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Special notice: The ACHS office will be closed during June 2016. July hours to be announced.
- Richburg-Wirt Historical Society to meet July 11, 2016; Speaker-Craig Braack ....more
- Obituaries: Ellen Horan (Andover, 1853-1913); Thankful Witter (Andover, 1841-1913); Polly Reynolds Bartlett (Belmont, 1817-1904)
- History Preservation Roundtable of Allegany County Meeting June 23
- Narrow Gauge Locomotives in Western N.Y. and Pennsylvania
- A History of the Pittsburg, Shawmut and Northern Railroad
- Obituary, Stephen R. Cole (d. 1904)
- Work on B & S Railroad Extension from Wellsville to Buffalo Begins (1904)
- Oil industry: Stillman Well is Shot - Explosion Averted by Bert Harder (1904)
- Bakers Bridge Historical Society, May 2016 Newsletter
- Thelma Rogers/Nathaniel Dyke Museum Newsletter, May 2016
- Obituaries: Cecilia Gillen, 1821-1912, of Andover; Anna Kilbane Patten, 1835-1912, of Andover;
- and Caroline Clarke Greene, 1823-1912, of Independence.
- Cuba's First Circus -- about 1839; Showmen versus Lumbermen - Broken Tents and Noses!!
- "Houghton Institute is A Fixed Fact"; & Renaming Houghton from Houghton Creek; Angelica Republican & republished by Allegany County Democrat Newspapers
- A 1910 overview of the Erie Railroad, from a financial writer and railroad expert
- Belmont's Telephone System in 1902
- Big Trees of Allegany County (NY) -Town of Alma
- Tales of cider and ipecac in the local politics of 1840-44, written by historian J. S. Minard
- Nathaniel Dike, Summary History
- Obituary, Luman H. Scoville, co-founder of Scoville, Brown & Co., who died in 1902
- Obituary, Dr. William H. Loughhead, of Andover, who died in 1912
- Reminiscences of Morris S. Chase, octogenarian Supervisor of the Town of Independence, from a 1902 newspaper
- Trains Crash--Two Are Dead 1912 Crash on the PS&N RR - Allegany County, Friendship
- A description of an 1851 issue of the Allegany County Advocate
- Obituaries added for James Guinn d.1912, of Andover; Judge Harlan Swift, d.1910, born in Cuba; J. Raymond Wellman, d.1881, of Friendship; Melvin Horner, d. 1910, of Belmont, and C. L. Slafter, d.1913, of Belmont.
- Two new articles on the Genesee Valley Canal Railroad
- Richburg-Wirt Historical Society Meeting Notice
- MARCH MEETING - History Preservation Roundtable of Allegany County Notice
- Bob Nolan, star athlete at Wellsville Central School 1935, died before graduation with class of 1936; Photo available free to interested family.
- Andover Unknown Burial Cemeteries; Died in Andover, but, unknown where buried
- History of Elm Valley (revised)
- Just published--NAME INDEX TO ACCOMPANY "History of Allegany County, NY 1806-1879; Updated transcription of Robert French Index
- Large Oil Gusher in Richburg (1881)
- Passing through Hallsport, N.Y.
- Report to Allegany County Board of Supervisors on conditions at County Poor House and needed repairs (1880)
- The First Airplane Flight Over Allegany County (1911)
- Cornelia Stone of Cuba, N.Y., marries Governor-elect Porter of Indiana (1881)
- Deaths at Allegany County Home, 1904-1920; parial listing from newspapers articles
- Lynch-McCormick Farm, Andover NY-History........ pictures added
- Dewey H. Pinney retires from Alma Station, Empire Gas & Fuel
- A Brief History of both EMPIRE GAS & FUEL COMPANY, LTD., and BRADLEY PRODUCING CORPORATION. CLICK HERE
- What was the Boandga Club? An answer in story form from local Oil & Gas Newsletter of Employees.
- An 1850 Letter from Sophia Moore of Rushford
- The Genesee Country Village and Museum, in Mumford
- Our County Muddle: Allegany County Politics in 1881
- Obituaries: Judson Jacobs (Independence, d.1912); Levi J.F. Adams (Andover, 1833-1912); Bryan Patten (Andover, 1828-1912); Hannah Williams (Stannards, 1826-1910)
- Updated: The History of the Andover Fire Department
- Updated information on Andover veterans: All Veterans Buried in Andover; Andover Men and Women in All Wars; Andover Peace Time Veterans; Andover Civil War Veterans; Andover Civil War Veterans in Depth; Andover Grenada & Lebanon War Veterans; Andover Panama War Veterans; Andover Korean War Veterans; Andover Vietnam Deaths; Andover World War II Veterans
- New Andover Cemetery added: McCormick Cemetery
- Andover Cemeteries Updated: St. Johns Cemetery, Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Valley Brook Cemetery, Hillside Cemetery
- 1950 Octagon Baseball League Schedule
- Dozens of photos of headstones at Palmer Cemetery in Scio have been added to our Gallery, with our thanks to Bob Heavener.
