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.

Military:

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

United States:

Maryland

(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.

Ohio

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

Virginia

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.

Europe:

Ireland

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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Area Genealogy Programs for June 2017

Welcome to the SCDL Tree Talk Tuesdays Blog. This week we are looking at what is happening in the way of Genealogy Programs and items that may be of interest to the Genealogist around Stark County.

 

The Massillon Genealogy Society:

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 @ The Massillon Public Library Auditorium 6:30pm

 

Stark County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society:

Saturday, June 10, 2017@ Stark County District Library 10:00am-12:00pm

Program: Finding Shakespeare by Richard Haldi

 

Alliance Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society:


Thursday, June 8 at 7 pm @ the Trinity Episcopal Church on South Union Avenue in Alliance, Ohio

Program:  Will Cooley of Walsh University will speak on the topic, “Your Ancestors, Immigrants or Refugees.”

Stark County District Library

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 @ Sandy Valley Branch

Where Is It Now? Learn how to use various land records from the past to find where your ancestors property is located today.

 

McKinley Libray and Museum:

Now-Sept 3, 2017 @ McKinley Museum

In the Keller-Gallery: Mom What’s That? “Many items that used to be commonplace are now quaint nods to the past.  You might remember them, but do your kids know what they are?  This exhibition will feature artifacts from the late 20th century, such as rotary phones, typewriters, VCRs, and lots more!”

 

Until next time. Happy Ancestor Hunting!

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What’s New May 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…

Best, Laura. (2005). Scrapbooking Your Family History. Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.:New York.

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

United States:

General US

Rice, William H. (2016). Colonial Records of the Upper Potomac v.1-6. McClain Printing Company: Parsons.

Conneticut

Grundset, Eric G. (2016). Connecticut in the American Revolution: A Source guide for Genealogists and Historians. National Daughters of the American Revolution: Washington D.C.

 

Ohio

Rerick Brothers. (1894). The County of Clark, Ohio: An Imperial Atlas and Art Folio Including Chronological Chart, Statistical Tables and Descriptions of Surveys. Reprint by Clark County Chapter OGS. Little Miama Publishing Co.: Milford.

Warren County Genealogical Society, comps. (2014). Warren County, Ohio, Funeral Records Vol. 4: Hoskins Funeral Homes. Warren County Genealogical Society: Lebanon.

Warren County Genealogical Society, comps. (2014). Warren County, Ohio,  Funeral Records Vol. 5: A.L. Mason Area Funeral Homes. Warren County Genealogical Society: Lebanon.

Warren County Genealogical Society, comps. (2013). Warren County Funeral Records Vol. 6: A.L. Hannah Funeral Home Blanchester, Ohio. Warren County Genealogical Society: Lebanon.

Warren County Genealogical Society, comps. (2014). Warren County Funeral Records vol. 7: Stine Kilburn Funeral Home Lebanon, Ohio. Warren County Genealogical Society: Lebanon.

 

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More New Postcards Added to the Collection!

Thanks for stopping by this weeks SCDL Tree Talk Tuesday. We are excited to share the news that we recently acquired 9 new postcards to add to the collection. They have now been digitized and are available to view on our Flickr Page.

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The new post cards include street views of some of the main roads in Canton, like this one of East Tuscarawas St.  It also includes images from Water Works Park, the McKinley Monument and St. Johns’ Parochial School.

 

To see the collection visit our Flickr Page until next time Happy Ancestor Hunting!

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Area April Genealogy Programs 2017

:Thank you for stopping by this week’s SCDL Tree Talk Tuesdays. Today we are taking a look at some of the Genealogical and Historical programs in the area.

 

The Massillon Genealogy Society:

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 @ The Massillon Public Library Auditorium 6:30pm

Program: Using Tax Records in Research

Stark County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society:

Saturday, April 8, 2017 @ Stark County District Library 10:00am-12:00pm

Program: DVD Presentation on Cleaning Headstones.

Alliance Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society: 


Thursday, April 13 at 7 pm @ the Trinity Episcopal Church on South Union Avenue in Alliance, Ohio

Program:  The speaker will be Jane Gramlich of the Special Collections Department of the Akron-Summit County Library.  She will present a program on finding immigrant ancestors between 1820 and 1890.  Members and guests are welcome.

McKinley Libray and Museum:

Now-April 30, 2017 @ McKinley Museum

-American Presidents Life Portraits

Ohio Genealogical Society:

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Genealogy Gone Wild Annual Conference.

