Tuesday, January 28, 2014

PLANNING YOUR VISIT

Planning to visit SLPL's Genealogy Room in the near future? You can quickly and easily create a list of items to look at while here using your home computer!

Note: Let’s assume you’re looking for info on Gasconade County (Mo.) ancestors.

Go here and click Catalog (near top of the screen).

The Search Bar on this screen should say All Fields.

Type gasconade county missouri genealogy (case doesn’t matter) and click Search.

You will get a list of library materials that match your search criteria. To the left of each title listed is a number and a little box. Click on the little box next to each title of interest to save it. Once you’ve looked at all the choices on that screen, click Print It and More at the bottom of the screen.

You will be offered a number of choices, including:

Place Hold(s)
Add to Your Lists
Email
Print
Text This to Me

You can thus immediately print a list of your selections; email or text the list to your phone or computer (or the phone or computer of a friend). You don’t need to be a Library cardholder to do any of these things.

If you are a cardholder, you can also create a List that attaches to your account, or you can place a hold on circulating items (sorry, most items in the Genealogy Room do not circulate).

By the way, if you want your search for Gasconade County items to be fairly thorough, you should also search using each of the following phrases:

gasconade county missouri history
gasconade county missouri newspapers
gasconade county missouri maps
gasconade county missouri families

Simply change gasconade and missouri to reflect the state and county of interest. We’ll see you soon!

Need additional info? Ask a Librarian!

UPCOMING GENEALOGY & CIVIL WAR CLASSES

The following classes will be held at Central Library in downtown St. Louis:

SAT, FEB 8, 10:30 am-11:30 am
Heroes of the USCT (United States Colored Troops)
Tom Pearson discusses book, manuscript, microfilm, and Internet sources of information on the struggles and triumphs of African American Civil War soldiers. Training Room, 2nd Floor. To register/more information: tpearson@slpl.org.

SAT, MAR 22, 10:30 am-Noon
The Price is Right: the Genealogist’s Guide to Free Stuff on the Internet
Tom Pearson shows genealogists sites where they can find free digitized books; newspapers; magazines; forms & charts; clip art; images & photographs; maps; music; and podcasts, plus sites they can use to create free blogs & websites. Training Room, 2nd Floor. To register/more information: tpearson@slpl.org.

The following classes are co-sponsored by St. Louis Public Library; locations vary:

THURS, FEB 6, 7:30 pm-9 pm
St. Clair County Genealogical Society & SLPL present:
The Price is Right: the Genealogist’s Guide to Free Stuff on the Internet
Tom Pearson shows genealogists sites where they can find free digitized books; newspapers; magazines; forms & charts; clip art; images & photographs; maps; music; and podcasts, plus sites they can use to create free blogs & websites. St. Luke Parish Center, North Church and East "C" Sts., Belleville, Illinois 62222. To register/more information: tpearson@slpl.org.

THURS, FEB 13, 7 pm-8:30 pm
Madison County Genealogical Society & SLPL present:
The Price is Right: the Genealogist’s Guide to Free Stuff on the Internet
Tom Pearson shows genealogists sites where they can find free digitized books; newspapers; magazines; forms & charts; clip art; images & photographs; maps; music; and podcasts, plus sites they can use to create free blogs & websites. Edwardsville Public Library, 112 S. Kansas St., Edwardsville, IL 62025. To register/more information: tpearson@slpl.org.

NOTES: In case of inclement weather, you can call 314-241-2288 to see if Central Library will be open that day.

St. Clair County Genealogical Society and Madison County Genealogical Society cancel meetings if school is cancelled in those cities that day.

Want to be added to my email class notification list? Contact me here (tpearson@slpl.org) with NOTIFY in the Subject line. It’s that simple!

THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS: A SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

INTRODUCTION

The British early in the War of 1812 blockaded American ports with 75 naval vessels, greatly reducing American imports and exports, and angering many residents of New England who were dependent on foreign trade for their livelihoods.

After Napoleon's defeat and abdication in 1814, the British were able to begin a land offensive against the Americans. They were able to burn Washington, D.C., in 1814, but were unable to reduce or capture Fort McHenry in Baltimore Harbor ("The Star-Spangled Banner").

The British also began a campaign against New Orleans in an effort to block commerce on the Mississippi River. In a battle fought two weeks after a peace treaty between Britain and the U.S. had been signed, a force of militiamen and Army regulars under Andrew Jackson decisively defeated a force of British regulars at the Battle of New Orleans on January 8, 1815.

