Erie County (PA) Genealogy

What's New - News Archive

January 1, 2007 - December 31, 2007


[listed in reverse order]

December 5, 2007 to December 24, 2007 Added a new Miscellaneous feature page titled Keystone National Bank from information gathered by Bill Klauk. Linked the feature to the Misc Everything Else page and to the City of Erie page. Added five new School feature pages for the 1913 Corry High School Owl yearbook. Scanned images of this yearbook had been done before 2003 from material on loan at that time from Teresa Hughes. The five new feature pages cover Front Section, Seniors, Back Section, Activities, and Senior Trip. A section on Underclassmen had been previously posted in 2003. This now completes this yearbook, and all pages are linked from the City of Corry page and the Schools index page. Sometime during the month completed the indexing of all entires on the Schools index page. This is part of the project to assign a contributor code and number to every page on the site. Finally, posted a new Faces of Erie County feature page titled Joseph Holden Family with a photo and information provided by Bimmy Urso. This page has been linked to the Faces of Erie County index page and the City of Corry index page.

December 2, 2007 Added three new Family Histories & Biographies pages from material found on Bill Klauk's hard drive. All three feature pages have been linked to the Family Histories & Biographies index page. A short biography of Barnabas Cole has also been linked to the Conneaut Township page. A short biography of Dr. James Delaney has also been linked to the City of Erie page, as well as a biography of Captain John Dunlap.

November 30, 2007 Added a new Census Records feature page titled Early Waterford Journal from an email submitted to Beth Simmons in 2003. Unfortunately, this email contained a different subject line and is only now coming to the surface. The feature page contains names from a very old and fragile ledger passed down by generations of the Weston family. It is possibly a company store journal from an early land company or a commisary ledger from Fort LeBouef. The page has been linked to the Waterford Township page and to the Census Records page.

November 29, 2007 Updated the Links index page to remove some broken links and to add a link submitted by site visitor Georgia Weitzel in November 2006. Updated the More Sequoyah Patches feature with the addition of a photo of a kerchef slide and a photo of two coffee mugs, both photos found buried on my hard drive.

November 28, 2007 Added a new Census feature page titled 1800 County Wide Tax List submitted in April 2004 by Dick Tefft. Unfortunately, the material for this feature had been attached to an email with a different subject and was buried in the archives. Linked this page to the Census Records index page only at this time. Added a Family History & Biographies feature page titled Andrew McAdams and Joan Bush as contributed by Jane McAdams Taylor in early 2006. This feature page has been linked to the Family Histories & Biographies index page, and to the Springfield Township index page.

November 25, 2007 Updated four posted documents created by Nancy Richings with a current email address.

November 23, 2007 Added additional material to the Pont Church feature page with a Cradle Roll card and a partial list of ministers provided several years ago by Betty Brock, but never added. Added a new off site link to the Family Histories & Biographies index page for the Francis Family Home Page as submitted by Charles Francis. Updated the military link (see November 16, 2007) previously provided by John Robison to indicate additional dates that may be accessed. Added an off site military link for Pennsylvania Civil War Units index. Added a new Military feature page titled Erie County Civil War Veterans with inputs from various sources listing Civil War veteran names and data. Linked this page to the Family Histories & Biographies index page and to the Military index page.

November 22, 2007 Added a new Family Histories & Biographies feature page titled William L. Scott, from material provided by Susan Smith, Beth Simmons, and Bill Klauk. This page has been linked to the City of Erie index page and to the Family Histories & Biographies index page. Added an off site link to the Family Histories & Biographies index page for the Blystone Family Genealogy page as submitted by Jeffrey W. Blystone. Updated email address on Venango Township page as requested by coordinator John Robison.

November 20, 2007 Added two new Newspaper Extracts feature pages titled More Erie Obits and More Tatar and Related Family Obits from material submitted several months back by Bekky Tatar-Kinsey. These pages have been linked to the Newspaper Extracts index page and to the Family Histories & Biographies index page. Updated PICO Search index. Now have 811 pages indexed.

November 19, 2007 Added a new Cemetery feature page titled Concord Elgin Cemetery Pictures from material submitted by Concord coordinator Dorothy Miller in 2004! This page has been linked to the Concord Township page and to the Cemeteries Index page.

November 18, 2007 Added a new Cemetery feature page titled Concord Elgin Cemetery from material submitted by Concord coordinator Dorothy Miller and previous coordinator Betty Rhodes. This page has been linked to the Concord Township page and to the Cemeteries Index page.

November 17, 2007 Added a new Misc feature page titled Last Will of Lemuel Steward as submitted by Elk Creek researcher Betty Brock. This page has been linked to the Elk Creek Township page and to the Everything that Doesn't Fit Elsewhere Index page.

