New Small Databases at Family Tree Connection

The following new small databases have recently been added at Family Tree Connection:

CALIFORNIA

Southern California University 1922 Commencement – University of Southern California, Commencement Week, June eleventh to fifteenth, nineteen hundred and twenty-two, Los Angeles.

MAINE

Bangor Theological Seminary 1841 Catalogue – Catalogue of the Theological Seminary, Bangor, Maine, 1841. Includes a Catalogue of alumni, 1820-1845.

Bangor Theological Seminary 1839-40 Catalogue – Catalogue of the Theological Seminary, Bangor, Maine, 1839-1840.

Bangor Theological Seminary 1835-36 Catalogue – Catalogue of the Theological Seminary, Bangor, Maine, 1835-1836.

Maine School of Agriculture 1886-87 Catalogue – Catalogue of the State School of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts, Orono, Maine, 1886-87. Includes an alumni section (1872-1886) with occupations and residences.

Aroostook State Normal School 1903-1904 Catalogue – Catalogue and Circular of the Aroostook State Normal School, Presque Isle, Maine, 1903-1904.

MASSACHUSETTS

Middlesex Club 1925 Membership – Middlesex Club, Organized 1871, Established to Aid in Promoting the Time-Honored Principles of the Republican Party and to Develop Social Intercourse Among its Members. An Historical Sketch by Sherwin Lawrence Cook with Officers, Members, By-Laws and Speakers, 1925.

Cambridge Colonial Club 1892 Membership – The Charter and By-Laws of the Colonial Club of Cambridge, With a List of the Officers and Members.

Smith College 1906 Commencement – Twenty-Eighth Commencement at Smith College, Tuesday, June 19th, 1906.

New England Conservatory of Music 1894-1895 Prospectus – Prospectus of the New England Conservatory of Music, (Founder by Dr. Eben Tourjee), Franklin Square, Boston, Mass., 1894-1895.

New England Conservatory of Music 1892-1893 Prospectus – Prospectus of the New England Conservatory of Music, (Founder by Dr. Eben Tourjee), Franklin Square, Boston, Mass., 1892-1893.

Boston Conservatory of Music 189? Instructors – The Boston Conservatory of Music, 154 Tremont Street, Opposite Boston Common.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Merrimack County Commissioners 1909 Report – Report of the County Commissioners of Merrimack County, Together with the Reports of County Treasurer, Superintendent of the County Farm and House of Correction, Clerk of Court, Sheriff, Jailor, Solicitor, Farm Physician, Chaplain and Auditors, from January 1, 1909, to January 1, 1910. Includes a listing of Inmates supported at the Alsmhouse, and Prisoners at the House of Correction.

Merrimack County Commissioners 1884 Report – Annual Report of the County Commissioners of Merrimack County, Together with the Reports of the County Treasurer, Superintendent of the County Farm, Clerk of Court, Sheriff, Jailor, Solicitor, Physicians, and Chaplain, for the Year Ending May 1, 1884. Includes a listing of Paupers supported at the Farm.

Merrimack County Commissioners 1906 Report – Report of the County Commissioners of Merrimack County, Together with the Reports of County Treasurer, Superintendent of the County Farm and House of Correction, Clerk of Court, Sheriff, Jailor, Solicitor, Farm Physician, and Chaplain, from January 1, 1905, to January 1, 1906. Includes a listing of Inmates supported at the Alsmhouse, and Prisoners at the House of Correction.

Merrimack County Commissioners 1886 Report – Annual Report of the County Commissioners of Merrimack County, Together with the Reports of the County Treasurer, Superintendent of the County Farm, Clerk of Court, Sheriff, Jailor, Solicitor, Physicians, and Chaplain, for the Year Ending May 1, 1886. Includes a listing of Paupers supported at the Farm.

NEW JERSEY

College of New Jersey 1874-75 Catalogue – Catalogue of the Officers and Students of the College of New Jersey, for the Academical Year 1874-’75, Princeton. Includes student listing for the John C. Green School of Science.

College of New Jersey 1873-74 Catalogue – Catalogue of the Officers and Students of the College of New Jersey, for the Academical Year 1873-’74, Princeton.

NEW YORK

St. John’s College 1880-81 Catalogue – A Catalogue of St. John’s College, Fordham, New York, 1880-81.

Hardware Club of New York 1895 Membership – Hardware Club of New York, July, 1895.

U. S. Customs 1826 Officer Names and Compensation – Report presented to the 23d Congress, 2d Session, May 4, 1826, and Ordered to be reprinted February 9, 1835. Includes listings of Names and Compensation of the Officers of the Customs at New York, and Norfolk.

Oneida Presbyterian Church 1894 Semi-Centennial – The Semi-Centennial of the Presbyterian Church of Oneida, N. Y., June 13, 1894. Includes a Roll of Church Members.