Wikipedia article—Battle of New Orleans:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_New_Orleans

LIBRARY LOCATIONS

HG: History, Geography, & Travel Room (Central Library)
ELB: Entertainment, Literature, & Biography Room (Central Library)
ST: Stacks (Central Library)

BU: Buder Branch
CP: Carpenter Branch
SC: Schlafly Branch

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Title: The Battle of New Orleans.
Author/Compiler: Remini, Robert Vincent.
Local Call Number: ST; CP—973.5239.
Publication Date: 1999.
Format: Books.

Title: The Battle of New Orleans; an informal history of the war that nobody wanted: 1812.
Author/Compiler: Chidsey, Donald Barr.
Local Call Number: ST—973.5.
Publication Date: 1961.
Format: Books.

Title: The naval war of 1812: or, The history of the United States Navy during the last war with Great Britain, to which is appended an account of the battle of New Orleans.
Author/Compiler: Roosevelt, Theodore.
Local Call Number: ST—973.525 Vol [ 1].
Publication Date: 1910.
Format: Books.

Title: Patriotic fire: Andrew Jackson and Jean Laffite at the Battle of New Orleans.
Author/Compiler: Groom, Winston.
Local Call Number: HG—973.5239.
Publication Date: 2006.
Format: Books.

Title: The generals: Andrew Jackson, Sir Edward Pakenham, and the road to the Battle of New Orleans.
Author/Compiler: Patterson, Benton Rain.
Local Call Number: HG—973.5239.
Publication Date: 2005.
Format: Books.

Title: Struggle for the gulf borderlands : the Creek War and the Battle of New Orleans, 1812-1815 .
Author/Compiler: Owsley, Frank Lawrence.
Local Call Number: ST—973.5238.
Publication Date: 1981.
Format: Books.

Title: Sink or be sunk! : the naval battle in the Mississippi Sound that preceded the Battle of New Orleans / maps by Sarah Foster.
Author/Compiler: La Violette, Paul E. Foster, Sarah. Local Call Number: ST—973.525.
Publication Date: 2002.
Format: Books.

Title: The siege of New Orleans.
Author/Compiler: Brooks, Charles B.
Local Call Number: ST—973.5.
Publication Date: 1961.
Format: Books.

Title: Blaze of glory; the fight for New Orleans, 1814-1815.
Author/Compiler: Carter, Samuel.
Local Call Number: ST--973.523.
Publication Date: 1971.
Format: Books.

Title: Andrew Jackson, the border captain.
Author/Compiler: James, Marquis.
Local Call Number: ST—B JACKSON.
Publication Date: 1933.
Format: Books.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

THE WARSAW UPRISING

INTRODUCTION

The Warsaw Uprising was a major World War II operation by the Polish resistance Home Army to liberate Warsaw from occupying German forces. The rebellion was timed to coincide with the approach of the Soviet Union's Red Army towards the eastern suburbs of the city while the Germans retreated. The Soviet advance stopped abruptly, however, which enabled the Germans to regroup and demolish the city while inflicting horrific casualties on the Polish resistance, which fought on for 63 days with little outside support.

The Uprising was the largest single military effort undertaken by any European resistance movement during World War II. Warsaw was finally liberated from German control on 17 January 1945 by the Red Army and the First Polish Army—although by this time, 85% of the buildings in Warsaw had been destroyed, and at least 150,000 Polish civilians had been killed in the fighting or executed summarily by the Germans.

Wikipedia article--Warsaw Uprising

LIBRARY LOCATIONS

HG: History, Geography, & Travel Room (Central Library)
ELB: Entertainment, Literature, & Biography Room (Central Library)
ST: Stacks (Central Library)

BU: Buder Branch
CP: Carpenter Branch
DA: Julia Davis Branch
KI: Kingshighway Branch
MA: Machacek Branch
SC: Schlafly Branch

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Title: And we are not saved.
Author/Compiler: Wdowinski, David.
Local Call Number: 940.92 [ST]
Publication Date: 1963.
Format: Books.

Title: The battle of the Warsaw ghetto.
Author/Compiler: Mendelson, Shloyme.
Local Call Number: 940.92 [ST]
Publication Date: 1944.
Format: Books.

Title: Between two evils: the World War II memoir of a girl in occupied Warsaw and a Nazi labor camp.
Author/Compiler: Radlo, Lucyna B.
Local Call Number: B RADLO LUCYNA [DI; MA]
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Books.

Title: Dying, we live: the personal chronicle of a young freedom fighter in Warsaw, 1939-1945.
Author/Compiler: Julian Eugeniusz Kulski.
Local Call Number: 940.53438 [ST]
Publication Date: 1979.
Format: Books.

