Erie County (PA) Genealogy

What's New - News Archive

January 1, 2005 - December 31, 2005


[listed in reverse order]

December 25, 2005 Added a new Military feature page titled Korean War Memorial from old transcriptions and photos from 2001 which had never been posted. This page was linked to the Military Index page only.

December 24, 2005 Added a new Family History feature page titled November 1925 Traffic Fatalities, as submitted by Joyce Bush Cubley. This page has been linked to the Union Township, City of Erie, and to the Family History and Biographies index page. Also added an additional entry to the Early Photographers Directory on the Old Time Photos index page, from information submitted by contributor Susan Smith.

December 23, 2005 Added seven new Old Maps feature pages which are Plat Maps from the 1876 Atlas, as submitted by Dorothy Miller. These pages have all been linked to the Old Maps Index page. The pages were also linked to the appropriate township page with Concord, Wayne, Union, Franklin, Venango, and Conneaut Township pages being updated. The 1896 Nelson Map Index page from 2000 was also updated with some minor corrections.

December 15, 2005 Added six new Family History feature pages which are indexes to the Kidder Family Reunion Book, as submitted by Judy Smith Magons. These pages have been linked to the Elk Creek Township page, and to the Family History and Biographies index page.

December 12, 2005 Added two new Family History feature pages titled Kidder Family Genealogy and Kidder Genealogy Index, as submitted by Judy Smith Magons. These pages have been linked to the Elk Creek Township page, and to the Family History and Biographies index page.

December 11, 2005 Added a new Family History feature page titled My Revolutionary Ancestor, William Gifford, as submitted by Myrtice Gifford Forsythe. This page has been linked to the Greenfield Township page, and to the Family History and Biographies index page.

December 10, 2005 Updated the 1924 Jefferson School photo with added information submitted by the contributor, Shannon Ester. Added a new Family History feature page titled Ira Bush, Bootlegger, as submitted by first time contributor Joyce Bush Cubley. Linked this page to the Union Township page and to the Family History and Biography index page.

December 1, 2005 Corrected a transcribed error on the Marcy Cemetery feature page, as requested by the contributor, Andy Pochatko.

November 30, 2005 Added a new School related feature page titled 1924 Jefferson School Room 4, a photo contributed by Shannon Ester. This feature page has been linked to the School index page, and to the City of Erie page. Updated this What's New page with all updates in last nine months or so. Updated three old submissions from Dorothy Miller with her new email address. In addition, added names to a Faces submission titled Reynolds-Starkey, contributed by Dorothy Miller. Added a new Miscellaneous page titled West Springfield Cornet Band. This photo feature, submitted by Andy Pochatko, has been linked to the Everything Else Goes Here page, and to the Springfield Township page. Re-indexed the Pico Search engine with 720 pages now included. Added a new Land Records feature page titled Land Records of Charles Vaun/Vaughn, submitted by Cheryl Harmon Bills. This page has been linked to the Land Records index page, and to the Elk Creek Township page.

November 29, 2005 Added three new joint Cemetery and Family History feature pages from material submitted by Mary Saperstein. These pages are titled Prindle Burials in Erie County, Pierce Burials in Erie County, and Dudley and related families buried in Erie County. These feature pages have been linked to the Cemetery index page, and to the Family History index page.

November 27, 2005 Added a new Faces of Erie County page titled Zadie Hickley, a photo contributed by Shelley Cardiel. This feature page has been linked to the Faces of Erie County index page, and to the City of Corry page. Added a Miscellaneous page titled Revolutionary War Pension of Charles Bush and Joanna Bush McAdams as contributed by email from an unknown party. The page has been linked to the Everything Else Goes Here page, and to the Springfield Township page. Added a Cemetery photo feature page titled Francis Cemetery Views, as contributed by Cheryl Bills. This feature page has been linked to the Cemetery index page, and to the Franklin Township page.

November 16, 2005 Updated the Links index page with several new off-site links, and removed or updated several entries on this page.

November 15, 2005 Updated the home page to reflect no theme for November and December. Updated the Township Index page, and the Millcreek Township page, to reflect a new township coordinator, Linda Nyberg Ferree. A big welcome to Linda!

September 15, 2005 Updated the home page to reflect the September and October School theme.

August 13, 2005 Added a new Family History page titled Martin Harmon and Charles Vaughn, as contributed by Cheryl Harmon Bills. This feature page has been linked to the Family History index page, and to the Girard Township page.

August 12, 2005 Added a new Family History page titled Clother B. Allen and Abraham Silverthorn, as contributed by Joan Fiesler. This feature page has been linked to the Family History index page, and to the Fairview Township page.

August 11, 2005 Added a new Cemetery feature page titled Allen Family Cemetery aka Van Camp Road Cemetery, as contributed by Joan Fiesler. This feature page has been linked to the Cemetery Index page, and to the Fairview Township page.

