares.  $30.  SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $25.    


ENGLAND, DORSET HISTORIES--CRAZY CRATE 11:  BOOK 8:  JOURNAL OF THE DORSET, [England] FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY.  Four volumes.  March 1996 Volume 9 #2; September, 1996 Volume 9 #4; December, 1996 Volume 10 #1; June 1997 Volume 10 #3. All 4 for $5.  These are interesting little booklets including such goodies as a recipe I have copied for my files for an Apricot and Cinnamon Cake.  This British Society welcomes any family researcher, but those from Dorset are, of course, most warmly welcome.  Journal is about 40 pages + or -, the tale of the two Bungey girls of Edmondsham, Dorset.  These poor ladies lived a life to make anyone blush starting in 1728!  [NOTE:  If you are not feeling well, you might want to take the old-time medicine recipe that starts—Take a handful of earth wormes and put them awhile in salt and water to cleanse themselves then put them into a quart of white wine—well, it doesn’t get better!  I think I will pass.  I think it would be better to be sick, than to take a medicine that would make me sick if I knew what was in it!  The other recipes in this part are even worse!], land records.  Includes an interesting article on the weekly expenses of a family of 7!  I warn you, if you read this, you will never complain again.  Note:  Few poor families can afford themselves more than 1 lb. of meat weekly plus four other items.]  Member’s Interests is a database of a Surname, a parish, a county, dates, and the number of the member who is doing that research. Delightful little magazine, in all about 160 pages $15 for all.  SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $5.    


SC BALL FAMILY--CRAZY CRATE  11:  BOOK 10:  RECOLLECTIONS OF THE BALL FAMILY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND THE COMINGTEE PLANTATION.  By Anne Simons Deas. 1909.  Alwyn Ball, Jr.  Reprint by South Carolina Historical Society. 1975.  $35.  Entire page with signatures of members of the Ball family.  Many photographs and portraits throughout the text.  This account was compiled from family records, letters, wills and other old papers, supplemented by traditions, handed down from one generation to another.  The dates of births, deaths and marriages I, says the author, owe to Mr. William J. Balls admirable and carefully compiled family records. While to Mr. Isaac Ball I am indebted for the loan of old letters, for information as to the recent alterations to the house at Comingtee, and for many important suggestions….and to other family members also.  Were you to be a member of this family, you would be so proud of what your ancestors had built and enlarged and remodeled and cherished.  The home is lovely and would be a country home to be proud of, but so are the ancestors who lived there.  Charts at the back detail the families involved.  The book would be even more valuable if there were an index, but the use of the charts is sufficient to work out the main relationships.  As a family history, it is inspiring!  Previous owner’s name and address are written on inside front cover.  Otherwise book is very nice.  It belongs in the home of a descendant of this family.  It should be as prized as the Family Bible.  $35.  SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $25.    


MARSH/CRITES FAMILY--CRAZY CRATE  YOGS 11:  BOOK 12:  THE ANCESTORS AND DESCENDANTS OF F. A. MARSH AND IVY CRITES.  By William R. Marsh, M.D.  331 pages, 6” x 9:, hardbound.  $45.  This book contains information about the ancestors in America from 1620 to the present with the origins of some English and German ancestors as early as 1480.  At least two generations of the following families are presented:  Alden 10, Bigelow 25, Birchard 8, Biscoe 14, Bond 11, Brooks 6, Caulkin(s) 26, Church 16, Conrad 23, Cates ?, [Crites 29], Doggett 9, Eddy(e) 26 , Ferris 12, Flagg 6, Hart 9, Heath 7, Heller 21, Horsewell 8, Hyde 7, Janes 19, Judd 11, Linnell 10, Lockwood 25, Lombard 8, Long 7, Lord 21, Marsh 148, Montgomery 29, Moody 17, Mullins 5, Myers 10, Newcomb 47, Pabod(ie/y) 18, Parker 85, Pearce 33, Pierce 11, Potter 12, Pratt 13, Pyles 15, Rogers 13, Rossiter 13, Rouse 18, Savery 2, Saxton 31, Searles 8, Shaw 15, Simmons 31, Skinner 23, Spencer 24, Steele 7, Stonard 3, Sunderland 18, Talcott 11, Tallman 15, Tonge 5, Tucker 6, Warren 21, Wickware/ Wickwarr/Wickwire 35, Wilbore 21 and Woolson 5.

Names not mentioned in this list above, but with a significant presence in the index are mentioned here:  Bates 5, Bee 5, Bernico 8, Bigelow 25, Bird 6, Blackman 5, Bornhold 5, Boulter 5, Briggs 7, Brownell 10, Butler 6, Casper 5, Chandler 5, Christensen 10, Clark/e 10, Cocke 6, Cook/e 9, Crawford 14, Creutz 25, Dodge 11, English 9, Flegg 11, Fraser 6, Hammond 9, Hanify 7, Harris 8, Hickman 6, Hill 7, Hobart 5, Holbert 8, Hubbard 6, Jensen 7, Johnson 6, Jones 5, Kendrick 6, Lyes 14, Lamey 6, Lindahl 17, Loomis 5, Lowr(e)y 6, Lumbard 7, Mayhew 5, , McClure 7, Mesner 42, Miller 7, Morrison 7, Palmer13, Piles 9, Randall 5, Reeves 23, Richmond 7, Sampson 5,  Smith 17, Southworth 5, Sprague 5, Strong 5, Taleman 7, Taylor 10, Tupper 5, Werner 8, Wheeler 6, Williams 7, Wil(l)son 5, Wood 7, Woodman 6, Woodworth 5 and Wright 9.  This is such an extensive and comprehensive genealogy.  Lineage after lineage is packed, not only with birth, marriage and death information, but also with notes about their occupations, their education and their family life.   Reading this turns these different groupings into a family.  The chart to put all these together would require a wall 10 foot high and a hundred feet long!  Cousins enough to spend the rest of your life just trying to talk to some of them!  In the section titled Notable Kin, connections are shown for the lineages which also represent the following famous people:  Millard Filmore, 13th U.S. President; James A. Garfield 20th U.S. President; Gerald R. Ford  38th U.S. President; John Quincy Adams 6th U. S. President; Ulysses S. Grant  18th U. S. President; Franklin Delano Roosevelt 32nd U. S. President; George Herbert Walker Bush 41st U. S. President [Note-and by extension-George Walker Bush Current U. S. President although he is too recent to have made the book!].  In addition shared lineages are shown down both lines that include James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok; Henry David Thoreau; Orson Welles and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.  Don’t you think with ancestry such as this, all current progeny should consider either literature or politics as a suitable career?  The previous owner of this book has marked out his or her name on the inside front cover.  In the above list of families I have added the number of first names from the index.  The author has-on the dedication page-placed these words of wisdom-For William Alexander and Sarah Alyson Marsh without whose help this project would have been completed three years ago.  If you are not grinning yet, you need to reread that sentence!  If you are still not grinning or laughing out loud, read these further words of absolute truth from this author.  It is easier to dig up the last 10 generations than to raise up the next one.  Now you are grinning, aren’t you?  Well, maybe not, if you have no children of your own.  You just do not get it, if you have not experienced the drill, the spill, the thrill and the chill of raising a child! SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $40


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WELCOME to our newsletter:  Yogs 12 !  More family genealogies for you this week.  I have found about four crates of these and it seems smart to get them out where you folks can see the abstracted, modified indexes that I do. 


Now you already know that most of the time I do not list any surname from the index that has less than five first names in the index.  This helps you to know you can be fairly sure that you will find something of interest if your surname is listed on the newsletter.  You may find your family was in the area the book covers.  Most of these books have people in many states and countries.  The fact is sometimes I can not tell you where the family in the book lives because the author does not always give all that information or, and this is usually the case, the progeny leave the main residence and move everywhere in the USA and sometimes, even outside of it!  We do not want you to buy a book that is not helpful, BUT you do not want to miss buying the book if it has a branch of your family, which may have been previously lost or unknown to you, in it!  So check these indexes carefully.


Now for book number one!


.  By John D. Gifford.  LEIGH FAMILY--CRAZY CRATE  YOGS 12:  BOOK 1:  HEZEKIAH LEIGH. HIS ANCESTORS AND DESCENDANTS Privately printed in 1980.  90 pages, 8.5 inches by 11 inches, cardstock covers, stapled, 17 maps, more photographs and charts.  $12.  It looks as if someone has annotated and proofed this copy which draws heavily on the Central New York branch library for records.  Therefore, this book does have additional information written in by the previous owner. 


Dr. Frank Lincoln Moore, husband of Coral Leigh, wrote to Leigh correspondents in 1911, “The most noticeable thing that I find about the [Leigh] family in this country is the fact that they have been useful citizens, farmers, mechanics, merchants.  They have been a sturdy race, pioneers, found in the forefront of the march of civilization across this country.  This is worth remembering.


The physical trail of the Leighs leads from New Jersey to eastern New York, then back to New Jersey, then back to New York according to the “winds of war”.  Then on to eastern Colorado, western Canada, Michigan, and on to Wyoming.  From the six-page, tightly-packed index  the following surnames appear with five or more first names:  Barrett 6, Bartels 6, Bray 7, Cutler 6, Davis 8, Edwards 6, Gifford 34, Gomes 5, Herrick 11, Hunt 7, Jacobs 5, Kemeny 5, Lee 29, Leigh easily over 300, Leslie 9, Martin 19, Moore 14, Norton 41, Rowell 7, Sage 8, Saltsman 22, Savidge 6, Scripa 11, Stillman 7, Taylor 6, Thompson 9 and Wood 13.  The Appendix falls into five main parts—A. Supplemental Genealogical and Historical; B. Obituaries; C. Census Information; D. Documentary Information and E.  Miscellaneous.  Very nice chart of degrees of cousinhood enclosed on back inside cover.  $12  SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $10


TOMEY/PRICKETT FAMILY--CRAZY CRATE  YOGS 12:  BOOK 2:  THE HISTORY AND GENEALOGY OF THE ANCESTORS OF JOHN M. TOMEY AND CATHARINE M. PRICKETT AND THEIR DESCENDANTS.  Compiled by L’lora C. McDaniel of Martinsville, Indiana.  180 pages, 5.5 in by 8.5 in, cover looks like cardstock, but is much heavier and stronger.  No date.  $14.  The book begins with the Colony of Virginia and information about pioneer life.  The Jolliffe Family information fills this chapter set mostly in Stafford Co., England [NOTE: Jollie was Lord Mayor of London in 1615!] and down to Frederick Co., VA.  Excerpts from books are so noted which would make following these families easier.  In succeeding segments of this book you will find information about The Hoult Family, The Prickett Family, The Springer Family, with further info on the couple of Jacob Prickett and Dorothy Springer.  Following these are segments on The Kindall Family and the Lucas Family, with more on Jacob Prickett, Jr. and Jemimah Kindle, John Jolliffe and Eleanor Houly, Abraham Prickett and Hannah Jolliffe.  Following these check out The Gwin Family and the Kincaid Family.  Then comes the Lockridge Family with more on Michael Tomey and Mary Lockridge, John Michael Tomey and Catharine Mariah Prickett.  For descendants check out Josephus Tomey and his descendants, Richard Jackson Tomey and his descendants, Elizabeth Ellen Tomey Hartsock and her descendants, Mary Hannah Tomey Johnston and her descendants and Julia Angeline Tomey Whitaker and her descendants.  A chapter on the Civil War ensues and the book ends with The Civil War Diary of John M. Toney.  Sorry, no every name index to abstract for you.  Previous owner has added her related lines to the front and back endpapers.  Maybe that will serve as your connection!  $14  SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $12


