States & Localities



California: The book, “The Annals of San Francisco; Containing a Summary of the History of the First Discovery, Settlement, Progress, and Present Condition of California, and a Complete History of all the Important Events Connected with its Great City: to which are added, Biographical Memoirs of Some Prominent Citizens – illustrated with 150 fine engravings,” by Frank Soule, John H. Gihon, M.D., and James Nisbet; New York, London, & San Francisco, 1854.
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Connecticut: The book, “Early Connecticut Marriages as found on Ancient Church Records prior to 1800, in Two Volumes,” edited by Frederic W. Bailey; New Haven, Connecticut, 1896. This book has a transcription of thousands of early Connecticut marriage records.
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Connecticut: The book, “Celebration of the Bi–Centennial Anniversary of the Town of Suffield, Connecticut, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 1870,” by the Bi–Centennial Committee, Hartford, Connecticut, 1871.
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Delaware: The book, “Biographical and Genealogical History of the State of Delaware,” by by J. M. Runk & Co., Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, 1899. A great book with many biographical sketches, much genealogy data, and many illustrations.
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Illinois: “History of the Swedes in Illinois – Biographical Sketches with Portraits – Chicago and Counties at Large,” by Ernst W. Olson and Martin J. Engberg, printed by the Engberg–Holmberg Publishing Company, Chicago, 1908. This CD provides information on early Swedish immigrants to Illinois for Cook County, Chicago, and other counties. The counties covered are: Cook, Henry, Knox, Kane, Rock Island, Bureau, Winnebago, DeKalb, Ford, Warren, Mercer, Whiteside, Peoria, Marshall, Grundy, LaSalle, Livingstone, McLean, Vermilion, McHenry, Lake, and Will.
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Illinois – Whiteside County: The book, “History of Whiteside County, Illinois, from its First Settlement to the Present Time; with Numerous Biographical and Family Sketches,” edited by Charles Bent, Morrison, Illinois, 1877. This book examines the various townships, communities, towns, and individuals of Whiteside County, Illinois.
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Illinois – Marion & Clinton Counties: The book, “History of Marion & Clinton Counties, Illinois – with Illustrations,” by Brink, McDonough & Co., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1881. This book examines the various townships, communities, towns, and individuals of Marion & Clinton Counties, Illinois.
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Indiana – Decatur County: The book, “History of Decatur County, Indiana, Its People, Industries, and Institutions; with Biographical Sketches of Representative Citizens and Genealogical Records of Many of the Old Families – Illustrated,” by Lewis A. Harding, B. F. Bowen & Co., Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana, 1915. A 1,216 page book profiling many of the citizens in Decatur County, Indiana. It is filled with genealogical and personal information about various Decatur County residents, their descendants, spouses, in–laws, and ancestors. It has many illustrations of individuals, and there are many biographical memoirs or sketches of individuals and families.
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Indiana – Greene County: The book, “History of Greene and Sullivan Counties, State of Indiana; from the Earliest Time to the Present; Together with Interesting Biographical Sketches, Reminiscences, Notes, Etc. Illustrated,” Goodspeed Bros. & Co., Publishers, Chicago, 1884.
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Indiana – Greene County: The book, “Biographical Memoirs of Greene County, Indiana; With Reminiscences of Pioneer Days – Illustrated,” B. F. Bowen & Co., Indianapolis, Indiana, 1908; 3 Volumes.
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Indiana – Greene County: A transcription of the Greene County, Indiana Records of Wills for 1825 – 1904, (Will Books 1 – 5).
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Indiana – Greene County: The book, “Biographical Profiles of the Freemasons of Bloomfield Lodge No. 84 (F&AM), Greene County, Indiana 1849 – 1949,” a record of the Freemasons of Bloomfield Lodge No. 84 (F&AM) of Bloomfield, Greene County, Indiana for 1849 – 1949.
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Indiana – Kosciusko County: The book, “Progressive Men and Women of Kosciusko County, Indiana – Illustrated,” published by B. F. Bowen, Logansport, Indiana 1902. This book provides significant genealogical data about a large number of American families who lived in Kosciusko County, Indiana at the beginning of the century. There are many surnames and allied families mentioned. Photographs also illustrate many of the individuals and families. This CD book is fully indexed and linked for ease of use. Please Note: This is not a paper book – it is a direct scan of the original book, on CD–ROM. It is read using the free Adobe Reader software. It is a digital version of an extremely rare and hard to find book.
