They say genealogy is a disease. The "bug" bit me in late 1995, midway between celebrating my parent's 50th wedding anniversary and my father's 80th birthday. I suppose it was either a sense of my own mortality or that of the Johnson name that made me want to know about those who came before me. In any event, I began a process that will continue the rest of my life.
In a tribute to my ancestors' long journeys and many hardships, I am attempting to preserve their history. This web page follows their trails, and these are their stories.
The following databases that previously appeared on this page have been moved to the web site for the Montgomery County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society. You can click on the following links:|
Links of Interest on this web site:
|The history of Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio including pictures.|
|The history of the National Soldiers Home in Montgomery County, Ohio including historical pictures, recent pictures, resources for researching military records, and the 1880 Federal Census of the National Soldiers Home.|
New Update: Newspaper articles about Memorial Day 1869, including lists of soldiers buried in Dayton cemeteries and soldiers who died in the Military Home.
|Transcription of the book titled Dayton Police Department - 1910 including biographies of police officers and police officials and some pictures.|
|View my husband's family tree, which includes the surnames: Adair, Ambrose, Brunner, Burns, Byerly, Caylor (Kaylor/Kohler), Cline, Ellis, Gaver, Gusler, Holderman (Haldeman/Halderman), Hiser, and Kinsey, in addition to many others.|
|View my son's family tree, his father's line, which includes the surnames: Bergman, Blessing, Edmisten, Goddard, Good, Helmsing, Jenkins, Johnson, Littleton, Rogers, and Van Oss, as well as others.|
...And don't forget to read about My Elusive Ancestor.
Come back soon!
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without the consent of the owner, Carolyn Johnson Burns.
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