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  • Our mission is to make as many records available as possible. Covering the entire seven counties in Western New York and Northcentral Pennsylvania. Our society also strives to introduce young and old to the fun and rewards of the field of genealogy.

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    Welcome to Spring!

    It has been a busy winter at Painted Hills -

    Our big news for spring is that we have expanded the PHGS website to include another New York county!

    CONGRATULATIONS TO DEANNE HARVEY KNAPP! Besides recently becoming the "First Lady of Ossian" (husband Dwight is the new Town of Ossian Supervisor), she has been named as the Coordinator for Livingston County for our newest county.

    Livingston County borders both Allegany and Steuben counties to the north. For a long time, Steuben county has maintained some Livingston border cemeteries because families don't pay much attention to county lines in life or in death. This winter Deanne has volunteered to coordinate a new Livingston County section for us. We are transitioning now.

    The initial content for Livingston County is the cemeteries from the Steuben County index page, If you have opened a Livingston county cemetery from the Steuben County index page, go to the Livingston County index to find your cemetery.

    PHGS strives to place on the Internet the burials at all cemeteries in our counties to assist family history researchers and to preserve history. If you have family and friends at Livingston County cemeteries and their info is not listed, pleaase send us an email.

    Other News -
  • 2015 - We have new volunteers! I put out a call on Facebook for volunteers to help us keep up with all of the cemetey updates and got a fantastic response. A heartfelt thanks on behalf of the entire PHGS family. Some are already busy learning what they need to know to support our efforts and others are still waiting for me to get my act together and start them off.

  • These old items will remain available on the web site but will be soon be removed from the news section:
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    Pennsylvania Counties
    McKean | Potter

    New York Counties
    Allegany| Cattaraugus | Chautauqua | Livingston | Steuben


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