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See the projects we have in the works, as well as recent additions. And if you really want to see how much we've done in the last couple of years, you can link to that too.
 
Thanks to all the volunteers who help to keep this site a constant work in progress.
RECENT ADDITIONS
Nov. 28 , 2007
(Scrapbook)

Laini Giles donated a large collection of newspaper clippings, obituaries and undertaker records for Tompkins County. We have completed the Newfield Undertaker's book and have added news items from 1882-1900. Thank you Laini!

Newfield Undertaker's Book (1903-1922, plus additional records for 1904-1912 and assorted entries for 1865-1870)
News Items from Various Sources - 1882-1900

Nov. 16, 2007
(Cemeteries)
Our town of Ulysses Coordinator, Karen Dickson, has transcribed a record for St. James Cemetery, located in Ulysses. The record is from headstone readings taken by W. E. Fenton in 1998. Thanks Karen!
Oct. 23, 2007
(Cemeteries)
Carol Bradford has donated headstone photos for MEEKS and JOHNSON surnames in Ithaca City Cemetery. Thanks Carol!
Oct. 20, 2007
(Off-Site Resources)
Terry Donlick, our Town of Groton Coordinator, has donated transcriptions from The Weekly Ithacan - 1919. Thanks Terry!
Oct. 08, 2007
(Off-Site Resources)
Terry Donlick has sent us transcriptions from The Ithaca Daily Journal for 1896. This is a project in progress and Terry will be sending more updates as they become available. Thanks Terry!
Oct. 08, 2007
(Off-Site Resources)
Ness-Sibley Funeral Home has obituaries online. We have added a link to our Off-Site Resources page.
Oct. 08, 2007
(Cemeteries)
Sheryl Monroe and Connie Bradford have sent us updates to Danby Rural Cemetery, which makes our records as complete as possible through 2006. A big thanks to Sheryl and Connie, and to Cheryl Hall, who coded the updates!
Oct. 4, 2007
(Bill Hecht Index)

We have a few more links to Bill Hecht's scanned and transcribed material:

  • Photograph - Moraine near Cortland, N. Y. (possibly Freeville?)
  • Looking down the Upper Taughannock Ravine - from the first fall - near Ithaca, N. Y.
  • Fall Creek, - Second Fall, Ithaca (woodcut)
  • Articles from The Casket, Philadelphia, 1829 (one on Goodwin's Falls)
  • Forest Fall, from Tunnel Fall Creek, Ithaca, N. Y.
  • Fall Creek, Second Fall or Forest Fall (New York State Scenery)
  • Photograph of Sage Hall (formerly a women's residence hall, built 1875), Cornell University
  • Photograph of Uris Library, with McGraw Tower in background, man in photo is standing on Libe Slope
Oct. 3, 2007
(Bill Hecht Index)

We have still more links to Bill Hecht's scanned and transcribed material (Thanks Bill!):

  • Advertisement - June 15, 1920 - Thomas-Moore Aircraft Corporation, plane flying over Ithaca, N. Y.
  • Photograph - Fall Creek Valley. Portage escarpment, and dip slope to north, April 1828
  • Remington Salt Company - Evaporating Salt Brine by Steam to Obtain Salt, Ithaca, N. Y.
  • Photograph - Buried gorge and terrace held up by rock spur, Six Mile Creek. Dam site in distance. June 1908
  • Photograph - Meander stream valley, Inlet Valley also moraines, kettle ponds south of Ithaca
  • Early Roads and Ferries, The Genesee Highway and Seneca Turnpike Roads, by Fred Teller
  • Photograph - the Steamer Frontenac and Frontenac Island
  • Photograph - Lorelei Cliff - Looking Towards Valley
  • Photograph - Enfield, New York. Terminal Moraine
  • Photograph - Moraine at Edge of Enfield Gorge
  • Photograph - Flood in the Inlet, Ithaca, N. Y., C. S. Downes, April 15, 1896
  • Taughannock Ravine, from West Bank above the fall, near Ithaca, N. Y. (Stereo View)
  • 1881 Article - The Beauty of Cayuga Lake, in The Weekly Ithacan
  • Lick Brook or Buttermilk Ravine? (Views of Lick Brook and Buttermilk Ravines)
Sept. 30, 2007
(Bill Hecht Index)

We have more links to Bill Hecht's scanned and transcribed material:

