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Account Books, Journals and Diaries 1772 ~ 1925
Over the years I have compiled a unique collection of original Ledger Books, Journals and Diaries from stores, schools, and individuals. These old books are a wealth of great genealogy data. The ledgers can act as a census substitute, letting you know if your ancestors were there in the years between census. They also contain the kind of personal Genealogy data that often can not be found any other way by giving you a window into the daily lives of your ancestors. It is often quite amazing what one can find in some of the books. Store owners might record the death of a customer who owes money to the store. A farmer may note the birth of a neighbor's child. You just never know what you will find.
For a small fee I will do a lookup for your ancestor. For
each ancestor I find I will make a quality reproduction of his records on the
ledger page and send that to you. If he is in the ledger
book more than once I will send you every
instance of his name (and details) found in the book.
Please remember that these books are not indexed and the
small fee is non-refundable. You are paying this small cost
for my time spent reading through the books to find your
ancestor's name (and straining my eyes over some of the
I also provide links to other sites that do lookups as well.
I have listed the databases by location.
Illinois Genealogy Databases Staunton, Macoupin County Illinois 1930 ~ 1957 Court Records.
Maine Genealogy Databases Orono, Lagrange, Howland, Penobscot County, Maine 1923 to 1925 Store Ledger.
Lubec, Washington County, Maine 1894 to 1995 Store Ledger. Over 4000 entries.
Lincoln County, Maine 1832 Samuel Hinds Ledger.
Maryland Genealogy Databases Clear Spring, Washington County Maryland 1861 to 1874 Store Ledger. Hundreds of names from North West Maryland and West Virgina
Massachusetts Genealogy Databases Salem and area Essex County, Massachusetts 1772 to 1780 Student Work Book And Store Ledger. MANY LOCAL NAMES
Townsend Middlesex County Massachusetts 1868 General Store Ledger. OVER 3850 NAMES
Missouri Genealogy Databases Wheeling, Livingston County, Missouri 1879 to 1889 Ledger Book Of Edward Moore. OVER 300 LOCAL NAMES
New Hampshire Genealogy Databases Grafton County, New Hampshire 1841 ~ 1877 Account Book Of William Thissel.
New York Genealogy Databases Rushford and area, Allegany County, New York 1868 ~ 1872 Stacy And Kyes Ledger Book. FULL INDEX ONLINE.
Oswego, Oswego County, New York 1858 ~ 1859 Samuel Stevenson Saw Mill Ledger Book.
West Winfield, Herkimer County, New York 1865 ~ 1866 West Winfield Academy Cash Book. OVER 400 NAMES
Richfield, Otsego County, New York Auction sale 1880 ~ 1890. Found in the West Winfield Academy Cash Book. OVER 200 NAMES
New Brunswick Genealogy Databases Lubec, Washington County, Maine 1894 to 1995 Store Ledger. Over 4000 entries, many from New Brunswick, Canada
Nova Scotia Genealogy Databases Rose Bay and River Port, Lunenburg County Shoemakers Ledger Book 1897 ~ 1918
Ohio Genealogy Databases Findlay, Hancock County, Ohio 1889 Store Ledger.
Marietta, Washington County, Ohio 1837~1838 Store Ledger.
Frederick, Miami County, Ohio 1869~1877 Blacksmith Ledger, Over 4500 names. Online For FREE.
Ontario Genealogy Databases Ontario Computerized Land Record Index (aka Ontario Land Record Index) If your ancestor settled anywhere in Ontario and he was the first time buyer of Crown Land, he should be on these lists.
Pennsylvania Genealogy Databases Bernville, Berks County, Pennsylvania 1867 to 1877 Haag, Kline & Co Ledger. Over 1000 names.
Bernville, Berks County, Pennsylvania 1863 to 1870 Haag, Kline & Co Ledger. Over 300 names.
Mill Creek Township, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania 1885 to 1890 Mountain Spring Mills Ledger. Over 800 entries with names.
Elk Creek Township, Erie County 1876 to 1878 General Store Ledger. Over 4000 entries with names.
Lower Heidelberg Township, Berks County 1874 to 1903 Farm Ledger of John W Gaul. Many Local Names.
New Hanover Township, Montgomery County 1858 to 1904 Farm Ledger. Also includes some names from Berks County and Bucks County.
Muncy, Lycoming County, PA 1831 to 1865 Docket Ledger of General William A Petrikin. OVER 250 NAMES.
Lebanon County, PA 1887 Heilman Dale Creamery Milk Book.
Hopewell Township, York County, PA 1890 Tax Collectors Book. (OVER 500 NAMES)
Texas Genealogy Databases Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas 1908 to 1915 Jackson McFarland Store Ledger .
Virgina Genealogy Databases Wytheville, Wythe County, Virginia Court Records Ledger. ALL PAGES ONLINE
History Of Tazewell County Virginia Book Sales Ledger. ALL PAGES ONLINE
West Virginia Genealogy Databases Clear Spring, Washington County Maryland 1861 to 1874 Store Ledger. Hundreds of names from North West Maryland and West Virgina
I have lots more genealogy databases to add to this page so make sure you come back every few weeks.
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