Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Old Ohio Schools
Wonderful, wonderful web site with pictures by county of schools that were closed, abandoned, or just "gone."
check this one out!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Roster of 172nd Regiment

This link will take you to a regimental roster and the dates of muster.
172nd Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry
THIS Regiment was organized at Gallipolis, O., May 14, 1864, to serve one hundred days. It was composed of the Forty-seventh Battalion, Ohio National Guard, from Guernsey County; a part of the Fortieth Battalion, Ohio National Guard, from Brown County; the Eighty-fourth Battalion, Ohio National Guard, from Adams County; and the Seventy-seventh Battalion, Ohio National Guard, from Jackson County. The One Hundred and Seventy-second performed guard-duty at Gallipolis, O., during its whole term of service. It was mustered out Sept. 3, 1864, on expiration of term of service. (Roster of Ohio Soldiers, Vol. IX, p. 447)

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Indiana Court documents

This is an amazing resource! Most families from Ohio have connections to Indiana. I found a relative who was sued for Public Indecency for uttering an innapropriate word in a conversation...ok, he was a minister! Another "cousin" tried to get his 13 year old daughter committed to the Indiana Industrial Home for Girls because she wouldn't go to school. My 3rd great grandmother was sued for commenting on the living arrangements of two unmarried people. These are all the original documents from the 1800's...and you can view them. What an incredible collection...absolutely fascinating.

Click on "Adults" on left side of page (This is the Muncie Public Library, so it takes a minute to load.)

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