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NOTE: JULY & AUGUST-- DAVID A HOWE PUBLIC LIBRARY CLOSES ON SATURDAYS; THEREFORE, OUR OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED ON SATURDAYS DURING JULY THROUGH LABOR DAY!
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- A Guide to Searching Land Title Filings for Allegany County NY Online! Easy steps to tackle the online digital files of the LDS website which has the Allegany County Courthouse records for land purchases starting in 1806.
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- Enjoy great music, food, and local history activities at Angelica Heritage Days, August 2 & 3
- Historian Roundtable July Meeting Notice
- An oyster supper for the Scio Cornet Band took an unexpected turn in 1877. Contributed by Craig Braack.
- Photo of log cabin in Birdsall, N.Y., late 1800's, contributed by Craig Braack.
- Ricburg/Wirt Historical Society, June Newsletter
- FORD EASTON BOOK TO BE RELEASED- "STOCK CAR RACING IN THE '50s" special event dates: July 30 & 31
- CUBA LAKE RACEWAY REUNION LUNCHEON 12th ANNUAL INVITATION NOTICE
- Reuben Hills moves his saddlery to Cuba, N.Y., 1850. Clipping contributed by Craig Braack.
- The Stoppage of the Operation of Lackawanna & Pittsburg Railroad
- Richburg-Wirt Historical Society - Strawberry Festival slated & Details on Next Meeting.....more
- In the late 1920s, the extended families of Lewis and Bettie Hayes Witter held a family picnic at Shady Glen, a park in the Alma area. Lewis Witter had been a Town Supervisor of Willing, N.Y., as had his father, Daniel. Lewis and Bettie's children and grandchildren attended the picnic, as did many members of Bettie's extended family. These included siblings of George (Gabby) Hayes, and Morrison Hayes (Morrison had been killed in France during World War I.) We've included a group photo of those attending the Witter-Hayes picnic.
- On July 19, 1918, Morrison Hayes, 22, was killed in action in France. In February, 1920, the Morrison Hayes, Post No. 702, of the American Legion was organized, named in Morrison’s honor. Our new page dedicated to Morrison Hayes includes a letter written by Morrison shortly before he was killed.
- June Newsletter - Thelma Rogers Genealogical & Historical Society, Wellsville
- Civil War Letters of Levi and Marvin Green. Levi and Marvin were from the Willing/Wellsville area, and were enlisted in the 130th NYV/1st NY Dragoons. Our thanks to Garland Green for transcribing the letters.
- Reprint of cute story (Historical) of Early Allegany County Schools in Almond; contributed by viewer......
- Richburg-Wirt Historical Society - Meeting on June 2, 2014, will feature Craig Braack, speaking on “The Evolution of Transportation in Western New York”
- 2014 May Newsletter - Bakers Bridge Historical Association
- From 1954 Olean Times Herald Sesqui-Centennial edition, "O.P.Taylor, Father of Allegany Field, Had Disappointments Before Successful Completion "
- MAY NEWSLETTER - Thelma Rogers Genealogical & Historical Society, Wellsville
- Almond Historical Society Newsletter, 2014, Issue Two (April-June).
- Month of MAY EVENTS in Nancy Howe Auditorium, David A. Howe Public Library, Wellsville
- A Facebook Page to "Miss Daisy", Friendship NY Steamer-Pumper and one of the County's best "Goodwill Ambassadors" we could have. Check out the pictures and stories!
- Photographs of members of the BLANCHARD & POST Families, passed down through the family of Edwin Blanchard, in our Gallery
- WHERE DID THE MILLSTONE COME FROM? A BELFAST UNKNOWN?
- The Howell, Mees, and Charles Families, photos and clippings, contributed by Roxann Dehlin.
- Our "Collections Management Policy" is publicly available at "About Us"
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