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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON GENEALOGY AND GENEA
SPRINGFIELD, ILL., May, 1911. To the Officers and Members of the Illinois State Historical Society:
Since our last annual report your Committee on Genealogy and Genealogical Publications is pleased to say that we have made great gain in our collection, as at present we have in the library 700 volumes on genealogy—this includes books, pamphlets and typewritten copies of family .histories, etc. We are regular subscribers to the following periodicals:
Lineage Books, D. A. R.
New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. I, 1847 to date. 65 Vols
New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. I, 1870 to date. 41 Vols.
North Carolina Booklet, 1906 to date. Pub. by the N. C. D. A. R.
Among the more recent additions to our collection are the following, by states: Connecticut-History of Waterbury, Conn., the original township, etc. Bron.
son, Henry (M. D.) 583 P. 8', Waterbury, 1858. Bronson
Bros., Pubs. Delaware—The Records of Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church, Wilmington, New Hampshire-History of the First New Hampshire Regiment in the
Del., from . 1697 to 1773. Translated from the original Swedish by Horace Burr. Papers of the Historical Society of Dela
ware, IX. Wilmington, Del., 1890. Delaware-Some Records of Sussex County, Delaware. Pub. Phila., 1909.
Turner, C. H. B., Comp. Allen, Lane & Scott, Pubs. Georgia—3 vols. Revolutionary Records of Georgia. Georgia—3 vols. Confederate Records of Georgia. Candler, Allen D., Comp. Kentucky-History of Union County, Ky. Courier Co., Pubs. Pub. Evans
ville, Ind., 1886. Massachusetts—History of Easthampton. Its settlement and growth, etc.
Together with a genealogical record of its original fam
ilies. Northampton, 1866. Massachusetts—Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolution. 17 vols. Pub. by
the Sec'y of State, Mass, 1896-1908.
War of the Revolution. Pub. Albany, N. Y., 1868., Joel
Munsell. New York—Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. I, 1870 to date, 1911.
Pub. by the N. Y. Genealogical and Biographical Society. New York-Minutes of the Executive Council of the Province of N. Y., 1668
to 1673. (2 vols.) Pub. by the State of N. Y., 1910. Paltsits,
Victor Hugo, Editor. New York-Muster Rolls of New York Provincial Troops, 1755-1764. N. Y.
Historical Society, Pubs. 1902. North Carolina-Sketches of North Carolina. Foote, Wm. Henry. Pub. N.
Y., 1846, Robert Carter, Pub. North Carolina-Sketches of Western North Carolina, Hunter, C. L. Pub.
Raleigh, N. C., 1877. Pennsylvania-Archives of Pennsylvania, Additions to. Penn, in the War of
the Revolution, Associated Battalions and Militia, 1775-1783. 2 vols. Names of Persons who Took the Oath of Allegiance to the State of Pa. Between the years 1776 and 1794.
Egle, Wm., M. D., ed. Pennsylvania-Old Westmoreland. A history of Western Pennsylvania dur
ing the Revolution. Hassler, Edgar W., Cleveland, O., 1900.
Arthur H. Clark Co., Pub. Rhode Island-History of Warren, R. I., in the War of the Revolution, 1776
1783. Baker, Virginia. Pub. Warren, R. I.,. 1901, by the
author. South Carolina-The Annals and Parish Register of St. Thomas and St.
Denis Parish in South Carolina from 1680 to 1884. Clute, (Rev.) Robert F. Pub. Charleston, S. C., 1884. Pub. by
Walker, Evans and Cogswell. South Carolina-Documentary History of the American Revolution; con
sisting of letters and papers relating to the contest for liberty chiefly in S. C. 3 vols. Gibbes, R. W., M. D.,
N. Y., 1855-1857. Appleton & Co. South Carolina-South Carolina in the Revolutionary War. Simms, W. Gil
12' Charleston, 1853. South Carolina—The History of the Revolution of S. C., from a British
Province to an Independent State. 2 vols. Ramsay,
David. Trenton, 1785. South Carolina-The Siege of Charleston, by the British Fleet and Army,
under the Command of Admiral Arbuthnot and Sir Henry Clinton, which terminated with the surrender of the place on the 12th of May, 1780. Albany, N. Y., 1867. J.