  • View From the Hog's Back - Upper Taughannock Ravine, top of main fall in the foreground, Cayuga Lake in the distance (Stereo View)
  • Taughannock Falls and Ravine, Looking over the Falls (Stereo View)
  • Description of Cayuga Lake Scenery Stereo View Series
  • Fall Creek, Second Fall, Ithaca (Stereo View)
  • Ithaca Gun-shop Hill, Cornell and boat basin and hanging deltas (Photograph)
Sept. 29, 2007
(Off-Site Resources)
We have added a link to Fulton History, which has postcards, old newspapers and lots more for Fulton, Oswego County, Auburn and more.
Sept. 29, 2007
(Bill Hecht Index)

We have more links to Bill Hecht's scanned and transcribed material:

  • Steamboats on Cayuga Lake, April 18, 1828 article from the Christian Mirror
  • Photograph of the Steamer Iroquois
  • Photograph of Glenwood Hotel
  • Brown Transportation Scrapbook
  • Taughannock Falls (Stereo View)
  • Photograph of southeastern end of Cayuga Lake
  • Photograph of Gorge at to of Ithaca Falls
  • Photograph of Cascadilla Valley from Campus Bridge, J. O. Martin, 1898
  • Photograph of Cayuga Lake from McGraw Tower, J. O. Martin, 1898
  • Photograph of Cornell University
  • General View of Ithaca, Cayuga Lake in Distance (Stereo View)
  • Ithaca Falls (Stereo View)
  • Triphammer Falls from top of bluff, showing footbridge and winding stairs (Stereo View)
Sept. 28, 2007
(Bill Hecht Index)

We have more links to Bill Hecht's scanned and transcribed material:

  • Company 1265, Camp 39, C. C. C., Enfield State Park, P. O. Newfield, N. Y. (postcard)
  • Taghkanic [sic] Falls, 215 feet high, Ithaca, N. Y. (Stereo View)
  • First Fall, Taughannock Ravine (Stereo View)
  • Lick Brook (Stereo View)
  • Woodcuts from The Scenery of Ithaca and the Headwaters of the Cayuga Lake, by Spence Spencer
  • Ithaca Falls, near Cayuga Lake (Stereo View)
  • Summit Falls in Upper Ravine (Stereo View)
  • Butter Milk Ravine from above Steeple Rock
  • Photograph of the Brooktondale Trestle
  • Postcard of Myers, New York
Sept. 27, 2007
(Bill Hecht Index)

We have more links to Bill Hecht's scanned and transcribed material:

  • Photograph of Pennsylvania Crew Race Rail Cars, 1899 (Cornell University)
  • Taghkanic [sic] Gorge (Stereo View)
  • Ravine below Taghcanic [sic] Falls (Stereo View)
  • Upper Taughhannock Ravine - West Quarries (Stereo View)
  • Two Unknown Scenes of people in front of houses, possibly in Trumansburg (Stereo Views)
  • Enfield Creek, near Ithaca - Cascade Above Main Falls (Stereo View)
  • Taughanic [sic] Falls (Stereo View)
  • Lick Brook (Stereo View)
Sept. 26, 2007
(Off-Site Resources)
To round out our Surrounding State Resources section, we have added links to the Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Vermont State Archives.
Sept. 26, 2007
(Bill Hecht Index)

We have more links to Bill Hecht's scanned and transcribed material:

  • Postcard of The Boathouse (Cornell University)
  • Postcard of the Ag School and Bailey Hall (Cornell University)
  • Taughannock Falls, man standing on top of Falls (Stereo View)
  • Lick Brook, vieled falls (Stereo View)
  • 6th, or Flume Falls, Ithaca Gorge (Stereo View)
  • Pulpit Falls, Buttermilk Creek, Ithaca (Stereo View)
  • View on Six Mile Creek (Stereo View)
  • Ithaca Fall (Stereo View)
  • Postcard of Fall Creek
  • Fall Creek, c. 1890 (Photograph)
  • Postcard of Bailey Hall and Tennis Courts (Cornell University)
  • Photograph of Enfield Ravine, 1898
Sept. 24, 2007
(Bill Hecht Index)

We have added the following links to Bill Hecht's scanned and transcribed material:

