Anyone interested in Fulton, Ohio? or Monroe, MI?

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I came across two cool resources:
Full text of "A standard history of Fulton County, Ohio, an authentic narrative of the past, with an extended survey of modern developments in the progress of town and county
It details some of the histories of the earlier families in the area. 

History of Monroe County, Michigan: A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People, and Its Principal Interests

By John McClelland Bulkley

It's a nice perspective of the people that doesn't come through with just census records. I love having this info about my family and I assume others would like knowing it of theirs. I would love to try to tie all of these into wikitree, but to be honest it's a lot of info and I'm not sure where to start. I don't know if there are any One Place studies for either of these or if there isn't if anyone would be interested in helping me find people and add their stories and the source or add everyone that isn't on here and try to tie them into the greater tree.

in Genealogy Help by Allison Schaub G2G6 Mach 1 (15.2k points)

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I'm working on Ohio.  I haven't got to Fulton County yet so, thank you, for pointing me to this book.  It will help out tremendously!  :D
by Saundra Stewart G2G6 Mach 5 (56.7k points)
I'm glad to help. Are you going by county or timeframe or what? Have you done Lucas county? I was considering working on Toledo at some point, but there are so many possible projects
I'm going county by county and doing early settlers of the townships, villages, etc..  I started closest to my birth place, of course, and now working outwards.  I've not yet done much in the northern part of the state but I'll get to it eventually.  If you want to do Lucas County, I won't stop you.  :D
I'm working on some of Fulton/Lucas at least- families that immigrated with mine or had similar names. Unfortunately not many people know how to spell Polish names- like Robaskiewicz or Kwaitkowski.

I ran over to the Fulton library and spent the day confusing librarians looking for old newspaper articles. One had been there since 1970 and cant remember anyone ever looking at some of the stuff.
 My dad swears they ran some sort of periodical about family histories and that his grandmother had clippings. I read six years of newspapers today with no luck finding what he was talking about. Hopefully I can get back soon to look at more.
I have interest in both Pickaway county and Franklin - if I find my bookmark I will add that here I was reading a history of Franklin a couple months  ago - the folks came to Ohio from New York, New Jersey, Vermont, New Hampshire and all got together there that are in my tree and then went west - interesting stories

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