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20 March 2009
Issue 2009, Number 2
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In this issue:
o New Data CD from the U.S.
o New Data CD from Ireland
o New Downloadable Data CDs
o NGS Conference
o Special pricing for libraries/societies
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=== New Data CD from the U.S. ==============
This additional new data CD from the U.S. are now available from ArchiveCDBooksUSA.com:
William B. Martin, AN INDEX TO THE VIRGINIA REPORTS FROM JEFFERSON TO 33RD GRATTAN, BOTH INCLUSIVE WITH A COMPLETE TABLE OF CASES, (1881) 2009.
An understanding of the law concerning a given event, whether it is inheritance, ownership of property, legitimacy of offspring or citizenship, is often necessary to correctly interpret the information in a document. Determining what law was in effect can be a difficult task, determining how a particular law should be interpreted and applied an even more difficult task. Legislation by governing bodies establishes the law, but it is interpreted in the courts. Case law as described in the Virginia Law Reports explains how a law should be applied under specific conditions. Finding these descriptions can be difficult and usually requires, at the very least, a trip to a major law library and access to historical index databases. This volume provides a short cut. (more...)
OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY BULLETIN: ALUMNI AND FORMER STUDENT REGISTER (1878-1912), (1912) 2009.
The loss of the 1890 census has created a road block in the work of many researchers. City directories are helpful in overcoming this loss. Another, and often overlooked source, is university and college alumni directories. In November 1912, Ohio University published this third edition of its triennial Alumni Register. According to the introduction, although the teaching staff was omitted was this issue, it was expanded to include an alphabetical and geographical list of former students. Graduates are listed by college and class and thereunder alphabetically. Colleges include the College of Agriculture, Arts, Education, Engineering, Law, Pharmacy, and Veterinary Medicine. (more...)
Elise Lathrop, EARLY AMERICAN INNS AND TAVERNS, (1926) 2009.
Billed as a history of inns and taverns, this treatise is much broader in scope, presenting information from a variety of sources on travel along major thoroughfares, on early stage and postal routes, modes of transportation, as well as the roads and taverns. Detailed, graphic descriptions of methods of travel, the accommodations from food to furniture, fellow travelers, and innkeepers are drawn from numerous diaries, travelogues and local histories and it is the reference to these that many researchers will find of most value. The author begins with inns from New York City to Springfield, Massachusetts, and on to Boston following the Boston Post Road; a second Post Road from New York to New Haven, is followed by a brief sojourn in New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine, before turning south to Long Island, Staten Island and New Jersey. Pennsylvania inns are given extensive coverage before moving on to Delaware, Maryland and Washington, D.C. (more...)
=== New Data CD from Ireland ===============
This additional new data CD from Ireland are now available from ArchiveCDBooksUSA.com:
THE AMERICAN COMMISSION ON CONDITIONS IN IRELAND: INTERIM REPORT (1921).
The published Interim Report for the American Commission on Conditions in Ireland is a published account of oral and written testimonies from witnesses in Ireland dating from the end of 1920 and beginning of 1921 and as such detail the events and circumstances in Ireland during the last months of Britain's dominion in Ireland. The evidence collected by Commission was eventually presented to its parent body, the American Committee of One-Hundred on Ireland. (more...)
HISTORICAL REMINISCENCES OF DUBLIN CASTLE FROM 849 TO 1904.
Originally published in Dublin in 1904, the Historical Reminisces of Dublin Castle charts the history of the castle and its chief inhabitants from the sacking of Dublin by the Dubhgaill or Black Foreigners in 849 - although a fortified structure pre-dated the arrival of the Danes - until 1904. (more...)
THE (QUAKER) ANNUAL MONITOR FOR 1849 OR OBITUARY OF THE MEMBERS OF THE SOCIETY OF FRIENDS IN GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND FOR THE YEAR 1848.
