What’s New June 2019 Edition

Thanks for stopping by the Stark Library Genealogy Tree Talk Blog. We have some new items to the collection that will help in your family research. Check them out below.

How To:

Board for Certification of Genealogists. (2019). “Genealogy Standards” 2nd Edition. Ancestry.com:Nashville. index (3)


Revolutionary War

Crowder, Jack Darrell. (2018). “Women Patriots in the American Revolution: Stories of Bravery, Daring, and Compassion“. Clearfield:Baltimore.

index (1)

United States:

Koerner, Gustav. (2010). “The German Element in NorthEast: Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey & New England“. Clearfield:Baltimore.

index (7)

Noyes, Sybil, Charles Thorton Libby and Walter Goodwin Davis. (2002). “Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire”. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc:Baltimore.index (5)

Thode, Ernest. (2017). The Swiss Pioneers of Southeastern Ohio: The Re-Discovered 1819 Settlemetns of Jacob Tisher, Baron Rudolph de Steiguer, & Ludwig Gall (plus John Joseph Labarthe in Lousiana). Clearfield:Baltimore

index (6)



Koerner, Gustav. (2011). “The German Element in the Ohio Valley: Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.” Clearfield: Baltimore. index (2)


(1988). “Trinity Lutheran Church Canton, Ohio 1838-1988: Celebrating 150 years of ministry…

(1993). “Trinity Lutheran Church”




Dunn, Richard. Editor. (2018). “Warwick County, Virginia Court Records in Transcription 1782-1851” second edition. Clearfield:Baltimore.




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Discover Fold3 @ Stark Library

Thank you for stopping by this weeks Stark Library’s Tree Talk Tuesday blog. Today we have a guest blogger who will introduce us to the library’s new databases Fold3.

One of the newest databases offered by Stark Library is Fold3. Fold3 provides convenient access to military records, including stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. This database is perfect for those looking to discover their family’s or communities military history (SCDL, 2019). Fold3 has military records for every military conflict the United States was involved in from the Revolutionary War to the Iraq War. Some of the interesting records that can be found on Fold3 include military registration papers, service records, group records, pension records, homestead records, letters, photos, personal documents, and many other records.

Fold3 also offers many non-military records that can also be helpful to your genealogical research. Some of the non-military records included on Fold3 include Census records, City directories, Homestead records, Newspapers, Passport applications, the Social Security Death Index, Town Records, Vital Records, and many more. Lastly, Fold3 even has an International collection with military documents from the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Ireland, Japan, and many other locations. So, check out Fold3 offered by the Stark County District Library today to start to uncover your family’s or communities military history.


Stark County District Library (SCDL). 2019. Database description about Fold3. https://starklibrary.org/home/search-options/databases-a-z.

Fold3. 2019. https://www.fold3.com/.


Author: Dell C.

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Out of the Box: Ira J. Pierong

Thank you for stopping by the SCDL Tree Talk Tuesday Blog. Today, we are featuring a photograph that was recently donated to us. We have now added it the Cantonians Album on the Genealogy Dept. Flickr page.



Ira John Pierong was b. 30 November 1878 in Canton, Stark County, Ohio. He was the eldest son of Almon H. Pierrong and Lettie Dsyer.  The Almon Pierong family is listed as living at 246 S. Poplar St. in Canton in 1880. In 1892 Ira’s father passes away and the family can then be found living at 15 Elgin Ave. Ira is listed as being a student in the 1893 Canton City Directory and in 1895  he listed as working for S. V. Courtney.  By 1904 Ira, his mother Lettie and his brother Louis all had moved to Cleveland, Ohio.  Around 1909, Ira was untied in marriage to Lucille (possible maiden name Evans). Lucille was b. ca. 1883 in Illinois.  Ira d. 6 August 1911 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio from Typhoid Fever. After his death his was brought back to Canton by train and buried in West Lawn Cemetery.  Ira’s brother and mother both remained in Cleveland until their deaths.


1880, U.S. Federal Census, Canton, Stark, Ohio; Roll: 1067; Page 370 B;, Enumeration District: 137.
The Burch Directory Co., compiler, Canton City, Ohio Directory, Canton: Burch Directory Co., 1893-1896. 
The Cleveland Directory Co., compiler, The Cleveland Directory. Cleveland Directory Co., 1904-1905.
1910 U.S. Federal Census, Cleveland Ward 21, Cuyahoga, Ohio; Roll T624-1174; Page 6A; Enumeration Dsitrict 0318.
Stark County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society, compiler. “Cemetery Inscriptions Stark County, Ohio Vol. VII”, Stark County Chapter Ohio Genealogical Society, Canton, 1986.
Stark County, Ohio  Probate Court Records of Birth 1867-1908, “Ira J. Pierong” Vol. 2, p. 160.
Ohio Bureau of Vital Statistics, Death Certificate no. 41892 (1911), Ira John Pierong.
Find A Grave, “Ira John Pierong”, https: www.findagrave.com/memorial/157133490
Ira J. Pierong, obituary, “Canton Repository” 8 August 1911, p. 7


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What’s New October 2018 Edition

Thanks for stopping by this weeks SCDL Tree Talk Tuesday Blog. We have some new items to the collection that will help in your family research. Check them out below.


