Yellowstone Genealogy Forum
Billings, Montana 1905 4th and 30th Lincoln Center 1914 Billings High School
What's New In the Library

November 15, 2018 New books in the library.

Yellowstone Genealogy Forum. School census records 1913-1930, Yellowstone County. Billings, MT: YGF, 1999. Call no: 978.6 YELLOW School

Banks, Charles Edward. Winthrop Fleet of 1630. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, Inc., 2002. Call no: 974.492 Banks 2002

Carmack, Sharon DeBartolo. Your guide to cemetery research. Cincinnati, Ohio: Betterway Books, 2002. Call no: 929.1089 Carm

 Kuhns, Maude Pinney.Mary and John":, a story of the founding of Dorchester, Mass., 1630. Rutland, VT: Tuttle Antiguarian Books, 1976. Call no: 974.492 Kuhn  

Spafford, Horatio Gates. Gazetteer of the state of New York. Interlaken, NY: Heart of the Lakes Publishing, 1981.Call No.: 974.7 Spaf

Wellauer, Maralyn A. German immigration to America in the 19th century.  Milwaukee, Wisc: Roots. International, 1985.  Call no: 943.2 Well

Tepper, Michael. American passenger arrival records. Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing, Co., 1993. Call no: 929.1035 Tepp

Bevan, Amanda, ed. Tracing your ancestors in the Public Record Office. Trowbridge, Wilts: Cromwell Press, 1999.  Call no: 942.1 Bevan

Swift, Esther M. Vermont place-names: footprints of history. Camden, Maine: Picton Press, 1977. Call no. 974.3 Swift

 

 September 15, 2018 New books added to our collection:

Yellowstone Genealogy Forum. Early families of Billings, 2007-2008 fifteen month calendar. Billings: YGF, 2007. Call no: 978.6 YELLOW Early
Cooper, Myrtle E. From tent town to city: a chronological history of Billings, Montana 1882-1935. Billings: M. Cooper, 1981. Call no. 978.6 YELLOW Coop
State Bar of Montana. Lawyers' deskbook and directory. Helena, Mont.: State Bar of Montana. Library holdings: 2015, 2017. Call no: 978.6 State
 
August 2, 2018 New books in the library include:
Yellowstone Genealogy Forum, compiler. Billings Gazette obituaries from January 2015 through December 2017. Billings, Mont.: YGF, 2018. Call no:  CD 978.6 YELL BGObit2
 
Croom, Emily A. Genealogist's companion and sourcebook. Cincinnati: Betterway Books, 1994. Call no: 929.1 Croom
 
Gordons in America: from 1850 to 1999. Halbert's. 1999. Call no: 929.2 GORDON Gord
 
Kirkpatrick, Farel. Bartholomew Smith family history and genealogy. Decatur, Ill., 1982. Call no:  929.2 SMITH Kirk
 
Tozer, Noel. Snips and snaps: the Firths, nineteeth century portraitists, miniaturists, caricaturists, and photographic artists. Dangar, Australia: Edmund & Alexander, 2018. Call no: 929.2 FRITH Tozer
 
Lee, Erika and Judy Yung. Angel Island: immigrant gateway to America. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. Call no: 929.1085 Lee
 
Gundset, Eric G.; Briana L. Diaz and Hollis L Gentry. America's women in the Revolutionary era, 1760-1790: a history through bibliography. Washington DC: National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, 2011. Call no: 973.3 Grun
 
May 3, 2018
A new volume of the Mayflower Families Through Five Generations has been donated by the Montana Chapter of The Society of Mayflower Descendants. Volume 21, Part 2 covers the family of John Billington, sixth generation descendants. The entire set if Mayflower Family books with their distinct silver covers can be found at 974.482 Mayf.
 
