|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 December 2009 TO 31 December
- Month 161
67 New windmills spread across 18 miles of mountain top in Bradford
and Tioga Counties. Hooray - We're part of the solution. Carbon free, renewable,
domestic energy and beautiful, too.
What's NEW at Tri-Counties
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 June 2014 - see current page for replacement
December 2009 Tri-Counties
Month 161 - 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 December
||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 December
||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 February 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.
||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.
||If anyone has information on the Tioga County Florida picnic
be sure to let me know. Thanks to Pat SR for notifying us of the above.
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: