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October 9, 2009

GENEALOGY: FamilySearch posts new data for several states

FamilySearch has announced that it has posted the Rhode Island state censuses for 1905 and 1935, the New York state censuses for 1892 and 1905, and the Minnesota state census for 1885. Also up are the Vermont state militia records (1861-1867), the Arkansas county marriage records (1837-1957), the Washington county marriage records (1858-1950), the Delaware birth records (1861-1922), the Georgia death records (1930), and the Salt Lake County, Utah, births (1890-1908) and deaths (1948-). Also of interest are the Ohio tax records (1825- ) the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, marriage records (1885-1951), and the Freedman marriages (1861-1869).

Their Indiana marriage project now includes Allen, Benton, Boone, Brown, Harrison, and Ohio counties (1811-1959). The Cook County, Illinois marriage project is complete from 1871-1920 (291,351 records) and part two of the Cook County birth certificates, 1916-1922, is also complete.

A multitude of foreign records is also available on the site as well as many of the federal censuses. To access the site, go to pilot.family

search.org

/recordsearch/

start.html. Or go to www.Family

Search.org, click “search records” and then click “record search pilot.” Be patient-this site is slow to load. The records are free to view for a time, then they are transferred to a pay-for-view venue. The search is always free.

Queries

n I’m a descendant of Andrew Washington O’Hair and Martha (Patsy Ann) Thompson. I have read that they were married in 1835 in Edgar County, Illinois. Martha was born in 1815 in Tennessee, possibly in Knox County. About 1839 they moved to Texas. Their children’s names were Sarah/Sally, John, Amanda, Robert, William W., Eleanor, Nancy, and Margaret. In an index to Edgar County deeds there was an Amanda Thompson who was granted land by Joel S. Biggs in 1865. I have wondered if Amanda could have been kin to my ancestor Martha Thompson O’Hair. Additionally, another Martha Thompson deeded land in 1868 in Edgar County to John W. O’Hair, a relative of Andrew Washington O’Hair. Does anyone know who Martha Thompson O’Hair’s parents or any other relatives are, or, where they were from?Andrew Washington O’Hair came from Floyd County, Kentucky, where his father Michael O’Hair died. I think that the part of Floyd County that the O’Hairs lived in may have later become Wolfe County. On the 1820 census for Floyd County, Kentucky, are some Thompsons: Andrew, George, Richard, Samuel, and Susanna. I think that it is possible that these Thompsons are related to Martha Thompson O’Hair since they lived in the same county in Kentucky at the same time as my O’Hair ancestors. Any help is greatly appreciated, and if I can help anyone else, I would be glad to do so. Fred M. O’Hair, e-mail fredohair2000@yahoo.com.

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