24 April 2015

WCGS April 2015 Meeting and Special May Workshop

By Pamela Pattison Lash

Here's a report on WCGS April meeting and the special workshop in May from VP Mary Alice Roth:


     The Williams County Genealogical Society held their meeting on Monday, April 13, 2015.  The speaker was First Families Chairman Kim Smith.  She gave a powerpoint presentation on all the steps needed to become a member of the First Families of Williams County.  The applicant must be a member in good standing of the Williams Co. Genealogical Society,  there must be original documents, if available, of birth certificates, marriage records, divorce records (if Applicable) of yourself, your parents, grandparents and ancestors, of the same name, who were settled in Williams County, Ohio on or before December 31, 1860. Some of these records may be found in an adjoining county to where you think it should be.

     Many genealogical organization sites on the Internet are acceptable but must be fully cited as well as the URL citation along with a copy of the original document, if available.

     There are many requirements to be submitted but it's well worth it for you and your ancestors to be honored at the Annual Banquet in June.  So, start now by coming to our meetings to find out more about collecting documentation for next year.  Maybe a summer trip could include going to places where you may find information.

     Don't forget our Spring Workshop on Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the West Annex of the Bryan Public Library in Bryan, Ohio.  Amanda Wells Blackman from Indiana will be returning to present a program on how to date photos by type of photo, clothing and jewelry worn, hair style, medals worn and props used by the photographer.  Bring a photo of an ancestor at be identified after the formal presentation.  You must register with Jane at the library 419-636-6734 by Wednesday, May 6, 2015.  There will be a $5.00 registration fee.  Pizza and coffee will be provided for lunch or you may bring your own lunch and beverage.

     The purpose of the WCGS is preservation of county records and family research.  Monthly meetings are held on the second Monday of each month, excluding July and August, at 6:30pm, in the conference room of the West Annex of the Bryan Public Library.  The public is invited to attend all meetings.  For further information concerning the WCGS, visit the Website at www.wcgs-ogs.com or write the WCGS, P.O. Box 293, Bryan, Ohio 43506.

16 April 2015

A May 2015 Workshop on Dating Photographs


The Williams County Genealogical Society will hold its Spring Workshop on Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in the West Annex of the Bryan Public Library, Bryan, Ohio.

Amanda Wells Blackman, from Indiana, will be returning to present a more in-depth program on how to date photos by type of photo, clothing and jewelry worn, hair style, medals and props used by the photographer.  This will also give her more time to help you with the photo of your ancestor to determine the approximate date or time period the photo was taken.  Bring your old family photo to be identified after the formal presentation.

You must register with Jane at the library 419-636-6734, due to limited space, by Wednesday, May 6, 2015.  There will be a $5.00 registration fee.

Pizza and coffee will be provided for lunch or you may bring your own lunch and beverage.

The purpose of the WCGS is preservation of county records and family research.  Monthly meetings are held on the second Monday of each month, excluding July and August, at 6:30 pm, in the West Annex of the Bryan Public Library.  The public is invited to attend all meetings.  For further information concerning the WCGS, visit the website at www.wcgs-ogs.com or write the WCGS, P.O. Box 293, Bryan, Ohio 43506.

12 April 2015

Jabez Jones, Jr., Who Is His Father??

By Pamela Pattison Lash

Recently I received an email from a fellow who is trying to prove that Jabez Jones, Jr. is the son of Jabez Jones, SR, a W1812 veteran who settled in NW Ohio.  If anyone has more to share, email me.  Here's what I have:


1 Jabez Jones
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Birth: 23 Jun 1792, Hampshire Co, VA
Death: 12 Mar 1884, Bryan, Pulaski Twp, Williams Co, OH
Burial: Brown Cem, Center Twp, Williams Co, OH
Father: David Jones
Mother: Sarah Sumpter

To Ross Co with parents c 1803; after marriage to Keziah they settled in Bean Creek, Oct 1832; removed to Fulton Co, OH, then back to Williams Co; died at home of his son, John B Jones

War of 1812 service - Page 66 of the Jan 1988 WCGS newsletter in a listing of Grave Registration of Veterans for Brown Cemetery: He was a Private in the War of 1812, on the roll of Captain John Van Meter's company,
Note - from Roster of Ohio Soldiers in War 1812 p228-230
Ohio Militia, serving July 29-Aug 13, 1813; he was discharged 13 Oct 1813
Note - Also in same company are
Lt Samuel Jones
Sgt Aaron Jones
Pvt Henry Jones
Pvt Moses Jones
Pvt Ambrose Grafton