Munsell, Pub. Vermont-History of Newbury, Vermont, from the discovery of the Coös
Country to present time. With genealogical records of many
families. Wells, Frederic P. St. Johnsbury, Vt., 1902. Virginia-Virginia Colonial Decisions. The reports by Sir John Randolph
and Edward Barradall of decisions of the general Court of Virginia, 1728-1741. Edited with historical introduction by
R. T. Barton. 2 vols. 8' Boston, Mass., 1909. Virginia–Virginia Cousins. A Study of the Ancestry and Posterity of John
oode, of Whitby. ode, G. Brown. Richmond, Va., 1887. Virginia—The Orderly Book of that portion of the American Army stationed
at, or near Williamsburg, Va. Under the command of General Andrew Lewis from March 18, 1776 to Aug. 28, 1776. Printed
from the original mss. Richmond, Va., 1860. Virginia–Revolutionary Records. Names of the captains and privates of
Col. Nathaniel Gist's Virginia Regiment in 1777. Also list of
Virginia—The History of Truro Parish in Va. Slaughter. (Rev.), Philip,
D.D. 12' Phila., 1908. Virginia—The German Element of the Shenandoah Valley of Va. Wayland,
John Walter, B.A., Ph.D. Charlottesville, Va., 1907. Virginia-Patrician and Plebeian in Virginia, or the in and development
of the social classes of the Old Dominion. 12 Charlottesville,
Va., 1910. Virginia-Eastern Shores of Virginia in the 17th Century. Wise, Jennings
Cropper. Richmond, Va., 1911. Genealogies of a General Nature:
American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress, Wash
ington, 1910. Cincinnati, Society of. Early documents relating to, 1783, 1811. Also
document on the order in France, published by the Rhode Island
History of the Foote Family Gift of Mr. John Crocker Foote of Belvi.
dere, Ill. History of the Blackwelder-Scherer Families. Gift of Mr. I. S. Black
welder of Chicago. We respectfully solicit from the members of the Society and citizens of the State and other states who have genealogical material on Illinois, donations of the following description:
1. Printed books containing memoirs of individuals or families, funeral sermons, epitaphs, engravings, portraits, and other printed documents or work, which can, in any way elucidate the lives and actions of the early inhabitants of Illinois, or their descendants.
2. Manuscript documents, containing original copies or abstracts of wills, deeds, settlement and distribution of estates, letters and autographs, coats-ofarms, etc.
3. Original, or copies of Family Registers, or Bibles, containing records of births, marriages and deaths.
4. Original manuscripts containing the Genealogy, Biography or History of early Illinois settlers or their descendants.
5. Newspapers or parts of newspapers and other periodical works, containing marriages and deaths, or obituary and biographical notices of individuals.
GEORGIA L. OSBORNE, Chairman Genealogical Committee Illinois State Historical Society.
COMMITTEE ON ARCHAEOLOGY.
To the Members of the Illinois State Historical Society:
Your committee appointed more than a year ago to report a plan of action upon the important subject of the archaeology of Illinois, beg leave to make a partial report, which if adopted, may be the basis for some more definite plans to be matured by competent persons under the direction of the State Society.
We recommend that a standing committee on archaeology be annually appointed by the directors of the State Historical Society.
We advise that this committee take appropriate steps in the name of the Society, following in the main the plan of the Ohio State Historical and Archaeological Society to have a State survey by counties, which should result finally in a complete archaeological State map.
We believe that if a proper effort is made by this Society, the State of Illinois can secure for perpetual preservation some of our most important Indian mounds, particularly the great Cahokia Mound, or at least set apart as a reservation some of the largest collections of these mounds such as may be found in Brown, Madison, Pike, Adams and other counties, as examples or illustrations of what has been mysteriously performed by former races of whom these mounds are the only memorials.
Lastly, we would most strongly recommend that in all future applications to the Legislature for appropriations for aid of this Society we ask specifically for annual appropriations for archaeological purposes, being firmly of the opinion that the State will respond liberally to such request.
J. H. BURNHAM,
Committee. Chicago, Ill., May 18, 1911.