Erie County (PA) Genealogy

What's New - News Archive

January 1, 2002 - December 31, 2002


[listed in reverse order]

December 25, 2002 Fixed a broken link to the Warren County USGenWeb site.

December 24, 2002 Added a new feature Family History page for the Lowry Clan, as written and submitted by Beth Simmons. Although the Lowry family settled in both North East and Harbor Creek Townships, the page has only been linked from the Family History Index page and from the in Harbor Creek Township page. Beth also provided an image of an old time Christmas Card which has been posted to the Harbor Creek Township page. Another submission from Beth Simmons was also linked to both Harbor Creek Township, and to the Family Histories Index page. This feature page is an index of all Harbor Creek names found in the four most popular Histories of Erie County.

December 20, 2002 Added a new Scouting feature page from information submitted by Barb Seyler. This article is a short biography of Clarence Seyler, a pioneer in the Erie Cub Scout movement.

December 19, 2002 Added a link on the Old Maps index page to the NEGenealogy PA maps. These maps show the various counties in Pennsylvania over the years. Added a new school page from a picture submitted by Betty Matteson Rhodes of the 1929 class at the McNair School. Linked this page from the Schools Index page, and from the Venango Township page. Added another school page from a picture submitted by P Nolan of a 1905 Class at Erie High School. Linked this page from the City of Erie page, and from the Schools Index page.

December 18, 2002 Made corrections to the LeBoeuf Township cemetery listings on the Cemetery Index page.

December 17, 2002 Added a new feature cemetery page for the Drury Family Cemetery in Girard township as contributed by Dick Tefft. This page is linked to the Girard Township page and to the Cemetery Index page. Updated the Girard Township page to list all cemeteries from the Cemetery Index page.

December 13, 2002 Updated the Pico Search Engine Index for the site. There are now 528 pages included in the search. Updated all email addresses listed on Copyright page.

December 12, 2002 Updated the County Courthouse and Vital Records page to include a link to the ESGR page which announces that Erie City vital records from about 1875 to about 1908 may be researched by ESGR. Updated Amity Township page to include a new email address for Bimmy Urso, the township coordinator. Updated Springfield Township page to include a newly scanned photo of the East Springfield Christian Church.

December 9, 2002 Updated Dee's Trivia page and the Misc Everything Goes Here page with an additional submission from Dee Davidson concerning the sinking of the steamboat 'Erie' in the mid 1800s. Posted a new Land Records page titled 1819 Tax Assessment submitted many months ago by Evelyn Baker, but just now being posted.

December 1, 2002 Updated Homepage Welcome letter to reflect carry over of the Church theme with most time being spent in catch up.

November 29, 2002 Posted Chapter 4 of St. John's Lutheran Church History. Linked to the Church History table of contents and to the Church Index page.

November 24, 2002 Posted Chapter 3 of St. John's Lutheran Church History. Linked to the Church History table of contents and to the Church Index page.

November 22, 2002 Added two new feature Church pages - The Central Presbyterian Church History, and the Central Presbyterian Church 1911 Member Changes. These pages are linked to the City of Erie and to the Church Index page. Also added Chapter 11 of the St John's Lutheran Church History, which is actually about the St John's Lutheran Home. Linked this article to the Group Homes index, the Church Index and to the St. John's Lutheran History Index.

November 18, 2002 Reindexed the Pico Search Engine with 522 pages now included in the searches. Added two new feature Church pages - St James Fairview and Trinity Episcopal Fairview - as submitted by Rick Polaski. These articles are linked to the Church Index page and to the Fairview Township page.

November 16, 2002 Updated this page, removing the items from July to September and placing in an archive file which can be accessed by clicking on the appropriate place below.

November 15, 2002 Added two new church related feature pages. One, a history of St Francis Xavier RC Church in McKean was provided by Bonnie Guilford last February, but has just been "found" and enhanced with material from the 1896 History of Erie County. It is linked from the McKean Township and Church Index pages. The other feature page is the history of the Belle Valley Presbyterian Church, submitted jointly by Susan Smith and John Robison. This is based on material from the 125th anniversary program of 1966 and includes about 50 names, including the original members of the church. This page is linked from the Millcreek Township page and the Church Index page.

November 14, 2002 Added a page for the Fairview Area Historical Society. Updated the County Resources page to add updated address information for FAHS, and to provide a link to the new page. The new page was also linked from the Fairview Twp page. Also updated the County Resources page with information about the Lawrence Park Historical Society. Added a new feature church article on the History of the United Presbyterian Church of Fairview as submitted by Rick Polaski. Linked this page from the Fairview Township page and from the Church Index page.

