LIBRARY CLOSED Until 5 May 2020

Because of the concerns over the coronavirus and the safety and well-being of our patrons & staff is our top priority, the Tuscarawas County Genealogical Library at Dennison will be closed until May 5th 2020 at which time a decision will be made on a date to reopen.

Riggle Research Day

We have set a research day for the Riggle family. Please mark your calendar — Saturday, April 11, 2020 at 3:30 pm! We will be meeting here at the society library, 307 Center St., Dennison.

We are meeting at the library after the  library is closed so that we will have the library to ourselves. Anyone researching the surname for that day can bring in their information for that surname to share and additional research can be done.

Photo copies are $.15 per copy, copies from the computer or ScanPro are $.25, and digital copies are $.05 per picture.

Please join us on April 11th if your are a Riggle descendent!

Please register by April 7, 2020 by emailing us at tcgslibrary@gmail.com or calling during our normal business hours at 740.922.0531

New Classes Added to Our Calendar!

Tuscarawas County Genealogical Society is starting 2020 with new classes!

Come join us at our library at 307 Center St., Dennison, Ohio for Brenda Cook’s presentations on Beginning Genealogy and First Family Documentation!

The Beginning Genealogy class will be held just after the library closes for research on March 28, 2020 at 3:30 pm. Regular research hours are 11 am – 3 pm. So, come in early, tour the library and stay for our class!

Brenda will be teaching those who are just beginning their research the how’s, why’s, and what-to-do’s. And for those of you who have been researching for a bit, maybe it would be a good time to brush up on some of those skills that just aren’t quite where they should be.

And in April, Brenda will be teaching, “First Family Documentation Class.” This class will help those researchers who have ancestors in the Tuscarawas County by 1830. She will explain the finer details of what is needed on the application, how to find those details, and how to fill out the application for induction.

Surname Research Day 2020

In 2019, the Tuscarawas County Genealogical Society held 3 Surname Research Days at our library. Patterson, Wagner, and Murphy were the surnames that we researched. These were well attended and a lot of information, documents, and pictures were shared.

We want to do this again this year. We need to have at least 3 people interested in a surname before we schedule a research day. Right now, the surnames we have had requests for are Wise, DeLong, Stocker, Riggle, Eichel, Knauss, Frank, Bond, Kreig/Krieg, Kees, Maple, and Swinehart/Swinhart.

If you are interested in any of these surnames or have others that you are interested in, please let us know either by mail at Tuscarawas County Genealogical Society, PO Box 83, Dennison, Ohio 44621 or by email at tcgslibrary@gmail.com

Once we have enough people to do a surname – we will set a date and time for that surname.

 

Smith Ambulance Tour

The Tuscarawas County Genealogical Society visited Smith Ambulance on 18 Sep 2019.  They were greeted by Bob Smith, the owner of Smith Ambulance and Smith Funeral Home.  He also is a collector of vintage ambulances and funeral memorabilia.  He gave a short talk on the history of ambulances and funeral homes and then gave the group an interesting and excellent tour of his facility.

Originally some funeral homes used the same vehicle as both a hearse and ambulance as they were the only vehicles that a person could be transported lying down.  The ambulance starts as a standard vehicle from an auto manufacturer which provides the engine, windshield, front seats and chassis.   This is then shipped to an ambulance manufacturer to complete.

His collection is varied and very interesting.  He has the New Phila Brush Truck used by their fire department from 1966 to 1996.  He also showed us his 1922 Dodge Brothers Fire Truck.  He was able to purchase from Jim Thorn in Cambridge a 1860 ambulance from the Civil War.  He has a bright red 1959 Superior Royal Cadillac Ambulance.  He purchased the last 2014 Ford Econoline ambulance built by Ford.  The 1896 horse-drawn hearse and a funeral carriage is still occasionally used for special occasions.

He then showed us several coffins that where designed with windows.

The Delaware Tribe Then and Now

The Historic Schoenbrunn Village will host on Thursday, June 27th at 6:30pm – The Delaware Tribe Then and Now.

