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Note: The WorldCat.org listing of libraries holding (any) editions of Blackledges in America is found here.  
First Edition Library Placements: The First Edition of Blackledges in America was completed and published as hardcopy in 2002.  The compilers placed a copy in many of the nation's leading genealogical libraries, to include the Family History Center in Salt Lake City, UT, the Allen County Public Library in Ft. Wayne, IN, the Mid-Continent Library in Independence, MO, the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., and (with many Blackledges residing in Mississippi) the Laurel/Jones County Public Library in Laurel, MS.  A complete list of libraries holding a copy of the First Edition is below.

Researchers requested their own copy of this "Blackledge Book" (as
Blackledges in America is referred to within the community).  The compilers published 260 copies of the First Edition and genealogists purchased most of them.  By March 2011, all copies of the First Edition had been dissemminated and no additional printings of the First Edition will occur.  Within two years after the distribution of the First Editions, the compilers commenced work on a Second Edition to incorporate additions and corrections.
Genealogy Libraries holding First Editions (2002)
 
Blackledges in America
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave., S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20540-4320
(two additional copies in LOC's Copyright Office)
        
The Genealogical Society of Southwestern Pennsylvania
PO Box 894
Washington, PA 15301-0894
Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Library System
Genealogy Center - Main Library, 2nd Floor
501 Copper  NW
Albuquerque, NM 87
102
https://abqlibrary.org/mainlibrary
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107-5699
http://www.hsp.org/
The link to the book in this library.
Allen County Public Library
Historical Genealogy Dept.
900 Webster Street
Ft. Wayne, IN  46802
http://www.acpl.lib.in.us/genealogy/index.html
Iredell County Public Library
201 North Tradd Street
Statesville, NC  28677
http://www.iredell.lib.nc.us/
Carroll County Genealogical Society
24 2nd St. NE
PO Box 36
Carrollton, OH 44615
https://ccgsmd.org//
Kokomo-Howard County Public Library
220 N Union St,
Kokomo, IN  46901
https://www.khcpl.org/
[donated by Dr. Kent Blacklidge]
Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research
5300 Caroline
Houston, TX 77004-6896

http://www.hpl.lib.tx.us/clayton/
Laurel-Jones County Genealogy Library
530 Commerce St
Laurel, MS 39440
http://www.laurel.lib.ms.us/genealogy.html
Cumberland County Historical Society
Genealogy Department
21 N. Pitt St
Carlisle, PA 17013
http://www.historicalsociety.com/genealogy.htm
Los Angeles Public Library
630 West 5th St
Los Angeles, CA  90071
 https://www.lapl.org/collections-resources
[donated in memory of Douglas F. Blackledge]
Dallas Public Library
1515 Young Street
Dallas, TX 75201
http://dallaslibrary.org/CHS/cgc.htm
Mid-Continent Public Library
Genealogy & Local History Branch
317 W. 24 Highway
Independence, MO 64050
http://www.mcpl.lib.mo.us/ge/
Denver Public Library
10 West Fourteenth Avenue Parkway
Denver, CO 80204-2731
http://www.denver.lib.co.us/ebranch/resources_genealogy.html
New England Historic Genealogical Society
101 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116-3007
http://www.nehgs.org/ 
(two copies)
Family History Center
Genealogical Library
35 North West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84150

http://www.lds.org/site_main_menu/frameset-global-fam_his.html
Rushville Public Library
130 W. 3rd St.
Rushville, IN 46173
http://www.rushvillelibrary.com/
Albuquerque Main Library on Copper
Wisconsin Historical Society
816 State St.
Madison WI 53706

https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/
Genealogy Libraries holding Second Editions (2012)
 
Blackledges in America
Library of Congress
“Blackledges in America”, Second Edition, Hard Copy version (ISBN 978-0-9722704-2-7), was published as a special limited edition (32 sets).  Anundsen Publications, Decorah, Iowa, printed the pages and Roswell Bookbinding, Phoenix, Arizona, completed the binding process (Navy Blue Buckram, gold stamping, three volumes).
 The Second Edition is 3,420 pages, and the hard copy publication consists of three volumes of 1,140 pages each. The publication includes 20 color pages.