November 16, 2007 Updated the More Sequoyah Patches Scout feature with additional photos. Updated the Scouting Index page. Added a link to the Franklin Township page to the current government page for the township. Updated all 24 township and city index pages to remove all links to TourErie.com which is no longer available. Updated the Military Index page with an off site link to Penn State Digital Newspapers. From this site one can access Erie Observer articles from 1853 to 1869 under the PA Civil War Newspaper heading. Thank you to John Robison for the link. Added a new Family Histories & Biographies page titled Pre 1850 Harmon Info from material sent in from Cheryl Harmons Bills. Linked this page to Girard Township and to the Family Histories & Biographies page.

November 15, 2007 Added four Misc feature pages titled Erie County Estate Records from material contributed by Bekky Tatar-Kinsey. The pages were extracted from some Family History Library microfilm and covers last names starting with M, N, O, S, & T. These pages have only been linked to the Everything that Doesn't Fit Elsewhere Index. These files are very large so may be a bit slow in loading. Bekky had sent this material back in April, and a big thank you to her for the transcribing effort.

November 14, 2007 Updated the Cemeteries to be Read page to reflect no listings as per the request of the contributor, Dick Tefft. The project is inactive at this time.

November 13, 2007 Added a new Faces feature page titled Unknown Woman - Possibly at 26th and Harvard from a photo and information provided by Kris Valentine. This page has been linked to the City of Erie index page and to the Faces of Erie County index page. Reindexed the PICO Search engine. 783 documents for a total of 800 pages have been indexed.

November 12, 2007 Added a new Family History feature page titled David Carroll from material contributed by Morton and Cynthia (Carroll) Thompson. This page has been linked to the Union Township index page and to the Family Histories & Biographies index page.

November 10, 2007 Added two new Newspaper pages from material that has been contributed by site visitor Rick Van Tassel. These are marriage and death notices transcribed from the Erie Observer between April 1847 and December 1848. Marriages are on one page and Deaths are on the other page. Linked the two pages to the Newspaper Index page only.

November 9, 2007 Updated email address for Regina Flahie on one web page previously posted. Updated email address for Bekky Tatar-Kinsey on four web pages previously posted. Updated email address for Judy Smith Magons on 11 web pages previously posted. Added a new Newspapers Extracts page for extracts from three papers of various dates previously submitted by Bekky Tatar-Kinsey but never posted. Linked to the Newspaper Index page only.

November 8, 2007 Updated the Evergreen Cemetery look up page to update email address and other information long ago outdated. Mea culpa. Updated the welcome letters on both the Amity Township and the Union Township pages to include information that Bimmy Urso, the volunteer coordinator, now resides in the Erie area.

November 7, 2007 Added a new School feature page titled Harbor Creek High School Faculty September 1939. This page is mainly a faculty photo submitted by Greene Township coordinator Katie Rose Costello. Both of Katie's parents are in the photo. The page has been linked to both the Harbor Creek Township page and to the School Index page. Added a new Old Photos feature page for Union City Postcard scans done by William Baker. Linked this page to the Union Township page and to the Old Photos Index page.

November 6, 2007 Added a new Cemetery feature page for the Drake Family Cemetery in Amity Township as submitted by Bimmy Urso. Linked the new page to the Cemetery Index page and to the Amity Township page. Added a new Faces of Erie County page titled Bishop Rogers Israel from photos taken by myself. Linked this page to the Faces of Erie County page and the Church and Church Related Index page. Updated the Find-A-Grave Index page to reflect current photo numbers for Old Almshouse Burial Grounds. Updated this page to turn on the Happy Holidays scroll. Created a cemetery holding page for the Wales Cemetery in Greene Township with a photo from Gaylene Kerr Banister and a link to Find-A-Grave. Linked to Greene Township and to the Cemetery Index page.

November 5, 2007 Updated the home page to remove the ESGR Fall Workshop announcement and to update the November-December no theme.

October 25, 2007 Reformatted the Find-A-Grave Index page to include most Erie County cemeteries and the number of entries that have been made on Find-A-Grave. Many cemeteries are now listed that still need to be linked.

October 11, 2007 Added a new School feature page titled 1928 East High School Yearbook as contributed by Gayle Winslow. This page has been linked to the Schools index page and to the City of Erie index page.

October 7, 2007 Updated the home page to announce the ESGR Fall Workshop to be held on November 3rd.

September 6, 2007 Added a new Faces of Erie County feature page titled Charles Harrison Lovrien as contributed by Michelle Slabaugh. The page has been linked to the Faces of Erie County page and to the City of Erie index page.

September 4, 2007 Announced John Robison as township coordinator for Venango Township and updated the Venango Township page with new welcome letter. Updated the Township Index page. Also updated the home page with a new welcome letter. Continuing with no theme for September and October.

August 2, 2007 Announced Beth Simmons as township coordinator for Greenfield Township and updated the Greenfield Township page with new welcome letter. Updated the Township Index page.

July 24, 2007 Added a new military feature page titled World War II Deaths of Erie County (PA) Servicemen. This is a compiled database containing 727 entries contributed by WWII veteran Donald R. Adams. The page has been linked to the Erie County Military page only. Made a correction to the Mill Village Cemetery page, from a correction submitted by Dawn Kiehlmeier, through Barb Seyler.

