The Major Collection for this week includes 395 titles from Genealogical Publishing Company and the Godfrey Memorial Library. These databases will be launched throughout the week, and will be available free for 10 days.
The databases include books in the categories of local histories, family histories and genealogies, biographies, memoirs, autobiographies, diaries and extracts from diaries, and transcripts and indexes of public records.
The amount of transcripts and indexes of public records is especially of note this week as they frequently lead to original records, which are crucial to doing family history. A few of these titles include: all three volumes of Marriages of Some Virginia Residents, 1607-1800; Names in Stone: 75,000 Cemetery Inscriptions from Frederick County, Maryland, Volume 2; all three volumes of Roster of Revolutionary Soldiers in Georgia; Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790 for the states of New York, Maryland, South Carolina, Vermont, and Connecticut.
A few of the surnames listed include: Hutchinson, Hawley, Kingman, Martin, Miller, Peck, Rice, Robinson, Ruffin, Selleck, Stimpson, Stanley, Stowell, Tinker, Torrey, Upham and Van Lennep.
There are also a large number of local histories. A few titles include: two volumes of History of Kentucky; two volumes of History of Western Maryland; Mississippi Territory in the War of 1812; History of Spartanburg County, South Carolina; The Story of Wilkes County, Georgia; A History of Muhlenberg County, Kentucky; and Ohio County, Kentucky, in the Olden Days.