Title: The fighting ghettos. Translated and edited by Meyer Barkai.
Author/Compiler: Zuckerman, Isaac.
Local Call Number: 940.92 [ST]
Publication Date: 1962.
Format: Books.

Title: I remember nothing more: the Warsaw Children's Hospital and the Jewish resistance / Adina Blady Szwajger; translated from the Polish by Tasja Darowski and Danusia Stok.
Local Call Number: 940.5318 [ST]
Publication Date: 1990.
Format: Books.

Title: I saw the siege of Warsaw.
Author/Compiler: Polonius, Alexander.
Local Call Number: 940.92 [ST]
Publication Date: 1941.
Format: Books.

Title: Martyrs and fighters; the epic of the Warsaw ghetto.
Author/Compiler: Friedman, Philip.
Local Call Number: 940.92 [ST]
Publication Date: 1954.
Format: Books.

Title: The pianist : the extraordinary true story of one man's survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945 / Wladyslaw Szpilman ; with extracts from the diary of Wilm Hosenfeld ; foreword by Andrzej Szpilman ; epilogue by Wolf Biermann ; translated by Anthea Bell.
Local Call Number: 940.5318092 [SC]
Publication Date: 2003.
Format: Books.

Title: Secret city : the hidden Jews of Warsaw, 1940-1945.
Author/Compiler: Paulsson, Gunnar S.
Local Call Number: 940.53180 [ST]
Publication Date: 2002.
Format: Books.

Title: A square of sky; recollections of my childhood.
Author/Compiler: David, Janina.
Local Call Number: 940.92 [ST]
Publication Date: 1966.
Format: Books.

Title: The stars bear witness, tr. and ed. by Leonard Goldstein.
Author/Compiler: Goldstein, Bernard.
Local Call Number: 940.92 [ST]
Publication Date: 1949.
Format: Books.

Title: Tale of a city.
Author/Compiler: United States. Office of War Information.
Local Call Number: 940.92 [ST]
Publication Date: 1942
Format: Books.

Title: Warsaw 1944: Hitler, Himmler, and the Warsaw uprising.
Author/Compiler: Richie, Alexandra.
Local Call Number: 940.534384 [BU]
Format: Books.

Title: Warsaw ghetto, a diary by Mary Berg, edited by S.L.Shneiderman.
Local Call Number: 940.92 [ST]
Publication Date: 1945.
Format: Books.

Title: Warsaw in chains. Translated from the original Polish by Norbert Guterman.
Author/Compiler: Korbonski, Stefan.
Local Call Number: 943.8 [ST]
Publication Date: 1959.
Format: Books.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

PERIODICAL SPOTLIGHT: FAMILY TREE MAGAZINE

Their January/February 2014 issue features these articles:

Playing to the Crowd (crowdsourcing) Write On! (the history of handwriting)

Bright Ideas (41 ways to revitalize your research/break through brick walls in 2014)

Family Tree Harvest (utilizing online family tree databases)

Photographic Memories (all about daguerreotype)

Finding Russian Roots (eight strategies for finding Russian roots)

Workbook: Land Records

The Toolkit: House Histories; Privacy plug-ins; Newspaper Searching on GenealogyBank; review of Family Tree Builder 7.0

Headstone Heirlooms (getting all the info possible from headstones)

1921Canada Census (what you can find in it)

You can read this magazine (and past issues of this title) in the Genealogy Room at Central Library (St. Louis).

Link to Genealogy Pages on the SLPL website

PERIODICAL SPOTLIGHT: FAMILY CHRONICLE

Their January/February 2014 issue features these articles:

Locating German Parish Records (these records are often vital when researching kin from Deutschland)

Does Anybody Have a Question? (structuring research questions to get the best results)

The Mysterious Letter (solving the riddle posed by a letter written 175 years ago)

Patricia Evans’ Happy Days (examining the childhood of one lady to highlight the importance of preserving memories for future generations)

Kook, “Krock,” or Klansman (you never know what you’ll find in the attic)

First Looks: Family Tree Builder 7.0 (a look at the latest software release from MyHeritage.com)

Beyond the Book: Family History Slide Shows (a new series looks at innovative ways to share your family history)

Gifts From the Grave: Ukranian Research (a woman’s quest to find out more about her grandmother’s childhood)

Your Family’s Baggage (you never know what you’ll find in old trunks or suitcases)

Getting Payment for a Family History Book: Resolving the Dilemma (recovering the cost of publishing a family history book)

The Back Page (raw data—birth, marriage, death—doesn’t tell the whole story)

You can read this magazine (and past issues of this title) in the Genealogy Room at Central Library (St. Louis).