You are invited to attend a presentation given by enrolled members of the Shawnee, Delaware, and Seneca-Cayuga (also historically known as the MIngo when living in Ohio/Pennsylvania) Tribes whose ancestors were all forcibly removed from Ohio to Oklahoma in the 19th Century. Come and learn about these communities lifestyle and culture as it existed in the 18th Century in Ohio as well as their existence in Oklahoma today. Don’t miss this chance to learn from and interact with the legitimate descendants of some of the Native Communities who once called Ohio home.”

This program is free and open to the public.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2408587026093837

The Shawnee Tribe Then and Now

Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum & Clary Gardens are pleased to present The Shawnee Tribe Then & Now on June 28th at 6:00P.M. at the Clary Gardens’ Amphitheater. You are invited to attend a presentation given by enrolled members of the Shawnee, Delaware, and Seneca-Cayuga (also historically known as the Mingo when living in Ohio/Pennsylvania) Tribes whose ancestors were all forcibly removed from Ohio to Oklahoma in the 19th Century. Come and learn about these communities, their lifestyle, and their culture as it existed in the 18th Century in Ohio as well as their existence in Oklahoma today. Don’t miss this chance to learn from and interact with the legitimate descendants of some of the Native Communities who once called Ohio home.

This program is free and open to the public.

https://www.facebook.com/events/441233186664837/

Ohio Genealogical Society

We are planning a road trip to the Ohio Genealogical Society in Bellville, OH on the 10th of July.  We are planning to carpool.   There is a sign up sheet in the library.

The OGS library has a lot of information for research.  I was recently there and found wills for my ancestors in Maryland.  Also found a book on the Barrick family that I had been searching for.

The library easily located on route 97 between I-71 and Bellville.

Join Us Wednesday 10 Apr

Join us at the library on 10 April at 1:00 for DNA 101 – Introduction to Genetic Genealogy.

Mary Jamba will be presenting.

War of 1812 Ancestors

Our speaker on Monday night will be Eric Johnson.  Here is a short bio.

Eric Johnson will present a PowerPoint lecture entitled, Researching your War of 1812 ancestors on the Internet, at the meeting of the Tuscarawas County Genealogical Society on 1 April 2019 starting at 7 pm at the society’s library in Dennison, Ohio.

 

The lecture is a ‘how to’ on identifying and documenting ancestors who served during the War of 1812 by using the Internet. Johnson will focus on militia and U.S. Army ancestors, particularly Ohioans.

 

Eric’s parents were Norman and Mary Johnson of Uhrichsville. He is a graduated of Claymont High School and Kent State University. Married to Susan Weisenbach of Cleveland, the Johnson’s resides in Avon Lake, Ohio. They had a daughter, Sarah, who lives in Blacksburg, Virginia, with her husband.

 

He is a retired lieutenant colonel in the United States Air Force and is also a retired computer programmer.

 

Johnson is the Vice President of Development for the Ohio Genealogical Society (OGS). He serves as the registrar general for the General Society of the War of 1812, and as the registrar/genealogist for the Society of the War of 1812 in the State of Ohio. Johnson is also a member of the National Society Sons of the American Revolution, the Swedish Colonial Society and the Company of Military Historians.

 

He is a member of the OGS’s First Families of Ohio, Society of Civil War Families of Ohio, Settlers and Builders of Ohio, Century Families of Ohio, and Society of the Families of the Old Northwest Territory. He is also a life member of the Ross, Tuscarawas, Carroll and Harrison County Chapters of OGS. Besides doing family research, he enjoys researching American military history.

 

Johnson is a published author of thirteen books on military genealogy, twelve on the War of 1812 and one on the Civil War. He has a number of books which are in the process of being published. He has also self-published booklets relating to his family.

 

He has lectured throughout the state on military genealogy covering the War of 1812, Civil War and World War I. He will be presenting a lecture entitled, Researching War of 1812 Naval-Marine Ancestors, at the OGS Conference, 1-4 May 2019 in Mason, Ohio, and another lecture entitled, Researching ancestors in the Old Northwest Territory, 1788-1803, at the 2019 Midwestern Roots Conference, 19-20 July 2019, in Indianapolis, IN.