Friday, August 31, 2007
6405 Julie Ann Dr.
Hanover, MD 21076-2011
1426 South B St.
Rogers, AR 72756
101 North View Dr.
Pineville, LA 71360
610 Winton St.
Wausau, WI 54403
445 W. Madison
Rushville, IL 62681
He came to the Americas circa 1801-1802. His then-wife was Margaret--she passed away in 1821.
His second wife was Jane (Taylor) McElroy, she passed away circa 1826. This marriage took place in the Lancaster, PA area. Along with his family he moved to Jefferson County, Indiana and married Mary (Hamilton) McElroy, who passed away in 1838.
John McElroy lived in Jefferson County until his death in 1837. His children were: Robert, John Jr., George, James, Sarah and Margaret (from his first marriage) and Eliza and Yates (from his third marriage).
I would appreciate any information.
4544 Parent St.
Missoula, MT 59808
J. Leon Vanlandingham
Linda (Linzey) Carlson
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Jean A. Kunz
1818 Kent Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15241-2118
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Elizabeth was my grandmother's first cousin. There are many relatives still living in Ireland and England that would love to find out what happened to these distant cousins and their descendants.
2190 27th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94116
Janie Sherman, CG
701 Donaghe St.
Staunton, VA 24401-2838
After the walk, refreshments will be offered at the library. Note: in the event of rain, the walk will be rescheduled to Saturday, September 16.
Pre-paid orders for Transcription of the North Webster Cemetery will be accepted beginning on September 9. The book includes information on over 2,000 burials, with photos of all the stones and over 950 obituaries. There is also a site map and a transcription of the original plat map, along with an index. The book was made possible by a grant from the Esther Pfleiderer Charitable Trust. Softbound copies will be available for $45 (shipping & handling and tax is additional), and hardbound copies will be available for $75 (shipping & handling and tax is additional). For more information, contact Beth Smith at the library--phone (574) 834-7122.
Copies of the book are available for $45 + $4 shipping & handling (Indiana residents must add $2.70 for sales tax). Make checks payable to Elkhart County Genealogical Society and mail to: Publications, Elkhart County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1031, Elkhart IN 46515-1031.
Friday, August 24, 2007
Registration is free to all those who are members of an IGS chapter; for all others, registration is just $5. For more information, including directions and a registration form, visit http://www.indgensoc.org/seminar.html
The earliest recorded burial was for James D. McClelland (1828) and the latest was for Michael Fruits (1912). Over 100 people are known to be buried there, including 9 veterans of the Civil War, 4 from the War of 1812, and 1 from the Mexican War.
Trees and excess brush have been removed, and club members have attended training offered by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and the Indiana Historical Society on how to properly clean, restore and reset tombstones.
Donations of labor, materials or money to help offset the costs of this ongoing project are welcome. For more information, contact Dian Moore at the Crawfordsville District Public Library--phone (765) 362-2242 ext. 4; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
--Copies of Civil War pension files were scheduled to increase to $125, but will instead be increased to $75, if less than 100 pages (there will be a price break for copies above and beyond the 100 page limit).
--Copies of pension files for service that pre-dates the Civil War (such as the Revolutionary War) were scheduled to increase to $60, but will instead be increased to $50.
The amount of the other proposed increases was not changed:
--Copies of passenger arrival lists and census records will increase to $25 per page
--Copies of land entry records will increase to $40
--Copies of bounty land warrant application files will increase to $25
--Copies of military service files more than 75 years old will increase to $25
Submissions (and fees) should be sent to : Sherry Allen, Whitewater Publications, P.O. Box 38, Brookville IN 47012; phone (765) 647-4221. Pre-publication orders are also being taken for the book--send $40 for each copy desired to Whitewater Publications at the above address. The deadline for pre-publication orders is December 31, 2007.
