Wednesday, July 20, 2016


We always get excited about new books, don't we!?!

Here are some "New to Medina"  genealogy and local history books:

929 TAY
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Photo Organizing Practice: Daguerreotypes to Digital by Maureen A. Taylor. Maureen Taylor is the go-to expert on dating your old photos and basically all things photographic in genealogy. Released this past winter, this is a concise guide to getting all your photos organized so that you can find them when you are looking for them.

Do you have shoe boxes full of pictures that need to be organized? (I do!) Get this book! (Not yet rated on

929.1028 SMI
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Organize Your Genealogy by Drew Smith. Drew is a well known genealogy author and speaker. I attended his session on organization at the Ohio Genealogical Conference this past spring. He makes taming the paper chaos seem attainable. He admits to struggling with his own paper mountain at home, which I found reassuring. I have already started implementing some of his suggestions. This should be on every genealogist's shelves! (4.4 stars on

929.1028 BEI
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Trace Your German Roots Online: A Complete Guide to German Genealogy Websites by James M. Beidler. Just as I was thinking we needed some newer books, along comes Beidler's book. Seriously, I really was just thinking that. During my annual review of the genealogy books, I noticed that the our German genealogy books needed to be updated. Beidler, a well known German researcher, has updated his previous book on the topic. One reviewer says, "Do not think that Trace Your German Roots Online is limited to just online resources... the book is an excellent immersion into general German research" (4.5 stars on

R977.1 MIL
Shelved in the Franklin Sylvester Room
Ohio's Black Soldiers Who Served in the Civil War  by Eric Eugene Johnson is the first Reference (use in library only) book in this countdown. This is an alphabetical listing of the Ohio soldiers. Be sure to read the introductory notes and explanations to get the most from this book. (Not yet rated on

Shelved in the Franklin Sylvester Room
 This booklet updates the SNOW Family history we already have in the Franklin Sylvester Collection. The SNOW family lived in northern Medina County and Cuyahoga County.

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