Published Condit Genealogies and the Like Documents
The following editions of Condit genealogy information have been published.
- Genealogical Record of the CONDIT FAMILY, Descendants of John Cunditt, A Native of Great Britian, who settled in Newark, N. J. 1678 - 1885; Jotham H. Condit and Eben Condit; Printed and Published by Ward & Tichenor, 832 & 834 Broad Street, Newark, N. J.; 1885. This edition was bound in red buckram with a design on both covers and an imprint on the spine: "Genealogy of the Condit Family. 1678 to 1885.
- Genealogical Record of the CONDIT FAMILY, Descendants of John Cunditt, A Native of Great Britian, who settled in Newark, N. J. 1678 - 1885; Jotham H. Condit and Eben Condit; Printed and Published by Ward & Tichenor, 832 & 834 Broad Street, Newark, N. J.; 1885. This is the same as the previous edition, but was bound in green buckram and the spine bore the imprint "Genealogy of the Condit Family. 1678 to 1903.
- Undated supplement, with pages numbered from 411 through 421. No publication or distribution information was ever recorded.
- Genealogical Record of the CONDIT FAMILY, Descendants of John Cunditt, A Native of Great Britian, who settled in Newark, N. J. 1678 - 1885, 1916 Revision by the CONDIT FAMILY ASSOCIATION; Jotham H. Condit and Eben Condit; 1916; Printed and Bound by The Essex Press, Newark, N. J.
- World War Record of the CONDIT FAMILY; Compiled by Oscar Halstead Condit; self-published Sept. 1924. This was a 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 sixteen page flyer.
- The Condits and Their Cousins in America (short title: Condits and Cousins), Volume 6, Reprints of Previous Publications about the Descendants of John Cunditt, who settled in Newark, N. J., about 1678.; Editor in Chief, Norman I. Condit, M. D., The Condit Family Association, Blooming Grove, New York; Cook & McDowell Publications, 719 E. 6th Street, Owensboro, Kentucky 42301; 1980.
- The Conditt Family: an outline genealogy of the descendants of Fielding Conditt, who was born in Virginia in 1771, Volume 9 The Condits and their Cousins in America; Editor in Chief Norman I. Condit, M. D., Condits and Cousins; self-published, Blooming Grove, New York, 1978.
- The Descent of Nathaniel Cundict/(Condit) circa 1703-1746, of Newark, New Jersey, Volume 11 The Condits and their Cousins in America; Compiled and Edited by Norman I. Condit, M. D.; self-published, Blooming Grove, New York, 1988.
- Descendants of Isaac Cundict circa 1712-1776, of Newark, New Jersey, Volume 11 of The Condits and their Cousins in America; Compiled and Edited by Norman I. Condit, M. D.; self-published, Blooming Grove, New York, September 1989
History of Condit Genealogies and the Like Documents
The first Condit we know of to consider tracing his ancestors was the Honorable Silas Condit (1312), a Representative in Congress, he "took great interest in the history of the Condit family and traced his descent from John Cundict" recording and passing on his findings for posterity. But for his efforts in researching his roots we should, probably, have remained ignorant of the genealogy of the earlier branches of the Condit family.
In 1880, at the home of Edgar M. Condit (1623 1), of Condit, Ohio, researchers used the records compiled by the Honorable Silas Condit as a nucleus to begin the preparation of the history of the Condits. Later on through the leadership of Jotham H. Condit (1378) of East Orange, New Jersey and Eben Condit (6311 9) of Jersey, Ohio the "Genealogy of the Condit Family" was published in 1885. As there had been no previous effort to publish a comprehensive genealogy, it was necessary to examine records of deeds, wills and churches, and required very extensive correspondence and much travel.
An undated supplement, with pages numbered from 411 through 421, was published "After the lapse of seventeen years," approximately in 1902. This publication was released and the extent of its distribution is unknown, it was not specifically included in the following publication.
In the 1903 timeframe the 1885 Condit Genealogy was released with a cover stating "Genealogy of the Condit Family 1678 to 1903. Perhaps these copies were bound in 1903, but the contents were identical to those dated 1678 to 1885. No new material was added except for a front piece consisting of a portrait of Jotham H. Condit.
The Condit Family Association was organized in New Jersey in 1905, "to include all the descendants of John Condit, the Ancestor," without regard to any individuals current surname or degree of removal from the Condit name. In 1913 the Condit Association authorized a revision of the genealogical record published in 1885 which was undertaken and published in 1916. This revision included almost no expansion or correction of the records of the early generations. The actual work of the revision was committed to Edward I. Condit (1378 1), son of Jotham H. Condit one of the compilers of the initial Condit Family Genealogy. The majority of effort was concentrated on updating the genealogical record by adding data on individuals born, married, rediscovored or buried since 1885. This revision was the first book to include pictures of some individuals but left out all the supplements on other families.
After World War I, Colonel Oscar Halstead Condit (1371 31) who was very involved in the Condit Family Association and various military societies wished to add the names of those Condit members who fought in the War to the honor list of other Condit men who fought in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the War between the States. He attempted to compile a listing of all Condits and Cousins who had served during the War and published the results in 1924.
As Norman I. Condit, M. D., collected information on various Condit, Conditt, Condict and related surnames he began looking at ways to publish the information. Because the genealogy of Fielding Conditt had never been published, and is was a smaller genealogy, he published The Conditt Family: an outline genealogy of the descendants of Fielding Conditt, who was born in Virginia in 1771, Volume 9 The Condits and their Cousins in America in 1978 both to provide the genealogy of this possible cousin and to discover the difficulties of publication.
About 1966, Elroy J. Condit (7365 1251) began canvasing Condit relatives with a view to updating the 1916 Condit Genealogy, especially the descent of Isaac Condit. He was soon contacted by Norman I. Condit (1378 143), M. D. and they agreedin 1968 to collaborate on collecting and updating the Condit Genealogy. Over the next 10-12 years a multitude of family members were contacted and hundreds of pages of family genealogy information were collected. Many of those contacted wanted to know where they could get a copy of the Condit family genealogy book. Norman I. Condit, M. D. took on the task of arranging re-publication of the 1916 revision along with all the additional material on other families and the World War Record of the CONDIT FAMILY, essentialing compiling all published material into the 1980 reprint of the Condit genealogy.
In 2001, Condit Cousin Elizabeth Fay, Chesterfield, Missouri, published on the web The Condits and Their Cousins in America Volume 6. This source has helped many descendants of John Cundict find their connection to the Condit family.
In 2009 I completed entry of the Condits and Cousins Volume 6 along with 20 years of correspondence with Condits and Cousins on the web. Since then another 10,000 records have been added as additional information collected since 1916 has been added to the Condits and Cousins site.
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