I begin – Belmont County

Yesterday I drove to Bridgeport Ohio and spent some time in the Bridgeport and Martins Ferry public libraries – found little bits of information & learned of some additional online sources. I also drove around Bridgeport and think I’ve located where my grandfather grew up, and where my Great-Great and Great-Great-Great-Grandparents lived. Today I visit one of the Quaker Meeting Houses that the 3rd-Great-Grandmother and her parents attended, then go to the St Clairsville/Belmont County Courthouse in hopes of locating deeds or other info to verify where these people lived. Then I’m off to Dayton for several days of poring through the 20 shelf feet of documents at the Dayton Metro Library.