Sunday, March 01, 2009

Free Online Genealogy Courses

I just discovered this website and thought I'd share it.  I haven't personally checked out any of the courses available but I intend to.  I hope that if anyone takes the time to try any of them out they'll share their thoughts with me on how it went..

Self Made Scholar - Free Online Directory of Web Based Classes and Courses




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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Squidoo Mentioned on CNN.com

Make money sharing your expertise - Feb. 10, 2006

I actually have an account with Squidoo.com and can vouch for how varied the subject matter is. In fact, I have a lens specifically for beginning genealogists, The World of Genealogy.

If you'd like to check out Squidoo.com and maybe make a lens of your own then just follow the following link:

Check out Squidoo Here

Monday, December 10, 2007

Online Cleveland

Cleveland & Cuyahoga County Records

Online Cleveland & Cuyahoga County, Ohio Death Records & Indexes

A Genealogy Guide for Finding Death Certificates, Obituaries & Other Records


Wednesday, December 05, 2007

The World of Genealogy Research

http://www.squidoo.com/worldofgenealogy/

This is my newest page for genealogy research. I have decided to try out squidoo.com as a way to share helpful tips and websites everyone interested in getting started with their own family tree.

I'd appreciate any suggestions from visitors, whether just a hello to let me know they were there or ways to improve my page. I'm open to ALL suggestions. :)

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

My Ohio Surnames and Locations

MORAN...........................Cuyahoga Co.
MALCOLM.........................Cuyahoga Co.
BRAUN/BROWN.....................Washington Co.
HALL............................Washington Co.
GIFFEN (Married a Braun)........Unknown/possiblyWashington Co. or surrounding area
EVANS...........................Summit Co., JeffersonCo., Washington Co., Madison Co., Belmont Co.
COON (first name Oletah)........Harrison? Co.
DOTSON..........................Washington Co., Jefferson Co.
JACKSON (John, first husband of Esther ChristineBraun)..........................Jefferson Co.
SCOTT (Archie & Betty)..........Jefferson Co. (abt.1967, Bloomingdale, Niece of Clifton Evans)
KLEIN, MAFFO, KRUCKE, WRIGHT....Cuyahoga Co.
BECKER(or similiar spelling)....Summit Co. (Akron - Charlie, Eva, & Jack?)

Cuyahoga County Marriage Record

Marriage Applications

Historical Marriage License Index

This index has records from 1810 - April 1998.

You will not be able to view the actual document(s) online, but will have to order them. Instructions for ordering copies are on the site. I have done a search but have not sent for anything yet, but when I have I'll post my results. I was told that it should take about a month to receive anything.

Cuyahoga County, Ohio - Birth/Death Certificate Requests

Subject: Birth-Death certificate requests

This is an informational email for ordering Death info from before 1945 and birth prior to 1908:

Thank you for contacting the Ohio Historical Society. We do not have a process for identifying the death certificate without looking it up and copying it for you. Because we receive so many requests for death certificates, it is our policy that we do not do look ups until we have received payment. I realize that you probably do not want the certificates if they are not your relatives', but our policies do not allow for us to review a certificate without treating the process as a standard death certificate copy request. The process of looking up the death certificate is part of the cost included in the fee for the request. We are unable to make exceptions to the policies so that our procedures will remain standard for each person who makes a request.

If you can provide us with the name of the deceased, the year of death, and one or all of the following three pieces of data concerning the death, the fee for the death certificate is $6.00.

1. The month and day of death
2. The county or city of death
3. The death certificate number

Please make checks or money orders payable to the Ohio Historical Society. All fees are nonrefundable. It takes 30 days to process a death certificate request.

If you have any other questions, please let us know.

