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What's New on the Web Site

Posted 14 September 2012
  • Posted Gina Stephenson's offer to do lookups in Volume 2 of our Tombstone Inscription books, covering the cemeteries in Cardington and Canaan townships. Thank you Gina. See our lookup volunteers page: Go here.

    Posted 25 August 2012
  • As of 8/2012 Denise Crawford will also do lookups in: Tombstone Inscriptions Vol. 1 - Perry and Troy Townships and in Tombstone Inscriptions Vol. 3 - Congress, North Bloomfield and Washington Townships. Go here to see additional books in which Denise will do lookups.

    Posted 27 June 2012
  • Posted names of those members who have accepted apointment to various positions:
    Newsletter Editor:  Stephen Rader
    First Families Chair:  Marguerite Davis
    Program Committee Chair:  Betty Meier
    Book Committee:  Open
    Awards Committee Chair:  Winton Arnold
    By-Laws Committee:  Open
    Audit Committee Chair:  Carl Mumford
    Nominating Chair:  Marguerite Davis

  • Posted details of the August 25 outing to Owens Station, west of Marion, OH.
  • Posted information regarding the August meeting of the MCGS: It will be held at the Gen Library at 2:00, as usual --- But the date is August 29th...... a week later than the usual meeting day. The subject is "New York and 9/11". presented by Yevette Gonzales.

    Posted 3 May 2012
  • The names of ancestors approved for "First Family" status at this year's First Families Luncheon have been added to the list, which now contains 566 names. See the list here.


    Posted 19 March 2012
  • PRICE REDUCTION on the Reprint of the1895 Delaware, Morrow and Union County Biographical History, Was $60.00, NOW $40.00. Go here and scroll down to find the Order Form.
  • New book in our genealog library: The Underground Railroad from Slavery to Freedom: A Comprehensive History (African American) by Wilbur H. Siebert. Find it in the Resources section.

    Posted 6 March 2012
  • Added reminder on home page that First Family of Morrow County applications are due by March 30.
  • Noted on home page that the new publication: "Volume 3, Military Discharge Records 1919 - 1945" is now available. It is on the list of our publications here.
  • Updated list of programs and events through May. See the list here.
  • New materials/books were added to the Family History, Military, and Miscellaneous sections of our Library Holdings page here. (Scroll down to sections list.)
  • Sharon L. Lytle gave a presentation at our August 2011 meeting entitled Alston Freed Slaves. At it's conclusion she donated a folder of papers relating to the research a group in Westerville has accumulated over the years regarding the trek of the freed slaves up the Scioto Trail to the Patterson train station at harvest time. There they worked the farms and remained for several years, due in great part to the efforts of Samuel Patterson and his role in the Anti-Slavery Movement. Those papers, though not a BOOK, are now on file in the Genealogy Library and are listed on the Library Holdings page under Ohio Books, by County: Delaware.

    Posted 1 July 2011
  • Listed three new books on the Library Holdings page here: American Given Names by George R. Stewart and First Names by Leslie Dunkling and William Gosling are at the end of the "Miscellaneous Books" section. F. W. Gandee Family History and Gandee Bakery is listed in alphabetical order by surname in the "Family Histories" section.

    Posted 24 May 2011
  • Added reminder on home page that Saturday Hours (10 AM to 3 PM) start June 4 and end August 27.

    Posted 23 May 2011
  • Added the list of Programs and Speakers for the August through November meetings. See the list here.

    Posted 15 May 2011
  • Updated list of proven "First Families of Morrow County" with 15 new names with these surnames: Brees, Clark, Gregory, Hilton, Hollingsworth, Mosher, and Vaughn. Congratulations to their descendents! See the list here. New total of proven ancestors is 543.

    Posted 13 May 2011
  • Added to "Library Holdings" a number of new books purchased at the Ohio Gen Soc Conference recently. They appear in
    red
    on this page. Scroll down a ways when you get there!

    Posted 12 May 2011
  • Added information about the 21 May GenSoc meeting: a tour of the new Ohio Gen Library in Bellville. Click here for details.

    Posted 27 March 2011
  • Listed our latest publication: Volume 2 of the Discharge Records (Military). From July 1870 thru 1924. More details and Order info here.

    Posted 25 March 2011
  • Posted reminder of upcoming due date for First Family applications.
  • Added Warner and Ruhl Family Tree to Family Histories section of Library Holdings.
  • Updated list of upcoming meetings and events.

    Posted 03 January 2011
  • Completed changing copyright year to 2011.
  • Added book to "New York" section: Landholders of Northeastern New York 1739-1802. By Fred Q. Bowman

    Posted December 25, 2010
  • Updated list of Morrow County Genealogical Society Officers for 2011. See here.