November 11, 2002 Added a City of Corry Misc Church Info page. Added information about a link to an off-site page for St Thomas and St Elizabeth RC Churches. Linked the new page to the City of Corry page and to the Church Index page.

November 1, 2002 Modified Home Page and Welcome letter to reflect November theme - Erie County Churches

October 31, 2002 Added a new entry to the Springfield Civil War Vets page.

October 25, 2002 Added Chapter II of the History of St John's Lutheran Church and linked on the Church Index page and on the St. John's Table of Contents page.

October 24, 2002 Added the 1920 census extract of the Elmwood Home for Boys as submitted by Evelyn Baker. Linked this listing to the Census Index page and the Group Homes index page. Created a new index page for the History of the St. John's Lutheran Church. Modified the entry on the Church Index page to link to the "Table of Contents" or directly to a posted chapter. Modified the link on the City of Erie page to point to the Table of Contents.

October 22, 2002 Added the 1910 census extract of the Elmwood Home for Boys as submitted by Evelyn Baker. Linked this small listing of only 14 names to the Census Index page and the Group Homes index page. Added a page for the Sterrettania Church history as submitted from Rick Polaski. Linked this page from the McKean Township and Church Index pages.

October 14, 2002 Added a page from a 1956 letter giving historical information on the Stugeon family and early Fairview called 'History of the Little Town of Sturgeonville' as contributed by Rick Polaski. Linked from the History Index page and from the Fairview Township page. Added the 1930 census extract for the Elmwood Home for Boys as submitted by Evelyn Baker. Linked from the Group Homes Index page and from the Census Index page.

October 13, 2002 Added two additional 1880 census extracts - the "Insane Asylum" submitted by Dee Davidson and St. Joseph's Orphanage submitted by Linda Graham. Linked both to the Census Index page and from the Group Homes Index page.

October 12, 2002 Added a page for an 1880 census extract for the House for the Friendless as submitted by Dee Davidson. Linked from the Census Index page and from the Group Homes Index page. Reformatted the Group Homes Index page.

October 11, 2002 Updated the Concord and Venango Township pages with a new email address for the township coordinator, Betty Matteson Rhodes.

October 8, 2002 (real early AM) Reindexed the PICO Search engine. We now have 501 pages included in the search. (later in day) Added two feature articles submitted by Dennis Howard - Visit to Howard Falls 1891 and Route 98 Bridge Dedication circa 1925. These for the present time are just linked to the Franklin Township page.

October 7, 2002 Added two additional pages for material submitted by Evelyn Baker. First, a feature article written by Evelyn on the 30 year History of Elmwood Home, and second, a picture feature with six pictures of Elmwood Home structures. Both are linked from the Group home Index page and from the Springfield Township page.

October 4, 2002 Added the first of the Group Home theme articles - an extract of the Charter for the Elmwood Home as submitted by Evelyn Baker. Linked from the Group Home Index page and from the Springfield Township page.

October 3, 2002 Was notified that Blasco Library links were not operational as they have changed the addresses of several of their sub pages. Fixed the link on the Home Page, and added an extra link on the County Resources page. The library now has separate pages for genealogy and for the obituary lookups.

October 2, 2002 Updated Home Page to reflect a new month with a new theme - Group Homes. Also modified welcome letter slightly. Created a Group Home Index page.

September 17, 2002 Added two feature pages for the 1920 Central High School yearbook. The first page is mostly text, with a class listing and some background information. The second page is thumbnail images of the actual yearbook pages, with links to full oversized images, up through about the first one third of the book. Additional scans have been provided, but the time to build the additional pages is limited. Eventually, the entire book will be online. These pages are linked from both the City of Erie and from the Schools Index page.

September 15, 2002 Added a link to an off-site photo index concerning the 1916 Erie High School Yearbook. These photos were submitted to Teri Brown's Early Photos of Western PA site.

September 8, 2002 Added a Faces of Erie County page called Wattsburg Lumber Company. This page, which is linked from both the Faces Index page and the Venango Township page, contains about a dozen names that are shown in an early 1950s picture. The picture itself has been posted elsewhere by Betty Rhodes, and this page has a link to it. Added two contributions from our new Franklin Township coordinator, Dennis Howard. These are the 1850 and 1860 Census Index extracts for Franklin Township. The pages are linked from Franklin Township, and from the Census Index page. Made a minor correction and a name addition to the Brindle Family History as submitted by Florence Sorenson to Evelyn Baker.

