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Rhoda ENGLISH Ladd 
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Oregon,Illinois 61061-2232
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The following material has been compiled by Rhoda ENGLISH Ladd and others to help historians and genealogists with Tioga County research. She has generously granted us the right to include her material here. this page is under construction, and over time we will add the materials that Rhoda has collected. Now retired in Illinois, Rhoda is greatly missed in Tioga County where she was a mainstay at the Tioga County Historical Society, but she is still avaialable online or by mail.

Rhoda ENGLISH Ladd, formerly of Wellsboro, dedicated a liefetime to the accumulation of genealogical materials which are available at the Tioga County Historical Society in Robinson house in Wellsboro, PA. Thanks to her efforts and accomplishments, today's researchers in Tioga County have available easily accessible research tools which she compiled. These include several volumes of newspaper clipping abstracts, lists of the cemetery burials in the county, Bible records, census data and much more. These volumes are available in many other libraries as well. At her retirement, she also donated the personal genealogy library that she and her husband, William Ladd ,had accumulated. She presently resides out of state, but I think of her every time I so conveniently walk to my shelves to take down the abundance of material she made available to us. When we research in other counties where such materials are not so easily available, we are reminded how fortunate we are to have had such a committed genealogist in our county. We can now build our research on the foundation she created. Thank you, Rhoda.

ENGLISH - Rhoda English Frisk Ladd, 96, of Oregon, Ill., died Friday, Feb. 27, 2009, at the KSB Hospital in Dixon, Ill. Born Oct. 22, 1912, in Morris, she was the daughter of the late Rudolph and Iva Mae McCracken English. She spent most of her life in Tioga County, moving to Oregon, Ill., to live with her daughter, Donna, in 1995. Rhoda is survived by two daughters, Vera Frisk Rounds of Wellsboro, Donna White of Oregon, Ill.; two brothers, Floyd English of Westfield, Dale (Marguerite) English of Avoca, N.Y.; sisters-in-law, Billie Jean English, Lucille English, both of Westfield, and Jane English of Federal Way, Wash. She was predeceased by husbands, Herbert Frisk, William A. Ladd; sister, Vera English; brothers, James, Arnold, Dick; son-in-law, Harry G. Rounds; and step-daughter, Jackie Richar. In her life-time, she was blessed with eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren. Family and friends were invited to celebrate Rhoda’s life on Saturday, March 7, at 11 a.m. at St. Brides Episcopal Church in Oregon, Ill. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to the Tioga County Historical Society, P.O. Box 724, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. - Mansfield Gazette, March 11, 2009

The following booklet has been compiled by Rhoda English Ladd, Corresponding Secretary and Genealogical Records and Research Chairman of the Tioga County Historical Society, to assist those persons doing Genealogical and Historical Research within the County, pertaining to Court House and Library search within the County of Tioga Pennsylvania

Dedicated to all persons doing family research in Tioga County, Pennsylvania.

Rhoda E. Ladd, 2 Gale Street, Oregon, Illinois 61061



The value of a Genealogical and Historical Research Library, Records Available & samples of Charts

'l'he "Robinson House" Museum, home of The Tioga County Historical Society and the part it plays in Family & Historical Research

Records available for research

Blue Print of your Family Lineage

A Blue Print of your Family Group

Source Records

Research available at the Court House

1. Register's & Recorder's Office

2. Veteran's Administration Office

3. Prothonatary's Office

4. Commissioner's Office

Your responsibility as a Researcher

Tioga County Libraries

Most used references in Tioga County

Important addresses

Genealogical Tips

Genealogist's Vocabulary

Probate Records

Deeds - What to Look For

County Research

Tax Lists

Care & Preservation of Family Records

Cataloguing, Filing, & Writing Family History

Oral History& Tips for Interviewing

Writing a Genealogical Letter

Family Historical Data Sheet

Census Records

Cemeteries located in Tioga County, Pennsylvania

The following material has been added to assist you in your research; types of charts, Addresses, etc.

A Genealogical Researcher

Ancestor Chart

Suggestions for writing personal History

Family albums

Types of charts

Census Records (National Archives)


Research in Tioga County, Pennsylvania

Example of things to remember

Fact Sheet

How to organize your Genealogy for publication by Laird C Towle

Added books for research in Tioga County

Where books can be located "Tioga County Pennsylvania Records"

Added addresses

Veteran's Pension

Lycoming County Genealogical Society

Researchers for Pennsylvania

Subj:  Thank you, Rhoda
Date:  09/18/2004 9:09:25 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Mary Robare)

Dear Rhoda,

I am so deeply grateful to you for all of your work!  I first encountered your transcriptions when I had the Tioga County Historical Society conduct surname searches for me; (I live in Virginia).  Then of course, when I got online about six months ago, I could hardly believe the volume of material available to me -- including so many of your transcriptions --  on Joyce Tice's Tri-Counties Genealogy & History Sites!

I have just found Joyce's webpages  that are devoted to you, and I am learning yet more...

ALL of my ancestors on my Father's side were Tioga County residents.  Even though my grandparents, Damon and Carrie (Wilcox) Holton left the area in the 1930s, they always maintained close ties, even taking us up for visits.  Largely because of your work, I have been able to conduct family research to breadths and depths way beyond my skill level, despite my geographic distance and time constraints.

Most Appreciatively,
Mary HOLTON Robare

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