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Friday, November 11, 2011

Fold3 WWII Collection for Veterans Day


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Whether you're interested in the historic events or the people who influenced them, Fold3 brings these stories directly to you through documents, pages, and photos as we honor those who served in World War II and in all military engagements throughout U.S. history.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Tombstone Thursday - Birkenmayer


My friend and a member of TSGS, Vannetta McDowell, asks on Face Book, no less, "where's your weekly Thursday blog/tombstones? and what about an update on last night's TSGS meeting...... Have you gotten lost? Enquiring minds want to know..." I did say she was a friend?

Vannetta, I have not posted a Tombstone Thursday for some time - this one is for you and all of the "Tombstone Thursday" fans!

Locust Hill Cemetery

Evansville, Indiana

Section 10

George F. Birkenmayer*

16 Dec 1834-26 Jun 1908

His Wife

Sophia Struck Birkenmayer

14 Oct 1836-18 Mar 1899

* George's panel to the right was never completed...

birth date is from the left panel with

death date from the cemetery's Online database
The photo below is the backside of this marker with four of the Birkenmayer children. I took these photos one day this past summer, because it is one of the metal markers (some of these were made by Sears - I do not know the manufacturer of this marker).

- Photo taken & submitted by JGWest

[Tombstone Thursday is dedicated in memory of Donald G. West 1952-2000]

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

TSGS Presents 4-H Award


TSGS makes 4-H Award presentation...

TSGS 4-H Coordinator John G. West & Becky West attended the Posey County, Indiana 4-H Awards Dinner on Nov. 1st. to present the TSGS Glenda K. Trapp Memorial Award Certificate to Morgan Zoch for her achievement and activities in the 4-H Genealogy Project.

The Tri-State Genealogical Society is pleased to recognize 4-H youth and encourage them to research their family histories. The 4-H project demands a lot from the 4-H'er to learn the proper way to document their history and to maintain copies of the documents and photographs. The society congratulates Morgan on her involvement in genealogy!

Monday, November 7, 2011

TSGS Meeting Notice 08 Nov 2011


The Tri-State Genealogical Society will conduct its monthly membership meeting tomorrow night at Willard Library on the second floor beginning at 7:00 PM.

The meeting is open to the general public at no charge. There will be a brief business meeting followed by our guest speaker.

Stanley A. Schmitt will speak about "Civil War Evansville." Stan holds a Degree in History and has researched numerous historical and genealogical subjects over the past 30 years. He is currently Vice-President of the Vanderburgh County Historical Society, Advisory Board Member of the Canal Society of Indiana, member of the history committees for the Pigeon Creek Greenway and the Evansville Bicentennial. His interest in Evansville during the Civil War is the result of long time research of Willard Library's newspaper collection. Some of this information will be the basis of an online joint project by the Evansville Courier and the Vanderburgh County Historical Society for the Civil War Sesquicentennial. Stan had four Great, Great Grandfathers who served in the 38th., 42nd. and 44th. Indiana Regiments during the Civil War.

A door prize will be drawn from those attending, must be present to win.

Don Counts, TSGS President

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Download Some Free Small Books


I have been to this site and downloaded about 8 free books... one of them "History of Russelville and Logan County, Kentucky" by Finley 1878 has 243 pages!

Here is a listing of the free small books that we have for download.
This is a commercial site
and you need to go to the "Free Small
books" in the middle of the page and click on the "here" to connect
to the site. Follow the instructions at top of the page "here" takes you.
Free Books In Gallery:
GA: History of Crisp Co. DAR 1916
History of Washington Co. by Ella Mitchell, 1924
N.C. Marriage Bonds of Tryon County NC from 1769-1870.
Friends Records of Births and Deaths, Cane Creek, NC
St. Bartholomew’s Parish, NC
Bertie Co. Wills (1795-1840 abt.) NCHGR
Bertie Co. Marriages 1762-1834 (1809-1819 missing)
S. C. Annals and Parish Register of St. Thomas - St. Denis SC
St. James Church, Goose Creek, SC 1706-1909
Marriage Notices in SC & American General Gazette
Chronicles of St. Mark’s Parish Santee Circuit
Township, SC.
French & Swiss Protestants in Charleston the Santee,
Naturalization Records 1695-96
Vestry of St. Matthew’s Parish, SC 1769-1838
History of Grandal Shoals (Cherokee & Union Co., SC
History of Fairfield Co., SC by Ederington
The Parish of St. Michael, SC
South Carolina in the Rev. War. by A. Southron
Tenn. History of Overton County, Tenn. by Goodpasture.
Reminiscences of Early Settlements & Settlers of
McNairy Co.,
Tenn. by Gen. Marcus Wright
Va. Lunenburg County, Va. Wills 1746-1825
Frederick Parish, Va. 1744-1780, Churches, Chapels, etc.
Revolutionary Soldiers and Sailors for Northampton Co.,
Virginia Wills Before 1799 by Wm. M. Clemens
Historical Sketches of “Old Bruton Church”
Williamsburg, Va.
Williamsburg Wills Abt. 1750-1825
Old Surry, Va.
History of Hampton & Eliz. City Co. Va. Tyler 1922
Scotch-Irish in the Valley of Virginia by Waddell
Penn. Penn. Marriages Prior to 1799
W.Va History of Marion Co., W. VA. by Geo. A. Dunnington
Sketches of Wood Co. W. VA by S. C. Shaw
S-I Scotch-Irish in America by Dinsmore
Scotch-Irish in the Valley of Virginia by Waddell

This is DMK Heritage who sells Genealogical CD's, but the above or free!

- Submitted by Doris Christian