St. John’s College 1874-75 Catalogue – A Catalogue of the Officers and Students of St. John’s College, Fordham, New York, 1874-75.

New York Military Association 1853 Convention – Proceedings of the State Military Convention, held at Syracuse, January 11, 1853, and Constitution and By-Laws of the Military Association of the State of New York, with a List of Members, and Proceedings of the First Meeting, and Also, an Address, to the Officers of the N. Y. S. Militia.

Ardsley Club 1920 – Ardsley Club 1920. Incorporated 1895. Club House: Ardsley-on-Hudson. Related to The Ardsley Casino Company. Golf, Squash and Tennis Club.

OHIO

Cleveland Second Presbyterian Church 1896 Supplement – Supplement to the Manual, Reports and Statistics of the Second Presbyterian Church of Cleveland, Ohio, for the Year Ending April 1, 1896. Includes Catalogue of Accessions and Dismissals for the Year.

Cleveland Second Presbyterian Church 1888 Supplement – Supplement to the Manual, Reports and Statistics of the Second Presbyterian Church of Cleveland, Ohio, for the Year Ending April 1, 1888. Includes Catalogue of Accessions and Dismissals along with Baptisms.

Cleveland Second Presbyterian Church 1886 Supplement – Supplement to the Manual, Reports and Statistics of the Second Presbyterian Church of Cleveland, Ohio, for the Year Ending April 1, 1886. Includes Catalogue of Accessions and Dismissals along with Baptisms.

Cleveland Second Presbyterian Church 1880 Supplement – Supplement to the Manual, Reports and Statistics of the Second Presbyterian Church of Cleveland, Ohio, for the Year Ending April 1, 1880. Includes Catalogue of Accessions and Dismissals.

Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen’s Magazine 1916 May – Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen’s Magazine, Volume 60, Number 5, May 1916. Includes a detailed Statement of Death and Disability Claims. Columbus, Ohio.

PENNSYLVANIA

Philadelphia Church of God 1916 Directory – Directory of the Church of God, Germantown Ave. and Berks St., Philadelphia, July 1916. Rev. Thomas Baltzell Tyler, Pastor.

Ladies’ Catholic Benevolent Association Assessments (1894-1895) – Mutiple assessments from the Supreme Council, Ladies’ Catholic Benevolent Association, 415 West 11th Street, Erie, PA. Statements of recent deaths included (with details).

VIRGINIA

Farmville Female Normal School 1910-1911 Catalogue – State Female Normal School, Farmville, Virginia, 1910-1911. Twenty-Seventh Session Opens September 7th, 1910. School opened in October, 1884.

Virginia Female Institute 1891-1892 Catalogue – Catalogue of the Virginia Female Institute, The Diocesan School of Virginia, Staunton, Virginia, Forty-Eighth Session, 1891-92.

UNKNOWN PLACE

Return of Juvenile Offenders 1868 (England) – Return to an Address of the Honourable The House of Commons, dated 11 March 18869, for Nominal Return of any Children Committed in the Year 1868 to any Reformatory or Industrial School not ‘conducted in accordance with the Religious Persuasion to which the Youthful Offenders appeared to the Committing Authority to belong,’ together with the Reasons for such Committal by the Committing Authority.

More New Small Databases at Family Tree Connection

Again, more new databases have recently been added to the many other “small databases” located at Family Tree Connection. The following databases are now available to search:

ALABAMA

Ensley High School 1946 Graduation – Birmingham Public Schools, Graduation Exercises of the Ensley High School, Forty-Fifth Commencement, May Thirtieth, Nineteen Hundred Forty-Six.

COLORADO

Washington County High School 1914 Commencement – Washington County High School, Commencement Exercises, Friday Evening, May 22nd at eight o’clock, Clark Opera House. [Location not clearly specified. Washington County, Colorado based on 1910 U. S. Census]

CONNECTICUT

John Hancock Mutual Life Ins. Comp. 18?? Claims Paid #2 – Post card from The John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company, of Boston, Mass. Prudential Insurance as Practise by the John Hancock Company. Lists a few Claims Lately Paid in Connecticut. [This item is undated]

GEORGIA

Emory University 1929 Graduating Exercises – Program of the Graduating Exercises of Emory University, University Auditorium, June the Second, Third, Fourth, Nineteen Hundred Twenty-Nine.

ILLINOIS

Illinois Society SAR 1924 Membship – Illinois Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, Officers, Constitution and By-Laws, List of Members, General Information. Library and Office, Room 1333 Stock Exchange Building, 30 North LaSalle Street, Chicago. Nineteen Hundred Twnety-four.

INDIANA

Kendallville Lodge No. 109 K. of P. 1910 By-Laws – Constitution and By-Laws of Kendallville Lodge No. 109, Knights of Pythias, Kendallville, Indiana. Instituted July 24, 1883. Revised and Adopted November 22, 1910. Approved Jan. 30, 1911.

