Wyoming County Genealogy

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Welcome to the Wyoming County GenWeb Project Home Page! We're so glad that you stopped in for a visit. The goal here is to provide the best on-line resources to assist Wyoming County researchers in the quest for their family heritage. This site started out in 1996 as part of the PAGenWeb Project and the USGenWeb Project. Both are a result of volunteer effort. Since Sept. 1, 2003, the site has been guided by Bob Baker who welcomes your suggestions.

About Wyoming County: It was formed on April 4, 1842, when it was carved out of Luzerne County and named for the Wyoming Valley. The Wyoming County courthouse is at Tunkhannock. People have settled this area since before the American Revolution, and, in fact, Gen. John Sullivan's march went through it nearly 225 years ago. Wyoming County is home to Nicholson and and its famous Tunkhannock Creek Viaduct as well as Factoryville, birthplace of Pro Baseball Hall of Famer Christy Mathewson. Laceyville has the county's oldest home, and Meshoppen, an annual fair held in late August or early September. And then there is Noxen, which hosts an annual rattlesnake roundup, although have no fear as many of the critters are brought in for the event from neighboring counties. It is actually a beautiful place for your ancestors to have called home.

QUERIES To add or view inquiries about Wyoming County Families.
WYOMING COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY Information about WCHS and its excellent facility and newsletters.
ARCHIVES Digital records of area histories, genealogies, etc., contributed to USGenWeb Project.
FAMILY HOMEPAGES Check out online info on families with a Wyoming County connection.
GRAVEYARDS Some of the county's cemeteries.
MAIL-LIST A place for e-conversations about Wyoming County searching.
MAP An outline map of the county.
PHOTO ALBUM A collection of photographs connected to Wyoming County.
POLITICIANS A database about famous politicians with a link to Wyoming County.
TOWNSHIPS/BOROUGHS Capsule listings of Wyoming County's townships and boroughs, with dates of formation, early post offices and early school districts.

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Copyright 2010, Robert L. Baker for the Wyoming County, PAGenWeb Project. All rights reserved. The server space for this site is freely offered by Rootsweb.com.
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