Hello Members;

Happy Holiday Season and Welcome to the Painted Hills 
Genealogy Society's November 2005 News Letter. 

We are hoping to produce a news letter every other month, 
So the next letter will be due out by January 1,2006. Just 
in time to celebrate the new Year.

First let me say it has been business as usual here adding 
cemetery records and census records and all kinds of 
wonderful information to the site. All the "Major" changes 
and additions can be found on our What's New page at 

At the time of this letter we had 492 Members.

All this wouldn't be possible if we didn't have such a 
great group of members working to collect this information 
for all to see. Our hats are off to each and every one of 
you. Thank You !!

If you would like to contribute a short story or a brick 
wall for an up and coming News Letters please email it to 


 with "News Letter Entry" as the subject.

Short Stories

Our first short story come from our very own Treasurer 
Wendy. It is about a young Lady named Grace Galloway.

Grace was the daughter of Mr.& Mrs. John Galloway of 
Jamestown, N.Y. She was a promising young opera singer, 
her father; Mr. Galloway was in the Oil business near 
Titusville, Pa. 

Grace Galloway is known as the "The Bride" at the Lake 
View Cemetery. As the story was told to Wendy, Grace was 
a young lady engaged to be married. On her alleged wedding 
day Grace died. Some heard she was left at the alter and 
died of a broken herart. Others that she was stung by a 
bee, or they heard she was very ill. You can view a 
life size statue of Grace encased in Glass at the Lake 
View Cemetery in Jamestown, N.Y.

There is also a web page with a picture of Grace's Statue 
and more information about Grace Galloway at 

Did she die on her wedding day? Did she die of a broken 
heart? Or did her parents Love her so much that they 
erected a statue to hold her forever in their hearts and 
in the eyes of all who see her?

Tips and Tricks


I decided in May that to finish doing my family searching 
through the census, that it would be worthwhile to 
subscribe to Ancestry.com's census search for one year. 
Then in my spare time at home inbetween doing housework or 
not being able to sleep at 3 a.m., I could search for 
those elusive ancestors! This makes for a good winter 
project for us in the north to do.

There are a number of ways that you can search for an 
ancestor and his family.

1. "Search for Your Ancestors"...a general search, 
placing a first and last name and what country he lived 
in. If in the United States, then you chose what state. 
Also you may put in a time frame, generally, I use a year 
of birth and death. A listing of search results may bring 
up census records,birth/marriage/death records, military 
records, immigration & naturalization records, periodicals 
& newspapers, directories & membership lists, trees & 
community. Of course, all these categories are by 
subscription only. If you subscrbe to the census only, 
then you can click on each of the census records that are 
brought up. If you click on '1880 U. S. Federal Census', 
for instance...there may be one to ?? number of names 
brought up. Then you would have to find an approximate 
match for the estimated birth year,birthplace, and an area 
when your ancestor lived to find your ancestor.Once you 
click on one name, the specific information in that census 
willappear. If you would like to see that person in the 
actual 1880 census,click on "View original image". Once 
the specific census page is downloaded, remember that 
there is a continuation page for each page...i.e., Page 
266A and 266B. Your ancestor will appear on either one. 
Be sure to read all the names, as family traditionally 
lived close to each other in the early years.

2. Specific Census Year Search...you can specify a 
certain census year to find an ancestor. You can either 
search for a specific ancestor or searchin general for one 
surname. Once you recognize a person, you can click on 
that name. Again, the information found on a person from 
that census will appear, then you can click on "Review 
original image" to see that ancestor and his family on the 
census page. A new trick that I learned recently from a 
librarian at the Erie County Public Library...you can 
search the census by just placing a first name and 
searching. This will call up all "Roland" first names in 
a census. Then you chose the last name that goes with your 
ancestor's name plus the county when he lived.

There will be difficulties, at times, in finding a head of 
household in a census. If so, then search for a wife, or 
children. I found that this does not work either at 
times. I cannot find my grandparents in McKean County,PA 
in the 1910 and 1920 census. I have tried various 
spellings of the last name (Freer) plus the first name of 
my grandfather to no avail. Another mystery!

Remember, from 1790 to 1840, only the heads of household 
are listed.Slowly, from 1850 to 1880, more of those in a 
household were listed.

At first, I had difficulty getting the whole page of a 
census to print out.Either I would get a copy at a 
reduced size where I could not read the page or my 
ancestor and his family who might be towards the bottom 
of the page, would not be copied. A friend of mine 
suggested that I use the "Print" function at the top, 
right size of the census page. Then you follow the 
instructions for the appropriate margins and using 
'landscape'. Then I wasable to get the whole census page 
to print out where I could read all the names.

Another suggestion for reviewing the census at home would 
be through Heritage Quest. Check with your local public 
library to see if they subscribe to Heritage Quest.If so, 
you would only need your library card number [on the 
reverse side] to gain access to the census, periodicals, 
and other sources. One drawback, however, through eritage 
Quest census, the census search results will only list the 
heads of household and not everyone in he family. Still, 
this is a free service so take advantage of it!
In conclusion, if one attempt fails to find an ancestor, 
try another path.I would also suggest reading the tips 
that Ancestry.com has provided. 

Good hunting!

Alice M. Henneberry



Did you know that Lucille Ball was superstitious about 
birds and wouldn't buy anything with a print of a bird, 
nor would she stay in a hotel room with bird pictures or 
bird wallpaper. 

Her mother wanted her to be a concert pianist. 

She was the first woman to own her own film studio.

Lucy was proud of her family and heritage. Her genealogy 
can be traced back to the earliest settlers in the 

Lucy Was of Irish, Scottish, French, and English descent

Birthdate :: August 6, 1911

Birthplace :: Jamestown, Chautauqua Co., New York

Date of Death :: April 26, 1989

Place of Death :: Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los 
Angeles, California

Her remains were re-interred in Lake View Cemetery, 
Jamestown, New York in 2003


I am searching for photographs of Morrison, Pa. 
This was in McKean County before the Kinzua Dam.
My mother (known as Jenny Tassone) lived in Morrison, PA 
from 1930-1946. Her parents were John and Camilla 
Tassone. My mother said that their was only a row of 
factory houses in Morrison at the time. Her father worked 
at the asbestos plant in Morrison, Pa. After attending 
grade school in Morrison in a one room school my mother 
attended Beatty School in Warren, PA for a short period. 
Then she went to Ludlow High School. She graduated from 
Ludlow HS in 1947. 

Today my mother (Jenny Tassone DeMarco) is 77 years old 
and lives in Arizona. For the past year, I have been 
working on a family genealogy project. I do have a few 
photographs of my mother standing in front of the family 
home in Morrison(during the 1930s and 1940s). Do you know 
where I could obtain additional information about 
Morrison, Pa and photographs.Any information would be 

Thank you!
Diane DeMarco

If you have any information pertaining to Morrison, Pa. 
that you would like to share please send it to 
paint@paintedhills.org and we will see it is passed on to 

Do you have a brick wall? We could post it in our next 
News letter.Just send us a short memo about what the brick 
wall is and we will post it here in an upcoming news 

Thanks for reading.

Painted Hills Genealogy Society

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