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I've uploaded new newspaper articles to the Orleans County Newspaper Archives.
January 14, 1920 is the newest one. I have 8 of ten pages uploaded.
orlnews(a)rochester.rr.com for requests.
It has just come to my attention that the National Archives has recently
made its indexes and abstracts to the records of World War II Army
men available on its website. Here is the web address:
Here is a list of Medina High School Seniors 1935, followed by their
nicknames. If anyone wants a photo of a person listed I will scan it and
send to you.
Medina High School, Medina, NY
"The Mirror" 1935
Fisher, Laura Mae
Poler, E. Jane
Servoss, Mary Frances
Ward, G. Wayne
Class of 1935 Officers
Barbara F. Neef, President Treasurer
Adfur Maines, Vice-President
Oscar Acer, Treasurer
Ellen Felstead, Historian
Wanda Kusmierczak, Registrar
Edwin Clark Historian
Awanqa Phillips, Secretary
Gladys Tinney, Cheer Leader
Dorothy Allport, Registrar
Miss Ferguson, Advisor
Class Colors: Blue and Silver Class Motto: Res, Non Verba
Source: The Orleans American (newspaper) 23 March 1911
Death of Thomas Root
Thomas Root, one of the best known pioneer residents of Gaines, died Wednesday morning of last week at the family home, two miles north of Gaines village. Mr. Root was 78 years old. He was born in the town of Yates., June 24, 1832, and lived on the farm where he died, 53 years. Mr. Root was a member of the Congregational church in Gaines, the Orleans County Pioneers Association, and was an Independent Republican in politics. He is survived by his widow, three sons, Reuben of Buffalo, Frank of Lyndonville and Lewis of Carlton Station., also one sister, Mrs. Eliza J. Harris, of Kuckville. The funeral was held from the family home, Saturday afternoon at 1:30, Rev. C. H. Burroughs officiating. Interment was made in the Fuller burial grounds in Carlton.
Seaching Korean War ancestors?
While searching my son's ancestors I found one.
Now I wonder where I can get documents on Delmar A.TOWNSEND from
Cleveland, CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OH.
Delmar's mother Hilda (nee Anderson) TOWNSEND lived in Cleveland;
her brother Harold Edwin ANDERSON lived in Kenmore, ERIE COUNTY, and died
in Las Vegas, CLARK COUNTY, NV.
Harold and Hilda were born in ORLEANS COUNTY.
(offspring of Aaron ANDERSON and Mary Anna BURTON)
Thank you all for responding, and so quickly! I am now busy checking out
the websites you sent me. Joel is the one on the 1830 census and he is in
FamilySearch. Beyond William's birth I need to find out if Joel was in the
Underground Railroad so the Quaker site is just what I needed. Thank you
According to my family, my 3rd great grand father was born in Gains in 1825.
I need to verify that date and place but all records seem to be later than
that. How can I find early birth records, or do they exist?
His name was William Penn Andrews, son of Joel Andrews. They were Quakers
but Joel's wife, Anne was not. I have Quaker records starting in 1834 and a
census record in 1830 but have found nothing earlier.
Thanks to anyone who can give me any information on this family.
Barbara in Oregon
I want to order a couple of NYS death certificates for my ancestors whom
resided in Orleans County.
On the NYS vital records website, they state that it could take about 9
months to receive a reply to a death certificate request.
"Processing a genealogy request may take from nine (9) to ten (10) months. If
the municipality where the event took place is known, submitting your request
directly to the local registrar or municipal clerk may save considerable
I'd like to save considerable time. Should I mail the completed form to the
Orleans County Clerk?
Paul E. Newell
Ellicott City, MD
Thanks to Marge and Bob - the town of Ridgeway census for 1930 is
now on line.
The next town to go up will be Shelby.
Check it out.:
Sharon A. Kerridge samk(a)mfi.net
Marge Goodrich Schultz marge(a)pcom.net
Orleans County Coordinators
New York GENWEB Orleans County
New York GENWEB Main Page
NYORLEAN-L(a)rootsweb.com list manager
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I've been posting newspaper articles (not Orleans related) to the Monroe
Co. list. In the process I found out there are 4 places articles can
show up - two by permission. One is the Newspaper Abstracts, which I
already knew about - http://www.newspaperabstracts.com/index.shtml
The next is the Monroe County newspapers posted by Glenda Subyak -
Then there is Rootsweb - mailing list and message board. If you post
to the message board your post automatically goes to the mailing list,
too, but not the other way around.
All four have a search feature. There are a lot of Orleans County
related articles on them and worth a search.
To Whom It May Concern:
I'm am seeking information on Berry JACKSON and his wife Margaret
(RYAN). My great-great-grandmother was their daughter Lottie JACKSON who
married a German immigrant, Richard COLMYER, in Albion, Orleans, New York in
January of 1890. Berry was an African-American from Florida, and his wife
Margaret (Maggie) was a daughter of Irish immigrants. I know of two
children, Frank, and Lottie, respectively. I think they might have lived in
Gaines and Orleans. I live in Alabama, so any information I can get is
5068 Oak Leaf Circle
Adamsville, AL 35005