Sunday, November 17, 2013

Research Trip to Ft. Wayne

Last Monday I took a day off and completed a research trip to the Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library in Ft. Wayne.  I always enjoy researching in this library, and manage to find something new every time.

Though I didn't prepare fully for the trip, and ended up using a 'shotgun' approach to research, jumping from family to family, I did manage to find some gems, a synopsis of which follows:

  • Cummings family : Found plat maps of Winston County, Alabama locating the land where Eileen's ancestors bought land just before the Civil War.  These maps show the location of neighbors as well, many of whom married into the family, which may lead to making more connections.
  • Wardlaw/Wardlow family : Found estate and guardianship records indicies in Clermont County, Ohio with references to original records for me to contact the court and obtain copies.  Also located records of deeds and mortgages in early Clermont County, Ohio and early tax records
  • Wright family : Found estate and guardianship records referenced in Clermont County, Ohio with references to original records for me to contact the court and obtain copies.  Also located records of deeds and mortgages in early Clermont County, Ohio and early tax records.
  • Stuber family : Located cemetery records in Spencerville, Allen County, Ohio that mark the resting place of two Stuber infants.
  • Orcutt/Pierpont family : Located a family genealogy on the Orcutt ancestry that included the family of Harry Pierpont, through his mother, Lena (Orcutt) Pierpont.
  • Fessenden/Wright family : Located the family genealogy on the Fessendean family and the section detailing the Hannah (Fessenden) Wright family.
  • Freeze Family : Located mention of the family in early newspaper records of Wabash County, Indiana.
  • Jarrett Family : Located court records of Corinne's line in Koscuisko County, Indiana.
  • Chew Family : Located mention of the family in early newspaper records of Jay County, Indiana.
  • Wehrly Family : Located mention of the family in early newspaper records of Jay County, Indiana.
  • LeMaster Family : Located mention of the family in early newspaper records of Jay County, Indiana.
  • Haley Family : Located mention of the family in early newspaper records of Jay County, Indiana.
Will follow up with more detailed posts as I input this information into my database.  
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