    Posted December 20, 2010
  • Posted contact information for a new Lookup Volunteer: Jay Humphreys will do lookups in Volume 4 of the Tombstone Inscription books covering Lincoln, Peru and Westfield Townships. See this page to contact her.
  • Posted nine new book titles to our Library Holdings file here.
    In Military Books: The Civil War by John Sutherland and Diane Canwell; My Father Was A Soldier - The Real Daughters of the American Revolution by DAR; Veteran's Voices-World War II by Richard A. Jones II.
    In Resource Books, African American section, Hidden in Plain View by Jacqueline L. Tobin and Raymond G. Dobard PhD.
    In Miscellaneous Books: Irish american Chronicle by Maureen O'Hara.
    In Family Histories: Reese Wesely Goodman Bible and Russel Family Bible
    In Morrow County Books: Long Ago But Not Too Far-That's My Story by Geneva Kunze Brown.
    In Additional Ohio Books: Annals of Ohio Vol 1 1902-1903 by Scibet and McElroy

    Posted December 12, 2010
  • Posted info re the increase in dues for 2011 - the first increase in over twenty years!   Details here.
  • Posted info re the January and February meetings here.

    Posted July 1, 2010
  • Added the request for info about, and the link to, local reunions, etc. to near the top of the "home page" for better visibility.
  • Added information about the REDD Reunion on August 14 at Noon. Details here.

    Posted June 27 and 28, 2010
  • Posted information about two new publications here. Titles are: 1911 Morrow County History Index and Morrow County Discharge Records 1861-1870 Vol. 1.
  • Updated list of proven "First Families of Morrow County" with 28 new names with these surnames: Caris, Cyphers, Davis, Dye, Goodrich, Harshner, Lewis, Miller, Paul, Perkins, Wiseman, Wood. Congratulations to their descendents! See the list here.
  • Added a list of categories with new book acquisitions. See post of June 16, below.

    Posted June 16, 2010
  • Updated library hours: we can now be open on Saturday from 10:00 to 3:00 during the months of June through September. WaHoooooo! Come on in!
  • Updated our genealogical library's list of holdings as of June 15, 2010. Take a few minutes (although, honestly, it likely will take more time than that!) and browse through the list. (You'll need to scroll down a couple of screens to get to the start of the list.) The categories which contain new books are: Ohio Books by County; United States Books by State/Area; Military Books; Miscellaneous Books; Resource Books; Videos. Every time I do an update I see a dozen or so books that I want to look for next time I'm in Ohio and get to our wonderful genealogy library!
  • Clarified instructions for applying for First Families of Morrow County status. Hopefully some points will now be more clear. Here's the page. If you find anything you think is confusing, please let me (Pat) know!
  • Added contact information for a new Lookup Volunteer. Gregg Brandt will do lookups in Vol. 6, for Gilead and Franklin Townships, of the Tombstone Inscription books. Gregg is in California, but he can still do lookups - isn't technology wonderful! Thank you Gregg!!!

    Posted April 21, 2010
  • Set up a new page for reunions, picnics, and get togethers. Hopefully there will be more arranged for this Summer.... I will be happy to post them here.

    Posted April 1, 2010
  • Minor updates.

    Posted March 2, 2010
  • Posted meeting programs/speakers through the rest of 2010.

    Posted January 16, 2010
  • New Program for January 23 meeting. Go here.

    Posted January 5, 2010
  • Changed copyright year and info.
  • Listed names of proven First Families. Go here.
  • Posted the content list of the Karen Schmidt Collection recently donated to our library. Go here.

    Posted December 13, 2009
  • Dates and program information for the January through April Morrow County Genealogical Society meetings. The April meeting is the First Families of Morrow County Awards Luncheon.
  • Listed the Society Officers for 2010.
  • The hours that the Genealogy Annex will be open have changed. Go here.

    Posted July 24, 2009
  • Added info related to county formation: each township listed with its parent county and date of initial settlement. Go here and scroll down.

    Posted July 23, 2009
  • Updated list of current Genealogy Library holdings.
  • Posted August and September meeting information.

    Posted June 22, 2009
  • Posted that Stephen Rader has become our new Newsletter Editor.

    Posted May 1, 2009
  • Added a link to a site with 1914 county maps for 50 states. Go here.

    Posted April 9, 2009
  • Added a link to the First Family information on the Home Page and on The Genealogical Society page here.
  • Genealogy Annex: updated the information for when the Annex (the Library) is open (new Summer and Winter hours).
  • Updated the Society's calendar of programs.