MATHEWS AUTOBIOGRAPHY--CRAZY CRATE  YOGS 12:  BOOK 5:  HUBERT:  HERE, THERE & YONDER.  By Hubert C. Mathews.  This is the autobiographical tale of a minister whose life was so incredible, that it deserved to be made into a book.  185 pages, 5.5 by 8.5 inches, laminated covers, wrapper style.  $5.  Two copies.  A tribute read on Dr. Mathews 50th anniversary in the ministry says simply, Hubert C. Mathews’ fine and sincere lantern shed its light across my path when I was too near its end, and the light from his friendship shall ever, until the end, be an inspiration for me.  Should I then be asked for credentials permitting me to travel on, it would be simply this:  I knew Hubert C. Mathews.  By H. Otto Bosselman in April of 1963.  Obituary pasted on back page dated in pencil, 17 June, 1981, at Springfield, Missouri.  He had pastorates in the Baptist Churches of Nebraska, California and Massachusetts.  He was an alumnus of five Colleges and Universities, was a frequent speaker on both radio and television, and was very active in interdenominational activities.  This book is full of his stories, many humorous.  This book is, also,  full of the stories of a wise and dedicated man who lived his life with charm and wit, and left his mark on many who are glad they knew Hubert C. Mathews.  When you have finished this book, you, too, will say I am glad I knew him.  Two copies.  $5 SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $3                     


ROBINSON FAMILY--CRAZY CRATE  YOGS 12:  BOOK 6:  THE ROBINSONS AND THEIR KIN FOLK.  THIRD SERIES, 1906.  159 PAGES, CARDSTOCK, WRAPPER STYLE $18.  Published by the Robinson Genealogical and Historical Association.  The book is worn and has had patches of tape applied where the cover has appeared to be weakening.  Officers, Constitution and By-Laws are included.  Secretary’s Report, Historical sketches, illustrated, plus members of the Association.  Articles on Rowland Robinson, the man and his century; Deputy Governor William Robinson, The Narragansett Pacer [Not a basketball player from Indiana, this is a tale about a very special horse!], along with a genealogy of the Robinson Family of Narrangassett, R. I.  There is a further article on Rowland Robinson and his daughter, Hannah.  Articles follow on Jeremiah Potter Robinson, George Champlin Robinson, Atmore Robinson, Hetty (Robinson) Green, Morton Robinson, M.D., and Gilbert Stuart, the famous painter, who was a native of Narrangasset, whose father married an Anthony there who was allied to the Robinsons.  Further articles cover George Robinson of Watertown, Massachusetts, and William Robinson of Dorchester, Massachusetts.  More on John Robinson of Kittery and Cape Elizabeth, Maine, Abraham Robinson, John Robinson of Exeter, N. H. and  Isaac Robinson of Barnstable Mass.  Some notes on the Fell Family, Capt. Ralph Hamer, The Robinson Family of Virginia, Samuel Robinson of Rehobeth, Mass, AND a list of members of the Robinson Assoc.  Pictures and drawings throughout!  Over a hundred years old! $18. SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $15


HORNADAYS FAMILY--CRAZY CRATE  YOGS 12:  BOOK 7:  THE HORNADAYS, ROOT AND BRANCH.  The Unfolding of an American Family.  By Quinn Hornaday, ex lib, as such has some library markings, stamps and sticker marked withdrawn. Book is in very nice condition.(1979.),  J.D., Drake University and Aline G. Hornaday, M.A., Univ. of CA, San Diego.  442 pages, 5.5-by-8.5 inches, hardbound, indexed.  $45.  Lots of information.  Book is just packed with Hornadays!  Definite identified branches of the family are mentioned in the table of contents and they each get their own chapter.  Chapter 4 belongs to Christopher Hornaday and his descendants; Chapter 7 features William Temple Hornaday; Chapter 9 tells about the Hornadays in Georgia and Alabama; Chapter 11 is devoted to John Hornaday’s Daughters; Chapter 12 is a genealogy of the family descended from John Hornaday, Jr.; Chapter 13 is the genealogy of the family descended from Christopher Hornaday; Chapter 14 gives the genealogy of Lewis Hornaday; Chapter 15 covers Nathan Hornaday’s genealogy; Chapter 16 relates the genealogy of Simon Hornaday; Chapter 17 covers the family of Isiah Hornaday; Chapter 18 details the family of Ezekiel Hornaday; Chapter 19 lists some unaffiliated Hornadays and Chapter 20 has information on Black Hornadays.  Three appendices cover the Civil War; the Hornaday Legend and a Hornaday Bibliography.  The book also has an index that is not quite complete in that it does not include Hornadays for which nothing but a name could be found.  There are over fifty names in each column, two columns per page, and there are over 18 columns of just Hornadays.  The affiliated families with 5 or more than 5 first names are:  Albright, Alexander, Anderson, Arnold, Bailey, Baker, Brim/m, Brown, Buchanan, Carter, Cass, Chamberlain, Clark, Coble, Copeland, Daube, Doyle, Ferguson, Foster, Faust, Furman, Gilchrist+, Gord(e/o)n, Graham, Gray, Hadley+, Hall, Handsaker, Harris+, Hill, Howard+, Ingmand, Isley, James, Jones, King, Knott, Lane, Low/e, Martin, Miller+, Moore, Murray, McKenzie, McMahan, Nutt, Pearson, Pike+, Riggs, Robinson, Rockwell, Royer, Sampson, Skelly, Smith+, Stafford, Stewart/Stuart, Taylor, Teague+, Thompson+, Vestal, Wells, White, Wiley, Williams, Williamson+ and Wright.  $45.  SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $40


EDMOND’S FAMIL--CRAZY CRATE YOGS 12:  BOOK 9:  THE EDMONDS’ EPIC AND ECHOS.  Compiled by Selah E. and Selah L. Moore.  Windmill Publications.  1995.  This is a beautiful book in a rich blue cover with a gold custom-designed coat of arms emblazoned on the cover.  428 pages, 8.5-by-11 inches, hardbound, indexed, ex lib, library markings on outside of pages, inside covers unmarked.  $40.  The Edmonds epic really begins when a loving daughter-in-law paints family information on a plate to present to her father and mother-in-law for a very personal 50th anniversary gift.  It gets another nudge when the lady does the same thing for her own Mother and Dad.  By 1966, these people who meant so much to her were gone and aunts and uncles were fast disappearing on both sides of the family.  When she was outbid at an auction for a box of family pictures, that did it.  Realizing that THEIR family history was fast becoming inaccessible, she resolved to do something about it.  Does this sound familiar to you?

Luckily, her daughter, spurred on by a high school project which required she fill out a family chart, decided to help.  Family members pitched in by filling out family group sheets, loaning pictures, answering letters and sharing family stories.  And the result is this book published in 1995.  How lucky all you Edmonds are! 

The story of the Edmonds Coat of Arms which was created by the author to represent their ancestry is in here.  I like this idea!  This story is too long to repeat here, but this family crest will have meaning, very personal meaning for the people of this name.  Their Irish lines (Studdard), their French lines (Dupree), their Native American lines (Choctaw and Cherokee) and their German lines (Winters) are all depicted with this beautiful and totally personal family coat of arms.  The index, unlike most of the previous ones, is in regular-sized type which sure makes this job easier!  Surnames with four or more than four first names are followed by a comma, if there are more than twelve first names look for a plus sign or number: Aldridge, Arnold, Aulger, Austin, Bitte, Britton, Brown, Caldwell, Cap, Cesar, Christopher, Cooke, Dalton, Davis 14, Dennis, Dobbs, Dodd, Droke, Dupree 48, Duty, Edmonds 100+, Eitson, Ernsting, Fischer, Fondren, Furlan, Gammon, Geiger, Goddard, Gohn, Griggs, Haeffele, Hansford 18, Harris, Harrison, Haynes 34, Heath, Hill, Hollomon, Holmes, Hulsey, Ingle, Jenkins, Johnson, Jones, Kee, Kinney, Kukec, Laney, Lollar, Long, Lunak, Mabus, Madison, McIntire, McMillan, Moore 28, Nelson, O’Shaughnessy, Owens, Patton, Price, Rhoads, Rhodes 20, Schmitt 15, Setliffe, Sharifi, Simpson, Sims 18, Singleton, Smith, Strickland, Studdard, etc. almost 4 columns!, Swan, Tardy 13, Taylor, Tudor, Van Kast, Wagner, Ward, Webster, West, Wilhite 17, Wilson, Winter 20, Winters almost 2 columns and Wright.  $40.  SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $35


WASKOM FAMILY--CRAZY CRATE  YOGS 12:  BOOK 10: WASKOM FAMILY GENEALOGY 1784-1984.  By Elmer C. Robbins, of Brownstown, IN.  1989.  Privately published, 8.5 by 11 inches, hardbound.  $35.  168 pages, every-name index.  More than 25 years of research, correspondence and consultation went into the creation of this book.  Sources, and there are plenty of them, are mentioned along with many libraries, newspaper files, deed records from several states, cemetery tombstone inscriptions and pictures, many of which appear in this book, enhance your enjoyment in having an excellently prepared and documented family history.  He mentions the hard work of his eldest grandson, Gregory Lynn Robbins, who did the coordinating of the records of births, marriages and deaths.  The three-page Table of Contents gives a detailed listing of the families covered in this book.  The index lists a name and the numbers of the pages on which that person is mentioned.  I have chosen to list any persons surname if it appears with five or more people’s first names or on five or more pages: Bagwell 5, Barr, Belding 21 first names on over 10 pages; Beldon 19 people,10 pgs; Bell 5, Bixby, Black, Bryant 9, Collins 5, Cranor 7, Doerr 8 people, 4 pgs; Downing 9 people, 7 pgs; Duncan 6 people, 2 pgs; Empson 20 people, 4 pgs; Fislar 3 people, 11 pgs; Fleenor 16 peo. 10+ pgs; Garriott 7 peo. 9 pgs; Goldsmith 6 peo. 4pgs; Goodnight 10 peo. 6 pgs; Griffith 5 peo. 1 pg; Harmon 4 peo. 7 pgs; Hess 5 peo. 4 pgs; Jones 8 peo. 2 pgs; Morgan 8 peo. 4 pgs.; Parker 23 peo. 13 pgs; Passwater 12 peo. 22 pgs; Reynolds 5 peo. 6 pgs; Ritz 8 peo. 10 pgs; Robbins 42 peo. too many pages to count; Robinson 5 peo. 3 pgs; Rucker 11 peo. 5 pgs; Schuermann 4 peo. 6 pgs; Shutters 16 peo. 8 pgs; Smith 3 peo. 8 pgs; Sturgeon 12 peo. 5 pgs; Thompson 12 peo. 5 pgs; Tiemeyer 8 peo. 3 pgs; Tormoehlen 8 peo. 5 pgs; Trowbridge 2 peo. 5 pgs; Turner 7 peo. 3 pgs; Waskom over 150 people. Too many pages to count; Willcutt 3 peo. 5 pgs; Young 27 peo. Too many pages to count.  $35  SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $30