Sincerely,
Lisa

Research Services
Department Archives
Library Division
The Ohio Historical Society
1982 Velma Avenue
Columbus, OH 43211-2497
614-297-2510
ohsref2@ohiohistory.org

Open only on these days: Wed 9-5, Thur 1-9, and Sat 9-5

Deaths 1945 and after and births 1908 and after, write to:

Ohio Department of Health
Division of Vital Statistics
PO Box 15098
Columbus, OH 43215-0098
614-466-2531

Ohio Vital Records Dates

Ohio Records - A table showing the earliest available dates of all vital records (Birth, Marriage, Death, Land, Probate, Court) by county.


County Birth Marriage Death Land Probate Court

Adams 1888 1910 1888 1797 1849 -
Allen 1867 1831 1867 1831 1835 1831
Ashland 1846 1846 1846
Ashtabula 1867 1812 1867 1798 1811
Athens 1867 1817 1867 1792 1800 1807
Auglaize 1867 1848 1867 1835 1852 1848
Belmont 1867 1803 1867 1800 1804 1804
Brown 1867 1818 1867 1818 1817 1818
Butler 1856 1803 1856 1803 1851 1803
Carroll 1867 1833 1867 1826 1833 1833

County Birth Marriage Death Land Probate Court

Champaigne 1867 1805 1867 1806 1804 1805
Clark 1867 1818 1867 1818 1818 1818
Clermont 1856 1801 1856 1800 1810 1801
Clinton 1868 1817 1867 1806 1810 1810
Columbiana 1867 1803 1867 1798 1803 1803
Coshocton 1867 1811 1867 1800 1811 1811
Crawford 1866 1831 1868 1816 1831 1831
Cuyahoga 1867 1810 1868 1810 1811 1823
Darke 1867 1817 1867 1822 1818 1817
Defiance 1867 1845 1867 1823 1845 1845

County Birth Marriage Death Land Probate Court

Delaware 1867 1835 1867 1812 1818
Erie 1856 1838 1856 1837 1838 1838
Fairfield 1867 1803 1867 1801 1803 1801
Fayette 1867 1810 1868 1810 1810 1882
Franklin 1867 1803 1867 1800 1805 1803
Fulton 1867 1864 1867 1835 1853
Gallia 1864 1803 1867 1803 1803 1811
Geauga 1867 1803 1867 1795 1806 1806
Greene 1869 1803 1870 1798 1803 1802
Guernsey 1867 1810 1867 1802 1812 1810

County Birth Marriage Death Land Probate Court

Hamilton 1863 1808 1881 1787 1790 1844
Hancock 1867 1828 1867 1820 1828 1828
Hardin 1867 1833 1867 1831 1830 1833
Harrison 1867 1813 1867 1812 1813
Henry 1867 1847 1867 1846 1847 1847
Highland 1867 1805 1868 1804 1809 1805
Hocking 1867 1818 1867 1818 1819 1818
Holmes 1867 1821 1867 1808 1825 1825
Huron 1867 1818 1867 1809 1815 1818
Jackson 1867 1816 1867 1816 1819 1816

County Birth Marriage Death Land Probate Court

Jefferson 1867 1803 1867 1795 1798 1803
Knox 1867 1808 1867 1808 1808 1808
Lake 1867 1840 1867 1839 1840 1840
Lawrence 1864 1817 1867 1818 1846 1817
Licking 1875 1809 1875 1800 1875 1809
Logan 1867 1818 1867 1810 1851 1804
Lorain 1867 1824 1867 1840 1824
Lucas 1867 1835 1868 1808 1835 1835
Madison 1867 1810 1888 1810 1810 1810
Mahoning 1856 1846 1856 1795 1846 1847

County Birth Marriage Death Land Probate Court

Marion 1867 1824 1867 1821 1825 1824
Medina 1867 1818 1867 1818 1818 1818
Meigs 1867 1819 1867 1819 1820 1819
Mercer 1867 1838 1867 1823 1824 1824
Miami 1853 1807 1867 1807 1807 1804
Monroe 1867 1866 1867 1836 1818
Montgomery 1867 1803 1866 1805 1803 1803
Morgan 1867 1819 1867 1795 1819 1819
Morrow 1867 1848 1867 1848 1848 1848
Muskingum 1867 1804 1867 1800 1804 1804