September 7, 2002 Added a feature page on William Howard Armstrong who was the first Erie County School Superintendant, based on information contributed by descendant Janet Armstrong Kliven. Linked this page to both the School Index page and the Family Histories Index page. Renamed the Family Histories page to Family Histories & Biographies to reflect including individual biographies.

September 2, 2002 Announced Dennis Howard as the township coordinator for Franklin Township. Added his welcome letter to the Franklin Township page and made general upgrades to that page.

September 1, 2002 Updated hopepage welcome letter to reflect new month and to announce School theme for September.

August 27, 2002 Reindexed the Pico Search engine. 491 pages are now available for searching.

August 26, 2002 Added two feature pages to the Family Histories of Erie County. The two pages are photos and transcriptions of two recently installed historical markers of Erie County individuals. One is on Col Philip Cochran, WWII hero, and the other is on Otto Maya, a well known cyclist in the 1890s and early 1900s. These pages should really be in a new section, but for now I have linked them in Family Histories.

August 25, 2002 [Early in day]Added a new Families of Erie County feature page titled Brindle Family History, written by Evelyn Baker from research and material provided by Florence Myers Sorenson. This article also contains 5 pictures, pre 1920, of the Brindle homestead, plus one of the Brindle log school. The article is linked from both the Family Histories index page and from the Springfield Township page. [late in day] Announced Katie Rose Costello as the new coordinator for Greene Township. Updated the Greene Township page to include the welcome letter from Katie, and added captions to two pictures previously posted on that page.

August 24, 2002 Added several small pieces of information to the History of Camp Sequoyah previously submitted by Evelyn Baker but 'lost in my computer'.

August 22, 2002 Added a link to the off-site Stancliff Family Website to the Family Histories Index page as submitted by Bob and Sherry Stancliff.

August 21, 2002 Announced Rusty Davis as the new coordinator for the City of Corry. Updated the Corry page to add a welcome letter from Rusty.

August 20, 2002 Added 2 pages from old material submitted in early 2001 by Dwight Copper which is the 1901 Membership Listing from the NE Presbyterian Church. The list are A-K and L-Z and are linked from both the Church Index page and from the North East Township page. Minor editing was also done on the North East Township page to include the listing of the cemeteries. Prior to adding these pages, the Pico Search engine was reindexed and we now have 485 pages of material in the search index. It was discovered that the Mind-It email reminder feature is no longer in service and that feature has been removed. Updated this page by archiving the April-June notices and making appropriate changes below.

August 19, 2002 Added 4 pages to the Newspaper Extracts Index page. These are Marriage Records by Bride's Name extracted from 1878 to 1922 North East newspapers by Dick Tefft. Due to the size of the list, it has been separated into A-D, E-K, L-P and R-Z. The four lists were also linked from the North East Township page.

August 18, 2002 Added 2 "Alternate Census" pages for Fairview Township as provided by Joan Mink and Rich Biondi. The 1876 Atlas of Erie Co extract and the 1886 Price's Directory have been linked from both the Fairview Township page and the Census Index page.

August 13, 2002 Added first of the 1913 Corry High School material that has been provided by Teresa Hughes. This page is the Graduation Program in both image and in transcription. More is on the way but I have discovered that much of the scanned material (I am doing the scanning) has to be redone due to clarity issues. I tried to get fancy and it didn't work! The 1913 Corry HS Graduation has been linked to both the Schools Index page and the City of Corry page.

August 8-10, 2002 Added 5 Church Feature Pages based on information previously submitted by Susan Smith. These pages all have data between about 1825 and 1835. This is the first of three major "catch-ups" in progress. The pages include Union Church Membership, Beaverdam Church Membership, Middlebrook Church Membership, Middlebrook Marriage Records, and Misc Data concerning all three Presbyterian Churches. All pages were linked from the Church Index page. Union Township, Wayne Township and Venango Township pages also have the appropriate links. Previous posted Middlebrook Church list submitted by Nancy Richings was also appropriately linked. Coming next is Corry 1913 Yearbook features and several listings for Fairview Township.

August 1, 2002 Updated "Home" page welcome letter. There will be no theme for August.