DENNY FAMILY--CRAZY CRATE 12:  BOOK 11:  GENEALOGY OF THE DENNY FAMILY IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA.  DESCENDANTS OF JOHN DENNY OF COMBS, SUFFOLK, ENGLAND IN 1329.  Original compiled and published by C. C. Denny in 1886.  Reprint from a microfilm of the original.  Much of the original work of compiling this history of the family was done by Joseph A. Denny of Leicester, Mass. who died in 1875.  This genealogy follows the family from England to America. The index includes the following surnames with five or more than five first names: Abbott 13, Allen 6, Andrews 20, Arthur 5, Ayres 8, Babcock 6, Balch 6, Baldwin 13, Bancroft 6, Barnard 23, Bertody 5, Boggs 9, Botsford 5, Carpenter 5, Carruth 12, Clark 15, Crane 9, Cutting 7, Danforth 9, De Morse 5, Denny Six Columns of 47 names each, Dix 12, Dunham 14, Dunkle 38, Dunscomb 6, Edmunds 46, Emerson 5, Estabrooks 23, Gale 1 column, Gilbert 11, Goodnow 8, Goodwin 7, Green 5, Greene 6, Griswold 15, Harris 11, Hayward 26, Henshaw 1 column, Hinckley 6, Holbrook 5, Holcomb 8, Hooper 8, Hubbard 6, Ingraham 17, Johnson 6, Jones 6, Joy 11, Kellogg 6, Kendall 8, Kerlin 6, Kimball 7, Kollock 17, Leonard 7, Logsden 8, Lynds 30, Mason 12, Mathews 15, McFarland 5, McGill 14, Meeker 6, Miles 27, Mills 5, Moore 7, Morse 6, Nichols 8, Olds 6, Palmer 6, Parker 14, Phillips 6, Phippen 9, Potter 5, Prince 5, Ray 5, Richardson 68, Rhodes 9, Ripley 8, Robinson 20, Rockwell 6, Ross 5, Rupert 6, Sargent 40, Sawyer 5, Smith 25, Sprague 21, Stone 6, Stoughton 6, Stowers 1 column, Thompson 9, Thurston 6, Tucker 5, Underwood 14, Wallace 9, Ward 65, Warring 6, Washburn 7, Waters 8, Webb 8, Whitney 7, Whittemore 4, Wiley 5, Williams 11, Winship 9 and.   Worcester 5.  There is a separate index to the Samuel Denny Family, the David Denny Family and a list of the descendants of Daniel Denny, of Leicester, in the fourth generation living on January 1, 1886.  The book contains 262 pages plus several additional pages of index by family.  $40.  SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $35


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ILLINOIS--CRAZY CRATE YOGS 13:  BOOK 3:  ILLINOIS, CABINET HISTORY OF ILLINOIS FROM ITS EARLIEST SETTLEMENT TO THE PRESENT TIME. By W. H. Carpenter and T. S. Arthur.  Part of the Cabinet Series which wanted to produce a solid history of every single state in the union.  This is the one for Illinois. Ex-lib.  4 inches by 6 inches in size, this little book packs in a lot of history in small print!  This book was produced in Philadelphia in 1854.  255 pages plus some advertisement pages from sponsors of the book for 24 unnumbered pages.  No. 41 is written in ink on the back of the front cover.  The print is small, but very readable.  One page 155 to 156 appears to be missing.  There is foxing along the edges and some discoloration.  Contents are in fairly good shape and the story they tell is fresh with the flavor of the telling of recent events.  This is history recently lived and fresh with some of both the good and the bad that happened in Illinois early on before the Civil War. Over 150 years old, this book is a piece of history and is priced as such at $10 SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $8


COLONIAL--CRAZY CRATE YOGS 13:  BOOK 4:  EPOCHS OF AMERICAN HISTORY – THE COLONIES 1492-1750.  By Reuben Goldthwaites, LLD. With four maps and numerous bibliographies.  1910.  3.5 by 6.5 inches in size, hardbound, Longmans, Green and Co., New York, London, Bombay & Calcutta.  First Edition 1890.  $12.50  This history of the United States along with two others covering the later years of our country’s history were to comprise a total history of the United States.  Chapter I, which is this volume,  covers the Land and the Native Races, Chapter II Discoveries and Early Settlements (1492-1606); Chapter III concerns Colonization and the Colonists; Chapter IV covers The Colonization of the South (1606-1700); Chapter V Social and Economic Conditions in the South; Chapter VI, The Colonization of New England (1620-1643); Chapter VII.  New England from 1643 to 1700; Chapter VIII.  Social and Economic Conditions in New England in 1700; Chapter IX. The Colonization of the Middle Colonies; Chapter X. Social and Economic; Chapter XI Other English North American Colonies (1605-1750); Chapter XII The Colonization of New France; Chapter XIII. The Colonization of Georgia;  XIV. The Continental Colonies from 1700-1750;  Chapter XV + Index pp. 285-301; plus fold out maps.  1.) North America 1650; 2.) English Colonies 1700; 3.) North America 1750; and 4.) Physical Features of the United States of America.  All in color.  Small print but great ideas about our early history by a renowned author.  $12.50  SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $10


BAPTIST--CRAZY CRATE YOGS 13:  BOOK 5:  BASIC BAPTIST HISTORICAL MATERIALS, 1966 EDITION.  MICROFILM CATALOG.  By the Historical Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention.  Nashville, TN.  Ex lib.  1996 edition.  78 pages.  About 5 by 8 inches. This is an index, by name, of people who appeared in this book as well as the articles that appeared in this periodical, which vary greatly.  Samples include:  Anderson, Vernon A. Witchcraft in Africa; Atwood, Elmer Bugg.  Outlines of a history of missions in China; Barlow, William Harvey.  The Present unrest of the negro in the South.  The variety is astounding, the page numbers of the microfilmed documents clearly identified.  This index only identifies the author and the article number.  Information and print-outs of the microfilm covering 8, 150, 855 pages in 1966, is available from the Historical Commission.  Undoubtedly much more is available now, but this is a start.  $5.  SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $3


THE GENEALOGICAL HELPER PERIODICAL INDEX--CRAZY CRATE YOGS 13:  BOOK 6:  THE GENEALOGICAL HELPER INDEX TO THE NEW BOOKS ON THE BOOKSHELF SECTION, SPECIAL FEATURES AND SELECTED ARTICLES.  1983, Compiled by Gay P. Kowallis and Laraine K. Ferguson.  123 pages, cardstock cover, plastic spiral binding, Indexed by Surname, Locality and Subject.  Get a head start with this index! Most libraries have back issues of this periodical AND I HAVE MANY OF THEM AVAILABLE FOR $1 EACH.  $10.  SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $7


DUTCH--CRAZY CRATE YOGS 13:  BOOK 10:  OF DUTCH WAYS.  By Helen Colijn.  This unique tour of the Netherlands takes us from the beloved sublimity of Rembrandt’s art to the doubtful pleasures of hiking over mud flats.  This book is a richly detailed account written by an insider who was born and raised there and returns every year for an updated look.  She describes their complex political system, their unique educational system and the problems of living in a country that, except for Bangladesh, is the most populated in the world per square mile.  She has also shared her personal experiences in culture, sports and everyday living.  Read this book to find out more than wooden shoes, windmills and tulips.  Full of pictures, recipes and stories to delight the hearts of anyone who wants to share his/her Dutch Ancestry with his/her grandchildren.  Original price was $10.  SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $ 5




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INDIANA--CRAZY CRATE YOGS 14: BOOK 2:  FAMILY MAPS OF ORANGE COUNTY, INDIANA, Deluxe Editions, 182 pages, 53 maps, 16 congressional townships….. previously $26, now only $20.80.

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HI!  We’re back!  This crate will feature books from KENTUCKY and VIRGINIA.  These are super favorites of our crazy crate members, so remember to call us starting at 10:00 a.m. Central Daylight time.  It is Indiana Daylight Savings Time anyway.  I try to answer the phone if it rings before 8:00, but it is a long run, and I don’t always make it.  Please leave your name and telephone number and the crate number and book number you want to order, and I will hold the book for you and try to get back to you as soon as I can.

KY--CRAZY CRATE YOGS15:  BOOK 8:  KENTUCKY SURNAME SERIES.  SMITH, VOLUME 1 (All that were published I have.)  Compiled by Colleen Alice Ridlen, Published by The Researchers, no date. $4  This data was collected to help those people who did not have access to the databases of today and who certainly had little or no chance to visit huge library collections.  Haven’t you always wished you had a checklist to make sure you have not missed something?  Well, here it is!  The book includes the index to 1790 taxpayers listing 12 Smiths with their county of residence.  The 1800 KY Taxpayers lists 106 Smiths with county of residence.  Various references from KY Genealogy & Biography are included.  And that is just Page 1!  Page 2,3 and part of 4 give the entire list of Smiths with the reading of the census detail and the number of people in each age bracket.  Then follows the 1820 with page number and county name for all Smiths.  More of the various references she abstracted.  Next follows the index to all the Smiths from the 1830 census of KY.  More wills listing heirs named Smith, followed by an index to the 1840 census with county and page number. The Smiths from the 1850 KY come next.  This volume apparently only does the later census heads of household with first names from A through D.  Several pages of Smith marriages with spouse, date, and county follow this 1850 index.  22 pages, cardstock covers, stapled and taped.  HEADS UP! This was a lot of research to get for $6.  It always helps to get another opinion on research by someone not involved in searching a single family.  Multiple copies available. SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $4

