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Past, Present and Future

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We've finally brought the Past, Present and Future together!
Around here, we're very focused on the present, and we acknowledge the accomplishments of the past, but we tend to turn a blind eye to the future. Now you can see the projects we have in the works, as well as recent additions. And if you really want to see how much we've done in the last couple of years, you can link to that too.
Thanks to all the volunteers who help to keep this site a constant work in progress.
December 19, 2001 Green Hills Cemetery in Dryden has been completely updated with 1999-2001 burials, and a few corrections, thanks to Janet Nash.
December 19, 2001 We had a little server glitch over here yesterday, and I lost some information while uploading the Q-R-S Surnames page. Janet helped me out and I have re-built it based on the information we had, but I know for sure that we are missing four surnames:
ROGERS Bill Detmers
QUINN Jim Nolan

My apologies to these four people, and anyone else whose data was lost. If you have surnames that begin with Q, R, or S, please check the page and see if your information is correct. If not, you can email me: Johnna Armstrong.
December 18, 2001 We have many new people who have submitted their surnames in the interest of sharing research. Thanks to everyone who sent them in.
BEREAN - Lou Ann McIntyre; CHAFFEE - Terri Crockford; DARTT/DART - Patricia Peel; DODGE - Joan Sickles; FISH - Hortense Wilkinson; FOX - Terri Crockford FREESE - Jayne Thompson; GILL - Lou Ann McIntyre; JACKSON - A. Whittaker; KENNEDY - Terri Crockford; LAWRENCE - Joan Sickles; LEONARD - Melanie Tew; McCLINTOCK - Terri Crockford; MOREHOUSE - Donna M. Wolf; PRIMROSE - Susan Cranston; PUTERBAUGH - Terri Crockford; SEARS - Elizabeth Dimon; SIMPSON - Terri Crockford; SMITH - Laini Giles; STANTON - Terri Crockford; STEARNS - Terri Crockford; VEIT - Terri Crockford; WOOD - Carl Zimmer;
December 04, 2001 John Van Order sent us a link to New York State Historical Maps, which includes an 1802 Map of New York. You can find these links on our Online Resources page.
November 21, 2001 We've got a link to Blue Roses Publishing Company on the Online Resources page (in the commercial section). Blue Roses offers Census records on CD-ROM.
November 21, 2001 We have a new link to Empire State Roads on the Online Resources page. Our link is to the Tompkins County section; it's a great resource for anyone trying to pinpoint a location in Tompkins County.
November 21, 2001 Bill Hecht sent us a link to his Cayuga County Maps and Photos site, which contains a huge number of images. We have it linked from our Online Resources page. All he asks is that you email him if you use his images, or if you have any pre-1970s photos you'd like to donate.
November 21, 2001 Debbie Baker sent in a deed for land between Ira Emmons and his father-in-law Samuel Devore. We have linked it from the Deed index page, which is an ongoing project. Once we have an index entry for the "E"s, we'll link it from there. Thank you Debbie!
November 21, 2001 NYGenWeb has begun a BMD (Birth, Marriage, Death) records database project. It's a small project right now, but they are adding new records all the time. You can find the link on our vital records page.
November 20, 2001 Karen Dickson sent in an update to the Marshall family in Inlet Valley Cemetery, in Ithaca.
November 9, 2001 We have a new search engine! It's right on the main page, why not try it out? You use plus and minus signs in front of your search terms to indicate whether they should or should not be in your search results (e.g., +Smith -John.) Rootsweb was generously providing our old search engine, however, Rootsweb has been so successful that their search indexing servers are totally overworked and indexing only happens every several months. This new search engine gets re-indexed every Wednesday night, so all the new material we've been putting up will now be searchable. Happy Searching!
October 31, 2001 Happy Halloween! Laura Moore is a "tadophile," someone who loves cemeteries for their inherent beauty. She has taken some lovely photographs of many cemeteries in both Tompkins County and also in nearby Hector. You can also find this link on the Our Towns page. For more information about Laura's project, check out her main page. She is constantly adding new photographs; we'll add links to the individual cemeteries on the Cemetery main page as they become available.
October 20, 2001 We have major updates for 14 cemeteries, provided by JanMarie. These updates are off-site, and most contain photos of the cemetery or individual gravestones. You can find these updates as links on the Tompkins County Cemetery Records page, to the right of the link we already have. It is our fervent hope that we will one day be able to integrate these records with what we already have.
October 19, 2001 Etna Cemetery has gotten a facelift, and Electa Willey Cook has donated information to update our records.
October 18, 2001 The Snyder Hill Free Will Baptist Church page has been revised by Janet Nash.
October 16, 2001 Many people have submitted their surnames in the interest of sharing research. Thanks to everyone who sent them in.
