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Subject: [Tri-Counties] Learning to use the tri-County Site first
Date: Tue, 27 May 2003 08:51:44 EDT
Hi Barb and all, The evolution of all the counties and townships in the
Tri-County area can be found on the site. The purpose of the Online Research
Library of the site is to be a resource for researchers in the area and to answer
such questions as these. It is a whole and entire library. If you are not
taking advantage of the massive resources on the site you are doing both yourself
and the people who have made them available to you a disservice. The site is
the foundation and this mail list is merely one of its tools to answer
questions that the site does not cover. Please make yourselves familiar with the site.
Standard guidelines for using the site follow. Do yourselves a favor. Visit
the best online local history research library available right here for free.
If you are not familiar with the site, prepare to be amazed. We understand that
people new to researching in this area may want to take a shortcut and just
go to the mail list first, but a prerequisite is familiarity with the site.
Take the time to get familiar with the site first. Don;t assume it is like other
county sites. It is much better developed than most. It has information in it
that you will not expect to find, but give it as good chance first. I can tell
you that our many volunteers throw up their hands in despair wondering why
they bother to create these resources and not have them used. Long time guests
of the site and the mail list will do us a kindness by directing such questions
to the site where the answers can be found and a full understanding of our
Thanks for writing to let me know how the site has helped you. That is very
kind of you. I always appreciate encouraging feedback. Many of the resources
you are looking for can be found on my site. Your time will be well spent to
make yourself familiar with the site and its extensive resources. Tri County site
is designed with tools and resources to help you help yourself. Among the
tools of value are the search engine and the query system. Basic guidelines are
below. You can search on places and topics as well as names. Many books are on
site in whole or part. It is not possible to give individual assistance, so
the tools are there to help you. Don't hurry through this site. You will find
things you never expected to find, so take the scenic route. It is designed to
give you the flavor of time and place, so don't miss the elements that make it
Please enter the site at the "Front Door" at <A HREF="http://www.rootsweb.com/~srgp/jmtindex.htm">Tri-Counties Genealogy & History
Site</A> This is your gateway to 9000 pages of resource material for our three
counties. The site is one of the most well developed county level local history
/ genealogy sites on the Internet. Please also read the How to Use the Site
page which explains the structure of the site and the resources it contains. Be
sure also to read the Warnings & Disclaimer Page which explains the
limitations of any transcribed materials.
The site is a two way street, so if you have family or local history
materials and photos, don't hesitate to share them with us.
Good luck and success,
Joyce M. Tice
> Subj: Re: [Tri-Counties] Re: Chemung town evolution to Chemung County NY
> Date: 5/25/2003 8:00:05 PM Eastern Daylight Time
> Thank you million times to Jane for sending me the information on Chemung
> Township. It helps a great deal!! And thank you to K. Powell for her
> information as well.
> Does anyone know how I can find land records from 1790 to find out why my
> ancestor was on the census reoport for chemung Township, Montgomery County??
> Barb Stevens