  • The Scenery of Ithaca, Spence Spencer, 1866 - Lick Brook (text)
  • Upper Fall, Townley Creek Near Ludlowville (Stereo View)
Sept. 06, 2007
(Genealogies)
Woody Lee has donated a genealogy for the Duplex Family, beginning with Prince Duplex, an African American Revolutionary War soldier. Woody has put together a really incredible piece of research, with source documents and photos. Thanks Woody!
August 10, 2007
(Schools)
Kem Hart-Baker has donated a wonderful photo of the West Dryden School, circa 1933-34. Thank you Kem!
August 10, 2007
(Cemeteries)
We have updated St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery, located in Groton, with the updated look, a photo and map.
August 10, 2007
(Cemeteries)
We have added a couple of photos to Stearns Cemetery.
August 7, 2007
(Cemeteries)
Cathy Knauff has donated photos of headstones for Cooper Cemetery, in Brooktondale. Thanks Cathy!
August 2, 2007
(Cemeteries)
Dawn Roe has donated photos of headstones for Lansingville Cemetery for the Bower and Lyon families. We have about half of them linked up so far, and more to come. Thanks Dawn!
July 26, 2007
(Off-Site Resources)
The New York State Library and Archives is digitizing its collection of historical and biographical materials, as well as maps. We have added a link to the NYS Digital Collections on our Off-Site Resources page. Included in the collection is the Centennial History of the Town of Dryden - we've put a link to that on our Town of Dryden page.
July 25, 2007
(Cemeteries)
We have updates to Cooper Cemetery sent in by Diana Hendrickson Cole for the Hendrickson surname. Thanks Diana!
July 25 , 2007
(Bill Hecht Index)

We have added the following links to Bill Hecht's scanned images on our index page:

  • Glenwood Hotel, Ithaca, 1924 (Photograph)
  • Main and Upper Fall on Lick Brook (Stereo View)
  • Fall Creek - First or Foaming Fall (Stereo View)
  • Cascade and Fall on Lick Brook (Stereo View)
July 10, 2007
(Scrapbook)

We have added the 1903-1917 records to the Newfield Undertaker's Book. Thanks to Laini Giles for donating and transcribing this information!

July 07, 2007
(Scrapbook)

Laini Giles has donated a large collection of newspaper clippings, obituaries and undertaker records for Tompkins County. We have the first set of records up on the site in the Scrapbook section. Thank you Laini!

Obituaries from the Ithaca Journal
Newfield Tribune Snippets from January 11, 1890
Newfield Undertaker's Book (1903-1909)

July 6, 2007
(Cemeteries)
Sharon O'Conner has sent us updates to McLean Catholic Church for the O'Byrne family. Thanks Sharon!
July 6, 2007
(Wills)
Tim Kreh has donated the last will and testament for Alvah C. Owen, of Ulysses. Thanks Tim!
July 06, 2007
(Surnames)
Here is the latest batch of surnames that have been submitted. I have also updated all the email changes that have come in. If you have submitted your surname, and don't see it here, please let us know.

MASTERS - Delores Stafford;
BEEM - Bethe Beem;
June 29, 2007
(Search Engine)
You can now search the Tompkins County Message Boards from our search engine!
June 19, 2007
(Surnames)
Here is the latest batch of surnames that have been submitted to us. We have also updated all the email address changes that have come in. If you have submitted your surname, and don't see it in the Surnames pages, please let us know.
BAYLORD - Helen; EMERY - Helen; FORSYTH/FORSYTHE - George E. Kelly; FREER - Linda Smetzer; FREESE - Dede Stafford; GRIFFIN - Wendy Hughes; JOHNSON - Patricia Butterfield Vedner; STRAIT - Edward Strait; SUTHERLAND - NKOGRAM@aol.com;
June 16, 2007
(Cemeteries)
Alta Plate discovered an almost completely buried headstone in Irish Hill Cemetery, one previously unknown to us. It is for Delphine Van Zile. Thank you Alta for sending in the inscription from the headstone!
June 16, 2007
(Off-Site Resources)

We have added several links to our Off-Site Resources page that may be of interest:

June 16, 2007
(Cemeteries)
Bill Mills has donated some wonderful photos of headstones in Ithaca City Cemetery for the Andrews/Andrus family. Thanks very much, Bill!
June 3, 2007
(Search Engine)

We have added the new Google search engine to our web site! The Google search engine allows us to have the same functionality we had before, and it costs less and is easier for us to maintain.

You will notice that there are no longer checkboxes to select a county on the main page. You can still filter your search to a specific county. After you run a search, you will see links at the top of the page to see hits for a specific county.

