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Newsletter Subtitle MIXED CRAZY CRATES 36 THROUGH 42
Day Month Year  26 JANUARY 2010

January 26, 2010
Well, it is that time of year again!  Time to think about  scheduling seminars as the notices are beginning to come in from all over the country; but also time to straighten up the shop, AGAIN, and settle into a stay-at-home routine until March 13, 2010. when we will be appearing, with our display, in South Bend, Indiana, at the Book Fair in the Mishawaka, IN Library.  The speaker is Curt Witcher of the Allen County Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana! Admission fee is only $6 for the all day fair!  What a bargain!  Finally you have enough time to look at all the goodies and the books!! [Look for more information on this later!] Also, later in March on the 26-27, we are taking our display to Kentucky!  [More news about that one as soon as I get it!]
I must admit last year we wore out two almost new tires on the van, two pairs of shoes on me and my driver's patience with the crazy drivers on the roads.  I am looking forward to staying at home for a brief period.  I'll be working on the website.  I am assembling books now for some new crates, then I will be sorting them and planning my new crazy crates.  I'll be getting all the books in my shop on computer and on my website.  Wish me luck!  At the rate I am currently going, there is no way I am going to get all that done by summer!! [of 2012? Maybe?]
For this week's set of books, we are still working on the shelf of "Points West" books which I am closing out because I need the room for Indiana and Kentucky books.  There are only a few left. So, here we go!
IOWA:  CRAZY CRATE YOGS 36:  BOOK 2:  CARTOGRAPHIC RECORDS RELATING TO THE TERRITORY OF IOWA, 1838-1846.  SPECIAL LIST 27.  By the National Archives and Record Service, GSA, Washington, D.C., 1971, 27 pages, 8.5 by 11 inches, cardstock cover, wrappers.  This book is full of  listings of detailed and comprehensive maps available from the Federal Government that have to do with mapping the Territory of Iowa.  PRICE:  $3 SALE PRICE:  $2
IOWA:  CRAZY CRATE YOGS 36:  ITEM 3: HAWKEYE HERITAGE, A QUARTERLY PUBLICATION OF THE IOWA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, VOLUME 26, ISSUE 3, AUTUMN, 1991.  PAGES 123 TO 183 OF THAT YEAR'S VOLUME.  This begins with the (then current) address of the genealogical societies in the state affiliated with the state society.  There is a very nice clear county boundary map of Iowa showing locations of all the current counties.  Articles include Iowa related Vital Records reported in the Rock Island, IL 1875 newspapers; Notes from the Supervisor's Minute Book #2 of Monroe Co., IA; Members of Consistory #5 of the Masonic Lodge in Sioux City, IA; Men from Pottawattomie Co., IA area who gave their life to their country; War Veterans Buried in Old Center Twp. and Oaklawn Cemeteries, of above Twp.; War Veterans Buried in Belknap Cemetery, west of Oakland, above Co.; War Veterans Buried in Fairview Cemetery, same above Co., Burial permits, Lee Co., IA; Humbolt Co., IA Marriages and a list of some of Iowa's Centenarians.  The amount of detail given for all of these people is wonderful!  Hundreds of people have their names in just this one issue with the kind of details for which we genealogists are searching!  This issue PRICE:  $5  SALE PRICE:  $4
NEBRASKA:  CRAZY CRATE YOGS 36:  BOOK 8:  A HISTORY OF THE DUTCH SETTLEMENT IN LANCASTER COUNTY, NEBRASKA.  By Gustav Adolph Bade.  Edited by Elaine Obbink Zimmerman and Kenneth Edwin Zimmerman.  Willow Bend Books, Westminster, Maryland.  180 pages 5 ½"  by 8 ½", laminated cover wrappers.  This publication was originally a thesis by the author in 1938 in partial requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts, Department of History, University of Nebraska.  The first chapter tells of the origin of the original settlers in Holland and what their life was like there in the homeland.  The next chapter details the stories of their immigration and settlement in Holland, Nebraska.  The third chapter details the life and habits of the Dutch pioneers, how they lived, where they lived, their daily diet, their dugout homes, their furniture, their meals, women "at work", marriages, first babies born, businesses, etc.  The fourth chapter details the health problems experienced by the pioneers, lack of medical care, home remedies, midwives, doctors.  The fifth chapter covers the history of the church at Holland, the sixth chapter covers education in the new community, curriculum, teachers, buildings, etc.  Chapter seven details the evolution of their agriculture with some statistics.  Chapter eight brings the reader into the Holland, NE of 1938.  As much as possible, this intimate tale of members of a group with the special understandings of an intelligent insider who has decided to share his unbiased, analytical and realistic, view of a group of people with the historical community at large; leaves the reader with a feeling of having stepped into the life of someone else  and with a definite interest in visiting the present-day community of Holland, Nebraska.  Documentation is fantastic!  New book.  PRICE: $24  SALE PRICE:  $20
