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Name: Pam smith <ppasmith@verizon.net>
Date: 2014-11-06
How I found this page googled "tompkins history"
What I like best about it friendly
Comments:
I am working on Patriot John Welch genealogy for DAR application. I have his genealogy and would be happy to submit to your organization. I am contacting you to see if you would have marriage record for groom John Welch and bride Mary Clute, between 1780-1788? They have a daughter Martha who marries John Crispell about 1815. John Welch has reportly immigrated from Wales circa 1770.
Any assistance is appreciated, regards,Pam Smith

 

Name: oksana fish <oksana.fish@yahoo.com>
Date: 2014-06-01
How I found this page searching
What I would like to see added how to contact people
Comments:
I just wanted to write a thank you note to whoever takes such wonderful care of our cemetery. My husbands dad was buried in Cayuga heights and their cemetery is NOT taken care of at all so seeing willow glen being up kept makes me apretiate whoever takes the time to do that...... but I don't know how to get in touch with them.
 

Name: Virginia A. Frisone <gnfris@yahoo.com>
Date: 2014-03-31
How I found this page looking for a relative in Ithaca
What I would like to see added death index
Comments:
I can't seem to find any help looking for a death in 1956/57. I have no date so it makes it hard for anyone to look for the information. I had a 10 year search done for a death record but no results found. She had children living there but all deceased or moved out of state. Is there some way to locate lost people? Her name was Sarah Horton Hollenbeck Laplane. In later years she went by Mrs. Sarah Hollenbeck, last address in 1956 city directory was 628 Old Spencer Rd. Thanks for listening. Virginia Frisone
 

Name: Virginia Frisone <gnfris@yahoo.com>
Date: 2013-12-20
How I found this page Tompkins Co. web
Comments:
Would like to get in touch with Jessica Hall for Ithaca information. Virginia Frisone
 

Name: Helen Cortright Mertz <flmama41@msn.com>
Date: 2013-09-04
How I found this page Gen Web Project
What I like best about it comprehensive
Comments:
Tompkins County has the easiest to use website. And the largest selection of information of any state or county site I have been on. Your volunteers should be very proud of their efforts. I thank you. I will be visiting Tompkins, Chemung and Sullivan Counties in the coming week. I hope I glean at least as much information as I have from this site.
 

Name: Delayne <ddkodi@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-09-26
How I found this page US GenWeb
What I like best about it A lot of information
What I would like to see added more pictures of early to mid 1800's
Comments:
Research my Roat family
 

Name: Clare G. Wiedmaier Jr <millstone7@verizon.net>
Date: 2012-07-21
How I found this page surfed
What I like best about it family info
What I would like to see added more on my family
Comments:
I have additional info on the Wiedmaier, German, Roe, Dodge family from Dryden and Ithaca area. cell 301-793-4382
 

Name: Nancy Clemens <Nancy@NancyClemens.net>
Date: 2012-07-06
How I found this page googled Tompkins County
What I like best about it don't know yet; have just begun to explore
What I would like to see added just keep doing what you're doing
Comments:
In preparation for making a trip to Tompkins County for genealogical purposes in the near future, I googled it and was thrilled to have your website appear. I am hoping your surname bulletin board will produce some results. Wanted to do as much preparation before the trip as possible. Thanks for all your efforts.
 

Name: Gayle Noga <gaylemarie@ldspreparedness.com>
Date: 2012-04-09
How I found this page usgenweb link
What I like best about it ease of use
What I would like to see added more newspaper extractions
Comments:
great site, and very informative. I found lots of family information and that helped lead me to more leads. Keep up the great work.

 

Name: Beth Hill <bohemianbeth@ymail.com>
Date: 2012-04-08
How I found this page Referred by a friend
What I like best about it Easy to search
Comments:
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I've been able to find information on my ancestors. I appreciate all the work you've done. Great job.
 

Name: Alisha DeChellis <brazen_25_69@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-01-10
How I found this page search engine
What I like best about it hoe organized it is
Comments:
Thank you, i was able to find some valuable information
 

Name: Stacey Foote <staceyfoote@verizon.net>
Date: 2011-08-18
How I found this page Regular visitor for 10 years
What I like best about it Well organized and always growing
What I would like to see added Not sure
Comments:
I last signed the guest book 10 years ago and figured it's time to update my email. Would love to contact others researching the Leonard, Evans, and associated families from Caroline. I already found one cousin here! Many thanks to all the volunteers!
 

Name: Sally Darby Sauer <sads@skybeam.com>
Date: 2011-08-18
How I found this page Googled "Tompkins County NY"
What I like best about it Very search friendly
What I would like to see added more info on wills
Comments:
Thank you to everyone who has taken their time and energy to produce this site. You're appreciated.
Searching family names "Teeter", "North" and "Cranson" all who lived in and around Tompkins County in late 1700's into the 1800's. Many moved on to Michigan from there.

 

Name: Linda S Smith <smithlpsmith@verizon.net>
Date: 2011-07-08
What I would like to see added more wills, obits and m. records
Comments:
I am searching Rebecca Odell dau of Jonathan and possibly Catherine Terwilliger. Jonathans pension papers mention wife Catherine, childre, Rebecca Odell Kellogg, Alexander M. , James, Jonathan J. and Jane Odell Baldwin, and Nathaniel Odell. I need confirmation of wife Catherine and Jonathans parents. Can you help? Thanks
 

Name: Kathleen Smith <platois@aol.com>
Date: 2011-07-05
How I found this page googled Thompkins County
What I like best about it easy to use
What I would like to see added more bible records
Comments:
Please let Cheryl Hall know how much I appreciated her work on the 1825 Census of Danby 1825. It was such a pleasure to be able to easily read the information. The extra notes were very helpful too.

Thank you,
Kathleen Smith

 

Name: Gerald Minturn <ezminca@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-03-27
How I found this page Google search for Lansingville Cemetery
What I like best about it Continued expansion and updating
What I would like to see added Have to think about that. Perhaps a single list of names in cemeteries with reference to cemetery
Comments:
How does one submit changes and/or pictures of headstones in the listing for the Lansingville Cemetery? Also the same for the Pine Hill Cemetery
 

Name: Sally Breen <sallybreen@roadrunner.com>
Date: 2011-01-08
How I found this page reading a book about Family Tree Maker
What I like best about it I'm new, I'll have to let you know later
Comments:
I'm hoping that I can share what I have on my Breen family and learn from others who may have more information.
 

Name: Bradley Smith <bms0345@pacbell.net>
Date: 2010-12-25
How I found this page Google Search
What I like best about it Cemetery listings
Comments:
I hope that I can add info that I've learned to help improve the accuracy and completeness of some of the Asbury Cemetery Records. I've contacted the coordinator.
 

Name: Linda S. Smith <smithlpsmith@verizon.net>
Date: 2010-12-15
How I found this page looking for Kellogg info
What I like best about it not sure
What I would like to see added more wills, obits, m. records
Comments:
On the whole, a great site. Keep coming back to seek more Kellogg/O'Dell info. Maybe sometime I'll hit paydirt.
 

Name: Ann Townsend <ann.townsend@earthlink.net>
Date: 2010-10-21
How I found this page googling around
What I like best about it excellent index, amazing amount of info
What I would like to see added Ithaca city directories 1880s on
Comments:
This web site has been an incredibly rich resource for my research on the Leonard and Reed families in Caroline. I can't thank you enough.
 

Name: Linda S. Smith <smithlpsmith@verizon.net>
Date: 2010-09-05
What I would like to see added more marriage and death info
Comments:
I have been to this site many times over the past few years. However, I have been unable to find the parents of Stephen Kellogg b abt 1799 d 3-13-1848 in Groton, Tompkins Co., New York or possibly Dryden, Tompkins Co., NY He was m. to Rebecca Odell (Odle) Possible that his father was Stephen and his mother Thankful, but need proof. Can you help?
 

Name: Karen Peterson <tome48woman@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-08-01
How I found this page internet search for tompkins cty.
What I like best about it easy to use
Comments:
I am looking for William Piper, who married Mary Hopkins. I have a birthdate for William of 29 SEP 1812 in Tompkins. William died in 1871 in Iowa.
Mary was born on 18 APR 1817 Tompkins, New York. She died in 1901 in Watkins Glen, N.Y.
The had a large family including Frances C. Piper. Any info will be appreciated.

 

Name: Cindy Christian <cindymchristian@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-07-21
How I found this page google
What I like best about it The wealth of info was helpful.
What I would like to see added More photos would be nice. I have one that I would like to share.
Comments:
In researching my mother's family(her gg-grandmother, Sarah Elizabeth "Sadie" French)had been difficult to work on at a distance. I am so thankful for the info re:Cyrus French(her father)and her siblings. My sisters and I plan to make a trip to Tompkins/Tioga counties next summer to walk where our ancestors have walked. The picture mentioned is of Sarah French ~1915.Please contact me if you would like a copy.
 

Name: Norman E. Wheeler, Sr. <nwheeler1@twcny.rr.com>
Date: 2010-06-26
What I would like to see added More accurate military information
Comments:
I am currently searching, recording both written & photographic information of all military person who have either were born, lived or died in Lansing. That is for all wars since the Revolutionary War to the War in Iraq & Afghanistan.
 

Name: CHARLYNE LYNK <c.lynk@comcast.net>
Date: 2010-06-26
How I found this page Doing research on the Carpenter family
What I would like to see added info on the Ithaca orphanage
Comments:
The Carpenter family lived in Ithaca & Newfield area all there lives but I can not find anything on them. The search engine is not working so that makes it a little hard too.
Charlyne

 

Name: Helen Mertz <flmama41@msn.com>
Date: 2010-04-05
How I found this page searching US GenWeb project
What I like best about it easy to use
What I would like to see added more of the same
Comments:
I have tried to use sites in many states including other areas of NY. Tompkins county is by far the best.
 

Name: Dorothy Strand Gorman <kcra2005@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-04-01
Comments:
Great uncle Thomas Thompson is mine!
 

Name: Diane Taber <dmtaber@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-03-29
How I found this page USGenWeb
What I like best about it the new additions
What I would like to see added Church REcords from Caroline
Comments:
I am always interested in Tompkins county and the town of Caroline. I visited once in the 1980's and met with Prudence Mix. Found several records on that visit. Always checking back for more!
 

Name: clare G. Wiedmaier Jr. <millstone7@verizon.net>
Date: 2010-03-28
How I found this page surfing
What I like best about it alot of family info
What I would like to see added continue to add more info
Comments:
I have info on the Wiedmaier, German, Dodge, Roe family's and more. From the 1800's to the 2010 years.
 

Name: Clare G. Wiedmaier Jr. <millstone7@verizon.net>
Date: 2010-03-14
How I found this page surfing
What I like best about it info on family
What I would like to see added more info
Comments:
If anyone needs info on the Roe,German,Dodge,Wiedmaier family's please contact me.
 

Name: Michele <moonlightgiftshoppe@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-03-10
How I found this page search
What I like best about it information in general
Comments:
I am looking for my mothers side of the family. So many names of women get lost.
Her name was Betty Jane Guiles. Now deceased. Her father Charles Guiles and mother Carry/Carrie Tomkins/Thompkins.

 

Name: Roseann Maul <roseann930@comcast,net>
Date: 2010-02-12
How I found this page surfing the internet
What I like best about it WOW everthing
What I would like to see added more info for genealogy
Comments:
This is the best site I have ever visited. I would like to thank everyone who contributed to this site, It was awesome
Roseann

 

Name: Bryan P. Bradford <bryan_bradford2003@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-01-20
How I found this page searching the web
What I like best about it cemetery records
Comments:
your site helped me a lot. i found my gr,gr,great grandparents (Robert and Mary Trotter) who are buried in the Rolfe Cemetery.

 

Name: Rob in East IA <rp79mbox@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-12-08
Comments:
Easy to navigate your resources and thanks for compilating this information.
 

Name: joseph r. morrison <morrison5888@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-12-02
Comments:
lived in n.lansing until 1966 was just curious
 

Name: Marion G. Ike <ikems@comcast.net>
Date: 2009-11-04
How I found this page was told by a relative
What I like best about it All of it
Comments:
I sure am enjoying all of the site. I have been doing family research and quite a lot of information is in
Tompkins County. Thank you for all the work you have done.

 

Name: Marion G. Ike <ikems@comcast.net>
Date: 2009-08-29
How I found this page Through a friend
What I like best about it Finding information that I have been looking for a long time
Comments:
I am in the Roe family, but only part of what is written pertains to me, but I got some information that I needed from this one. Thank you
 

Name: Sandra M. Smith <smitty33616@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-06-30
How I found this page web search
What I like best about it helpful attatude of people in the county
What I would like to see added more death records or newspaper obituaries.
Comments:
I want to thank Karen Dickson for all her help with my family search.
 

Name: SALLY TIMM <saf58inks@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-04-06
How I found this page Google search
What I like best about it easy to navigate
Comments:
This is one of the best site I have come across in my family history research. Nice job!
 

Name: Ron Cochran <ohioron@att.net>
Date: 2009-04-02
How I found this page Looking for University information.
What I like best about it Clear and concise
What I would like to see added Looks ok the way it is...
Comments:
i am looking for a volunteer to locate information in a collection at Cornell University.
 

Name: Gayle Noga <gmnoga@gmail.com>
Date: 2009-03-15
How I found this page US Gen WEb
What I like best about it It's one of the most complete sites available
What I would like to see added More Wills, obits or helps from old newspaper articles
Comments:
Great Site and I love the ease of use. Any way to get abstacts from newspapers about daily life? I always like to add information about daily life, news, companies starting, or closing, what was life like.

Thanks so very much for everything your volunteers do.


