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The Daily Genealogist: Multiple Generations in One Cemetery

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Betlock Lynn

Lynn Betlock
Editor

The Weekly Genealogist Survey
Last week's survey asked about your genealogical experiences with cemeteries. 4,209 people answered the survey. More than one answer could be selected. The results are:
•    43%, I have viewed one or more ancestral gravesites at a cemetery that I visited solely for genealogical purposes.    
•    64%, I have viewed one or more ancestral gravesites at 2 to 9 cemeteries that I visited solely for genealogical purposes.    
•    25%, I have viewed one or more ancestral gravesites at 10 to 19 cemeteries that I visited solely for genealogical purposes.    
•    17%, I have viewed one or more ancestral gravesites at over 20 cemeteries that I visited solely for genealogical purposes.    
•    30%, I have viewed ancestral gravesites in a different country than the one I live in.    
•    13%, I have purchased a gravestone for an ancestor (not including a parent) or other relative.    
•    15%, I have had the gravestone of an ancestor (not including a parent) or other relative repaired or reset.    
•    1%, I have placed a QR code or other technological means of accessing genealogical information on an ancestor's gravestone.    
•    2%, I have encountered a QR code or other technological means of accessing genealogical information on an ancestor's gravestone.    
•    27%, I have photographed and/or transcribed non-family gravestones for Find a Grave, U.S. GenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project, or BillionGraves.    
•    19%, I have photographed and/or transcribed non-family gravestones for another website, a genealogical or historical society, or a cemetery transcription project.    

This week's survey asks the greatest number of generations of your ancestors buried in one cemetery. Take the survey now!




The Daily Genealogist: Resources at the Geauga County Public Library, Ohio

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Valerie Beaudrault

Valerie Beaudrault
Assistant Editor

Genealogy and Local History Resources, Geauga County Public Library, Ohio

Geauga County is located in northeastern Ohio. Chardon is the county seat. The Geauga County Public Library has made a number of genealogy and local history resources available on its website.

Birth, Death and Marriage Records
The alphabetical indexes in PDF format were compiled from microfilm of original ledgers in the collections of the Chardon branch of the Geauga County Public Library. The links will bring you to the Geauga County Genealogical Society of Ohio website where the indexes reside for this collaborative effort. (The original ledgers are not accessible to the public.) An abbreviations key is available at the end of the page.

The birth and death records databases cover 1867 through 1908. There are more than 6,000 records in the deaths index. The data fields are name of the deceased, sex, date died, marital status, age, volume/page/record number, death place, birthplace, occupation, father, mother, cause of death, residence, and remarks. The births index contains more than 8,000 records. The data fields are birth name, sex, date born, birthplace, volume/page/record number, name of father, name of mother, residence, and remarks.

There are two marriage records databases, covering about 1806 through 1919. One database is sorted by bride's maiden name, and the other by groom's surname. There are more than 20,000 records, with separate records for the marriage license and the marriage record. The data fields are bride's name (maiden name), groom's name, date of license application, marriage date, volume/page/record number, groom's father name, groom's mother's names, bride's father, bride's mother, and comments. Because the county's boundaries changed during this period, some of the marriage records are for locales outside the current boundaries of Geauga County. A link to the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries page on the Newberry Library website is provided.

Cemetery Records
Under this link you will find alphabetical indexes to all but two of the cemeteries in Geauga County. The databases are current through 2011 or 2012. Links to the websites for the two remaining cemeteries have been provided.

Court Records
There are two court records databases. The first is the Estate (Probate) Packets database, which covers 1805 through 1917. The data fields in the alphabetical index are person's name, file number, case type, year, and LDS call number. An abbreviations key is provided. There is also a link to probate databases on the Geauga County GenWeb site.


The Daily Genealogist: Your Genealogical Experiences with Cemeteries

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Betlock Lynn

Lynn Betlock
Editor

The Weekly Genealogist Survey
Last week's survey asked if you have an ancestor who was a twin or a higher order multiple. 4,010 people answered the survey. More than one answer could be selected. The results are:
•    28%, Yes, one of my ancestors was a twin.     
•    20%, Yes, 2 to 4 of my ancestors were twins.     
•    6%, Yes, 5 or more of my ancestors were twins.     
•    2%, Yes, at least one of my ancestors was a triplet.     
•    1%, Yes, at least one of my ancestors was a quadruplet or a higher order multiple.     
•    35%, No, I have no ancestors who were twins or higher order multiples.     
•    13%, I don't know.       

This week's survey asks about your genealogical experiences with cemeteries. Take the survey now!


The Daily Genealogist: Twin or Higher Order Multiple Ancestors

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Betlock Lynn

Lynn Betlock
Editor

The Weekly Genealogist Survey
Last week's survey asked if you had ancestors who were involved in the American Revolution. 4,788 people answered the survey. More than one answer could be selected. The results are:
•    86%,I have an ancestor who served as an officer or soldier for the American side.    
•    2%, I am a direct descendant of a signer of the Declaration of Independence.    
•    42%, I have an ancestor who supported the American side through patriotic activity (providing aid, serving as a government officer, etc.).     
•    5%, I have French, French-Canadian, or ancestors of another nationality who supported the American side.    
•    8%, I have an ancestor who served as an officer or soldier for the British side (including mercenary soldiers serving on the British side).    
•    20%, I have an ancestor who was a Loyalist.    
•    14%, I have ancestors who were involved on both sides of the conflict.    
•    27%, I joined a lineage society based on my ancestor's involvement in the Revolutionary War (on either side).    
•    9%, I am not aware of any ancestors who were involved in the Revolutionary War.     

This week's survey asks if you have an ancestor who was a twin or a higher order multiple. Take the survey now!


The Daily Genealogist: Revolutionary War Ancestors

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Betlock Lynn

Lynn Betlock
Editor

The Weekly Genealogist Survey
Last week's survey asked if you have any ancestors who were centenarians. 3,716 people answered the survey. The results are:
•    38%, Yes, I have at least one centenarian ancestor.
•    51%, No, but I have at least one ancestor who lived to be between 90 and 100 years of age.
•    6%, No, none of my ancestors lived into their 90s or 100s.
•    5%, I don't know.

This week's survey asks about Revolutionary War ancestors. Take the survey now!

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