May 28, 2007
(Cemeteries)
We have added several headstone photos to the Ithaca City Cemetery pages, for the surnames Beers and Bellows.
May 28, 2007
(Cemeteries)
We have updated records for Estabrook Cemetery, in Newfield.
May 20, 2007
(Cemeteries)
Ed Karsch has sent in information about the Jackson family in West Groton Rural Cemetery. Thanks Ed!
May 20, 2007
(Wills)
We have added a number of additional links to our Wills index.
May 20, 2007
(Cemeteries)
We have added several headstone photos to the Ithaca City Cemetery pages, for surnames beginning with F.
May 19, 2007
(Wills)
We have added a number of new links to our Wills index.
May 19, 2007
(Genealogies)
Arch Miller has added to the Angus Miller Genealogy by adding photographs of Archibald and Katie (Fitch) Miller. Thanks Arch!
May 19, 2007
(Cemeteries)
We have added several headstone photos to the Ithaca City Cemetery pages, for surnames beginning with V.
May 09, 2007
(Bill Hecht Index)

We have added the following links to Bill Hecht's scanned images on our index page:

  • Gorge Cascade - Enfield Ravine (No. 7006 - Scenery of Ithaca and Vicinity) (Stereo View)
  • Butter Milk Creek, Ithaca - Steeple Rock (Stereo View)
  • Cornell Cascade (No. 286 - Cayuga Lake Scenery, Views of Lick Brook and Buttermilk Ravines
  • Enfield Fall, 160 ft. high (No. 1024, Spence Spencer, University Bookstore)
  • Description of Scenery In and About Ithaca Series (Stero View description)
  • No. 1024 A - Enfield Fall, 160 ft. high
  • No. 1020 - Enfield Ravine C
Apr. 30, 2007
(Bill Hecht Index)

We have added the following links to Bill Hecht's scanned images on our index page:

  • Enfield Gorge Series No. 212 - Upper Section of Main Falls, from Rock Point (Stereo View)
  • Buttermilk Falls, Steeple Rock from South Cliff (Stereo View)

We are also in the process of putting the stereo view series together in sets.

Apr. 10 , 2007
(Off-Site Resources)
We have added a link to New York State Aerial Photographs, from Cornell University, in our Off-Site Resources section.
Apr. 20 , 2007
(Cemeteries)
We have added maps for the following cemeteries in Lansing: Drake Family Cemetery, Nilson Cemetery, Lanterman Family Cemetery, Kelly Family Cemetery, East Lansing Cemetery, Walker Family Cemetery, Tooker Cemetery, Ludlowville Pine Grove Cemetery, Kingdom Farm Cemetery, Asbury ME Church Cemetery, and Brown Cemetery.
Apr. 18 , 2007
(Cemeteries)
We have added maps for the following cemeteries in Lansing: White Settlement Cemetery, Lansingville Cemetery, Rouse Family Cemetery, and Star Family Cemetery.
Apr. 17 , 2007
(Wills)
Lynn Stevenson Fisher has transcribed the will of Peter Smith of Ulysses, probated 28. Aug. 1858 and posted it to the Rootsweb Boards. We have a link to it in our Wills Index. Thanks Lynn!
Apr. 10 , 2007
(Off-Site Resources)
We have added a link to the Immigrant Servants Databse to our Off-Site Resources page. This website is offered by Price & Associates.
Apr. 08 , 2007
(Cemeteries)
The Grove Cemetery Association have donated information about 2003 and 2004 burials to Grove Cemetery, located in Ulysses. Our thanks to John Wertis and Marian Pritchard! Surnames from A-S are updated.
Apr. 04 , 2007
(Genealogies)
Patricia Givens Warner has donated a new genealogy, Descendants of Samuel Givens. Thanks Patty!
Apr. 04 , 2007
(Off-Site Resources)
We have added a link to Historical Town Maps to our Off-Site Resources page. This website offers copies of the 1866 town maps for purchase.
Apr. 02 , 2007
(Cemeteries)
The Grove Cemetery Association have donated information about 2003 and 2004 burials to Grove Cemetery, located in Ulysses. Our thanks to John Wertis and Marian Pritchard! Surnames from A-R are updated.
Mar. 28 , 2007
(Deeds)
Karl Swartz has transcribed and donated Deed Index records for the Case and Van Dorn surnames. Thank you, Karl!
Mar. 25 , 2007
(Cemeteries)
The Grove Cemetery Association have donated information about 2003 and 2004 burials to Grove Cemetery, located in Ulysses. Our thanks to John Wertis and Marian Pritchard! Surnames from A-McI are updated.
March 21, 2007
(Off-Site Resources)
We have added a link to the searchable databases at the New Jersey State Archives in our Off-Site Resources section.
March 20, 2007
(Our Towns)
We have added a link to Historic Groton to our Town of Groton page. We've also added a link to The History of Newfield, a website by the American History class at Newfield Central School, on our Town of Newfield page.
March 19, 2007
(Off-Site Resources)
We have added a link to New York County Historians on our Off-Site Resources page.
Mar. 11 , 2007
(Cemeteries)
The Grove Cemetery Association have donated information about 2003 and 2004 burials to Grove Cemetery, located in Ulysses. Our thanks to John Wertis and Marian Pritchard! Surnames from A-J are updated.
Mar. 05, 2007
(Bill Hecht Index)