KY--CRAZY CRATE 15:  BOOK  9:  KENTUCKY SURNAME SERIES WILSON/WILLSON #1 (All that were published). Compiled by Colleen Alice Ridlen, Published by The Researchers, no date, 20 pages, cardstock covers, stapled and taped.  $4.  This data was collected to help those people who did not have access to the databases of today and who certainly had little or no chance to visit huge library collections.  They include the index to 1790 taxpayers listing 15 Willsons and 38 Wilsons with one L with their county of residence.  The 1800 KY Taxpayers lists 15 Wil(l)sons with county of residence and 175 Wilsons with one L. This is just Page 1, 2, and part of 3!  The rest of page 3 and all of page 4 give the entire list of Willsons/Wilsons who left wills in Ky.  Pages 5 through 11 starts the 1810 census with names and with the number of people in each age bracket in every household.  Then follows the 1820 census index, 4 pages, with page numbers and county of residence for all Wil(l)sons.  Next follows Wil(l)sons from the marriage licenses of Bourbon, Clark, Daviess, Estill, Fayette, Floyd, Gallatin, Grant, Hardin, Henry, Lincoln, Nelson, Nicholas, Oldham,  Pike, Pulaski, Shelby, Trimble and Washington Counties of KY. This volume apparently does the heads of household and marriages from A through Z.  Several pages of marriages with spouse, date, and county follow this 1850 index. 20 pages, cardstock covers, stapled and taped.  If you have this surname, this is a lot of research to get for $6.  Multiple copies are available while they last.  SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $4

KY CRAZY CRATE 15: BOOK 13:  GENEALOGICAL ATLAS OF KENTUCKY.  By Charles M. Franklin.  YOGS 1997, 39 pages, cardstock wrapper, 8.5x11 inches.  Regular price $12.  Special sale price, just $9.  This book is a KY genealogist’s best friend.  This book has in it what you have always needed to know, but did not have room to store in your busy brain between bouts of heavy genealogical pursuit of those elusive KY ancestors of yours.  Here they are, all gathered together in one place, to keep you straight.  On the cover is the map of KY with “the big three” counties of Virginia from which KY was created—Jefferson, Fayette and Lincoln.  The book has eight parts, each one of special use for genealogists.  First there is a history of Kentucky County Formation giving the historical basis for its creation.  Next there is a list of all counties giving their formation date and the other counties which were affected by its formation both before statehood and after statehood.  Following that there is a list of the many counties that have had a change in the county seat whether it be by site or by name.  One of the best features is Part 4 which tells about the major migration trails and traces through KY.  This is accompanied by a statewide county map showing the actual route of each trail.  But it is in the important facts filling Part 5 that a genealogist finds this book most helpful.  In this part the author traces each county through all the many jurisdictional changes in county name and location of records that they went through to the present day.  The chart for Adair County takes every jurisdiction under which this current area has functioned and lists the dates as shown here.  Each county is different.  Nice to have to check just this list instead of a dozen maps!  See how helpful this section is:

COUNTY NAME  PARENT COUNTIES                                 DATES

ADAIR -               CREATED 1 April 1802                                          

          Was in        Green                                               from 1793-1802

                             Nelson                                              from 1785-1792

                             Lincoln                                              from 1780-1784

                             Kentucky Co., VA                            from 1777-1780

                             Fincastle Co., VA                            from 1772-1776


Looking for marriages and other courthouse records is simple when you know where to look!  Like her parent state, Virginia, Kentucky had many short term changes in the county, but a chart like this one tells you where to look, particularly for marriage records, at each one of those different years.  Let’s hope your family didn’t live in Robertson County or Wolfe County!  Those poor counties have eleven prior courthouses in which you may need to search for the marriage records of your ancestors!!

Part 6 is a bibliography of all the sources from which the author pulled this information.  And then come the maps.  If a picture is worth a thousand words then a map should be worth ten thousand, and there are maps for 1780, 1792-the year of statehood, and 1912 when the last county of 120 was formed, McCreary, which was formed in 1912.

Finally, in order to save you time, money, effort and embarrassment, there is a chart showing the counties that have had major destruction of records due to fire, flood, natural and man-made disasters and it includes what major records are missing.  If you have Kentucky ancestors, this book will be the greatest helper you can buy.  Regular price is $12.   ON SALE for only $9.  Now 25% off! 

KY CRAZY CRATE 15:  BOOK  14:  KENTUCKY BOOKS IN PRINT.  A CATALOG REPRESENTING OVER 160 VENDORS OF KENTUCKY MATERIALS USEFUL TO GENEALOGISTS.  Researchers Publication.1989, Regular Price $12, Sale Price $6.  50% off to you.  This book, no longer in publication, is well worth its sale price.  The prices for most of the materials published herein will not be correct in today’s market.  Nothing much is cheaper today than it was in 1989, but maybe, in 1989 we did not as yet know we needed it.  There are over 70 pages of good information on Kentucky materials in this book.  She starts with state-wide information and general books, and then she continues with state-wide census indexes, most of those are our own Heritage House publications and still available to you.  Check out our website: WWW.YOGS.COM by clicking on the website address if it is blue on your computer and you will be taken post haste to our website, click on Main Catalog, then on Kentucky and then on Census to see what we have for you!  Following that are the county-by-county sources, alphabetical by county.  There are listings of ten or more for most counties and 15 for Pulaski County, 16 for Ohio County, 22 for Nelson County, 29 for Hardin County and 53 for Graves County!  Can you afford to have research to do in these counties and NOT know what has already been put into print?  It is easier and cheaper to locate a book than to drive there and search the courthouse yourself.  Of course, it is much more fun to do it that way, too; but it is much cheaper to buy the book when you consider today’s gas prices and motel fees!  The Internet has only a very small number of entire books on it compared to what is available in libraries, E-Bay, private vendors and shops, especially ours!

Next there is a section of Kentucky books available on microfilm which can usually be used at your local library and can also be printed out for reading at home.  There is an entire section devoted to Kentucky Family Lines in print in periodicals or book form.  There is a listing of Kentucky Historical Society, Genealogical Societies and other private genealogical periodicals in print.  There are listings for all of the vendors, but they may no longer be valid, although mine is, and I saw several others that were also.  An addenda lists those whose paperwork came in to late to be included alphabetically where it belonged.  Wow!  It took her over a year to plan for, contact vendors, and create this extremely helpful book.  It will save you time, money and further your research.  I have worn my way through three copies over the years!  Please do not order the microforms that appear on the blue pages at the end of the book.  Although this is of much value to a researcher to know the actual reel number of all the census for all the counties of Kentucky, I can not even buy it for the cost of what it is listed for in this catalog!  Also do not respond to any of the research information on the peach pages because that firm is no longer in business.  You still have 70 pages of specialized book listings with author and other information.  One savvy customer ordered one, marked all the books she already owned with a black H, marked all the books she knew she wanted to buy with a green B, and marked all the books she wanted to look at with a Red L.  She carries it with her to the library when she goes and treats herself to looking up some of the Ls in the last fifteen minutes of the day.  She has turned a lot of those Ls into Hs!

How can you look a book up on the Internet if you don’t know of its publication?  Once you know of its existence, you can begin to look for it.  Most of these materials still exist and this is a first step in finding them.  Plus you are getting a real bargain today, read on! For our website viewers only, this book, priced at $12. SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $ 50% savings!

KY--CRAZY CRATE YOGS 15:  MAP 1:  MAP OF KENTUCKY.  $1. No name, no date, but a useful black & white map nonetheless. One 8.5 by 11 inches page printed 1 side, perfect to keep in your three-ring binder with your KY families.  $1. This map shows the county divisions of Kentucky after the creation of Fulton County from Hickman on April 1, 1845, but before Taylor was created out of Greene on March 1, 1848,  [Information leading to this conclusion from the Genealogical Atlas of Kentucky by Charles M. Franklin.  See above review.]  Printed on nice paper and punched for a three-ring binder.  Shows major rivers and names them.  Also names counties and county seats. 21 counties not formed by this date are not shown, but date still makes it quite useful to genealogists whose families left Kentucky previous to 1850.  $1 

KY/TN--CRAZY CRATE 15:  MAP 2:  COUNTY MAP OF KENTUCKY AND TENNESSEE, no date, no maker name, one sheet 8.5 by 11 inches.  This is an attractive map with a printed black and white “floral frame.”  Rivers are plain, shows adjacent parts of the adjoining and surrounding states of IN, OH, VA, N.C., S.C.(shown but does not touch), GA, AL, MS, MO AND IL and are named.  Scale is 50 miles to 1 inch.  County lines are showing, but faint and they are also named.  Many town names are printed on this map.  This is an early map, probably drawn 1858-1860 map as Jackson County formed April 25, 1858, is on it, but Magoffin formed April 25, 1860, is not, thereby leaving 15 counties yet to be formed out of 120  $1. 

This should be enough ‘food for thought’ for awhile.  If you have any questions, please call us at 1-800-419-0200.  Helping genealogists is what we do best here, so give us a chance to help you with your research.  Thanks for reading our newsletter.  Pat

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Indiana, Jr. Hist. Soc. YOGS CRAZY CRATE YOGS18:  BOOK 3:  HISTORIANS FOR THE FUTURE:  A HISTORY OF THE INDIANA JUNIOR HISTORICAL SOCIETY 1938-1998.  By Kendal H. Gladish and Hester Anne Hale.  Published by the Indiana Historical Bureau and Indiana Historical Society, 1999.  128 pages, 9 by 7 inches, $10.  Done in landscape mode and hardbound, lavishly illustrated, this book relates the beginning of this project through 60 years of growth.  This is the history of an effort made by adults to convince children and young adults that history is fun.   Full of great ideas and workable scenarios for teachers and project managers for youth groups.  $10


Virginia Military Rev. War:  YOGS  CRAZY CRATE 18:  BOOK 11:  VIRGINIA REVOLUTIONARY MILITIA.  This is our re-publication of a document that I found at a flea market many years ago.  It is Document 48 bound with Document 44.  Printed in 1835 by Samuel Shepherd, Printer to the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Document #48 is titled:  A LIST OF NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND SOLDIERS OF THE VIRGINIA STATE LINE AND NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND SEAMEN AND MARINES OF THE STATE NAVY Whose names are on the Army Register, and Who have not received Bounty Land for Revolutionary Services.  Document #44 is titled: A LIST OF NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND SOLDIERS OF THE VIRGINIA LINE ON CONTINENTAL ESTABLISHMENT Whose names appear on the Army Register, and Who have not received Bounty Land.  NEW.  I bought this because the printer’s name was John H. Smith.  My grandmother’s sister, Pearl, married a John Smith.  I thought they might be relatives.  Can’t prove it yet!  $12.  Multiple copies available.


