Tuesday, October 12, 2010

CCGS Llibrary - New Books October 2010

CCGS Librarian Betsy Ferris announces there’s something new for everyone at the Cape Cod Genealogical Library this fall.

The Journey Takers, by Leslie Albrecht Huber, our featured speaker in September, is a brand new book about how to tell a family history engagingly.  (See review.)  You will find this volume listed with Biographies at 92 ALBRECHT.

Eight new books added to our collection in October were gifts from CCGS Member Mona Lamkin.  These include several of interest to those researching Irish immigration, books of interest to those with ancestors from early Philadelphia, or Vermont, or those looking for information on the graveyards of New York City. 

Irish Relatives and Friends is a collection of personal notices compiled by Laura Murphy DeGrazia and Diane Fitzpatrick Haberstroh from “Information Wanted” ads in the Irish-American 1850-1871, which was published in New York City for the Irish immigrant community.  The book includes useful indexes of personal names, Irish place names, U.S. and other place names, and New York City street names.  The book is listed under Sources at 929.3 DeG.

Grosse Ile, Gateway to Canada 1832-1937, by Marianna O’Gallagher is listed in our catalog under Canadian history at 971.6 O’GA.  The book is an illustrated history of Grosse Ile in the St. Lawrence, which served as a human quarantine station for European immigrants to Canada, including many from Ireland.  The volume includes an alphabetized list of orphans in the Catholic orphanage of Quebec in 1847.

Another book useful for researching immigration is Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819, edited by Michael H. Tepper.  The Philadelphia "Baggage Lists" are an extensive list of names arranged alphabetically by surname and including the name of the ship and date of arrival in port.  You will find the book in our library among those on Sources at 929.3 TEP.

Philadelphia Maps, 1682-1982: Townships - Districts - Wards, is a guide to the history and chronological development of political divisions within the city of Philadelphia from early settlement to the present day.  It is listed among Guides to research at 929.1 PHI.

Burial Grounds of Vermont, edited by Arthur L. and Frances P. Hyde, was published by the Vermont Old Cemetery Association in 1991.  This is a comprehensive list, by county, of all cemeteries in Vermont including number of graves and dates of first and last burials.  The book is listed under Cemeteries at 929.5 HYD.

Another book about burials in Vermont includes more extensive information than simply gravestones.  Soldiers of the Revolutionary War Buried in Vermont, and anecdotes and incidents relating to some of them, was written by Walter H. Crockett, and delivered before the Vermont Historical Society in the Hall of the House of Representatives on October 27, 1904.  There are 4,608 names of Vermont Revolutionary War soldiers.  You will find the book among Sources at 929.3 CRO.

The Graveyard Shift, a Family Historian’s Guide to NYC Cemeteries, by Carolee Inskeep, was published in 2000.  This alphabetical listing of cemeteries in New York City including a brief description and contact information for each, may be found under Cemeteries at 929.5 INS.

And finally, Your Family Reunion, How to Plan It, Organize It, and Enjoy It! by George G. Morgan describes a reunion from the planning and organizing stage to pursuing genealogical research during the festivities and staying in touch with relatives afterwards.  This is a Guide to be found at 929.1 MOR.

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