Link to Genealogy Pages on the SLPL website

Monday, January 13, 2014

JOAN OF ARC: A SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

INTRODUCTION

Joan of Arc (French: Jeanne d'Arc) was born 6 January 1412 to a peasant family in north-eastern France. She claimed to have received visions from God instructing her to support the French claimant to the throne (Charles VII) by relieving France from English domination during the Hundred Years' War. Charles sent her to Orleans as part of a relief mission to that besieged city. The siege was lifted a scant nine days after her arrival.

Several additional French victories in rapid succession led to the coronation of Charles at Reims. On 23 May 1430, Joan was captured at Compiegne by the Burgundians (English allies) and transferred to English custody. She was put on trial by the pro-English Bishop of Beauvais (Pierre Cauchon) on a variety of charges, and was burned at the stake for heresy at the age of 19. Joan would later be declared a saint by the Roman Catholic Church.

Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_of_Arc

LIBRARY LOCATIONS

HG: History, Geography, & Travel Room (Central Library)
ELB: Entertainment, Literature, & Biography Room (Central Library)
ST: Stacks (Central Library)

BU: Buder Branch
CP: Carpenter Branch
DA: Julia Davis Branch
KI: Kingshighway Branch
MA: Machacek Branch
SC: Schlafly Branch

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Title: The girl in white armor; the story of Joan of Arc. Illustrated by Joe Isom.
Author/Compiler: Paine, Albert Bigelow.
Local Call Number: B JOAN [ST]
Publication Date: 1967.
Format: Books.

Title: Jeanne d'Arc, maid of Orleans, deliverer of France; being the story of her life, her achievements, and her death, as attested on oath and set forth in original documents; edited by T. Douglas Murray.
Author/Compiler: Joan, of Arc, Saint; Murray, T. Douglas; Courcelles, Thomas de; Manchon, Guillaume; and Pierre Cauchon.
Local Call Number: B JOAN [ST]
Publication Date: 1902.
Format: Books.

Title: Joan of Arc. Translated from the French by Gerard Hopkins.
Author/Compiler: Fabre, Lucien, and Gerard Hopkins.
Local Call Number: B JOAN [ST]
Publication Date: 1954.
Format: Books.

Title: Joan of Arc.
Author/Compiler: Gordon, Mary.
Local Call Number: B JOAN [ELB; BU; DA; KI]
Publication Date: 2000.
Format: Books.

Title: Joan of Arc [St. Jeanne d'Arc.]
Author/Compiler: Lowell, Francis Cabot.
Local Call Number: B JOAN [ST]
Publication Date: 1896.
Format: Books.

Title: Joan of Arc.
Author/Compiler:Lucie-Smith, Edward.
Local Call Number: B JOAN [ST]
Publication Date: 1977.
Format: Books.

Title: Joan of Arc by herself and her witnesses. Translated from the French by Edward Hyams.
Author/Compiler: Pernoud, R├ęgine.
Local Call Number: B JOAN [ST]
Publication Date: 1966 1964.
Format: Books.

Title: Joan of Arc: the image of female heroism / Marina Warner.
Author/Compiler: Warner, Marina.
Local Call Number: B JOAN OF ARC [ST]
Publication Date: 1981.
Format: Books.

Title: Joan of Arc : the legend and the reality.
Author/Compiler: Gies, Frances.
Local Call Number: B JOAN OF ARC [ELB]
Publication Date: 1981.
Format: Books.

Title: Joan of Arc : self portrait / compiled and translated by Willard Trask.
Author/Compiler: Joan, of Arc, Saint, and Willard R. Trask.
Local Call Number: B JOAN [ST]
Publication Date: 1936.
Format: Books.

Title: Joan of Arc, (Jeanne d'Arc) with twelve illustrations.
Author/Compiler: James, Grace.
Local Call Number: B JOAN [ST]
Publication Date: 1910.
Format: Books.

Title: Saint Joan of Arc.
Author/Compiler: West, Victoria Sackville.
Local Call Number: B JOAN [ST]
Publication Date: 1936.
Format: Books.

Title: The trial of Joan of Arc.
Author/Compiler: Jones, A. E.
Local Call Number: 345.0288 [ST]
Publication Date: 1980.
Format: Books.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY FOR PERRY COUNTY, MISSOURI [PART THREE]

This is Part Three of a list of some of the books in our collection that provide genealogical or historical information about Perry County, Missouri. We can check books for you if they are indexed or arranged alphabetically. Send any requests to webref@slpl.org. Please include your mailing address—we can bill you for any copies made.

