|Bradford County PA
|Chemung County NY
|Tioga County PA
Tri-Counties Genealogy &
History by Joyce M. Tice
This Month's Library Additions
at Tri-Counties Site
01 August 2013 Month 205
Year on the Internet
By using the sidebar links on the What's New Pages, you can link to any
other place on this massive site. This is our SITE MAP. Be sure you know
how to use them . It will save you a lot of time and make the site much
more efficient for you to use. It will also guide you to resources you
may have overlooked even if you have used the site for many years. Subject
links on the left and Township links on the right.
Site Map By Subject in Left Bar
Site Map by Place in Right Bar
Here is a PICO Search Engine for you to
use. -Discontinued - See Current page for replacement.
January 2013 Tri-Counties
Site Established August 1996
Project - Thousands of books to read online or download free.
||New Page or Event
||Partitioned Search Engine for users of the
What's New Page Reindexed with 17669 pages
||Explanation of what you can find in the various
PICO indexed partitions of the site. How to limit your search to something
||REMINDER - Please remain aware of the restrictions
on posting our work on commercial sites that has been in effect
since the site began in 1996. We are finding many violations of this, whole
pages copied and pasted with no source citation or permission.These violations
are usually from people who have never bothered to thank us or donate to
the site's expenses. We publish it here free and available 24/7
anywhere in the world. There is no advantage to posting it on sites where
people have to pay to see our free gift. It separates us from the people
we help and diminshes the returns we get in exchange for our own projects.
I have already had to curtail publishing many pictures I intended to. They
show up without my name on them all over the place. They are not public
property. We want to continue to develop this site in a trusting and honest
environment without being slave labor to commercial sites. If that is not
possible, we will have to find other ways to share our work. Be moral.
||I have created a Tri-Counties Facebook Group page that you are
welcome to join. Limit subjects to history related material. http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=308807939790
||Happy New Year
||Clippings page 556 - 1892 Tioga
||Clippings page 557 - 1892 Tioga
County Obits part Four
||Clippings page 558 - 1892 Tioga
County Obits part Five
||Clippings page 565 - 1892 Marriages
||Clippings page 566 - 1892 Marriages/Divorces
||Survey of Cemeteries in Town
of Catlin by Mark Claypool
|15 DEC 2012
||I have to bring to your attention a very difficult situation and ask
your help in resolving it. As you know my volunteers and I have spent sixteen
years gathering information for you and publishing it in good faith that
the work and the workers would be respected and treated fairly. In the
past three/four years or so, our site and many others like it have become
victims of people claiming our work as their own and publishing it on findagrave
as their own work, with no permission of the producers and no citation
of the source. Just in October and November of this year a findagrave submitter
copied as many as 150,000 records from our site to his page as his own
work. He has about 772,000 records to his name, so our site is not the
only one he has raided. He has even commented on his page about the work
it is to track down all these lists and links. We have another example
of a Tri-Counties volunteer spending a YEAR on one large cemetery. We published
it and within a month it was on findagrave under someone else's name. Coincidence?
I don't think so. If someone else wants to spend the time and effort to
read cemeteries as we have, they can do so, but it is not correct to piggy-back
on our work in this massive way.
I have notified findagrave of these violations and they have
ignored my emails and letters. They have a policy of fair use, but they
are not enforcing ethical standards within their submitter base. I have
never prohibited fair use of our work, but copying thousands of records,
whole cemetery listings that we have invested our time, effort and money
into producing is way outside the bounds of fair use and there is no way
it can be called ethical or respectful to those of us who have done this
for the genealogical community. We have other listings ready to publish,
but we can not do it in this free-for-all frenzy of take whatever you want
and call it your own environment. Until we can instill upon the findagrave
administration some semblance of control on their submitters, we are disabled.
I know that some of you think findagrave is just the greatest thing,
but you need to know that even they have to adhere to the same ethics,
scholarship, and business etiquette that keep all of us involved in a fair
way. One of our guests stumbled on the 772,000 individual and recognized
what he had done immediately. He brought him to task on his page and his
note was removed right away. This person does not want his followers to
know that he is not operating in a reasonable or fair way. He believes
he is doing a good thing. He is making himself a superhero on our backs.
One of my volunteers said, "I'm out there sweating in the cemetery, and
they're thanking him!!"
We are wounded, we are devastated, and we can't work in this environment
until some control is established. You can help by sending an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org and to Jim Tipton, founder, at Jim@findagrave.com to
let them know that you protest the unethical practices of some of these
aggressive harvesters of the work of others. Please also copy me at Joycetice@aol.com
so I can see what kind of support we are getting from the hundreds of people
who have used and relied on this site for its many years . I can
think of no way to justify putting one's own name on the work of others.
I think that only through the court of public opinion can we make the severity
of this offense clear to them. They are damaging their own credibility
and reputation by not taking action. These violations were not, I believe,
what they intended when they gave people a chance to memorialize their
||Update on Exaggeration Postcards
of A. S. Johnson, Jr.
||Organizers have created an exciting new event to chase away the winter
blues – Winter Fest. The event will consist of a historic trolley
ride, retracing the approximate route of the Athens, Sayre, and Waverly
Traction Company trolley, and admission to both the Tioga Point Museum
and the Sayre Historical Society. Riders will be entertained by a
historically dressed guide reminiscing about the history of the valley
and highlighting points of historical interest along the way.
Winter Fest is scheduled for January 26 with a “snow-day” of Feb. 9.
The trolley will depart the Tioga Point Museum on the ½ hour, meandering
along the original trolley route to the Sayre Historical Society’s Train
Station. There passengers will depart the trolley and visit the Sayre
museum for approximately 50 minutes. When the next trolley arrives,
the current passengers will disembark and the previous passengers will
make the return trip to the Tioga Point Museum. Participants will
be invited to spend as much time as they like at each museum until the
event ends at 4:00 PM. Tickets will be sold for specific trolley
times, there are 20 tickets available for each trip, and are $15 each.
Tickets are available by calling or stopping by the Tioga Point Museum.
Call 570-888-7225 on Tuesday and Thursday noon – 8:00 PM, other times leave
This event benefits the Tioga Point Museum and the Sayre Historical
J. Kelsey Jones
||Partitioned Search Engine for users of the
What's New Page Reindexed with 17678 pages
||Graves Family Reunion papers
||This is the start of our EIGHTEENTH year on the Internet. Site
founded August 1996. Seventeen years completed - how many more?
||Read about Joyce
and the New History Center in Mountain Home Magazine this month.
Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA
Your Tri-Counties site is terrific, and often the best source for obscure
pictures and information about the small towns that dot Tioga & Bradford
PennDOT has historic county maps online here:
Historic county maps that may interest you are
Route numbers changed often and alignments shifted as the Department
upgraded roads, and these maps help verify locations of schools, churches,
Matt Hamel, Regional Historian
PennDOT Districts 2-0, 3-0 & 4-0
I also remembered an additional source of historic maps that would also
include NY: http://historical.mytopo.com/
For example, here’s a 1902 map showing Lawrence Twp. in Tioga County
and others south: