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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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Genealogy Programs

Thanks for stopping by this weeks SCDL Tree Talk Tuesdays. Are you looking for some Genealogy Programs to attend this summer? You may want to consider checking the Ohio Genealogical Society. Here are the lists of programs they are offering this Summer and Fall.

http://www.ogs.org/events/summersessions.php

 

Date Time Speaker Session Title
Fri, April 15 10:00 am Tom Neel A Visit to the Cemetery
Sat, May 14 10:00 am Eric Johnson WWI Research tips
Sat, May 28 10:00 am Cheryl Abernathy Underutilized Court Records – Guardianships, Civil and Criminal Courts
Sat, June 11 10:00 am Workshop especially for OGS Chapters on utilizing Social Media – 2 hours
Sat, June 18 10:00 am Workshop especially for OGS Chapters on How to Judge a Lineage Application – 2 hours
Fri, June 25 1:00 pm Peggy Clemens Lauritzen Ticked Off; Those Pesky Pre-1850 Census Tic Marks
Sat, July 23 10:00 am How to Apply to an OGS Lineage Society – Workshop 2 hours
Fri, July 29 1:00 pm Marleen Applegate Beginning Genealogy
Sat, Aug 6 1:00 pm Peggy Clemens Lauritzen Misbegotten Children; Tracing the Family Lines of the Illegitimate and Babies
Sat, Aug 20 9:00 – 3:30 Chapter Management Seminar
Fri, Aug 26 Deborah A. Abbott, Ph.D. Researching Funeral Home Records
Sat, Aug 27 1:00 pm Mary Milne Jamba An introduction to Autosomal DNA
Tue, Sep 6 7:00 pm Deborah A. Abbott, Ph.D. Researching Funeral Home Records (This program will be held at the Shaker Heights Public Library, Main Branch)
Sat, Oct 1 9:00 am Deborah A. Abbott, Ph.D. OGS Fall Seminar (This program will be held at Quality Inn & Suites Conference Center, Bellville)
Sat, Oct 8 10:00 am Eric Johnson U.S. Colored Troops
Fri, Oct 14 10:00 am Annual Librarian’s Seminar

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Genealogy News: New Map of Canton in Genealogy

New Map of Canton in Genealogy

By Lauren Landis The Genealogy Department welcomed a new piece of Canton History last week. An aerial-view lithograph of Canton in 1884, entitled “The Panoramic View of The City of Canton, Ohio” is now on display.  The map is a replica of the original, which is held at the McKinley Museum. With the generosity of the Museum and financial support from the FOL, the map was duplicated, framed, and hung on the 2nd floor of the Main Library. Stop by to take a look, and see if you can find the site of the present-day Library and other Canton landmarks.

 

Until next week: Happy Ancestor Hunting!

 

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New Lineage Society Annoucement through OGS

Thank you for stopping this weeks SCDL Tree Talk Tuesdays Blog Post. This week we are sharing the exciting news that the Ohio Genealogical Society posted on their website in regards to a new Lineage Society. Check it out below.

News Release – For Immediate Release

The Ohio Genealogical Society (OGS) is proud to announce the formation of its fifth lineage society, The Society of Families of the Old Northwest Territory (SFONT). This new lineage society will be open to both members and non-members. Applications will be accepted starting on January 1, 2016 with the first induction ceremony to be held during the 2017 annual conference in Sandusky, Ohio.

The Old Northwest Territory, officially called the United States Territory Northwest of the Ohio River, was created by the U.S. Congress through the Northwest Ordinance, and it existed between 13 July 1787 and 1 March 1803. The territory encompasses today’s Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and part of Minnesota.

It was the first organized area within the United States to outlaw slavery, establish freedom of religion, create public education, and provide inheritance laws for widows and their children. The Northwest Ordinance foreshadows the first ten amendments to the U.S. Bill of Rights.

This new lineage society will not only honor the memory of American ancestors living within the boundaries of the Old Northwest Territory but also those of Native American, French and British ancestry who were living in this area prior to this territory becoming a part of the United States.

The French established Cahokia (Illinois) in 1699 and Detroit (Michigan) in 1701. Other settlements were also founded by the French. The British received this territory after the French and Indian Wars and then the territory become a part of the United States after the Revolutionary War.

Membership in the SFONT will not replace the 1803 pin for First Families of Ohio (FFO). Having an 1803 pin will not automatically qualify a member to join SFONT. FFO members with the 1803 pin will not lose their pin.