    Posted March 31, 2009
  • Volume 1 of the six-volume Tombstone Inscription series is now online, completing the set! The surname index and location maps for the cemeteries in all sixteen townships are now available. Start here. The cemetery location information in Volumes 1, 4, and 6 (online only) includes GPS coordinates when they were available. I plan to add that information for Volumes 2, 3, and 5 as soon as possible.

    Posted March 14, 2009
  • Volume 4 of the Tombstone Inscription series is now online. The surname index and location maps for all the cemeteries in Lincoln, Peru, and Westfield Townships are now available. Start here.

    A side note about the "cem****" pages for each township with the map, location, directions, and tidbits of cemetery information: Volumes 4 and 6 (ONLINE only) now include the GPS coordinates for each cemetery (where that information was available). As soon as I can, I'll add the coordinates for the cemeteries in the other four volumes.

  • The transcripts of the Morrow County 1850 Census pages in the Ohio Archives were moved to a new location by the Archives administrator. The links here work now! My thanks to Pat Miller for giving me a "heads up" on that.

  • On the Links page here, added link to the Knox County Genealogical Society, which has valuable research records for Chester, Franklin, and South Bloomfield Townships - which were part of Knox County before Morrow was formed in 1848.

    Posted February 6, 2009
  • March meeting information.
  • Added many books to the Library Holdings page here
  • 2009 Officers listed.

    Posted February 4, 2009
  • UPCOMING MCGS MEETING: February 28, 2009 - 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Gilead Library, Genealogy Annex Meeting Room
    Program: Clues in Calico
    Presenter: Sharon Pinka of Lexington, Ohio
    This program is about family quilts. Sharon has collected and researched old quilts for many years. She is adept at recognizing the era in which the quilt was made, the dyes used, and the patterns in the quilt. She can share many secrets about your quilt, how to care for it, and often times can provide an approximate value. We encourage the community to bring their old quilts to this meeting. Enjoy the program, as you will be an important part of the presentation.

    Posted February 3, 2009
  • Volume 6 of the Tombstone Inscription series is now online. The surname index and location maps for all the cemeteries in Franklin and Gilead Townships are now available. Start here.

    Posted September 6, 2008
  • Changed e-mail address for Morrow County Genealogical Society to: MorrowCo.Gen.Society@embarqmail.com. Hopefully I caught all the places where the address appears!

    Posted July 28, 2008
  • Posted information regarding August and September Genealogical Society meetings. See details.

    Posted July 20, 2008
  • Posted new end date of last Saturday in September for Saturday hours at Genealogy Library. Here.

    Posted July 7, 2008
  • Added lots of new books to the Library Holdings list here.

    Posted March 6, 2008
    "Bits and Pieces" here
  • Information in a variety of formats on a variety of subjects.
  • List of the subjects of a small collection of local photographs.
  • Surnames provided by researchers who have come into the library.

    Posted March 3, 2008
  • Added First Families Luncheon reservation form.

    Posted February 29, 2008
  • Added Location of First Families Luncheon
  • Added due date for receipt of First Families applications for 2008.

    Posted February 5, 2008
  • Updated list of Library holdings.
  • Added instructions for applying for First Families of Morrow County and provided links to application pages.

    Posted February 2, 2008
  • List of upcoming meetings and events.
  • Publications list updated to reflect required use of sales tax amount applicable to the county in which purchaser lives.

    Posted November 6, 2007
  • New officers listed
  • Removed past meeting information.

    Posted May 12, 2007
  • Photograph added to Genealogical Library page

    Posted May 10, 2007
  • New publication: Morrow County Marriages, Volume 8, 9, 10 See details.

    Posted May 2, 2007
  • Summer Outing on June 26, 2007. See details.

    Posted May 1, 2007
  • Created this "What's New on this Site" page.
  • Additions to list of Library Holdings
    Morrow County Books Section:
          Peru Township, 4 volumes
    Family Histories Section:
          Dix and Throckmorton
    Ohio Books by County Section:
          Adams, Athens, Belmont, Brown, Champaign, Fairfield, Gallia, Greene, Hocking, Scioto, and Vinton
    United States Books by State/Area Section:
          Pennsylvania: Greene County; Catholic Trails. West Virginia: Monroe County
    Military Books Section:
          Revolutionary War Census of Pensioners
    Miscellaneous Books Section:
          They Came in Ships
    Resource Books Section:
          The Pool of Mah-ee-tah, by Charles D. Mosher
          The Family Tree Resource Book for Genealogists by Sharon Debartolo Carmack and Erin Nevius
          The Handybook for Genealogists by Everton Publishers
          Uncovering Your Ancestry Through Family Photographs by Maureen A. Taylor


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