Cleveland

OMG!!! Grandma Grace’s House Is Gone!

Yesterday, I was driving east on Chester Ave toward University Circle. When I do this, I often look for the house at 1911 East 89th St., just off Chester,  where my Grandma Grace lived from 1943 until her death in 1948. I posted about visiting this house in 2014: http://www.collectingancestors.com/2014/02/04/remembering-a-visit-to-grandma-graces-house-in-cleveland-her-button-collection/ In 2016 I posted again

Read on »

Finnish Immigrants in Cleveland by 1915

Recently, while checking the extent of Finnish immigration to Cleveland, I found a report in the Western Reserve Historical Society Research Library entitled Foreign People in Cleveland. It was in a 1915 reprint from the Western Reserve University Bulletin, Vol. XIX, No. 8 published by the Flora Stone Mather College Alumnae Historical Association. The reprint is

Read on »

A More Complete Timeline for Grandma Grace

On 15 Dec 2016, I posted a timeline for my Grandma Grace that I found on my computer. I had forgotten that I had created it and discovered it during a search for other timeline documents. Today, I found another document in timeline format about Grace Green Dingman in which I had compiled some additional

Read on »

Search Cleveland Catholic Cemeteries with iPhone App

Yesterday (16 Dec 2016),  the Catholic Cemeteries Association, Diocese of Cleveland, introduced a FREE iPhone App for searching nearly 700,000 burials dating back to the mid-1800s in Catholic cemeteries throughout Northeast Ohio. Some other features: Save loved ones and cemetery info to your profile for easy access later. Use GPS navigation to your loved one’s

Read on »

Researching Catholic Records in Greater Cleveland

I sometimes fall behind in reading material about genealogical research in Northeast Ohio. A case in point: The October 2016 issue of Lakelines, published by the Lake County Genealogical Society, a chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society. On page 11, the issue presented the following brief article entitled “Archives of the Cleveland Catholic Diocese”: The

Read on »

Online Guide to Historic Maps of Cleveland and the Western Reserve

Did you every wonder if a map was available for a specific location in the Cleveland area and for a specific time period? Well, there is a website for that: Cleveland Cartography at http://www.clevelandmemory.com/speccoll/maps/clevmaps.html The website was created and is maintained by Bill Barrow, head of special collections at Cleveland State University. You can read about

Read on »

Doing Catholic Cemetery Research in Cleveland Area

We just learned of a very important research tool for genealogists searching for information about Catholic ancestors (and non-Catholic family members buried with them) in the Cleveland area. The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland has been putting online a database of all burials in the cemeteries of its Catholic Cemeteries Association. The association started out with

Read on »