- Many photos from Amy Burgett have been added to our Gallery's Cemetery sections, including Alfred Rural Cemetery, Hillside Cemetery (Andover), Stannards Cemetery (Willing), Yorks Corners Cemetery (Willing), and Rockville aka Irish Cemetery (Belfast)
- Nancy Howe Auditorium January Presentations
- A history of Friendship's Morse & Rices' barrel and box factory, and their hardware store, which also sold an assortment of cheese factory equipment (1880)
- Andover Methodist Episcopal Church Celebrates 70 Years (1910)
- Obituary, Julia (Langdon) Barber, formerly of Belmont, and widow of Amzi Barber, known as the "Asphalt King" (1911)
- Practicing physicians in Allegany County in 1880
- Obituary: John Vorhees, who lost three sons in the Civil War
- Wages of the Erie Railroad, 1880
- Obituaries: Harriet (Davis) Baxter (Mrs. James Baxter); Bernard Brady
- Belfast Celebration Includes John L. Sullivan, William Muldoon, Ex Gov. William Sulzer (1914)
- Belmont High School Commencement (1911)
- Andover Woolen Factory - A short history...
- Plans for a County Highway System (1912)
- Obituary for Lester Dyke, apparently a grandson of Nathaniel Dyke
- Biographical information on James Baxter, founder of the Baxter Academy of Music, in Friendship.
- Obituary: Catherine A. Halbert
- Former President Theodore Roosevelt Speaks in Wellsville (1910)
- Recollections of Kelloggville, Rush Creek and East Rushford
- Obituaries: Helen Josephine White Gilbert, and Jennie Litchard Gilbert
- Suffrage: Annual County Convention of Political Equality Clubs Meets in Richburg (1911)
- Another Trip Among Early Records of Allegany County (1880)
- Belmont High School Commencement (1910)
- Group Formed for Electric Trolley from Wellsville to Bolivar (1910)
- Obituary for John E. Middaugh, of Belmont, who died in 1910. Capt. Middaugh was a veteran of the Civil War.
- The new First National Bank building opens its doors in Wellsville (1906). This building still stands on the southwest corner of Main and Madison, in Wellsville.
- Workmen Test Banks of Caneadea Gorge for Dam Foundation (Rushford)
- East Rushford Sinks into Oblivion Behind Big Dam
- Obituary, Mrs. Charles L. Metcalf, of Rushford
- A history of mills in Rushford
- Cornerstone Laid at New Village Hall in Belmont, 1910
- County Conclave of Suffragists Meets in Andover (1910)
- Those Who Served in the Korean Conflict (Rushford)
- Nancy Howe Auditorium Scheduled Events - October thru December 2015
- An account of declining population of East Rushford, and Two Poems prompted by the decline
- Early County History: Among the Archives of the County Clerk (1880)
- Friendship's Early History: Among the Archives of the County Clerk (1880)
- The First Telephones in Friendship (1880)
- Rush Creek Wesleyan Church Sold & Abandoned (1926)
- History Preservation Roundtable of Allegany County Meeting October 22
- Rushford Celebrates Its Semi-Centennial (1859)
- Those Who Served in World War II (Rushford, N.Y.)
- Those Who Served in World War I (Rushford, N.Y.)
- Interesting Manuscript Was Found; Original Rushford History read in 1859 at "Semicentennial" and reprinted in 1917
- The First Burying Ground in Rushford--History written June 1918 by Helen White Gilbert
- ACHS Meeting, Public Welcome; more.......
- Soldiers of the Civil War (Rushford, N.Y.)
- Soldiers of the Revolutionary War buried in Rushford
- Soldiers of the War of 1812, buried in Rushford
- The Flood of 1864, in Rushford
- 1915, 1916, 1917 Reports of Town Clerk, Town of Rushford, N.Y.: Births, Marriages, Deaths
- Logging Industry Thrives in Rushford (1917)
- Wellsville's Madison Street Bridge Nears Completion (1900)
- Belmont High School Commencement ( 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909)
- Excavators unearth planks from the Angelica-Rushford (N.Y.) plank road (1915).
- Carlton Gordon opens auto repair garage in Rushford (1915)
- A Relic of Rushford. School Register found, reports many names of early settlers.
- Allegany's Population - 1900; Report of numbers for Allegany County Population with gains/losses in each Town since 1890
- 1886-1887-1888-1889-1890 Reports of Rushford Historian; Births, Deaths, Marriages