1830 Colerain, Ross, Ohio; Series: M19; Roll: 139; Page: 290; Family History Library Film: 0337950
Jabez Jones
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 2
Free White Persons - Under 20: 4
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 3
Total Free White Persons: 7
Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 7

Jabez Jones of Williams Co, OH
Issue Date: 2 Apr 1829
Acres: 80
Meridian: 1st PM
State: Ohio
County: Defiance
Township: 4-N
Range: 3-E
Section: 21
Accession Number: OH0590__.493
Metes and Bounds: No
Land Office: Piqua
Canceled: No
US Reservations: No
Mineral Reservations: No
Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
Document Number: 492

Jabez was a voter in Pulaski Twp Elections 1840, 1842, 1843, and 1846

Williams County, Ohio Probate – Will of Moses Jones, 21 April 1865 case number 930 p293-295

Copy of the last will and testament of Moses Jones deceased admitted to record 1 Apr 1865 – this day came Jabez Jones by Great and Owen his attorneys and filed in this court an authenticated copy of the last will and testament of Moses Jones late of Ross Co and the state of Ohio deceased  as admitted into record in wills and authenticated by probate court of said county is as directed that said copy as authentication by the judge be recorded in the record of wills of Williams County, GE Long Probate Judge.  Said copy

I Moses Jones of County of Ross and state of Ohio being of lawful age of sound mind and memory
Son Cornelius and his heirs all the land lying in Williams County and he shall have charge of my son Jonas and provide clothing and room during his lifetime and

My beloved wife Ann shall consent to go with him and take with her the minor children

Legalese on if they don’t follow him (Cornelius and take care of Jonas) then they will be paid some money; mentions 80 acre lot; Ambrosia Grafton is exempt from this (move??) – she gets a mortgage

And if Jonas dies then the land will be divided up amongst the heirs

Will written 23 Nov 1844
Witnesses – AW Thompson, Jonathan Sherman

March Term 1845 Ross Co these witnesses appeared with the will of the deceased Moses Jones before the court

Later Nicholas Throckmorton, Judge, 17 Apr 1865 authenticated the copy of this (I assume for Jabez Jones to bring to the Williams County Court)


1850 Jefferson, Williams, Ohio; Roll: M432_741; Page: 24B; Image: 53
Jabdse Jones 58 VA farmer
Keza Jones 49 OH
Sarah Jones 21 OH
Edward Jones 21 OH
Malinda Jones 18 OH
Austin Jones 13 OH
David Jones 24 OH

1860 Franklin, Fulton, Ohio; Roll: M653_965; Page: 357; Image: 182; Family History Library Film: 803965
Jabez Jones 68 VA farmer
Kaziah Jones 59 PA
Austin Jones 23 OH

1870 Franklin, Fulton, Ohio; Roll: M593_1202; Page: 91A; Image: 185; Family History Library Film: 552701
J B Jones 78 VA farmer
Keziah Jones 68 PA

1880 Center, Williams, Ohio; Roll: 1078; Family History Film: 1255078; Page: 598A; Enumeration District: 010; Image: 0056
William Ayres 73
Sarah C. Ayres 53 OH-VA-PA
George W. Ayres 22
William J. Ayres 21
Francis Ayres 12
Samuel D. Ayres 19
Jabez Jones 87 VA-VA-Germ  f-i-l

Goodspeed p479-480
Jabez Jones was born in Hampshire County, Va., June, IJ92; while
young, he, with his father's Camily, came to Ross County, Ohio. He
came to Jefferson Township in the spring of 1834; was elected the first
Justice of the Peace in Northwestern Ohio, and he is now living in
Bryan, at the advanced age of ninety years. He was a soldier of the
war of 1812; was at Upper Sandusky (now Fremont), with Gen. Harrison.
At the celebration at Bryan, July 4, 1876, Mr. Jones, with six
other soldiers of 1812, sat on the stand; these have all passed on before
him.