July 31, 2002 Added a Cemetery Feature Page - Smith and Related Families Buried in Erie County - as submitted by Susan Smith. Currently only linked from the Cemetery Index page. Reindexed the Pico Search Engine prior to adding this page. We have 472 pages on the site. Noted on the main page that the alternate search engine does not appear to be working. I will be working on reestablishing an alternate search engine.

July 22, 2002 Added a feature page for the Veterans Memorial Cemetery at the PA Soldier's and Sailor's Home. This page is linked to the Cemetery Index page and from the City of Erie page. A photo album is in the works.

July 20, 2002 Added a feature Cemetery page for the Cherry Hill Road aka Stewart Cemetery based on information provided by Dorothy Miller. Linked this page from the Concord Township page and from the Cemetery Index page.

July 15, 2002 Added a second supplemental data (correction) page for Sherrod Hill Cemetery as submitted by Thelma Muffaletto. Linked to the various related pages. Modified the original Sherrod Hill Cemetery page to add links to both supplemental pages.

July 14, 2002 Added two new feature pages, one a Biography of Daniel Sherrod, and the other a Supplemental Data for the Sherrod Hill Cemetery. These were provided by Marilyn Konruff. Both pages were linked to Elk Creek Township and to each other. The biography was linked to the Family Histories index page and the cemetery data was linked to the main Sherrod Hill Cemetery page. Also updated the Township Index page to reflect Roger Greeley as Girard Township Coordinator.

June 25, 2002 Added a Cemetery Photo feature page for Ruhl Cemetery in Fairview Township.

June 17, 2002 Added two gravestone pictures to the St Elizabeth Corry Cemetery page as provided by Barbara Charles. Added a new cemetery photo feature page for pictures from St Thomas Cemetery also provided by Barbara Charles. Linked this cemetery photo page to Concord Township, the Cemetery Index page, and from the St Thomas Cemetery information page. Added links to Find-A-Grave and to the photo page from the St Thomas Cemetery information page.

June 17, 2002 Many changes have taken place since the last posting, but I am behind in updating What's New - these will be filled in later.

June 15, 2002 A new township coordinator has been announced for Girard Township. Roger Greeley has stepped into this postion and a welcome letter from him has been posted to the Girard Township page.

June 6, 2002 Added a Cemetery feature page for the Ruhl Cemetery as submitted by Rich Biondi. Linked this page to Fairview Township page and to the Cemetery Index page.

June 2, 2002 Updated Amity Township page with two new pictures.

June 1, 2002 Updated Courthouse and Vital Records Info page, adding a direct link to the PA Dept of Health Vital Records info.

May 1-3, 2002 Updated "home page" welcome letter - changed it around a little and added information about May being Census theme month, plus 'catch up' month. Added two cemetery articles with partial reading information from St Thomas Cemetery in Concord Twp and St Elizabeth Cemetery in Corry provided by Barbara Charles. This is the first of my 'catch ups' as I had this info from last August. Linked from the Cemetery Index page and from the respective township pages. Added a carryover Faces of Erie Co feature - the Anderson and Clark 1909 Wedding with picture and information submitted by Pamela Anderson.

April 30, 2002 Further modified the Fairview Township page to change Rich Biondi's new welcome letter as it relates to the Fairview Area Historical Society.

April 23, 2002 Reindexed the Pico Search Engine for the site. PicoSearch reports that we have 457 pages now included on the web site.

April 21-22, 2002 Added another Faces of Erie Co feature from Mary A Granahan, the 1911 Altstadt-Reilly Camping Trip, with six pictures and three paragraphs from a diary of the trip which was from Erie to Millcreek. Updated the Fairview Township page with a new welcome letter from Rich Biondi. Added a Faces of Erie Co page for Archie Bovee based on a photo provided by Evelyn Baker.

April 19-20, 2002 Added two new feature pages to the Faces of Erie County based on photos and information provided by Mary A. Granahan, the Altstadt-Reilly Wedding, and a feature on Thelma Altstadt. Also changed several misc links on the Census Records page. Updated both the Conneaut Township and Girard Township pages to reflect that township coordinators are needed for these two townships.

April 14, 2002 Added a School Feature page scanned and transcribed by Bill Klauk for the program from the Historical Pageant in 1934 commemorating the 100th anniversary of Free Public Education in PA

April 10, 2002 Archived the January to March 2002 entries on this page to a new archive page and updated this page. I left the March 2002 entries so there would be some continuity with the April entries.