NEBRASKA:  CRAZY CRATE:  YOGS 36:  BOOK 9:  SOURCES OF GENEALOGICAL HELP IN NEBRASKA.  Compiled by Marva Grove.  Published by the Southern California Genealogical Society, 13 pages, 8.5 by 11 inches, cardstock covers, stapled.  This booklet has been compiled to help the genealogical researcher who has just found roots to Nebraska.  Background information for the researchers are laid out in a format that will get them up and running without delay.  For the experienced researcher what he needs to know about Nebraska is in this booklet without having to search through the pages devoted to all the other 49 states.  There is a thumbnail sketch of the history of Nebraska, the federal census records that exist 1860-1930 that are open and indexed plus some special ones you need to know about.  Territorial and State census are described so the researcher knows where and how he can read them.  Vital Records are covered along with Probate records, land records, church records, cemetery records, military records, emigration and immigration, naturalization records and newspaper records (See book above.)  Statewide directories, library and archive addresses and info are in here.  Local Societies are in here although addresses may not be up-to-date.  Periodicals being published in 1993 are in here, but it is probable there are many more now.  The Nebraska map of 1862 is in here and a most helpful list of all of Nebraska's Counties and their dates of formation is included.  The very reasonable price of this booklet is $3.  SALE PRICE $2.  Multiple copies are available (3)
NEBRASKA:  CRAZY CRATE YOGS 36:  BOOK 10:  THE HISTORY OF THE CITY OF OMAHA, NEBRASKA.  By James W. Savage and John T. Bell. AND SOUTH OMAHA.  By Consul W. Butterfield.  Munsell & Co., NY, 1894.  This is a reprint by Unigraphic done in 1976.  699 pages, This oversized two-inch thick book is 6½"by 9½"  book is hardbound, with wonderful covers in burgundy with a gold imprint on both the cover and spine.  Original price was $95. Special clearance price $80.  Only one last copy is available.  This book has 57 chapters + 10 more for South Omaha.  There are biographies of 56 men with full page portraits and there are 46 additional illustrations.  The full-name index covers both of these cities.  It has three columns per page, 210 lines and takes up 25 full pages with a partial last page.  Surnames which have four or more lines of individual names and page numbers in the index are listed here.  Number behind the surname is the number of lines given.  See note at the end of this index.  Abbott 4, Adam/s 10, Aiken/Akin 4, Allan 5, Allen 17, Allison 4, Ames 6, Anderson 12, Armstrong 7, Babcock 4, Baker 5, Baldwin 7, Ball 4, Barkalow 5, Barlow 4, Barnes 4, Barrows 4, Bartlett 7, Bayl(e/i)ss 4, Bean/s 4, Beebe 4, Behm 4, Bell 9, Bennett 8, Benson 6, Black 4, Blotcky 5, Bowen 6, Boyd 13, Bradley 5, Breckinridge 4, Brewster 4, Briggs 4, Brown 42, Bruner 5, Burkley 6, Burt 4, Butler 4, Caldwell 7, Campbell 7, Carpenter 6, Carr 4, Carroll 5, Carter 8, Cass(a/i)dy 4, Chapman 4, Chase 5, Clark 22, Clarke 7, Clarkson 5, Cleveland 4, Cobb 4, Cochran 4, Cole 4, Collins 16, Cook 7, Cooper 5, Copeland 5, Corrigan 5, Crane 7, Crary 4, Crawford 5, Creighton 12, Crosby 4, Crowell 4, Cunningham 4, Curtis 10, Daily/Dailey 6, Davis 25, Day 6, Deane 4, Dee 4, Demarest 4, Dewey 5, Dillon 4, Dodge 6, Donnelly 4, Downs 5, Drake 4, Drexel 9, Edwards 6, English 4, Estabrook 5, Evans 13, Ferguson 4, Field/s 5, Fontenelle 5, Foster 5, Fowler 9, French 4, Gaylord 4, Gibson 9, Gilbert 4, Gilmore 7, Goodman 5, Goodrich 4, Gordon 4, Goss 4, Grant 6, Grebe 4, Green/e 9, Griffith 4, Hall 13, Hamilton 16, Hanscom 5, Harris 12, Harrison 7, Hart 5, Hayden 4, Hayes 6, Henderson 5, Henry 4, Hill 5, Holmes 6, Hopkins 4, Horbach 4, House 4, Howard 7, Howe 4, Howell 6, Junt 7, Hunter 4, Huntington 4, Hyde 4, Iler 4, Irwin 4, Jackson 10, James 6, Johnson 26, Johnston 4, Jones 13, Keith 5, Kell(a/e)r 4, Kelley 12, Kennard 5, Kennedy 9, Kent 5, Kimball 6, King 17, Kinsler 4, Knight 4, Kountze 9, Krug 5, Kuhn/s 8, Lake 8, Lee 11, Lehner 4, Lewis 4, Lowe 6, McCague 11, McCandlish 7, McConnell 5, McCord 4, McCormick 6, McDonald 6, McShane 5, Madd(e/o)n 4, Mahoney 7, Marquette 4, Marsh 6, Marshall 4, Martin 9, Mas/s/on 4, Maxwell 4, May 5, Megeath12, Mercer 4, Merrill 5, Meyer/s 10, Millard 10, Miller 21, Mills 5, Mitchell 4, Monell 4, Moore 11, Morris 7, Morse 9, Morton 9, Mullem 4, Munro/e 4, Murphy 10, Murrat 4, Myers 5, Nash 4, Nelson 5, Nye 4, Oberne 4, O'Brrien 9, O'Connor 6, Ogden, Page 4, Parker 12, Parmalee 4, Patrick 8, Paul 4, Paxton 5, Peck, 4, Perkins 4, Peterson 10, Peycke 4, Pierce 4, Pollock 4, Poppleton 5, Porter 9, Potter 7, Powell 6, Power/s 6, Rams(a/e)y 4, Redick 11, Reed 6, Reeves 6, Rhoades/Rhodes 6, Richard/s 11, Richardson 16, Riley 10, Ritchie 4, Roberts 5, Robertson 6, Robinson 9, Roe 4, Rogers 17, Root 4, Rosewater 4, Ross 6, Rowley 5, Ryan 8, Sautter 4, Savage 5, Scott 19, Seeley 4, Seymour 6, Sharp/e 7, Sherman 4, Shields 4, Shinn 5, Shull 4, Simpson 4, Sloan/e 4, Smith 53, Snyder 4, Spoor 9, Steel/e 7, Stephens 4, Stewart 11, Sullivan 7, Sweesy 5, Swift 5, Talbot/t 4, Taylor 18, Thayer5, Thomas 10, Thompson 16, Turner 8, Tuttle 5, Valentine 4, Wakeley 4, Walker 11, Wallace 7, Walter/s 5, Ware 5, Waters 6, Watson 4, Webster 4, West 4, Whitmore 4, Whitney 4, Wilbur 6, Wilcox 8, Wilkinson 4, Williams 22, Wilson 16, Withnell 10, Wood 20, Wright 8, Wyman 7 and Young 5.  You should be aware that sometimes there is a set of numbers such as 43-47 indexed simply as (surname) Family on the line.  It seems that is the only way those pages are indexed, so many, many people of the same name plus spouses and children are all lumped together with no more notice of the individuals in the family being listed in the index. Includes lots of genealogical information.  Originally $95, now clearance sale priced at $80.                 