 

Name: Donald B Smith <dsmit22@twcny.rr.com>
Date: 2009-03-08
How I found this page Elisa Gutchess
What I like best about it History of Tompkins County
Comments:
I noticed that the bridle road was listed as the 1st road in Tompkins County. I think it was the second road and that the first road was from Virgil ( Cortland County ) to Lansing.


























































































































virgal

 

Name: Mel Reininger <grits56@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-02-01
How I found this page Surfing the Web
What I like best about it Cozy web design-loved it! Everything works well.
What I would like to see added Stuff about my ancestors.
Comments:
I'm researching the family of Richard Sears and Susan GILBERT. Susan Gilbert may have been born in Dryden, Tompkins, New York. One of their daughters was Celia M. Sears. She married Zephaniah C. Hoagland. She's my link to them. Was hoping to find information about them on your site since my sources pointed me in this direction.
 

Name: Carol Ouellette <owllet@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-01-28
How I found this page Cyndi's list
What I like best about it How well up to date it is
Comments:
You have done a lot of work on this and I am very appreciative. I found information that I couldn't find anywhere else unless I had been in the area.

Thanks,
Carol Ouellette

 

Name: F. Drisko <fsd3322@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2009-01-22
How I found this page internet searching
Comments:
You have one of the very best sources in the country. I have found so much info on a number of families. Thank you for the wonderful job you have already done in supplying records. Keep up the good work.
 

Name: james crawford <bartonkey@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-01-13
How I found this page internet search
What I like best about it cemetary records and probate records
Comments:
Keep up the good work I live in Michigan and I have ancestors that lived in Groton.
 

Name: Nancy Porter <nporter1@twcny.rr.com>
Date: 2008-11-06
How I found this page google search
What I like best about it LOTS of info
Comments:
You have a GREAT website. It's crammed full of information and well-organized. I can't imagine how much work it's taken to pull all this together, but I want to thank you for all the time you must have devoted to it.

 

Name: Janet M. Nash <genealogy1@oldwillow.com>
Date: 2008-03-27
Comments:
The Tompkins Co., NYGenWeb Site has moved. Please bookmark our new site.
http://www.nytompki.org

Thank you,
Janet M. Nash
Coordinator/Tompkins Co., NYGenWeb Site
http://www.nytompki.org

 

Name: Helen Mertz <flmama41@msn.com>
Date: 2008-03-26
How I found this page I found the page quite by accident.
What I like best about it The variety of information.
What I would like to see added More of the same
Comments:
This is by far the most informative of the GenWeb sites at which I have looked. New York State in general is more informative than New Jersey, PA or Kansas. But Tompkins County has a wealth of information. You must have some very dedicated volunteers.
 

Name: Pamela /English /Meacham/ Mochamer <blais_14590@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-03-18
How I found this page web search
What I like best about it so easy to maniputlate around
What I would like to see added gosh, can't think of anything !
Comments:
I found your site to contain a wealth of information regarding my ancestors. I discovered I have relatives obtained through marriages I had no idea about. I went to Ithaca High in 1973 and it was my senior year. I'd attended Ithaca school district all my life, first living in Caroline, then Enfield. I now live in Dundee NY. After reading so many of the articles, obituaries, etc. I realized, kids I went to school with were actually distant relatives! It's amazing to realize our tree had so many branches and I couldn't be more pleased. Thank you so much for all of the windows you have opened for me. I appreciate the hard work you have all done. Sincerely, Pam Mochamer
 

Name: Jim German <germjeep01@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2008-02-22
How I found this page Google
What I like best about it all of it
Comments:
Anytime I see this much work put into such a project, I appreciate the efforts of so many people. One way I have tried to research my family tree is by going into projects such as this and reading the history of the area. This has given me insight to the lives of these people. So my vote is more of the historical facts, especially about the people in the area. My 4th great grandparents, Michael and Martha Mead, moved from Saratoga County to Onandago County, and then to Tompkins County in about 1810. I have not been able to find where their children were born. If there are records that would help in research of the late 1700's and early 1800's, that would be a great help.
 

Name: Peter Scarborough <pscarborough@rochester.rr.com>
Date: 2008-02-11
How I found this page USGENWEB
What I like best about it Quntity and clarity of information
Comments:
Great site, well maintained. One of the best in New York.
 

Name: Dorothy Miller <dotrm_1970@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-01-25
How I found this page Genweb
What I like best about it Has info to help people.
Comments:
Looking for info on Solomon and Polly Reynolds from Groton. Need any ifo available. Had one known son Joseph whom wed to Evelyn Hart moved to Friendship, Alleghany NY. May have had a son Abel also went to friendship Ny and wed to Fanny Gorton. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you very much
Dorothy

 

Name: Rick Colegrove <rfcolegrove@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-11-02
How I found this page NYGenWeb
What I like best about it wealth of info
What I would like to see added more land records of the pioneers
Comments:
Researching William Colgrove and descendants. Found some graves at Cutters Cemetery, website very helpful-Thanks
 

Name: Kay <simkat1@comcast.net>
Date: 2007-10-07
How I found this page Just surfing
What I like best about it Very organized and easy to use!
Comments:
Excellent website. Very clear and concise. User friendly. Keep up the good work!
 

Name: Della <drose@bluefrog.com>
Date: 2007-08-10
How I found this page A gentleman I dated has this last name
What I like best about it Fun
What I would like to see added More history
Comments:
Nice to know people still care enough to take the time to share.
 

Name: Sandra Smith <smitty33616@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-06-23
How I found this page did search for Tompkin county New York
What I like best about it relitive ease in getting around.
What I would like to see added my family--lol
Comments:
I want to let everyone know that we need more people like your Ms.Nash. She found some information for me and at the same time let me know I'll not get a death cert. on my gr. gr. grandparents. They died before the county started keeping track of those who have gone before us.

Ya'll keep up the good work.

 

Name: Patricia Stark <pas4@cornell.edu>
Date: 2007-06-19
How I found this page genealogy searching
What I like best about it excellent for local family info
Comments:
Great work Janet & team
 

Name: Edward (Ed) Karsch <edkarsch@comcast.net>
Date: 2007-05-19
How I found this page Cyndis List
What I like best about it well constructed, good links, inutitively easy to navigate
Comments:
I have information to add/clarify/correct some of the entries on the West Groton Rural Cemetery pages. To whom should I send it?
 

Name: Bonnie McDonald <bonniemcd@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2007-04-15
How I found this page I always check usgenweb pages
What I like best about it Much information
Comments:
I have found the cemetery transcriptions very helpful. My Levi Clark, b. CT 1799, is in Lansing in 1850 census with family Sarah, Erastas, Emeline, Frances, Alma, Henry. Levi and family were in Cattaraugus Co. by 1860 census. I believe I found Levi's first wife, Candace, buried in South Hill Cemetery, along with a son, William. Levi Clark's grandson, Levi Carver, Civil War soldier, is buried in Ludlowville Pine Grove Cemetery. Without your great efforts I would never have found them. Thanks a lot. Bonnie
 

Name: leonard elkins <lelkins@twcny.rr.com>
Date: 2007-03-10
Comments:
much fine work. thank you
 

Name: Bill Culver <bculver@columbus.rr.com>
Date: 2007-02-28
Comments:
Just looking for info on the Culvers who lived there in the 1820's
 

Name: Kim Moore-Sykes <kcsykes@comcast.net>
Date: 2007-02-27
How I found this page Google
What I like best about it So many resources
Comments:
I'm still doing research but what I have looked at so far is interesting.
 

Name: Tom Melton <tom_melton@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-02-20
How I found this page RootsWeb
What I like best about it the wealth of information
What I would like to see added keep doing what you've been doing
Comments:
I was very excited last Saturday when I found that only three days earlier (the day before Valentines Day) Cathy Knauff had placed information on the location of Joseph A. Barden, who I think my great grandfather is. I only had previouly know that he had lived in Ithaca from the 1870 census and had no idea exactly when he died. Now, thanks to Cathy Knauff's information, I not only know the date of his death and his burial location, but a picture of his headstone as well.
Thank you very much Cathy, and I would also like to thank all of those of you voluteers that are helping tp provide the wealth of information shown on this site.

Sincerely,
Tom Melton

 

Name: Kenneth l Jansen <kjans@cshore.com>
Date: 2007-02-17
How I found this page Random first name search
Comments:
I have a lot of relatives there and expect to do the same. somday. J C and Jenny M. are my grand parents.

ken jansen 203-245-1505

 

Name: Michelle Kee <Mlkquilts@aol.com>
Date: 2007-02-06
How I found this page don't remember
What I like best about it Cemetery records
Comments:
Your website has been very helpful to me in my research and I will continue to use it.
 

Name: Philip E. Parratt <seabee68@monmouth.com>
Date: 2007-01-31
How I found this page By searching Wooley/Woolley Families who migrated from Monmouth County, New Jersey to Tompkins County, New York before 1820.
What I like best about it The information I found on the Wooley/Woolley, Harvey, and Lovell Families was just great.
What I would like to see added Whatever is added will be greatly appreciated.
Comments:
This is a great site. Many thanks to all of the dedicated volunteers who donated their valuable time,and effort,and made this labor of love possible. Bouquets to Lynn Stevenson Fisher, and Karen Dickson for their wonderful research. Many, many thanks to each and everyone of you who made this site possible. It is much appreciated.
Philip E. Parratt

 

Name: nancy <circle48owen@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-01-25
Comments:
just wanted everyone to know that my Aunt Senja Radcliffe has passed away january 23 2007.
She has done much work on this site.
She will be missed very much

 

Name: Shirley BOGART Harper <sharper1@cox.net>
Date: 2006-09-30
How I found this page search for Tomkins Co. sources
What I like best about it extensive records online!
Comments:
I am tremendously impressed by all that is available right on line for Tompkins County.
 

Name: Daniel Lee Conrad <conradco@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-08-10
How I found this page Google
What I like best about it Information provided.
What I would like to see added Index of Family Names.
Comments:
1. Excellent site.
2. Church records very helpful.

 

Name: Seth Rumsey <sdrumsey@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-08-02
How I found this page googling my newborn son's name
What I like best about it my newborn son's namesake
Comments:
I was googling my newborn son's name and the first thing i came to was the Trumbell's Corner rural cemetary page http://www.rootsweb.com/~nytompki/cemeteries/tcem034a.htm that listed all grave stones and birth and death dates. Well in addition to the large number of Rumseys I found my son's coincedental namesake, Miles Rumsey, and then screamed outloud, aburst in goose bumps when I discovered they share the very same birthday!!! You can imagine how happy I am to have found this extrodinary information that will be for sure a story he will share his entire life.
We continued to search you site for more information on Rev. Miles Rumsey from Enfield, and have enjoyed looking through the content and history that you have preserved and for your county. It was a very special discovery, thank you.
Sincerely,
Seth Rumsey, New York City

 

Name: Kelly Grogan Vran <kellyvran@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-07-27
How I found this page search engine
What I like best about it abundance of information, such a wonderful resource for those searching their family line
What I would like to see added more photos of the area and people
Comments:
Thanks to all of you helping all of us find our families!!

Hi - I am trying to find any information about my great grandmother Frances Apgar Warner, husband Clayton W. Warner who was born 2/26/1888 and died 9/19/1963 in Cortland, New York. Do you have any information regarding her or her family. Her father is Charles S. Apgar and mother is Ada V. Bacon. I am really interested in any info on Ada V Bacon because I haven't been able to find who her parents are. I appreciate any information you may have.
Sincerely, Kelly Grogan Vran
I have found this information:
Frances M Apgar
Birth: 26 FEB 1888 Etna, Tompkins, New York

Charles S Apgar 1859-1919
Ada V Apgar (his wife) 1866-1900




 

Name: tina keener <natekeener@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-07-23
How I found this page surfing the web
What I like best about it everything
Comments:
i was trying to find out more about my fathers family the personius thry lived in brooktondale if you have any information please email me
 

Name: Carolyn Hartshorn <carolynhartshorn@aol.co>
Date: 2006-07-23
How I found this page web surfing
What I like best about it the information that I was looking for
Comments:
Found info about Great, great Grandfather Miles Rumsey, ( I have copies of their family bible)some info found about John and Paulina (Rumsey)Hetherington, and my Grandfather William James Hetherington. Thanks for the super web page
 

Name: Beverly Poyer <bev0536@juno.com>
Date: 2006-07-14
How I found this page from Grove Cemetery, T-burg
Comments:
Looking for the death and burial of a Buella Poyer who might have remarried. After I do some inquiring, I'll look again.
 

Name: Martha Aney <Marthaaney@aol.com>
Date: 2006-07-12
How I found this page Through GenWeb
What I like best about it Search Machine
Comments:
This is a great web site.......thanks especially for the search engine, it's the best!
 

Name: patti <patti1929@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-07-06
How I found this page browsing
What I like best about it everything
Comments:
I am looking for any information about Carlotta Gillen.
I see she was born in 1907 and passed in 1964. I found a
landscape painting of hers at my mom and dad's. I believe
from the late 1950's. I would just love to hear more about her.

 

Name: Susan Saraulla <ralphandalice@optonline.net>
Date: 2006-06-10
How I found this page surfing
What I like best about it All
What I would like to see added Catholic church records
Comments:
Thank you all. All this information is wonderful and soooooo helpful to the searching for the past.
 

Name: Corinna <corinna9493@aol.com>
Date: 2006-05-25
How I found this page google search for cemeteries in ny
What I like best about it search engine
Comments:
Thank you for the search engine. It helped find an ancestor's grave. Thank You!!
 

Name: Nancy Stoddard Guardione <nsg1958@verizon.net>
Date: 2006-05-16
How I found this page Looking for info on great great grandfather
What I like best about it I think I found information!
What I would like to see added ways to ask for help in research
Comments:
I visited your site and it is wonderful! I do believe I found some information here. I would really like a way to ask for help in obtaining more detail on information listed. Personally, I need to find someone in your area willing to do a bit of research for me. I am willing to pay for the service, I just need some information and am unable to get to your county myself as I live in Southeastern Massachusetts. Either way, great job with what you have accomplished! I'm sure it will help others.
 