Gutherie, Jason G., prepared by. (2002). Measuring America The Decennial Censuses from 1790-2000. U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau: Washington.

How To…

Aulicino, Emily D. (2014). Genetic Genealogy: The Basics and Beyond. AuthorHouse LLC: Bloomington. Genetic Genealogy



Clifford, Karen, AG. (1998). Becoming An Accredited Genealogist. Ancestry: Salt Lake City. Accred

Hendrickson, Nancy. (2003). Finding Your Roots Online. Betterway: Cincinnati.





Morgan, George G. and Drew Smith. (2014). Advanced Genealogy Research and Techniques. McGraw Hill: New York.   *Also Available as a EbookAdvanced


Revolutionary War-

House, Charles J., comp. (1967). Names of Soldiers of the American Revolution (From Maine) Who Applied for State Bounty Under Resolves of March 17, 1835, March 24, 1836, and March 20, 1836, as Appears of Record in Land Office. Clearfield: Baltimore.



Rowlands, John & Shelia. (2013). The Surnames of Wales. Genealogical Publishing Co.: Baltimore.





Burke, James L and Donald E. Bensch. (1975). Mount Pleasant and The Early Quakers of Ohio. The Ohio History Society: Columbus.




Chater, Kathy.  (2003). How to Trace Your Family Tree in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Hermes House:London.

Family Tree


United States:

(1979). History Anniversary Album: A survey of the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America and its parishes in the Untied States and Canada. Romanian Orthodox episcopate of America: Jackson.


Albrecht, Kirk. T. Challenge and opportunity: The Buckeye Council Story. Sipp-O-Lodge #377: Canton.


Audretsch, Robert W., Comp and Editor. (1976). The Salem, Ohio 1850 Women’s Rights Convention Proceedings. Salem Area Bicentennial Committee and the Salem Public Library: Salem.


Brown, Jeffrey D. and Raymond D. Fete. (1988).  Meyers Lake: A Second Look. Daring Books: Canton.

Khourey, Louise Nader, comp. (1991). Recollections of the Stark County Lebanese-American Club 1933-1991.

Miller, Evie Cunningham. (1988). Fifty-Forty The Canton Baptist Temple Story.

St. Louis Church: Centennial of the Dedication of the present Church 1876-1976. 




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What’s New September 2018 Edition

Thanks for stopping by this weeks SCDL Tree Talk Tuesday Blog. We have some new items to the collection that will help in your family research. Check them out below.

How To…

Crowe, Elizabeth Powell. (2015). Genealogy Online Tenth Edition. McGraw Hill Education: New York. genealoyg online


United States:


Bowersox, Charles A. Hon., Ed. (1920). A Standard History of Williams County, Ohio Vol. II. The Lewis Publishing Company: Chicago and New York.

Williams County Ohio

Landis, Lauren (2017). Index to Stark County, Ohio Naturalization Records 1860-1903. Stark County District Library:Canton.

Pond, Mandy Altimus. (2017). Early Massillon and Lost Kendal. Arcadia Publishing: Charleston.



Stanitz, Jim. comp. (2017). Baptisms Recorded at the First United church of Christ Canton, Ohio. Stark County District Library: Canton.

Tolin, Paula. (2003). Magnolia Ohio Area Historical Society Historic Walking Tour. Magnolia Area Historical Society: Magnolia.


West Virginia

Atkinson, Geo. W., A.M. (2018). History of Kanawha County, From It’s Organization in 1789 Until the Present Time; Embracing Accounts of early Settlements, and Thrilling Adventures with Indians, Derived from History and Aged Citizens. ForgottenBooks.




Herber, Marck. (2004). Ancestral Trails: The Complete Guide to British Genealogy and Family History. Genealogical Publishing Company: Baltimore.


Uncapher, Wendy K. (2000). Lands of the German Empire and Before. Origins: Janesville.



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What’s New January 2018 Edition

Happy New Year and welcome this this week SCDL Tree Talk Tuesdays’ Blog. We have some new items that we have added to the collection to help in your researching your family history. Happy Ancestor Hunting!



German Census Records 1816-1917


Minert, Roger P. PH.D., A.G. (2016). German Census Records 1816-1916. The When, Where, and How of a Valuable Genealogical Resource. Family Roots Publishing Co., LLC: Orting.


United States:


Stark County

Eine Gute Gemeinschaft (For a Better Community) Zoar 1817-1967.

Richeimer, Mary Jane, comp., ed.  (2012). A Century of Education: One Hundred Years of the Massillon Public Schools. Basford Printing Co.,: Massillon.

Vogt, Margy. (2000). Massillon 175 Years of Progress Tempered with Tradition. Bates Printing:Massillon.

