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!


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


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


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.


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, :


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


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.



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Out of the Box: Joseph A. Meyer and Caroline Bleck


The photographs above are believed to be those of Joseph A. Meyer and Caroline L. Bleck .



Joseph A. Meyer, Jeweler, was the son of Francis Meyer and Caroline A. R. Bogan. He was  born 8 January 1831 in Mt. Eaton, Wayne County, Ohio and died the 7 June 1887 in Canton, Stark County, Ohio[1][2]. Joseph married Caroline L. Bleck, 23 August 1853 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio[3]. She was the daughter of  Rev. Charles A. and Sophia Louisa (Kruase) Bleck.  She was born 9 November 1833 in Camden Valley, Washington County, New York and died 18 August 1885 in Canton, Stark County, Ohio.[4][5]

Children of Joseph and Carolina (Bleck) Meyer

  1. Frances (Frank) Charles. b 24 October 1854 in Canton Township, Stark County, Ohio; d. 20 March 1894 in Canton, Stark County, Ohio.
  2. Joseph (Joe) Andrew. b. 2 December 1856 in Canton Township, Stark County, Ohio; d. 21 December 1894 Baghdad, Turkey.
  3. John Mathew b. October 1865 in Stark County, Ohio; d. 28 September 1945 in Seattle, King County, Washington; m. (1) Clara M. Kemper, 11 October 1886, (2) Nora Hartzell, 14 February 1917,  (3) Leila Gillete.
  4. Winifred b. 30 November 1868 in Canton, Stark County, Ohio; d. 15 February 1953 in Boston Suffolk County, Massachusettes; m. Dana Fritz Dowd9 July  1912.
  5. Caroline “Carrie” S. b. 28 July 1872; d. 4 December 1851 in Evanston, Illinois; m. Otto Gottleib Rhein, 12 December 1893 in Canton, Stark County, Ohio.


Joseph and his family were well travelled and well known in the Canton community. During his lifetime he worked and owned a jewelry store and was responsible for maintaining the clock in the tower at the courthouse.


For more information on Joseph and his family can be found in the book The Andrew Meyer Family of Stark County, Ohio by Richard White and the Joseph A. Meyer Collection in the Genealogy Department at the Stark County, District Library.


[1] Stark County, Ohio. Probate Court. Estate of Joseph A. Meyer. No. 2830NS. Stark County District Library, Canton.

[2] “J.S. Meyer (Mr.). Canton Repository. 11 June 1887, p.1.

[3] “Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:9392-BL9L-B1?cc=1614804&wc=Q6SP-XTN%3A122263701%2C122360301 : 15 July 2014), Tuscarawas > image 79 of 448; county courthouses, Ohio.

[4] “Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9ZR-VV16?cc=2128172&wc=Q68D-Z1K%3A1296080283%2C1296034002 : 30 September 2014), Stark > image 253 of 720; county courthouses, Ohio.

[5] “Caroline C. L. (Mrs.)”. Canton Repository, 19 August 1885, p.1.




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Find My Past Announce Four Days of Free Access

Do you have Irish or British Ancestors? Then you may want to check out the databases from Find My Past.


  • Findmypast makes all birth, marriage, death & census records free to search and explore from Thursday 12th to Sunday 15th January 2017
  • Free access covers all records hinted against in Findmypast’s family tree builder
  • This includes 583 million UK BMDs, the largest collection available online including over 80 million exclusive parish records you won’t find anywhere else, over 10 million Irish Catholic Parish registers and over 140 million United States Marriages
  • Family historians will be supported with expert insights and how to guide



To read more about the free four day access click here:

To start searching visit the Find My Past Website.


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What’s New January 2017

Happy New Year!!! Thanks for stopping by to check out the SCDL Tree Talk Tuesday Blog. Here is a list of some new items to our Genealogy collection to help discovery your story.



Dolan, Allison (2015). The Family Tree Historical Maps Book Europe: A Country-by-Country Atlas oF European History, 17990’s-1900’s. Family Tree Books: Cincinnati.

Family History:

Moore, George L. (1991). The Moore Family In America: Descendants of Shildes Moore of Wales From 1732 to 1891. Heritage:Bowie.

How To…

Baxter, Angus. (2015). In Search of Your German Roots: A Complete Guide to Tracing Your Ancestors in the Germanic Areas of Europe. Fifth Edition. Genealogical Publishing Company: Baltimore.

Beidler, James M. (2016). Trace Your German Roots Online: A Complete Guide to German Genealogy Websites. Family Tree Books: Cincinnati.

Blinn, Linda. (2006). Making Family Journals: Projects and Ideas for Sharing and Recording Memories Together. Quarry Books: Gloucester.

MacEntee, Thomas. (2015). The Genealogy Do-Over Workbook.


Revolutionary War

Lowell, Edward. (2014). The Hessians and the Other German Auxiliaries of Great Britain in the Revolutionary War. Create Space Independent Publishing Platform.

United States:


Walker, Charles M. (1996). History of Athens County, Ohio And Incidentally of the Ohio Land Company and the First Settlement of the State at Marietta. Heritage:Bowie.

Mitchener, C. H., editor. (1975). Ohio Annals. Historic Events in the Tuscarawas and Muskingum Valleys, and in other portions of The State of Ohio. Gordon Printing: Strasburg.


Closson, Bob and Mary. comps. (1985). Butler County, Pennsylvania WillBook Index 1800-1900. Closson Press: Apollo.

Year Books:

Canton South High School 2015.

Glenwood Senior High School Dedication Program 1958.