April 9, 2002 Added a new "Faces" feature for a 1926 Robison Reunion from a photo loaned to Evelyn Baker and in turn to Bill Klauk from Marjorie Belle Robison English. This photo of all women in front of 1920 era vintage cars includes identification of the individuals.

April 8, 2002 Added a new "Faces" feature titled Sherrod Reunion with a very large reunion picture provided by Kathy Ebert. Quite a number of the people are identified. Also, corrected information on the Reynolds-Starkey feature page based on new information submitted to me by Dorothy Miller. At the same time, added a postcard type photo of the Reynolds family home in Elgin to this feature page.

April 5-6, 2002 Added a new summary page for the 1930 Federal Census and included a listing of 39 "Institutions" that were enumerated during the 1930 census in Erie County. Updated the Census Index page to reflect this page and also to reflect the microfilm data in the same format on the page as previous census.

April 3, 2002 Added a new "Faces" feature titled Reynolds-Starkey on two pictures submitted by Dorothy Miller, along with some limited family history information.

April 2, 2002 Added three more 1930 census extracts as submitted by Barb Seyler and linked all three from both the Census Index page and the City of Erie page. Included in this group is the Old Ladies Home, the Salvation Army Industrial Home, and the Our Lady of Peace Home for Girls.

April 1, 2002 Updated Home page to reflect date but did not change welcome letter (will use March letter for April). Added a Family History page on the Shepard Family as submitted by Nancy Richings. Added two 1930 census extracts as submitted by Barb Seyler. The first two are the Home of the Friendless and the Florence Crittenton Home. Updated the Census Index page to include a main entry for the 1930 census which was released to the public at 12:01 on this date. Also updated the City of Erie page with links to these two census pages.

March 31, 2002 Made a minor change to the Moravian Land Grant article in the section concerning the Blickensderfer lineage and added a 'Change History' to the article.

March 25-26, 2002 Added a new Church features page for the History of St. John's Lutheran Church from 1808-1908 being scanned and edited by Bill Klauk from the 1908 "History of St. John's Church". So far, only chapter 1 (of 11) has been completed, along with one drawing. This page has been linked to both the Church Index page and to the City of Erie page. Added a correction as submitted by Evelyn Baker to the Marriage Records of Rev Stuntz page. Added a new page as submitted by Rich Biondi which is a 1859-1860 Fairview Business Directory transcribed from the 1859 tax assessment of Erie County. This page has been linked to both the Fairview Township page and to the Census Index page.

March 11-24, 2002 Added a new Faces of Erie Co page on 3/11/02 for Benj Allen as submitted by Larry Combs and updated Faces index page. Added a new Faces of Erie Co page on 3/12/02 for Crain family submitted by Larry Combs and updated Faces index page. Added a new Faces of Erie Co page on 3/13/02 for Aylworth to Hughes submitted by Teresa Hughes and updated Faces index page. Changed the linked e-mail address for submitter Ron Bloch on various pages on 3/14 and 3/20/02. Added a new Faces of Erie Co page on 3/17/02 for Minnie & Nelson Olmstead submitted by Evelyn Baker and digitally enhnaced by Bill Klauk and updated Faces index page. On 3/23/02, added 4 photos taken by Bill Klauk in early March 2002 to the Weis Library UM Church History page. On 3/24/02, updated 7 pages contributed by Larry Combs with his new e-mail address.

March 5, 2002 Added a new Faces of Erie Co page for Statton-Sturm, two pictures of children 'rescued' by Shelley Cardiel and provided for posting on the web site. Reindexed the Pico Search Engine with 428 pages now included. Added a new page with an 1897-98 school souviner sheetlet from the Titus School provided by and transcribed by Larry Combs. Linked this page to Venango Township and to the School Index page. Made minor revisions to the Venango Township page. Added a picture feature page for the old Millcreek Junior High as it appeared in 1958 and linked this page from Millcreek Township and from the School Index page.

March 4, 2002 Updated and made several corrections to Rich Biondi's History of Fairview Schools article.

March 3, 2002 Added a page for North East HS Alumni from 1881 to 1916 as contributed by Dick Tefft. Linked this page from both the North East Twp page and from the Schools Index page. Updated the Amity Twp page with a picture of the Townline School as submitted by Bimmy Urso.

March 1, 2002 Start of Year 2! The counter service being used on the home page recorded 29,631 visitors since March 1, 2001. The counter was reset to zero. The home page was revised with an updated Welcome Letter and links to the joint themes for March and April - Family Histories and Faces of Erie County.

