Just Shelved: Family Trees, Hoosier Histories, and a Generous Legacy

Donald and Marietta Southwood were both long-time supporters of our Special Collections Center. They worked countless volunteer hours indexing and organizing resources and assisting patrons with their research.

Mrs. Southwood passed away April 1, 2005, and Mr. Southwood followed on June 19, 2012. Noted genealogists, they had amassed a personal research library of books, periodicals, and other items—many of them focusing on Indiana—which the family has generously donated to our Center.

We are still sorting and processing the Southwood legacy, but a small portion has already been added to our shelves:


House of Howe Rupp, Margaret Glanding
History and Family Record of John Treichler Snearly, Melissa J.
Rambo Family Tree: Desc. Of Peter Gunnarson Rambo, 1611-1986 Rambo, Beverly Nelson
Land Claims, Vincennes District Indiana Historical Society
Local Government Guidebook
Family Bible Records (2 vol.) Illinois State Gen. Society
Minisink Valley Reformed Dutch Church Records, 1716-1830 New York Gen. & Biographical Soc.
Old Sussex County Families Stickney, Charles Edgar
History and Genealogy of the Families of Fairfield, Connecticut Jacobus, Donald Lines
Afton, Iowa Spencer, Ray
Perry County, Indiana Rutherford, Michael
Engelhorn Family Englehorn, James A.
In the Footsteps of the Blue and Gray: A Civil War Research Handbook Brown, Brian A.
Who’s Your Hoosier Ancestor? Robinson, Mona
Genealogical History of the Maple/Mapel Family in America Maple, Telford Grant
The Flavor of Dubuque Aux.  of the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra
Athens County Family History, 1987 Schumacher, Beverly
The 1683 Census of the Swedes on the Delware Craig, Peter Stebbins
Index:  History of Marietta and Washington County, Ohio Andrews, Martin R.
Bristow [Indiana] History: 125 Years
Holmes County, Ohio: Celebrating 175 Years Holmes County Genealogical Society
History of Delaware County, Indiana, Illustrated, 1881

We are grateful to Donald and Marietta Southwood for their time and support over the years and we thank their family for making their meticulously collected genealogy and local history resources available to our staff and patrons.

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