December 12, 2017
​This past fall 6 notebooks of Obituaries from the Billings Gazette were added to our collection (Call no. 978.6 YELLOW BGObit). These original obituaries were cut from the newspaper and pasted on paper from March 1956 through 1966. The pages were then placed in notebooks according to the funeral home holding the services, Michelotti-Sawyers, Smith, and Settergren. Each notebook contains an alphabetical index and an index of the complete set is on a CD in a 7th volume.
 September 28, 2017   New books in the library
Rubincam, Milton. Evidence: an exemplary study: a Craig family case history.  Washiington DC: National Genealogical Society, 1981.  Call no.  929.2 CRAIG Rubin
Chamberlin, David C.  Conceptual approach to genealogy: essential methodology and compiling genealogical recordsfor organizing . Bountful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998.  Call no 929.1 Cham
Cooper, Myrtle E. Tracking Billings' past. Billings, Mont.: Western Heritage Center, 1979.  Call no  978.6 YELLOW Cooper
James, Don. Butte's memory book. Caldwell, Idaho: Caxton Printers, 1975. Call no  978.6 SILVER James
Great Falls Tribune-Leader. Montana flood 1964. Great Falls, Mont.: Grreat Falls Tribune, 1964. Call no 978.6 CASCADE Trib
Huey, Burkett W. German settlements in Bessarabia: a study of the German immigration to, successful settlement in and ultimate abandonment of Bessarabia. ​Carrboro, NC: TIPS Technicsl Pub., 2014. Call no 947.7 Huey
Campbell, Randolph B​Gone to Texas: a history of the Lone Star state.  New York: Oxford Press, 20003. Call no: 976.4 Camp
Bell, Edward J., Jr. Homesteading in Montana 1911-1923: life in the Blue Mountain Country. Bozeman, Mont.: MSU, 1975. Call no: 929.2 BELL Bell
Moore Woman's Club. ​Snowy Mountain roundup, a history of Moore, Montana. ​ Moorer, Montana: Woman's Club, 1976. Call no  978.6 FERGUS Moor
Stoverud, Eric. History in Highland Cemetery, Great Falls, Montana. Great Falls, Mont.: The History Museum in cooperation with the Great Falls Cemetery Association, 2012. Call no 978.6 CASCADE Stov
Woodyard. Thomas H. ​Hanna-Moffett Sims-Hybarger history. Riverton, Wyo,: T. Woodyard, 1980. Call no: 929.2 HANNA Wood
 
​August 3, 2017--Books recently cataloged into the library.
​Riemer, Shirley J. ​German research companion.--3rd ed.  ​Sacramento, Calif.: Lorelei Press, 2010. Call no.: 943.1 Riem.
Hansen, Holly T.  ​Scandinavian research guide.​ Morgan, Utah: Family History Expos, 2017. Call no. 948 Hans
Davis, Clyde P.  ​Finding fathers: lost. found. and remembered, a family history. ​Pound Ridge, NY: C. Davis, 2011. Call no. 929.2 DAVIS Davis.
Hardin High School. Annuals for 2002, 2004. Hardin, Mont.: Hardin High School. ​CALL no.: 978.6 BIG HORN Hardin
 
June 22, 2017 -- Books recently donated and cataloged into the library.
Shepherd, JoAnn. Age search information. Washington DC: US Census Bureau, 2000. (929.1075 Shep)
First United Methodist Church (Billings, Mont.). Directory, 1977.  Billings, Mont.: The Church, 1977.(978.6 YELLOW Meth 1977)
​Thompson, George A.  Treasure mountain home: a centennial history of Park City, Utah.  Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1968. (979.2 SUMMIT Thom)
Smith, Anita C.  Gonder, Gonter and variation; genealogy of Martin Gonder, Somerset County, Penn.Billings, Mont.: Anita Smith, 1999.  (929.2 GONDER Smith)
​Hamilton, Frances Frazee. Ancestral lines of Doniphan, Frazee, and Hamilton families. Greenfield, Ind.: Wm. Mitchell Printing, 1928. (929.2 DONIPHAN Hami)
​Hart, Arthur A. Camera eye on Idaho: pioneer photography 1863-1913. Caldwell, Ida.: Caxton Printers, 1990. (979.6 Hart)
​Kauffman, Henry J. American farmhouse. New York:Bonanza Books, 1988. (720.9 Kauf)
​Rifkind, Carole. Field guide to American architecture. New York: Bonanza Books, 1984. (720.9 Rifk)
​Partridge, Michael. Farm tools through the ages. New York: Promontory Press, 1973. (631.3 Part)
Sigma Chi Fraternity.  Membership directory, 2005.  Chesapeake, Vir.: Harris Publishing Co., 2005.  (378 Sigma)
 