February 27, 2002 Updated the Early Erie Co Cemetery History as provided by Dick Tefft to reflect his discovery last fall of an older surviving burial location - that of John Wilson of Union.

February 25, 2002 Welcome to new Amity Township coordinator Bimmy Urso. Bimmy has provided a welcome letter for the Amity page which has been posted and the page updated. Also the township index page was updated to reflect a new coordinator.

February 8, 2002 Added "Moravian Land Grant" article researched, transcribed and written by Evelyn Baker. Linked from Land Records Index and from Springfield Township pages.

February 2, 2002 Updated 'Home' page to reflect new welcome letter for February. Added new index page for Land Records, and indicated that Land Records will be theme for February. Created an archive page to contain 'old' information previously listed on the 'Home' page that is not current, but is still of value.

January 31, 2002 Added a new page for the Asbury (West Union) Cemetery with a partial reading as provided by Barbara Carroll. This is mostly "Carroll" family members but a few other listings are included. This page was linked from both the Union Township and the main Cemetery Index pages. Updated the Union Township page to include the names of the known cemeteries in the township.

January 25, 2002 Updated Greenfield Township School page by adding a new page for the Bissell (Nasby) School, and updating pages for the Davis School and Miller School. These updates were all provided by Larry Sugden.

January 24, 2002 Posted a page containing a primary class photo from about 1918 of a class in East Springfield. Linked this page from Springfield Township and from the Schools Index page.

January 18, 2002 Reindexed the PICO Search engine. 418 pages are now being included in this search tool. Archived the "What's New" (this page) items for Oct - Dec 2001.

January 17, 2002 Posted a Civil War Letters page with a letter from Lewis Sherrod and a letter from his brother Sylvester Sherrod as transcribed and submitted by Kathy Ebert. Linked this new page from both the Military Index page and from the Washington Twp page. Made modifications to the Military Index page. Made modifications to the Washington Township page including adding the list of cemeteries. Provided a link to the Sherrod Cemetery as Sherrod Hill is associated with Washington Twp, although the cemetery is actually in Elk Creek Township. Updated the Union Township page with Linda Emerson's updated e-mail address. Later in day added a page submitted by Evelyn Baker - Viligance Committe of Springfield Charter. This document from December 1869 was transcribed by Evelyn and the page was linked from the Springfield Township page.

January 15, 2002 Posted two church histories submitted by Barb Seyler, Glenwood United Methodist Church and Weis Library United Methodist Church, and created links to them on the Church Related Index page. Glenwood Methodist history was also linked to the City of Erie page, and the Weis Library Methodist history was also linked from the Fairview Township page.

January 14-15, 2002 Posted an 1840 news announcement concerning the Girard ME Meeting House (church) contributed by Evelyn Baker. Created links to the page from both the Church Related Index page and from the Girard Township page.

January 14, 2002 Posted article written by Beth Simmons in 1994 and contributed by Beth by way of Larry Sugden titled "A Window Opens to Erie's Past". This article is about the Judah Colt Daybook. The list of names from this article and from the 'Daybook' was originally posted in April 2001. The Greenfield Township and Harbor Creek Township pages were updated and links created on these pages.

January 10, 2002 Created a web page "Posted Biographies Index Oct-Dec 2000" which is an index of names of all biographies posted (mostly by Gaylene Kerr Banister) to the old GenConnect Biographies Board during this time period. The actual biographies may be found in the Rootsweb Message Board for Erie Co (PA). Linked this page to the "Everything Else Goes Here" Misc Index page. Modified the Guestbook Archive entries for 2000. Created a Guestbook Archive page for 2001. Modified and cleaned out the current Guestbook.

January 9-10, 2002 Created a "Everything Else Goes Here" Misc Index page. Changed the 'home' page to reflect this new page. Made slight modifications to "Dee's Trivia" and "Grandma's Scrapbook" pages and moved them to this new Misc Index page. Reindexed the Pico Search engine with 408 pages now included. Deleted a bad link from the home page referencing a book site.

January 7-9, 2002 Created a "Newspapers Abstract" Index page and moved the long ago created "Early Marriages" page to this Newspaper Index page. Changed the 'home' page to reflect this new page. Added "North East Births 1878 - 1922" as contributed by Dick Tefft and linked this page to both the Newspaper Index page, and to the North East Township page.

January 1, 2002 Welcome to a New Year! Updated home page with a New Year's message. January will be "catch up" month with no single theme. Updated the web site Copyright statement to reflect the new year 2002.


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