July 16, 2005 Updated the home page to reflect the July and August Cemetery theme. Added a "last updated" annotation on the home page.

June 22, 2005 Added a new School feature page titled Devereaux School Class - 1900, as contributed by Andy Pochatko. This feature page has been linked to the School Index page, and to the Springfield Township page.

June 11, 2005 Added a new Cemetery feature page titled Marcy Cemetery, as contributed by Andy Pochatko. This feature page has been linked to the Cemetery Index page, and to the Conneaut Township page.

May 30, 2005 Updated home page and the Military Index page to reflect a Military theme for May and June 2005

May 29, 2005 Updated links on the Resource page.

April 24, 2005 Added a new Family History feature page titled Jabez Chapman, father of Ann Northrup, submitted by site visitor Cheryl Bills. This feature page has been linked to the Family History Index page, and to the Girard Township page. Added another Misc Everything Else Goes Here page submitted by Cheryl Bills titled Even More Info on Damaris Vaughn Joles Francis. This page has been linked to the Everything Else Goes Here index page, and to the Girard Township page. Added a new Faces of Erie County feature page titled Brockway School Teachers - Maynard Sisters. This was contributed by Carolyn Cleveland by way of Evelyn Baker. It is linked to the Faces of Erie County index page, and to the Springfield Township page.

March 25, 2005 Added a new School feature page titled 1834-1835 Venango Township School Related Tax Records from material submitted by site visitor Scott Hall. This feature page has been linked to the School Index page, and to the Venango Township page. Added a new Church feature page titled 1885 Methodist Church Cookbook Contributors from material submitted by Deborah Olin. This feature page has been linked to the City of Erie page, and to the Church Index page.

March 14, 2005 Added a new Military feature page titled WH Brindle - Civil War Vet as submitted by site visitor Janet Yoder. This feature page has been linked to the Military Index page only.

March 7, 2005 Added a new School feature page titled City of Erie - First School from material submitted by site visitor Diane Marshall. This feature page has been linked to the School Index page, and to the City of Erie page.

March 6, 2005 Added a new School feature page titled Albion HS 1935 Graduation Program from material contributed in 2001 by Betty MacDonald. This feature page has been linked to the School Index page, and to the Conneaut Township page.

March 3-4, 2005 Added a new Census feature page titled 1890 Veteran Census Record Union City Borough from material contributed in 2001 by Linda Emerson. This feature page has been linked to the Census Index page, and to the Military Index page.

March 2, 2005 Added a new Faces of Erie County feature page titled Rosenburg Reunion circa 1912 from material contributed by Judy Smith Magons. This feature page has been linked to the Faces of Erie County Index page, and to the Elk Creek Township page. Updated the main home page with a new welcome letter and theme for March.

February 27, 2005 Updated the Miner Steenberg Faces of Erie County feature page with additional information as provided by Andy Pochatko. The individual pictured is actually James G. Steenberg and a photo of his grave was also added.

February 23, 2005 Added yet another photo to the Springfield Township page as contributed by Evelyn Baker. This is a picture of Joseph Brindle, first white male born in Springfield.

February 22, 2005 Added a new School feature page titled Hill School and other schools of Summit Township from material contributed by site visitor Gary Brown. This feature page has been linked to the Schools Index page, and to the Summit Township page.

February 17, 2005 Added an additional photo to the Springfield Township page as contributed by Evelyn Baker. This is a picture of the first West Springfield Academy.

February 16, 2005 Added an additional History page for Chapter XX (Part 2) transcribed by Bill Klauk from Nelson's History of Erie County.

February 15, 2005 Updated 12 Family History pages previously submitted by Susan Smith with a new email address. Updated the Pico Search Engine Index. 696 pages were found.

February 14, 2005 Updated McKean Township with a new coordinator. Susan Groh has volunteered. Updated the Township Index page and posted a new welcome letter from Susan Groh on the McKean Township page.

February 13, 2005 Completed the Cemetery feature page titled Bonnell aka Walker Cemetery - Photo Album by adding photos taken by both Rusty Davis in September 2003, and by Bill Klauk in 2001. This page was previously linked to the Cemetery index page and to the Waterford Township page.

February 12, 2005 Added a new Cemetery feature page titled Bonnell Corners aka Judson Walker Cemetery based on information submitted by Rusty Davis in September 2003 and from Bill Klauk from 2001. Also added a 'place holder' page titled Walker Cemetery Photos with photos to be added at a later time. These pages have been linked to the Cemetery index page and to the Waterford Township page.

February 11, 2005 Added two new History feature pages as a start to a major project to post transcripts from Nelson's 1896 History of Erie County. The first page is a Table of Contents and an Index to posted pages. The second is the first part of Chapter XX. This work has been done by Bill Klauk. These pages were linked only to the History index page.

