Cemeteries are one of the ways we honor our dead, and as such, they provide much information about our culture and our history. This program will present a casual overview of some aspects of cemeteries including customs and practices, epitaphs, types of tombstones and materials, military markers, and symbolism. We will also look at some problems facing cemeteries, such as crowding, damage and erosion, animals and other hazards, and restoration and cleaning. Finally, we will discuss tips for taking pictures of tombstones, see some unique or unusual stones, and explore popular websites about cemeteries.
1848 Land Transfer Book
The Morrow County Genealogical Society has reproduced the
Original 1848 Land Transfer Book. In order to preserve this book, each page has been professional photographed. Faded lines/ names on each page have been read by magnifying glass and the name inserted in book by page number. Many resources have been added to the book to help in research such as: 1848 Map; history of old towns and townships,range, section information, road names, road numbers etc. Morrow County was taken from parts of four other counties: Delaware, Knox, Marion and Richland Counties; thus, names and locations in the book were originally in another county.
This is a 167 page spiral bound book, printed on 11 x 17 paper. (Ledger paper size) It is twice the size of a normal book.
Cost: $42.50 + $3.08 tax and $5.50 Postage & Handling..
The book can be ordered using the Publications Price list and Order Form found here.
Morrow County Records of Registration - War Veteran Graves 1841 through 1993 78 pages; names and burial sites 2600+ records.
Spiral Bound: $12.00 (cost of publication) + Sales Tax + $3.50 Postage & Handling.
The book can be ordered using the Publications Price list and Order Form found here
COPIES STILL AVAILABLE
The Morrow County Genealogical Society is pleased to announce that the Reprint of the 1895 Delaware, Union and Morrow Counties Biographical History
is now available AT A REDUCED PRICE of $30, plus $2.18 Tax and $5.50 S&H. (Click here for more details and to order)
An every-name listing of the names found in this book can be found HERE
Upcoming Meetings and Events
No meetings in June and July
August 22: Working with Local Court Records by Tom Neel, OGS Director
Sept. 26: Antidotes & Historical Facts of Tracing Your Family by Carl Mumford
Oct. 24: Old Photos by Gail Martin, Director Marion Historical Society
Nov. 21: History of the Morrow County Home by Phylis Miller, Retired Teacher and Local Historian
December 2015 - No Meeting
**Note: Regular Meetings will be held at the Mt. Gilead Library Annex Meeting Room at 2:00 p.m.