Month:
03
Day:
20
Year:
1884
Source
Source:
BRYPRS
Page:
5
Column:
4

Month:
3
Day:
20
Year:
1884
Source
Source:
BRYDEM

Spouse: Keziah Barkhimer
Birth: 1801, Fairfield Co, OH
Death: c1875, Franklin Twp, Fulton Co, OH
Marriage: 10 Oct 1822, Fairfield Co, OH

Children: Jabez (1817-<1900)
John B (1823-)
David (1826-)
Sarah C (1827-1898)
Edward (1829-)
Malinda (1832-)
Austin (1837-)

1.1 Jabez Jones
--------------------------------------------------
Birth: 1817, OH
Death: bef 1900

1840 Pulaski Twp, Williams Co, OH
Jabez Jones, JR
1m under 5
1m 20-29
1f 20-29

1850 Pulaski, Williams, Ohio; Roll: M432_741; Page: 93A; Image: 185
Jober Jones 34 OH
Juliann Jones 30 OH
William Jones 11 OH
Cyutha Jones 9 OH
Peliny Jones 7 OH
Adalade Jones 5 OH
Alison Jones 1 OH
Susan Jones 60 OH

1860 Pulaski, Williams, Ohio; Roll: M653_1052; Page: 47; Image: 97; Family History Library Film: 805052
Jabez Jones 43 OH
Julia A Jones 44 PA
Wm H Jones 21 OH
Columbia D Jones 17 OH
Adelia Jones 15 OH
Putney A Jones 13 OH
Cornelius Jones 8 OH
Sarah C Jones 5 OH

1870 United States Census, 1870," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M6GQ-2VB : accessed 22 February 2015), Cornelius Jones in household of Jabez Jones, Ohio, United States; citing p. 27, family 210, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,781.
Pulaski Twp, Williams Co, OH
Jabez Jones M 53 Ohio
Julia A Jones F 54 Pennsylvania
Puttney Jones M 28 Ohio
Adelaide Jones F 23 Ohio
Cornelius Jones M 18 Ohio
Catherine Jones F 15 Ohio
William Jones M 3 Ohio

1880 Pulaski, Williams, Ohio; Roll: 1078; Family History Film: 1255078; Page: 621D; Enumeration District: 011; Image: 0104
Jaby Jones 63 OH-VA-VA
Julia A. Jones wife 64 PA-PA-PA
Leah C. Jones dau 24 OH-OH-PA
William H. H. Jones grandson 13 OH-OH-OH

Spouse: Julia A Ranck
Birth: 7 Nov 1815, PA
Death: 16 Nov 1900, Bourbon, Marshall Co, IN

1900 Bourbon, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: 391; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 0069; FHL microfilm: 1240391
Julia A Jones 74 PA-PA-PA widow, pensioner 7/5 ch
Charles Jones son 48 single OH-OH-PA plasterer
Leah C Jones dau 45 single OH-OH-PA

Marriage: 10 Jul 1838, Ross Co, OH

Children: William H (1839-)
Synthia Norton (1840-1907)
Putney Allison (1842-)
Plessy/Pliny Columbia D (1843-)
Adelaide (1845-)
Charles Cornelius (1852-)
Leah Catherine (1855-)

1.1.1 William H Jones
--------------------------------------------------
Birth: 1839, OH

1.1.2 Synthia Norton Jones
--------------------------------------------------
Birth: 20 Mar 1840, OH
Death: 12 Feb 1907, Carlton, Barry Co, MI

Spouse: Abraham S Bostater
Marriage: 2 Feb 1860, Barry Co, MI

1.1.3 Putney Allison Jones
--------------------------------------------------
Birth: 1842

1.1.4 Plessy/Pliny Columbia D Jones
--------------------------------------------------
Birth: 1843, OH

1.1.5 Adelaide Jones
--------------------------------------------------
Birth: 1845, OH

1.1.6 Charles Cornelius Jones
--------------------------------------------------
Birth: Feb 1852, OH

1.1.7 Leah Catherine Jones
--------------------------------------------------
Birth: Jun 1855, OH

Spouse: Abraham S Bostater

1.2 John B Jones
--------------------------------------------------
Birth: 1823, OH

1850 Pulaski, Williams, Ohio; Roll: M432_741; Page: 87A; Image: 173
John Saddoris 36
Susan Saddoris 26
Amanda Saddoris 10
Winifield Saddoris 8
Orlando Saddoris 6
Elizabeth Saddoris 4
Filmore Saddoris 1
John B Jones 26
Samuel Radkey 23

