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Monday, November 02, 2009

Did your ancestor study at University of Michigan?

In the University of Michigan's General Catalog of Officers and Students 1837-1911, published in 1912, I found Samuel Hopkins Sedgwick and Theron Emmons Sedgwick at the top of p. 865:

Although these two brothers did not graduate from U of M, they both attended law school there in 1871-1872.

A search for "Sedgwick" turns up several other instances of that name.

If any of your ancestors are listed, you'll find some helpful explanatory material here:
  • p. iii - preface, followed by table of contents
  • p. 597 - see footnote at the bottom of the page
  • p. 967 - key to italic abbreviations
University of Michigan. General Catalogue of Officers and Students, 1837-1911. Ann Arbor, Mich: The University, 1912.


Kathryn Doyle said...

Go Blue!
T.K. - what a great resource! I did have one physician in my tree who graduated from U. of M. in 1880 - John Campbell FLEMING. He is listed with an asterisk before his name, indicating he was deceased. The listing gives his date of death and age at death. One new piece of information from this source - it lists his place of death as Philadelphia. I'll have to follow up with that since I still haven't been able to track down his obituary. Thanks for blogging this. I wonder how many other university catalogs are available in Google books?

T.K. said...

Yay, Kathryn! I'm so glad you were able to find someone here. I agree, this is an amazing resource.

I tell ya, I'm just amazed every day at what I find in Google Books.

Blog Archive


Our Family in Books: A Bibliography

  • My Ancestors in Books (a library of resources and notes pertaining to Reverend Samuel Stone, Major General Robert Sedgwick, Elder John Crandall, and other early Americans in the forest where my family tree was grown)
  • The Zahnisers: A History of the Family in America by Kate M. Zahniser and Charles Reed Zahniser (Mercer, Pa. 1906)
  • History of St. James Lutheran Church [full title: A little of this and a little of that in the 141 year (1861-2002) History of St. James Lutheran Church, Reynolds Indiana] by Harold B. Dodge, published at Reynolds, Indiana, 2002; 170 pages.
  • Lisbon, North Dakota 1880-2005 Quasuicentennial, published at Lisbon, North Dakota in 2005; 391 pages.
  • The Paschen and Redd Families of Cass County, Indiana by Alfred Paschen, c. 2005 (Gateway Press, Inc., Baltimore, MD); 322 pages.
  • Sheldon Community History: Sheldon Centennial 1881-1981, published at Sheldon, North Dakota in 1981; 376 pages.
  • Sheldon, North Dakota 1881-2006 - 125th Anniversary: The Queen of the Prairie, published at Sheldon, North Dakota in 2006; 498 pages.
  • A Standard History of White County, Indiana, written under the supervision of W.H. Hamelle, c. 1915 (The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago and New York).
  • The Roots of Coventry, Connecticut by Betty Brook Messier and Janet Sutherland Aronson, c. 1987 (Coventry 275th Anniversary Committee, Coventry, CT); 206 pages.
  • "Elder John Crandall of Rhode Island and His Descendants" by John Cortland Crandall; New Woodstock, New York, 1949; 797 pages.
  • "The Descendants of Robert Burdick of Rhode Island." Nellie (Willard) Johnson, Pd.B.: H & L Creations, LLC.

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