Erie County (PA) Genealogy

What's New - News Archive

January 1, 2008 - December 31, 2008


[listed in reverse order]

December 7, 2008 Made a spelling correction on the feature page for the Mill Village Cemetery. While doing so, discovered that two new cemetery feature pages added on July 21, 2008, had not been linked or announced in the What's New. These two page are listings submitted by Kathy Groner in 2002 that were never posted for the Washington Township Butler Family Burial Ground, and for Hamilton and Butler listings from the Old Edinboro Cemetery. These two pages have now been linked to both Washington Township, and to the Cemetery Index page. Added names to previously created school feature page 1952 Wright Street School. The names were supplied to the contributor, Robert Johnson, from Bob and Sue Higgins. Updated the cemetery feature page for Golden Cemetery, originally posted in 2000. Site visitor Katherine Gorshow advised that the family name Daizell as listed was actually Dalzell. Made the correction, put the page into up to date format, and added links to the Cemetery Records index page and to the McKean Township page. Updated the McKean Township page to add all known township cemeteries, and to add links to all cemeteries previously uploaded, or in the archives.

December 4, 2008 Updated home page welcome letter to include Happy Holiday greeting and to add announcement for the May 2009 ESGR Seminar.

November 22, 2008 Added three new Those Who Left feature pages as contributed by Beth Simmons. One is titled Horace Greeley and is linked to the Those Who Left index page only. One is titled William Burrows and Family and is linked to the Those Who Left index page and to the North East Township index page. The third is titled Ida M. Tarbell and is linked to the Those Who Left index page and to the Amity Township index page.

November 8, 2008 Added a new Faces of Erie County feature page titled 1902 Presque Isle Journal as contributed by Karen Smith Tait. Karen both scanned the images and did the transcription of the journal. This page has been linked to the Faces of Erie County index and to the Everything Else Misc index page.

November 1, 2008 Added two additional new Old Maps feature pages as contributed by Betty Tripp. Both have been linked to the Old Maps index page and to the Springfield Township index page. One is titled West Springfield (Town) Plat Map and the other is titled Springfield (Town) Plat Map. Added a new Military Feature page titled George Stokes - Died in Civil War, also contributed by Betty Tripp. This page has also been linked to the Springfield Township index page, to the Family History & Biographies page, and to the Military index page. Updated the home page to reflect current date.

September 15, 2008 Added two new Old Maps feature pages as contributed by Betty Tripp. Both have been linked to the Old Maps index page. One titled 1876 Elk Creek Plat Map has been also linked to the Elk Creek Township index page. The other, titled Springfield Township 3 Plat Maps has also been linked to the Springfield Township index page.

September 14, 2008 Added a new Those Who Left feature page titled Rev John Franklin Spaulding as contributed by Beth Simmons. This page has been linked to the Those Who Left index page and to the Church Related index page.

September 9, 2008 Created a new shell index page for a new feature called Those Who Left. This page will feature information about people with Erie County roots but who made their name after they left Erie. Modified the home page to add a new major category for the USGenWeb Archives.

August 25, 2008 Updated all former "FTP" links on the cemetery index page. These are now regular web page links into the USGenWeb Archives. The link to the off-site USGenWeb Archives for Erie Co was also updated.

July 27, 2008 Updated the Family Histories & Biographies index page. Updated the Everything Else Goes Here Misc index page. Updated the Cemetery Index page. Updated the Newspapers Index page. Updated this What's New page.

July 20, 2008 Updated More Tatar & Related Family Obits with additional data as submitted by Bekky Tatar-Kinsey. Added a new feature titled Misc Newspaper Extracts from data contributed by Bekky Tatar-Kinsey. Linked this new feature to the Newspapers Index page and to the Everything Else Misc index page. Modified the Washington Township index page with two images of a 1939 menu from the Edinboro Coffee Shop.

July 19, 2008 Added new cemetery feature page titled White Cemetery as contributed by Bimmy Urso. Linked this page to the Cemetery Index page and to the Amity Township index page. Added a new feature titled Sherrod Hill Cemetery Photo Album from photos submitted by Jim Kubaney. Linked this page to Elk Creek Township and to the Cemetery Index page.

June 23, 2008 Added Pine Grove Cemetery Photo Album from photos submitted in 2003 by Ginny Eakin. Linked this feature page to the Cemetery Index page and to the City of Corry page.

June 18, 2008 Updated Doyle & Dougan Obituaries with additional data as submitted by Linda Dougan.

June 6, 2008 Added a new feature page titled Mankowski - Last Will and Testament from information submitted by Bekky Tatar-Kinsey. Linked this page to the Everything Else Goes Here page and to the Family Histories & Biographies index page.

June 5, 2008 Added a new Schools feature page titled Wright Street School 1952 as contributed by first time contributor Robert E Johnson. This page has been linked from the Schools index page and from the City of Corry index page.

June 4, 2008 Updated the home page to reflect the continued no theme for June and July and to advise of the Ancestry.com banner that has been added to the top of every page. Posted an updated Newspaper Extracts page titled More Erie County Obituaries from an additional contribution from Bekky Tatar-Kinsey. This page was originally created on 11/20/07. Added a new Family History & Biography feature page titled Dunn Family History as submitted by Carol Clark. This page has been linked to the Family History & Biographies index page and to the McKean Township page.

April 9, 2008 Added a new Everything Else feature page titled Doyle & Dougan Obituaries as contributed by site visitor Linda Dougan. This page has been linked to the Everything Else index page and the Family Histories & Biographies index page.

April 7, 2008 Updated links on the PAERIE mailing list information page. This page was created in 2000 and had never been updated with correct links.

Near End March, 2008 A mass update was done to all pages to reflect the new master URL for rootsweb. The previous www.rootsweb.com has been changed to www.rootsweb.ancestry.com. The site's Pico Search was re- indexed on March 25th with 835 pages shown on our site.

March 4, 2008 Added a new Church Related feature page titled History of the Presbytery of Erie up to 1868 as submitted by frequent contributor Susan Smith. This page has been linked to the Church index page only.

March 2-3, 2008 Added a new Faces feature page titled Rebekas circa 1962 as contributed by site visitor April Worster. This page has been linked to the City of Erie and Faces of Erie County pages. Added a new Family History & Biography feature page titled James Dunn obituary 1887 as submitted by first time contributor Carol Clark. Linked this page to the City of Erie and Family History & Biographies index pages. Added a new Census feature page titled 1810 Manufacturers Census plus other census information as submitted by frequent contributor Susan Smith. This page has been linked to the City of Erie and the Census index pages. Updated the home page to reflect continuation of no particular theme for March and April.

January 18, 2008 Added a new School feature page titled 1927 McKinley School Class Photo as contributed by site visitor Michelle Maynard. This page has been linked to the City of Erie and School Records index pages.

January 17, 2008 Added a new Church Related feature page titled Lyman Robinson Letter to PA Historical Society circa 1845 as submitted by frequent contributor Susan Smith. This page has been linked to the Venango Township and Church Related Records index pages.

January 9, 2008 Added an off site link to the Family History page titled Genealogy of Wisniewshi - Sikora Families as submitted by Edward Wisniewski.

January 7, 2008 Added a new Land Records feature page titled Nathaniel Brown Land Purchase as contributed by site visitor Michael W Brown. This page has been linked to the McKean Township and Land Records index pages.

January 1, 2008 Happy New Year! Updated this news page. Updated main home page to reflect continuing with no theme. Updated Copyright statement for 2008. Updated the County Resources Index page to verify all links as working and to add indexing information.


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