Title: A modern Eden : a history of Perry County, Missouri.
Author/Compiler: Perry County Historical Society.
Local Call Number: 929.3778 PERRY [GENEALOGY ROOM]
Publication Date: 1991.
Format: Books.

Title: Mount Hope Cemetery.
Author/Compiler: Perry County Historical Society.
Local Call Number: 929.3778 PERRY [GENEALOGY ROOM]
Publication Date: 1992.
Format: Books.

Title: Naturalizations 1821-1905, Perry County, Missouri.
Author/Compiler: Perry County Historical Society. Book Committee.
Local Call Number: 929.3778 PERRY [GENEALOGY ROOM]
Publication Date: 2009.
Format: Books.

Title: Original land patentees of Perry County, Missouri.
Author/Compiler: Perry County Historical Society. Book Committee.
Local Call Number: 929.3778 PERRY [GENEALOGY ROOM]
Publication Date: 2000.
Format: Books.

Title: Perry County marriage records.
Author/Compiler: Perry County Historical Society. Book Committee.
Local Call Number: 929.3778 PERRY [GENEALOGY ROOM]
Publication Date: 1999.
Format: Books.

Title: Perry County Missouri birth & death records, 1883-1893.
Author/Compiler: Perry County Historical Society. Book Committee.
Local Call Number: 929.3778 PERRY [GENEALOGY ROOM]
Publication Date: 2003.
Format: Books.

Title: Perry County Missouri newspaper abstracts.
Author/Compiler: Perry County Historical Society. Book Committee..
Local Call Number: 929.3778 PERRY [GENEALOGY ROOM]
Publication Date: 2013.
Format: Books.

Title: Public schools of Perry County, Missouri: from the beginning and as they changed.
Local Call Number: 929.3778 PERRY [GENEALOGY ROOM]
Publication Date: 2007.
Format: Books.

Title: A reconstructed census of Perry County, Missouri, 1821.
Author/Compiler: O'Rourke, Timothy J.
Local Call Number: 929.3778 PERRY [GENEALOGY ROOM]
Publication Date: 1979.
Format: Books.

Title: The Spanish land grants of our own Perry County, Missouri.
Author/Compiler: Perry County Historical Society. Book Committee.
Local Call Number: 929.3778 PERRY [GENEALOGY ROOM]
Publication Date: 1984.
Format: Books.

Title: Wittenberg, Perry County, Missouri.
Author/Compiler: Mills, Billie.
Local Call Number: 929.3778 PERRY [GENEALOGY ROOM]
Publication Date: 2003.
Format: Books.

Title: Young & Sons Funeral Home, Inc.
Author/Compiler: Perry County Historical Society. Book Committee.
Local Call Number: 929.3778 PERRY [GENEALOGY ROOM]
Publication Date: 1997.
Format: Books.

Questions? Ask a Librarian!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

UPCOMING GENEALOGY & CIVIL WAR CLASSES

The following classes will be held at Central Library in downtown St. Louis:

SAT, JAN 18, 10:30 am-Noon
Squeezing Your Sources: Getting the Most from Local & County Histories
Tom Pearson shows genealogists how to get the most information possible from town and county histories. Training Room, 2nd Floor. To register/more information: tpearson@slpl.org.

SAT, FEB 8, 10:30 am-11:30 am
Heroes of the USCT (United States Colored Troops)
Tom Pearson discusses book, manuscript, microfilm, and Internet sources of information on the struggles and triumphs of African American Civil War soldiers. Training Room, 2nd Floor. To register/more information: tpearson@slpl.org.

SAT, MAR 22, 10:30 am-Noon
The Price is Right: the Genealogist’s Guide to Free Stuff on the Internet
Tom Pearson shows genealogists sites where they can find free digitized books; newspapers; magazines; forms & charts; clip art; images & photographs; maps; music; and podcasts, plus sites they can use to create free blogs & websites. Training Room, 2nd Floor. To register/more information: tpearson@slpl.org.

The following classes are co-sponsored by St. Louis Public Library; locations vary:

THURS, FEB 6, 7:30 pm-9 pm
St. Clair County Genealogical Society & SLPL present:
The Price is Right: the Genealogist’s Guide to Free Stuff on the Internet
Tom Pearson shows genealogists sites where they can find free digitized books; newspapers; magazines; forms & charts; clip art; images & photographs; maps; music; and podcasts, plus sites they can use to create free blogs & websites. St. Luke Parish Center, North Church and East "C" Sts., Belleville, Illinois 62222. To register/more information: tpearson@slpl.org.