1860 Bryan, Williams, Ohio; Roll: M653_1052; Page: 41; Image: 85; Family History Library Film: 805052
John B Jones 36 OH
Maria J Jones 32 OH
Flora Delia Jones 9 OH
Ella A Jones 4 OH

1870 Bryan, Williams, Ohio; Roll: M593_1282; Page: 198A; Image: 399; Family History Library Film: 552781
John B Jones 47 OH farmer
Maria Jones 42 OH
Flora Jones 19 OH
Ella Jones 15 OH

Spouse: Maria

1.3 David Jones
--------------------------------------------------
Birth: 1826

1.4 Sarah C Jones
--------------------------------------------------
Birth: 1827, OH
Death: 1898

Spouse: William Ayres
Marriage: 1856

1.5 Edward Jones
--------------------------------------------------
Birth: 1829, OH

1870 Center, Williams, Ohio; Roll: M593_1282; Page: 46A; Image: 95; Family History Library Film: 552781
Edward Jones 40
Mary J Jones 36
Henry Jones 16
John Jones 12
Rachel Jones 10
Williard Jones 8
Ellen Jones 6
George Jones 3

1.6 Malinda Jones
--------------------------------------------------
Birth: 1832

1.7 Austin Jones
--------------------------------------------------
Birth: 1837

Sarah E. Palmer b: 4 Dec 1844 in Fulton County, Ohio
Married: 3 Jul 1872
Children
 Norris Emerson Jones b: 10 Jul 1873
 Firi Jones b: 2 Jun 1882
 Norman E. Jones b: 14 Jun 1884
 Otto Jones b: 1885

26 March 2015

WCGS March Meeting and Info for April Gathering 2015

By Pamela Pattison Lash

VP Mary Alice Roth has a report from the March WCGS Meeting.  Here is what she has to share:


The Williams County Genealogical Society held the last meeting on Monday, March 9, 2015.  Our speaker was Kent Juillard who lives in the rural Stryker area.  He started by telling part of his journey in life as an artist and teacher in Defiance and Tennessee colleges.

     Later, Kent returned to the family homestead, with his wife, where farming became a big part of his life.  He was very fortunate to have four sets of grandparents until he was 29 years old.  He kept a little journal on each of the four grandparent's families (Juillard-Werder-Bernath-Cramer).

     The Thurston family started in the United States with John.  He was the first Thurston to arrive from Suffolk, England on May 10, 1637 aboard the Mary Ann.  He settled in Medford, Massachusetts with his wife and fathered several children.

     Kent's grandpa Mathias Thurston served in the Civil War.  He fought at the Lookout Mountain Battle where he got shot in the neck.  He was at the Battle of Chickamauga in Georgia where he was a forager.

     Grandma Gertrude Cramer Bernath had all of grandpa Mathias' letters he wrote home while he was in the Civil War.  These letters were written to his girlfriend, Sarah, who later became his wife. The letters were hard to read because there were lines written between the lines due to lack of more paper.  These letters and the diary Mathias wrote during the war are in Kent's personal collection.

     The speaker at the April 13, 2015 meeting will be Kim Smith, Williams Co. First Families Chairman.  She will give information on the date of family settling in the county and proof needed for each family name, if more than one is eligible for induction into the Williams Co. First Families.  This will be valuable information if you have families who settled in the county prior to or as of 1860.  Any person who submits eligible information, before the April deadline, will be recognized at our Annual Banquet in June.

     The purpose of the WCGS is preservation of county records and family research.  Monthly meetings are held on the second Monday of each month, excluding July and August, at 6:30pm, in the conference room of the West Annex of the Bryan Public Library.  The public is invited to attend all meetings.

     For further information concerning the WCGS, visit the Website at www.wcgs-ogs.com or write to the WCGS, P.O. Box 293, Bryan, Ohio 43506.  
 

08 March 2015

Newspaper Detailing Gets It Wrong - Mrs Walter Lewis v Walter Lewis, 1901

By Pamela Pattison Lash


Sometimes a newspaper notice of a divorce is not as accurate as one would like.  This is such a case.