Welcome back to another YOGS presentation. 
Since I have several thousand books that are going to be on crate sales in the near, or far, future when I finally get them all sorted out, I think we will start with some of the WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI books.   I have not finished sorting these yet, but this will at least get me started.  Since this is a SALE CRATE you will notice many of these crates are missing numbers in their lists.  These missing numbers indicate those books have already been sold. 
WA - YOGS CRAZY CRATE 37  BOOK 8:  OLD KING COAL.  Louis Jacobin wrote this one in 1917.  52 pages plus cardstock cover printed both sides, concerns the coal industry in Carbonado and in the state of Washington.  This book was first published by Louis Jacobin as the "Industrial Number" of 'The Wilkeson Record" in December of 1917.  Many of the businesses of the charmed land cities described above in Book 7 - Wilkeson, Carbonado, Fairfax, and South Prairie are described in great detail as well as their towns in this book.  There is also a biographical section called "Who's Who in the Mining District" included.  Many of the local people are mentioned.  But it is in the foreword that I was most impressed with this writer. 
Before you read a direct quote from this book, I would like to remind you that in this country, you have the right to believe and to say and to vote your beliefs -- some of the most precious of our rights.  But so does the other side!  A distinct lack of good manners, coupled with a lack of good sense, is depriving many of our concerned citizens of the right to express their opinions.  That way leads only to anarchy and rebellion.  In your dissent, mind your manners!  They have as much right to their opinions as you have to yours!
Louis Jacobin was speaking of another time and another war when he wrote these words.  Bit it seems to me that they fit well here in this time and with this war in which we are now engaged.
If you agree, pass them on to someone else.  If you don't agree, highlight and delete them.  Please give him the credit for writing them.  I am only echoing him!
Quote from the Foreword of the above book:  "And now it may not come amiss to remind our readers that this great Nation-the haven of people from all parts of the world-the land that never has and, we trust, never will, be ruled by tyranny and autocracy-is today facing a situation more serious than many of us realize.  This great peace-loving country has been drawn into a war, the like of which has never been known, and unless we come out of it victorious there will be no hope of an independent America, no hope of a land of the free. 
America must win the war, and win it at the earliest possible moment.  To do this, each and every one of us must do our part.  We must keep the mines and mills and logging camps operating.  We must sacrifice something-much, if needs be-and do it willingly.  We must prove our patriotism and true devotion to the Nation.  We must show that we are real Americans, defenders of democracy, lovers of liberty!
In this spirit of adherence to our country, we launch the [Industrial Number of the Wilkeson Record], feeling secure in the present and confidant of what the future may hold for the great land of liberty for which our fathers fought, and for which in turn we today fight, as the heritage of the American people to the remotest generations."  End of quote. 
NOTE:  In the brackets [to] place your particular pledge to keep America strong in establishing, maintaining or preserving freedom wherever we find it does, or does not, exist.  This book is $5  SALE PRICE $4
SETTLING THE WEST:  CRAZY CRATE YOGS 36:  BOOK 11:  SETTLING THE WEST.  By W. B. Irwin.  The Southern California Genealogical Society.  Eleven  pages, 8.5 by 11 inches.  In the early days of our country into the early 1850s practically any place between the Alleghany Mountains and the Pacific was referred to as "Out West".  This booklet concentrates on the area between the Mississippi River and the Pacific Coastline.  This is another of this society's broad program of thumb-nail research papers designed to give help to their members embarking on a new journey into unfamiliar territory.  The point is made that the west had been explored and mapped in the 200 years before the settlers even thought of going there to settle.  It was a wild and forbidden place with wolves, mountain lions and bears.  It was populated very sparsely by Indians whose families and tribes had already coped with the climate and beaten out a living in this hostile and dangerous area.  Why did it take so long?  The climate was not settler friendly, the terrain was either mountainous or flat as a breadboard that stretched miles in every direction.  It was not until the call of gold found in California that the necessary impetus to move west struck thousands of people at the same time.  First the author delves into the loners that sometimes went west and were often never heard from again-the Explorers, the fur traders and the mountain men.  Then came the ever-expanding search for more land.  Most purchased land in the settled areas already belonged to someone else.  The price for land someone else had reclaimed from the wilderness was always higher than that for unimproved land.  To find unpurchased land enough to have a farm of their own big enough to support a large family meant a trip to the edge of the settled land and then on west. There are individual chapters on the settlement of each of the states-Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, and then on how they got even further "out west."  There is a section on the Santa Fe Trail, the Oregon Trail and the California Trail, and an article called Homesteading which really did turn out to be the hard way, even if it did, in most cases work well, but it was very hard work for the homesteader! There is an excellent table at the back giving a sharp, all-at-a-glance snapshot of this westward migration.  The State, its Capital, date of its first permanent settlement, date it was admitted to statehood, and including some remarks concerning its early settlement.  Background, well done, is of interest to all descendants of settlers who went west.  $2.50 each.  Multiple copies available. (5)
OK - YOGS CRAZY CRATE 37 ITEM 13:  SOURCES OF GENEALOGICAL HELP IN OKLAHOMA.  By the Southern California Genealogical Society (Reprint).  6 copies available.  Wendy L. Elliott, C. G. is the author of this prize.  She has assembled a neat 8.5 by 11 inch, 10 page, cardstock covered booklet with what the researcher heading into an Oklahoma research project needs to know.  10 pages of research done for you to help you get your feet wet with this state!  [In light of the recent flooding, boots might be more appropriate!]  The Historical background leads off.  Did you know most of OK became a part of the U.S. in 1803 with the Louisiana Purchase?  Do you know about the forced removal of the five civilized tribes to OK?  When & Where?  You need this information and much more is here, also.  Do you know what it meant to be a homesteader?  What census records are there?  Do they have church records?  Where?  When do they start?  Where do you go for Land Records?  Do you have Indian Blood?  Do you know what records OK has?  Do you know what the Oklahoma Historical Society has?  Do you know what private collections are in the Indian Archives Division?  Have you been to the OK Territorial Museum?  [Excellent stop!]  How about the Oklahoma City Public Library?