THURS, FEB 13, 7 pm-8:30 pm
Madison County Genealogical Society & SLPL present:
The Price is Right: the Genealogist’s Guide to Free Stuff on the Internet
Tom Pearson shows genealogists sites where they can find free digitized books; newspapers; magazines; forms & charts; clip art; images & photographs; maps; music; and podcasts, plus sites they can use to create free blogs & websites. Edwardsville Public Library, 112 S. Kansas St., Edwardsville, IL 62025. To register/more information: tpearson@slpl.org.

NOTES: In case of inclement weather, you can call 314-241-2288 to see if Central Library will be open that day.

St. Clair County Genealogical Society and Madison County Genealogical Society cancel meetings if school is cancelled in those cities that day.

Want to be added to my email class notification list? Contact me here (tpearson@slpl.org) with NOTIFY in the Subject line. It’s that simple!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

ELLIS ISLAND: A SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

INTRODUCTION

Ellis Island, in Upper New York Bay, was the gateway for millions of immigrants to the United States. It served as the nation's busiest immigrant inspection station from 1892-1954. The island was greatly enlarged with land reclamation between 1892-1934. Ellis Island was made part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument in 1965, and has hosted a museum of immigration since 1990. Although long considered part of New York State, a 1998 United States Supreme Court decision found that most of the island is in New Jersey.

Wikipedia article about Ellis Island:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellis_Island

LOCATION CODES

CE—Central Express
HG—History and Geography Room (Central Library)
SS—Social Sciences Room (Central Library
ST—Stacks (Central Library)
BA—Baden Branch
BU—Buder Branch
CP—Carpenter Branch
DA—Julia Davis Branch
SC—Schlafly Branch
WA—Walnut Park Branch

BIBLIOGRAPHY

This is a list of just some of the books in our collection that contain information about Ellis Island and immigration to this country.

Title: American passage: the history of Ellis Island.
Author: Cannato, Vincent J.
Local Call Number: 325.73 [SS; BU]
Publication Date: 2009.
Format: Books.

Title: Ellis Island; foreword by Lee Iacocca.
Author: Tifft, Wilton S.
Local Call Number: Oversize 917.471 [WA]
Publication Date: 1990.
Format: Books.

Title: Ellis Island: echoes from a nation's past / essays by Norman Kotker [et al.].
Author/Compiler: Kotker, Norman and Susan Jonas.
Local Call Number: Oversize 325.1 [ST]
Publication Date: 1989
Format: Books.

Title: Ellis Island: a pictorial history.
Author: Benton, Barbara.
Local Call Number: 325.1 [ST; BU; DA; WA]
Publication Date: 1985.
Format: Books.

Title: Ellis Island interviews: in their own words.
Author/Compiler: Coan, Peter M.
Local Call Number: 304.873 [SS; BU]
Publication Date: 1997.
Format: Books.

Title: Ellis Island research.
Author: Carmack, Sharon DeBartolo.
Local Call Number: 929.1 [GENEALOGY ROOM]
Publication Date: 2011.
Format: Books.

Title: From Ellis Island to JFK: New York's two great waves of immigration.
Author: Foner, Nancy.
Local Call Number: 974.71008 [HG; BU]
Publication Date: 2000.
Format: Books.

Title: Gateway to liberty: the story of the Status of Liberty and Ellis Island.
Author: Shapiro, Mary J.
Local Call Number: 974.71 [ST; MA; WA]
Publication Date: 1986.
Format: Books.

Title: In search of liberty: the story of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
Author: Bell, James B. and Richard I. Abrams.
Local Call Number: 974.71 [ST; KI]
Publication Date: 1984.
Format: Books.

Title: Island of hope, island of tears.
Author/Compiler: Brownstone, David M. and Irene M. Franck.
Local Call Number: 325.10973 [ST]
Publication Date: 1979.
Format: Books.

Title: Toward a better life: America's new immigrants in their own words: from Ellis Island to the present; foreword by Barry Moreno ; preface by Stephen A. Briganti.
Author: Coan, Peter M.
Local Call Number: 304.873 [MA]
Publication Date: 2011.
Format: Books.

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY FOR PERRY COUNTY, MISSOURI [PART TWO]

This is Part Two of a list of some of the books in our collection that provide genealogical or historical information about Perry County, Missouri. We can check books for you if they are indexed or arranged alphabetically. Send any requests to webref@slpl.org. Please include your mailing address—we can bill you for any copies made.

