Bios from McLean Co. IL , Posey Co. IN, Lewis Co. Mo, Crockett Co. TN & Lawrence Co. TN Added at My Genealogy Hound

The following is from MyGenealogyHound:

The most recent additions to the My Genealogy Hound website bring the current total of family biographies available to more than 22,000 biographies in 140 counties across ten states. The most recent additions include McLean County, Illinois with 1,257 biographies; Posey County, Indiana with 232 biographies; Lewis County, Missouri with 293 biographies; Crockett County, Tennessee with 72 biographies; and Lawrence County, Tennessee with 79 biographies.

Biographies are also currently being added for Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; Union County, Iowa; Brown County, Ohio; Jefferson County, Kentucky; Cross County, Arkansas; and Scotland County, Missouri.

The My Genealogy Hound website currently features more than 31,700 pages with more than 22,000 family biographies extracted from numerous County History volumes published between the 1870’s and the early 1900’s. In addition, a growing collection of more than 450 vintage county maps are also featured.

All resources on My Genealogy Hound are available completely free to all without any subscription, membership or sign-in.

The My Genealogy Hound website home page is located at: www.MyGenealogyHound.com

Biographies for Families in 11 More IA, TN, MO, KY, & AR Counties added at MyGenealogyHound.com

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Biographies for families in 11 more counties have recently been added to the My Genealogy Hound website. This brings the current total available to more than 20,000 biographies in 136 counties in 10 states: Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee.

The most recent additions include:
Page County, Iowa – 558 biographies
Tipton County, Tennessee – 91 biographies
Knox County, Missouri – 204 biographies
Hickman County, Kentucky – 142 biographies
Lauderdale County, Tennessee – 116 biographies
Franklin County, Arkansas – 163 biographies
Marshall County, Kentucky – 32 biographies
Pope County, Arkansas – 96 biographies
McCracken County, Kentucky – 165 biographies
Haywood County, Tennessee – 82 Biographies
Crittenden County, Arkansas – 82 biographies

Biographies are also currently being added for:
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Union County, Iowa
Crockett County, Tennessee
McLean County, Illinois
Lewis County, Missouri
Posey County, Indiana
Cross County, Arkansas

Additional counties are added each week.

All of the biographies were extracted from numerous vintage and rare county history or biographical volumes and can be easily browsed by family surname or by county and state.

Vintage county maps are also included for a number of states.

All 30,000+ pages of the website are freely available without cost of any kind.

The My Genealogy Hound website is located at: www.MyGenealogyHound.com

The Formation Of North Carolina Counties, 1663-1943

nc032xYou don’t need to be a genealogist to know the importance of counties as records keepers. From birth to death records, and many others in between, county governments and courts have long issued and kept some of the most important records to family history researchers. Unfortunately for genealogists, the past is not the same as the present. The county your ancestors farm was in 100 years ago, may not be the same county it was in 110 years ago. No, the farm did not move. However, just as countries can change their boundaries, so can cities and states. It doesn’t even take wars to make county lines move, there are plenty of other reason.

So, just how does a person know what county their ancestors may have lived in a given year? With luck, you can find a book like The Formation of the North Carolina Counties 1663-1943. For those with ancestors who lived or passed through North Carolina, possibly leaving evidence in the form of county records, will find David Leroy Corbitt’s book most useful in identifying counties. All counties in North Carolina, whether they exist today or are now defunct, are listed in this book.

Each county, listed alphabetically of course, includes a synopsis of its formation along with quotes from various sources, though most from one or two key legal references, describing the land and the county boundaries. For example: “That that part of Albermarle County lying on the West side of Chowan River, being part of Chowan Precinct, bounded to the Northward by the line dividing this Government from Virginia, and the Southward by Albemarle Sound and Morattuck River, as far up as Welch’s Creek, and then including both sides of said River, and the Branches thereof, as far as the limits of this government,…”

This volume thoroughly vets North Carolina county lines. According to the author, “If it does not contain enough to hlep substantially in locating definite boundary lines.”