March 2017 --​  New books in the library donated by Anita Smith and Ferrol Cutright.
Foley, Mary Mix. American house.  New York: Harper & Row, 1981. Call no. 720.9 Fole
Turner Publishing Co. Four stack APDs: the famed green dragons: the APD destroyer sailors of World War II. --2nd edition. Paducah, Ky.: Turner Publishing Co.,2003. Call no. 940.53 Turn
Hyatt, H. Norman. Hard won life: a boy on his own on the Montana frontier. Helena, Mont.: Sweetgrass Books, 2014. Call no.: 929.2 VAN BLARICOM Hyatt
McLauchlan, Gordon. Short history of New Zealand. Albany, Aucland, New Zealand: David Bateman Ldt,. 2014.  Call no. 993 McLa
Redle, Richard. Making of a Montanan, a WWII veteran's journey from ranch to hell and back.  Bloonington, IN: authorhouse, 2013.  Call no. 929.2 REDLE Redl
Penn, Winona Coleman. Ewell Winfred Coleman and Hazel Estella Greer: their ancestors and descendants.  1979. Call no: 929.2 COLEman Penn 
 
​January 19, 2017-- ​The library recently recieved the 2016 edition of Clues. This publication is from the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia and is their surname exchange publication.  The exchange lists names currently being research and the name and contact information of those researching. In order to be listed in the publication, you must be a member of AHSGR but a membership is not needed to contact those in the exchange. The publication also contains a list for the AHSGR village coordinator network. Call number:  947.7 Clues 2016
 
November 3, 2016 - Recently the Great Falls Genealogical Society donated several yearbooks that we have been missing in our collection. These included the Sentinel from the University of Montana in Missoula (call no. 978.6 MISS Univ) and the Montanan from Montana State University in Bozeman (978.6 GALLATIN MSU).  Our collection of the Sentinel covers the years 1920 - 1970 with the Montanan beginning in 1906 and continuing through 1991.  We still have some gaps in our collection of these yearbooks. Check the the catalog record for each to see if we have the volume you need.
 
October 6, 2016 -- New books donated to the library.
--Snedecor, Marie and others. In Blaine, a bicentennial book. 1975. Stories and history of Blaine County, Montana. Call no. 978.6 BLAINE Sned
--Black, Rosa Vida Bischoff. Lovell [Wyoming], our pioneer heritage. Salt Lake City: Olympus Publishing, 1984. Call no: 978.7 BIG HORN Black
--The Sentinel: University of Montana yearbook.  Added Yearbooks for: 1941, 1938, 1947, 1963, 1959.  Call no: 978.6 MISS Univ
 
September 23, 2016 -- New books donated to the library.
--Emmison, F.G. How to read local archives 1550-1700. London: Chameleon Press Limited, 1983. Call no:  929.1 Emmi.
--Clark, David L. Pictorial history of Christ Church, Boston: The Old North Church of Paul Revere fame. Everett, Mass.: Ace Co. Call no.: 974.4 SUFFOLK Clark
--"A guide at a glance" of historic Boston. Wincheester, Mass.: Rowding Distributing Co., 1974. Call no. 974.4 SUFFOLK Guide
--Historical tour of the City of Queec. Quebec: Quebec Advertising Agency, Reg'd, 1947. Call no. 971.4 Hist
--Minnesota Historical Society. Library and Archive Division. Genealogical resources of the Minnesota Historical Society: A guide. St. Paul, MInn.: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1989. Call no. 977.6 Minn
--Galeener-Moore, Laverne. Collecting dead relatives: an irreverent romp through the field of genealogy.  Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1987. Call no: 929.1 Gale
--Quinn, David Beers. Lost colonists: their forune and probable fate. Raleigh, N.C.: America's Four Hundredth Anniversary Comm., 1984. Call no: 975.6 Quinn
--Turner, Wesley B. War of 1812: the war that both sides won. Toronto: Dundurn Press, 1990. Call no: 973.52 Turn
--Franklin, Charles M. Huguenot genealogical research.  1985. Call no: 944.02 Frank
--Gardner, David. Genealogical atlas of England and Wales. Provo, Utah: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1974. Call no: 942 Gard
--Billings Senior High Schoo. Bronc [yearbook]: 1995.  Call no: 978.6 YELLOW Senior 1995
--Narvestad, Carl and Amy. Valdres Samband 1899-1974. Granite Falls, Minn.: Valdres Samband, 1974. Call no. 948.12 Narv 1974
--Narvestad, Carl and Amy. People of Valdres Samband 1899-1984. Granite Falls, Minn.: Valdres Samband, 1984.  Call no: 948.12 NarvP 1984
--Rocky Mountain College. Yellowstone [yearbook]: 1970, 1971 and 1972.  Call no: 978.6 YELLOW Rocky
 