County Birth Marriage Death Land Probate Court

Noble 1867 1851 1867 1851 1851 1851
Ottowa 1867 1840 1869 1820 1840 1840
Paulding 1867 1839 1867 1835 1842 1839
Perry 1856, 1867+ 1818 1856, 1867+ 1818 1817 1818
Pickaway 1867 1810 1867 1810 1810 1810
Pike 1867 1815 1867 1799 1817 1815
Portage 1867 1808 1867 1795 1803 1809
Preble 1867 1808 1867 1805 1808 1808
Putnam 1857 1834 1867 1830 1835 1834
Richland 1856 1813 1890 1814 1813 1819

County Birth Marriage Death Land Probate Court

Ross 1867 1798 1867 1797 1797 1798
Sandusky 1867 1820 1867 1822 1820 1820
Scioto 1856 1804 1856 1803 1810 1809
Seneca 1867 1841 1867 1821 1828 1824
Shelby 1867 1824 1867 1819 1825 1819
Stark 1867 1809 1867 1809 1810 1809
Summit 1866 1840 1870 1840 1839 1840
Trumbull 1867 1803 1867 1795 1803 1807
Tuscarawas 1867 1808 1867 1809 1808
Union 1867 1820 1867 1811 1820 1820

County Birth Marriage Death Land Probate Court

Van Wert 1867 1840 1867 1824 1840 1837
Vinton 1867 1850 1867 1850 1852 1850
Warren 1867 1803 1967 1795 1803 1803
Washington 1867 1789 1867 1788 1789 1790
Wayne 1867 1813 1867 1813 1817 1812
Williams 1867 1824 1867 1824 1825 1824
Wood 1867 1820 1867 1820 1820 1823
Wyandot 1867 1845 1867 1826 1845 1845

Ohio Death Records

About Death Records in Ohio
source: http://www.ohiohistory.org/resource/archlib/death1.html

Before 1867 Ohio did not make it a law to keep death records until
1867.

1867 through December 19, 1908

Ohio made it a law to record deaths in 1867. County probate courts kept
death
records between 1867 and December 19, 1908. There is no statewide index
to
death records from 1867 through December 19, 1908. Go to the list
of county
probate court death records held at the Ohio Historical Society
. If
the Ohio
Historical Society does not hold a county's death records, please
contact the
county's probate court. A list of county courthouse contacts is
available at
Ohio County Courthouse Addresses
.

December 20, 1908 through December 31, 1944

The state of Ohio began issuing certificates for deaths on December 20,
1908.
The Ohio Historical Society holds death certificates for the entire
state of
Ohio from December 20, 1908 through December 31, 1944. You may wish to
visit
our online Ohio Death
Certificate Index for 1913-1937
.

January 1, 1945 to the present

Death certificates from 1945 to the present are held by the Ohio
Department
of Health. You should contact the Ohio Department of Health at the
address
below for information concerning their request procedures.

> Ohio Department of Health
> Division of Vital Statistics
> PO Box 15098
> Columbus, OH 43215-0098
> (614) 466-2531

Guidelines for requesting death certificates

When making a request for an Ohio death certificate between December
20,
1908 through December 31, 1944, please see the instructions for death
certificate requests
.

Guidelines for requesting death records

Before making a request for a death record that occurred between 1867
through
December 19, 1908, please confirm that we hold records for the county
and
time period by reviewing County Death
Records Held at the Ohio Historical
Society
. Death record requests that are submitted with a county,
name of
deceased, and exact year of death are processed by our staff as COPY
REQUESTS

. The county where the death was registered and the name of the
deceased must
be provided, but our staff will search a 10 year time frame if the
exact year
of death is unknown. Death record requests that are submitted with a
county,
name of deceased, and a time frame within the 10 year span are
processed by
our staff as RESEARCH
REQUESTS
. A complete description of all request
policies can be reviewed at Guidelines
for Offsite Copy and Research Requests

Ohio Birth Records

About Birth Records in Ohio
source: http://www.ohiohistory.org/resource/archlib/brthdth1.html

Before 1867

Ohio did not make it a law to keep birth records until 1867.


1867 through December 19, 1908

Ohio made it a law to record births in 1867. County probate courts kept birth records between 1867 and December 19, 1908. There is no statewide index to birth records from 1867 through December 19, 1908.

http://www.ohiohistory.org/resource/archlib/brthdth2.html

to the list of county probate court birth records held at the Ohio Historical Society. If the Ohio Historical Society does not hold a county's birth records, please the county's probate court. A list of county courthouses is available at

http://www.ohiohistory.org/resource/archlib/cthouse.html


December 20, 1908 to the present

The state of Ohio began issuing certificates for births on December 20, 1908. The Ohio Department of Health holds birth certificates for the state of Ohio from December 20, 1908 to the present. You should contact the Ohio Department of Health at the address below for information concerning their request procedures.

Ohio Department of Health
Division of Vital Statistics
PO Box 15098
Columbus, OH 43215-0098
(614 ) 466-2531

Guidelines for requesting birth records

Before making a request for a birth record, please confirm that we hold records for the county and time period by reviewing County Birth Records Held at the Ohio Historical Society. Requests that are submitted with a county, name of child, and exact year of birth are processed by our staff as COPY REQUESTS. The county where the birth was registered and the child's name must be provided, but our staff will search a 10 year time frame if the exact year of birth is unknown. Requests that are submitted with a county, name of child, and a time frame within a 10 year span are processed by our staff as RESEARCH REQUESTS. A complete description of all request policies can be reviewed at Guidelines for Offsite Copy and Research Requests.

Potential Genealogy Sources

Suggested Sources for Locating Genealogical Information at Home

Adoption records
Anniversary guest book
Automobile insurance papers
Baby announcements
Baby books
Baptism record
Birth certificate
Confirmation record
Credit statements
Death announcements
Death certificates
Diaries and journals
Diplomas
Discharge papers
Divorce papers
Draft cards
Driver's licenses
Employment records
Family bibles
Family business papers
Family correspondence
Family pictures
Family histories
Family needlepoint
Fire insurance papers
First papers of citizenship
Funeral programs
Graduation record
Health insurance cards
Income tax forms
Land deeds
Life insurance papers
Magazine subscriptions
Marriage certificates
Military awards
Miscellaneous family records
Motor vehicle registration
Naturalization papers
Newspaper clippings
Oral histories
Photo albums
Prepared ahnentafels
Prepared descendancies
Prepared pedigrees
Probate/estate records
Property tax receipts
Report cards
School enrollments
Scrapbooks
Social Security cards
Union cards
Wedding announcements
Wedding guest books
Wills and administrations

Marietta Times - Sat. 30 Oct. 2004 (Subject: Washington County Infirmary)

Saturday, October 30, 2004
The Marietta Times

'Lost' cemetery intrigues historian

By Connie Cartmell, ccartmell@mariettatimes.com

It was about 142 years ago that a destitute Rebecca Wood, of Tyler County, Va., - pregnant, homeless - sought shelter for herself and her unborn child at the Washington County Infirmary.

It was a public shelter for the indigent, hungry, mentally and physically ill, and elderly. Men, women, and children lived and died there. Long, long ago, it was known as the "poor house."

Today it has evolved into the Washington County Home, on County House Lane, just northeast of Marietta.

Wood lived at the home for a number of years, was eventually discharged, but returned there to die. She was buried in the Infirmary Cemetery, across the road, in July 1882 and is one of only two people buried there to have a monument.

There are 888 lost and forgotten souls, buried in the cemetery on the hill, who likely will never, ever, be known. But one person is researching the cemetery, hoping to uncover clues about the people buried there.

"I hate seeing people dying, and there is no record of them or what they might ever have done," Ben Bain, of Marietta, genealogist, author, and local historian, said. "It's so sad. They might have done something amazing, and we'll never know."