Where can you research in Norman, OK?  What is in Muskogee?
There are two nice clear maps of the Indian Territory and several of all of OK.  The answers to the above questions and the selected bibliography to use to learn more will help you get the job done.
[Personal note:  If you go to Oklahoma City, be sure and visit the Free Enterprise Center established to help kids understand our economic system.  [We have been there twice.  David, our grandson, was only seven the first time we went, and he was eager to go back there when we got back to OK when he was ten.  P. S.  Ray and I learned some very interesting things we had not previously realized, too!]  There are many great museums there [Ray, David and I visited more than five of them one year] and in Tulsa.  If you don't do anything else in Oklahoma stop in Tulsa and go see the musical show "Oklahoma" in the great open air amphitheater.  I highly recommend getting the home style picnic supper, if they still do that.  It was served just before the show and that helps to make it a night you will never forget.  We've been three times and I have enjoyed it every time!  You'll enjoy this booklet, too, it is packed with what you need to know. I have only 2 copies left!  Now for my newsletter people it is only  SALE PRICE $2.
This has been exhausting, but fun to see such far-flung materials and realize that no matter how far-flung we are, we are still all members of the human family!  It is a nice feeling, being connected to so many people.   We are all cousins.  It is the genealogists' lot in life to try to work out to what degree we are all cousins!
WELCOME BACK!  Thank you for taking the time to check out our newsletter today.  That trip to the FAR WEST section of our library really produced some very interesting items.  It is amazing how genealogical periodicals can all be about the same subject - surnames, and yet the early workers went about doing them in so many different ways.  Some are, or were, obviously typed on what are now old-fashioned stencils, and run on a messy mimeograph machine.  The paper is now getting weak and splits or tears easily.  Some of these are done on nice slick heavy-weight paper, 11 by 17 inches, folded and stapled and look as if they had been produced professionally.
I have even seen older ones printed in purple on the machines we used to duplicate schoolwork sheets when I started teaching.  I ruined more blouses with purple smudges all over them, and my hands, and FACE and, therefore, over everything else I touched! 
But you know, we have to be grateful for all the work done by those genealogists who tried so hard to put into print and therefore, circulation, all those records that in many cases have now disappeared from our archives and our courthouses!
Needless to say, but I will say it anyway - these are crates for mixed states, with mixed subjects and, perhaps, of mixed appeal.  I hope you will find something of interest to you in this mixed bag. 
IN - YOGS CRAZY CRATE YOGS 38  BOOK 3:  FINDING INDIANA ANCESTORS,  A Guide to Historical Research. 289 pages each 8.5 x 11 inches, perfect bound, heavy cardstock covers.  Edited by M. Teresa Baer and Geneil Breeze, Contributing Editors were Judith Q. McMullen and Kathleen M. Breen.  Indiana Historical Society Press, Indpls, IN, 2007.  This book is a powerful tool, providing an overview of historical research while focusing on Indiana-specific sources.  Authored by journalists and archivists, librarians, genealogists, and historians in the state's major historical and genealogical organizations, this book forms a complete guide for research in Indiana.  The six chapters are:  1.) Getting Started.  2.) Identifying Resources.  3.) Researching Records.  4.) Researching with Maps.  5.) Researching Ethnic Groups.  6.) Providing Context and Accuracy.  Models are provided illustrating every chapter.  This is a book for the serious researcher who wants to be sure his work is first accurate and secondly properly presented.  Genealogists are being held to a higher standard of historical accuracy than ever before.  If you have ancestors in Indiana and you are a serious genealogist, this is the book for you!  Multiple new copies are available for fast mail delivery.  Order Now!  $30  SALE PRICE $25!
CO - YOGS CRAZY CRATE YOGS 38  BOOK 6:  ARAPAHOE COUNTY [COLORADO] SHERIFF'S OFFICE HISTORY 1855-3006.  This book should have been in last week's crate, but did not get unearthed until today.  Beautiful teal hardbound, oversize 10 inches by 12 inches tall.  Beautiful endpapers in brilliant color--on the inside front cover is a reproduction of a map featuring Arapahoe County when it was still a part of Kansas and on the back inside covers is a circa 1876 map of the state of Colorado also in color.  Inside the 96-page book is the Table of Contents page which lists A Letter From the Sheriff, Department History, World Youth Day, Women in Law Enforcement, Special Response Teams and Departmental Photos, Patches and Badges, Vehicles, A section - In Memory - honoring the two men who have been killed or died in service during the 135-year history of the Department.  They were Undersheriff Benjamin Lee Goorman and Investigator Roland Lackey.  This section is followed by the Personnel Photos and then The Retired Personnel Photos.  A surname index follows.  This book is a fitting tribute in brilliant color photography and words to honor those men who stand bravely between us and fire: a ruthless destroyer of life and property.  You would want this in your family archives if one of these men is a relative of yours.  It would be a wonderful pattern for your local firemen to duplicate for their Engine Company  $20.  Subscriber newsletter SALE PRICE. $17

This week we are trying something new.  This is a list of basically three kinds of books, but all lined up in alphabetical order by county. 

[1.] First are the census books which provide you with a complete printout of the original census page.  If you cannot find your ancestor on the census on the internet, and you think he had to be there, this is the alternative to going to a library and reading all the reels of microfilm that particular census may have taken to complete.  Every page is printed out for you and a surname index is included at the back of the book.  You can check as many surnames as you have in you're "My Ancestors List"{.  You can read the entire page to see who the neighbors are.  It is easily read because each page of the census appears on four pages in print that is almost as easy to read as if it were printed on regular lined notebook paper.