Leavenworth High School 1912 Commencement – Leavenworth High School, Commencement Exercises, Wednesday, May first, Nineteen hundred and twelve, at eight o’clock, Presbyterian Church. [Location not specified. Possibly Jennings, Indiana based on 1910 U. S. Census]

IOWA

Our Lady of Victory Academy 1900 Commencement – Twenty-Eighth Annual Commencement of Our Lady of Victory Academy at Brown’s Opera House, Friday Evening, June Twenty-Two, Nineteen Hundred. [Location not specified, East Waterloo, Iowa based on 1900 Census records]

Marion First Presbyterian Church 1918 Manual – Manual of the First Presbyterian Church, Marion, Iowa. Rev. Harry Glenn Finney, Pastor. Corner Twelfth Street and Eighth Avenue. November 10, 1918.

KENTUCKY

State Center School 1909 Souvenir – Souvenir for State Center School, District No. 75, 1909. Lists names of teacher and pupils. [Location not specified. Barton County, KY based on 1910 U. S. Census]

MAINE

Bucksport Lodge No. 14 A. O. U. W. Deaths – Assessment No. 233, Bucksport Lodge, No. 13, Ancient Order of United Workmen, Bucksport, Maine, March 1, 1900. Details include Age, State, Date and Cause of Death.

Bangor High School 1915-16 Catalog – Bangor High School, Catalog 1915-1916, Bangor, Maine.

MASSACHUSETTS

Mt. Holyoke College 1923-24 Directory – Directory of Mount Holyoke College, 1923-1924, South Hadley, Mass. Published by the Debating Society. Series 7, No. 1, December 1923.

MICHIGAN

Morley Public Schools 1901 Graduation – Graduating Exercises, Morley Public Schools, Class of 1901, at the M. E. Church, Wednesday, June 12, 1901, at eight o’clock. C. E. Manigold, Principal. [Location not specified, Michigan based on 1900 U. S. Census]

MINNESOTA

Minnesota Public School 1916 Souvenir – Souvenir for Public School, District No. 25, Minnesota, 1916. Lists names of teacher and pupils. [Location not clearly specified.]

MISSOURI

Lincoln Township Rural Schools 1910 Commencement – Third Annual Commencement of the Rural Schools of Lincoln Township at South Dale School House, Thursday, May 26, ’10, 1:30 O’clock P. M. [Location not clearly specified. Lincoln, MO based on 1910 U. S. Census]

NEW HAMPSHIRE

New Hampshire Conference Seminary 1901-02 Catalogue – Fifty-Seventh Annual Catalogue of the New Hampshire Conference Seminary and Female College, Tilton, N. H. 1901-1902.

NEW JERSEY

Scotch Plains Baptist Church 1922 Anniversary – The Scotch Plains Baptist Church, Scotch Plains, New Jersey, One Hundred Seventy-Fifth Anniversary of the Organization of the Church (1747-1922), October Fifteenth to Twenty-second, 1922.

Vineland YMCA 1887 Calendar – 1887, July, August, September, Young Men’s Christian Association, Vineland, N. J., Rooms over the Post Office. Lists names associated with each weekly meeting.

South Eighth St. School 1915 Commencement – Commencement Exercises, South Eighth St. School, Friday Evening, Jan. 29th, 1915, At. 8 O’clock, W. B. Hoenemann, Principal. [Location not specified. Newark, N. J., based on 1910 U.S. Census]

NEW YORK

Milford Fish and Game Club 1904 Roster – Milford Fish and Game Club, Milford, N. Y. Organized and Incorporated 1904. Covering Milford, Middlefield, and Hartwick, Otsego Co., N. Y.

Brooklyn Central School 1890 Girls’ Department Commencement – Commencement Exercises, Girls’ Department, Brooklyn Central School, 1890, February Classes.

Telephone Society of New York 1909-1910 Annual – Annual of The Telephone Society of New York, Fourteenth Year, 1909-1910. March 1, 1910.

New England Society of NYC 1865 Report – Sixtieth Anniversary Celebration of the New England Society in the City of New York at Delmonico’s, Dec. 22, 1864. Constitution, By-Laws, Charities, List of Members, Etc., Etc.

St. Mary’s Guild 1925 Report – Annual Report, St. Mary’s Guild, Tuxedo Park, New York, Year Ending June 10th, 1925. List officers and Subscribers.

National Freedman’s Relief Association 1862 Organization – Organization of the National Freedman’s Relief Association, In the City of New York, February 22, 1862. Lists Officers and Members of the Association.

