Where I Found My Ancestors
This post may not intrest everyone but for those who have ancestors who may have lived in the Miami Valley of Ohio it just might be of help.
Many of my ancestors migrated to Ohio from Maryland or Pennsylvania and settled in the area known as the Miami Valley.The area covers several Ohio counties including Montgomery,Greene,Warren,Butler,Clark,Champaign,Shelby,Logan and several more.
While researching my family I came across a wonderful site that contains a wealth of information.I was able to read in history books about my own ancestors!They weren't famous in the strict sense of the word.Just ordinary settlers,businessmen and people looking for a new life.
I found out that my ancestors settled in Dayton as early as 1804,just a few years after the very first white man surveyed the area.
Maybe your ancestors are mentioned in the pages of one of the books located at (( http://www.daytonhistorybooks.com/index.html ))
Don't let the name of the site scare you off.There are many books and lots of information that cover all the areas of the Miami Valley.
If you have any connection to the area I hope you will check this site!
The surnames of my ancestors mentioned are Boogher,Booher,Ware,Bryant,Lehman and several others.