All of these were done under the direction of Dr. John Schunk, Editor, and published by S-K Publications of Wichita, Kansas.  The appropriate page numbers are listed with each book.  All the Census books are of the Federal Census of 1850 which, you probably remember, was the first one to list all the members of the household by first name and surname [or by ditto marks[ " ] or the small letters [do] if that surname was the same as the surname of the person preceding them on the list.  Plus each person's age, sex, color [white, black or mulatto] and place of birth [State, Territory or Country] are given.  Also on this census you will find for the head of household a dwelling house number [in the order of visitation] and a family number [in the order of visitation].  These may not be the same number.  You will find next the name, age, sex and color [if white, this letter is often missing completely].  Then for the head of household, you will find his occupation and a number indicating the value of the real estate he/she owned.  Four other columns would receive marks if 1.) Married within the year, 2.) Attended school within the year, 3.) Persons over 20 years of age who cannot read or write and  4.) Whether deaf and dumb, blind, insane, idiotic, pauper, or convict.  It is important that you have all this information from the 1850 census for each of your ancestors who were alive then. 
Each of the books are printed in landscape orientation (sideways or lengthwise) on the paper to give the 11" to the line and hold all this personal data on each person on one page for #1-18, then on #19-42 on each census page.  Each numbered page of the census takes 84 lines to complete one page of census.  Four sheets of paper, front and back, complete each actual census page, so you can easily read each entry.  NO MICROFILM MACHINE NEEDED!  NO COMPUTER NEEDED EITHER!  Complete census entries are right here in regular cursive writing subject only to the vagaries of pen and paper and the writing ability of the actual census taker.   Many of these books have also been done for the census years of 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, and 1840, for some states.  The 1850 census is the most widely done with hundreds of counties already finished.
[2.] The next group of books listed here are the North Carolina Marriage Records which are now being published by New Papyrus, the current firm owned by the former owner of Iberian Publishing Company formerly of Athens, Georgia.  The original publication of these was in the hands of Frances T. Ingmire.  The marriage record always consists of a county name, you would write directly to that county courthouse for information on bonds, possible parent consents for very young brides and/or grooms, the license and the marriage record for each of the marriages which would have taken place prior to 1851.  In the foreword, the publisher explains these books contain a listing of the marriage bonds before 1851.  After 1851 marriage certificates were used.  These are on file at the North Carolina State Archives.  You would write them for records after 1851.
  The format of the first half of the book consists of the surname of the groom, his first name, the bride's surname, her first name (middle initials added for both groom and bride where found.) and the month, date and year of the record.  The last half of the book lists the bride's surname, her first name, the surname of the groom, his first name, (middle initials added for both groom and bride where found) and the month, date and year of the record. 
It is strongly suggested that ALL the records be examined for further information than is given herein.  Bonds often will give the names of others such as family members of the groom or bride, and the person performing the ceremony.
All records are given as in the official record, and no attempt at correcting the original record has been made.  Be aware of variant spellings as not all family members spelled their names exactly the same.  All are softbound.
[3.]  The Orange County, NC Deed books are abstracted by Laura Willis, published by Simmons Historical Publications, Melber, KY, page numbers are on the individual books listed below. All are softbound, published in 1998 to 1999.
NC - CRAZY CRATE YOGS 39  BOOK _1_:  ALAMANCE CO, NC, 1850 CENSUS, 1987, approximately 400 pages, $40.  SALE PRICE $32.
NC - CRAZY CRATE YOGS 39  BOOK _2_:  ASHE CO, NC, 1850 CENSUS, approximately 395 pages, $30.   SALE PRICE $24.
NC - CRAZY CRATE YOGS 39  BOOK _4_:  BUNCOMBE CO, NC, 1850 CENSUS, 1988, approximately 575 pages, $40  SALE PRICE $32.
NC - CRAZY CRATE YOGS 39  BOOK _5_:  BURKE CO, NC, 1850 CENSUS, 1987, approximately 285 pages, $30  SALE PRICE $24.
NC - CRAZY CRATE YOGS 39  BOOK _6_:  CATAWBA CO, NC, 1850 CENSUS, 1986, approximately 360 pages,  $30  SALE PRICE $24.
NC - CRAZY CRATE YOGS 39  BOOK _7_:  CHATHAM CO, NC, 1850 CENSUS, approximately  510 pages, $40  SALE PRICE $32.
NC - CRAZY CRATE YOGS 39  BOOK _9_:  CHEROKEE CO, NC, 1850 CENSUS, approximately  320 pages, $30  SALE PRICE $24.
NC - CRAZY CRATE YOGS 39  BOOK _11_:  CLEVELAND CO, NC, 1850 CENSUS, approximately  420 pages, $40  SALE PRICE $32.
NC - CRAZY CRATE YOGS 39  BOOK _16_:  HAYWOOD CO, NC, 1850 CENSUS, approximately 325 pages, $30  SALE PRICE $24.
NC - CRAZY CRATE YOGS 39  BOOK _17_:  JOHNSTON CO, NC, 1850 CENSUS, 1990, approximately  450 pages, $40  SALE PRICE $32.
NC - CRAZY CRATE YOGS 39  BOOK _18_:  JOHNSTON CO, NC, MARRIAGE RECORDS, 1767-1867, 78 pages, 1984, (2 copies) $18.50  SALE PRICE $15.
NC - CRAZY CRATE YOGS 39  BOOK _19_:  MACON CO, NC, 1850 CENSUS, approximately  280 pages,  $30  SALE PRICE $24
NC - CRAZY CRATE YOGS 39  BOOK _20_:  MACON CO, NC, MARRIAGE RECORDS, 1830-1868, 29 pages, 1984, $9.50  SALE PRICE $7.50
NC - CRAZY CRATE YOGS 39  BOOK _22_:  MECKLENBURG CO, NC, 1850 CENSUS, approximately  400 pages, $30  SALE PRICE $24.
NC - CRAZY CRATE YOGS 39  BOOK _26_:  NORTHAMPTON CO, NC, 1850 CENSUS, approximately  330 pages, $30  SALE PRICE $24
NC - CRAZY CRATE YOGS 39  BOOK _27_:  NORTHAMPTON CO, NC, MARRIAGE RECORDS, 1812-1867, 1984, 57 pages (2 copies), $15 each  SALE PRICE $12.
NC - CRAZY CRATE YOGS 39  BOOK _29_:  ORANGE CO, NC, 1850 CENSUS, approximately, 580 pages (no back cover) $35  SALE PRICE $28.
NC - CRAZY CRATE YOGS 39  BOOK _31_:  ORANGE CO, NC, DEEDS, VOLUME 3 (FEB. 1803-MAY 1804), 1999, 96 pages plus 7-page index, $20  SALE PRICE $16.