Naval Lodge, F. & A. M. 1928 Summons – Naval Lodge, Number Sixty Nine, Free and Accepted Masons, First Masonic District of Manhattan, Gothic Room, Masonic Hall, Twenty Fourth Street and Sixth Avenue, New York City, Wednesday Evening, April 11, 1928, Summons.

Grammar School 1912 Commencement – Grammar School Commencement, 1912. [Location not specified. Gloversville Ward, NY, based on 1910 U. S. Census] Includes names of students.

Portlandville Graded School 1888 Exhibition – Exhibition by the Pupils of Portlandville Graded School, Friday Evening, March 23, 1888. [Location not clearly specified. Possible Milford, N. Y. based on 1880 U. S. Census]

Division 3a, Girls’ High School, 1910 Daffodil Dance – Daffodil Dance of Division 3a of the Girls’ High School, Friday, April Fifteenth, nineteen hundred ten. [Location not specified. Possibly Brooklyn Ward 23, NY based on 1910 U. S. Census] Lists names of the class officers.

Elmira Business Men’s Association 1909 Banquet Menu – Fourth Annual Banquet of the Business Men’s Association of Elmira at the Hotel Rathbun, Thursday Evenine, January 21, 1909. Lists officers and speakers.

Naval Architects and Marine Engineers Society 1896 Directory – Names and Addresses of the Officers and Members of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, 12 West 31st Street, New York. July 1st, 1896.

OHIO

Glendale Lyceum 1886 Report – Annual Report of the Board of Directors of The Glendale Lyceum, of Glendale, Ohio, November 7, 1885, to December 31, 1886. Includes a list of Officers.

Lambda Deuteron Chapter, Phi Gamma Delta, 1893 Report – Annual Report, Lambda Deuteron Chapter, Phi Gamma Delta, Denison University, July 1, 1893. Lists personnel of the chapter by class.

Etna Rural High School 1916 Commencement – Annual Commencemnet, The Etna Rural High School, May 25, 1916, The M. E. Church. [Location not clearly specified. Etna, Ohio based on 1910 U. S. Census]

PENNSYLVANIA

Redner School Souvenir (Undated) – Souvenir for Redner School, District No. 1, Hector Twp., Potter Co., Pa. Includes names of teacher (with photo) and pupils.

PA Soldiers’ Orphan Schools 1903 Annual Report – Annual Report of the Pennsylvania Commission Soldiers’ Orphan Schools, for the year May 31, 1903. Includes a complete Roster of Children.

TEXAS

A. A. S. R. Galveston Flood Relief Notice 1900 – Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction of the United States, Office of Sol. Gr. Insp. Genl. in Texas, Galveston, November 5, 1900. Relates to ‘the great calamity that befell the City of Galveston, Texas, on September 8th.’ Includes listing of AASR members that died, or who lost family members.

VERMONT

Vermont State Normal Schools 1906-07 Catalogue – Catalogue for 1906-07, State Normal School at Johnson. Normal School Quarterly, Vol. 1, No. 2, July, 1907.

History of the Baptist Church of Ira, Vt. – History of the Baptist Church of Ira, Vermont. A.D. 1783 – June 1925, Inclusive. Containing a Complete List of More Than 1000 Members who have belonged to this Church since its oganization in chronological orders as nearly as can be determined by the records of the times, giving the date and mannder of reception and dismission so far as recorded. Reputed to be the Third Oldest Baptist Church in the State of Vermont.

WEST VIRGINIA

Salem High School 1922 Commencement – Salem High School, Commencement Exercises, Thursday evening, May the twenty-fifth, Nineteen hundred twenty-two, at eight o’clock, College Auditorium. [Location not specified. Salem, West Virginia based on 1920 U. S. Census]

UNKNOWN LOCATION

U. S. C. E. 1900 Prayer-Meeting Topics – Christian Endeavor Prayer Meeting Topics For Christ and the Church. Copyrighted, 1899, by the United Society of Christian Endeavor [Location not specified] Lists names of Officers and Committees.

Philomath 1898 Banquet – Philomath, Fourth Annual Banquet, Baptist Church, Moravia, Friday Evening, February 18, 1898.

Maine Adoptees Now Have Access to Their “Real” Birth Records

Last Friday (January 2, 2009), a new law passed in Maine went into effect. The new law allows adoptees the right to copies of their original birth records – complete with the names of their parents. Maine’s new law includes a protection for birth parents by allowing them to state that they do not wish to be contacted by the child. But at the very least, this gives adoptees enough information that they should be able to construct their family history, with or without the birth parents’ help.

So, as you can imagine, a good sized group of folks lined up at Maine’s Vital Records Office in Augusta, on Friday – all there to obtain records that were not legally obtainable for the last half-century.

New Hampshire adopted a similar law a short time ago, so it looks like New England is leading the way when it comes to adoptees rights.

For more information, read Glenn Adams AP article in the January 3, 2009 edition of Nashua Telegraph.