June 25, 2007 Updated the Find-A-Grave index page with several additions and corrections. Added a new Cemetery feature page titled Laurel Hill Cemetery - Photo Album contributed by Bill Klauk. Linked this page to the Cemetery index page and to the Millcreek Township index page.

June 9, 2007 Updated the home page to remove the reference to the ESGR 35th Anniversary Conference as the event has been completed.

May 31, 2007 Updated the home page with a modified Welcome Letter. Continuing with no specific monthly theme.

April 13, 2007 - May 30, 2007 Little to no work done on the web site.

April 12, 2007 Added a new Faces of Erie County feature page titled H. H. Holmes Store - Elgin as contributed by Dorothy Miller. This page was linked to the Faces of Erie County index page and to the Concord Township index page.

April 10, 2007 Added a new Old Time Photos feature page titled 1970s Postcards of Historic Landmarks as contributed by Bill Klauk. This page was linked to the Old Time Photos index page only.

April 9, 2007 Added a new Faces of Erie County feature page titled WWII Friends of Richard Walter Tatar as contributed by Bekky Tatar-Kinsey. This page was linked to the Faces of Erie County index page and to the City of Erie index page.

April 1, 2007 Added a new feature page titled The Form & Operation of The City Council in Erie, Pennsylvania - 1969. This is a scan and transcription by Bill Klauk and contains many names from Erie City government in this time period. The page has been linked to the Everything Else Misc page and to the City of Erie page.

March 25, 2007 Added a new photo feature titled School Number 7 as submitted by Bill Klauk. This page was linked to the School Index page and to the Summit Township page.

March 7, 2007 Updated Cemetery Index page.

February 26-27, 2007 Updated Newspaper Extracts Index page. Added a new Faces feature titled Additional Gifford Photos from material submitted by Myrtice Gifford Forsythe in 2001. This feature was linked to the Faces of Erie County page and to the Family History & Biographies page. Format revisions were also completed on the Family History & Biographies page.

February 20-23, 2007 Format revisions made to History Index page, Census Index page and Military Index page. Also updated the links on the City of Corry page. Added three Faces feature pages as contributed by Kathleen Ticknor Lawless. Two pages, Various Indentified Family Phots and Various Unidentified Photos, were linked to the Faces of Erie County index page only. One page, Irish and Ticknor Family Photos, was linked to the Elk Creek Township page, and to the Faces of Erie County page.

February 19, 2007 Updated Old Maps Index page.

February 17, 2007 Updated Everything Else Index page, Land Records Index page, Scout Index page, Copyright page and home page with a modified format. Updated Welcome letter on home page.

February 16, 2007 Updated Current Maps Index page.

February 5, 2007 Updated Church Index page.

February 4, 2007 Major revisions to this page and the archived news pages.

February 3, 2007 Updated nine pages contributed by Cheryl Bills with a new contact email address. Updated the Francis Cemetery reading page originally done in 2000, to bring the page into current format.

February 2, 2007 Modified the Fairview Township's Allen Van Camp Road Cemetery feature by adding a 1973 reading of this cemetery that had been done by Kristen Koehler(now Spare) and Linda Ditrich, that was submitted by email to me in January 2006, but only now being posted.

February 1, 2007 Updated numerous pages (about 12) with a new email address for the Concord Twp coordinator, Dorothy Miller.

January 31, 2007 Added a new Scouts feature page titled More Scout Patches based on material submitted by William Magoon and his son David Magoon. Included is a contribution from Alex Piechocki and some photos taken by Bill Klauk. This feature page is linked to the Scouting index page only.

January 28, 2007 Added a Cemetery feature page titled Grahamville Cemetery - Photo Album, with photos as submitted a while back by Dee Davidson. This page was linked to the Cemeteries Index page and to the North East Township index page.

January 25, 2007 Added a Newspaper Extracts feature page titled Miscellaneous Erie County Obituaries, from input supplied by site visitor Bekky Tatar-Kinsey. Linked this page to the Newspaper Extracts Index and to the Family Histories & Biographies index page. Added a new page titled Old Time City of Erie Photos. These pictures came from various sources. A link was created to the City of Erie Index page, and to the Old Time Photos index page.

January 24, 2007 Added a new Faces of Erie County feature page titled Tatar - Mankowski Family Photos based on material submitted by descendant Bekky Tatar-Kinsey. Linked this feature page to the City of Erie page and to the Faces of Erie County page. Also added a second submission from Bekky Tatar-Kinsey to the Newspaper Extracts titled Tatar and related family Obituaries. This feature page was also linked to the Family Histories & Biographies index page.

January 7, 2007 Uploaded a new version of the Mill Village Cemetery listings based on gravestone photos and Find-A-Grave listings of more recent deaths. All links to this listing remain the same.

January 1, 2007 Happy New Year. Updated this news page. Updated main home page to reflect continuing with no theme. Updated Copyright statement for 2007. Updated the Find-A-Grave Index page to add the Mill Village Cemetery entries.


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