February 7, 2005 Added two new School feature pages titled 1919 North Girard 3rd Grade Photo and 1921 North Girard 5th Grade Photo, as submitted by Harold Frey. These pages supplement the 1920 4th Grade photo previously submitted by Harold Frey. These pages have been linked to the Schools index page and to the Girard Township page.

February 5, 2005 Modified the Census index page by adding a new off-site link (Census Link Pennsylvania) and updating the link to NARA Census instructions. Modified the 1920 North Girard School Photo page by adding information submitted by Dr James C. Riley concerning one of the individual's included in the photo, his father. Updated the Fairview Area Historical Society page with a new photo and a history of the Sturgeon House that was provided over a year ago by Rich Biondi and Joan Fiesler.

February 3, 2005 Added a new Everything Else Goes Here feature page titled Dr. D. P. Kayner, Surgeon and Clairvoyant, from information submitted by Harriet Wittman. This page has been linked to the Everything Else Goes Here index page and to the City of Erie page.

February 2, 2005 Added a new History of Erie County feature page titled Wattsburg - a Century and a half, as submitted by Betty Matteson Rhodes. This page has been linked to the History of Erie County index page and to the Venango Township page. Added a new Military feature page titled Captain Mariton O Way, as submitted by Barbara Root Seyler. This page has been linked to the Military index page and to the Summit Township page.

February 1, 2005 Added a new Faces of Erie County feature page titled Rosenzweig Family, as submitted by Michael Rose. This page has been linked to the Faces of Erie County index page and to the City of Erie page.

January 31, 2005 Added a new Everything Else Goes Here feature page titled Springfield VFD Chiefs 1947-2005, as submitted by Evelyn Baker. This page has been linked to the Everything Else Goes Here index page and to the Springfield Township page.

January 30, 2005 Added a new Faces of Erie County feature page titled Miner Steenberg, as submitted by Andy Pochatko. This page has been linked to the Faces of Erie County index page and to the Springfield Township page.

January 29, 2005 Added a new Schools feature page titled Unknown 1920s Class Photo, as submitted by Judy Magons. This page has been linked to the Schools index page only. Added a Misc Everything Else Goes Here feature titled More Information on William Francis and his wife Damaris, as submitted by Cheryl Harmon Bills. This page has been linked to the Girard Township page, and to the Everything Else Goes Here Misc page.

January 28, 2005 Added a new Family History feature page titled The Russells of Belle Valley, as submitted by Susan Smith. This page has been linked to the Millcreek Township page, and to the Family History and Biographies Index page.

January 26, 2005 Added a new Military / Cemetery feature page titled Netherlands American Military Cemetery Margraten - Photo Album, as submitted by Bert Caris of Landgraaf, the Netherlands. This page has been linked to the Cemetery index page and to the Erie County Military index page.

January 25, 2005 Added a new Faces of Erie County feature page titled Crane Brothers Photo, as submitted by Kathleen Ticknor Lawless. This page has been linked to the Faces of Erie County index page and to the Erie County Military page as two of the brothers were in the Civil War.

January 24, 2005 Added a new Family History feature page titled Descendants of John Calvin Baldwin, as submitted by April Worster. This page has been linked to the Amity Township page, and to the Family History and Biographies Index page.

January 23, 2005 Added a new School feature page titled Maple Grove 1908 Class Photo, as submitted by Larry Sugden. This page has been linked to the Schools index page, and to the Greenfield Township page. Archived all 2004 entries from this page to an archive file and updated this page.

January 22, 2005 Added a new Faces of Erie County feature page titled Brock Wedding Party Photo, as submitted by Betty Brock. This page has only been linked to the Faces of Erie County index page as it is not known which township is involved.

January 21, 2005 Added a new Family History feature page titled Albert H and Ella Dumond Pattison, as submitted by April Worster. This page has been linked to the Union Township page, and to the Family History and Biographies Index page.

January 20, 2005 Added a new Family History feature page titled Biographical Sketch of William L Brown Jr and other Family Members, as submitted by Dennis Traver. This page has been linked to the Elk Creek Township page, and to the Family History and Biographies Index page. Added a new Everything Else Goes Here feature page for the Last Will of William Francis, as transcribed and submitted by Cheryl Bills. This page has been linked to the Girard Township page, and to the Everything Else Goes Here index page.

January 19, 2005 Added a new Family History feature page titled Descendants of John Allen, as submitted by April Worster. This page has been linked to the Amity Township page, and to the Family History and Biographies Index page.

January 18, 2005 Added a new Cemetery feature page for Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery in Harbor Creek Township. This page has been linked to the Harbor Creek Township page, and to the Cemeteries Index page. Also added a blank photo album for Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery which will eventually have many photos.

