The Czechs (more commonly known as Bohemians) constitute one of the largest and oldest groups of immigrants which has made Cleveland its home. After the failure of the Revolutionary movement of 1848, some Czech leaders were compelled to flee the country, and others, despairing of the future under the House of Hapsburg, were disposed to give up the seemingly hopeless struggle. These were the pioneers of the Czech emigration to America. From 1850 to 1870, most of them came with the idea of taking up land and developing homesteads in Nebraska, Iowa, and Wisconsin. The journey in those days was a long and tiresome one, and Cleveland was a convenient resting place on the way. Some who stopped only to rest, found it good to stay.
The Boston Public Library has digitized numerous yearbooks for the high school in Malden, Massachusetts. These yearbook images they have placed online for everyone at Internet Archive. To facilitate your access we have provided links to the individual yearbooks, by year published, oldest to newest. All 105 of these yearbooks, can be read, and/or downloaded for free!
The Lake County Public Library has digitized all the yearbooks of Munster High School from it’s inception up until 2015. These yearbook images they have placed online for everyone at Internet Archive. To facilitate your access we have provided links to the individual yearbooks below, by year published, oldest to newest. All 50 of these yearbooks, can be read, and/or downloaded from the following links for free!
Abraham Nivison was born 3 September 1809 at Burnmouth, Durisdeer parish, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, son of James Nivison & Jean Rae; died 1895. He married in 1839, Mary Wightman, born 1812, died 1873, daughter of Alexander Wightman and Jane (or Jean) Bell. The couple had seven children.
A genealogical study of the Edwards family of Westmoreland, King George, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Prince William, Loudoun and Fauquier Counties, Virginia between 1665 and 1800. Traces the descent from Meredith Edwards of Westmoreland County (c.1655-1712) through his sons John, William and Thomas Edwards. Many later generations migrated to Kentucky.
We begin our story in the year 1854 when the United States Congress organized the Nebraska Territory. Four years later, a law was passed defining the boundaries of its counties and locating their county seats. Merrick County now had a name and a county seat — Elvira. To the present day no one knows the …
Ethyl M. Steele Thompson’s purpose in penning this manuscript was to list by family all descendants of John Steele, who came from Scotland to Canada to reside until his death, in 1899, in Asphodel Township, Peterborough County, Province of Ontario, Canada. The genealogy begins with Robert Steel, who, with his wife and family, emigrated from Scotland to Canada. This manuscript is unsourced, and large portions may come from the personal knowledge of it’s author, especially those contemporaneous with it’s publication.
This scrapbook created by the Trullinger family of Clatsop County, Oregon contains clippings of various articles found in the local newspapers, letters, book articles, and other curiosities which intrigued the compiler at the time. Interspersed throughout are handwritten notes. The scrapbook commences on 22 May 1897 and ends on 24 January 1899 with a final …
The earliest Pollak ancestor she mentions is Eduard Pollak (1817-7 Aug 1888). His wife was Katharina Ratzersdorfer (1819-8 Apr 1891). The record of his death describes him as a business manager from Pressburg, Hungary. Sometime before 1848, Eduard and Katharina moved to Vienna, where they had five children: Moritz, Wilhelm, Ignaz, Heinrich, and Flora. This self published manuscript takes the talented family of Eduard and Katharina down to present day.
v. 1. The Locketts; v. 2. Davis family and their connections; v. 3. Major James Scarborough : his ancestors and descendants; v. 4. Family potpourri. Surnames: Aldredge, Bryans, Bullock, Clark, Davis, Eason, Gardners, Grigg, Hanson, Hill, Jones, Lockett, Osborne, Russell, Scarborough, Sims, Smith, Stovall, Stringer, Sumners, Tatom, and Tharpe.
In 1940 and 1941 Mrs. Sterling B. Jordan and Mrs. Frank W. Seth walked the 18 cemeteries in Poundridge, New York compiling the names and dates for all gravestones. Added to some of those gravestone listings were familial relationships if known. In addition, they referenced an even earlier listing of a few of the cemeteries by William Eardley taken in 1901. These older transcriptions of cemeteries are a useful tool for those researchers who think their ancestor is buried in a town, but cannot find a current marker. Perhaps it became unreadable in the past 100 years? Even then, constant mention is made in some of the cemeteries, that markers were either missing, no longer readable, or contained only fieldstones.
For over 40 years I have known that my grandmother’s grandmother was Betsey Oldham of Hanover, Mass. She married there in 1776 Ebenezer Wing, Jr. of the same town. Of her parentage I possessed neither record nor tradition. This winter I determined to find out, if possible, the names of her father and mother. I …
Alexander Telford, Sr. and his family immigrated from Ireland to land near Rockbridge Virginia during or before 1760. Alexander Telford, Jr. (1760-1844), was born near Rockbridge, Virginia, served in the Revolutionary War, married twice, and moved to Ohio, settling in Miami County. Descendants and relatives lived in Virginia, Ohio, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and elsewhere. Major families: Cleghorn, Maxwell, Millican, Mize, Richey, Seawright, and Telford.
The journal of Thomas B. Hazard of Kingstown, Rhode Island, 1778 to 1840, which includes observations on the weather, records of births, marriages and deaths, transactions by barter and money of varying value, preaching Friends and neighborhood gossip.
The Hazard family of Rhode Island 1635-1894 – Being a genealogy and history of the descendants of Thomas Hazard, with sketches of the worthies of this family, and anecdotes illustrative of their traits and also of the times in which they lived.
This book is an index of Mennonite estates in Imperial Russia – the time period from 1813 to about 1920. It does not explain all the intricacies of the development of each of the estates; it does not decry or defend them. By this time it is a study of something which has disappeared almost a century ago. Some have decrepit buildings remaining, but of many estates there is now nothing left except open fields. Despite these circumstances it is hoped that this index can help people in the study of something which seems to be increasingly significant to many – a search for their roots.
Sabots and slippers is a fancy title for a history and a genealogy of the ancestors of Kenneth F. Mackenzie born 7 Oct 1882 in Truro, Nova Scotia the son of Hugh Mackenzie and Jean Walker Blanchard. He married 23 June 1910 Aileen Sinclair. The families lived in Nova Scotia and New England.
This volume is supplementary to the book printed in 1907 under the same title, “The Wildbores in America.” Aside from the older generations, we have the newly weds and the newly born to consider and place. Hundreds of members of the family have contributed to the wealth of information contained in this volume and the …
This is the genealogy of Martin and Charlot Linde Gosse, who came to America about 1846 from Prussia. They settled in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin and after their arrival with their children, Martin and Charlot purchased land in Town Mosel and became farmers. The known children of Martin and Chariot were: August (1829-1902), Henrietta (1831-1911), Charles Gustav (1834-1880), William (1836-1909), Herman (1838-1915), Augusta (1843-1925), Gottlieb Heinrich (1845-1888), and Johann H. (unknown).
When the 175th Anniversary celebration of St. John’s Church was first planned for the Fall of 1945 it was thought desirable that at last a permanent record be made of the great adventure which is her history. Booklets had been printed at odd times such as the occasion of the 150th anniversary in 1920, in …