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Indiana – Montgomery County: The book, “History of Montgomery County, Indiana together with Historic Notes on the Wabash Valley, Derived from Early Authors, Old Maps and Manuscripts, Private and Official Correspondence, and Other Authentic, though for the most part, Out–Of–The–Way Sources,” by H. W. Beckwith, Chicago, 1881.
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Indiana – Northeastern Indiana: The book, “Memorial Record of Northeastern Indiana – Illustrated,” published by the Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois – 1896. This book provides significant genealogical data about a large number of American families who lived in Northeastern Indiana counties at the turn of the century. There are many surnames and allied families mentioned with photographs of many of the individuals. It covers Northeast Indiana including Adams, Allen, Blackford, De Kalb, Elkhart, Henry, Huntington, Kosciusko, Lagrange, Lenawee, Maumee, Noble, Rush, Steuben, Wabash, Wells and Whitely Counties. This CD book is fully indexed and linked for ease of use.
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Indiana – St. Joseph County: The book, “Tax Assessor’s List for Liberty Township, St. Joseph County, Indiana for 1851,” by Liberty Township Tax Assessor, Indiana, 1851. This is a digital scan of the original tax assessor’s list for Liberty Township #11, St. Joseph County, Indiana for the year 1851.
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Indiana – Sullivan County: The book, “History of Greene and Sullivan Counties, State of Indiana; from the Earliest Time to the Present; Together with Interesting Biographical Sketches, Reminiscences, Notes, Etc. Illustrated,” Goodspeed Bros. & Co., Publishers, Chicago, 1884.
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Indiana – Switzerland County: The Book, “The Swiss Settlement of Switzerland County, Indiana,” by Perret Dufour, Published by the Indiana Historical Commission, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1925.
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Indiana – Vanderburgh County: The book, “Biographical Cyclopedia of Vanderburgh County, Indiana; Embracing Biographies of Many of the Prominent Men and Families of the County,” Keller Publishing, Evansville, Indiana, 1897.
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Indiana – Vincennes: The book, “A History of Vincennes, Indiana from 1702 – 1901,” by Henry S. Cauthorn, Terre Haute, Indiana, 1901.
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Kansas – Jackson, Jefferson & Pottawatomie Counties: The book, “Portrait & Biographical Album of Jackson, Jefferson & Pottawatomie Counties, Kansas, etc.” by the Chapman Brothers, Chicago, Illinois, 1890.
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Maine – Oxford & Franklin Counties: The book, “Biographical Review; this Volume Contains Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens of Oxford and Franklin Counties, Maine,” by the Biographical Review Publishing Company, Boston, Massachusetts, 1897.
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Massachusetts – Berkshire County: Gazetteer of Berkshire County, Massachusetts 1725–1885, Compiled by Hamilton Child, Syracuse, New York, 1885.
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Massachusetts – Chelmsford: The book, “Vital Records of Chelmsford, [Middlesex County], Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849,” by the Essex Institute, Salem, Massachusetts, 1914.
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Massachusetts – Middleboro County: The book “History of Middleboro County, Massachusetts,” by Thomas Weston, Boston, 1906.
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Massachusetts – Middlesex County: The book “History of Middlesex County, Massachusetts with Biographical Sketches of Many of its Pioneers and Prominent Men – Illustrated (Vol. I),” compiled by D. Hamilton Hurd, Philadelphia, 1890.
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Massachusetts – Newbury, Essex County: The book “Brief Biographical Sketches [of Newbury, Massachusetts],” by Robert Noxon Toppan, Newburyport, Massachusetts, 1885.
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Massachusetts – Plymouth Colony: The book, “Bradford’s History of Plimoth Plantation – from the Original Manuscript,” printed under the direction of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, by order of the General Court, Boston, 1899.
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New Hampshire: “Transcripts of Original Documents in the English Archives Relating to the Early History of the State of New Hampshire” edited by John Scribner Jenness, Privately Printed, New York ,1876.
