Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Newly Added

Newly Added to McComb Public Library's genealogy collection: 

Virginia Tax Payers, 1782-87
Other than those published by the U. S. Census Bureau

Newly Added to Liberty Public Library's genealogy collection:

1. Amite County, Mississippi Historical & Genealogical Connections
Volume 6

2. Phares Families Who Migrated to the Felicianas Early in the 19th Century and Their Family Connections
by Frances Phares

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Recently Added, Part 3

17. Elbert County, Georgia – Deed Books A-J, 1791-1806 – Michal Martin Farmer

18. The Records of the Virginia Company of London (Volumes 1 & 2)
The Court Book, from the manuscript in the Library of Congress
Edited with an introduction and bibliography by Susan Myra Kingsbury

19. Mecklenburg County Marriages, 1765-1853 – John Vogt and T. William Kethley, Jr.
Mecklenburg County, Virginia

20. Frederick County Marriages, 1738-1850 – John Vogt and T. William Kethley, Jr.
Frederick County, Virginia

21. Ninety Six District, South Carolina:  Journal of the Court of Ordinary – Brent H. Holcomb
Inventory book Will book 1781-1786

22. Will Book 1, 1773-1783, Halifax County, Virginia – Marian Dodson Chiarito

23. Will Book 2, 1783-1792, Halifax County, Virginia – Marian Dodson Chiarito

24. Miscellaneous Records – Williamson County, Tennessee – Louise Gillespie Lynch
Volumes 2, 6, & 7

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Recently Added, Part 2

9. Spartanburg County / District South Carolina – Albert Bruce Pruitt
Deed abstracts, Books A-T 1785-1827 (1752-1827)
"The deeds in this book were recorded in books from about 1785 to 1827. The money changed hands from 1752 to 1827. Only a few transactions between 1752 and about 1774 are recorded. During this period, the state line was indeterminate...some transactions may have been recorded in North Carolina, "As would be expected, most of the land described is in present day Spartanburg and Cherokee Counties. Some land is in Union Co. which was, for a time, part of Spartanburg Dist. Also, there is land on the boundary between Spartanburg and Union or Greenville Counties. However, for some reason, there are also a few deeds for land in North Carolina (primarily Rutherford County), Tennessee and Georgia"--Foreword, 2nd prelim. page.

10. Cavaliers and Pioneers – Nell Marion Nugent
Abstracts of Virginia land patents and grants, 1666-1695

11. Cavaliers and Pioneers – Nell Marion Nugent
Abstracts of Virginia land patents and grants, 1695-1732

12. Historical Register of Virginians in the Revolution – John H. Gwathmey
Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, 1775-1783

13. Units of the Confederate Army – Joseph H. Crute
Provides a brief history and "certain information such as organization, campaigns, losses, commanders, etc." for each unit listed in "Marcus J. Wright's List of Field Officers, Regiments, and Battalions in the Confederate States Army, 1861-1865"--Intro., p.xi.

Principal events, campaigns, and battles -- Alabama -- Arkansas -- Confederate -- Florida -- Georgia -- Indians -- Kentucky -- Louisiana -- Maryland -- Mississippi -- Missouri -- North Carolina -- South Carolina -- Tennessee -- Texas -- Virginia.

14. Tennessee Settlers and Their Descendants – Tennessee Genealogical Society
Genealogical data about some of the men and women who helped shape the Volunteer State

15. Early Adventurers on the Western Waters – Mary B. Kegley and F. B. Kegley
The New River of Virginia in Pioneer Days, 1745-1800
Volumes 1 and 2

16. Sketches of Some of the First Settlers of Upper Georgia, of the Cherokees, and the Author – George R. Gilmer
Indexed edition, reprinted from the author’s revised and corrected edition of 1926 with an added index

More to be posted tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Recently Added, part 1

Recently Added to Our Genealogy Collection!
1. Historic Families of Kentucky – Thomas Marshall Green
with special reference to stocks immediately derived from the Valley of Virginia; tracing in detail their various genealogical connexions and illustrating from historic sources their influence upon the political and social development of Kentucky and the states of the South and West

Includes the following families – McDowell, Allen, Logan

2. The “Corn Stalk” Militia of Kentucky, 1792-1811 – G. Glenn Clift
A brief statutory history of the militia and records of commissions of officers in the organization from the beginning of statehood to the commencement of the War of 1812

3. Second Census of Kentucky, 1800 – G. Glenn Clift
A privately compiled and published enumeration of tax payers appearing in the 79 manuscript volumes extant of tax lists of the 42 counties of Kentucky in existence in 1800

4. Collins Historical Sketches of Kentucky – Lewis Collins
History of Kentucky, 2 volumes, reprint of 1878 edition

5. Some Georgia County Records – S. Emmett Lucas
Volume 2, being some of the legal records of Clarke, Jasper, Morgan, Putnam, Oglethorpe, and Greene counties, Georgia

6. Genealogical Deed Abstracts, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Books 10-14 -
Herman W. Ferguson

7. Old Sparta & Elba Land Office Records & Military Warrants, 1822 – 1860 -
Marilyn Davis Barefield
“The land sold out of this office was situated in the counties, or portions of counties, of Escambia, Covington, Geneva, Houston, Henry, Dale, Coffee, Pike, Barbour, and Monroe (Alabama).” –Introduction, p. iii

8. The Old Mardisville, Lebanon & Centre Land Office Records & Military Warrants, 1834-1860 – Marilyn Davis Barefield
The land sold from the offices in Mardisville, Lebanon and Centre is located in the following counties or portions of the following counties: Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, DeKalb, Etowah, Jackson, Marshall, Randolph, St. Clair, and Talladega (Alabama).--Introduction, p. v.