Virginia, Middlesex Co.:  YOGS CRAZY CRATE 18:  BOOK 12:  A PLACE IN TIME:  MIDDLESEX COUNTY, VIRGINIA 1660-1750.  Darrett B. and Anita H. Rutman.  W. Norton & Co. 1984.  287 pages, 5.5 by 8.5 inches, laminated cover stock, wrappers.  The Rutmans journeyed to Middlesex Co., VA, to study the lives of the people who lived there in the late seventeenth[1600s] and early eighteenth1700s centuries.  These two were professors of history at the University of Florida.  Their aim was to study these people’s associations among themselves and with others.  They were tracking changes made over time.  The result of their research is an unusually rich picture that blends statistical analysis and narrative history.  They have reconstructed the lives of some 12,000 persons some of whom may belong to you!  The William and Mary Quarterly in their review of this book, said “History that is at once technically sophisticated and wonderfully evocative….One of the more imaginative studies of colonial Virginia to appear over the last decade.”  Footnotes are numerous and detailed.  $12.  SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $10



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This is a week for you to practice your French as we have some Huguenot books to look at.  Well, they are not all in French!  Only the dictionary and the last one, really and it has some English sprinkled through it!


French soldiers, American Rev. War:  YOGS  CRAZY CRATE YOGS 19:  BOOK 15:  LES COMBATTANTS FRANCAIS DE LA GUERRE AMERICAINE 1778-2783.  58TH Congress, Document #77.  GPC, 1969.  This book, now out of print, is a list of all the French Soldiers and Military Men who fought for the side of the Colonists in the Revolutionary War.  Is that how your ancestor got here?  When he was mustered out did he just stay here?  Many of them did.  Maybe your ancestor’s name is on this list!  There is one drawback to this book.  It is printed mostly in French!   But it is proof that he served, with unit and officers and everything you need! It is not as difficult to read as you might think.  If you have read one table of servicemen, it is not that hard to read another in French.  May I suggest that you buy this book AND the French Dictionary above?  This book is 9.5 inches wide and 12.5 inches tall.  It has 453 pages in it and is printed on very high quality paper.  It is in nice condition, binding is good.  On the inside front cover someone has used a purple Magic Marker to obliterate a name and date.  The resulting purple stain is about 2 inches wide by 1 inch tall.  $35.  SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $30





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I wanted to try something today that is different, so I emptied a shelf and here are some Delaware, New Jersey and New York books.  These come from several different sources, but almost all are ex lib and used.  They are also, for the most part, in good shape and show little wear & tear.  They do have white labels on the spines of most of them and various library markings mostly in the front of the books.


NJ – CRAZY CRATE  YOGS 20:  BOOK 3:  BERGEN RECORDS  1666-1788.  RECORDS OF THE REFORMED PROTESTANT DUTCH CHURCH OF BERGEN IN NEW JERSEY.  Edited and Translated by Dingman Versteeg and Thomas E. Vermilye, Jr.  3 books in 1.  Excerpted and reprinted from the Year Book of the Holland Society of New York:  book 1 - 1913, book 2 - 1914, book 3 - 1915.  Reprinted in one volume 1976.  $20.  WARNING:  This book has three indexes and all 3 must be checked in order to find everything.  BOOK ONE gives an historical note and the BAPTISMS IN BERGEN.  This index is a surname index and they are all listed on page 110 &111.  This is followed by an every-name index with the number of the particular baptism [which are numbered chronologically,] with the parent’s name, baby’s name, and the names of the witnesses and sponsors.  13 pages.  Book TWO tells the story of the founding of Jersey City [Bergen], the Stuyvesant Statue in Bergen and MARRIAGES IN THE VILLAGE OF BERGEN RECORDS. Beginning in 1665. -   Again the surname index is at the back of this section followed by the every-name index. Sample: #6 May 17, 1668.  Machiel Tades (widower) and Treyntje Jacobs (widow) Married June 8, 1668.  Book THREE  contains an article on the First Settlers in Bergen, [ Van Vleck, Vreeland, Van Winkel, Steymets, Van Buskirk, Tallman, Van Wagenen,  Newkirk, Post, Van Horn, Sip, Garrabrant, Van Reypen, Winne, Brinkerhoff.  BURIALS IN BERGEN are listed here.  Church Members and Minutes of the Consistory are also listed.  273 pages total.  $20


NY – CRAZY CRATE YOGS20:  BOOK 10a,10b,10c and 10d  THE SIMMENDINGER REGISTER.  True and authentic register of persons still living, by God’s grace, who, in the year of 1709, under the wonderful providences of the Lord journeyed from Germany to America or New World and there seek their piece of bread at various places.  Repeated with joy to all admirers, especially to their families and close friends by Ulrich Simmendinger, A North American, seven years in the Province of New York but now returned to his Native City, Reutlingen.  GPC, [Wow! What a title!] 20 pages, 5.5 by 8.5, cardstock wrappers.  $5.   1934, reprinted 1991.  This is the list of Germans who came to this country in one of the first migrations from central Europe.  These were the Palatines who came in 1709.  They settled along the Hudson River and later moved to the Mohawk Valley.  The original consists of 24 pages in German and Photostat copies can be ordered from them.  Simmendinger was one of the original emigrants who came on the boat and lived with these people for seven years then chose to return home, writing this list to let the families back home know about their members who had left to come to America.  Letters and lists have been translated into English.  $5


NY – CRAZY CRATE YOGS20:  BOOK 11:  FIRST CENSUS OF THE UNITED STATES  1790  NEW YORK.  Dept. of Commerce and Labor 

Printed by Government Printing Office in 1908.  ex lib, 308 pages, pages are 9 inches by 11 inches, printing is small, but clear and easy to read.  Hard bound, includes the entire census as printed with an every-name index. $40.  Huge map of the state of New York in the era of 1790 included, folded and bound in.  A few pages of Introductory Remarks.  Spine bears library markings.  $40.  SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $35


NY – CRAZY CRATE YOGS20:  BOOK 13:  CIVIC HISTORY AND ILLUSTRATED PROGRESS OF CUBA, Allegany County, New York 1822-1910.  By John Stearns Minard.  Windmill Publications, 340 pages, beautifully bound, illustrations galore as the author introduces you to his town.  Well aware of the way it started, he leads you on a trip that won’t make your feet hurt, but really will dazzle your brain!  The 154 illustrations tell you that some artists and/or photographers had been hard at work preserving for the future generations a look “at the way we were.”  This book should have been indexed for anybody that WAS anybody in Cuba is somewhere in this book.  This is a new book with gold lettering on front cover and spine.  $45


NY – CRAZY CRATE  YOGS20:  BOOK 14:  LIST OF BOOKS ON GENEALOGY AND HERALDRY IN THE SYRACUSE, N. Y. PUBLIC LIBRARY           including Parish Registers, Visitations, History of Names and allied subjects.  Edition of 1910.  Published by the library.  119 pages, 7-by-9-inch pages.  Hardbound. $8.

100 pages are concerned with Family Genealogies and they are listed by the name of the family whose genealogy is in that book.  Many of the books are families from that area, so if your ancestors hail from New York you might want to take a close look at this book.  Libraries have personnel, or volunteers who do research and photocopying for a fee, so if you see a family genealogy in this library a phonecall, a letter and a check could give you just what you have spent years looking for!  There are over twenty different genealogies per page times 100 pages which equals 2, 000.  That many family genealogies in 1910!  What do you suppose they have now?  Find out what they had in 1910 in this book $8.



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I started on our New Jersey and New York shelf last week and we will continue with that this week.  New York, has a few left, so if you have people from NY take another look at the YOGS 20 list.  And then look here for some additions


NY – CRAZY CRATE YOGS 21:  BOOK 4A:  1820 FEDERAL CENSUS OF TIOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK.  Compiled by Nellie C. Hiday.  Typed by Maryan Gill.  Published by Heritage House, 1970.  25 pages.  $5.  Arranged in alphabetical order, the full name of the head of household is given, followed by all the numbers in the columns showing the sex and the age groups of both males and females.  Have it at home for instant searching.  No computer required!  Surnames with 3 (just a comma) or more (number given) heads of households, indicating 3 complete households, or more, with that surname:  TOWN OF CANDOR:  Andrews, Bacon 4, Brink 5, Clark 5, Cortright 4, Cow(e)ls, Fletcher 4, Gridley 6, Harris, Hart 8, Herrick, Hewitt, Hull 5, Johnson 6, Jones 5, Judd, Mead 5, Sanford, Smith 9, Taylor7, Whitley, Woodford 7.  TOWN OF CAROLINE:  Blackman 4, Boyce, Bush 7, Chambers 6, Clark, Dennist, Humphrey 4, Legg, Middaugh, Mulks, Olney, Paine 4, Park, Perry 6, Personius, Quick 6, Rounseville 6, Slater, Speed, Stevens 6, Vaqndemark, Vickery 4, Willey.  TOWN OF CATHERINE:  Agard 4, Andrews 4, Baldwin, Barber 4, Bardslee 9, Bennett 4, Bentley, Booth, Brink 4, Brown 5, Catlin, Chapman, Clark 5, Coe 4, Compton, Coryell, Foot 4, Frost, Hall 4, Hoyt 4, Jackson, Jones, Knap/p, Latt(e/i)n 4, Lee, Lockerly 4, Lovell 5, Lyon 6, Mallery 6, Nicholas 4, Olmstead, Rogers, Sealy, Sherwood, Weller, Wygant,

Town of Cayuta: Allen 4, Armstrong, Barton, Brown, Chafee, Clark 6, Davenport, Denton, Edwards 4, Elston, Everhard 4, Fauver 4, Gillet/t, Green, Johnson 5, Linderman 6, Lovell, Maltby, Ogden 4, Payne 4, Savercool 4, Sebring, Smith 6, Stark/s, Strong 4, Taylor.  Each town in separately indexed, so I am getting too many little towns with complete alphabets.  But how lucky for you, because you will know what town to search in half of them!  In the book, but not abstracted here are the TOWN OF CHEMUNG, TOWN OF DANBY and TOWN OF ELMIRA, but they are in the book!  $5.   SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $3.



By Carolee Inskeep.  Published by Ancestry. 2000. 272 pages, 7.5 by 10 inch pages, slick wrappers, NEW $25. Now sale priced at $20.   Rapid development, rising property values, lack of space, health concerns and government regulations have conspired to not only move your poor dead ancestor, but to move the entire graveyard he was buried in many years ago!  So how do you go about finding him and his new resting place before they move him or her again?  This lady wrote the book on this problem and included the answers!  Telling the story of the changing landscape of New York City graveyards was her mission.  She provides the new names of the moved cemeteries and the present location, so you can find your lost ancestor.  She also provides you with the names of some of the rich and famous or the rich and infamous who are buried in the same location.  The book has a very complete index that helps you locate his old burial ground and his new resting place.  NEW   Two copies currently available,  $25. 



May your Memorial Day, coming this  month, bring you an enhanced sense of how many have suffered that we may enjoy the blessings of freedom.  And may it stiffen our resolve to extend that freedom to all.  Because until we are all free, world-wide, there will always be some who are going to hate us for having our freedoms, and mostly, for our having what we will not help them to get.  Pat from YOGS        






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2005.  This book is the best guide to doing genealogical Research in New York, has a recent copyright, 287 pages, 6 by 9 inches in size, slick finish cardstock covers for durability and is priced at only $12.  If you have ancestors from New York, this book is the key to getting the records you need to prove it.