June 16, 2016 -- A few more new books and some miscellaneous things I have been sitting on a bookshelf to catalog.  For more information about any of these, please check the catalog.
-- Lockwood School District No. 26, Yellowstone County, Montana. School Census report, School District No. 26, 1930 - 1955. (Photocopies). Call no: 978.6 YELLOW Lock
-- Byerly, Ken. Roy country "was tough stuff in the early days", an article from the Lewistown News-Argus, Lewistown, Montana, December 18, 1983. Call no: 978.6 FERGUS Byer
-- Nessler, Hans. Die Ahnenlisten-Kartei/8. Neustadt an der Aisch: Degener, 1981. (In German) Call no: 943.1 Ness.
-- Gawne, Jonathan. Finding your father's war: a practical guide to researching and understnding serive in the WWII US Army.  Drexel Hill, Penn.: Casemate Publishing, 2006. Call no: 940.53 Gawne
-- Public Record Office. Domesday 1086 - 1986. [London]: Public Record Office, 1986. Call no: 942 Publ
-- Kohl, Martha, ed. Beyond schoolmarms and madams: Montana's womens stories. Helena, Mont.: Montana Historical Society, 2016. Call no: 978.6 Kohl
-- Board of Cerification of Genealogists. Genealogy standards. Nashville: Ancestry.com, 2014. Call no: 929.1032 Board
 
June 11, 2016 -- The following titles are new to the library and will be on the shelves June 15th. For more information on a book, please check the catalog.
-- Bosch, Dr. William. German-Russians in words and pictures. Spearfish, SD: W. Bosch, 2015. Call no: 947.7 Bosch
-- Anderson, Robert Charles. Great Migration directory: immigrants to New England, 1620-1640: a consise Compendium. Boston: NEHGS, 2015. Call no: 974.02 AnderDir
-- Alzo, Lisa A. Family Tree Polish, Czech and Slovak genealogy guide: how to trace your family in eastern Europe. Cincinnati: Family Tree Books. Call no: 943.81 Alzo
-- Irvine, Sherry. Finding your Canadian ancestors: a beginners guide. Provo, Utah: Ancestry Publishing, 2007. Call no: 971.1 Irvine
-- Dolan, Allison. Family Tree historical maps book: a state-by-state atlas of U.S. history, 1790-1900. Cincinnati: Family Tree Books, 2014. Call no: 973 Dolan
-- Kauffman, Gladys Mullet. As I remember...stories of eastern Montana's pioneers. Helena, Mont; Sweetgrass Books, 2006. (Note: We have had Volume 2 of this set but have just now added Volume 1). Call no: 978.6 DAWSON Kauf
-- Robison, Ken. Confederated in Montana Territory: in the shawdow of Price's Army. Charleston, SC: History Press, 2014. Call no: 978.6 Robi
-- Barnett, LeRoy. Michigan's early militrary forces: a roster and history of troops activated prior to the American Civil War. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2003. Call no.: 977.4 Barn
-- Jacobson, Judy. History for genealogists: using chronological time lines to find and understand your ancestors. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2016. Call no: 929.1 Jacob
-- Taylor, Maureen A. Family photo detective: learn how to find genealogy clues in old photos and solve family photo mysteries. Cincinnati: Family Tree Books. Call no 929.1072 TayF
-- Morgan, George G. Advanced genealogy research techniques. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2014. Call no: 929.1 Morgan
-- Keister, Douglas. Stories in stone: a field guide to cemetery symbols, and iconography. Salt Lake City: Gibbs Smith Publishing, 2004. Call no: 929.1089 Keis
-- Sturdevant, Katherine Scott. Bringing your family history to life through social history. Cincinnati: Betterway Books, 2000. Call no: 929.1036 Stur
-- Dolan, Allison. Family Tree historical maps book: Europe: a country-by country atlas of European history, 1700s - 1900s. Cincinnati: Family Tree Books, 2015. Call no: 940 DolanF
-- Fitzpatrick, Colleen. Forensic genalogy. Fountain Valley, Calif.: Rice Book Press, 2013. Call no: 929.1 Fitz
-- Drake, Paul. What did they mean by that?: a dictionary of historical and genealogical terms old and new. Westminister, Md.: Heritage Books, 2000. Call no: 929.103 Drake
-- McGlashan, Zena Beth. Buried in Butte. Butte, Mont.: Words and Ink Publishing, 2010. Call no: 978.6 SILVER McGl
-- Gray, Donna. Nothing to tell: extraordinary stories of Montana ranch women. Guilford, Conn.: Glove Pequot, 2012. Call no: 978.6 Gray
 
June 2, 2016 -- More new books donated by JoAnne Miller.
--Fischer, David Hackett. Albion's seed: four British folkways in America.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1989. Call no.  973.2 Fisch​
--Deschner, Jane Waggoner. Horse of course! Billings, Montana. Billings: Billings Depot, Inc., 2002. Call no. 978.6 YELLOW Desch
--Martin, Albro. If not Billings, What? An essay on the naming of Montana's biggest city. Rails to Montana: A history of a common Heritage.  Burlington Northern, 1982. Call no. 978.6 YELLOW Mart
 
New books purchased by the Forum:
--Cook, Lisa Louise. Genealogical's google toolbox: a genealogist's guide to Google. Lisa L. Cook, 2015. Call no. 929.1 Cook
--Rose, Christine. Military bounty land 1776-1855. San Jose, CA: CR Publications, 2011. Call no: 929.1079 Rose
 
June 1, 2016 -- The following books are new to the library. Thank you to JoAnne Miller for donating them.
​--Phillips, David. Maps of the Civil War: the roads they took. New York: M. Friedman Publishing, 2001. Call no.: 973.7 Phil.
--Cotton, Gordon A. Vicksburg and the war. Gretna, Louisiana:Pelican Publishing, 2004. Call no.: 973.7 Cotton
--Ward, Geoffrey C.  Civil War: an illustrated history. New York: A.A. Knopf, 1998. Call no.: 973.7 Ward
--Viele, John. Florida Keys: a history of the pioneers. Sarasota, Fla.: Pineapple Press, 1996. Call no. 975.9 Viele
--Wisneiwski, Richard A. Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial: a pictorial history. Honolulu: Pacific Basin Enterprises, 1986. Call no 996.9 Wisn
--Peters, Sunda Anderson. First families of Ohio roster 1964-2000. Mansfield, Ohio: Ohio Genealogical Society, 2001. Call no. 977.1 Peters
--Schweitzer, George K. Ohio genealogical research. Knoxville, Tenn.: G. Schweitzer, 1999. Call no. 977.1 Schw
--Fapso, Richard J. Norwegians in Wisconsin. Madison: The Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2001. Call no. 977.5 Fapso
--Colletta, John P. They came in ships: a guide to finding your immigrant ancestor's arrival record. Orem, Ut: Ancestry Publishinng, 2002. Call no: 929.1085 Coll
--Baltimore County Genealogical Society. Tombstone inscriptions at St. James Protestant Episcopal Church My Lady's Manor, Monkton, Maryland. Baltimore: The Society, 1992. Call no: 975.2 BALTIMORE Balt
--Parker, Karen. Always the River: a susquicentennial history of Ontario, Wisconsin 1857-2007. Ontario, Wisc.: Kickapoo Valley Press, 2006. Call no: 977.5 VERNON Park
--Schultz, Eric. King Philip's War: the history and legacy of America's forgotten conflict. Woodstock, Vermont: The Countryman Press, 1999. Call no. 973.24 Schu
 