More to be posted tomorrow!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

New Addition!

Recently Donated to McComb Library Genealogy: 

Tangled Threads: 
The Dennis Crain/Crane - Nancy Wheeler Family, Volumes 1 & 2

2nd printing, 2012


Friday, June 10, 2016



Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia: 1607-1624/5
4th edition, John Frederick Dorman

Volumes 1 - 3


Thursday, June 9, 2016

New Additions

New Additions to the Genealogy Collection at McComb Public Library: 

* Our Ellsworth Ancestors 
German E. Ellsworth and Mary Smith Ellsworth, Compilers
Edited by John Orval Ellsworth, Ph.D.
Contains the genealogies of David, German, and Edmund Ellsworth, according to the book. 

*Edward Higby and His Descendants
by Clinton David Higby, Ph.D.

*Thomas Skidmore (Scudamore), 1605-1684, of Westerleigh, Gloucestershire, and Fairfield, Connecticut
His ancestors and his descendants to the ninth generation, 2nd edition
Warren Skidmore

*The Descendants of Francis Muncy I 
With genealogy of allied families of Adams, Brewster, Ludlow, Skidmore, Smith, Anderson, Wheatley, Wynn, Blankenship, Dickason, Harvey, Morris, Southgate, Craven, Harrison, Helton (Hilton) Davenport, Bullock Brantley, Brown, Connell, Wells
Revised by Mary Edith Shaw

*Descendants of Thomas Canfield and Matthew Camfield
Companion to "A History of Thomas Canfield and Matthew Camfield with a genealogy of their descendants in New Jersey" by Frederick A. Canfield, 1897
Compiled by Canfield Family Association, 2006


Thursday, June 2, 2016

Recently Added

Recently Added to the Genealogy/Historical Collection: 

At McComb & Walthall Libraries (copy also available at the Liberty Library)

Bethany Presbyterian Church Family Connections, 1808-1865, Bicentennial Celebration 2008, Ariel, Amite County, Mississippi
Compiled and edited by Frances Phares


History of Orange County, New York
By Samuel W. Eager

Families of County Donegal, from the earliest times to the 20th century:
Irish family surnames with locations & origins
Including English, Scots, & Anglo-Norman Settlers and Settlements
(published as a supplement and an addition to the original:
Book of Irish Families, great & small, Volume 8)
Michael C. O’Laughlin

Irish Church Records: Their History, Availability, & Use in Family and Local History Research
Edited by James G. Ryan

New York in the Revolution: As Colony & State
2nd ed., 1898
James A. Roberts, Comptroller

History of Susquehanna, Pennsylvania
Emily C. Blackman

New England Marriages Prior to 1700
3-book set
Clarence Almon Torrey

Who’s Who in the South and Southwest:
A biographical dictionary of noteworthy men and women of the Southern and Southwestern States

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Yearbooks Added

Yearbooks Recently Donated to the McComb Library:

Southwest Mississippi Community College
Whispering Pines
1950, 1951

Southeastern Louisiana College, Hammond, LA
Le  Souvenir

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Also Added to the Collection

* Lansford (Pennsylvania): The First One Hundred Years
(1876-1976) by Richard J. Hoben

* Mayflower Ancestral Index, Vol. 1
Compiled by Milton Terry and Anne Borden Harding 

* A History of the Mallory Family
by S. V. Mallory Smith

* Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700
8th Edition, Frederick Lewis Weis

* Supplement to the Record of Connecticut Men During the War of the Revolution, 1775-1783 (2 Volumes)
Vol. 1: Rolls & Lists of Connecticut Men in the Revolution, 1775-1783
Vol. 2: Lists & Returns of Connecticut Men in the Revolution, 1775-1783 

Friday, April 15, 2016

Added to the Collection

Added to our Historical/Genealogical Section: 
 * The Early Records of First Presbyterian Church at Goshen, New York (1767-1885) 
Compiled by Charles C. Coleman 

* Families of Early Milford, Connecticut 
Compiled by Susan W. Abbott

* The New England Historical & Genealogical Register
Vol. 167: January, April, July, & October, 2013
Vol. 168: January & April, 2014

* A Genealogical History of the Descendants of Joseph Peck 
by Ira B. Peck

* Early Connecticut Marriages as Found on Ancient Church Records Prior to 1800

Edited by Frederic W. Bailey
Note: The spine of this book says "Volume 2"
The title page says "Fourth Book"