He begins with a short, concise but comprehensive coverage of NY history and geography as it applies to your ancestor, and therefore to you-the genealogist.  The historic and geographical background can be so important as to where they came from and where they went next after NY.  Chapter 2 covers 35 different types of records detailing what they are, where they are kept and how you get copies.  Chapter 3 delves into the mysteries of the locations of large quantities of records collected for genealogists to use.  Chapter 4 concerns research procedures and includes special notes on New York City Research.  Chapter 5 is always my favorite.  This chapter goes county-by-county and details the types of records available in that county.  All-in-all, for any state Dr. Schweitzer has done; his book will be the best guidebook written to assist you with your work.  $12


NY – CRAZY CRATE YOGS 22:  BOOK 2:  WHERE TO WRITE FOR RECORDS IN NEW YORK.  Another Researchers Publication.  No date.  An 8-page list of the most important locations of records.  Includes Birth & Death Records, Marriage Records, Will, Land, Military, WWI & WWII, Naturalizations, Census Records, A full list of counties with year of formation, county seat and zip code. Addresses for 15 denominational church record depositories, and other depositories of church records at other localities are included.  Several addresses may be dated.  Multiple copies are available.  Has been $2, now marked down to half price only $1.


NY – CRAZY CRATE YOGS 22:  BOOK 5:  CORRESPONDENCE 1647-1653.  NEW NETHERLANDS DOCUMENTS SERIES, VOLUME XI.  Translated and Edited by Charles T. Gehring, Syracuse University Press, 2000 The Holland Society of New York.  273 pages, hardbound.  $75, now reduced to half-price $37.50  This is the translation of Peter Stuyvesant’s Correspondence in the first six years of his seventeen year tenure as director general of New Netherland.  This period spans the final years of the war with Spain through the first war with England.  These were letters written at the time by someone in a position of power and responsibility.  He dealt on a regular basis with important people.

I have chosen a few to list about which he wrote:  Isaac Allerton, Anthony Allert, Harald Appleboom, Claes Backer, Andries Barentsz, George Baxter, Judith Batard, Sir William Berkeley, Andrean Bloemart, William Bradford, Oliver Cromwell, Theapolis Eaton, John Endicott.  I will stop here at the Es, but the list of the important kings and governors and everyday people with real personal problems it took political savvy to solve are in here.  He wrote letters to and received letters from kings, governors, princes and common men who were petitioning for favors wanted, paid for favors or wanted to do him a favor.  The rich and the famous, the movers and shakers, the criminal and the scalawag all kept his mind busy and his pen scratching out answers for most of the time during his tenure.  You get a real feeling for what was going on in the colony at this time in history.  Now half-price $37.50. 



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VA – CRAZY CRATE YOGS 24:  BOOK 4:  BRUNSWICK COUNTY, VA MARRIAGES, 1750 – 1853. By John Vogt & T. William Kethley, Jr., Iberian Publishing Co., 1988.  $18.  The origins of Brunswick County, VA begin properly in 1720 when parts of Surry and Isle of Wight were added to the property to be called Brunswick County.  The county did not begin to function until 1733.  The first recorded marriage dates from 1750 any earlier bonds are presumed to be lost.  A total of 3,364 marriages are recorded in this volume.  Of those, 1,919 also contain returns by the minister or official.  Marriages are alphabetized first by groom and then by bride.  Surnames with over ten entries are listed here:  Abernathy 55, Adams 15, Allen 25, Atkins 11, Avery 13, Bailey 11, Barner 10, Barnes 34, Barrow 23, Bass 39, Baugh 12, Bennett 14, Berry 10, Betty 12, Birdsong 20, Booth 13, Braswell 13, Brewer 21, Britt 15, Browder 21, Burge 14, Carpenter 11, Cheely 21, Clack 13, Claiborne 17, Clark 12, Clary 12, Clayton 16, Cole 14, Coleman 11, Collier 34, Crook 16, Crowder 11, Dameron 10, Daniel 36, Davis 51, Delbridge 22, Duger 21, Dugger 15, Edmunds 28, Edwards 49, Elder 13, Eldridge 14, Elmore 15, Evans 13, Ezell 14, Field 14, Fisher 15, Fletcher 10, Floyd 24, Foster 11, Freeman 12, Gee 23, Gibbs 10, Goodrich 14, Green 34, Gunn 10, Hall 18, Hardaway 22, Harper 12, Harris 40, Harrison 100!, Hartwell 11, Harwell 36, Haskins 13, Hawkins 17, Hicks 44, Hill 24, Hobbs 11, Holloway 14, House 45, Howerton 10, Huff 18, Ingram 25, Jackson 55, James 14, Johnson 61, Jones 106!, Jordan 12, Judd 10, Justice 11, Kelly 31, King 46, Kirkland 30, Laffoon 15, Lambert 14, Lane 11, Lanier 62, Lewis 38, Love 12, Lucy 23, Lundie 10, Lynch 11, Mabry 11, Maclin 39, Maitland 13, Mallory 11, Malone 23, Manning 20, Manson 12, Mason 22, Matthews 28, Meade 16, Meredith 14, Mitchell 35, Mize 14, Moore 66, Morris 24, Moseley 13, Moss 12, Nanny 17, Ogbourne 10, Ogborn 14, Orgain 18, Overby 12, Owen 26, Parham 26, Parish 19, Pearson 31, Peebles 24, Pennington 16, Phillips 12, Phipps 14, Powell 39, Pritchett 43, Quarles 14, Rainey 15, Rawlings 48, Read 13, Richardson 17, Rideout 11, Rivers 10, Robinson 21, Rose 12, Sadler 23, Samford 12, Saunders 31, Scarbrough 10, Seward 35, Shell 11, Short 47, Sims 15, Singleton 11, Slate 14, Smith 106!, Stainback 27, Steagall 12, Steed 10, Stith 46, Stone 14, Sturdivant 13, Tarpley 16, Tatum 14, Taylor 55, Thomas 25, Thomason 10, Thompson 16, Thrower 18, Trotter 23, Tucker 31, Turner 16, Vaughan 59, Walker 55, Wall 13, Wallton 10, Walton 28, Watson 12, Webb 16, Wells 11, Wesson 48, Westmoreland 15, White 24, Wilkes 15, Williams 114![the Winner], Williamson 11, Wilson 19, Winfield 10, Winn 11, Woodruff 10, Wray 26, Wright 32, Wyche 15 and Wynne 20.  

Sample entries:  1.) Palmer, William & Catherine Maclin  24 Nov 1806; b[ondsman] Thomas Morgan d[aughter] of Joseph Maclin  wit[ness] Polley M. Morgan  min[ister] Aaron Brown, Methodist 27 Nov 1806.

2.) Wilkinson, William & Susan W. Gregg  24 Mar 1836; bride’s name missing from bond, but on consent  b. William Nash  ‘Capt. William Wilkinson from Lunenburg County  con[sent]-W. Gregg, father  min James McAden (Methodist)-Mar 1836.  

3.) Archer, John & Jean Barrow  26 Oct 1808; b.-Dennis Barrow.  USED.  $25


Hope you find something of interest in these Virginia Records.  One of my favorite states in which to do research is Virginia.

Here in Indiana we have a little under 200 years of research we can do, but you go to Virginia and you may have over 300 years of research you can do!  WOW!  What an opportunity!  See you with another crate next week!




In the crate this week we have:

#2 on Norwegian research,

#3 on American & British,

#6, #7, #8 and #9 on English research,

and #13 is on Welsh research.


We are taking a few days out from our Virginia Book-a-Thon to do some of the other books which have come our way this spring.  These books have to do with foreign places from which our ancestors came to America to make a home for themselves in a land so bright with promise that it still shines like a beacon to the rest of the world. 


After all, how many countries are so fortunate that people are willing to get arrested just for coming here?  Maybe that tells us something about the land we live in and the precious freedoms we share.  The Russians built a huge wall to keep their people IN!  We are getting ready to build a huge wall to keep other countries’ people OUT!  I sure am glad I live on the right side of that wall!


 Some may have underlining, highlighting, or other marks made by the previous owner.  Where the gift book was kept by the library, the library’s former book appears here with regular library markings.  They are legitimate library discards and the library has received remuneration consistent with the value they put on the books.  I have kept the ones that fit into my collection and am now passing on the duplicates to my Crazy Crate readers.  This may be your lucky day!


NORWAY – CRAZY CRATE SALE ITEM YOGS 25: BOOK 2:  TRACING YOUR NORWEGIAN ROOTS.  By Maralyn A. Wellauer, 1979, Revised in 1986.  70 pages, cardstock covers, punched plastic circular binding.  Shelf price is $9.  For the rest of the month of June, it is on our June special sale for only $5.  The Table of Contents indicates the wide base of knowledge this author has acquired in the pursuit of her families’ Scandinavian Roots.  The breadth of coverage this author shows in her book covers broad areas and is extremely comprehensive in nature.  She introduces Guides to Genealogical Research in Norway, American Sources, Library Research, Addresses of Genealogical Societies, libraries, (where, what and how); biographical sources, Norwegian Language Newspapers, Pioneer Family Certificates (Wisconsin State Genealogical Soc.), and much more.  There is a map of Norway in 1850 showing county boundaries, Included are addresses of Archives and a descriptive list of the principal places to search in Norway.  There is a section on genealogical terms in Norwegian to help you decipher papers you may have or receive from Norway.  Having walked this path herself, she is uniquely equipped to guide you.  Her skills as a High School teacher are revealed in her graphics and step-by-step guidance.  70 pages of help from someone who has been there, done that, with success!  Until June 30, SPECIAL CRATE SALE just $5.  We have several in stock at this time.  Shelf price is $9.  Special June Crate Sale price is $5


AMERICAN & BRITISH - CRAZY CRATE SALES ITEM YOGS 25:  BOOK 3:  AMERICAN & BRITISH GENEALOGY & HERALDRY.  A SELECTED LIST OF BOOKS Compiled by P. William Filby.  American Library Assn., 1970.  184 pages, hardbound, dust covers vary in condition, books are new, not used, and several copies are available.  Shelf price is $10.  Here are some books listed by area of concentration that can only be regarded as books everyone should know about, have checked for their family names if appropriate, and having read for the general information they contain.  I am familiar with every one of the Indiana and Kentucky books listed.  I have almost all of them in my research library and I have copies of a great many of them for sale in the shop.  These are works of undisputed worth.  This work is a collection of the proper bibliographical information on these essential collections of material which is the core of genealogical research.  When you write a library to inquire about a book, you need to have the proper bibliographic entry to help them locate the book on their shelf or in their catalog.  Having done so, your request is more likely to be looked upon favorably and is far more likely to be honored.  I am keeping a copy of this for my library and I am going to check each of these off as I obtain them! I have a respectable number of the Virginia and Ohio books also.