Name: karen <tapatio@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2006-05-04
How I found this page name lookup
Comments:
I have found several pictures and was hoping to find the family they belong to. In one of the pictures there are three children and a black and white dog sitting on a dock looking out over the water.On the back of the photo it is written
"Summer 1932 near Sheldrake
Ruth Van Order 4 years ,Jack Chisholm 2 years,Dorothy Chisholm 5 years. Could you be any relation to these people? Thanks Karen

 

Name: Chris <grck76@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-04-20
How I found this page Rootsweb GenWeb
Comments:
This is one of the best county websites that I've seen - very impressive - keep up the good work!
 

Name: Caorlyn Sue Hall <Wolfpark@COWesternrealty.com>
Date: 2006-03-14
How I found this page Google
Comments:
Thank you for having this page I didn't find the Marriage verification that I was looking for but I enjoyed the search
 

Name: Janet Bradley Brosius <sterlingln@msn.com>
Date: 2006-03-06
Comments:
This site is like a lot of sites I have seen that when you want to email someone, it is not set up for 'we' who are on wireless PC's. How about a phone # or a general email address that I could contact someone and get email addresses? Janeat
 

Name: pat quick andre <patandfive2003@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-03-04
How I found this page internet
What I like best about it easy to find things
What I would like to see added more unfo
Comments:
It is one of the best sites.I appreciate all the hard work that goes into it. Thank You
 

Name: Donna Chase Stevens <wrenhaven@mindspring.com>
Date: 2006-02-19
How I found this page Searching for lineage
What I like best about it neat, organized, & nice to look at!
What I would like to see added more marriage records
Comments:
I have found lots of info. Thanks to everyone who contribute to the sites! I'm still looking for more info on Chase, Fish, Stanton, & Woolsey families
 

Name: Glenn Alexander <glealexand7@gmail.com>
Date: 2006-02-19
How I found this page searching for kin
What I like best about it I was able to obtain info, but can't find all I needed
What I would like to see added Cemeteries with surname search
Comments:
Thank you for all your fine efforts in giving all of us the info we need. <br> <br>Glenn Alexander
 

Name: Lynda Decker Blanford <mamabee49@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-02-06
How I found this page A 'cousin'
What I like best about it everything
Comments:
I would like to share my family history from Caroline, primarily...how?
Would also volunteer to transcribe docs in digital form, if you have need.

 

Name: Dennis Rickard <rick@classicsouth.net>
Date: 2006-01-24
How I found this page Google
Comments:
This is a very complete sight with loads of info
 

Name: Cindy Bouton Eberle <tintab@mtco.com>
Date: 2005-12-14
How I found this page searching rootsweb.com
What I like best about it very organized
Comments:
The volunteers are very helpful and quick to respond to questions directed to them. I have found alot of helpful info. This site has alot of choices to do research. Keep up the good work.
 

Name: Laini (Smith) Giles <miselainis1@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-12-08
How I found this page Through rootsweb browsing
What I like best about it The organization!
What I would like to see added Newfield info!
Comments:
Hi all--

You're doing a wonderful job on this page. I am writing the family history of the Melchior Smith family. They began in Northampton/Monroe County, Pennsylvania, then moved to Newfield in the early 1800s.

In 1857, Melchior, his wife Jane Fish Smith, and their 9 children (James Madison, Nancy, Susan, Calvin, Mary Elizabeth, Sara Anne, Cornelia, Charles, and Lewis traveled west to Lake County, Illinois. In 1861, they settled in Rock County, Wisconsin.

I know the Newfield courthouse burned, so supposedly there are not many records for that town. It would be an IMMENSE help for those of us working from far away if we knew what still exists (if anything) of any of those records. Would love to communicate with anyone that might have expertise in this area.

Thanks for the great site!
Laini

 

Name: jim rolfe <james.rolfe@us.army.mil>
Date: 2005-11-19
How I found this page surfing
What I like best about it general layout
What I would like to see added no suggestions
Comments:
Good site; keep up the good work!
 

Name: seitu simeon <seitusimeon@msn.com>
Date: 2005-11-19
How I found this page surfing
What I like best about it info
What I would like to see added details
Comments:
keep it working....
 

Name: Cyd Pierce <cydpierce@voyager.net>
Date: 2005-11-08
How I found this page FamilySearch
What I like best about it well organized
Comments:
Picked up a lead to Tompkins County on a posted Family Group Record on the FamilySearch site. Although didn't find any of our Tompkins surname ties, enjoyed browsing your site. I have some Civil War letters from Enfield, so I may return to your site later. Meanwhile, I'm off to Dutchess/Putnam Counties.
 

Name: wayne wright <lizw3@att.net>
Date: 2005-11-04
How I found this page Known family in Tompkins Co.
What I like best about it Easy to surf
What I would like to see added more donations
Comments:
Outstanding site, keep up the marvelous work. Good job. I have two families in Tompkins (ca 1808 - 1930). BOYER & WRIGHT
 

Name: Wendy Tompkins <wendytompknis@virgin.net>
Date: 2005-11-01
How I found this page looking up my family tree
What I like best about it the lay out easy to read
What I would like to see added about the founder of the county
Comments:
Finding a county named after my family was very exciting, i wished i could find out more about who the county was named after and where they came from
 

Name: Janet M. Nash <genealogy1@oldwillow.com>
Date: 2005-10-06
How I found this page Myself
What I like best about it Our Volunteers
What I would like to see added More donations from our viewers
Comments:
From the Coordinator of the Tompkins Co., NYGenWeb Site.
It saddens me to see some of our viewers do not respect our work or our copyright. We have found many of our files have been lifted and added to other sites. We are volunteers working hard to provide at a great research site for our viewers for personal use only! We do not work all the volunteer hours at our own expense for others to copy file after file and then post our material on another website as their own work. I ask if you are guilty of this, then please remove all work that was lifted from our site from where you have posted it. I am watching the violators. After working for the past four months getting our material removed from sites I found our work on, I am not a happy camper. I will continue to watch and I will do what it takes to protect the rights of my volunteers and myself from violators. Just because it is posted on the internet does not mean, it is there for the taking. The viewers who took our material are hurting everyone, the more people take, the less we will want to share our work.
If anyone has any questions about our copyright, you can see more information at: http://www.rootsweb.com/~nytompki/copyright.htm
http://www.rootsweb.com/~nytompki/current_news.htm
or
Contact me
Janet M. Nash/Coordinator
email: genealogy1@oldwillow.com
Tompkins Co., NYGenWeb
http://www.rootsweb.com/~nytompki/

 

Name: Deanna West <ladydeanna_2000@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-10-04
How I found this page Janet Nash
What I like best about it Very well organized and easy to navigate
Comments:
What a tremendous effort and wonderful job you and all the other volunteers have done for this site. I know it takes hours and hours of dedication, work and more than just a little pocket money to gather, collect and reference this information.
You are true winners. Thank you.
Deanna West, President
La Porte County Cemeteries and Research Association
La Porte Co., IN

 

Name: NAN OVERSTREET <NKOGRAM@AOL.COM>
Date: 2005-09-18
How I found this page INTERNET
What I would like to see added VITAL RECORDS.BIRTHS AND DEATHS
Comments:
I WAS BORN IN ITHACA. MY PARENTS WERE NAN SUTHERLAND AND ROBERT KOCH. HE GRAD. CORNELL 1927 AND WORKED FOR MORSE CHAIN CO. I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR INFO, ETC.
 

Name: Nellie Dryden Hart <Hart186380@aol.com>
Date: 2005-08-27
How I found this page looked under NY
What I like best about it I DON'T KNOW
What I would like to see added BI CENTENTIAL BOOK
Comments:
I HAD A DRYDEN, NY BICENTINEAL BOOK AND CAN'T FIND IT BUT THERE WAS SUPPOSE TO BE BOOK 2.
 

Name: Ray Maki <rlmmem@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2005-08-18
What I like best about it Landmarks of Tomp. Co.
Comments:
I am particularly interested in Newfield and find the 1900 and 1910 Census data is practically illegible. Perhaps this is true for other towns in Tompkins Co. also. Are any originals around? I'd be glad to help create a more legible database for your website if I could find originals. Any ideas?
 

Name: Vernon Selby <vbmaselby@comcast.net>
Date: 2005-05-25
How I found this page Info obtained for visit to area in 2002
What I like best about it Good resources
What I would like to see added No comment at present
Comments:
Some of my ancestors came from Tompkins County and Trumansburg. I am descended from Schuyler, Charles, Abraham Jr., Abraham Updike. I am trying to find out if there are any divorce records for Schuyler and Mary Ann Rosling about 1880? can anyone help me?
 

Name: Gordon C. English Sr. <angorpre@aol.com>
Date: 2005-04-12
How I found this page Looking for data on William English 1757-aft. 1830
What I like best about it Well organized, believe easy to access.
What I would like to see added Nothing yet.
Comments:
I have been searching for William English for several years. He vanished from Hunter twn., Greene Co. after 1800 Census of Windham, Greene Co. N.Y. He came to Dryden from Tioga Co.

I am a descendent from Nathaniel Jerome English, Being pretty positive he was the first son of William, a sister Nancy followed about a year later.

I'll be in touch.

Gordon

 

Name: Heidi Asarese <painteddreams66@aqol.com>
Date: 2005-03-20
How I found this page searching for vital records
Comments:
I'll be back
 

Name: philip Barto <pbarto@earthlink.net>
Date: 2005-03-17
How I found this page searching names
Comments:
I am researching my fathers family. His name was Philip s. Barto and he lived in Ithaca. He went through the Ithaca scool system then went yto Cornell for abt 2 years abd then off the Univ. of Ill, where he graduated and went to Canegie Tech in Pittsburgh and earned his doctorate and did teach German there for abt 20 years and then he died in 1939. I still need some info on his family and would appreciate any that is out there in internet land
 

Name: R. Shirley (Cook) Weeks <Wspeck7@aol.com>
Date: 2005-03-12
How I found this page Link from NYGenWeb
What I like best about it Everything
What I would like to see added Cooper Cemetery updated even though your note says complete
Comments:
I was impressed with how well the project is organized and how thorough it seems to be. The web format and style is easy to read and follow. I have quite a few things that may be of interest to you like old, old newspaper clippings, wedding notices, obituaries, and etc. from scrapbooks owned by Roberta Thayer Cook. (Who is in the Cooper Cemetery but is not in your list)
 

Name: Ruth Connors <jerruth@cox.net>
Date: 2005-03-11
How I found this page USGenWeb
What I like best about it The records are there, I don't have to go in person. Living in AZ. makes it difficult to do onsite work.
What I would like to see added You folks are doing such a terrific jobI'm sure most avaible records will eventually be up.
Comments:
This is just about the best county site I have seen and I have researched on a lot of them. In Tioga Co. I am looking for fanily and history etc on ...QUICK, LEWIS,CARPENTER and possibly CHALKER. My Husband's side would be... GREENAN, MONAGHAN. Keep up the great work and thank you for everything. Ruth
 

Name: philip s. Barto <pbarto@earthlink.net>
Date: 2005-03-10
How I found this page on internet
Comments:
My Fathers family originated in Tomkins county and I would like to get as much info as I can on this site How to do it is my main goal at this time.
 

Name: Kathy Reynolds <KathyR231@aol.com>
Date: 2005-03-02
How I found this page Tompkins cty Gen
What I like best about it Full of info on Clark Family
What I would like to see added Old Photos
Comments:
Kudo's to all the researchers...A great site full of info. I've been looking everywhere for info on Wm. S. Clark, Sr. & family and there it was on your site. I had a rush of excitement. He was my gggg grandfather. Would love additional info and who his parents were.
Keep up the good work.

 

Name: Marge Erickson <margee@midmaine.com>
Date: 2005-02-14
How I found this page searched forTompkins Co
What I like best about it The beautiful old photos
Comments:
Since I don't type well, I'd like to know how else I can submit info or donate info to the historical society.
 

Name: Mary L. White <library@TheHistoryCenter,net>
Date: 2005-02-09
Comments:
I am interested in anything to do with TC genealogy and persons working with it. At The History Center I assist visitors in using the resources we have there. I want to know as much as possible to be useful and effective in my work there.
 

Name: Jennifer Martino <!@#>
Date: 2005-02-06
Comments:
t h a n k s
jenn martino

 

Name: Alton L. Coney <Aconey42@aol.com>
Date: 2005-02-02
How I found this page Looking for a person to add cemetery information with.
What I like best about it Being from the area, it refreshes my rememberence.
What I would like to see added I have infomation for the St. James cemetery.
Comments:
As with all the other cemertery sites, this is one of the best.
 

Name: sharon tompkins <sharon_tompkins@comcast.net>
Date: 2005-01-17
How I found this page google
What I like best about it everything was great
Comments:
Thanks so much for all the great information. I have been searching for my husband family and found some information!! Thank you
 

Name: Patricia Ann Lamkin Great Great Great Grandaughter of Harvey Lamkin <Patian@SBCGlobal.net>
Date: 2005-01-07
How I found this page Search for Lamkin
Comments:
Found my Grandfather, Harvey Lamkin and family. Also my
Aunt Hattie Lamkin Cornelius. I don't know if I'm related to Edyth Lamkin.

Thankyou, Pat

 

Name: Lynda Decker Blanford <mamabee49@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-01-05
What I would like to see added all cemetery records in database format
Comments:
Great Job. I have much info on Deckers, Olneys, Howells, Bachelors from Tioga and Tompkins counties, would love to share.
 