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Browse Panoramic Maps by State

When doing Genealogy Research we know that maps are an invaluable resource in locating where our ancestors lived or worked.  While many libraries, archives, and historical societies hold these treasures,  often times to use them one has to visit those locations. However, the Library of Congress has a collection of Panoramic Maps on their website that have been digitized, searchable by state and you can do from home.

browse-maps-by-stateBrowse Panoramic Maps by State


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What’s New December 2016 Edition

Thank you for stopping by and checking out this weeks SCDL Tree Talk Tuesdays Blog. Today we are focusing on new books to the collection.


United Kingdom

Innes, Sir Thomas. (2000). Scots Heraldry: A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art and Science. Clearfield: Baltimore.


Marshall, George W. (1998). The Genealogist Guide. Clearfield: Baltimore.

United States



Davis, F.A. (2001). Illustrated Historical Atlas Berks County, Penna 1876. MastofPress.


Fothergill, Gerald. trans. (1992). Emigrants from England 1773-1776. Clearifield: Balitmore.


American Revolution

Crytzer, Brady J. (2015). Hessians: Mercenaries, Rebels, and the War For British North America. Westholme LLC:Yardly.

 War of 1812

Lyman, Myron E. Sr., Comp. Ed & Craig M. Kilby, Assist. Ed. (2012). Burials of War of 1812 Veterans in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Heritage Books: Westminister.


Lake County Historical Society Publication Committee. (2014). Here is Ohio’s Lake County: A Historical Journey….Then and Now.  Sheridan Books, INC: Chelsea.


Lee, Ida J. (1995). Abstracts Lancaster County, Virginia, Wills 1653-1800. Clearfield: Baltimore.

Wingfield, Marshall. Marriage Bonds of Franklin County, Virginia 1786-1858. Clearfield: Baltimore.

Washington D. C.

Combs-Bennett, Shannon. (2014). A Genealogist’s Guide to the Washington, D. C. Area. The In-Depth Genealogists: Utica.

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What’s New July 2016 Edition

Thank you for stopping by and checking out this weeks SCDL Tree Talk Tuesdays Blog. Today we are focusing on new books to the collection.



Alzo, Lisa A. ( 2016). The Family Tree Polish Czech & Slovak Genealogy Guide: How to Trace Your Family Tree in Eastern Europe. Cincinnati:Family Tree Books.

Dolan, Allison and Editors of Family Tree Magazine. ( 2013). The Family Tree Guidebook to Europe: Your Essential Guide to Tracing Your Genealogy in Europe. Cincinnati: Family Tree Books.


Grenham, John. (2014). Clans and Families of Ireland. New York: Chartwell Books.


Mendola, Louis. (2013). Sicilian Genealogy and Heraldy. New York: Trinacria Editions.


Clemensson Per and Kjell Andersson. (2004). Your Swedish Roots: A Step by Step Handbook. Provo: Utah.


United States

Dobson, David. (2008). Dutch Colonists in the America’s 1615-1815. Baltimore: Clearfield.


Thomas, James W. LL.D and Judge T. J. C. Williams. (1969). History of Allegany County Maryand. Vol. I& II. Baltimore: Clearfield.





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NGS 2017 Conference Hotel Reservation Now Open

Thanks for stopping by this week’s SCDL Tree Talk Tuesday Blog. If you haven’t heard the news the 2017 NGS Conference will be held in Raleigh, N.C. A few years ago I had the logo_homeprivilege of attending this conference in this beautiful city. NGS is a great experience for the new and long time Family History researcher and may come from all over to attend this three day conference. With so many people attending hotels fill up quickly, so if you are planning on attending you may want to make a reservation now.

For more information visit you can visit the NGS website with latest conference news. http://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/accommodations/


Until next week! Happy Ancestor Hunting.






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What’s New June 2016 Edition

Thank you for stopping by to check out this weeks SCDL Tree talk Tuesday Blog Post.  Below you will find some a list of some new books now available in the Genealogy Collection at the Stark County District Library.


Wittman, Barbara K. (2015). Thomas and Charity Rotch: The Quaker Experience og Settlement in Ohio in the Early Republic 1800-1824. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.



Paton, Chris. (2015). Irish Family History Resources Online 2nd Ed. St. Agnes: Unlock the Past.

United States


Chamberlayne, Churchill Gibson, trans. (2007). Births from the Bristol Parish Register of Henrico, Prince George, and Dinwiddie Counties, Virginia, 1720-1798. Baltimore: Clearfield.

Foley, Louise Pledge Heath. Early Virginia Families Along the James River: Their Deep Roots and Tangled Branches, Henrico County-Goochland County Virginia. Vol. I Baltimore: Clearfield, reprint 2001.

Foley, Louise Pledge Heath. Early Virginia Families Along the James River: Their Deep Roots and Tangled Branches, Charles City County-Prince George County Virginia. Vol II. Baltimore: Clearfield. reprint 2002.

Nugent Nell Marion, abst.(1983). Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants 1623-1666. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.

Headley, Robert K. Jr. (2014). Northern Neck Wills, inventories & Other Records 1800-1825. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.


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Dowell, David R. (2015).  Next Generation Genealogy: The DNA Connection. Santa Barbara: Libraries Unlimited.

Mayflower, James. Genealogy DNA and the Family Tree 2nd ed.


Grant, Francis J. ed. (1997). The Manual of Heraldry: A Concise Description of the Several Terms used, and Containing A Dictionary of Every Designation in the Science. Baltimore: Clearfield.


Nolan, Sean William. (2015).  Fixed in Time: A Guide to Daguerreotype, Ambrotype & Tintype Mats and Cases with Date for Each, For Historians, Genealogists, Collectors and Antique Dealers. Portland.

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