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New Hampshire:The book, “The Native Ministry of New Hampshire, the Harvesting of More Than Thirty Years,” by Rev. N. F. Carter, Concord, New Hampshire, 1906. A HUGE book, it lists all of the Christian ministers who were born and/or educated in New Hampshire from the founding of the colony to 1906.
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New Hampshire– Grafton County: The book, “Gazetteer and Business Directory of Grafton County, New Hampshire 1709 – 1886,” by Hamilton Child, 1886, Syracuse, New York.
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New Hampshire– Exeter: The book, “History of Exeter, New Hampshire,” by Charles Bell, Exeter, New Hampshire, 1888. This book is full of Exeter history and much genealogical data.
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New York– Albany, Rensselaerswyck, & Schenectady: The book, “Minutes of the Court of Albany, Rensselaerswyck, and Schenectady 1668–1673, Volume 1,” translated by A. J. F. Van Laer, The University of the State of New York, Albany, New York, 1926. Very interesting and genealogically valuable transcription of the Dutch court records as indicated.
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New York– Dutchess County: The book, “Commemorative Biographical Record of Dutchess County, New York, containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens, and of many of the Early Settled Families – Illustrated,” by J. H. Beers & Co., Chicago, Illinois, 1897.
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New York– Jefferson County: The book, “Jefferson County [New York] in the World War; a Record of the Activities of the Various Organizations and Individuals who Devoted their Energies to the Cause of Freedom in the Great Conflict of 1914 – 1918; Containing the Honor Roll of those who Served in Army, Navy, and Marine and the Portraits of those who Made the Supreme Sacrifice,” compiled by George W. Reeves, Watertown, New York, 1920. This book lists all of the Jefferson County, New York men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces during World War One. It lists the individuals name, hometown, and branch of service. It also has photographs and expanded information on those who died in the service during WWI.
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New York Wills: The book, “Calendar of Wills; on File and Recorded in the Offices of the Clerk of the Court of Appeals, of the County Clerk at Albany [New York], and of the Secretary of State; 1626–1836,” compiled and edited by Berthold Fernow, under the auspices of the Colonial Dames of the State of New York, and published by the Society, New York, 1896. This book has records of all wills filed in New York at the State Capitol from 1626–1836: usually the data on the deceased, his beneficiaries, witnesses, etc., and sometimes includes specific disposition of property.
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New York– Ontario County: The book, “History of Ontario County, New York, with Illustrations and Family Sketches of some of the Prominent Men and Families,” edited by George S. Conover & compiled by Lewis Cass Aldrich, Syracuse, New York, 1893. This book is full of genealogical data and sketches on thousands of Ontario County residents up to 1893.
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New York– Schuyler County: The book, “A Biographical Record of Schuyler County, New York – Illustrated,” S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1903, New York & Chicago.
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Ohio – All Counties: The book,“Historical Collections of Ohio in Two Volumes,” by Henry Howe, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1902 & 1907. This 1,911 page set of books contains massive amounts of data on Ohio, on all Ohio Counties, and on thosands of Ohio residents up to 1886.
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Ohio – Ashland County: The book,“A History of the Pioneer and Modern Times of Ashland County [Ohio] from the Earliest to the Present Date,” by H. S. Knapp, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1863. This book contains a stupendous amount of information about Ashland County, Ohio and on thousands of its residents up to 1863.
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Ohio – Fayette, Pickaway, & Madison Counties: The book,“Portrait and Biographical Record of Fayette, Pickaway, and Madison Counties, Ohio – containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens, etc.,” by the Chapman Brothers, Chicago, Illinois, 1892.
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Ohio – Holmes County: “Atlas of Holmes County, Ohio – From Actual Surveys by and Under the Direction of Henry Cring, C. E.,” published by J. A. Caldwell, Condit, Ohio, 1875.
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Ohio – Holmes County: “Standard Atlas of Holmes County, Ohio – To Which is Added an Authentic History of the County, Historical Sketches of Each Township and Village, a Directory of Each Township and Village, Biographies and Portraits of Representative Men and Valuable Statistics, Etc. Together with a Map of Ohio and a Map of the United States,” by A. J. Stiffler, published by The Standard Atlas Publishing Company, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1907.
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Pennsylvania – 77th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry: “The Seventy–Seventh Pennsylvania at Shiloh, History of the Regiment – 1908,” by John Obreiter, printed by the Harrisburg Publishing Co., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 1908.