Title: Bois Brule : the Catholic churches of Belgique, Claryville, Lithium & Sereno.
Author/Compiler: Perry County Historical Society. Book Committee.
Local Call Number: 929.3778 PERRY [GENEALOGY ROOM]
Publication Date: 1997.
Format: Books.

Title: Brown Cemetery and associated: (James) Brown Farm cemetery, Roth Cemetery.
Author/Compiler: Perry County Historical Society. Book Committee.
Local Call Number: 929.3778 PERRY [GENEALOGY ROOM]
Publication Date: 1991. Format: Books.

Title: County of Perry, State of Missouri, 1876 [census]. Author/Compiler: Perry County Historical Society. Book Committee.
Local Call Number: 929.3778 PERRY [GENEALOGY ROOM]
Publication Date: 1997.
Format: Books.

Title: Deaths from Perry Co. newspapers, 1870-1890.
Author/Compiler: Perry County Historical Society. Book Committee.
Local Call Number: 929.3778 PERRY [GENEALOGY ROOM]
Publication Date: 1999.
Format: Books.

Title: The genealogist and historian's guide to Perry County, Missouri.
Author/Compiler: Hoehn, Larry.
Local Call Number: 929.3778 PERRY [GENEALOGY ROOM]
Publication Date: 1985.
Format: Books.

Title: Home Cemetery.
Author/Compiler: Perry County Historical Society. Book Committee.
Local Call Number: 929.3778 PERRY [GENEALOGY ROOM]
Publication Date: 1999.
Format: Books.

Title: Map, Perry County, Missouri, 1898 : townships, farms, school districts, post offices.
Author/Compiler: Beauman, Guy.
Local Call Number: 912.778694 [GENEALOGY ROOM]
Publication Date: 2004.
Note: A map of Perry County, Missouri showing 1898 township and district boundaries, with names of landowners and acreage of each. Also shows town names, roads, railroads, drainage, and names of adjoining counties/states.
Format: Maps.

Title: Marriage records Perry County, Missouri : Book "A" 1825-1841.
Author/Compiler: Woodruff, Howard W. (Mrs.).
Local Call Number: 929.3778 PERRY [GENEALOGY ROOM]
Publication Date: 1971.
Format: Books.

Title: Maryland Catholics on the frontier : the Missouri and Texas settlements.
Author/Compiler: O'Rourke, Timothy J.
Local Call Number: 929.3752 [GENEALOGY ROOM]
Publication Date: 1973.
Format: Books.

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Friday, January 3, 2014

THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION: A SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

INTRODUCTION

The Emancipation Proclamation was an executive order issued by President Abraham Lincoln on 1 January 1863. Contrary to popular opinion, it did not free all the slaves then held in the United States. It in fact only freed the slaves in those states then in rebellion against the United States. It did not apply to slave states that had remained loyal to the Union, or to any area controlled by the Union Army on 1 January 1863.

Lincoln had previously issued a Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation on 22 September 1862. This proclamation gave slave states a chance to end the rebellion and keep their slaves, for the Proclamation of 1 January 1863 would only apply to states still in a state of rebellion. None of the rebelling states took advantage of this opportunity.

Wikipedia article on the Emancipation Proclamation:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emancipation_Proclamation

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SS—Social Sciences Room (Central Library
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BA—Baden Branch
BU—Buder Branch
CB--Cabanne Branch
CP—Carpenter Branch
DA—Julia Davis Branch
SC—Schlafly Branch
WA—Walnut Park Branch

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Title: 100 years of emancipation, essays by Harry V. Jaffa [and others].
Author/Compiler: Goldwin, Robert A., and Jaffa, Harry V.
Local Call Number: 326 [SS]
Publication Date: 1964.
Format: Books.

Title: Abraham Lincoln and the road to emancipation, 1861-1865.
Author: Klingaman, William K.
Local Call Number: 973.7092 [MA]
Publication Date: 2001.
Format: Books.

Title: Act of justice : Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and the law of war.
Author: Carnahan, Burrus M.
Local Call Number: 973.714 [HG]
Publication Date: 2007.
Format: Books.

Title: Colonization after emancipation: Lincoln and the movement for Black resettlement.
Author: Magness, Phillip W. Page, Sebastian N.
Local Call Number: 973.714 [HG]
Publication Date: 2011.
Format: Books.

Title: Emancipating Lincoln: the proclamation in text, context, and memory.
Author: Holzer, Harold.
Local Call Number: 973.714 [CE; HG; SC]
Publication Date: 2012.
Format: Books.