NC - CRAZY CRATE YOGS 39  BOOK _32_:  ORANGE CO, NC, DEEDS, VOLUME 4 (MAY 1804-AUG. 1805), 1999, 96 pages plus 7-page index, $20  SALE PRICE $16.
NC - CRAZY CRATE YOGS 39  BOOK _33_:  ORANGE CO, NC, DEEDS, VOLUME 5 (AUG. 1805-FEB. 1807), 1999, 96 pages plus 7-page index, $20  SALE PRICE $16.
NC - CRAZY CRATE YOGS 39  BOOK _34_:  ORANGE CO, NC, MARRIAGE RECORDS, 1782-1868, VOLUME I, A-F, 56 pages, 1984, $15  SALE PRICE $12.
NC - CRAZY CRATE YOGS 39  BOOK _35_:  ORANGE CO, NC, MARRIAGE RECORDS, 1782-1868, VOLUME III, O-Z, 1984, 58 pages, (2 copies), $15 each,  SALE PRICE $12.
NC - CRAZY CRATE YOGS 39  BOOK _37_: RANDOLPH CO, NC, 1850 CENSUS, approximately  690 pages, $50  SALE PRICE $40.

NC - CRAZY CRATE YOGS 39  BOOK _38_:  RICHMOND CO, NC, 1850 CENSUS, approximately  250 pages, $25  SALE PRICE $20.
NC - CRAZY CRATE YOGS 39  BOOK _43_:  WAKE CO, NC, MARRIAGE RECORDS, 1781-1867, VOLUME I, A-F, 1984, 94 pages, $30  SALE PRICE $24.
NC - CRAZY CRATE YOGS 39  BOOK _45_:  WAKE CO, NC, MARRIAGE RECORDS, 1781-1867, VOLUME III, O-Y, 1984, 128 pages, $30  SALE PRICE $24.
Wow!  This is more books than I can usually get on a crate, but it helped being able to write three reviews instead of 48!
If you think about living in any other country on the face of this earth, we can surely be thankful we are lucky enough to live here.  In spite of all its problems, this is surely a good place to be in these troubled times.
Give thanks for all the ancestors you have already found and give thanks for all the ones you have not found yet, for family is here to be loved and somewhere else (Who knows where!) yet to be found.  A definite reason to get up every morning!  Give thanks for your hobby (obsession?) for genealogy IS a good reason to get up every morning-to go get the mail, wait for a phone call, or you can call a cousin and make their day something special. I give thanks for each one of you.  Helping you find your ancestors is what we do here!  And, WOW, DO WE EVER LOVE OUR JOBS!  Pat from YOGS
Now on to the books for today!  JUST A FEW MORE, HANG TIGHT!
South Carolina:  YOGS CRAZY CRATE YOGS42 BOOK 1:  MARRIAGE NOTICES IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND AMERICAN GENERAL GAZETTE.  [FROM MAY 10, 1766 TO FEBRUARY 28, 1781AND TO ITS SUCCESSOR, THE ROYAL GAZETTE (1781-1782.)  Compiled and Edited by A. S. Salley, Jr., Secretary of the Historical Commission of S. C., Clearfield Co., Originally published Columbia, S. C. 1914.  Reprinted 1976, GPC and 1990. Reprinted from a volume in The North CarolinaState Library, Raleigh, N. C. The form of the marriage notices is generally like this:  1.) MARRIED:  Mr. Francis Clayton, of North Carolina, merchant. To Miss Mary Colcock, daughter of the deceased John Colcock, Esq. (Friday, November 21, 1766.)
2.) On Tuesday last, the Honourable Robert Catherwood, Esq.; of St. Augustine, was married to Miss Jenny Chads, lately arrived here from England, sister of Captain Chads of his Majesty's Navy. (Friday, February 13, 1767.)
The index lists approximately 1,200+ names.  Multiple listings (2 or more first names) include surnames of: Ainslie 3, Air 3, Alexander 3, Anderson 7, Andrews 2, Arnold 2, Ash 3, Aykinson 2, Baker 7, Ball 5, Ballentine 3, Banbury 2, Barnwell 4, Baron 2, Beatty 3, Bellinger 3, Bennett 4, Beresford 2, Blake 5, Bocquet 2, Boillat 2, Bolton 2, Bonneau 2, Boomer 4, Boone 2, Boyd 2, Bradwell 3, Branford 7, Broughton 5, Br(ou/ow)n 6, Bull 3, Bulline 4, Bulloch 2, Burrows 2, Butler 3, Campbell 6, Cannon 3, Cantey 3, Chas 2, Chevillette 2, Chicken 2, Chiffelle 3, Chisolm 3, Christ(ie/y) 2, Cleator 2, Cleilland 2, Clifford 3, Coachman 5, Cochran 3, Cogdell 2, Colcock 4, Cole 2, Colleton 3, Cordes 3, Cox 2, Cripps 3, Crook(e) 3, Cuthbert 2, [Am listing from this point only surnames with three or more first names.]  