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An angel is a supernatural being or spirit often depicted as benevolent who acts as a guardian spirit or a guiding influence.   That’s an apt description of our Book Angels, who donate funds to help us acquire books on our library’s genealogical “wish list.” 

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Black Regulars and Militiamen in the War of 1812
DONATE: Black Regulars and Militiamen in the War of 1812
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Military

The Black American soldier was a rarity between the Revolutionary War and the Civil War. When Congress passed the Militia Act of 1792, it required that “every free able-bodied white male citizen” join his state militia. It is implied that non-whites could not participate in the militia but it left open the possibility that non-whites could join the U.S. Army. The U.S. Army did permit Blacks to serve in the army, but only as cooks or officer’s servants between the two wars. Cracks in these restrictions appeared for a short time during the War of 1812. Congress passed An Act for Completing the Existing Military Establishment on 24 December 1811 in which it was stated that only “able bodied men” may be recruited in the army. No restrictions for race will appear in any military legislation passed during the War of 1812. Without proper rules and regulations governing this issue of recruiting Black soldiers, some commanders in the army did recruit Blacks. This work identifies 455 Black men who enlisted in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812 and another 662 Blacks who served as militiamen in a number of state militias. This book is an expanded version of the author’s original book, Black Regulars in the War of 1812, which was first published in 2015. Mr. Johnson is a lineal descendant of five veterans of the War of 1812 and he is the past president of the Society of the War of 1812 in the State of Ohio (2008-2011). He is currently the Archivist General for the General Society of the War of 1812 and has served as the Historian General for this society.

Census Substitutes & State Census Records Vol 2 Southeastern States
DONATE: Census Substitutes & State Census Records Vol 2: Southeastern States
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General

In this Third Edition - Vol. 2, William Dollarhide identifies Census Substitutes, as well as State Census Records for twelve (12) Southeastern states of the U.S. (Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida). The Census Substitutes are those name lists derived from tax lists, directories, military lists, land ownership maps, voter registrations, and other compilations of names of residents for an entire state, portions of a state, or larger counties of a state. Thirty-eight (38) states conducted colonial, territorial, or state censuses that are extant and available for research today.

DONATE: Census Substitutes & State Census Records Vol 3: NorthCentral States
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General

In this Third Edition - Vol. 3, William Dollarhide identifies Census Substitutes, as well as State Census Records for ten (10) Northcentral states of the U.S. (Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota, and North Dakota). The Census Substitutes are those name lists derived from tax lists, directories, military lists, land ownership maps, voter registrations, and other compilations of names of residents for an entire state, portions of a state, or larger counties of a state. Thirty-eight (38) states conducted colonial, territorial, or state censuses that are extant and available for research today.

Census Substitutes & State Census Records Vol 1 Northeastern States & US Territories
DONATE: Census Substitutes & State Census Records Vol 1: Northeastern States & US Territories
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General

In this Third Edition – Vol. 1, William Dollarhide identifies Census Substitutes, as well as State Census Records for ten (10) Northeastern states of the U.S. (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware); as well as seven (7) U.S. Territories. (Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Panama Canal Zone (1903-1979), Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa & The Philippines (1902-1946). The Census Substitutes are those name lists derived from tax lists, directories, military lists, land ownership maps, voter registrations, and other compilations of names of residents for an entire state, portions of a state, or larger counties of a state. Thirty-eight (38) states conducted colonial, territorial, or state censuses that are extant and available for research today.

Map Guide to Swiss Parish Registers, Canton of Graubunden
DONATE: Map Guide to Swiss Parish Registers, Canton of Graubunden
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Switzerland

Unlike American genealogical research, where the place to search is usually a civil registration (city, county, and state), European research is usually related to an ecclesiastical jurisdiction. In 18th and 19th century Switzerland, one must search the parish registers for births, christenings, marriages, deaths and burials. The historic boundaries for the Swiss cantons and amtsbezirke are quite well defined, and this volume lays them out in map form. Listings are given for both Catholic and Protestant parishes, along with what records are available and where to access them. Contact information, and the municipalities covered by each parish is found, making your Swiss research much easier to accomplish.

The Society is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable California corporation. All gifts are deductible for personal or corporate tax purposes to the fullest extent of the law. Our federal tax identification number is 95-3080681.

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