Title: The Emancipation proclamation.
Author: Franklin, John Hope.
Local Call Number: 973.7 [SC]
Publication Date: 1995.
Format: Books.

Title: The Emancipation Proclamation: three views (social, political, iconographic); with a foreword by John Hope Franklin.
Series: Conflicting worlds.
Author/Compiler: Holzer, Harold. Medford, Edna Greene. Williams, Frank J.
Local Call Number: 973.714 [ST; BU; DA; SC]
Publication Date: 2006.
Format: Books.

Title: Final freedom: the Civil War, the abolition of slavery, and the Thirteenth Amendment.
Series: Cambridge historical studies in American law and society.
Author: Vorenberg, Michael.
Local Call Number: 973.714 [ST; CB; DA]
Publication Date: 2001.
Format: Books.

Title: Freedom national : the destruction of slavery in the United States, 1861-1865.
Author: Oakes, James.
Local Call Number: 973.714 [HG; BU; DA; SC; WA]
Publication Date: 2013.
Format: Books.

Title: Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation : the end of slavery in America.
Author: Guelzo, Allen C.
Local Call Number: 973.714 [ST; DA]
Publication Date: 2004.
Format: Books.

Title: Lincoln's hundred days : the Emancipation Proclamation and the war for the union.
Author: Masur, Louis P.
Local Call Number: 973.714 [HG; SC]
Publication Date: 2012.
Format: Books.

Title: The long road to Antietam : how the Civil War became a revolution.
Author: Slotkin, Richard.
Local Call Number: 973.7336 [HG; BU; CP; SC]
Publication Date: 2012.
Format: Books.

Title: O freedom! Afro-American Emancipation celebrations.
Author: Wiggins, William H.
Local Call Number: 973.714 [DA]
Publication Date: 1987.
Format: Books.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY FOR PERRY COUNTY, MISSOURI [PART ONE]

This is Part One of a list of some of the books in our collection that provide genealogical or historical information about Perry County, Missouri. We can check books for you if they are indexed or arranged alphabetically. Send any requests to webref@slpl.org. Please include your mailing address—we can bill you for any copies made.

Title: 1850 census of Perry County.
Author/Compiler: Book Committee, Perry County Historical Society.
Local Call Number: 929.3778 PERRY [GENEALOGY ROOM]
Publication Date: 1995.
Format: Books.

Title: 1860 census, Perry County, Missouri.
Author/Compiler: Book Committee, Perry County Historical Society.
Local Call Number: 929.3778 PERRY [GENEALOGY ROOM]
Publication Date: 1994.
Format: Books.

Title: 1870 census, Perry County, Missouri.
Author/Compiler: Book Committee, Perry County Historical Society.
Local Call Number: 929.3778 PERRY [GENEALOGY ROOM]
Publication Date: 1999.
Format: Books.

Title: 1880 Census-Perry County, Missouri.
Author/Compiler: Book Committee, Perry County Historical Society.
Local Call Number: 929.3778 PERRY[GENEALOGY ROOM]
Publication Date: 1999.
Format: Books.

Title: 1900 census-Perry County, Missouri.
Author/Compiler: Book Committee, Perry County Historical Society.
Local Call Number: 929.3778 PERRY [GENEALOGY ROOM]
Publication Date: 1999.
Format: Books.

Title: 1910 census, Perry County, Missouri.
Author/Compiler: Book Committee, Perry County Historical Society.
Local Call Number: 929.3778 PERRY [GENEALOGY ROOM]
Publication Date: 2000.
Format: Books.

Title: 1920 census, Perry County, Missouri.
Author/Compiler: Book Committee, Perry County Historical Society.
Local Call Number: 929.3778 PERRY [GENEALOGY ROOM]
Publication Date: 2002.
Format: Books.

Title: 1930 census, Perry County, Missouri.
Author/Compiler: Book Committee, Perry County Historical Society.
Local Call Number: 929.3778 PERRY [GENEALOGY ROOM]
Publication Date: 2003.
Format: Books.

Title: Abstracts from the Perryville Union, September 13, 1862-28 December 1877.
Author/Compiler: Schmidt, Gerald.
Local Call Number: 929.3778 PERRY [GENEALOGY ROOM]
Publication Date: 1996.
Format: Books.

Title: Abstracts from the Perryville Union & the Perry County Sun newspapers #2.
Author/Compiler: Book Committee, Perry County Historical Society.
Local Call Number: 929.3778 PERRY [GENEALOGY ROOM]
Publication Date: 2000.
Format: Books.

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