Any volunteer would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Dan, hyde at bucknell.edu via email.
The following organizations or individuals have volunteered their services. Please remember they are voluteers. Don't waste their time with questions that could easily be looked up in any good city library.
The Potter County Historical Society will answer queries by either regular U. S. mail or email. There is NO charge for this service. Any queries should have definitive info - names, dates, parents, siblings, time frames, etc. to keep the searching time to a minimum. If you use U. S. mail, remember to send a SASE (Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope)!
And the Potter County Historical Society has a
Please address genealogical queries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can now phone the Potter County Historical Society at
I have Volume II "Histories of the Counties of McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, PA" J. H. Beers & Co., Publishers 1890. Also several other informational booklets about mainly the Galeton Area of Potter county. I am researching my family now and could look up information if anyone is interested.
I have in my possession two books by Robert R. Lyman Sr. One is the "History of Roulet, Pa and the Life of Burrel Lyman". The other is the "Life and Times of Major Isaaac Lyman-founder of Potter County,Pa." If anyone needs names looked up in it, I would be willing to do so.
I will do lookups for Potter Co., census, courthouse records, births 1893-1905; deaths 1893-1905, land records, surrogate records (wills, etc.), old newspaper articles, etc.
I have complete federal census records for:
Clara Township, Potter Co., PA, for the years 1920, 1910, 1900, 1880, 1870, 1860 and 1850.
OswayoTownship - 1880, 1870, 1860, 1850.
Pleasant Valley Township,Potter Co., PA, for the years 1880, 1870, 1860 and 1850.
Sharon Township, Potter Co., PA, for the years 1880, 1870, 1860 and 1850.
Many listings now contain the maiden name of the wife.
I possess both of Harold F. Baker's books (Vols. I & II) of "A Journey in Time, 1811-1986".
In addition I have the 3-volume set of "History of the Counties of McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania", by J.H. Beers, 1890.
"The Life and Times of Major Isaac Lyman, Founder of Potter County, Pennsylvania" and
"History of Roulet, Pa. and the Life of Burrell Lyman (The Founder)"
American Place Names of Long Ago (1898/1999)
Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States (1855)
The Origin of Certain Place Names in the U.S. (1902)
A Gazetteer of the State of Pennsylvania (1832)
Encyclopedia of Pennsylvania (1932)
Cemetery listings in my holdings include:
Clara Cemetery, Crystal Cemetery, East Sharon Cemetery, Fox Hill Cemetery, Maple Grove Cemetery (old section), Old Wells Cemetery, Rathbone Cemetery, Sartwell Creek Cemetery and Sharon Center Cemetery.
I would be happy to look up any information.
I can be reached at: [New as of June 13, 2002]
I would like to volunteer to do lookups in "History of Our Family" by Lelia P Moshier 1972. (67 pages) The book is not indexed but I am working on that as well. I have several copies of this book and if others interested in Potter Co., PA would like a copy I will trade for census, cemetery, birth, death and marriage records (1850-1890).
Also, I have a copy of "History of the Counties of McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania," with biographical selections of representative citizens. Chicago, J H Beers & Co., 1890. I would be glad to do lookups.
Michael is a genealogical researcher covering western NY and northern PA. Because of the over whelming volume of requests Michael has received, he is no longer able to provide this service free of charge. He is, however, still willing to do lookups for a fee that will cover his expenses. Contact him at email@example.com or visit his website at http://www.angelfire.com/biz/SoManyBranches to work out details.
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