This would make an excellent checklist because, knowing of and having read so many of these and having them on hand to search here makes doing research fun and not frustrating!  This book is an invaluable reference source for the study of local history, and will be a great help to you if you are trying to build a resource library for your family archives.  Some 1,800 books are mentioned here.  It includes both regional and ethnic groups of the US, Canada and Great Britain.  Furthermore for each state in the US (except Alaska), there is included a selected list of books considered the most useful for genealogists working in those areas.  Got your research bases covered?  You will have, if you have checked these books.  Someone should take on the job of updating this book for each state!  Wow!  I know Ray and I have published over 500 books on Indiana and Kentucky since we started 5 years after the date of this book.  Indiana would need a book of their own now.  That is for sure!  Get your checklist now while it is on sale!  How many can you check off for the states in which you are researching?  Are you missing that one book that has your information in it?  Multiple copies are available.  SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $7


FF-1841- 1881 ENGLISH – CRAZY CRATE YOGS 25:  BOOK 6:  CENSUS RETURNS 1841, 1851, 1861 1871 & 1881.  A DIRECTORY TO LOCAL HOLDINGS IN GREAT BRITAIN. Channel Islands; Isle of Mann.  Fifth Edition.  Compiled by Jeremy Gibson.  1989, GPC, 56 pages, cardstock cover, wrappers, 5.5 by 8.8 stapled, $10.  The enumerator’s record books for the 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871 and 1881 census records of Britain are available at the Public Record Office in London.  This book tells you what other repositories also have the records on microfilm.  This would be a dandy book to take with you on a day trip when in England, so you would have the location of all these records handy to check for something you might not have with you or something you just discovered.  SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $8


FF-ENGLISH – CRAZY CRATE YOGS 25:  BOOK 8:  BISHOP’S TRANSCRIPTS AND MARRIAGE LICENCES, BONDS AND ALLEGATIONS.  THIRD EDITION.  By Jeremy Gibson. 1991.  GPC, 40 pages, folded cardstock cover, stapled.  These have very small type and are pocket/purse/briefcase size.  These are the most sought after records in England as they are here.  This book will tell you where you can find them over there.  If you write or go to,  one location and get no answer, you may find a dozen other locations that have those same records and a second choice may be accessible or even do the work for you.  SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $7 



ENGLISH – CRAZY CRATE YOGS 25:  SALE BOOK 9: ENGLISH FAMILY RESEARCH.  REVISED EDITION.  1989.  J. Konrad.  YOGS, 65 pages, slick finish cardstock covers, 8.5 by 11 inch pages, 22 by 27 inch folded and stapled.  Shelf price $10.  Chapter I covers the country of England for both the geography and the history.  Chapter II covers the English immigration to the US.  Chapter III teaches that you start by doing your research of your US ancestors collecting as much data as you can on your way back to your immigrant ancestor.  Chapter IV covers Searching for Your English Ancestors in England from the US.  More can be done here than you might think!  Although some addresses may have changed, most of the other information will get you started on your English research from home. SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $6


WALES – CRAZY CRATE YOGS 25:  BOOK  13:  WELSH GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH.  By Charles M. Franklin.  1995.  Heritage House.  76 pages, 8.5 by 11 inches, cardstock multicolored cover with the Flag.  Stapled and taped.  Multiple copies are available.  Regular Price is $14.  The Table of Contents includes 1.) Wales:  Its History. 2.) Welsh in America.  3.) Research in Wales. 4.) Basic Welsh for Genealogists 5.) What is in a Name? 6.) Welsh Towns and Their Counties. And 7.) A Bibliography. The Author in his preface says—After researching my own Welsh ancestry [His mother was an Evans!] a pattern of problems became evident.  Nowhere could he find an available and inexpensive reference in layman’s English to help simplify the many perplexing problems posed in researching in Wales.  He wrote this book, among the almost 200 he wrote for us to help you, the genealogists, with this problem.  The bibliography is full of other aids he found in doing the research for Welsh ancestors. 


This book brings together the many resources necessary to solve the problems that are unique in Welsh research.  Learning what records are available, where they are located, is not sufficient in doing Welsh research.  The tremendous language barrier he helps to solve with the translations in the book for first names and of words useful in doing research in Welsh Records.  Also included is an explanation of the unique naming system found only in Wales.  Regular Price $14.  SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $10.


You know, life is not measured by the number of breaths we take each moment, it is measured by the number of moments we have that take our breath away!  Pat from YOGS




HI!  We are ready to do some Irish books today.  Thanks for taking your time to look at our Crazy Crates.  You never can tell when a surname will jump out at you and you will have found a book with some real help for you on your families.


CRAZY CRATE YOGS 26:  BOOK 6:  IRISH FAMILY RESEARCH MADE SIMPLE.  REVISED EDITION.  E. J. Collins, Summit Publications, [YOGS], 1993.  75 pages, 11 by 17 inch book, folded to 8.5 by 11”. Slick coated paper cover, stapled.  $10 New.  Multiple copies are available.  Price is $10. Before 1922 for 700 years, the British ruled all of Ireland.  Irishmen like to believe that their ancestors constantly struggled against the British rule.  This is not entirely true.  Until modern times, the nineteenth century, the resistance was not always consistent, nor was it concerted.  Many people who came to Ireland as Englishmen, the oppressors, later became the oppressed, as they became absorbed into Ireland.  It is said of some of these Englishmen that they became more Irish than the Irish themselves.  The Table of Contents speaks first of the Irish immigration from their previous homelands.  Then came the Irish History and the Land.  He starts you on your research with the Chapter Begin Your Research into Your Irish Family in the U.S.

Then it is Off to Ireland, by Internet, Telephone, by Letter, through computer, book and microfiche.  There are 19 illustrations in this user-friendly book.  Lots of large print for those of us who are optically challenged!  A great way to begin or augment your search.  You can buy this great for its regular price of $10.  This book tells you how to, this book tells you when to, and why to and where-to.  What could be nicer!   Find that lucky Irish family of yours!  SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $6.



New Printing.  90 pages, cardstock cover, stapled three times. $18.  She starts with the basics.  On the first page she defines Migration as [the act] of moving within a country from one place to another.  Emigration is the act of moving out of a country.  Immigration is the act of moving into a new country.  Associated with these is Naturalization which is the act and process of becoming a citizen in the new country. Twenty-two Chapters lead you through the process – backwards, of course – from their arrival here back to their departure from the old country.  She identifies the sources you will need to know about and in every day English tells you what to do to be successful.  This lady leads you to the sources, tells you how to use them and then guides you to the next step.  Years of being successful as a teacher and researcher have brought her tremendous success and her books have helped others to be successful too.  This book is ordinarily priced at $18.   SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $15.   Order now!


CRAZY CRATE YOGS 26:  BOOK 10:  THE ORIGINS OF OVER 200 IRISH SURNAMES, The Researchers, 21 pages, 5.5 by 8.5 inches, cardstock cover, 8.5 by 11, inches folded in half, price $3.  Read a  sample of descriptive paragraph:  BARRETT:  This name was introduced into Ireland in the late twelfth century by two distinct Anglo-Norman families.  One settled in County Cork and the other in the Mayo-Galway area.  The southern Barrett’s, who gave their name to Barretts Country in County Cork, were more prolific than the Northern Barretts, but it was the Connacht family which played a greater role in Irish history.  These Barretts founded a sept and in time came to possess much of the land in northern Mayo.  GALLAGHER:  The O’Gallaghers’ territory extended over a large area in County Donegal.  The name ranks 14th on the list of the most common names in Ireland.  It is found mainly in the northwestern counties of Ulster and Connach and in County Donegal.  RYAN:  There are nearly 28,000 persons by the name of Ryan living in Ireland, making it one of the ten most common names.  The majority of Ryans come from the counties of Limerick and Tiperary where the traditional territory of that sept was located.  Over 90 surnames are treated in this manner.  Over 215 surnames in the index are placed where they belong in this book, so you know what name you are really looking for!  $2.  SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $2.  Multiple copies are available.


Thanks for reading our newsletter.  Pat from YOGS.  





This is the Scottish and Scotch-Irish crate I have been promising you.  Plus two additions from John Palmer’s collection and the map of Scotland beautifully and safely ensconced in archival materials for its preservation.  Frame and hang it on a wall.  Its 11 by 14 inch size and subtle color variations make it a lovely addition to any room of your house.


CRAZY CRATE YOGS 27:  BOOK 1:  THE CLAN MUNRO.  By Charles Ian Fraser.  This is a part of a series named “W. & A.K. Johnston’s Clan Histories”.  This booklet with 33 pages, 5.5 by 8.5 inches, covers the Clann an Rothaich.  Originally published in 1954, this has been reprinted by Clearfield Co. in 1993.  $5.  There is an excellent map of the territory possessed or occupied by this clan.

The Munro country has ever been the “Fearan Domhnuill” (Donald’s land), long Anglicised to Ferindonald, and today comprising the Ross-shire parishes of Kiltearn and Alness.


Even before a Munro is on record in Foulis Castle, there was a castle in Dingwall.  The writer suggests that the Munro country was normally capable of supporting the clan in the austere fashion of olden days, and of keeping them “gainfully employed” in the process.  Original Price was $8.

The clan boasts of at least one illustrious American, in that two-time President of the USA, James Monroe, was thought to be descended from this clan.  There is a road trip through the country of the Munros, pointing out both physical and man-made highlights of the countryside.  For a short, but thorough history of the clan’s background, this booklet is superb.  People, physical features and accomplishments of the clan are herein noted. 

The history given is informative and it is easy to discern that these were a people to be reckoned with.  The Munro family produced some great military leaders and their careers are detailed here.  The music of the clan is listed with its history. 

Information about the association of Clan Munro is given including the Heraldry associated with the Chief.  All-in-all, if you have a Munroe ancestor, you owe it to them to become familiar with this book!  You will be glad you did! Two copies are available.  $5 

YOGS CRAZY CRATE 27:  MAP 1: : MAP of SCOTLAND: Scotland Map 1855 By John H. Colton,
Year of 1855 by J. H. Coulton Co.
Price. $9

Map is clear and village names can be read, but this website map is fuzzy to discourage copying.

The advent of the use of lithography for mapmaking led to development of a strong cartographic industry in New York City. One of the important firms responsible for this was the J.H. Colton firm, who issued this fine map in their atlas of 1855. The precise detail and soft hand coloring of this map are typical of lithographed state maps of the second half of the nineteenth century.

Thank you for reading our crazy crates newsletter.  Always free, never an obligation to buy anything!  Pat from Yogs. 