Published in London 1849, this edition of the Annual Monitor or Obituary of Members of the Society of Friends in Great Britain and Ireland for the Year 1848 presents a complete list of members of the Religious Society of Friends or Quakers, who died in 1848 with a few of the deceased who died at the very end of 1847. (more...)
SMITH'S ANCIENT AND PRESENT STATE OF THE COUNTY OF KERRY, 1756.
Charles Smith's Ancient and Present State of the County of Kerry was originally privately published by Smith in 1756 and represents the last of his works before his death in 1762. This CD-Rom republication of the Ancient and Present State of the County of Kerry contains some 470 pages and is fully-searchable. (more...)
CUSACK'S LIFE OF DANIEL O'CONNELL, THE LIBERATOR, HIS TIMES - POLITICAL, SOCIAL AND RELIGIOUS, 1872.
First published in 1872, the Life of Daniel O'Connell, the Liberator, was written by Sister Mary Frances Cusack otherwise Margaret Anne Cusack, the 'Nun of Kenmare'. Born into a Protestant aristocratic family in Dublin, Cusack was received into the Catholic faith by Cardinal Wiseman in 1858 and in 1861 she was sent, with a small group of nuns from Newry, Co. Down, to establish a new branch of the Order of St. Clare, known as the Poor Clares - in Kenmare, Co. Kerry. While here Cusack established the Kenmare printing company and by 1870 more than 200,000 editions of her religious and historical works had been sold around the world, the profits from which established the Famine Relief Fund. In 1871 Cusack's works generated some £15,000 for the Fund and by the time of her death in 1899 she had written over 35 historical and religious books. (more...)
=== New Downloadable Data CDs ===============
This following data CDs are now available as a download from ArchiveCDBooksUSA.com, saving the cost of shipping:
Edward E. Atwater, ed., HISTORY OF THE CITY OF NEW HAVEN TO THE PRESENT TIME … WITH BIOGRAPHIES, PORTRAITS AND ILLUSTRATIONS, (1887) 2008.
Atwater and his collaborators have compiled a comprehensive history of the town and city of New Haven in its first two-and-a-half centuries, incorporating a narrative of municipal history along with topical coverage of all aspects of New Haven society, and about two hundred biographical sketches. The volume begins with separate narrative histories of the colony of New Haven and the town of New Haven, followed by accounts of its participation in the "War of the Revolution" and the "War of the Rebellion." The narrative section closes with a treatment of New Haven as a city, from its incorporation in 1784 to the centennial in 1884. (more...)
Waltham Board of Aldermen, RECORD OF THE WEST PRECINCT OF WATERTOWN, MASSACHUSETTS, 1720 TO 1737-38, (1913) 2008.
These records preserve the details of ecclesiastical business in that part of Watertown which eventually became the town of Waltham, for the years just before the towns separated. The minutes of the precinct meetings document the activities of hundred of men from this part of Watertown and vicinity. The original town of Watertown, settled in 1630, comprised the area now covered by Watertown, Waltham and Weston. Weston, also known as Watertown Farms, was set off as a separate town in 1713. During the following quarter of a century, the remainder of the town of Watertown was divided into two precincts, each precinct having its own church and being responsible for the ecclesiastical affairs of that part of town. (more...)
Landon C. Bell, OLD FREE STATE (VA); A CONTRIBUTION TO THE HISTORY OF LUNENBURG COUNTY AND SOUTHSIDE VIRGINIA, (1927) 2008.
At its creation in 1746 Lunenburg stretched westward from the current Brunswick County border to the Blue Ridge, paralleling the North Carolina border for over 140 miles. Seven counties Campbell, Franklin, Halifax, Henry, Mecklenburg, Patrick and Pittsylvania as well as portions of Appomattox, Bedford and Charlotte were formed from the territory in its original boundaries. Early settlers of the area, in addition to migrating Virginians, included Marylanders from the Chesapeake Bay area, Huguenots and Scotch-Irish and Welsh from Pennsylvania. This two-volume, 1200-plus page tome contains almost 300 pages of genealogical data which, while not completely documented, frequently has source citations or references to original compilers. (more...)