Name: susan <hillis@clarityconnect.com>
Date: 2004-12-03
How I found this page askjeeves.com
What I like best about it gives lots of info.
What I would like to see added more on Conn.hill
Comments:
I have found little info on Conn. hill out of newfield and enfeild. I would like to see more info.,
 

Name: Helen A. Cole <hcole@pennswoods.net>
Date: 2004-11-28
How I found this page Elaine Jordan Cole sent e=mail
What I like best about it reading history of my family
What I would like to see added Agnes G. Cole's eldest son Milo (my father)
Comments:
Wonderful... many thanks for all your efforts. I plan to spend some long winter nites using this site. Helen
 

Name: Thomas (TJ) Stetson <nitroflopper@adelphia.net>
Date: 2004-11-19
How I found this page Google
What I like best about it All in one shopping
What I would like to see added ? Maybe a list of area geneologists who are willing to help us out-of-towners.
Comments:
I have been stuck for a few months now at my Great-Great-Great Grandfather Oliver Stetson. The information contained on the various parts of your site may well indeed have put me over the gravesite, so to speak. Thanks for all of the obvious hard work and dedication to the mission of the site.
 

Name: Robert & Barbara Genung <r.genung@dslextreme.com>
Date: 2004-11-11
How I found this page Google search Genung
What I like best about it Easy to use
Comments:
Hi, I'm just looking around to see who's left. My brother and I and a neice, are the only remaining Genung's from our family. Just curious as to where I came from.
My dad was Robert Arthur, his dad Leon Genung.

Thanks for all your hard work, Robert........

 

Name: Ron Coon <rcoon@buckeye-express.com>
Date: 2004-10-18
How I found this page rootsweb
Comments:
need info on joseph coon b 1782 dryden ,wife polly prosser
b 1781,pollys mother abigail prosser died 1782,her father ichabod

 

Name: Wilbut "Bud" Dimon <buddimon@cox.net>
Date: 2004-09-30
How I found this page browsing
What I like best about it very well done and informative
What I would like to see added list of researchers in your area for hire
Comments:
Would like to find genealogist in your area that can help with DIMON family research.
 

Name: Ted Seager <tjseager@wmconnect.com>
Date: 2004-08-07
How I found this page search
What I like best about it layout
Comments:
Over the years I have been able to get a lot of useful info
 

Name: Judy Shelton <jodyjoe@swbell.net>
Date: 2004-07-17
How I found this page Wonderful source of information
What I like best about it I was able to find part of my family
Comments:
Thank you so much for all of the valuable information that I picked up on your web site. I will probably visit it a lot during my search for the Hendricks/Hendrix family of Newfield and Ithaca, N.Y.
 

Name: Debbie Kastenhuber <debbiek325@aol.com>
Date: 2004-07-15
How I found this page Searching To. County Records
What I like best about it Easy to navigate
What I would like to see added More Ithaca cemetary info
Comments:
This has been really great. I am just becoming interested in my husband's family geneology and find your site great! Especially the information on resources available.
 

Name: S Kronwall <kronwall3@charter.net>
Date: 2004-06-20
How I found this page USGEN WEB
What I like best about it EVERYTHING
Comments:
Wow, your site is fantastic. I have gone back a couple generations for my niece just with your site. I found many burials, histories, everything. Keep up the great work, and my thanks to all your volunteers. A+ site to use!!!!
Thanks, and my appreciation also.

 

Name: Therese Lowe <tlowe799@aol.com>
Date: 2004-06-15
How I found this page Tompkins County search
What I like best about it it is easy to use and county specific
Comments:
Thanks for all the hard work of your wolunteers
 

Name: Florence E Dann <fdannretired@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-05-28
How I found this page doing genealogy
What I like best about it It is the most imformative county site in New York State
What I would like to see added Maybe more imfo for the early 1900's, but the web site is great
Comments:
I have been doing genealogy on Dann and English families. I find more imfo on the Tompkins County website then I do on Ancestery.Com. This the best county site in New York State.
 

Name: John H. Yates <jyates@frontiernet.net>
Date: 2004-04-16
How I found this page Yahoo Search
What I like best about it There isn't much not to like
What I would like to see added Index Photographs of the towns
Comments:
Excellent job. One of the most information filled sites of it's type. On of the things that I feel would add more to the would be old photos of towns and towns people.
 

Name: Bill Clark <bnabbyacres@citcom.net>
Date: 2004-03-22
How I found this page browsing and know Janet
What I like best about it everything
What I would like to see added more vitals if possible, maybe a little more current.
Comments:
Hi Guys: Janet and staff, I've been in a lot of GenWeb sites over several years but none can compare to yours. You and your staff are doing a great job. I doubt that many realize how much time, effort and hard work go into what you do. I've used your site almost daily to check up on my family of Ogden's from Ellis Hollow. It's frustrating to go to some of the other poorly maintained sites after visiting with you. Bill Clark former Ithacan.
 

Name: Bill Wolf <sorwolf@frontiernet.net>
Date: 2004-03-19
How I found this page Looking for Mr. Rolfe
What I like best about it lots of info
Comments:
I have a piece of history and wanted tsee it in the right place.
 

Name: Carol WOOD Schoepf <carol@schoepf.com>
Date: 2004-03-15
How I found this page searching for Aaron WOOD
What I like best about it very organised
What I would like to see added too soon to tell- just getting started
Comments:
I found some great stuff here and invite you to visit our site at schoepf.com Carol
 

Name: Judy M. Shelton <jodyjoe@swbell.net>
Date: 2004-03-07
How I found this page genealogy search
What I like best about it All of the geneology information
What I would like to see added More marriage liscenses
Comments:
I am looking for the Hendricks/Hendrix family geneology, of Ithaca, and Newfield, N.Y. If you have any suggestions, I would appreciate all the help I can get. Thank you. Mrs. Judy M. Shelton
 

Name: Ella M. Foster <blueemf607@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-03-03
How I found this page Yahoo seach
What I like best about it It's all good
What I would like to see added Harford Cemetery
Comments:
Keep up the good work.
 

Name: Bill Clark <bnabbyacres@citcom.net>
Date: 2004-03-01
How I found this page touring the web
What I like best about it It's very complete
What I would like to see added marriages, deaths, history
Comments:
Wonderful job being done by the coordinators. They are spending a lot of time gathering this information so important to others of us.
 

Name: Judy Tooman <jetoo@adelphia.net>
Date: 2004-02-18
How I found this page Researching early Smith family
What I like best about it Well-organized
Comments:
Enjoy your site and have found it very helpful. The cemetery transcriptions are great. Congratulations to all who contribute.
 

Name: masrtha j christman <mjchristman11545@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-12-26
How I found this page by accident
What I like best about it it has nice order of info
What I would like to see added more bangs i;nfo
Comments:
i liked the site very much, ill be back !!!martha
 

Name: Kathleen Kross <KKadi@aol.com>
Date: 2003-11-26
How I found this page The printing on the Home page is too small.
What I would like to see added Changed back to like it used to be.
Comments:
I could not read some of the cemetery names as they were to small also. Why have you changed the print this small?
Thank You
Kathleen Kross

 

Name: vinzgbots <vinzgots@netscape.net>
Date: 2003-11-26
How I found this page internet
Comments:
hi i'm working on the following names. gleason/cole/boice/smith/ladue/english/johnson/wightman
bowlsby/harris/overacker/vickery. just to name a few names.
Thanks Vinz

 

Name: Rupert B. Tarbell <tarbell@bellatlantic.net>
Date: 2003-10-27
Comments:
Would like to submit genealogy to you. Not sure what e-amil address to use. Perhaps it would help if the address is included on the "How to submit infornation" page.

Would like to share my Tarbell and related families data as your site has be very helpful with development of my Tompkins County roots.

 

Name: ARLENE CARTWRIGHT <cart@kingston.net>
Date: 2003-10-26
How I found this page friend
What I like best about it everything
Comments:
I was very impressed by your website. I have been searching for info on the Bryant family of Dryden and found it most useful. Keep up the good work.
 

Name: Ginny Stairs <Hilltopi@twcny.rr.com>
Date: 2003-10-16
How I found this page a flyer at the Dryden Historical Society
Comments:
While I was gathering genealogy, checking info etc. for a program I gave in Sept. in Dryden, I went to many web gen sites. Tompkins, Cortland, and Cayuga counties are wonderful. The cemetery lists are very helpful. Some of the sites have been very frustrating--yours is wonderful.
 

Name: Susan McClean <gemcclea@swbell.net>
Date: 2003-09-17
How I found this page google
What I like best about it Everything! It is so easy to use.
What I would like to see added More of the same
Comments:
You people are great!! This is the best genealogy site I have visited. I am researching the Close family from Ulysses, my husband's ancestors. Especially Reuben and Deborah (she came from France). Also, Jonathon and Amanda Simmons Close. I found lots of information here. Thank you so much.
 

Name: Carol Willsey Bell <carolbell10460@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-09-15
How I found this page US GenWeb
What I like best about it Lots of good things on it!
What I would like to see added More vital records!
Comments:
I'd like to get in touch with Janet Genung Nash concerning
some of our mutual families (ie, Genung!) and an addition to be made to one of the cemeteries already posted.

Thanks!

Carol Willsey Bell

 

Name: Rupert B. Tarbell <tarbell@bellatlantic.net>
Date: 2003-09-04
How I found this page NYGENWEB
What I like best about it Far more data than most
Comments:
Many of my ancesters came from Tompkins County, a few names are Tarbell, Savage, Hauser, Miller, Tompkins and Allen. I currently have more than 2700 names in my data base. The Tarbell line goes back to about 1640 in this country. I would like to share this data with you for your and future researcher's use. Need direction with regard to what format is best how I can get it to you. I currently use the LDS PAF genealogy program release 4.0.
 

Name: Barbara Rolfe <Barb21911@zoominternet.net>
Date: 2003-09-03
How I found this page Looking for family information
What I like best about it Everything
What I would like to see added More names and faces
Comments:
It is wonderful to come to this site, it is a wealth of information. I have been here several times and each time I learn something new. There is so much more I love to find out about our family and this site will help me a great deal.
Thank you,
Barb Rolfe
Rising Sun, MD

 

Name: K. <hannum1111@comcast.net>
Date: 2003-08-27
How I found this page via NY GenWeb
What I like best about it Everything
What I would like to see added Obituaries from the 1800's for Ithaca, NY & Street Names...a street was named for this person or that person, et. al. Also,
Comments:
This site is a foundation for my continual use in researching family lineage:
Mitchell, Williams, Hill, Ostrander, Banfield, Campbell, Bool, Reed, Myers, Rounseville, etc.

Thank you to all the volunteers!! You all are appreciated.

 

Name: Bill Marose <w_marose@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-08-19
How I found this page Accident
What I like best about it Everything
Comments:
Found Warren Tobias and the Manning family. Made my day
 

Name: chris swinney <norchris@swinn19.fsnet.co.uk>
Date: 2003-08-19
Comments:
This is an excellent site very easy to follow. I haven't had any luck yet, I am researching Trumansberg in 1854. As I am in England sites on the web are my only hope of finding info. Keep up the good work. Chris
 

Name: David J. Davenport <pattyport@msn.com>
Date: 2003-08-17
How I found this page search engine
What I like best about it Layout
Comments:
Thanks to Janet Nash and all volunteers and contributors for their many hours of work to make this such a meaningful and helpful site.
 

Name: Sandra Smith <smitty33616@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-08-06
How I found this page Google
What I like best about it Found my Wheelock Family in census of 1850
What I would like to see added more cemetary information.
Comments:
From family documents passed down, I have reason to believe that my Gr. gr. grandparents, Charles and Lydia Wheelock were buried in Ithaca. I have not been able to locate them as of this time.
If you make correction on these pages, I can give you the following for the Wheelock family located in Town of Ulysses 1850 census Part 13.
Charles was born in Ireland
Licetta should be Lucilla
Malissa should be Melissa
This information is from papers handed down that our first family genealogist, Lydia started keeping in the 1800's.

I have enjoyed your site.

Sincerely,

Sandra M. Smith

 

Name: Armstrong <shortstop1724@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-08-01
How I found this page search engine
What I like best about it West Slaterville School
What I would like to see added any more pics available?
Comments:
We live in the West Slaterville School
and your photo was the first picture weve ever seen of the entire school itself. Amazing stuff

 

Name: Dennis McLaughlin <dennismc@twcny.rr.com>
Date: 2003-07-26
How I found this page Browsing NYS on Rotsweb
What I like best about it I found some good info here !!!
Comments:
researching Park Morgan of he Dryden Baptist Church. His daughter Jane is a relative.
 

Name: Priscilla Weir <weir150@msn.com>
Date: 2003-07-19
How I found this page Gen Web
Comments:
I'm a native of Town of Hector and know that early records
are in Tompkins County. I did find some stuff in Misc
Records. Good Site. Thanks a lot. Priscilla

 

Name: Douglas Scott Treado <zygote@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-05-28
How I found this page On the Web
What I like best about it Very diversified
Comments:
I'm also seeking information concerning the Carpenter family who lived on farmed about 20 acres along the eastern side Cliff Street (NYS Rte. 96) within the City of Ithaca.
I have been restoring the Carpenter house at 935 Cliff Street since 1999. It would have been built in the early 1900's. Any information about Jay or Cedric Carpenter, Elizabeth or Loralei Carpenter (the last to live there--Elizabeth died, December, 1998), and remembrances of their selling produce near that address, etc., would be appreciated! Thanks!

 

Name: David McDermitt <djm13@cornell.edu>
Date: 2003-05-26
Comments:

My fiancee's uncle, Austin Benjamin, and his wife are buried in the Danby Rural cemetery. We noticed the historical marker for the founder of IC, but didn't find his gravesite.
We also visited the Danby Presbyterian cemetery. The headstones there have some sobering quotes - very religious as one would expect. Some very curious names, too, like 'Prince Duplex'. I wonder if anyone has done genealogical research to try and find descendants of same. Also, who is the caretaker of this plot? Thanks again, Dave

 

Name: David McDermitt <djm13@cornell.edu>
Date: 2003-05-20
How I found this page google.com
What I like best about it thorough listing of Danby cemeteries
What I would like to see added Bald Hill road cemetery
Comments:

It's great to see so many cemeteries listed for Danby - many of which I'm not familiar. Is there any way to list Bald Hill road, or is that called something different. The font is also small. But it's well-organized. great job!
Dave
1610 Danby Road.
Ithaca

 

Name: Lois Neuber <froggie@epix.net>
Date: 2003-05-15
How I found this page genweb
What I like best about it I found some information about family
Comments:
Looking for LIVERMORE FAMILY, Jonathan & Margaret Livermore and children, Amos, Abner, Almira, James Henry, George.
 