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Pennsylvania – Orphan Schools: The book, “Annual Report of the Pennsylvania Commission of Soldiers’ Orphan Schools, for the Year Ending May 31, 1901,” by William S. Ray, State Printer of Pennsylvania, 1901. This book is a report on the orphan’s living within the state–run Soldiers’ Orphan Homes. It covers orphaned children being raised at the Chester Springs, Harford, [Scotland] Industrial, and Uniontown orphan schools. The book lists all the staff members, all of the orphans within the system as of May 1901, their parents, and the referring person.
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Pennsylvania – Philadelphia & State: The book “Annals of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania in the Olden Time; Being a Collection of Memoirs, Anecdotes, & incidents of the City and its Inhabitants, etc.,in Two Volumes” by D. John F. Watson, Philadelphia, 1850. This book has a lot of little known history – and many, many names & biographical data.
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Pennsylvania – Provincial Pennsylvania: The book “Letters & Papers Relating Chiefly to the Provincial History of Pennsylvania with some Notices of the Writers [Genealogy],” by Thomas Balch, Philadelphia, 1855. This book contains a wealth of genealogical data on people involved with the Province of Pennsylvania during our country's early history.
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Pennsylvania – Wyoming District: The book “History of Wyoming [Pennsylvania] in a Series of Letters from Charles Miner to his son William Penn Miner, Esq.,” by William Miner & Charles Miner, Philadelphia, 1845. Interesting history of the 'Wyoming' area of Pennsylvania – before there was a state of Wyoming (it was named after this district of Pennsylvania.) Much genealogical data with history of pioneers interaction with Native Americans, etc.
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Rhode Island – Providence & State: The book, “The Providence Directory and Rhode Island Business Directory, containing a General and Business Directory, Street Directory, Map, City Register, Churches, Institutions, Secret and Benevolent Societies, etc., of Providence, and Alphabetically Arranged and Classified Business Directories and State Register, Etc., of Rhode Island,” compiled by Sampson, Murdock, & Company, Providence, Rhode Island, for the year commencing June 15, 1897. It is a HUGE book listing all individuals in Providence and all businesses (and a lot of individuals) for the state of Rhode Island.
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Texas: The book, “American Commonwealth: Texas – A Contest of Civilizations,” by George P. Garrison, Boston & New York, 1903. This small book delivers a very interesting history of the founding days of the Republic and State of Texas. Included are many biographical notes about many American, French, Spanish, and Mexican men and women – both famous and obscure. A very interesting history with some genealogical value.
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Vermont: The book, “Gazetteer of the State of Vermont,” by Zadock Thompson, 1824. A great historical and genealogical reference!
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Wisconson: The book, “The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Wisconsin; List of Officers and Members; Including Pedigrees and a Record of the Services Performed by Ancestors in the Wars of the Colonies,” printed by the society, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1906.
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New England: The book, “The New England Gazetteer; containing Descriptions of all the States, Counties, and Towns, in New England: also Descriptions of the Principal Mountains, Rivers, Lakes, Capes, Bays, Harbors, Islands, and Fashionable Resorts within the Territory. Alphabetically Arranged,” by John Hayward, Boston, Massachusetts, 1839. This book examines the various States, Counties, townships, cities, communities, towns, and some individuals of New England as of 1839. There are many short biographical sketches.
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New England: The book, “A History of New Sweden; or, the Settlements on the River Delaware,” by Israel Acrelius (1759), translated from the Swedish by William Reynolds, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1874. An examination of the Swedish communities established prior to the Revolution along the Rver Delaware and other Eastern US areas.
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New England: The book, “Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of Members of the Religious Society of Friends [Quakers],” by the Tract Association of Friends, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1870. A great deal of information about various Quakers and Quaker communities in New England and Pennsylvania – with some data from other States.
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North America: The book, “Indian Biography or an Historical Account of those Individuals who have been Distinguished Among the North American Natives as Orators, Warriors, Statesmen, and other Remarkable Characters, in Two Volumes,” by B. B. Thatcher, Esq., A. L. Fowle Publishing, New York, 1900. These two volumes present a huge amount of information about Native Americans (Indians) who interacted with North American colonists in the early days of our country.
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