This history project is being coordinated by Julie Schlesselman of the Brookville library. If you have any questions about the project, please contact her at: Julie Schlesselman, Genealogy and Local History Division, Whitewater Valley Community Library District, 919 Main St., Brookville IN 47012; phone (765) 647-4031; e-mail email@example.com
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
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Sunday, August 19, 2007
16585 SW 90th Ave.
Zenda, KS 67159
Joan M. Longmire
13263 W. Stonebridge Lane
Huntley, IL 60142-7695
Saturday, August 18, 2007
The book includes more than 300 photographs and a place index, as well as a name index. Copies are $55 each +$5 shipping & handling. An order form is available on the website, or may be ordered directly from:
William J. Utermohlen
1916 Windsor Rd.
Alexandria, VA 22307
The website includes past issues of their newsletter, "Yesterday & Today"
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Over 20,000 Records Indexed:
Harold Martin of Melbourne, Florida
Over 20,000 Records Arbitrated:
Dan Elliott of Mount Vernon, Indiana
Over 10,000 Records Indexed:
Sheryl Porter of Monmouth, Illinois
Clara J. Whan of Avilla, Indiana
Robert E. Van Lue of Rochester, Indiana
Jane Chamberlain of Bloomfield, Indiana
Justina Cook of Nampa, Idaho
Over 10,000 Records Arbitrated:
Clara J. Whan of Avilla, Indiana
Nancy Bower of Oroville, California
Ronald Chard of Ocala, Florida
Justina Cook of Nampa, Idaho
Over 5,000 Records Indexed:
Mary Sallee of Mesa, Arizona
Darlene Shuart of Monroe, Washington
Patricia Hodges of Stacy, Minnesota
Teresa Taramasso of Graham, Texas
Carolyn Lowe of Knoxville, Tennessee
Bea Barton of Washington, Utah
Robert McKillip of Rocky Mount, Virginia
Michelle Golden of Roy, Washington
Mary Stewart of Muncie, Indiana
Evelyn D. City of Clinton, Indiana
Over 5,000 Records Arbitrated:
Bernie Cinkoske of Indianapolis, Indiana
Michelle Golden of Roy, Washington
Lori White of Windsor, Colorado
Ann C. Richardson of Woods Cross, Utah
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
The scholarship includes:
--a $500 credit to help pay the costs for the library employee to attend any conference, seminar or class that is related to genealogy.
--a complimentary registration to the IGS annual conference.
--a complimentary 1 year membership in IGS.
--a $100 gift certificate for the sponsoring library, to be used towards the purchase of any IGS publications.
Library staff that are new to the field of genealogy are encouraged to apply. Applications will be reviewed by a three person committee appointed by the IGS president. Applications must be postmarked by 31 December.
Applications, as well as a full explanation of the scholarship and its requirements, may be downloaded from http://www.indgensoc.org/awards/library_scholarship.pdf
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Over 30 workshops will be offered, as well as various genealogy-related displays. Registration is free. There will be a lunch available for $4. Copies of the syllabus will also be available--CD copies will be $1, printed copies will be $6.
To register for the conference, or for more information, visit http://www.cifhc.org
Monday, August 6, 2007
For ordering information, please contact the Jay County Genealogy Society (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sunday, August 5, 2007
Laura Gardner married 1) Freddy FREDERICK on May 14, 1921 in Clay County. Their daughter, Wilma Grace Frederick (my mother-in-law, now deceased), was born May 27, 1922. After an annulment or divorce, Laura married 2) Harry F. STINSON on March 4, 1925 in Vigo County. After that we have no trace of her. We have always wondered what happened to her, as her son had been placed in an orphanage and beginning at 17 months of age, her daughter was raised by great aunts in Parkersburg, West Virginia. This was after Laura's mother, Catherine “Katie” Gardner, died suddenly in December 1923. Any help finding what happened to this lady would be appreciated.
Contact: Marie Nutter (5056 Veto Rd., Vincent OH 45784; email@example.com)
Saturday, August 4, 2007
- "Maps, Gazetteers, and Directories"
- "Church Records"
- "Newspapers: A Valuable Research Tool"
- "The Internet: Blessings and Curses"
Registration is $25.00 if received before October 24; otherwise it will be $28.00. Registration includes morning coffee, snacks, and lunch.
Checks should be made payable to Elkhart County Genealogical Society, and mailed to: Elkhart County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1031, Elkhart IN 46515.
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
The trip to Gettysburg will take place Friday, October 19 to Sunday, October 21 and costs $299 per person. The cost includes:
--a bus trip by Imperial Travel of Lafayette
--2 nights in a hotel, based on 2 people per room with 2 double beds
--a continental breakfast Saturday and Sunday provided by the hotel
--a guided tour of the Gettysburg National Military Park
Registrations and a $50 deposit are due by August 15; the balance must be paid in full by September 10 (cancellations made prior to September 1 will receive a full refund). To register, visit the Kokomo or Greentown library.
For more information, contact Tammy Keith--phone (765) 454-4710.