|Bradford County PA
|Chemung County NY
|Tioga County PA
Tri-Counties Genealogy &
History by Joyce M. Tice
This Month's Library Additions
at Tri-Counties Site
01 January 2010 TO 31 January -
Signs of Spring from Kelsey Jones:
Spring must be just around the corner -
twin lambs were born here today! [Jan 13]
By using the sidebar links on the What's New Pages, you can link to any
other place on this massive site. This is our SITE MAP. Be sure you know
how to use them . It will save you a lot of time and make the site much
more efficient for you to use. It will also guide you to resources you
may have overlooked even if you have used the site for many years. Subject
links on the left and Township links on the right.
Site Map By Subject in Left Bar
Site Map by Place in Right Bar
Here is a PICO Search Engine for you to
use. Discontinued - See current page for replacement
January 2010 Tri-Counties
Month 162 - Site Established August 1996
||"Chinese" Proverb - The person who says it cannot be done should not
interrupt the person doing it
Enemies of truth.-- Convictions are more dangerous enemies
of truth than lies. from Nietzsche's Human, all too Human, s.483, R.J.
"Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does
knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who
so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by
science." Charles Darwin
Project - Thousands of books to read online or download free.
||New Page or Event
||Partitioned Search Engine for users of the
What's New Page Reindexed 01 DEC 2009 at 16969 pages
||SRAC Events for January
||Explanation of what you can find in the various
PICO indexed partitions of the site. How to limit your search to something
||CCHS Events for January
||See attached: Abstracts from Frances VanHorn Parke Diaries. 1870-1929
Troy Historical & Genealogical Society has available Abstracts
from Charles Eugene Parke Diaries 1862-1916 for sale at $10.00. plus $3.00
postage. Charles was a famous barn builder in the Troy area, as well as
churches, schools and houses. Lots of historical data from the East Troy
||1, The Southport Historical Society's 2010 calendar is
now available for purchase. It is full of historical photos and information
on the Town of Southport. The donation is $10.00 and you can find
them at the Southport Town Hall and some local businesses.
2. The Southport Historical Society's Christmas program will
be Sunday, December 13, 2009 at the Chapel Park Community Center.
1:30 Buffet Luncheon - provided by the Southport Historical
2:30 Program - James Gray will give his presentation entitled:
Don't Believe a Word of It."
Come and join us. If you can't make the luncheon, come for the
program. It is free and open to the public. For further information:
Toni Mason, 734-3563
||The Veteran Historical Society is working on a "Name Quilt"
project. This quilt will contain 144 blocks. This quilt will
be hung in the town hall, at the Veteran Grange and be entered in the Chemung
County Fair in the Fall of 2010. This is to ensure everyone gets
a chance to see it. Each block will contain the name (s) of Town
of Veteran residents - past or present. Cost for each block is $10.00.
The family information will be printed on material using a computer program
specifically designed for material. The ink is permanent and will
be treated so it does not run. The colors for the quilt are an off
white for the blocks bordered with a green leaf design. Order forms
are available from society members or at the town hall in the historians
office. There is a supply of forms on top of the file cabinet in
front of our printer. The forms are self explanatory and you can
even include the address where your family was established in the town
if you wish. Some of the society members are visiting their neighbors
to see if they are interested as well. Today a group of members
cut out the material and the border. The deadline for placing
orders is April 1, 2010. This has been published in the Elmira
Star Gazette, the Easy Shopper and the Broader View Weekly. If you
should need further information or have any questions please let us know.
If you want to mail your order form it can be mailed to the societies address:
Town of Veteran Historical Society
P.O. Box 134
Millport, New York 14864
*There are photos of actual blocks and how the finished ones will look
on our website: www.townofveteranhistoricalsociety.com
||Reindexed PICO Search engine - reached page search capacityof
17,000 - will need to increase to next 1000 page increment.
||Fuller - Bardwell - Luddington
Family Reunion Notes 1904-1936
||REMINDER - Please remain aware of the restrictions
on posting our work on commercial sites that has been in effect
since the site began in 1996. We are finding many violations of this, whole
pages copied and pasted with no source citation or permission.These violations
are usually from people who have never bothered to thank us or donate to
the site's expenses. We publish it here free and available 24/7
anywhere in the world. There is no advantage to posting it on sites where
people have to pay to see our free gift. It separates us from the people
we help and diminshes the returns we get in exchange for our own projects.