John Leeds Bozman, A SKETCH OF THE HISTORY OF MARYLAND, DURING THE THREE FIRST YEARS AFTERS ITS SETTLEMENT, (1811) 2008.
Published just 35 years after the establishment of the United States, this interesting volume, which draws heavily from legislative and court records, provides an early perspective on the pre-history of not only colonial Maryland but of the other American colonies as well. The title notes that a copious introduction is included-and indeed it is-comprised of nine sections covering the period from Columbus's discoveries in 1492 to the earliest settlements in Virginia and New York. This is an expansive pre-history which includes French, Portuguese and Spanish as well as English voyages of discovery from Cabot to de Soto and which also details early settlement attempts from Newfoundland to Florida. The last two sections focus on the Reformation and its impact upon the Roman Catholic church and the political changes in England which eventually led to the establishment Calvert's Maryland colony. (more...)
Rev. John Alden, THE STORY OF A PILGRIM FAMILY; FROM THE MAYFLOWER TO THE PRESENT TIME WITH AUTOBIOGRAPHY, RECOLLECTIONS, LETTERS, INCIDENTS, AND GENEALOGY OF THE AUTHOR, REV. JOHN ALDEN, IN HIS 83RD YEAR.
Reverend John Alden has brought together in one volume a wide variety of information on the Alden family, including his own autobiography, genealogical information on his own close relatives and the early descendants of John Alden of the Mayflower, and dozens of well-told stories on many topics. The author was born in 1806 in Ashfield, Massachusetts, a seventh-generation descendant of John Alden of the Mayflower. In 1889 he wrote his autobiography, to which he added much useful ancillary data. Alden became a Baptist minister and as such travelled widely in New England, as a settled minister at times, and at other times as a missionary. He had a great facility as a gatherer and teller of tales, and as a result the story of his live is much more engaging than similar accounts written by his contemporaries. (more...)
R. T. Barton, ed., VIRGINIA COLONIAL DECISIONS, VOL 1 AND 2: THE REPORTS BY SIR JOHN RANDOLPH AND BY EDWARD BARRADALL OF DECISIONS OF THE GENERAL COURT OF VIRGINIA, 1728-1741, (1909) 2009.
The General Court of Virginia which like the county court, was a court of original jurisdiction, also dealt with criminal cases and heard cases on appeal from the county courts. Its records are no longer extant. Since this court dealt with the cases that often involved tangled legal questions, the details of cases and the basis for decisions were used by the judges to decide later cases. Notes or "reports" were kept of the more important cases. The reports kept by Sir John Randolph and Edward Barradall which provide details of cases argued before the General Court from 1728 through 1741 are the only surviving colonial reports except for Jefferson's notes. Although the cases were argued in the 1700s, events detailed in the cases frequently date to the 1600s. And, although the point of the "reports" was to record the basis for the decision, intertwined in the legal description of the basis for the case are tantalizing tidbits, sometimes even family lineages (more...)
Robert R. Howison, REPORTS OF CRIMINAL TRIALS OF THE CIRCUIT, STATE, AND UNITED STATES COURTS, HELD IN RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, (1851) 2009.
This volume provides a unique look at life in Virginia in 1850. Criminal trials are rarely considered a source of information on the lives of individuals. Criminals, whether murders or thieves, are rarely sought after for additions to our family trees. We fail to consider that information presented in their trials is not limited to the criminal and his act. Physical descriptions, occupations, relationships, description of day-to-day activities are things we expect to find in letters, journals and diaries. Yet all of these and more appear in the criminal trials described in this volume. These detailed reports of criminal trials on charges ranging from counterfeiting to murder conducted in the local, state and federal courts held in Henrico County provide detailed physical descriptions of both the person charged with the crime and other individuals involved in the crime, and note a variety of occupations ranging from lieutenant of the night watch, to contractor, (more...)
=== NGS Conference ========================
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