Bryan Democrat (Bryan, OH), 30 March 1901 and 4 April 1901 p9 c6
Martha E Strock Lewis v Walter Lewis

Married on or about 13 May 1898
No children
Walter has been willfully absent for three years or more
Martha is the owner of household goods and furniture plus Lot 5, Ayers Addition, West Unity, OH
Martha wants a divorce, reasonable alimony, quit title to real estate, and be restored to her maiden name of Martha E Strock

A genealogy friend sent me the divorce notice for this couple. I checked several newspaper issues for a result of divorce but did not find any more information on the court news.  Here are the inaccurate details when comparing the newspaper account with other records:
1.  The record of marriage in the newspaper is incorrect.
2.  The maiden name of the plaintiff was not Strock but Dick.
3.  There was a child born to the couple.  In fact she has a son, Donald L Strock, b3 May 1903 whose father was listed as Walter L Strock.  There is a possibility that Martha asked for the divorce to be dismissed, got back together with Walter, and later filed after her son was born, approximately two years later.

Martha E Dick mar Levi J Strock, 12 Oct 1887, Williams Co, OH (V5 p359)
Mrs. Martha E Strock mar Walter Lewis, 19 May 1897, Williams Co, OH (V7 p120)

Martha Elizabeth Strock
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 08 Jan 1952
Gender: Female
Age: 89
Race: White
Birth Date: 15 Dec 1862
Birthplace: West Jefferson Twp Williams Co Ohio
Birth Year (Estimated): 1863
Father's Name: Phillip Dick
Mother's Name: Elizabeth Tressler
Informant – Donald L Strock - he died in Toledo September 1988; on his marriage license (which I've seen), he listed his father as Walter L Strock.

1900 Brady, Williams, Ohio; Roll: 1332; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0100; FHL microfilm: 1241332
Martha Struck
[Martha Strock]
Age: 38
Birth Date: Dec 1861
Birthplace: Ohio
Home in 1900: Brady, Williams, Ohio
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother: number of living children: 1
Mother: How many children: 1
Household Members:
h/h 170/175 Martha Struck 38 (Dec 1861) widow OH-Germ-PA no occup, 1/1 ch
Guy P Struck 11 (Aug 1888) son OH-OH-OH

1910 Brady, Williams, Ohio; Roll: T624_1241; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 0117; FHL microfilm: 1375254
Martha Strock
Age in 1910: 48
Birth Year: abt 1862
Birthplace: Ohio
Home in 1910: Brady, Williams, Ohio
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
Household Members:
h/h 239/244 Martha Strock 48 widow 2/2 ch
Guy Strock 21 son works in lathe saw mill
Donald Strock 7 son

1920 Freedom, Wood, Ohio; Roll: T625_1448; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 151; Image: 1132
Martha E Strock
Age: 58
Birth Year: abt 1862
Birthplace: Ohio
Home in 1920: Freedom, Wood, Ohio
Street: Front Street
House Number: X
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Widowed
[Widow]
Father's Birthplace: Bavaria
Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
Able to Speak English: Yes
Occupation: None
Household Members:
h/h 112/113 Martha E Strock 58 OH-Bav-OH, widow, no occup
Donald Strock 16 son OH-PA-OH no occup

1930 West Unity, Williams, Ohio; Roll: 1891; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0001; Image: 13.0; FHL microfilm: 2341625
Name: Martha E Strock
Birth Year: abt 1862
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birthplace: Ohio
Marital Status: Widowed
Homemaker?: Yes
Home in 1930: West Unity, Williams, Ohio
Street address: East Jackson St.
Dwelling Number: 212
Family Number: 208
Home Owned or Rented: Owned
Home Value: 800
Radio Set: No
Lives on Farm: No
Attended School: No
Able to Read and Write: Yes
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Able to Speak English: Yes
Household Members:
h/h 212/208 Martha E Strock 68

1940 West Unity, Williams, Ohio; Roll: T627_3169; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 86-1
Name: Martha E Strock
Respondent: Yes
Age: 78
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1862
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birthplace: Ohio
Marital Status: Widowed
Home in 1940: West Unity, Williams, Ohio
Street: Jackson Street
Farm: No
Inferred Residence in 1935: West Unity, Williams, Ohio
Residence in 1935: Same House
Resident on farm in 1935: No
Sheet Number: 7A
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 167
Occupation: Housewife
House Owned or Rented: Owned
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 650
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: High School, 4th year
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 0
Duration of Unemployment: 0
Class of Worker: H
Weeks Worked in 1939: 0
Income: 0
Income Other Sources: Yes
Household Members:
h/h /168 Martha E Strock 78