April 28, 2016 --  The library has an opening for a volunteer to take over the 1st and 3rd Wednesday afternoon shifts in the Gen Room at the Billings Public Library.  The hours are 1:00 - 3:00 in the two afternoons a month.  Duties:  greet patrons coming into the Gen Room, offerinng help with genealogy questions, demonstrating searches of computer databases such as Ancestry.com and Family Search, helping to maintain the library by dusting and straighting book shelves. This is a four hour a month committment. Training is provided. The majority of days are very quiet and will provide you the opportunity to work on your own genealogy projects.  Please call Irene Nelson at 248-5765 or e-mail me at toole1183@yahoo.com for more information or to volunteer.
 
April 21, 2016 -- New books in the library:
--Rezatto, Helen. Tales of the Black Hills. Rapid City, SD: FENWYN Press, 1989.  Call no. 978.3 Reza. Donated by Anita Smith.
--Jordan, John W.  Genealogical and personal history of the Allegheny Valley, Pennsylvania -- Volume 1. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 1913, (Reprint). Call no. 974.8 Jordan. Donated by Billings Public Library.
--Schaefer, Christina K. The Great War: A guide to the service records of all the world's fighting men and volunteers. Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1998. Call no. 940.3 Scha.
--Spencer, William First World War Army Service Records: a guide for family historians.--4th ed. Surrey, United Kingdom: The National Archives, 2008. Call no. 940.3 Spen.
--Tracing your WWI military ancestry. Toronto, ON: Moorhead Magazines, Ltd., 2014. Call no. 940.3 Trac
 
April 14, 2016--
The Federation of Genealogical Societies will be holding their annual conference August 31 - September 3, 2016 in Springfield, Illinois. Their theme this year: Time Travel: Centuries of Memories. A few of their brochures are available in the library. Feel free to come in and pick one up or go to their website,  http://fgsconference.org, for more information.
 
April 14, 2016 --
Spring 2016 issue of the Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia. Contents:
-- Schmaltz, Eric J. Other immigrant destinies: an overview of South America's Germans from Russia.
-- Burke, Jody.  The Schmidt family letters, Part I.
-- Walter, Michael R. Migration and settlement of Volga Germans from Russia in the Yellowstone Valley, Montana, 1900-1920, Part II.
 
November 10, 2015  New books:
--Finn, Janet L.  Motherlode: Legacies of women's lives and labors in Butte, Montana.   Livingston, Mont: Clark City Press, 2005. Call no:  978.6 SILVER Finn
--Barnes, Dr. Phil. Consice history of the Hawaiian Island. 1999. Call no: 996.9 Barn
--Montana State Genealogical Society. First families and early settlers of Montana. Volume 4. Helena, Mont.: MSGS, 2015. Call no:  978.6 First Vol  4.
--Central High School. Yearbook: 2006, Couldn't have done it without you.  Billings, Mont.: Central, 2006.  Call no. 978.6 YELLOW Cent 2006
 
November 1, 2015  New books:
-- Jernigan, E.J. Tin can man.  Call no.  929.2 JERN Jern
--Fischetti, P.R.  Ethnic cultures of America: a reference source for all Americans.  Call no:  306 Fisch
 
October 26, 2015. New books added to the library. Please check the catalog for more information about each book.
--Axline, Jon.More from the quarries of Last Chance Gulch. Volumes 1 and 3. Call no 978.6 LEWiS Axli
--Mills, Elizabeth Shown. QuickSheet: Citing Ancestry.con databases and images--Evidence style. Call no  929.1032 Mills.
--Mills, Elizabeth Shown. Quick sheet: Citing on-line historical resources--Evidence style.  Call no  929.1032 Mills2.
--Mills, Elizabeth Shown. Quick sheet:  Your stripped-bare guide to citing sources. Call no: 929.1032 Mills3
--Mills, Elizabeth Shown. Quick sheet: The historical biographers guide to cluster research (the FAN Principle). Call no: 929.1032 Mills4.
--Mills, Elizabeth Shown.  Quick sheet: The historical biographers guide to the research process. Call no: 929.1032 Mills5.