An estimated 900 people, residents of the old home between 1836 and 1953, are buried in the grassy, well-manicured, one-acre cemetery.

There is no road or walk to it, and the main gate rusted off years ago. The cemetery was established in 1836, when the infirmary was built. The last recorded burial was in 1953.

"There are so many people buried up there, some may have been buried on top of one another," Ted Williams, administrator of the county home for 25 years said Friday.

Williams, who took charge long after the cemetery was used, said the county still maintains it, but residents of the home are now buried in town.

"There are many, many small family cemeteries in rural areas that no one knows anything about. They are lost," Bain said. "But to get 900 people, no one knows who the hell they are, now that's something else."

If any relative wanted to visit a gravesite, there is no record of who is buried where or when. It is a cemetery alone and forgotten.

Ernie Thode, manager of history and genealogy with the Washington County Public Library, said if a person is looking for a lost relative, they might easily overlook the Infirmary Cemetery, and never discover the records they are seeking.

"It might be right under your nose," he said. "When their ancestor can't be found, they might suspect the Infirmary Cemetery."

Thode said he knew there was a cemetery at the county home, but never expected it to have so many burials.

The large number of names that kept popping up in Bain's research drew him there in the first place. He became curious when he noticed a large number of county death certificates listed "Infirmary Cemetery" as the place of interment.

Rebecca Wood's obituary, along with Terresa Myers' (July 14, 1884) mentioned it.

"Nobody knew it was here," he said.

Those who visit must climb a steep, muddy hill, through remnants of last year's corn crop. Farm fields and a short fence surround the relatively small graveyard.

In every direction, the view from the top of the hill is breathtaking, but until Bain was taken in an airplane over the site, for infrared photographs, Bain couldn't have imagined that many gravesites.

Taken in 1996, the photographs reveal reddish rectangles, in neat rows, every which way, throughout the property.

"Row on row," Bain said. "I don't even know if the people were always put in coffins. They were maybe just wrapped in a blanket. The heat off the decaying bodies shows up clearly on the photographs."

Nobody seemed to know where the Infirmary Cemetery was, he said. "Even (the late) Jerry Devol, who was an outstanding local historian and knew everything, didn't know about it," Bain said.

On his first visit to the county home, he learned nothing. The person he spoke with never heard of it. The second visit, someone took him across the road and up the hill to the old cemetery.

"It's the neatest place," he said. "We come up here during the summer. You can see a million miles."

Bain said he has found about one third of those buried there and his research will continue. He is writing a book about it. Bain has also written a research book about Historic Harmar Cemetery.

"We won't find everyone," Bain said. "Some buried there never had obituaries and death certificates were issued only after 1907. Many are lost."

Williams said there are some records, kept at the county home and he will share with Bain.

"I couldn't believe it myself that there are so many up there," he said. "When I first came the ground was pretty rough from the caskets deteriorating and heaving up. We smoothed it out some so we could mow."

Thode said every person should care.

"Look at it this way," he said. "Do we want to be remembered? Everybody needs to be remembered."

State Links - West Virginia

(((((((( Some of these links will be moved once I figure out the correct county ))))))

~~ WEST VIRGINIA ~~

Obituary Lookup Volunteers - West Virginia http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~obitl/volwv.html

free genealogy sites - West Virginia Genealogy
http://www.genealogy-site.com/westvirginiagenealogy/

The Intelligencer-Wheeling News-Register
http://www.theintelligencer.net/obit/obit.asp

Weirton Daily Times Home Page
http://www.weirtondailytimes.com/

West Virginia Division of Culture and History - Archives and History Indexhttp://www.wvculture.org/history/archivesindex.aspx

Ireland Links

~~ IRELAND ~~

An Irish Genealogy Guide - find your Irish ancestors and Heraldry in Ireland http://www.irishabroad.com/YourRoots/

Cyndi's List - Ireland & Northern Ireland
http://www.cyndislist.com/ireland.htm

Ireland Genealogy Links - geneology
http://www.genealogylinks.net/uk/ireland/index.html