Martha's other son:
Guy Strock
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Place: Stryker, Williams, Ohio
Birth Date: 30 Aug 1888
Father's name: L. J. Strock
Mother's name: Martha Dick
FHL Film Number: 914034
1920 and 1930 living in Pemberville, Wood Co, OH

Guy P. Strock
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 16 Jul 1913
Event Place: Wood, Ohio, United States
Age: 24
Birth Date: 30 Aug 1888
Birth Year (Estimated): 1889
Birthplace: Stryker, Ohio
Father's Name: Levi Strock
Mother's Name: Martha Dick
Spouse's Name: Mabel Schwane
Spouse's Age: 23
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1890
Spouse's Birthplace: Pemberville, Wood Co., Ohio
Spouse's Father's Name: John Schwane
Spouse's Mother's Name: Louise Hartman

Guy Strock
SSN: 363-16-1305
Last Residence:
Ohio
BORN: 30 Aug 1888
Died: Sep 1963
State (Year) SSN issued: Michigan (Before 1951)

Guy P Strock
Birth Date: abt 1888
Age at Death: 75
Death Date: 26 Sep 1963
Death Place: Toledo, Ohio
Newspaper Information: Newspaper: Bowling Green Sentinel-Tribune; Newspaper Date: 27 Sep 1963; Newspaper Page: 2 Column: 3; Repository: Center for Archival Collections, BGSU; Years Available:
Notes: LONG CEMETERY PEMBERVILLE OH




28 February 2015

WCGS February 2015 Meeting and Info on March Gathering

By Pamela Pattison Lash

VP Mary Alice Roth of the Williams County Genealogical Society has a report on the last WCGS meeting and what's coming up in March.  Here's what Mary Alice has to say:


The Williams County Genealogical Society held the last meeting on Monday, February 9, 2015.  President Pat Goebel gave a presentation on Citing Your Sources.....Where Did I Find This?  This was designed to show the many ways necessary to cite your family information.  Citing is a way to record where the information was found to prove it's valid.  It also will provide yourself or others the way to get back to the same information for further research.

     Pat discussed acknowledging other people's works and opinions through the proper way to cite what was found in books, newspapers, publications, articles in magazines and journals.  Photographs need the photographer (if known), name of person, date (if known), if it's a photocopy or original and if you hold the original photograph in your private collection.  Always use pencil to write on anything so ink doesn't bleed through or onto other photographs.

     Any information like maps, correspondence, bible records, deeds, birth and death certificates, census or online findings should be recorded in the same way.

     Our next meeting will be on Monday, March 9, 2015 at 6:30pm.  Kent Juillard, from the Stryker area, will be speaking about his grandfather, Mathias Thurston, a Civil War veteran.  He will share the many interesting details that are in his possession.

     The purpose of the WCGS is preservation of county records and family research.  Monthly meetings are held on the second Monday of each month, excluding July and August, at 6:30pm, in the conference room of the West Annex of the Bryan Public Library.  The public is invited to attend all meetings.

     For further information concerning the WCGS, visit the Website at www.wcgs-ogs.com or write to the WCGS, P.O. Box 293, Bryan, Ohio 43506.

28 January 2015

WCGS Jan 2015 Meeting and Info on February Meeting


 By Pamela Pattison Lash

News from WCGS VP Mary Alice Roth:

The Williams County Genealogical Society held their meeting on Monday, January 12, 2015.  One new member joined the society.  Many ways of organizing family material was discussed.  Using folders with family names on the front is very useful to separate several families.  This information can be broken down into many different categories within the folder.  A digital book of military history of relatives is very useful.  Also, a digital book of your own life will provide critical information for future generations.

     Our next meeting will be held on Monday, February 9, 2015.  Our speaker will be President Pat Goebel.  She will present her findings on Where Did I Find This?.....     Citing Your Sources.  Pat has resourced this subject and come up with her program to assist you with reasons, ways and methods to cite the material you find for your family information.  You're not sure what citing is.....Citing is recording where you found each piece of family information to verify it.

     The purpose of the WCGS is preservation of county records and family research.  Monthly meetings are held on the second Monday of each month, excluding July and August, at 6:30pm, in the conference room of the West Annex of the Bryan Public Library.  The public is invited to attend all meetings.

     For further information concerning the WCGS, visit the Website at www.wcgs-ogs.com or write to the WCGS, P.O. Box 293, Bryan, Ohio 43506.