If your ancestor lived in what is now Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin or eastern Minnesota (east of the Mississippi River) between 13 July 1787 and 7 May 1800 (Indiana Territory created) or your ancestor lived in what is now Ohio or Michigan between 13 July 1787 and 3 March 1803 (Ohio Statehood) or your ancestor lived in what is now Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin or eastern Minnesota prior to 13 Jul 1787 as a citizen of either France or Great Britain, or as a Native American, you may qualify for this new Society.

For many applicants this will be a challenging undertaking in order to prove ancestry since they will not only be dealing with American records but also French and British colonial records. The application form, rules & guidelines will be available on the OGS website by the end of the year.

Source:

https://www.ogs.org/about/lineage/sfont.php

 

Until next week…Happy Ancestor Hunting!

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New Flickr Page for Stark County Genealogy!

Welcome to this week’s SCDL Tree Talk Tuesdays Blog. Exciting things are happening here in the Genealogy Department at SCDL. Last week we officially started  the Stark County District Library Genealogy Flickr Photo Gallery! Currently we have 100 photographs uploaded and  we are busily scanning away to add more in the near future.

If you get a chance we would love for you to check it out and share with others. You can find it by clicking the link above or visiting our Genealogy Link’s page on our website.

 

Until next week, Happy Ancestor Hunting!

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August Genealogy

Welcome to this weeks SCDL Tree Talk Tuesdays. It’s the first of the month and we like to share an upcoming Genealogical Programs in the area that may be of interest to our readers. Here they are!

Massillon Genealogical Society: August 5, 2015 6:00pm @ Lillian Bean Center in Massillon. Show and Tell Session. Members of the society are invited to bring in and/or tell of a item from their Childhood.

Ohio Genealogical Society:

Sat, Aug 8 10:00 am Margaret Cheney Ohio Lineage Society Applications Workshop ($20) OGS Library, Bellville
Sat, Aug 15 9:00 am Chapter Management Seminar John McIntire Library, Zanesville
Fri, Aug 28 10:00 am Amy Johnson Crow Desperately Seeking Susan: Finding Females OGS Library, Bellville
Sat, Aug 29 11:00 am Dr. Deborah Abbott, Ph.D. FamilySearch.org: Using the Wiki Shaker Heights Public Library, Shaker Hts.

Stark County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society: August 13, 2015, 7:00pm @ Trinity UCC in Canton. Richard Haldi will presenting a program on the Stage Coach Era to 1915.

Until Next Week: Happy Ancestor Hunting!

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Ohio Opens Adoption Records

Welcome to this week’s SCDL Tree Talk Tuesdays. In the last few weeks we here have noticed a increase in the department of people looking to find information on their birth parents.  So why the increase? It is because on March 20th, 2015, Ohio made over 400,000 records available to adoptees who requested them. A law enacted in 1963 made it so that persons adopted after Jan. 1, 1964, didn’t have access to their records. This law opens records from that date to Sept. 18, 1996, and makes those records available to adoptees over age 18 and their lineal descendants for a fee of $20.00.

The forms needed to request the records are available at the Ohio Department of Health Website, along with other information about the law. Forms can also be picked up at the Ohio Health Department in Columbus, but will not be available at local health departments around the state. Also, there is an informative video titled  “Walking through Ohio’s new Adoption Records Law” on YouTube to help explain the process.

Until next week Happy Ancestor Hunting!

Author: Lauren Landis

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April Genealogy Programs

Welcome to this weeks SCDL Tree Talk Tuesdays. It’s the first of April and each month we like to take a look at programs and events in the area that may of be of interests to Genealogists.

Massillon Genealogical Society 1 April: Gwen Scott will be talking about Tuscarawas County Cemeteries.

Stark County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society 9 April: Robb Hankins from Arts in Stark

Ohio Genealogical Society (2015 OGS Conference in Columbus, OH) 9-11 April: Your Genealogical Cornerstone.

Associated Professional Genealogists Great Lakes Chapter (Mayfield Heights, OH) 24 April: Real Life Cases from the Desk of a Genealogy DNA Detective. Presented by CeCe Moore

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Family Chronicle is Changing It’s Name

Welcome this week’s SCDL Tree Talk Tuesdays Blog. This week we wanted to make our readers aware if tblog_currenthe name change coming to a popular Genealogy magazine. After 18 years the Family Chronicle Magazine will be changing it’s name to Your Genealogy Today. The official change date is March 1st, 2015 and will begin with the March/April 2015 issue. Readers should also note that the web address for Family Chronicle has changed as well to http://yourgenealogytoday.com/


Our collection does have both current and back issues of the Family Chronicle available for check out. The magazine has many interesting articles to help trace your family history. Come in or visit our online catalog to view our holdings of this title.

Until next week Happy Ancestor Hunting!

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