Find The Formation of the North Carolina Counties 1663-1943 and similar books at Family Roots Publishing.

 

964 Family Bios for Miami County, OH Added to MyGenealogyHound.com

The following announcement is courtesy of Hearthstone Legacy:

A total of 964 family biographies for Miami County, Ohio have recently been added to the My Genealogy Hound website. The biographies were originally published in 1880 in The History of Miami County, Ohio by W. H. Beers and Co. Included are biographies of some of the earliest settlers in the county as well as numerous families who located in the area during the 1860’s and 1870’s. Locations in Miami County include Piqua, Troy, Tippecanoe City (Tipp City), Covington, and Bradford.

These additions bring the total number of free biographies on My Genealogy Hound to more than 19,000 biographies in 124 counties and 10 states.

All of the biography and map resources on My Genealogy Hound may be accessed without cost of any kind. The website is located at:

www.MyGenealogyHound.com

Family Biographies Added for 10 More Counties to My Genealogy Hound

I have written about My Genealogy Hound in the past. They now have over 16,000 biographies posted. The following is info. I just received from them. Good stuff…

Family biography additions to the My Genealogy Hound website have been completed for ten more counties during the last month. The newest biographical additions are for Sebastian County, Arkansas; Greene County, Illinois; Warrick County, Indiana; Shawnee County, Kansas; Ballard County, Kentucky; Miller, Moniteau, and Morgan Counties, Missouri; and Fayette and and Hardeman County, Tennessee.

This brings the number of completed counties on My Genealogy Hound to 110 counties in ten states. Additional counties are continually being added with biographies currently being added for Montgomery County, Pennsylvania; Miami County, Ohio, Spencer County, Indiana; Page County, Iowa, Clark County, Missouri; and Crawford County, Arkansas.

In addition, My Genealogy Hound also features a growing collection of more than 400 vintage county maps. Currently, a county map is available for every county in Arkansas, Missouri, and Tennessee with additional maps available for counties in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma and the Indian Nations, and Texas. Additional county maps are also frequently added.

The My Genealogy Hound website currently features more than 16,000 family biographies and more than 23,000 pages in total. Biographies can be quickly and easily accessed by county and state or by family surname. All of the biography and map resources on My Genealogy Hound are available at no cost of any kind with no memberships or sign-ins needed to access.

The My Genealogy Hound website is located at:
http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/

My Genealogy Hound Completes Biography Additions For One Hundred Counties

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The My Genealogy Hound website currently has over 13,000 family biographies extracted from all kinds of historic county histories – available FREE of charge. The website is sponsored by Hearthstone Legacy Publications. They publish old county histories, maps and such on CD-ROM and make them available at very nominal fees.

A total of 659 biographies were recently added for Darke County, Ohio, which was also the first Ohio County to be added to the My Genealogy Hound website. This marks the one hundredth county completed on the My Genealogy Hound website in less than one year.

The website now includes family biographies from counties in ten states:

Pennsylvania was the most recently added state. Additional counties and states are added continually with additional biographies being added every week.

The My Genealogy Hound website currently features more than 20,000 pages with more than 13,000 family biographies extracted from various County History volumes published between the 1870’s and the early 1900’s. In addition, a growing collection of more than 400 vintage county maps are also featured.

Click here to Browse for your Surnames of Interest.

All resources on My Genealogy Hound are available completely free to all without any subscription, membership or sign-in.

I immediately checked out the biographies posted for Little River County, Arkansas. I was hoping that I might find one for the Daffern family who lived there. I didn’t find one for them, but did find one for Louis Walker Dollarhide – one of Bill Dollarhide’s relatives. (Click on illustration above) Searching the Surname Index, I found two more Dollarhides: W. K. Dollarhide (Sevier County, Arkansas); and William Dollarhide (Hickory County, Missouri).

I found this to be a very useful and easy-to-use website. I recommend it.