Daniell 4, Dart 3, Davis 5, Dawson 4, DeLancey 5, DeVreaux 5, Deas 3, DeWar 3, Dixon 4, Doughty 4, Drayton 3, Elfe 4, Elliott 6, Ellis 3, Evand 3, Farr 3, Fenwicke 4, Foissan 3, Freer 3, Fuller 7, Gadsden 5, Gaillard 3, Gibbes 8, Glen 3, Godfrey 3, Gordon 4, Guerard 3, Hall 4, Harleston 3, Hart 7, Harvey 7, Hassell 3, Heatley 3, Hext 3, Heyward 4, Hinds 3, Holmes 6, Hume 3, Hutchinson 5, I'on 3, Izard 3, Jenkins 3, Johnston 4, Jones 7, Ladson 3, Legare10, Lesesne 7, Lining 3, Lloyd 3, Long 3, Lynch 4, Mackay 3, Mackinzie 7, MacNeill 3, MacPherson 3, Martin 4, Matthewes 16, Mazyek 4, McKewn 3, Middleton 6, Miles10, Miller 6, Milner 3, Mitchell 4, Moore 4, Motte 3, Muncreef 4, Murray 3, Peronneau 4, Perry 10, Phillip/s 4, Pinckney 4, Porcher 4, Postell 4, Proleau 4, Raven 3, Remington 3, Rivers 10, Robert/s 3, Rogers 3, Roper 4, Rose 8, Rutledge 4, Sabb 3, Sanders 3, Scott 3, Shubrick 5, Simons 5, Smith 27, Spence 3, Stanyarne 3, Stevens 6, Stevenson 3, Stokes 3, Stuart 4, Swallow 3, Taylor 3, Timothy 3, Trezevant 3, Tucker 6, Wa;ter 3, Waring 10, Webb 4, Wells 3, Weyman 3, Wilson 8, Wood 3, Wragg 6, Wright 3 and Young 5. $6.  One small round circle of sticker residue on the cover is the only sign of use.  $10  SALE PRICE:  $7
North Carolina: YOGS CRAZY CRATE YOGS42: BOOK 2:  MARRIAGES OF BERTIE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA.  1762-1868.  Compiled by Raymond Parker Fouts.  Clearfield Company, 1996.  ©1982, 130 pages, 5.5 by 8.5.  [$14.50 when new.]  This used copy is $12.50.  Small print.  Alphabetical order.  Indexed.  Surnames with four or more first names are: Acre, Acree, Allen, Armistead, Asbell, Ashburn, Askew, 20+, Baker 20+, Barncastle, Barnes, Basemore, Bate, Bates, Bayly, Bazemore 20+, Belote 10+, BentleyBird 10+, Bishop, Blount, Bond 10+, Boon, Boswell 10+, Bowen 10+, Boyce, Bridger, Britt 10+. Brogden, Brown Bryan10+, Bryant, Bunch 20+, Burdan/Burden 10+, Burket, Butler 20+, Butterton, Byram, Cale, Capehart 20+, Carter, Casper 10, Castellawb (6 spellings! 20+, Cherry20+, Church, Clark Clifton, Cobb 20+, Coffield, Cole, Collins 10+, Connber, Cook 10+, Cooper 10+, Copeland, Cotton/Cotton 10+, Coward 10+, Cox, Cuillifer/Cullipher 10+, Curry 10, Davidson, Davis 10+, Dawson, Dempsey 10, Demsey, Downs, Duning/Dunning 10+, Earley/Early 10+, Easom, Edwards, Evans 10+, Farmer 10, Fleetwood, Floyd, Folk, Freeman 10+, Gardner 10+, Garrett 10+, Gaskins 10+, Gill, Gillam, Gray 10+, Green, Gregorie, Griffin 10, Hancock, Hardy 10+, Harman/Harmon 10+, Harrell 20+, Harris, Harrison, Hawkins, Hays/Hayse, Heckstall, Henry, Higgs, Hill, Hobbs, Hodges, Hoggard 20+, Holder 10+, Holland, Holley 10+, Holloman, Howard, Howell, Hughes/Hughs 20+, Hunter, Hyman 10+, Jacocks, James 10, Jenkins 10+, Jernigan 20, Jinkins, Johnson, Johnston 10+, Jones 10+, Jordan 10+, Keen, Keeter, King 10+, Kittrell 10+, Knott, Lassiter + variants 10+, Lawrence 20+, Lee 10+, Legett/Leggett 10+, Lewis, Lockhart, Long, McGlauhon, Manning, Milbourn, Miller 20+, Minton, Mires, Mitchel/l 30+, Mizell 10+, Mizells 10+, Moore 20+, Morgan, Morris/ Morriss  20+, Nicholls, Norfleet, Oliver, Outlaw 30+, Oxley, Page, Parker 10+, Pearce, Peele 10+, Pender, Perry 20+, Phelps 10+, Pierce 10+, Powell 10+, Pritchard 10+, Pruden, Pugh 20, Raby, Rascoe, Rasor, Rawls, Ray, Rayner 10+, Redditt, Reed, Rhodes 20+, Rice 10+, Ruffin, Rutland, Ryan 10+, Shaw, Shehan, Sholar 10+, Simons, Simmons, Skiles, Slade, Smallwood, Smith 30+, Smithwick 10, South, Sowell, Sparkman 10+, Speller, Spence, Spivey 10+, Strallings, Standley, Stewart, Stone, Sutton, Swain, Tadlock, Tart, Tayloe 10+, Taylor, Thomas 10+, Thompson 10+, Todd 20+, Turner 10+, Tyler, Veale, Walston, Ward 20+, Watford, Watson 10+, Webb, West 10+, Weston 10+, White 40+, Wiggins, Wilford, Wilkes, Williams 30+, Williford 10+, Willoughby, Wilson 10, Wood, Worley, Wynns, Yeats and Young. $12.50  SALE PRICE $10
NORTH CAROLINA, WITH SKETCHES OF THE PROMINENT FAMILIES..  North Carolina:  YOGS CRAZY CRATE YOGS 42:  BOOK 5: A HISTORY OF WATAUGA COUNTY, By John Preston Arthur.  GPC, Originally published in Richmond, Virginia, in 1915.  Reprinted in 2002.  364 pages, hardbound.  Beautiful book hardbound in dark green library binding.  New!  $35.
In a postscript written in 1753, the people were described as "plenty of people who have come from Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and even New England."  In 1752 "four hundred families, with horses, wagons and cattle have migrated to North Carolina, and among them were good farmers and very worthy people." Articles cover the Great Pennsylvania Road; Our Yankee Ancestry; Huguenots, Germans and Swedes; Won the Revolution and Saved the Union; The Pennsylvania Whiskey Rebellion; First Settlers-the Cherokee; Old Forts; First White Settlers; The Linvilles; and many others.
