Saturday, July 19, 2008

June issue of OGSQ

Articles and resources in the June issue of the Ohio Genealogical Society Quarterly (info here):

"My Own Story," by William H. Hannum

"2007 First Families of Ohio Roster," by Karen Miller Bennett, CG

"The Brook Buxton Family," by James H. Edge

"Registry of Births, Salem, Shelby Co., Ohio"

"Ohio School for the Deaf"

"1902 Deaths in Cincinnati, Ohio, with Burials Outside of Hamilton County,"

"Extracts from Manumission Record of Freed Slaves 1834-1857, Logan County Clerk of Courts." These records are most interesting, and not all are manumissions. Many appear to be legal registrations of black people who were born free; some are from Logan County, and some appear to have been made in slave states and re-filed in Logan County. A brief and incomplete web search suggests that these records would benefit from some historical and legal context: the registrants may have been complying with Ohio's 1804 "Black Code," if indeed it was still in effect. Ohio Black Laws has the text, and historian Douglas Harper offers some context at "Slavery in the North." If someone can point to a more thorough discussion on or off line, I would appreciate it.

"World War I Memorial, Dayton, Ohio," by Beryl Unger

"Pigeon Run School, Amanda Township, Allen County, Ohio," by Dwane Grace

"1977-2008, Our Past, Our Present, and Looking Forward, Wood County Chapter OGS," by Eileen Aufdencamp

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