Here we are, finally, with a crate of German-related subject matter.  This one seemed to take a long time to get to.  In the past few weeks we have done mostly foreign-oriented materials and we thank you for your patience if your research for your ancestors is still all stateside.  If you research well, you will, sooner or later, reach the point where you have identified your foreign ancestor and hopefully, exactly where he came from to get here. 


Watch for some additional foreign books as we clean off our shelves to make additional space for the research shelves of Kentucky to come back out to the shop and take their rightful place on the shelves.  There will be sure to be some duplicates of our materials when they do and you, our readers, will be the first to know about them before they are put on sale to the general public.  But first, to the business at hand! 



GERMAN FOR GENEALOGY.  By John Heisey, 1985, Published by YOGS (That’s us!), 30 pages, cardstock covers, stapled.  Regular price $12.  John Heisey, a retired Career Navy Officer worked at the York County, Pennsylvania Genealogical Society’s fine library. He was in just the right place to learn about German Research.  He helped genealogists solve their German-Research-related-problems every day. 

He was a well known lecturer in the Genealogical field.  He gave full day lectures all over the country and was respected for his knowledge of the many facets of this field. He was also known as an author with many articles and books which are still currently in print, because his advice and hints are always welcome and definitely usable even today. 

Like us here at the shop, helping genealogists is our business and it was his as well.  He had spoken at dozens, of local, state and national genealogical meetings.  He did an all-day seminar here in Indianapolis for us and he lectured all day long from just an  outline.  His knowledge of this subject of genealogy was encyclopedic, and we asked him to write some books for us.   We still have about ten different ones of his in print today. 


The author starts by discussing the fact that German records are not written in English and very few have been translated into our language, so the very first hurdle to master is some familiarity with the German language and writing styles.   Page four has been handwritten in the German alphabets in script, with four or five variations in how both capital and small letters are written by the Germans.  Also on this page are samples of the Gothic capital and lower case letters as they were printed in Gothic type styles used in old printed Bibles and other books.  This is also going to help you with reading the old census entries that were written by our German ancestors who often became County Clerks or worked as Scribes writing official records, which included census records and church records.  There is a very nice German glossary,  starting on page five and going through four more pages.  Listed in alphabetical order are over 350 German terms and what they mean in English.  For instance: ansternen=to die; alt=old; an Alter getraut=married at the alter; die Base=cousin; begraben= buried; die Braut=bride; dieBrautigam=bridegroom; das Datun= date; geboren=born.  Page ten is a list of common German abbreviations with their meanings in English.  Pages 11 and 12  are full of Signs and Symbols:  Days of the week in German and English; signs which the Germans use for eleven family events:  born, baptized, married, died, buried plus six more often used in Bibles, letters, baptismal certificates, diaries, etc.  German dates are most commonly written with the day first, month next, and year last.  12/5/1804 is the 12th day of May, 1804.  You definitely need to understand that!  See how helpful this book can be!   

The importance of Frakturs, Bible Records and Family history writings, diaries and journals is covered and there is a bibliography of other terms you may encounter in letters, notes and writings if you are lucky enough to find yourself with family records. 

Page 13 is full of German names for illnesses.  Many death records list the cause of death and there is a list of them, with translations here also.  Der Mumps was not hard to figure out [Mumps], but I must admit, I did not have a clue what die Blutvergiltung [Blood Poisoning] was! And if my Doctor had told me I had die Lungenentzundung, I would have been even more worried than I was when he told me I had pneumonia!

Page 14 has translations for weights and measures.  Inches and feet don’t go with the Germans, they use centimeters and meters here.  It is painful to shop for curtains and tablecloths for Americans when we go over there.  There are even money scales, both old time and newer ones.  By the way, a pound in Germany means a unit of British money as well as a weight.  The Germans also used Titles:  der Prinz=the Prince is easy, but if your ancestor was referred to as der Grossherzog, you would really want to know he was actually the Grand Duke.  I was happy to find out my seventh great-grandfather was der Schultheiss-the village mayor. 

By the way again, The Germans do not refer to themselves as Germans from Germany.  They are the Deutsch from Deutschland.  Now do you see where the term Pennsylvania Dutch came from that referred to the German population in Pennsylvania? 

[Story] One of the favorite TV shows that our neighbors in Bad Kreuznach listened to every Thursday night was the TV show, made in America, called “Hogan’s Heroes.”  You could hear it all over our apartment complex – four huge brick buildings three stories tall and with three widely spaced front doors allowing one three bedroom apartment on each side of that stairwell on each of the three floors, thereby having eighteen apartments, six on each floor.  These four buildings looked out on the commons square, which had playgrounds for the kids and benches for their mothers to sit and visit while monitoring their kids.  Shouts of laughter roared from the windows into the square every time poor Sgt. Schultz was bamboozled by Hogan into doing whatever Hogan actually wanted him to do.  The Colonel did not fare any better, either.   “Dumkopf” was often heard from the otherwise peaceful neighbors of ours who occupied apartments near us.  Many of these American Military men were career soldiers, married to German women who indulgently laughed right along with their American husbands.  It was a neat way to practice your German, and surprisingly, the script was quite east to translate even if you spoke only a little German.

Page 16 has some miscellaneous notes and page 17 has tombstone inscription examples in German and English.  The simple Tombstone Inscriptions with their translations are very important because many seventeenth and eighteenth century tombstones in the U.S. were actually written or engraved in German in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York and Virginia.  Fraktur terms were something this author knew about, as he wrote several articles and books on fraktur and quilt art and meanings, and those fill page 18 and 19.  Page twenty

has a Taufschkin [baptismal certificate-because these were fairly standard in form] along with a translation into English.  Page 21 has the signs of the zodiac which appeared on tombstones, along with the German, Latin and English translations and their respective dates.  On page 22 and 23 there are some of the German books which immigrants to our country may have brought with them and you may find among your family’s archives.  Page 24 through 26 hold the Latin Glossary needed because church records were kept in Latin.  Page 27 has Latin abbreviations. 

Page 28 has a map of former German States.  Page 29 has a map of Germany showing the section formerly known as East Germany.  Page 30 has a bibliography.  SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $9

[NOTE:  Finding a specific place to research is the first goal of research in Germany.  People coming from Germany or people who say they are German, may refer to many parts of that country which differed in make-up and composition from time to time.  That makes it necessary that you find in an Atlas, Gazetteer, map or book which shows what portion of Europe was actually known by that name at the specific time your ancestor lived there.  On our website, WWW.YOGS.COM, we have over FIFTEEN MAPS of Germany that will help you find your time frame.  Click on the blue URL above, scroll down to Main Catalog and (click on that), then click on our Atlases,  Gazetteers and Maps section in the first column and (scroll down to the subsection: John Palmer Maps of Germany.)  Scroll down, reading the time frame and description of the maps and looking at the full color pictures. 


This German book is full of things it is neat to know about Germany, and lists of essential German terms and vocabulary.    One of the nicest items in this book is a full-page sampling of the German alphabet in Gothic print, used in many German books and letters, and the Script letters with both capital and small letters written in a variety of handwriting styles.  That one sheet will help you with the writing styles that are sometimes used by census takers in this country, too.  We have copied that sheet of writing styles for the alphabets onto a separate sheet of paper and put it into a clear sleeve of archival Poly-Vu to protect it and to give three holes in the poly sheet instead of in the alphabet sheet.  Slips right into a three-ring binder to carry with you to the library.  Works beautifully to put right next to the microfilm for instant checking when you can not, for the life of you, figure out what that name is!  This sheet is priced at $2 in the archival sleeve, but if you order from this crate any other item, we will send it for along for only $1 more.







Here is another crate of German-related material.


Watch for additional foreign books as we slash our inventory to make additional space for the research shelves on Kentucky to come back home.  I miss my Kentucky books.  I have just finished assembling 121 new pages for our website.  Give us some time to get them properly HTMLed and check out our Webpage in the Crazy Crate section for our new books.


CRAZY CRATE YOGS 30:  BOOK 1:  GERMAN GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH.  By Dr. George K. Schweitzer.  2003. Published by Dr. George Schweitzer. 294 pages, 6 inches by 9 inches, softbound. $15.  Contains almost 2,000 sources for tracing your German ancestors.  Chapter 1 contains a short history of German Background with 15 separate points of interest.  Chapter 2 contains information on Germans to America.  They came early and they are still coming.  In the 1790 census about 3% of the people here were German.  Chapter 3 covers a genealogist’s hardest job-Bridging the Atlantic.  Chapter 4 explains the civil, church vital, other church and other vital, institutional records and secondary sources of records on your ancestors which are still on file in Germany.  Chapter 5 introduces you to the many repositories of German records both here in the U.S. and abroad.  Chapter 6 is a short crash course on the German language.  This is very helpful!  SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $12


CRAZY CRATE YOGS 30:  BOOK 6:  GENEALOGICAL GAZETTEER OF ALSACE-LORRAINE.  By Ernest Thode.  1986, 2002.  Revised Edition.  Published by Heritage House (YOGS).  137 pages, softbound.  Priced at $19. Everyone is aware of how I feel about maps!  They are often worth ten thousand words.  Well, in this book there are maps. And where there are no maps, there are the names of towns, parishes, states and counties in both German and whatever language was in use in that area, some French, some Latin and some in English.  This includes rivers, streams, mountains, castles, all arranged in an alphabetical list.  Before using this book, be sure to read the section titled USE OF THE GAZETTEER.  You will be able to find the name of the place you have found in your reading and you will find information about it. SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $15.


CRAZY CRATE YOGS 30:  BOOK 12:  ATLAS FOR GERMANIC GENEALOGY Second Revised Edition  1983.  By Ernest Thode. 

Published by Heritage House.  74 pages 8.5 by 11 inches.  Slick finish cardstock covers, glued binding.  There is a map of Central Europe ca. 1939 (except for West Germany with all the countries identified, then there are maps of the Germans of Central Europe as Germany has had various outlines throughout the years. Over 70 pages of maps including most of the changes in the borders, prevalent masculine names map and prevalent feminine names map, maps for each of the major divisions in Germany, 5 maps pf Switzerland, A map of the major areas of migration and maps of U. S. areas of foreign born population in 1880, 1900, 1930.  Many more.  Just loaded with what you need to see in map form.  $12



CRAZY CRATE YOGS 30:  BOOK 17:  PUBLICATIONS OF THE PENNSYLVANIA GERMAN SOCIETY. VOLUME 1: 1968.  This volume contains two books:  1.  THE FOUR GOSPELS. Translated into the Pennsylvania German Dialect by Ralph Charles Wood.   2. DANIEL SCHUMACHER’S BAPTISMAL REGISTER. Translated with an introduction by Frederick S. Weiser.  1969.  Published by the Pennsylvania German Society.  407 pages, 6 inches by 9 inches, hardbound, indexed.  USED.  $18  SUMMER SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $15.


Please forgive me for any misspellings of these names!  Pat from YOGS

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