January 17, 2005 Added two new Faces of Erie County feature pages - Julia Allen and Children, and Home of John and Julia Allen. These pages have been linked to the Amity Township page, and to the Faces of Erie County index page.

January 15, 2005 Added a new Cemetery feature page for Laurel Hill Cemetery in Millcreek Township. This page has been linked to the Millcreek Township page, and to the Cemeteries Index page. Also added a blank photo album for Laurel Hill Cemetery which will eventually have many photos. Modified the Cemetery Index page to include a new off-site link to the Erie Cemetery Association's web site (which includes a searchable database).

January 14, 2005 Modified the Cemetery feature page for West Union (Asbury) Cemetery by adding a photo and several additional listings provided by Bev Bernhard in October 2004. Existing links of this page to Union Township, and to the Cemeteries Index page did not change.

January 13, 2005 Revised the Off-Site Links index page to remove a number of "broken links" (actually moved the listings of these links to a special section on the page). Added a new Census feature page titled 1859 Erie County Directory. This page is based on information provided by Shanon Crowther and is actually just a link to a web site maintained by Shanon. This page has been linked to the off site Links index page, and to the Census index page.

January 12, 2005 Added a new Military feature page titled Frank Drake Geiger, Jr., as submitted by Barbara Root Seyler. This page has been linked to the City of Corry page, and to the Military index page. Added two additional photos and captions to the Sherrod/Sherred Family Photos Faces feature, previously posted on 1/9/05. Made minor corrections to the 1928 Dunn Valley Souvenir Booklet, previously posted on 1/11/05.

January 11, 2005 Added a new Schools feature page titled 1928 Dunn Valley Souvenir Booklet, as submitted by Ruth Reda. This page has been linked to the McKean Township page, and to the Schools index page. Added a second Schools feature page titled 1911 Swanville School Class Photo as submitted by Rich Biondi. This page has been linked to the Fairview Township page, and to the Schools index page. Also added an Old Time Photo feature page titled 1908 West Main St Fairview, as submitted by Rich Biondi. This page has been linked to the Fairview Township page, and to the Old Time Photos index page.

January 10, 2005 Added a new Schools feature page titled 1912 Belle Valley Souvenir Booklet, as submitted by Ruth Reda. This page has been linked to the Millcreek Township page, and to the Schools index page.

January 9, 2005 Added a new Faces of Erie County feature page titled Sherrod/Sherred Family Photos, as submitted by site visitor Jacquelyn Mumbach, a direct descendant of Andrew Sherrod. As this feature covers multiple townships, counties, and states, it has only been linked to the Faces of Erie County index page. Updated the PICO search engine index. There are now 654 pages to search. After index, added a new Church feature page titled Methodist Episcopal Church, Albion, as contributed by Andy Pochatko, from a 1912 church history by E. F. Davenport. The page has been linked to the Church index page, and to the Conneaut Township page. Also after index, added 4 Census feature pages from material submitted in June 2003 by Amber McLeod with regard to four City of Erie enumeration districts in 1910. Linked these pages to the City of Erie page, and to the Census index page.

January 8, 2005 Added a new Cemetery feature page titled Chester Owens Farm Cemetery, as submitted by Rusty Davis. This feature is seven photos taken 2 Sep 2003 by Rusty Davis but not posted until now. This page has been linked to the Amity Township page, and to the Cemeteries index page. Added a Land Records feature page titled Triangle Monument History as submitted by Evelyn Baker. This is a follow up article to the Erie Triangle Monument photo added earlier. The page has been linked to the Springfield Township page, and the Land Records index page.

January 7, 2005 Added a new Family History feature page titled Descendants of Richard R. Lewis, as submitted by Judy Bruckner by way of Bimmy Urso (Union Twp coordinator). This page has been linked to the Union Township page, and to the Family Histories & Biographies index page.

January 6, 2005 Added a new Military feature page titled Military - Boys from Sherrod Hill as submitted by Marilyn Konruff. This page has been linked to both Washington Township and Elk Creek Township pages, as well as the Military Index page.

January 5, 2005 Added a new Military feature page titled Erie County Military Buried in Margraten Netherlands American Cemetery as submitted by Dutch site visitor Bert Caris Other material from Mr. Caris about this cemetery is pending. At this time this page has only been linked from the Military index page.

January 4, 2005 Added a Land Records feature page titled Erie Triangle Historical Monument, a photo feature submitted by Evelyn Baker. This page has been linked to the Land index page and to the Springfield Township page.

January 3, 2005 Updated the Townships index page, and the Elk Creek Township page to reflect the need for a new coordinator for that township.

January 2, 2005 Updated this page. Updated Copyright Statement for 2005. Updated Home Page for January 2005.


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