We have added the following links to Bill Hecht's scanned images on our index page:

  • View of the Lunger Tragedy out near Goodwins Point (Stereo View)
Feb. 26, 2007
(Surnames)

The following surnames have been submitted to the website:

If you have submitted email address changes, we have updated those as well.

Feb. 24, 2007
(Cemeteries)
The Grove Cemetery Association have donated information about 2003 and 2004 burials to Grove Cemetery, located in Ulysses. Our thanks to John Wertis and Marian Pritchard! Surnames from A-G are updated.
Feb. 21, 2007
(Cemeteries)
The Grove Cemetery Association have donated information about 2003 and 2004 burials to Grove Cemetery, located in Ulysses. Our thanks to John Wertis and Marian Pritchard! Surnames from A-E are updated.
Feb. 21, 2007
(Cemeteries)
We have updated information for Green Hills Cemetery, located in Dryden. Thank you Rita Harris for providing the updates!
Feb. 19, 2007
(Bill Hecht Index)

We have added the following links to Bill Hecht's scanned images on our index page:

  • Glenwood Falls (Stereo View)
  • Glenwood Hotel (Stereo View)
  • Ithaca Falls (Stereo View)
Feb. 19, 2007
(Cemeteries)
We have updated the Grove Cemetery with the updated look, photos and updated contact information.
Feb. 19, 2007
(Cemeteries)
The Drake Family Cemetery has been updated with more information, thanks to William B. Drake and Susan Scott.
Feb. 17, 2007
(Cemeteries)
We have added 15 headstone photos to Ithaca City Cemetery, with the following surnames: Beers.
Feb. 14, 2007
(Cemeteries)
We have added approximately 23 headstone photos to Ithaca City Cemetery, with the following surnames: Barker, Barnard, Barnes, Barnhart, Bates, Battey and Beers.
Feb. 14, 2007
(Off-Site Resources)
We have added a link to the James E. Hazard Index to Records of New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends in our Off-Site Resources section.
Feb. 13, 2007
(Cemeteries)
We have added approximately 15 headstone photos to Ithaca City Cemetery, with the following surnames: Baird, Baker, Ball, Barden, Baright, Barker. Thanks to Cathy Knauff, there are many, many more to come!
Feb. 11, 2007
(Cemeteries)
We have added approximately 25 headstone photos to Ithaca City Cemetery, with the following surnames: Andrus, Anson, Ashdown, Atwater, Atwood, Auchmoody, Austin, Babcock, Bachelor, Badger and Bailey.
Feb. 10, 2007
(Cemeteries)
We have added approximately 25 headstone photos to Ithaca City Cemetery, with the following surnames: Allen, Anrews and Atwater.
February 08, 2007
IN MEMORIAM

We would like to honor a volunteer to the Tompkins County website, Senja K. Radcliffe, of Tompkins Co., N.Y., who died Jan. 23, 2007.  She will be sadly missed.
From: The Tompkins Co., NYGenWeb Team of Volunteers

February 07, 2007
(Off-Site Resources)
We have added a link to the Births and Deaths Section in the Cortland Standard.
February 07, 2007
(Scrapbook)
David Sheffield has donated some wonderful photographs of a 1908 Kennedy's Corners Ladies Aid fundraiser quilt that won by his grandmother in a 25¢ raffle. The quilt includes 399 names of people living in Enfield at the time, all of which David has transcribed. David has also donated some photographs of his family, including one of his grandfather and his six brothers, taken in 1901. Thank you, David!
January 21, 2007
(Genealogies & Bios)
Arch Miller has added another generation, as well as updated info, to his Miller Genealogy. Thanks Arch!
 
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