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  • Our mission is to make as many records available as possible. Covering the entire Painted Hills Area of Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania. Our society also strives to educate others, while making the field of genealogy fun and exciting to young and old.

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  • The Oswayo Valley Historical Society has Digitized the Oswayo Valley Mail from 1908 to 1923 & 1930 thru 1936. They have also recently purchased new computers for researchers to read the papers. Making it easier to search them for names. The Oswayo Valley Historical Society is open every Friday at 1 to 4 p.m. in the Basement of the Osway Valley Memorial Library in Shinglehouse, Pa.

  • Wendy Straight and Douglas Shepard of Fredonia have transcribed a large amount of Baptist association meeting minutes dating from 1836 to 1863 in Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties that they would like to post with you. The title is Extractions from selected Baptist association meetings, 1836 - 1863. Download the PDF File.

  • Jerry Babcock was an amateur genealogist and PHGS member living in Abbotts (Ischua) ,Catt Co., NY. He made a lot of contributions (cemetery listings, genealogy data, etc) to this area in his lifetime.

  • He passed in June 2010. A friend, Neal F Jordan,has suggested the site show some evidence of his passing. While an obituary might work, it doesn't reflect the efforts of this man. A DEDICATION is attached.

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  • WNY Library Resources Council ( offering several genealogy session coming up in the next few months in Cheektowaga.

  • A New website has been instituted by Glenda (Springer) Sippell; she is trying to get all school information from before 1948 or so on line. We are trying to scan all old school photos, names of graduating classes, etc. etc. to get on this site. Potter County School History

  • New website photographing and cataloging headstones for Potter County cemeteries, The Potter County Headstone Project "Preserving our ancestors one stone at a time"

  • Old TYLER Letters, (1854 ? 1860), with a CONE, LEWIS, PALMER, and TURNER connection

  • Read the latest and final news from a PHGS member serving with the Peace Corps in ChinaHappy New Year! Hi Mary and Painted Hills, Here is my last Peace Corps Correspondence as our Spring Lunar New Year will be a 6 week recess from class and in April begin the process to close out service. I hope all your readers enjoyed learning about China and some of my experiences. In our attachment, you will see a picture essay on China. Enjoy too; When you are away death occurs in your families with some volunteers and did with me recently and I too send the obituary with a e-mail letter from a sister. E-mail is important when one is far away from home. Sinceely Donald Coppersmith Peace Corps Volunteer

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