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:
Alexander Forsythe, Nancy Alexander Craig, David W. Blackledge
(of Carlisle, PA),
Alexander Bechtold, Carolyn Alexander Trump and Sue Otte, library
director of the Rushville Public Library.
books will be available to the public for research only in the Indiana
room of the library.
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
included, a PDF file of the Index (the same Index file as on the CD) is
The primary surnames in the book are,
of course, BLACKLEDGE
Additionally, there are more than 100 entries each for CLARK, DAVIS, HALEY, HODGE,
HOLIFIELD, JACKSON, JONES, MILLER, NELSON, RHYASON, SELLERS, SMITH,
WALLACE, and WALTERS.
could be considered another primary surname, with more than 300
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.
on the Second Edition in Hard Copy:
“Blackledges in America”, Second
Edition, Hard Copy version (ISBN
was published as a special limited
Anundsen Publications, Decorah,
IA, printed the pages and Roswell
Phoenix, AZ, completed the binding process
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
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 -
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.
Apollo Beach, Florida
Mike, just received the books. Looking forward to sitting down and
enjoying them. Thanks again for all your hard work. Please
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.
that there were Blacklidge's who accounted for many
fine things in
their lives was good. Thanks again,
Got the books today, they are awesome (and
HUGE). thanks for doing this for us!!!
- T. N.
books are gorgeous!
- Älta Christopher
My new budget does not take effect until October
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
County Library System, Inc.
By November 2014, all sets of the 2nd Edition hard copy version were distributed.
The 2nd Edition hard copy version is available to researchers at
libraries in the United States:
||Washington, D.C. (Jefferson Bldg)
||3rd and Morgan Streets, Rushville, IN
||530 Commerce Street, Laurel, MS
|Allen County Public Library
||6600 E State Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN
||35 NW Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah
||60 W Walton St, Chicago, IL
Edition available on CD:
years in the making! Blackledge Books began shipping Blackledges in America, Second
(ISBN 978-0-9722704-1-0) in July 2013. This version is on CD
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
book is available as PDF files on a Compact Disc (CD), allowing zoom
viewing, color images, and full text search on your home computer.
information is available on this
If you are ordering more than one CD, please
discount price on the order form for multiple CDs shipped to the same
address in the US:
CD: $20 (shipping and handling
and subsequent CDs: $15 for each
additional (sent to same address)
CD's graphic design
by Sandra Schakel, formerly of Placitas, NM. Sandra also did
the front and
back covers of Col Barry Howard's autobiography, "Wow! And They Even Paid Me!"
as available on Amazon.com
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