|Donation to Rushville Public Library:
The photo above by Kate Thurston of the Rushville Republican shows members of the Blacklidge/ Blackledge family donating the three volume hardcopy set of "Blackledges in America" to the Rushville (Indiana) Public Library on 9 Oct 2014. The full story can be read here. Shown from left to right are: Marilyn Alexander Forsythe, Nancy Alexander Craig, David W. Blackledge (of Carlisle, PA), Judy Alexander Bechtold, Carolyn Alexander Trump and Sue Otte, library director of the Rushville Public Library. The books will be available to the public for research only in the Indiana room of the library.
Index to the Second Edition
The Index to Blackledges in America
consists of 238 pages of triple column entries, providing page numbers
for the more than 7,000 unique surnames in the Second Edition, from AAMODT through ZYZNOWSKI.
To assist researchers in determining if their ancestors are
included, a PDF file of the Index (the same Index file as on the CD) is provided here.
The primary surnames in the book are, of course, BLACKLEDGE and BLACKLIDGE. Additionally, there are more than 100 entries each for CLARK, DAVIS, HALEY, HODGE, HOLIFIELD, JACKSON, JONES, MILLER, NELSON, RHYASON, SELLERS, SMITH, WALLACE, and WALTERS. (WALTERS could be considered another primary surname, with more than 300 entries).
More than 50 entries can be found for each of these surnames: CARTER,
COOK, CORSON, FISHER, GREEN, GROVES, HALL, HARRIS, HERRINGTON, HILL,
ISHEE, JAMES, JENKINS, JOHNSON, JORDAN, KEYS, KING, LEE, LEFFERTS,
LEONARD, LOCKWOOD, MARTIN, McBRIDE, OWENS, PARKER, PRYOR, ROBERTS,
ROGERS, TAYLOR, THOMAS, THOMPSON, VARNER, WATSON, WHEELER, WHIGHAM,
WHITE, WILLIAMS, WILSON, and WRIGHT.
Comments on the Second Edition in Hard Copy:
“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, IA, printed the pages and Roswell Bookbinding,
Phoenix, AZ, completed the binding process (Navy
Blue Buckram, gold stamping, 3 volumes).
size of the Second Edition is 3,420 pages, and the hard copy
publication consist of three volumes of 1,140 pages each.
The publication includes 20 color pages. Comments by recipients:
I received the books yesterday and a cursory look into them is just
amazing. Having the c.d. didn't really tell the whole story - how
much new information we added, and I was only involved with one
section. Great job. The books look great. Now, I just
have to re-enforce a bookshelf to hold all this weight! Thanks for your work on this.
- Charma Owens
Apollo Beach, Florida
Mike, just received the books. Looking forward to sitting down and
enjoying them. Thanks again for all your hard work. Please pass my
sincere thanks to the others involved in putting this major undertaking
together. You all have done something special and should be very proud
Five years ago I didn't know anything about my roots. My father was the
only Blacklidge in that generation that ever married and I was his only
son so I didn't even have any first cousins or any other distant
relatives that I knew of other than grandparents and an aunt or two.
Once I found your web site and got your first edition I was able to
realize how far the Blackidge's went back. It was very eye opening and
I appreciated understanding some of my geneaology. Knowing
that there were Blacklidge's who accounted for many fine things in
their lives was good. Thanks again,
- Bill Blacklidge
Got the books today, they are awesome (and HUGE). thanks for doing this for us!!!
- T. N. Taylor
Vine Grove, Kentucky
The books are gorgeous!
- Älta Christopher
My new budget does not take effect until October 1.
Is there any way possible you could hold on to one of them for
me? This is all 3 volumes for $250 + $15 = $265 for the entire
Susan Blakeney, Genealogist
Laurel-Jones County Library System, Inc.
530 Commerce Street
Laurel, MS 39440
of November 2014, all sets of the hard copy version are distributed.
The hard copy version is available to researchers at six
libraries in the United States:
|Library of Congress||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|
Second Edition available on CD:
Eleven years in the making! Blackledge Books began shipping Blackledges in America, Second Edition
(ISBN 978-0-9722704-1-0) in July 2013. This version is on CD to
enhance availability. This Second Edition far
surpasses the First
Edition (published in Nov 2002) in number of descendants, facts and
events, embedded photographs, and sheer size: the First
Edition was 950 pages, and the Second Edition is 3420 pages.
book is available as PDF files on a Compact Disc (CD), allowing zoom
viewing, color images, and full text search on your home computer.
Ordering information is available on this Form (PDF file).
If you are ordering more than one CD, please indicate your
discount price on the order form for multiple CDs shipped to the same
address in the US:
- one CD: $20 (shipping and handling included)
- second and subsequent CDs: $15 for each additional (sent to same address)
Our CD's graphic design, contributed
by Sandra Schakel of Placitas, NM. Sandra also did the front and
back covers of Col Barry Howard's autobiography, "Wow! And They Even Paid Me!" now available on Amazon.com
BlackledgeBook.org is our primary web site, however you can like us on Facebook!
If you have questions, please contact the Editor: Mike@Blackledge.com