Name: m. VAN WAGNER tracy <mjtracy@mindspring.com>
Date: 2003-05-10
How I found this page surfing
Comments:
looking for VAN WAGNER families
 

Name: David L. Sadler <davidsadler_13043@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-04-12
How I found this page surfing the net
What I like best about it organization,well presented
Comments:
Just visiting. Visit Canastota History Pages.
http://www.canastotahistorypages.com

 

Name: Patty McArthur McNally <pjmac910@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-03-15
How I found this page link from web
What I like best about it multiple info sites
Comments:
Thanks for the help. It is very useful.
 

Name: Mary Hafler <Mghafler@aol.com>
Date: 2003-03-13
How I found this page Typed address
What I like best about it "Pretty" spring decor but......
What I would like to see added Increase size of type on home page
Comments:
Impossible to read as size of type under various headings too small to decipher!
 

Name: Kathleeen mcguire smith <ksmith17@localnet.com>
Date: 2003-02-09
How I found this page looking for newfield cemeteries
What I like best about it nice lay out.easy to use
Comments:
Would like to be a volonteer in trumbulls corners cemetery with updating names etc.We are related to the rumseys there.also tabers,whites and mcguires.
 

Name: Jackie Stephens <jackiestephens@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2003-01-23
How I found this page Janet M. Nash
What I like best about it How well the information is covered
Comments:
I look at the site all the time. i enjoy looking up information about this area. I was born their and my family was raised there. It helps me but the pieces of the past together.
 

Name: Christine (BENNETT) Courtwright <number1c@twcny.rr.com>
Date: 2003-01-16
How I found this page surfing
What I like best about it it is well organized
What I would like to see added just more records as they become available for the 1800's
Comments:
I have found this site to be informative and has some very good information for my family who has been in the area since 1799.
 

Name: KIM PATERSON <gen44@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-01-14
How I found this page linked from another site
Comments:
As a former Ithaca and Lansing resident, I am pleased to see this site. I am working on a few Ithaca families and look forward to using it.

Kim

 

Name: Gay Hoffman <cgh@pbandg.com>
Date: 2003-01-14
How I found this page Searched Cyndi's List for NY
What I like best about it Well organized, searchable
What I would like to see added More cemetery records
Comments:
Great site! I was looking for the family of my step-grandfather from Groton and found lots of info. Thank you!
 

Name: Anna Busser Erik <caeri@aol.com>
Date: 2003-01-13
How I found this page google search machine
Comments:
Your site is clear, helpful, and I can see that a tremendous amount of work has gone into it. It is a godsend for those of us who are trying to connect back up with our roots. Thank You all!!!!
 

Name: Joanne Langdon <jdlangdon@ix.netcom.com>
Date: 2002-12-17
How I found this page Early Rootsweb user
What I like best about it Real people records - lots of them
What I would like to see added NY State mid decade census
Comments:
I search and re-search for Schutt and Maynard names and it seems I find something new having been added all the time. It makes the site seem "fresh". Bless all of you for the tremendous task which offers us so much!
 

Name: Michelle Kuney Scialdone <mks@rochester.rr.com>
Date: 2002-12-09
How I found this page internet search
What I like best about it Cemetery and Census information
What I would like to see added It is the best in my opinion!
Comments:
Hi Tompkins County Genweb. What a great site you have.
My ancestor on my maternal side were all in the Town of Caroline and in the town of Candor, Tioga County. I have found many of them in your cemetery records. What a wonderful help that is to me. When I can take a weekend and visit the area, I will know exactly where to go to find them! I especially like the very detailed directions that a given for many of the cemeteries, for example the Quick cemetary where I have found my great-grandparents and other relatives. I have ancestors in Seneca County, Tioga County,and Perry and Berks Counties in PA. Of all of these, your site is the most comprehensive. Thanks, your efforts are greatly appreciated.

 

Name: Julia Thompson <penny.10,penn@spamgourmet.com>
Date: 2002-11-25
How I found this page gen web
What I like best about it lots of links
Comments:
more land info
 

Name: Nancy <njeanw@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-11-19
What I would like to see added Landowner maps
Comments:
Hi, I have been trying to find landowner maps for this county. Is there anyone who would be ale to add this to your site ? Butler County PA has added this item which I have use in my search. Thanks to everyone who has donated their time to make this a great site for research. Nancy
 

Name: Elaine Lee <Leeemalee@aol.com>
Date: 2002-11-17
How I found this page Looking for Caroline Center Cemetery
What I like best about it Very well organized
What I would like to see added More photos of cemetery markers
Comments:
I just started looking for Moses, Lydia and Almedece Crane.
Found information about Lydia and Almedce in the Caroline
Center Cemetery. How exciting it was to see a photo in color of the cemetery.

 

Name: Deb Rosenbaum <billrose@mhtc.net>
Date: 2002-11-10
How I found this page search for Tomkins Co. on mailing list
What I like best about it I have possible connections
Comments:
I just loved seaching. Everything was organized. I typed in the surnames I was searching and there the names were.
My families are CREQUE and DEMUN

 

Name: Priscilla Weir <weir150@msn.com>
Date: 2002-11-03
How I found this page link from Schuyler County
What I like best about it Well organized, lots of info
Comments:
Most of my family are in Hector and Lodi area but as you know the older records are in Tompkins Co. You have done a
great job with this site. Keep it going. I'll visit
when looking for my family.

 

Name: Mary Carol Magistro <mmagistr@twcny.rr.com>
Date: 2002-10-30
How I found this page google search engine
What I like best about it nicely laid out and easy to navigate
What I would like to see added every little bit of information helps fellow researchers
Comments:
Your site is wonderful. Nicley laid out, easy to read and navigate. A very well done job, you all deserve a pat on the back for all your hard work. Not to mention how much it helps others who can only research online due to distance. My many thanks!
Mary Carol Magistro

 

Name: James Washburne Tour <jwtour@montana.com>
Date: 2002-10-28
How I found this page Rootsweb
Comments:
Thank you for all the hard work.
 

Name: Cindy Kluss <arrgo1@copper.net>
Date: 2002-10-22
How I found this page DAR seminar
What I like best about it very well organized
Comments:
Thanks for all the care and hard work.
 

Name: Mary Maki <RMaki@rcn.com>
Date: 2002-10-12
How I found this page Long time user of cemetery transcriptions
What I like best about it EVERYTHING!!!
What I would like to see added Obits listing from papers
Comments:
You guys have done such a great job - I am completely
blown away by all the information on this site. I have
spent the last 2 hours reading and reading.

This is THE best genealogy research site - ever!!

 

Name: Angela Boyd <angkel@velocitus.net>
Date: 2002-09-17
Comments:
I like what I have seen Keep up the good work
 

Name: Delos Ransom Ryant Jr. <deeryant@webtv.net>
Date: 2002-09-11
How I found this page my brother Mike Ryant
What I like best about it The size and organization
Comments:
This is a VERY good site for a lot of information.
 

Name: Mike Ryant <mryant@mp.usbr.gov>
Date: 2002-09-07
How I found this page surfing
What I like best about it lots of Ryants here
Comments:
This will probably help in my search for other family members. Thank you for your hard work
 

Name: Robert W. Hamilton <rwhamilton@buckeye-express.com>
Date: 2002-09-01
How I found this page via NYGenWeb
Comments:
I tried to contact Bonnie Hamilton for further inquiry about the Hamiltons of Lansing, N.Y. and the mail was returned user unknown. Do you have a more recent address
 

Name: KATHLEEN SMITH <KSMITH175@MSN.COM>
Date: 2002-08-26
How I found this page SURFING
What I like best about it CEMETERIES-GENEOLGY
Comments:
I AM VERY EXCITED ABOUT THE WHOLE THING AND HAVE IT ON MY FAVORITES NOW. I HAVE JUST SPENT AT LEAST SIX HOURS ON IT AND PLAN TO SPEND MUCH MORE. I AM FROM TRUMBULLS CORNERS AND NEWFIELD. THANK YOU SO MUCH.
 

Name: Sally Cecil Humphrey <sallyc53@aol.com>
Date: 2002-08-15
How I found this page geneology research on the web
What I like best about it seeing my family in the Grove Cemetery listings
What I would like to see added additions to the St. James Cememtery
Comments:
my mother, father, brother, grandmother etc are all buried at St.James.
Cecil's
Craig's
Mahoney's
Brown's
How can I help get these listed.
I live in NC, but usually come to Trumansburg once a year. Trumansburg will always be my home.

 

Name: Diane Taber <dmtaber@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-08-14
How I found this page revisiting places
What I like best about it Lots of interesting pages
Comments:
I visited Caroline and Ithaca in 1980 while doing research on my husband's Perry Line. Was helped then by a lovely lady named Prudence Mix. I will look through your site to determine if more information is now available on the Perry line. Thanks for all your hard work!!
 

Name: Francis Troy Jr <Narf340@Aol.com>
Date: 2002-08-09
How I found this page e-mail from a volunteer researcher
What I like best about it format
What I would like to see added more research items
Comments:
Nice Web Site.
 

Name: Robert Riehm <BHRCVA31@AOL.COM>
Date: 2002-08-05
How I found this page By county name on AOL search.
What I like best about it Very user friendly.
Comments:
Thank you for your hard work.
 

Name: Kathleen Wiers <Twilight5am@aol.com>
Date: 2002-08-04
How I found this page I was raise there
What I like best about it good info:
Comments:
Kathleen wiers ( casey greean )
 

Name: Nancy <njeanw@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-08-03
How I found this page ask jeeves
What I like best about it Easy to use and fast
What I would like to see added 1830 Federal Census
Comments:
Thank you everyone for your time. I appreciate your help.

I ordered the Federal Census 1830.... the writing is so light, I can not make out one word. Any help out there?

I, too, would like to see maps showing where the borders changed from one county to another. I wondering, if my line never moved, just the borders changed!

My family lines 1820-1860 : Wygant, Townsend, Parson(s), Shontz, Holmes, McCutcheon, and Robertson


 

Name: Marilyn Howe <howed@earthlink.net>
Date: 2002-08-02
How I found this page Looking for Webster family genealogy
What I like best about it Landmarks of Tompkins County
What I would like to see added ???
Comments:
In looking through the Home Page of Tompkins county, I came upon an article concerning early residents of the county and there I found some valuable information I had been looking for. I am so grateful that this has recently been added to your collection. Your web site is fabulous--THANKS!!
 

Name: Sandra M. Smith <smitty33616@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-07-29
How I found this page searching for gr-gr-grandparents graves.
What I like best about it I found my family in the 1850 census page backing up info. I currently had.
What I would like to see added more cemetary info.
Comments:
I wish to thank Karen Dickson for the time she spent on the census. Do not know how clear the page was in part 13, Wheelock,534-539, but my family papers indicate Lucilla,rather than Licetta. The papers I have were written by the daughter Lydia back in the 1800's. I did a happy dance when I found this report. Thanks again.
 

Name: Sallie Pierson Cauchon <scauchon@prodigy.net>
Date: 2002-07-27
How I found this page A Patch cousin emailed it to me.
What I like best about it Everything -- it's a delight
What I would like to see added I haven't been able to see it all as there is so much great information.
Comments:
Hi dear volunteers -- what a fabulous job you have done. Such great fun to get acquainted with all the fascinating history and people of Tompkins County.
 

Name: Bill Clark <bnabbyacres@citcom.net>
Date: 2002-07-23
How I found this page Browsing, genealogy searching
What I like best about it very accurate, lot of information
What I would like to see added just keep going, you're doin' fine.
Comments:
I was born and raised in Varna, leaving there in 1991. My family came from Ellis Hollow and browsing this site is almost like a trip home to see old friends. You guys are doing a super job, keep it up. Bill
 

Name: Susan Krecker <susangk@aol.com>
Date: 2002-07-17
Comments:
I'm looking forward to learning more about my Davis ancestors who settled in the McLean area in the mid-1800's. Your website looks very "user friendly."
Susan Krecker

 

Name: Debbie Bodner <Deb6443@aol.com>
Date: 2002-06-16
How I found this page Linked from Interment.com
What I like best about it Easy to find info
Comments:
I ran across your site while searching for cemetery info on my GGGGgrandmother and much to my pleasant surprise, I found her here! Now I'm off to search your other pages to see what more I can find. Thank you for a great site!
 

Name: Marjorie R. Tracy <atzatracy@cs.com>
Date: 2002-06-11
How I found this page Dogged determination!
What I like best about it Organized all in one place.
What I would like to see added Contact phone numbers.
Comments:
I am new at the genealogy game, and it would be nice to be able to have phone numbers, or a general phone number, to ask about the "inhabitants" of the various cemeteries. Not all lists are complete, and at times they only have years, not dates. It makes it very hard to find obituaries. Is there a way to contact cemetery people directly by phone???
 

Name: c mcguie siefka <gcsiefka@ghsfcu.net>
Date: 2002-05-19
How I found this page beautiful -interesting
What I like best about it organization, records, didn't find records I need-
What I would like to see added am I maiisng records 1940- ?
Comments:
I know Great Uncle - a McGuire was killed in auto accident - in fact, I have been told two in unrelated accidents - mcguires- are there "recent" revords, obits" looked in Cemeteries- must be burials from 1840's on - quite new at this - probably missing a lot- perhaps a directory to "recent records" could be considered thanks/
 

Name: Sharon Scofield <PurpleAvacado@msn.com>
Date: 2002-05-13
How I found this page internet search
What I like best about it easy access to info.
Comments:
Was doing a search for other Sharon Scofields, and came across your page...