Irish American Archives
http://www.wrhs.org/collects/irisharchives.htm

Irish Ancestors/ireland.com
http://scripts.ireland.com/ancestor/

Irish Identity
http://www.hoganstand.com/general/identity/index.htm

The A to Z of Irish Genealogy
http://www.irish-insight.com/a2z-genealogy/

The Irish Ancestral Research Association (TIARA) - Links
http://www.tiara.ie/links.html

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Toronto Emigrant Office Records - Ontario, Canada

Toronto Emigrant Office Records

www.ingeneas.com

"Most of these new records are from the registers of the Toronto Emigrant Office, volumes 1 and 2, from 3 January 1865 to 29 December 1876. Thesealmost 18,500 records list those who came to the office looking forassistance from the government to travel to many destinations acrosssouth-central Ontario. The records typically provide the followinginformation: date of application [at office]; name of the head of the party; nationality; breakdown of the party by age groupings; name of the ship on which the party traveled to Canada; name of the Canadian port at which the ship landed; and, the destination of party (within Ontario)."

Announcement from
inGeneas inc.,
Box 38010 1430 Prince of Wales Drive,
Ottawa, Ontario K2C 3Y7

Washington County, Ohio - Records

COURT RECORDS FROM 1790
Includes Divorce Records
Clerk of Courts
205 Putnam Street,
Marietta, OH 45750,
(740) 373-6623 Ext. 254
Email: ClerkofCourts@washingtongov.org


LAND RECORDS FROM 1788
County Recorder
205 Putnam Street,
Marietta, OH 45750;
740-373-6623 Ext 235 or 236,
Fax: 740-373-9643
Email: Recorder@washingtongov.org


PROBATE RECORDS FROM 1789,
MARRIAGE RECORDS FROM 1789,
BIRTH & DEATH RECORDS FROM 1867-1908
Clerk of Probate Court,
205 Putnam Street,
Marietta, OH 45750,
(740) 373-6623 Ext. 254
Email: Probate@washingtongov.org


DEATH RECORDS FROM DECEMBER 20, 1908 to 1944
Ohio Historical Society Website:
http://www.ohiohistory.org/


BIRTH and DEATH RECORDS FROM 1908 TO PRESENT
INSIDE MARIETTA CITY LIMITS ONLY
Washington County Health Department
342 Muskingum Drive,
Marietta, OH 45750,
Phone: 740-374-2782,
Fax: 740-376-5810
Email: vitalstats@washco-ohhealth.org


ALL BIRTH RECORDS AFTER 1908
DEATH RECORDS AFTER 1944
Ohio Bureau of Vital Statistics
Website:
http://www.odh.state.oh.us/VitStats/vsmain1.htm

Trumbull County, Ohio - Records

Trumbull County has a Death Index for the years 1867-1908.

In October 1908 the State of Ohio began to keep Death Records on a state-wide basis. These were originally housed in Columbus, but many were eventually transferred to the Ohio Historical Society. The OHS currently holds the records from October 1908 to 1952, and has provided an online index to those from 1913 to 1937.

www.ohiohistory.org/dindex/


The Trumbull County Local History & Genealogy Center has indices and microfilm copies of all available Death Certificates from 1908 through 1952.

www.wtcpl.lib.oh.us/lh&g.htm


Death Certificates from 1953 to the present are still held by the Ohio Department of Health. They must be ordered from them at a cost of $15 and a 4 to 6 week wait.

www.odh.state.oh.us/


Trumbull County Archives
Stone Building
118 High Street
Warren, OH 44483

The Archive hours have been cut to:
9:30 am-1:30 pm


Trumbull County Probate Court
Courthouse Square
160 High St. NW
Warren, OH 44481
Phone: 330-675-2557

Thursday, September 29, 2005

West Virginia Vital Records Search

Birth, Death and Marriage

www.wvculture.org/vrr

Clickable images of the certificates.

Unfortunately, marriage records are limited to only a few counties, but still worth a look.