Ashdown - from Carl Tatlock; Baldwin - from Joyce Rubens; Bogart - from clsloan; Freese/Frees - from Delores Freece Stafford; Halliday - from Joanna Johnson Williams; Hayt - from Dave Hayt; Hile - from George Hile; Knapp - from Barb; Krnotch - from Randy Hendrickson; Moe - from Gary Moe; Neill/Neil/Neal - from Neill Binford; Thomas - from Beverly Luce Walker; Vandermark - from clsloan; Wright - from Dianne Thomas; and Woolever - from Barb;
October 16, 2001 We have quite a few (dozens!) new photos in the Tompkins County photo album. Sharon Jones has given us a photo of the Edgar and Charlotte Watrous residence and of Church Street, both in Groton. Dale Updike has sent in two photos of the Treman home and family. Kem Hart Baker has sent in a photo of the McLean Grange. Sharon Andrews sent in quite a few photos of "Old Home Day" for 1937 and 1938. The photos were taken by her uncle. She also sent in two of the Corona Typewriter addition, from 1911. If you have any information about anyone or anything in these photos, please email Johnna Armstrong.
October 8, 2001 Parts 11-14 of the 1850 Census for Ulysses are done! (This completes the census.) Many thanks to Karen Dickson who donated and transcribed this very long document.
September 20, 2001 Part 10 of the 1850 Census for Ulysses is up. Karen Dickson donated and transcribed the Census. Parts 1-10 are complete, and Parts 11-14 (up soon!) will complete the Census.
September 19, 2001 Ina Sutfin donated and transcribed the 1810 Dryden Census for the site.
September 12, 2001 We have a new section of the Index of Deeds: Carman-Carpenter up on the site. Thanks Dean Grow for donating this material, and thanks Ina Sutfin for transcribing it.
September 12, 2001 There is a new off site link for Tompkins County Obituaries on the Vital Records page, courtesy of the Orange County NYGenWeb site.
September 12, 2001 The Recollections of Caroline Depot Road page has been updated and information added by Chuck Caveney and Janet Nash.
September 12, 2001 Dorothy Lord has sent in information on the Pratt Family, detailing nine generations, back to Degory Priest.
September 6, 2001 John W. Walker, Jr. has donated a very interesting article from the Ithaca Journal (dated Oct. 23, 1924) about the Ozmun Farmhouse, now the Rose Inn. It can be found in the Folk Tales section of the site.
August 30, 2001 Lynda Ozinga has sent in a file with all kinds of interesting family connections to Reuben Darling and Frances Hart, among many others. Have a look at this file, as many surnames are mentioned.
August 30, 2001 georgia s. whitson researched and wrote a family history for moses jones, to support her theory about moses being related to mary and tabitha jones. (this article is off-site.)
August 27, 2001 We have new updates for the Hayts and Frear Cemeteries in Ithaca. Sent in by Marion Kobre. Janet Nash has also updated the records for East Lawn Cemetery in Ithaca. Mary Kolodziej updated the records for the Baptist Church Cemetery in West Danby. Harris B. Dates sent in updates to the Lansingville Cemetery.
August 22, 2001 So many people have submitted surnames in the last few weeks. Thanks to everyone who sent them in and I'm sorry it took so long to get them up.
Boyce/Boice - from Stephen M LaBar Sr.; Bryant - from Jason Bryant; Coney - from Vicky Van Ostrand; Dreschner - from Philip Ladd; Dudley - from Cynthia Dudley; Forsyth - from Bill Sharpe; Fortner - from Pamela Ingrody; Givens - from Patricia Warner; Havens - from Sarah E. Benware; Head - from Douglas Bates; Jones - from Georgia Whitson; LeBar/LaBar - from Stephen M LaBar Sr.; Middaugh - from Mary Wilson; Quinn - from Jim Nolan; Rounsevill/Rounseville - from Cheryl Bruno; Smith - from Mary Wilson; Starr - from Renee Arnold; Van Ostrand - from Vicky Van Ostrand; and Van Riper - from Renee Arnold.
August 22, 2001 John Carter Ormsby has donated material about the History of the McLean Baptist Church. Transcribed by Janet Nash.
August 20, 2001 We have updated the Hezakiah English Family in the Genealogies section.
August 20, 2001 Catherine "Kay" Martin has donated the 1860 Census for Groton, and is in the process of transcribing it. The first section is complete.
August 20, 2001 Mary E. Connelly has sent in some updates to Mount Olivet Cemetery and East Lawn Cemetery.
August 20, 2001 We have another family history on the Genealogies main page: The Descendants of Rev. Nathan Peck. Thanks to Lynda & B.J. Ozinga for sending it in.
August 9, 2001 We have completed redone the Genealogies main page, in the hopes the the new format will be easier to read. All genealogies that are offsite are on the Online Resources page (there's a link at the top of the page.)