Nice site;

Sharon Scofield (aka, Ava)

 

Name: Dawn Clark <november_18526@msn.com>
Date: 2002-05-10
How I found this page Tompkins County web site
What I like best about it It is helping my find my relatives
Comments:
Looking for information on my mother's relatives who are buried in Groves cemetery. Names: Bogarts, Kimple, Murhpy and Sears.
 

Name: SAINO & JUDY ZAZZARA <SainoZ@msn.com>
Date: 2002-05-03
How I found this page a frend
What I like best about it handy
What I would like to see added personal family histories
Comments:
thank you
 

Name: George Kelly <gkellyks@aol.com>
Date: 2002-04-29
How I found this page Searching FORSYTHs in New York
What I like best about it User Friendly layout
Comments:
Great site - one of the best....

Searching my GGG-Grandfather Jonathan Forsyth, father of Gilbert C Forsyth of Mexico, NY & Milwaukee, WI. Discovered in the Ulysses 1850 census a Jonathan Forsyth that is close in age to the Forsyth I am seeking.




 

Name: Carlene Schanck <punk@powercom.net>
Date: 2002-04-28
How I found this page from my Genealogical Soc.
What I like best about it user friendly
Comments:
Thank you for any help I may receive.
 

Name: GJ Gribling <gribrelate@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-04-08
How I found this page New York Genealogy search
What I like best about it Great selection of online county info.
Comments:
Still haven't found my GRIBLING information in Ithaca, yet. My great uncle was born there in early 1800s, but I guess I have to look to the vital stats for further info on him and the rest of our clan. Loved the variety of online info you offer!
 

Name: Brad Perkins <brad@perkinsfuneralhome.com>
Date: 2002-04-04
How I found this page searching
What I like best about it helpful
Comments:
I am also the President of Willow Glen Cemetery and might be able to give to you updated cemetery records if I know the format that you need. Our database will save the information in a wide variety of formats. My guess is that our records are more complete now than the records you abtained previously.

Contact me if you are interested.

Brad Perkins

 

Name: Mary Bickford <kanemj@pyramid3.net>
Date: 2002-03-08
How I found this page From USGenWeb
What I like best about it Liked vital records
What I would like to see added Biographies of families
Comments:
Liked your website !!
I am searching the SWEETLAND families who were in Tompkins County many years.
Are there biographies from history books available online ? Or is there a volunteer who might find them for me ?

There were a zillion John Sweetland names in this family, also the oldest I have is Isaac Sweetland born 1560 Sussex Co., England who had sons John, Thomas and James. The sons came to Rhode Island, Mass. and then settled in Dryden, Tompkins Co., N.Y.

Any help with this large family would be appreciated as I can not come to New York to search.
Thank you.
Mary Bickford in south Texas, USA.

 

Name: stuart conick <STUARTCONICK@hotmail.co>
Date: 2002-02-27
How I found this page searching internet re George Junior Republic
What I like best about it ease of use, and welcoming tone
What I would like to see added more information re GJR
Comments:
I reside in the UK, my father circa 1922 was at GJR, he came to the UK in W.W.2 and never returned to the USA. He died in 2000. I am now researching my family history. I have already decided to visit Tomkins County ie Dryden, Freeville etc. during 2003. My perception is that the area is civilised and peaceful, a perception enhanced by the website.
 

Name: Brad Morgan <oldfrat@earthlink.net>
Date: 2002-02-23
How I found this page my son sent a link
What I like best about it amount of info.
Comments:
Great site. Thanks to the volunteers! When you get around to updating the Willow Glen Cemetery records the "Pi--ing, Harry E." is Harry Pilling. He was a great guy and the Dryden area milkman for many years.
 

Name: gage,Leroy <mchiefusn@aol.com>
Date: 2002-02-07
How I found this page searching for Woolleys of NY
What I like best about it exact location of ancestors
What I would like to see added ?
Comments:
Enjoyed the trip through your sites. Tried to Email one searcher for Woolley family but was not successful. evidently not on line anymore.
 

Name: Larry Miller <LMi4903253@aol.com>
Date: 2002-02-05
How I found this page Very Good
What I like best about it Types of research sources, cemeteries, vital records, etc easy to locate and use
Comments:
Continue entering data. Areas of research interest great.
 

Name: Cecil R. Bunnell <cabunnell@clarityconnect.com>
Date: 2002-01-20
How I found this page helpful
What I like best about it It is a good beginning.
Comments:
Thank you.
 

Name: Marilyn Adriance <drymom322000@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-01-17
How I found this page Beachy
Comments:
Absolutely spectacular. Wow!! Wish every county had such a site. It would sure make looking up my family easier. Sorry we are not from Tompkins or any surrounding counties but have found some good N.J. stuff at the Tompkins County library.
 

Name: Janette Rofe <janrrofe@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-01-09
How I found this page usgenwebproject
What I like best about it looks like lots of info
Comments:
will come back and revisit this site looking for Rofes and Tompkins in NY
 

Name: Jack Luther <jluther@fltg.net>
Date: 2002-01-08
How I found this page surfing
What I like best about it ease of use
What I would like to see added NY State census
Comments:
Wonderful site! Great deal of info on my line, LUTHER. Is the 1855 Groton NY State census available? Looking for George F. Luther (Wilcox?), son of Melinda Luther. Born 9/3/1850. Thanks!
 

Name: Diane Mills Clawson <deeclawson2461@cs.com>
Date: 2002-01-06
How I found this page Rootsweb
What I like best about it found possible records of James Hopkins wife (Sarah Jane Owen). James son of Edmund which I found listed in Ithaca City Cemetery
Comments:
Looking for probate of Jonathan Owen, who is listed as age 67 in 1880 census for Ulysses. I believe he might be Sara Jane Owen Hopkins father. This has been a hopeless dead end up till now. Would like to prove this one as Edmund goes back to Mayflower which I am in the process of proving.
 

Name: Sue Geiger <Sueaew@aol.com>
Date: 2002-01-04
How I found this page searching for Milk ancestors
What I like best about it search feature, great layout,etc.
What I would like to see added maps
Comments:
Great job! Thank you from someone with Tompkins Co. connections way back in time!
 

Name: Thomas I. Bush <bushtom28@hotmail.com>
Date: 2001-12-31
How I found this page browsing
What I like best about it had cemetary info about ancestors
What I would like to see added not sure
Comments:
Please write me back to see if you can get picture of graves in Curtis Cemetary in Danby N.Y.
 

Name: Ginny Mullen <gintomik@aol.com>
Date: 2001-12-17
How I found this page Tioga Co. Cemetery records
What I like best about it Good resource, found relatives!
What I would like to see added a contact person for corrections or additions to records
Comments:
In the Glen Hope Cemetery listings:
Lonah, widow of John Homer,b ca 1778, died June 9, 1813, should be Lonah Hover, widow of John Hover, age 35, not 85. John is a distant relative, who died at 102 in the poor house, leaving something like 19 children, 13 of whom were Lonahs! Lonah was one of two wives. There are other Hoovers listed, that I suspect should be Hovers, but at the moment, I can't place them in my family tree.
Thanks for your hard work. We're doing the Newark Valley
ones, and know what is involved.

 

Name: Gunny <GunnyChina1@Juno.com>
Date: 2001-12-05
How I found this page searching web
What I like best about it greast information
Comments:
I guess I can't attach the photo of the markings,,darn it,.,I sure wish some one who help me.,.I have gret photo of the markings but your site here will notlet me attach the photo..I took photo in cemetery in Newark NY (not NJ) was a very old cemetery..I'll try another site I guess..
SemperFi. Gunny

 

Name: Teri Dimmett <tjdimmett@aol.com>
Date: 2001-12-05
How I found this page spending so much time here!
What I like best about it All of the info!
What I would like to see added you have it all!
Comments:
I'm researching my Davenport family, which is very extensive. I would like to find more info about my 8th great uncle's Inn, The Old Stone Heap.Also, I need more info for local Davenport's to add to my website for the Davenport family (nativemystic.nitemyste.com).
You all have done an excellent job here! Teri

 

Name: Gayla Nieminen <GNieminen@aol.com>
Date: 2001-12-03
How I found this page web search
Comments:
Thanks to all the volunteers who have posted such a large quantity of important information. In a preliminary search for information on a family that is entirely new to me, I have used the 1850 census, the Grove Cemetery records and your excellent search engine to gather a huge amount of very helpful information. Thank you!!!
 

Name: Faith <sweet_lady_12308@yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-11-27
How I found this page connected by looking for info on Tompkins County
What I like best about it Easy to navigate
What I would like to see added n/a
Comments:
Very nice job. All important info easily found. Thanks
 

Name: Carole Knowlton <merlin@exotrope.net>
Date: 2001-11-18
How I found this page Search for Tompkins County
What I like best about it References to other sites of information
What I would like to see added More history on towns
Comments:
I was looking for the history of Freeville. I was told that this town was very much involved in the Underground Railroad. I would be interested in any information on this town.
 

Name: Cathy Benjamin <cbenja6555@AOL.COM>
Date: 2001-10-28
How I found this page Lou Ann Mc Intyre
What I like best about it Lots of info
Comments:
Great site. Good job to all of you.
 

Name: Rachel Holmstrom <rachelholmstrom@hotmail.com>
Date: 2001-10-27
How I found this page search engine
What I like best about it Internal serach engine
What I would like to see added More records
Comments:
I am a descendant of William R. Gosper, Son of Nathan Gosper & Lydia, who came to Tompkins Co. from Herkimer Co. around 1810. William R. Gosper Married Hannah Lason in Dryden in 1828. I would like to know about any of their other children, I only have the Daughter, Armina, that I come through.
 

Name: DOUG SMITH <dougrs@cut.net>
Date: 2001-10-13
How I found this page researching family history
What I like best about it easy to browse
What I would like to see added more about Pony Hollow
Comments:
Great site. Great area. I have ancestors there. Wish I could find where they are buried. You folks are doing a great job. Looking for Joseph Smith 1823-1890 and wf Malvina Stamp.
 

Name: DOUG SMITH <dougrs@cut.net>
Date: 2001-10-13
How I found this page researching family history
What I like best about it easy to browse
What I would like to see added more about Pony Hollow
Comments:
Great site. Great area. I have ancestors there. Wish I could find where they are buried. You folks are doing a great job.
 

Name: Mary Billington Liller <MLiller900@aol.com>
Date: 2001-09-10
Comments:
your website is terrific! Great work!
 

Name: Bea Fisher <baljf@frontiernet.net>
Date: 2001-09-09
How I found this page Icome back frequently to visit
What I like best about it It's were my ancestors lived
Comments:
Icome back to see if ther is any more tibits on the McCutcheons,Raubs,Crawfords and Roes. In checking back I browsed through Jan Marie's site and found the Metzger's. No relation but I believe Jonas sold land to Henry Fenner in North Hampton Co. Pa. Who would ever think I could find a clue in tompkins Co. on what co. to look for Henry in Pa. My Husband has the old deed in tact. Also mentions the Bossert as Witness to the tranaction. Thanks you guys are great! Bea Fisher
 

Name: Dorothy Henson <dkrkjt@aol.com>
Date: 2001-09-06
How I found this page Searching for Bossards
What I like best about it Neat and very easy to find what you are looking for
What I would like to see added More data
Comments:
I found your site very useful and found some Bossards but don't know where they fit into my line. I am researching Bossards from Crawford County, Pa. You have a lot of good information and it is well presented, keep up the good work.
Thanks for being there.

 

Name: Joanna & Roger Williams <rogerinke@aol.com>
Date: 2001-09-05
How I found this page Looking for Samuel Halliday
What I like best about it A great site!
Comments:
Roger's Grandmother was Helen Halliday, born in Ithica in 1890. She married a Roger Griswold Nevins. Her father was apparently Samuel D. Halliday. We are looking for Samuel's siblings, wife, children, etc. We know little about him, except he was probably connected to Cornell.
 

Name: Douglas Head <dnhead@iquest.net>
Date: 2001-09-02
How I found this page stumbled on it
What I like best about it cemetery records
Comments:
I am a great grandson of Dr. Peter Head. I have looked for him for a long time. There was a family tradition that he had lived in Tompkins County and his first wife was burried there. thank you for the cemetery records as she is listed there. I found him in 1880 in the gold fields of Colorado but can not find his origin. Is there a historical society in the county that would have records of early residents so I could come and spend some time searching those records to see if there is a clue on where he came from.
 

Name: Susan Griffin <suz7759@aol.com>
Date: 2001-08-30
How I found this page Email buddy
What I like best about it The information
Comments:
Thank you for putting this information out there! I've been searching for my family records and here they are!
 

Name: Tricia Jurovic <triciajurovic@aol.com>
Date: 2001-08-29
How I found this page Recommended by savy friend.
What I like best about it Clarity and variety
Comments:
I have been trying to research family genealogy. I thought I had alot of info on Frances Leah Allen, my grandmother. I have had little luck in my previous searches. Tompkins County site gives me alot of hope that I am close to her roots. I have posted messages and hope to hear back. There are many sites for such a small community. thank you for your preservation of history.
 

Name: bea Fisher <baljf@frontiernet.net>
Date: 2001-08-13
How I found this page Daughter found it
What I like best about it All my relatives on my Mother's side came from Tompkins Co.
What I would like to see added Can't think of anything. You are doing a great job.
Comments:
Wish I could connect all the Crawfords in Newfield to Orlando Crawford.
 

Name: David Dingler <ddingler@houston.rr.com>
Date: 2001-07-30
How I found this page A lead from my sister in Geneva, NY
What I like best about it Every page I looked at was wonderful
Comments:
I am doing some research on the Johnson family. From some of the pages that came up when I did a surname search of the Johnson name gave me some leads to information that I didn't allready have. Especiall liked the pages relating to the Town of Caroline, since I was born in Speedsville and lived in Caroline Center. Thanks to Dennis Whittaker for all of the work that hes has done on the cemetary listings.