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What’s New November 2017

White Slave Children of Charles County, Maryland: The Search for Survivors.Thanks for stopping by this weeks SCDL Tree Talk Tuesday Blog. We have some new items to the collection that will help in your family research. Check them out below.


General Research How:

Martin, Charles Trice, B.A., F.S.A., comp. (2015). The Record Interpreter: A Collection of Abbreviations, Latin Words and Names Used In English Historical Manuscripts and Records. Steven and Sons Limited: London.


Evjen, John O. (1972). Scandinavian Immigrants in New York 1630-1674. Genealogical Publshing Co., Inc: Baltimore.

United States:


Phillips, Richard Hays, Ph.D. (2015). White Slave Children of Colonial Maryland and Virginia: Birth and Shipping Records. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc: Baltimore.

Wieschaus-Voss, Kathleen. (2014). The Legacy of Ferdinand A. Brader. Center for the Study of Art in Rural America: Canton.


Kruski, Jason. (2012). A Guide to Chicago and Midwestern Polish-American Genealogy. Clearfield: Baltimore.


Phillips, Richard Hayes, Ph.d. (2015). White Slave Children of Charles County, Maryland: The Search for Survivors. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc: Baltimore.


Leduc, Blake (Sr.) comp. (1996). Euclid Beach Park Yearbook. Duke Graphics: Eastlake.

Plain Township Historical Society, comps. (2017). Listening to the Past Vol. 1 from Farmland to Suburb. Plain Township Historical Society: Canton.

West Virginia

Blair, Todd and Karen Garvey, comps and eds. (2012). Hometown Memories…When We Got Electric…Tales from the Good Old Days in Northwest West Virginia a Treasury of 20th Century Memories. Hometown Memories Inc.: Claremont.



United Kindgom

Crispin M. Jackson and Leonce Macary. (1985). Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Genealogical Publish Co., Inc: Baltimore.

Family History:

Guiley/Snyder/Miller Families.



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8th Annual Diggin’ in the Dark: Genealogy After Hours Event

Thanks for stopping by this weeks SCDL Tree Talk Tuesday Blog Post. October is family history month and we have been busy with a series of classes and are getting ready to wrap up the celebration on October 28th when we will once again be hosting our annual Diggin’ in the Dark: Genealogy After Hours Research Night.

During the evening will  have representative’s from DAR, The McKinley Museum, Stark County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society and The Ohio Genealogical Society, here to answer questions and about their groups as well as the Genealogy Staff to help with researching during the evening.

This year we also have a special guest speaker, Mary Milne Jamba who will be giving a presentation on Understanding DNA Results for Genealogy purposes.

If you haven’t attended before or are a regular attender make sure you get your reservation in soon, spaces are filling up fast!

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New Postcards of Canton Added

Hello, and thanks for stopping by the SCDL Tree Talk Tuesdays blog. We wanted to share the exciting news that we have recently added new postcards to our collection and to our Flickr page like this Pennsylvania Rail Road Station card below. 36927355273_46eb71fbb5_z

To See more of the digital collection please visit our flickr page found at the following link https://www.flickr.com/photos/stark_library_genealogy/

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What’s New July 2017 Edition

Thanks for stopping by this weeks SCDL Tree Talk Tuesday Blog. We have some new items to the collection that will help in your family research. Check them out below.

How To…

Greene, Bob and D. G. Fulford. (1993). To Our Children’s Children: Preserving Family Histories for Generations to Come. Doubleday: New York.

Carmack, Sharon DeBartolo. (2005). The Family Tree Guide to Finding Your Ellis Island Ancestors. Family Tree Books: Cincinnati.


Hercules Motors Corporation. (194-). Letters from Hercules men on Active Service v. 2 & 4. Hercules Motors Corporation: Canton.

United States:


(2006). Frederick County, Maryland: Your Life, Community, Presented by Your Paper The Frederick News-Post. Randal Family, LLC.

New York

(2012). The Burghers of new Amsterdam and The Freedmen of New York: Collections of the New-York Historical Society for the Year 1885. Clearfield: Baltimore.


Johannesen, Eric. (1971). Selected Landmark Architecture of Alliance, Ohio. Alliance Historical Society: Alliance.


Crozier, William Armstrong, ed. (1990). Spotsylvania County 1721-1800: Being Transcriptions, from the Original Files at the County Court House, of Wills, Deeds, Administrators’ and Guardians’ Bond, Marriage Licenses, and Lists of Revolutionary Pensioners. Genealogical Publishing Company: Baltimore.

McCartney, Martha W. (2014). Kingston Parish Register, Mathews, Gloucester and Middlesex Counties, Viriniga: Slave Holders, 1746-1827. Genealogical Publishing Company: Baltimore.



Grenham, John (2012). Tracing Your Irish Ancestors: The Complete Guide. Fourth Ed. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.: Baltimore.

Family History:

McLaughlin, Ellen Marr, Glen McLaughlin with William Highlander. (2016). Doll A Marr Family History.

Herbruck, Emil P. D.D. (1923). Early Years and Late Reflections. Central Publishing House: Cleveland.



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