Finding Your Family History in Northeast Ohio (Paperback)
For anyone interested in finding their family roots in Northeast Ohio, this
book combines practical how-to (and where-to) instructions with inspirational
family history success stories.
Genealogy—family history research—is a fast-growing hobby. But it can be
difficult to start. Official records are scattered in so many places, and each
archive seems to have its own way of doing things. Where to begin?
Vicki Blum Vigil, author of Cleveland Cemeteries and an experienced researcher,
knows her way around the most useful facilities (archives, libraries, churches,
cemeteries, courts, and more) in this region. Her new book helps newcomers to
genealogy (or to Northeast Ohio) figure out which places to look in and how best
to use them.
She also shares some personal success stories of fellow Clevelanders who have
discovered really interesting things about their ancestors—they make for great
how-to examples and fun reading, too!
Vicki Blum Vigil is an amateur genealogist and historian who enjoys discovering
how the past affects the present. Through her books, seminars, and tours, she
also enjoys showing others how to make discoveries of their own. A home and
school counselor for the Euclid City Schools, she lives in Highland Heights,
Ohio. She is also the author of Cleveland Cemeteries.
A People Set Apart: The Scotch-Irish in Eastern
by Lorle, Ph.D. Porter
See the Civil War through the eyes of the men
who served. The Scotch-Irish Settlers of Eastern Ohio, with their fierce
clannishness and strong ties to Presbyterianism, had definite attitudes about
slavery and the Civil War. This is their story...from the Forks of the Yough to
the "killing fields" of Georgia, as they followed "the Covenent of Christ" into
the horrors of war. Much of the material is from private journals, letters,
photographs, and private research, plus a rare, previously unpublished
underground railroad diary. This definitive chronicle contains over 450
photographs, illustrations, and battle site drawings, 968 pages, a detailed and
cross-referenced topical index, a surname of 3,000 individuals to aid genealogy
researchers, soldier lists and methodology for dozens of units, and an extensive
bibliography. The book is beautifully bound with foil-stamped cloth cover and
striking full-color dust jacket.
About the Author
Dr. Lorle Porter, Professor Emerita and Regional Historian in Residence at
Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio has been recognized by the American
Association of State and Local History as "...Southeastern Ohio's historical
conscience, loyal friend, and cooperative partner in the cause of ensuring that
the history of the people of this region remains at the heart of its evolving
present and future."
History of Clinton County, Ohio: Containing
a History of the County; Its Townships, Cities, Towns, Etc.; General and Local
Statistics; Portraits of Early ... Constitution of the United States, etc.
by W. H. Beers
This thorough account of the history of Clinton
County consists of two volumes. The first volume includes the history of the
Northwest Territory: geographical position, early exploration, the discovery of
Ohio, Tecumseh and the War of 1812, Black Hawk and the Black Hawk War. The
history of the state of Ohio is discussed, and covers topics such as: French
History, Ordinance of 1787, No.32, the War of 1812, the Canal System, Ohio land
tracts, state boundaries, organization and description of counties, and
Governors of Ohio. Volume One also contains the history of Clinton County, and
the histories of the Ohio townships of Wilmington and Union.
The Second volume covers the histories of the other townships in Clinton County:
Adams, Chester, Clark, Greene, Jefferson, Liberty, Marion, Richland, Vernon,
Washington, Wayne and Wilson, and it includes some biographical sketches of
folks living in these townships during the 1800s. This work is accentuated by
over 50 portraits of Ohio residents, and includes over 15 illustrations of
landscapes and other interesting scenes. Complete with a new fullname index and
a map of Clinton County.
(1882), 2004, 2 vols., 5.5 x 8.5, illus., map, index,
paper, 1262 pp.
Historical Collections of Harrison County,
in the State of Ohio [Comprising Ohio Valley Genealogies] (Paperback)
by Charles A. Hanna
The premier reference work on the Ohio Valley,
this bears reference to upwards of 50,000 pioneers, most of them Pennsylvanians
and Revolutionary War bounty holders who ventured into this region of eastern
Ohio during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The second and third parts
of the work contain extensive alphabetical lists of the county's land, marriage,
burial, and will records and detailed genealogies of the first settlers.
Paperback: 636 pages
Publisher: Clearfield Co; Reprint edition (June 1975)