Historical Sleuthing

If you would like research assistance from the Corry Area Historical Society, please write to us at: 945 Mead Avenue Corry, PA 16407 using the form attached below or use the online form. Please provide as much information as possible. Use a new form for each person, place, event, or item. Please allow 3 to 4 weeks for results. The more information that you can provide will improve results. Please strongly consider making a donation for research. Volunteers work diligently to provide accurate and timely information on behalf of the Historical Society.

Corry Area Historical Society - RESEARCH REQUEST FORM - Mail paper form

Corry Area Historical Society - RESEARCH REQUEST FORM - Online form


Genealogy

Union City Public Library - Cemetery and genealogy information is available.

Bliley Family History Site - "This is your connection to Blileys of the past and present."

Erie County Genealogy Home Page - As a participant in the USGenWeb Project, this page is dedicated to the advancement of genealogical research pertaining specifically to those with ancestral connections from Erie County.

Pennsylvania Vital Records Information - This page contains information about where to obtain Pennsylvania vital records. See the guidelines for information on how to order vital records. The information on these pages is constantly being updated with information obtained from other genealogists.

Meerdink Family - Word document relating to local family.

Genealogy Forum - Pennsylvania Genealogical Resources


Military

www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm

www.digitalarchives.state.pa.us/archive.asp

www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm

gravelocator.cem.va.gov/

www.archives.nysed.gov/a/research/res_topics_mi_civilwar_dbintro.shtml

Birth/Death Vital Records

https://www.phmc.pa.gov/Archives/Research-Online/Pages/Vital-Statistics.aspx?fbclid=IwAR3SpfyAvvsGcpymI-C5gPQRGXfb7zICSVJbIfZJilSgk6rd6rODKE5XZlQ

https://www.phmc.pa.gov/Archives/Research-Online/Pages/default.aspx


Maps

http://www.eriebuildings.info/search.php

www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paerie

www.ancestortracks.com

www.glorecords.blm.gov

www.pa-genealogy.net

www.cyndislist.com/maps/google-earthhttp://www.cyndislist.com/maps/google-earth/

www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paerie/oldmaps.htm

http://www.mapsofpa.com/article11.htm

https://www.loc.gov/item/73694522/ - 1870 Map of Corry

https://www.loc.gov/item/73693126/ - 1885 Map of Corry

http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/US/12422/Columbus/Warren+County+1878/Pennsylvania/ $ but interesting

https://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~231556~5508933:Lower-Sheffield,-Warren-County,-Pen


Pictures

www.deadfred.com $

bluefive.pair.com/pixresizer.htm

bytescout.com/products/enduser/watermarking/watermarking.html

Photo Formats

Gimp - Photoshop free alternative

Cemeteries

www.findagrave.com

www.interment.net

Newspapers, Books, Periodicals

fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html

www.newspapers.com

newspaperarchive.com

dp.la

nyshistoricnewspapers.org/

Google (www.google.com/patents) offers the ability to search through 7 million patents.

www.google.com/patents

Sample1 - Improvement in furniture-springs by J. H. Dustan & D. W. Akin (Spartansburg, PA)

Sample 2 - Improvement in fences 1873 by George Albro (Columbus, PA)

Sample 3 - Improvement in swings 1873 by Homer J. Blakeslee (Concord Township, PA)

Sample 4 - Improvement in machines for drilling metal 1875 by James S. Schoonovee (Corry, PA)

Sample 5 - Improvement in harvesters 1869 by George W. N. Yost (Corry, PA)

books.google.com

Sample 1 - Record of Pennsylvania volunteers in the Spanish-American War, 1898 by the Pennsylvania Adjutant-General's Office (Over 50 area volunteers)

Sample 2 - The steam user: a book of instruction by Cliff White p. 65 (Climax Engine)

Sample 3 - Colonels in blue:Union Army colonels of the Civil War by Roger D. Hunt p. 32 (George H. Bemus)

Internet

www.familysearch.org

Better Searches - Better Results

www.rootsweb.ancestry.com

www.genealogy.com

DNA

www.familytreedna.com

genographic.nationalgeographic.com

dna.ancestry.com

www.genetichomeland.com

Genes offer a deeper peek into our ancestry


Archives

www.archives.upenn.edu

www.si.edu

www.loc.gov

archive.org