The Pocket List of Railroad Officials no. 263, Third Quarter 1960 (New York: The Railway Equipment and Publication Co., 1960). Alphabetical index of more than 20,000 railroad officials (management, NOT rank and file employees — roughly down to local freight agents, traffic managers, and track superintendents), as of approximately the last week of July 1960. [...]
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D. Stephen Thrall and Grant Leslie Thrall, compilers, Thrall Genealogy: 1630-1965: Descendants of William Thrall (privately printed, 1976). Although the introduction to this rare book mentions an index, it does not contain one. My index is not every-name but it includes all numbered ancestors and their spouses. Send your look request to librarytraveler AT gmail [...]
United States Coast Pilot: Gulf Coast, Key West to Rio Grande (Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1949) Indexed by geographical places, not by names of businesses, wrecks, etc. A navigator’s working word picture of the coastline and coastal settlements more than sixty years ago. Truman was president and real Communists ranged the earth. Send [...]
Directory 1949 and Directory 1950, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2825 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY. Students, addresses, and prior higher education. Email me with your query at librarytraveler AT gmail DOT com.
Ronald L. Baker and Marvin Carmony, Indiana Place Names (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975) More than 2,000 Hoosier places names and their origins. Email me with your query at librarytraveler AT gmail DOT com.
Harold Henderson, tr., Flint-Thrall family letters, 1870-1898, typescript with name, place, and subject indexes. Ninety-eight letters in the family of Methodists Rev. Leonidas W. Thrall and Edith M. (Flint) Thrall, mostly from southern Illinois, centering around McKendree College and Lebanon, St. Clair County. Genealogical value lies in the many names mentioned, often without sufficient identification. [...]
Mrs. Carl F. Ott et al., comps., Marriage Records, Volumes 1-3, 1830-1855, St. Joseph County, South Bend, Indiana (South Bend: Schuyler Colfax Chapter DAR, 1957) Mrs. Robert A. Ball et al., comps., Marriage Records, Volume 10, 1886-1906. St. Joseph County, South Bend, Indiana (South Bend: Schuyler Colfax Chapter DAR, 1965) Indexes to the original records. [...]
Craftsman (Chicago: Tilden Technical High School, June 1931) Four-year and two-year graduates, with photos and activities and sometimes signatures. Email me with your query at librarytraveler AT gmail DOT com.
Karen E. Livsey, Western New York Land Transactions, 1804-1824: Extracted from the Archives of the Holland Land Company (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing co., 1991) More than 36,000 transactions connecting names and places. Browseable on Ancestry.com if you can spare the time! Email me with your query at librarytraveler AT gmail DOT com.
Caron’s La Porte (La Porte County, Ind.) City Directory 1971 (Detroit: Caron Directory Co.) 1986 La Porte, Indiana, City Directory (Taylor MI: R. L. Polk & Co., 1986) 1987 La Porte, Indiana, City Directory (Taylor MI: R. L. Polk & Co.) 1990 La Porte, Indiana, City Directory (Taylor MI: R. L. Polk & Co.) Each [...]
Margaret R. Waters, Dorothy Ruiker, and Doris Leistner, Abstracts of Obituaries in the Western Christian Advocate 1834-1850 (Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society, 1988). Nearly 8000 obituaries from this Methodist periodical which centered on the Old Northwest Territory states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Email me with your query at librarytraveler AT gmail DOT com.
Free Lookup in A Guide to Manuscript Collections of the Indiana Historical Society and Indiana State Library (1986)
Eric Pumroy with Paul Brockman, A Guide to Manuscript Collections of the Indiana Historical Society and Indiana State Library (Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society, 1986). Brief well-indexed finding aids to more than 800 manuscript collections in two of Indiana’s premier repositories — as of a quarter-century ago. These are NOT every-name indexes to the collections, but [...]
Harold Henderson, comp., In Court In La Porte: An Every-Name Index to the First Legal Proceedings in La Porte County, Indiana [prior to 1836] (La Porte: Blurb.com, 2011). More than 800 distinct surnames of pioneers appear in the first minute record (order book), complete record, and judgment docket of this northern Indiana county. This book [...]
Edward Callary, Place Names of Illinois (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2009). Well over 3,000 place names and origins from the Sucker State. Email me with your query at librarytraveler AT gmail DOT com.
Charles Alexander Martin, ed., Alumnal Record DePauw University (Greencastle IN: DePauw, 1910). Short biographies of more than 2300 men and women who attended this Methodist school in Greencastle, Putnam County, Indiana, in the classes of 1840 through 1910. Email me with your query at librarytraveler AT gmail DOT com.
Walter Romig, Michigan Place Names (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1988). More than 5,000 names and origins from the Wolverine State. Email me with your query at librarytraveler AT gmail DOT com.
Dorothy L. Riker, comp., Genealogical Sources Reprinted from the Genealogy Section of Indiana Magazine of History (Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society, 1979). Marriage, will, cemetery, church, cemetery, Bible, and miscellaneous records as well as some family genealogies. Email me with your query at librarytraveler AT gmail DOT com.