Hopefully any of the Johnson family that live in the Slaterville-Dryden area will contact me if they are doing any of the Johnson genealogy.

Thanks for the wonderful site

Dave Dingler

 

Name: Sharon Ackley <A40SACK@aol.com>
Date: 2001-07-15
How I found this page Luck and search
Comments:
Can't believe all the information you do have! Fantastic! Just haven't found the information we want on our family members but will keep coming back. This is the next best thing to being in NY. Keep up the good work!
 

Name: Carolyn Ludwig <mama bear54@aol.com>
Date: 2001-06-24
How I found this page genealogy
What I like best about it good info
What I would like to see added Mecklenburg cemetary
Comments:
good start
 

Name: Ann Hines <bahines@trvnet.net>
Date: 2001-06-06
Comments:
I am just getting signed up after been gone for sometime
Ann

 

Name: Bob & Betty Hales <bobhales@juno.com>
Date: 2001-06-05
How I found this page typed in ~nytompki after rootsweb
What I like best about it Well organized
What I would like to see added Census records?
Comments:
I have been working with the Orleans County site. Come & visit us. I have some idea of the amount of work that you have done. I have converted over 1,300 files into the HTML format. My work is simple. I let sharon add graphics etc for index pages etc.

We'll be visiting you again as we work on the Trumble/Trumbull line that came into the county about 1820.

We visit Ithaca periodically. I graduated from Cornell in 1961. In 1997 we had a daughter graduate from Ithaca College School of Music. We have another daughter that will graduate Dec. 2002 from there also.

Good work & we'll be back.
Bob

 

Name: rose clark <rmclark@odyssey.net>
Date: 2001-05-31
How I found this page looking for family
Comments:
looking for cases that lived in groton, so far i have found none listed why?????????????????????
 

Name: Henry Dryden <henrydryden@iwmc.net>
Date: 2001-05-28
How I found this page Doing a search of "Dryden"
What I like best about it Well organized and easy to move around.
Comments:
Job well done.
 

Name: DENISE SHEHEEN <SHEHEDM483DP@MSN.COM>
Date: 2001-05-28
How I found this page YOUR NEWS LETTER
What I like best about it VERY ORGANIZED
Comments:
I WAS BORN IN ITHACA AND LEFT WHEN I WAS 2. LOOKING FOR SHEHEEN FAMILY IN THE CITY CEMETARY AND INFORMATION ON MY GRANDFATHERS RESTAURANT AT CALLED THE INLET.. I HOPE TO VISIT THE DEWITT LIBRARY SOMEDAY. ANY INFORMATION WOULD BE HELPFUL AS I WANT TO VISIT THE CEMETERY..
 

Name: Alton L. Coney <aconey42@aol.com>
Date: 2001-05-15
How I found this page Informed by another searcher.
What I like best about it Haven't gottten started.
What I would like to see added ?
Comments:
This might not be your problem but I have just returned from Tompkins CO. We walked thru 11 Cemeteries and found Mt. Olympia Cem. in Ithaca, to be in the worst codition of them all, aside from the "Friends" Cem. on Perry City Road, east of Perry city.
 

Name: arlene willson <katzmeow@snowcrest.com>
Date: 2001-04-21
How I found this page looking for ancesters by names and associated places known.
What I like best about it it's loaded with information.
Comments:
this is one of the best sites i have come across.it's loaded with all kinds of information. thanks alot. arlene
 

Name: Melinda Heller <mheller01@earthlink.net>
Date: 2001-04-13
How I found this page google
What I like best about it history
Comments:
I looked up myself on the google site, and found myself here. I always knew I was named in an usual way. Melinda is a family name, allegedly German, although it doesn't sound so. Well, I'm surprised to find another Melinda Heller. An ancestor?
 

Name: Gary Underwood <Underwoogl@aol.com>
Date: 2001-04-05
How I found this page thru Rootsweb.com
What I like best about it I found some cemetery records i was looking for
What I would like to see added just more of everything
Comments:
Want to thank everyone who have put in the long hard work to make these records available.
I live in Daytona, Florida and do not get much time when I do get to NY to do research and I am delighted that your site had some of the cemetery records that I had been looking for. Thank you all, Gary

 

Name: Carolyn Rittenhouse <pakxpress2@cs.com>
Date: 2001-03-21
How I found this page through the NYS GenWeb
What I like best about it always have something new
What I would like to see added more census & Cemeteries
Comments:
It has a good set up. It's one of the best counties that I've seen on the GenWeb. Keep up the good work.
 

Name: Dorothy Henson <dkrkjt@aol.com>
Date: 2001-03-18
How I found this page Surf on it
What I like best about it Great information
What I would like to see added More census
Comments:
Your web site is great and I only wish more places had as much detailed information as you do. I know it takes a lot of time and engery to get this much and I really appreicate all your hard work.
Thank you
Dorothy Henson

 

Name: Robert Harvey <historyfinder@cs.com>
Date: 2001-03-11
How I found this page Looking for genealogical information.
What I like best about it Choice of things to check, not every lumped in one unit.
Comments:
I am realated to many people in the Town of Dryden. Doing research on McKee, Sickmon, Bush and related families. Looking for the person who has the Sickmon Reunion book. I live in Schulyer County, if there are any inquires. I do business as Historic Havana Genealogical Research at 2774 State Route 14, Montour Falls, NY 14865-9705. I have also have worked at the Schuyler County Historical Society and am a member. I have been doing research for about 10 years.
 

Name: Pamela Denton <pamsgen@hotmail.com>
Date: 2001-02-19
How I found this page from Rootsweb
What I like best about it It is so well organized and has lots of info!!!
What I would like to see added More Census information
Comments:
Of all the County web sites I use yours has to be the very best. You have wonderful volunteers who have contributed so much information. I can't wait for the day that those people I can't seem to find finally show up.

Pamela Denton

 

Name: Mary Ellen Jones <jonesinn@juno.com>
Date: 2001-01-24
How I found this page typed in rootsweb, etc.
What I like best about it all information broken into townships; easy to find
What I would like to see added early settlers of Ludlowville
Comments:
I'm "just visiting" from St. Lawrence Co. My husband's ancestors lived in W. Groton/Lansing area and I'm having some luck searching them, but some of them are elusive. I wish I could find some information on Pattersons related to Joneses.

I like the categories you have so far and will come back from time to time.

Thank you.

 

Name: Charles C. Shaw <cshaw@northnet.org>
Date: 2001-01-24
How I found this page Other GenWebSites
What I like best about it Lots of cemetery info
What I would like to see added More Civil War burial info
Comments:
Great job-keep up the good work
 

Name: Agatha Davenport <gatiedav@iserv.com>
Date: 2001-01-14
How I found this page Looking up info about Tompkins Co.
What I like best about it It is so progressive, You are adding to info all the time and much progress has been made since 1999
What I would like to see added A little more early history of the area, which I realize must be sparse to come by.
Comments:
I have been looking for Tobias Giltner who is my g-g-grandfather. On his death certificate he listed as his birthplace Tompkins Co., N.Y. He was born about 1820, apparently moved to Pennsylvania, married a woman by name of Ann (?) and later moved to Williams County, Ohio and resided in Brady Township Ohio. Tobias Giltner died on 17th day of May, 1870. I am looking for his parents all I can find is a John Giltner who apparently settled in the Enfield area in 1804. I also located a Tobias Giltner on page 22 of Town Meeting Records 1795-1803, from a book that contains a transcribed copy of the Town of Ulsysses the seventh day of april 1795 done by Samuel Weyburn Junior Town Clerk in the year 18--. (the latter was from the inside leaf page).
 

Name: jan (teed) wallace iowa <jwal305087@aol.com>
Date: 2001-01-08
How I found this page just looking around
What I like best about it all
What I would like to see added not sure at this time.
Comments:
have been looking for my ggrandfather who was born in new york, name william h teed m sarah thompson. not sure if the william h teed your history is the same one i'm looking for, it would help me alot if he was. enjoyed reading thru all your info.
 

Name: David T. Smith <klip@clarityconnect.com>
Date: 2001-01-08
How I found this page USGENWEB
What I like best about it comprehensive resources
What I would like to see added references to the period 1817 to 1850
Comments:
In the last three years this has become one of the most comprehensive web sites among counties of New York State.
 

Name: WENDY AMARO SANTIAGO <Wamarosant@stny.rr.com>
Date: 2000-12-03
How I found this page FRIEND
What I like best about it HELPFUL
What I would like to see added MORE NAMES
Comments:
LOOKING FOR A LOUISE H MANNING THAT LIVED AT 607 S AURORA ST WITH HER SISTER AND BROTHER DAN MANNING WAS RELATED TO US THE MASON'S IN OWEGO NY SOMEHOW STILL LOOKING !!!!!MY GRANDFATHER HAROLD GEORGE MASON WAS RELATED TO THEM
 

Name: harry a hall <hallha@aol.com>
Date: 2000-12-01
How I found this page search
What I like best about it range and scope of data
What I would like to see added more vital stats
Comments:
Best County page in the country. Keep up the good work! You are really appreciated.
 

Name: Gloria VanEtten <gloriavanetten@home.com>
Date: 2000-11-25
How I found this page looking for husband`s past in new york
What I like best about it found a lot of info on kings, woods, vanetten, just need to ty them all together cause they are all cousins
Comments:
Ronald`s Family still live in the Groton area,but did not know how to get the info on part of family. they go back to the early 1700`s with names but no dates,thank you for all the info. It has really made a big difference.
 

Name: Linda <lindave@netins.net>
Date: 2000-11-18
How I found this page looking for info from this area
What I like best about it ease of finding way around
What I would like to see added I'm not sure anything right now.
Comments:
Your site was great! ! I spent several hours going from one area to another. Didn't make any finds, but enjoyed my time with you. Keep up the hard work! Thanks, Linda
 

Name: Lynne Stamm <squizzard41@aol.com>
Date: 2000-11-09
How I found this page Melinda Cornwell (father's cousin)
What I like best about it It is FULL of excellent resources
What I would like to see added Continue the scrapbook and references
Comments:
After many years of researching my mother's side of the family I have made some great connections here. I've found her immediate (Mulks family) and have added much information on our other lines--Straight, Payne, Sloughter, Pew, Genung. I'm still searching for more connections in the Sloughter family and the Straight families as well as Beam and Bull(Bullis?). Abner Beam is the earliest I find in 1853-1933 Caroline Twp and his wife, Emma Bull(I thought it was Bullis) 1870-1941 Caroline. I've found distant cousins and exciting information. Thanks so much. I live in Ohio but grew up visiting Caroline when I was younger since I lived in Upstate NY.
 

Name: Nancy Pakkala <dwpakkala@aol.com>
Date: 2000-10-22
How I found this page by accident! but meant to check out Tompkin Co. site just hadn't got around to it .
What I like best about it Haven't looked at alot yet but hope to soon, so far it looks great.
What I would like to see added Will let you know later after I have a chance to look it over more thoroughly.
Comments:
Looks great so far, haven't had a chance to check it over yet.
 

Name: cheryl hogg <ncrc@infi.net>
Date: 2000-10-09
How I found this page wandering the internet
What I like best about it success!
What I would like to see added just keep up the good work
Comments:
I found some new and valuable information here. thanks and bless you all for the work you are doing
 

Name: Melanie Isengard Shepard <shepard@ncfreedom.net>
Date: 2000-09-13
How I found this page I was just browsing
What I like best about it all the information listed
What I would like to see added more info
Comments:
thanks for all the information. This site is really great, I found some stuff out that i never new about my family.
 

Name: Melanie Isengard Shepard <enchantedone36@hotmail.com>
Date: 2000-09-13
How I found this page very interesting
What I like best about it the ongoing topics to choice from
What I would like to see added undecided yet
Comments:
thanks for all your effort you guys put forth.
 

Name: Kenneth E. Reddick <fixitman67@aol.com>
Date: 2000-09-11
How I found this page search
What I like best about it easy to find info
What I would like to see added more info
Comments:
As all of us in genealogy, I would like more information about cities and towns. I'm looking for records of the people who lived in that city.
 

Name: Mary Ellen Jones <jonesinn@juno.com>
Date: 2000-09-04
Comments:
It's late and I just found your guest book. Can't remember how I got here, but probably through rootsweb, looking for ancestors in Lansing. Looking for County listings and addresses and I think this site is good for that.
 

Name: Karen Woodward <meanwood@msn.com>
Date: 2000-08-04
How I found this page Looking for information on the MULKS family
What I like best about it the updates and the cemetery information
Comments:
Thank you all very much for the wonderful job that you do with this site. I found it several years ago looking for the MULKS/MIDDAUGH families for my Father and have just recently discovered a connection to Tompkins Co. on my Mother's family with the DUNHAM/LOTT families. Not only have I found important information here but it's given me great leads to other states and counties.
It's greatly appreciated. Thank you, Karen

 

Name: Jerry Doty <jerd13@yahoo.com>
Date: 2000-07-30
How I found this page RootsWeb
What I like best about it lots of selections
Comments:
I'm looking for anything concerning the name of Doty, in Caroline area.
 

Name: John Worm <wormjohn@aol.com>
Date: 2000-07-13
How I found this page GenWeb
What I like best about it Emphasis on indexing
What I would like to see added NY State Census Data
Comments:
Very impressed with your work. Not many counties that I've visited have anywhere near the info online that you do. Now, if you could just find something about Reuben Shear!
 

Name: Mary Galusha <tucnak_68@yahoo.com>
Date: 2000-07-12
How I found this page through my mother
Comments:
I have not really gotten into this site yet. I am looking for any information on my maternal side for Searles, Slocum, or Boulter.
 

Name: Alexis Popp <boblex@stargate.net>
Date: 2000-06-14
How I found this page Referred by Eileen Arndt
What I like best about it Everything
Comments:
What a wealth of information! I was born and raised in Ithaca, actually lived in Varna in the Town of Dryden from 1959 to 1981.