April 27-29, 2017 @ Kalahri Resort and Convention Center in Sandusky, OH.

 

 

 

That’s all for this month. Until next time Happy Ancestor Hunting!

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Out of the Box: Central Fire Station No.1

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Postcard of Central Fire Station No. 1 in Canton, Ohio. This is most likely the station that was added onto and redesigned in 1908. *Postmark on the back is dated 1914.

 

 

The Central Fire Station No. 1  was built in 1882 and was located on the NW corner of 3rd St. and Court SW, in the same block as the City Hall in downtown Canton. The station was equipped with a bell that would trip the stalls where the horses were ready for duty. Over the years some remodeling took place of the original 1882 building, however it remained at the same location until sometime between 1957-1959. It was then torn down to make room for the new City Hall that was dedicated in 1960. Currently the No.1 Fire station is located at 110 7th St. SW. in Canton.

 

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1914 Sanborn Map showing the details of the Central Fire Station No. 1 on Third St. and Court Ave SW

 

 

For more information about the history of the Canton Fire Department see:

Online:

Canton Fire Department-History

IAFF Local 249-Canton, Ohio

 

At the Library:

Canton Fire Department 1822-1997 by John Cespedes and Scott D. Walton

The Stark County Story by Edward Thornton Heald

Canton City Directory

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map

Canton Fire Department News Clipping File

Canton Sesquicentennial

Genealogy News: New Map of Canton in Genealogy

 

 

 

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What’s New: February 2017 Edition

Welcome to the SCDL Tree Talk Tuesday Blog. It’s the beginning of Februarys and that’s when we like to share what’s new to the collection. The items listed below are all link to the card catalog. To find out more information and the availability of an item simply click on the click. Until next time, Happy Ancestor Hunting!

Census:

Annal, Peter Christian and David. (2008). Census: The Family Historians Guide, Second Edition. Bloomsbury: London.

Ethnic:

Pagburn, Richard L.(1993). Indian Blood. Butler Books: Louisville.

Europe:

Quillen, W. Daniel. (2013). Tracing Your European Roots vol. 5. Cold Spring Press: Cold Spring.

Family History:

Fricke, Douglas Carl. (2015). Joseph A. Hemann (1816-1897) German-American Educator, Publisher, Banker in Nineteenth Century Cincinnati. Allodium CHase: Martinsville.

Hollinger, Marialice.comp, ed. (1998). The Frederick Young Family. Hollinger Services Inc: Elizabethtown.

How To…

Cooke, Lisa Louise. Turn your iPad into a Genealogy Powerhouse (& other tablets too!). Genealogy Gems.

Taylor, Maureen. (2013). Family Photo Detective: Learn How to Find Genealogy Clues in Old Photos and Solve Family Photo Mysteries. Family Tree Book: Cincinnati.

Rose, Christine CG, CGL, FASG and Kay Germain Ingalls, CG.  (2012). The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Genealogy, Third Edition. Alpha: New York.

Quillen, W. Daniel. (2014). Mastering Family Library & Church Records. Cold Spring Press: Cold Spring.

Military:

Quillen, W. Daniel. (2014). Mastering Census & Military Records vol. III. Cold Spring Press: Cold Spring.

United States:

General US

Carvell, Clarence. (2007).  The National Road a Photographic Journey. American Literacy Press: Baltimore.

Ierley, Merrit.(1990).  Traveling the National Road: Across the Centuries on America’s First Highway. Overlook Press: Woodstock.

Searight, Thomas B. (1894). The Old Pike: A History of The National Road with Incidents, :

Ohio

Fishbaugh, Thomas A. comp. ed. (2009). Early Setters of the Firelands. Kin Hunters of Sandusky County, Ohio, Inc.:Fremont.

Kenney, Kimberly A. (2007). Canton’s Pioneers in Flight. Arcadia: Charleston.  *Available as an eBook

Postcard collection-new items added.

 

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New Postcards Added to the Collection

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The Genealogy Department has recently acquired 16 old Postcards and have added them to the Postcard collection. It’s always exciting to see “new” items and Postcards are a great find for the historian and family historian alike. Not only do they show buildings and/or places that were/are important to an area, the information written on the back often tell their own story. The new postcards that we have include images of Canton Churches, Aultman Hospital, Timken Mercy Hospital, Meyers Lake, The Work House, Central Fire Station, and the Timken Vocational School. Visit our Genealogy Flickr Page to see them.

 

 

Happy Ancestor Hunting!

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