August 9, 2001 We have a new family history on the Genealogies main page: The Descendants of Timothy and Sarah Hart. Thanks to Lynda & B.J. Ozinga for sending it in.
August 6, 2001 There is a new page in the Military section called Soldiers Buried In Lansingville Cemetery. Isabelle Parish did the research and Janet Nash transcribed the information.
August 2, 2001 Deaths listed in the 1875 Town of Danby Census are now up. Cheryl Hall transcribed and sent in this information.
August 1, 2001 Sandra Clary has sent in updates to Pleasant Grove Cemetery, in Ithaca.
July 31, 2001 Jane Ashby has added the 1830, 1850, and 1860 Census Indexes to her list of lookups. See the Lookups Page.
July 25, 2001 We just added the Third Election District of the 1892 Danby Census. Thank you Cheryl Hall for transcribing these records.
July 20, 2001 We've just added a link on the Cemetery page to Dassance Cemetery, on Chaffee Creek Road in Newfield (offsite.)
July 11, 2001 Cheryl Hall and Sarah (Christofferson) McKane walked the South Hill Cemetery in Ithaca during the summer of 2000 and added a lot of new material to our South Hill records. Cheryl transcribed their records. Thanks to both Cheryl and Sarah.
July 11, 2001 We have completely updated the Where to Write for Information page, and have added several libraries to the list.
July 9, 2001 The Message Boards (queries, obits., bios., deeds, etc.) have been combined into one resource and are now part of There is now a single link on the main page for all the boards. (Use the Advanced Search to search only one type of Board.) While the switch is happening, there may be some bumps in the road. We appreciate your patience while things get straightened out.
June 26, 2001 Many people have written in the last few weeks to register surnames:
Berry - from Judy A. Chladek; Carmer - from Dean Grow; Clement - from Rex Clement; Dassance - from Stephen M (Dassance)-La Bar Sr.; Davenport - from David J. Davenport; Fowles - from Tom Fowles; James - from Linda Ely; Jamison - from Rex Clement; Krum - from Bill Detmers; Middaugh - from Ken Smith; Paige - from Ken Smith; Rogers - from Bill Detmers; Simons - from Rex Clement; Smith - from Ken Smith; and Wanzer/Wanzor - from Jean Kingrey.
June 24, 2001 The Second Election District for the 1892 Danby Census is up. Thanks again to Cheryl Hall for sending this in.
June 24, 2001 Hector, a town in Schuyler County, New York, was actually a part of Tompkins County until 1954. Lynn Stevenson Fisher transcribed the 1820 Census for Hector and sent it in to the NY GenWeb Schuyler County site. We have put a link on the Census page for easy access. Thanks to Linda O'Halloran, Schuyler co., NY Genweb coordinator, for letting us know about it.
June 20, 2001 Mary Lou Bordwell has sent in updates to Willow Glen Cemetery in Dryden. Updates are for Armstrong, Bordwell and Metcalf surnames.
June 11, 2001 Cheryl Hall sent in a file on Union Army Soldiers Who Lived in Danby. Link to it from the Town of Danby page or the Military Resources page.
June 11, 2001 We've updated the information for History of the South Danby M. E. Church, at
June 11, 2001 New link in the Online Resources section: North American Genealogy History, at
May 21, 2001 The 1892 Danby Census, First Election District, donated and transcribed by Cheryl Hall, has been coded and put up on the site. Cheryl has been incredibly busy and we hope to have the rest of her offerings up soon.
May 16, 2001 Lawrence "Beachy" Beach has written an article, Work of Dryden's Forefathers Exposed, about how reconstruction of a road can tell us a lot about the past. Transcribed by Janet Nash.
May 16, 2001 We're grateful to Jennifer Mac Manes for updating the Mac Manes information, and to Darlene Jackson for updating the Lane and Wager information, all in the Lansingville Cemetery.. Also, Lynda Decker Blanford sent in corrections to the Olney family in the Caroline Grove Cemetery.
May 11, 2001 It has come to our attention that the page we had online for the Lansingville Cemetery actually contained information from two different cemeteries: Lansingville and Lake Ridge. We are working hard to correct the records and have plans to walk the cemetery to record headstone inscriptions. In the meantime, have a look at the corrected Lansingville Cemetery page.
May 11, 2001 Tom Herson sent in burial information for Mount Olivet Cemetery which he culled from obituaries. Link from here, or from the Mount Olivet Cemetery page.
May 06, 2001 We've added information about the Trumansburg "Old" Cemetery, which was once on Main Street in Trumansburg, but was moved to the Trumansburg Grove Cemetery. Andy and Ruth Scott donated this material, and Mary Rumsey transcribed it.
  Tompkins County September 2000 through April 2001 Updates
Tompkins County March through September 2000 Updates
Tompkins County January and February 2000 Updates
Tompkins County 1999 Updates

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