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Families - Counties - States - Other Genealogical Sites
General genealogy Heritage QuestIf you have a Susquehanna County library card, you can access HeritageQuest from any computer. Visitors to our building at 18 Monument St. can use Ancestry Library Edition at no charge on a laptop computer or on the free library computers. How to order Civil War Pension FilesFollow this link to the page that has detailed instructions and the necessary form to print out and send in to order your ancestors' war records, including Civil War Pension files. How to order Pennsylvania birth, marriage, and death certificatesFollow this link to the page that has all the information you need to order a birth, marriage, or death record for a Pennsylvanian. Remember--these kinds of records are NOT available for many of our Pennsylvania ancestors. This site explains what is available and how to order copies. Note that fees changed recently to $10 for birth certificates and $9 for death certificates, which is still below the national average. Vital records can be ordered through the link above or through your state representative's office.
These sites contain genealogical information on families specifically from
Becky and Liz Stuck's Ancestry - This site, hosted by S.C.H.S. member Chuck Stuck, may yield some information on your Evans ancestors.
1850 Clifford Census - Posted by Norman and Elaine Dickey.
Fritchley and Keefe Genealogies - Site of L. Nickles. Also includes Hassett family information and some Susquehanna and Lanesboro census record abstractions.
Susquehanna County, PA Genealogy Forum - Message board devoted to Susquehanna County genealogy.
Susquehanna County GenWeb Project - Provides historical information about the county and new databases waiting for your submissions.
Diamond State Data Services Family History & Genealogy for NE PA - Contains information from Stocker's History of Susquehanna County, some 1860 and 1870 census abstractions, and pedigrees for surnames Denny, Cobb, Decker, Fuller, Lord, Tiffany, Pickering, Snyder, Spearbeck, and Swingle.
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Many sites devoted to specific counties contain genealogical information pertinent to Susquehanna County families who at one time lived in those counties or had members who lived there:
Wayne County Historical Society: Wayne County History - This site provides details on the location and programs of the Historical Society and on local historical places.
Warren Co., NJ: Warren County NJ GenWeb - Hosted by volunteers, this site offers queries, links to genealogy pages of Warren County people, general historical information on the county, and the 1850 Warren Co. Census, with index.
Broome Co., NY: Broome County NY GenWeb - Hosted by Vickie Hall Titus. Contains extensive genealogical information, including many cemetery, birth, marriage, death, obituary, probate, and census records; maps and geographical information; diaries, letters, and family lines; and photographs, indexes, miscellaneous databases, and links.
Orange Co., NY: Orange County NY GenWeb - Coordinated by José Rivera Nieves. Contains extensive genealogical information, including searchable databases of cemetery, church, birth, marriage, death, obituary, bible, and census records, and much, much more.
Further Susquehanna County information: For more on local businesses and events, visit the official Susquehanna County site, the Susquehanna County Community Information Network, or the Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau .
Susquehanna County Library: The Susquehanna County Historical Society & Free Library Association comprises both the Historical Society and the Library. All library-related information, including the online catalog, branch information, hours, information databases, etc., are available at the Library website. The link is: http://www.susqcolibrary.org.
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For sites that have a broader, statewide historical focus, the following are pertinent to Susquehanna County historians and family researchers:
Pennsylvanvia Historical and Museum Commission - According to the PHMC, "As the official agency of the Commonwealth for the conservation of Pennsylvania's historic heritage, the powers and duties of the [PHMC] fall into these principal fields; care of historical manuscripts, public records, and objects of historic interest; museums; archaeology; publications; historic sites and properties; historic preservation; geographic names; and the promotion of public interest in Pennsylvania history." Information on these subjects can be found on their site.
Steele Memorial Library - Located in Elmira, NY, this library has an extensive genealogical collection, including census records for the entire United States up to around 1900. Details on their holdings are given on their website.
New York State Library - From this site you can search the holdings of not only the State Library but also the New York State Archives and Records Administration, comprising over 20 million items on New York State and North American history, state and federal documents and related subjects.
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Other Genealogical Sites
VitalChek - Offers several ways (internet, fax, etc) to obtain copies of birth, marriage, and death certificates and other vital records from all states.
FamilySearch Internet Genealogy Service - This site is sponsored by the Church of Latter-Day Saints and allows you to search its databases as well as find other websites relevant to your search.
U.S. Geological Survey, Geographical Names Information System - Although not a genealogical site, it is very helpful to genealogists. You can perform searches to find obscure geographical locations and then print out maps. For example, in the "Feature Name" box type in "Ararat," choose "State" as Pennsylvania, and then click Susquehanna in the county list. Click on "Send Query" and you will get five links, including the town of Ararat, the Ararat Church, and the township of Ararat. If you follow any of these links, you will be given further mapping and location information.
Progenealogists - This site provides dozens of links helpful to U.S. genealogy researchers: major websites like RootsWeb and GenWeb; databases for census, cemetery, and obituary records; and nifty sites addressing areas many genealogists have questions about -- finding town locations, timelines, currency conversions, and definitions of medical and occupational terms. A MUST visit site.
National Achives and Records AdministrationHosted by the U.S. government. "The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the official repository for records of military personnel who have been discharged from the U.S Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard. Paper copies of military service and pension records can be ordered by mail from the facility which holds the records." All necessary information is given on how to obtain the copies.
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