This site has brought me a ton of information on my ancestors and made me a little bit homesick too!

Thank you to all the wonderful people who have made this information available.

God Bless you all!!!

 

Name: Lucille Mead <ceil82@hotmail.com>
Date: 2000-06-12
How I found this page genealogical research
What I like best about it Vast amount of information.All readily accessible
What I would like to see added more census online
Comments:
I am researching the Sutliff and Hotaling families. This is a great site. Thanks to all of the people who worked so hard to make it great!
 

Name: Charles A Douglass <chuckdouglass@aol.com>
Date: 2000-06-04
How I found this page browsing
Comments:
excellent, more info than many websites thanks to your volunteers.
 

Name: Gary Stevens <Fuzz@cruzio.com>
Date: 2000-05-28
How I found this page Browesd though Tompkins Co.
What I like best about it The History
What I would like to see added More Historic photo's
Comments:
My Grandfather lived in Dryden for many years.
His name was Emmett Fox.

 

Name: J. Kemmer <rjkemmer@hotmail.com>
Date: 2000-05-16
How I found this page Cindy's List
What I like best about it Everything!
What I would like to see added You are doing fine!
Comments:
This is a wonderful site! One of the best. Researching
Bloom, Carman and Labar in Tompkins Co., New York. You
are greatly appreciated.

 

Name: jenny inskeep <jinskee@erols.com>
Date: 2000-05-04
How I found this page genealogy research
What I like best about it easy to follow
What I would like to see added map
Comments:
County lines have changed so many times...maybe a couple of maps from different time periods would help. Great page.
 

Name: Keith Smith <thkeiru1@worldnet.att.net>
Date: 2000-05-01
How I found this page Search, ATT Homepage
What I like best about it I found supporting info on DeMoranville
Comments:
Thanks for a helpful and facinating webpage and related information.
 

Name: Robert Chambers <sjchambers@aol.com>
Date: 2000-04-23
How I found this page genweb
What I like best about it variety
Comments:
Thanks to all for maintaining such a well conceived site.
 

Name: Evelyn Tompkins Jenkins <HJenkin961@aol.com>
Date: 2000-04-16
How I found this page Most informative
Comments:
Have been researching some of my family genealogy -Stinards, Mead and Tompkins
 

Name: David Vomacka <DVomacka@aol.com>
Date: 2000-04-09
How I found this page Looking to Austin Manor
What I would like to see added More data -- always more data
Comments:
Thanks for the effort to maintain the site. My mother, Mary Ann Kratochvil, is from near Peruville. I recently became interested in geneology. While I have traced my father's family to Europe, I have been unable to locate anything on Mom's family.
 

Name: Donal Preston Sr <marauder854sc@netscape .net>
Date: 2000-04-09
How I found this page Surfing
What I like best about it The sites very well set up.
Comments:
I was raised in Ludlowville NY. Its very nice to find all the info here to look back at the past. I left Home in 1963 to go in the Navy. I alwasys like coming to The Ithaca area on my vacations. Keep up the good work.

DRP Sr

 

Name: Roger Elliott <rbleot@prodigy.net>
Date: 2000-03-29
How I found this page Searching for local government ( ETNA)
What I like best about it It is so easy to use! It as nice a sight as I've seen!
What I would like to see added MAP..of County and where things are...
Comments:
This is a very well put together sight... Koodos to you guys!
 

Name: Darlene Jackson <bo7jackson@aol.com>
Date: 2000-03-25
How I found this page from a friend
What I like best about it the variety of info
What I would like to see added can't think of anything right now
Comments:
Just wanted to let you know about an error I found. The White Settlement cemetery is on DATES Rd. in Lansingville, not DAVIS Rd. Thank You.
 

Name: Jim Graves <jggrave1@juno.com>
Date: 2000-03-22
How I found this page I have it in a list of favorites
What I like best about it Potential information on my "home" county
Comments:
I'm interested in any updates on East Lawn Cemetary in Ithaca, I have relatives buried there: Neigh, Turk, Moravec etc.

Thanks

 

Name: Barbara Baay <Brigadiers67@aol.com>
Date: 2000-03-18
How I found this page websearch
What I like best about it variety of information offered
Comments:
The best experience I have had, since through the queries, I have discovered a whole living branch of my family tree I never knew existed. Now we are working together to round out our geneologies and current family status. Actually we found that we are related through two sets of marriage routes. Thanks forever! Researching SICKMON, BAAY, SCHOOLCRAFT, HARVEY.....still cannot find traces for Grace Schoolcraft McGill....her parents, etc.
 

Name: Barbara Baay <Brigadiers67@aol.com>
Date: 2000-03-18
How I found this page websearch
What I like best about it variety of information offered
Comments:
The best experience I have had, since through the queries, I have discovered a whole living branch of my family tree I never knew existed. Now we are working together to round out our geneologies and current family status. Actually we found that we are related through two sets of marriage routes. Thanks forever!
 

Name: R. Demars <roxied@twcny.rr.com>
Date: 2000-02-28
How I found this page surfing
What I like best about it ?
What I would like to see added ?
Comments:
Just got in here, haven't really checked it out yet.
 

Name: Joleen Krogman <AMANDLUKESMOM@aol.com>
Date: 2000-02-27
How I found this page Rootsweb
What I like best about it Variety of stuff
What I would like to see added completed cemetary records
Comments:
Wonderful site. Surnames listing help fill some of my gaps. But had no Burns listing in theInlet cemetary?
 

Name: Barb Crawford <dbcraw@exotrope.net>
Date: 2000-02-27
Comments:
Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed this sight and its wealth on information. I will come back often to see what's new. Thank you.
 

Name: Sharon Ackley <A40SACK@aol.com>
Date: 2000-02-13
How I found this page Through the Gen Web
What I would like to see added Something to indicate we could write to ? ? for copies of obits.
Comments:
Really appreciated all the work everyone put into making this site a wonderful place to search.
 

Name: Eileen Arndt <frngdwlr@mhtc.net>
Date: 2000-02-13
Comments:
Thanks to the early probate records being on here, and the search engine, I was able to identify my 4great grandmother's first married name by using "Lucinda" and out of a result of 2, it became very evident that she was Lucinda Cuffman/Couphman/Coffman. A wonderful "wall breaker" for me. Thanks so much! Eileen
 

Name: E.G. Turner <egturner@mail.ev1.net>
Date: 2000-02-04
How I found this page Referred by Family Member
What I like best about it The Historical Information
Comments:
Nice site, I'm from Candor, N.Y., born in Auburn N.Y. I'm looking for family records to add to our Family WEB Site. My Mother's family lived in Tompkins County and Tioga county and some of them are still living there. Thanks for the help!
 

Name: Skip Arden <lizskps@cs.com>
Date: 2000-02-03
Comments:
Agreat site keep up the good work.
 

Name: Stacey Foote <stacey@berry.cmoo.com>
Date: 2000-01-30
How I found this page Was doing a general search
What I like best about it Very detailed
Comments:
Am looking forward to seeing the census records completed.
 

Name: Joseph M. Champlin <nchamplin1@juno.com>
Date: 2000-01-27
How I found this page From a friend
Comments:
Doing research on Champlin. William Champlin buried in Groton Rural Cemetery was a brother of my 4 Greatgrandfather. William served in the American Revolution.
He was from Beekman N. Y., Dutchess Co. Looks like the family had a tough time of it. I checked some other Champlins also. Thank you
Sincerely, Joseph M. Champlin



 

Name: Marianne Victory Purdy <watewin@juno.com>
Date: 2000-01-21
How I found this page Accident - was looking to buy a copy of French's 1860 Gazeteer
What I like best about it An excellent page
Comments:
While I am not researching Tomkins Co, at least not that I know of, I was so pleased to see that you have included the entries from French's Gazeteer for your county on this page. The gazeteer has been one of my favorite refernce books for NY since I first discovered it. Keep up the good work. Just wish other NY counties would follow your lead.
Thanks so much.

 

Name: James W. Flynn <flynn@bitstorm.net>
Date: 2000-01-20
How I found this page Through the Town of Dryden Website
What I like best about it Everything
Comments:
My wife and I used to live in the Village of Dryden until 1991 when we relocated to Florida. Visiting your Website was like taking a trip back home.
 

Name: robert s taylor <rtaylor1@twcny,rr,com>
Date: 2000-01-14
How I found this page friend in Berkeley, CA !!
What I like best about it we are old family from Tompkins
What I would like to see added too early yet
Comments:
its a bit early to comment - this is my first contacvt with this site. I am interested in records of Ireland, Brown (Bloom?), Taylor, Heath, Cantine families. I do have things that might be of interest, but I don't yet known the scope of the site.
 

Name: Peter D. Shaver <bet.shaver@aol.com>
Date: 2000-01-11
How I found this page teaching my mother, Betty Shaver, how to use the internet
What I like best about it I have looked at several counties in NYS and this one is fantastic!
What I would like to see added better locational info. for cemeteries
Comments:
I am a descendent of Jacob Shaver, d. 1827 in Freeville - most Shaver ancestors are in Willow Glen, including grandparents Frank W. and Edith. Once I read through everything, I think I have some material to share that might be of interest to researchers. Thanks a lot!
 

Name: James E. Hatch <standingoak@msn.com>
Date: 2000-01-10
How I found this page By searching for Cemetery records.
What I like best about it The friendly and helpful people.
Comments:
It was a pleasure to meet via email, Janet Nash. She was very helpful in directing me to a Cemetery contact who has already been so helpful. What a great group of people.
I hope to come to New York someday. My family left New York shortly after the Civil War. My roots go back to New Haarlem in the 1600's. Thanks everybody!!
Greetings from the other Coast!!
James E. Hatch

 

Name: Lana Raye James <redpony@wycol.com>
Date: 2000-01-07
Comments:
The Tompkins County website is the best county website I have visited. That is especially fortunate for me as most of my ancestors back several generations on both my maternal and paternal sides resided there. When I get my information more complete, I will submit it to you to add to the site. Thank you for all your hard work.
 

Name: Jennifer Fields <Horsewspr23@aol.com>
Date: 2000-01-06
How I found this page looking for relatives
What I like best about it it was easy to find things
Comments:
I really like your site alot, because i'm trying to find a link to my side of the family....if you could help me out with any other places to look for my relatives.....thatnks
 

Name: Valerie Armstrong <N.Armstrong@btinternet.com>
Date: 2000-01-04
How I found this page via cyndislist
Comments:
Searching for my Gt.Gt. Grandparents Thomas and Jane Oliphant who emigrated from England in 1871 and lived in Ithaca and Dryden sometime between 1871 and 1877. They had 4 children: Joshua; Thomas; Anna Marie and Nellie (Eleanor?) Can anyone find details, perhaps on 1875 state census as I feel I have come up against brick wall.
 

Name: Jerry K Halstead <halstead@imcnet.net>
Date: 1999-12-26
How I found this page rootsweb home page
What I like best about it I've just begun
Comments:
Some day we want to put together the family trees of Vann, Hopkins,and Halstead all from Ithaca and Tompkins Co. area.
 

Name: David E. Miller <DavidM7159@aol.com>
Date: 1999-12-19
How I found this page surfing rootsweb.com
Comments:
Searching for genealogical info on Miller/Stout families.
 

Name: Rose M. Beach Pool <Po19@Hitter.Net>
Date: 1999-12-18
What I like best about it Born and rised Ithaca
Comments:
Am doing family search, new at it.,
 

Name: Sharon Jones <sharon.jones34@gte.net>
Date: 1999-12-13
How I found this page thru thr rootsweb homepage
What I like best about it well organized, easy to find information
What I would like to see added any additional books on Tompkins County that may include biographical sketches
Comments:
I have greatly enjoyed visiting your site. I discovered it in May and shortly thereafter posted a page out of our Brown family bible. Within 3 weeks I received an e-mail from a gentleman who was also researching the same Brown family. It turns out we are 6th cousins and together we have discovered a whole new branch of our family. He was the gate in my brick wall. The amount of information we have gathered has been fantastic!!! I love your site and continue to check it weekly for new stuff. Looking forward to the census records. The "Landmarks of Tompkins County" has been a great help along with the Groton Rural Cemetery Records. It is so wonderful to have all this information right at my fingertips. THANK YOU!!
 

Name: Terri Crockford <Terric7058@aol.com>
Date: 1999-12-04
How I found this page web
Comments:
I am trying to find an email address for Allen Chaffe
to see if in his family lines he shows a Oliver Chaffe
Wife Mary chikldren Stell and Rose Chaffe Banfield,
From Town of enfield

 

Name: Franklin Rose <frose@nmo.net>
Date: 1999-12-02
Comments:
MyGGGgrandfather was born to Wm.Rose(Roosa)in your county in1823 his name was Hiram Rose,I'm interested in any information on where he died.He lived in Steuben Co.with Rose Children and wife on 1860 census.In 1865 his wife Nancy is listed as being married to Robert Nixon with Rose children.sincerely,Frank Rose
 

Name: Madeline Jenkins Millard <mlmillar@mail.uccs.edu>
Date: 1999-11-27
How I found this page Circuitous route from Cyndi's List
What I like best about it Seems to be arranged sensibly
What I would like to see added Written out e-mail addresses for mail lists because my server does not allow me to send mail directly from Web sites.
Comments:
Please send me e-mail address for the Tompkins County mail list. I'm already a FLAKE. Thank you1
 

Name: Megan Van Sickle <phreephloater@aol.com>
Date: 1999-11-21
Comments:
hey
 

Name: Jerel Wayne Doty <jerd13@yahoo.com>
Date: 1999-11-21
How I found this page RootsWeb
Comments:
researching information on Isaac Doty, son of John Doty and Polly Joiner, b. May 5, 1842. Looking to see if anymore information, concerning if he survived the Civil War, did he leave NY, and possibly when.