Library Placements By November 2014, all 32 sets of the 2nd Edition hard copy version were distributed.  The 2nd Edition hard copy version is available to researchers at six libraries in the United States:
Library of Congress 101 Independence Ave., S.E
Washington, D.C.  (Jefferson Bldg)
Rushville Public Library 3rd and Morgan Streets, Rushville, IN
  (Indiana Room)
Laurel-Jones County Library 530 Commerce Street, Laurel, MS Allen County Public Library 6600 E State Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN
Family History Library 35 NW Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah The Newberry 60 W Walton St, Chicago, IL
Donation to Rushville Public Library
Members of the Blacklidge/ Blackledge family donating the three volume hardcopy set of "Blackledges in America" to the Rushville (Indiana) Public Library on 9 October 2014.  The full story can be read here.  Shown from left to right are:  Marilyn Alexander Forsythe, Nancy Alexander Craig, David W. Blackledge (co-author, Carlisle, PA),  Judy Alexander Bechtold, Carolyn Alexander Trump and Sue Otte, library director of the Rushville Public Library.  The books are available to the public for research only in the Indiana room of the library.  
Photo credit:  Kate Thurston of the Rushville Republican.
Genealogy Libraries holding the compact disc (CD) of Second Edition of 
 Blackledges in America (2013)
Library Placements Books on CDs can faciltate research by genealogists, allowing full text search plus  downloading of selected information onto the client's flashdrive. Most libraries do not accept CDs into their permanent collections, as their use requires a Local Area Network (LAN) for patrons. The few that carry the CD edition have assured us that they have equipment for patrons to peruse the CD. Theyinclude the following: 
National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century1300 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, DC
 (garden level library) 
Cumberland County Historical SocietyGenealogy Department
21 N. Pitt St
Carlisle, PA 17013
 latest library Genealogy Libraries holding 
 
Blackledge Stories ... and other BS
(November 2020)
Blackledge Stories ... and other BS is a lively softcover anthology of Family History and stories from the extended family of Lewis (H.) Blackledge of Red Cloud, NE.  It is 640 pages and includes some 74 color pages.  
The WorldCat.org listing of libraries holding Blackledge Stories is found here.

Library Placements
As of January 2021, some 120 copies of the 640 page Blackledge Stories have been distributed. This includes the following libraries: 
Library of CongressWashington, D.C.  (Jefferson Bldg)Los Angeles Public Library630 West 5th St
Los Angeles, CA 90071
https://www.lapl.org/collections-resources
Laurel-Jones County Library530 Commerce Street
Laurel, MS
The Newberry60 W Walton Street
Chicago, IL
Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Library System
Genealogy Center
- Main Library, 2nd Floor
501 Copper  NW
Albuquerque, NM 87
102
https://abqlibrary.org/mainlibrary
Denver Public Library10 West Fourteenth Avenue Parkway
Denver, CO 80204-2731
Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research5300 Caroline
Houston, TX 77004-6896

http://www.hpl.lib.tx.us/clayton/
Nimitz LibraryUnited States Naval Academy Annapolis, MD
[donated in memory of Allan Douglas Blackledge]
Iredell County Public Library201 North Tradd Street
Statesville, NC  28677
http://www.iredell.lib.nc.us/
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania1300 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107-5699
http://www.hsp.org/
Mid-Continent Public LibraryMidwest Genealogy Center
317 W. 24 Highway
Independence, MO 64050
http://www.mcpl.lib.mo.us/ge/
Sutro Library
J. Paul Leonard Library, Room 610
San Francisco State University
1630 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132-4030
Wisconsin Historical Society816 State St.
Madison WI 53706

https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/
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First Edition 10-digit ISBN:  ISBN 0-9722704-0-X
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