Families mentioned by name with varying amounts of information about them and genealogy of the subject include the families of Daniel Boone's relatives, Jesse and Jonathan Boone, John Williams, Richard Henderson, Samuel Bright, William Wiseman, This book is full of so much history and genealogy that it is a joy to read and you become almost a "member of the family" to the people of King's Mountain fame and the early settlers of this area.  This book could make an excellent "situation comedy" if it could only be made into a movie!  The main fault of the book is the lack of an every name index.  The subject index does not begin to satisfy a genealogist.  The intermarriages of these families ARE legion and can be traced only by reading the entire book while taking extensive notes!  Suffice it to say, if your people show up on the census index in this county, it is highly possible they are mentioned in this book.  NEW.  $35   SALE PRICE $30

General interest:  YOGS CRAZY CRATE 42:  BOOK 7:  THE HANDBOOK OF AMERICAN GENEALOGY.  Volume I.  Edited by Frederick Adams Virkus, F.I.A.G The Institute of American Genealogy. 1932.  ex lib. 390 pages, hardbound The Table of Contents lets us know what was intended for these volumes to accomplish.  There is a full page of the abbreviations to be used for this series of books of which this is the first of the four offered here today.  Information about the Institute of American Genealogy follows with information about becoming a member coming next.  Subtitled The National Clearing House for Genealogical Information, the idea was to get everyone working together, so the family would begin to take on a more complete form than one branch alone could determine.  If everyone sent their information on one surname to one main source, then perhaps a more complete picture of that family would emerge as someone qualified to merge the information [after first checking it all out] could compile a more complete genealogy merging all the branches together putting each partial section together into a more complete picture to which all future members not yet born could be added.  A lofty goal!  To that end, more people had to become aware of the right way to do genealogy, in order that the results could be verified and trusted by others.  First steps in Genealogical Research includes how to information for correspondence for family information; record forms to use; addresses of kinfolk; church, cemetery and court records; sources of information; family associations; and the use of Family Genealogies.  The section on Record Sources divides them into General, New England and Colony records.  Ethnic reference sources include: Dutch, German, Huguenot, Irish, Scotch, Swedish, Swiss and Welsh.  Revolutionary Records gives Reference Sources, General and Colony sources.  Other sections cover Form Letters, Questionnaires, More Record Forms, The Magazine Of American Genealogy, Genealogies In the Course Of Compilation [Aren't They All?  Always?] Genealogists, Who's Who In Genealogy, Geographical Register, Register Of Heraldic Artists, Brief History Of Heraldry, Right To Bear Arms, Glossary Of Armory, Dictionary Of Terms Used In Heraldry, Crowns, Coronets, Etc; Charges In Heraldry; American Hereditary-Patriotic Societies; Compendium Of American Genealogy; Membership Applications, Membership Emblems, And Professional Cards.  All-in-all-Everything you need to know about genealogy in the 1930s which form the basis for much of what we are still trying to verify today! Price: $25  SALE PRICE: $20
General interest:  YOGS CRAZY CRATE 42:  BOOK 8:  THE HANDBOOK OF AMERICAN GENEALOGY.  Volume II.  Edited by Frederick Adams Virkus, F.I.A.G The Institute of American Genealogy. 1934.  ex lib. 464 pages, hardbound.  With essentially the same Table of Contents as Volume I, we are kept up-to-date on this huge project and even more information as to the "who" in the genealogy world were doing research and on what surnames they were working.  Since the section on genealogies in compilation is of primary interest to us today, they mention that over 100,000 lineages of leading American families have been filed, indexed and listed in the REGISTRY OF AMERICAN PEDIGREES.  Those were to have been published in the Compendium of American Genealogy as rapidly as possible.  More than 37,000 lineages have been published in the five volumes of The Compendium published as of 1934.  Additions to this large database are included here as well as additions to the Who's Who in Genealogy.  The entire list of genealogies in compilation is listed here with identifying information as to its location or compiler.  Again, the genealogies in Who's Who are impressive.  I see surnames, counties and states where I am researching and this tells me, I am not the first to look in that place for my people.  Sometimes enough data is given that you can find the descendants who have their materials.  [Local libraries often fall heir to unfinished genealogical files when their owner passes away and live family is gracious enough to donate files to historical, genealogical societies or the local libraries.]  The locality section may list files in their possession or that they have a genealogical room or shelf.  It may contain what you have been trying to find!  Regular PRICE was $25  SALE PRICE is $20
General interest:  YOGS CRAZY CRATE 42:  BOOK 9:  THE HANDBOOK OF AMERICAN GENEALOGY.  Volume III.  Edited by Frederick Adams Virkus, F.I.A.G The Institute of American Genealogy. 1937.  ex lib.
382 pages,
hardbound.  I am so excited!  I found a researcher in the Who's Who section who, the year I was born was working on my VanTrees line from Daviess Co., IN.  Now I need to check with DaviessCounty to see if any of her records on Emanuel or Capt. John Van Trees still exist, and if they might have them.  I need to make another trip there anyway to abstract a few more years of newspapers and take a picture of his Civil War uniform and Sword that are in the Museum there.  Mrs. Eleanor Gerard Russell was born in Indianapolis, IN, Sept. 12, 1883.  She lived in Detroit, MI in 1937, so maybe I can find an obituary for her there.  I know the Detroit Library has a wonderful collection, so it looks like I may need to schedule a day up there this summer, too!  With 87 lines to go look up, I am glad this is not my only set of these.  It is, however, the only set I am now ready to sell!  $25   SALE PRICE $20  
General interest:  YOGS CRAZY CRATE 42:  BOOK 10:  THE HANDBOOK OF AMERICAN GENEALOGY.  Volume IV.  Edited by Frederick Adams Virkus, F.I.A.G The Institute of American Genealogy. 1937.  ex lib.  392 pages, hardbound, $25.  Now there are seven volumes of the Compendium of American Genealogy, most of which I have on my shelves in varying conditions for $50 to $60 each.  They are all separately indexed, so you can come look for yourself. These 7 volumes contain more than 54,000 American lineages with the combined indexes listing upwards of 425,000 names of ancestors.  Some of them just have to be yours too!  The Van Metres who married the Van Treeses pop up in this one, so here are more leads!  Ahh-hah!  The Dye who married the Van Trees in Washington Co., IN, shows up in this one, too.  $25  SALE PRICE:  $20
See you again on Friday of this week.  Thanks for reading our newsletter!  Pat from YOGS. 


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