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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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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.


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.



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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Out of the Box: Central Fire Station No.1


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.



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:


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 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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What’s New March 2016 Edition

Thank You for stopping by SCDL Tree Talk Tuesdays. Here’s what new to the Genealogy collection at the library.


Faust, Albert Bernhardt, comp. (2014). The German Element in the United States: With Special reference to it’s Political, Moral, Social, and Education Influence. Baltimore: Clearfield.


Harrison, Henry. Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dicitionary. Baltimore: Clearfield.


United Kingdom

Milner, Paul. (2014) Discover English Parish Registers St. Agnes: Unlock the Past.


Thode, Ernest. comp. (2014). Historic German Newspapers Online. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company.


Evans, Charles (1998) oaths of Allegiance In Colonila New England. Baltimore: Clearfield.

Schafer, Louis S. (1991). Tombstones of Your Ancestors. Westminster: Heritage Books, INC.


Ports, Michael A. (2014). Baltimore County, Maryland Marriage Licenses: May 1, 1823 to April 28, 1832. Baltimore: Clearfield.

Scott, Charles. comp. (2010). Index to Carroll County records from the Register of Wills 1837-1898 Vol.I: Administrations. Westminster:Carroll County Genealogical Society Inc.

Scott, Charles. comp. (2010). Index to Carroll County Records From The register of Wills 1837-1898 Vol. II: Inventories and Sales of Real and Personal Property: Westminster: Carroll County Genealogical Society Inc.


The Story of First Lutheran Canton, Ohio 1810-1960: One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary.


Tome, Philip. (2015). Pioneer Life, or Thirty Years a Hunter. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.


Cartmell, T. K. comp. (1963) Shenandoah Valley Pioneers and Their Descendants: A History of Frederick County, Virginia. Baltimore: Clearfield.

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Genealogy What’s New October 2015 Edition

Welcome to this week’s SCDL Tree Talk Tuesday. Today we are looking at some new resources that have been added to the collection.






  • Hackleman, Phyllis A. “Reunion Planner” Clearfield, Balitmore:MD, 2005.



McGinnis, Carol. “West Virginia Genealogy Sources and Resources.” Genealogical Publishing, Baltimore:MD, 1988.


Also, Don’t forget about the many programs that we have on going this month in celebration of Family History Month!

This Saturday 10/17/2015 there will be two classes at the Perry Sippo Branch. Click on the links below to register.

1-2:30 Genealogy Databases

3-4:30 Social Media for Genealogists

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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Genealogy What’s New For April

Welcome to this weeks SCDL Tree Talk Tuesdays. It’s always nice to get new books. Check out some of the new resources now available in the collection. To learn more about them simply click on the link provided.


Carson, Dina C. “Set Yourself Up to Self Publish: A Genealogist’s Guide Niwot: Iron Gate, 2014

indexCussans, John E. “Handbook of Heraldry” Baltimore: Heritage Books, 2009. Print

indexHowe, Paul Sturtevant (Rev), LL. B., Ph. D.  “MayFlower Pilgrim Descendants in Cape May County New Jersey” Baltimore: Clearfield, 2014.

Lycoming County Genealogical Society. comps. “Burial Records of: Bastian Funeral Home 1905-1954” Williamsport: Lycoming County Genealogical Society, 2000. Print

Lycoming County Genealogical Society, comps. “Lycoming County Pa. Cemeteries Vol. II.”  Williamsport: Lycoming County Genealogical Society,1991.  Print

Lycoming County Genealogical Society, comps. “Lycoming County Pa, Cemeteries Vol. III.” Williamsport: Lycoming County Genealogical Society, 1992. Print.

Meginness, John F. ed. “History of the Lycoming County, Pennsylvania 1892”  Westminster: Heritage Books, 2008. Print

indexPorts, Michael A.“Baltimore County, Maryland Trader and Ordinary Licenses 1830-1832” Baltimore: Clearfield, 2013. Print

“Samuel F. Totten Sr. Family: Carroll County Oneida, Ohio A Genealogy and History “ Malvern: Totten Reunion Edition, 2000. Print

indexVan Auken, Robin & Louis Hunsiger Jr. “Williamsport Boomtown of the Susquehanna” Charleston:Arcadia, 2003. Print

Until next week. Happy Ancestor hunting!

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Genealogy Research @ SCDL: Birth Records

Welcome to this week’s SCDL Tree Talk Tuesdays. This week we begin a journey of Genealogy Research @ SCDL. During the course of this year,  we will take a look at  specific records that are available within our collection to help you with your research. Today we will begin with Birth Records.

The Genealogy collection has the Birth Records on microfilm for the state of Ohio (with the exception of Mahoning and Hamilton Counties). These records cover the years of 1867-1908. Although, there was an attempt  made in 1856 to begin recording births, there was almost no compliance and very few still exist. With that in mind let’s look at what information can be found on these records and how to locate them. Locating a Birth Records (1867-1908) Birth Records between 1867-1908 were recorded in journals at the Probate Court in the county where the individual was born. Below are three different locations that the early Birth Records can be found.

What Information is found on a Birth Record (1867-1908)

  • Child’s name if named at birthBirth Records.pdf
  • Date and place of birth
  • Gender and race of child
  • Parent’s name (with mother’s maiden name) and residence

Locating Ohio Birth Records after 1908: Ohio Department of Health became responsible for recording births after December 19, 1908.

  • Ohio Health Department: Birth Records can be requested from any Ohio Health Department for any Ohio Birth.

What Information is found a Birth Record (1908-Present)

  • Child’s Name
  • Date, Place, and Time of Birth
  • Gender and race of Child
  • Parent’s Names, Occupations, Address
  • Numbers of Previous Births to the mother
  • Name of Physician

We hope that this information is helpful in your researching. Next month we will take a look at finding Death Records. Until then. Happy Ancestor Hunting!

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January Genealogy Programs

Happy New Year and thanks for stopping by this weeks SCDL Tree Talk Tuesday. It’s the first of the month and that’s when we like to give you a run down of upcoming Genealogy Programs both here and in the community for the month. So without further adieu here they are.

*Massillon Genealogy Society:GenealogyJan2015

7 Jan. 2015: Share and Tell Session: Members will share a meaningful object or story from their childhood. Meeting will be held at the Lillian Beane Center 1711 16th St. S.E., Massillon, Ohio 44646

*Stark County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society:

8 Jan. 2015: A year in Review. Stop by and listen to all that the Society did last year and what we are looking forward to in 2015! Social time begins at 6:30 with refreshment’s and meeting will start at 7pm.

*Also, both the Ohio Genealogical Society and the National Genealogical Society Conferences will be coming up in the spring. Below you will find the dates of those events and you can find out more by clicking the links.

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

*Information for the Ohio Genealogical Society 2015 conference including the schedule of classes can be found also in the Winter 2014 Issue of the Ohio Genealogy News magazine. The magazine is available to check out at the Main Library.

National Genealogical Society Conference: Crossroads of America 13-16 May in St. Charles, Missouri

Until next week. Happy Ancestor Hunting!

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