I have already had to curtail publishing many pictures I intended to. They
show up without my name on them all over the place. They are not public
property. We want to continue to develop this site in a trusting and honest
environment without being slave labor to commercial sites. If that is not
possible, we will have to find other ways to share our work. Be moral.
Restrictions on Use
||Wellsboro Progress 1910
- newspaper extracts
||1876-1882 Diary of Ida MOODY
"Tracy" of Smithfield
||Memories of Ida TRACY "Ford" of
Smithfield [granddaughter of above]
||1810 Census - Town of Catherine
||1920 Stickler School
Photo - Big Flats
||Monday, January 11 – Annual Meeting Chemung County Historical Society–
Please join us for the annual meeting of the membership. The event
will begin at 5:30 pm with drinks followed by dinner and a brief business
meeting. At 7 pm Chemung County Historian J. Arthur Kieffer will
discuss the Junction Canal. All members are welcome and encouraged
to attend. Tickets are $15.00 per person. For reservations
please call 607-734-4167.
||Wedge Family Notes
||Abijah Reynolds' account of
||Notice: I will be housecleaning off the older query pages of
the site. Most of them are outdated. People have changed email addresses
and so on, so that they can no longer be contacted. In some cases people
have submitted family histories to the query section instead of to the
family section where they are more appropriately placed. If you have queries
there that are still valid, please resubmit them using the guidelines specified
on the main page of that section. Queries
You can use the Queries partition of the PICO search engine
below to locate your own. This will happen in one week. If you do not
check the What's New regularly, you will have missed the chance to check
them. I will probably take off anything prior to 2006.
||Update: 2010 Edition of Families of
||Archie's Meeting 10 AM
||1881 Tin Wedding in Brookfield
- A Poem on the Occasion
||Joyce is guest on Dennis Miller's TV program "Conversations."
It will be shown this weekend on Blue Ridge cable Channel 13. The show
airs on Saturdays at 8:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.
Sunday it's on at 10 a.m. 2:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.It's scheduled to run
this weekend and next weekend.
The subject of conversation is Diaires
in general and the Rosina Smith diaries
It is on You-Tube also. It is on the MU
Playlist, under Recent Activity.
||John Elmer French
of Middlebury. Commemoration and some of his poetry
||Removed query pages 1996 to 2003 per announcement 17 January
||2010 Bradford County Florida Picnic will be held at 11 a.m.
on Thursday, Feb. 11, at the Golden Corral Restaurent in Lakeland, Fla.
A small microphone and amplifier should make communicating less cumbersome.
The Golden Corral is located near the Alamo traffic light at 4532 S. Florida
Ave., Lakeland, Fla.. The cost of the senior buffet is currently
$7.49, so $9 each will also cover the gratuity. For more information
call Jess Bacon at (570) 265-9784 or in Florida at (863) 655-2428.
||2010 Tioga County Picnic - Saturday February 20, 2010
Magnolia Bldg. 702 E. Orange Street, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Doors open 10:30 AM
Eat at noon, Bring own table service, dish to pass, $5.00 per person
Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA
Your Tri-Counties site is terrific, and often the best source for obscure
pictures and information about the small towns that dot Tioga & Bradford
PennDOT has historic county maps online here:
Historic county maps that may interest you are
Route numbers changed often and alignments shifted as the Department
upgraded roads, and these maps help verify locations of schools, churches,
Matt Hamel, Regional Historian
PennDOT Districts 2-0, 3-0 & 4-0
I also remembered an additional source of historic maps that would also
include NY: http://historical.mytopo.com/
For example, here’s a 1902 map showing Lawrence Twp. in Tioga County
and others south: