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Hello there! You've discovered the Herkimer/ Montgomery Counties GenWeb page, part of the New York GenWeb and the US GenWeb Project! My name is Martha and, together with Asst. County Coordinator Lisa Slaski, Newport/Norway Editor Bill McKerrow, Fairfield Maven and Town Historian Jane Dieffenbacher, German Flatts Editor Beverly Crim, Webb/Wilmurt/Ohio Editor Lisa Slaski, Schuyler Editors Bob Petrie and Jo Dee Frasco, Columbia Editor Kathy Huxtable, Glen Editor Pete Simmonds, Herkimer Editor Betsy Voorhees, Frankfort Editor Laura Perkins, St. Johnsville Editor Allyn Hess Perry, Stark Editors Carol Perry and Ron & Nancy Smith, Ilion Editor Paul McLaughlin, and Contributing Editors Robert Lorick, Sandi Burns, Judy Dolanski, Linda Jasztal, and Jerome A. Walrath, we are all your hosts here at the Herkimer/Montgomery Counties GenWeb. Half of us live in the Mohawk Valley. The rest of us are spread across the U.S., including the coordinator. We are all volunteers and fellow family researchers.

ABOUT US! Herkimer/Montgomery NYGenWeb, a county site of the USGenWeb Project, quietly turned 10 years old in September 2006, having grown from a small surnames list and one article about the Yale Lock. The current depth of our resources is due to the time, effort and caring given by our many typing volunteers to help their fellow researchers. Dozens of generous contributors have sent us information, tips and pointers to superb historical resources, and great feedback. Our genealogical offerings are only as good as our visitors' input. If you'd like to contribute some copyright-free resources, volunteer to assist in typing up or coding more material, or are interested in becoming a town editor, please contact the Site Coordinators (link at top of What's New page). Don't let the plain brown wrapper cover fool you - this is a deep GenWeb site, over 2,000 files of great stuff, and we update more frequently than most. Enjoy exploring our growing sections and features, and happy ancestral hunting!


MORE ABOUT US! The site coordinator and assistant coordinators aren't county residents or historians, and can't help with your personal research in any way. Due to the time involved in maintaining this 2000+ file site and trying to keep track of on-going projects, we DELETE ALL inquiries about your family, directions, items you don't see on this site, or specific historical questions. Many of your questions can be answered if you use a search engine such as google or yahoo, or our site's search feature. We thank you in advance for directing ALL questions of this type to the local societies, libraries, or other organizations, or subscribe to a genealogy mailing list. We're a group of volunteers, not professional genealogists, and are not affiliated with any society. All email regarding a need for corrections to a file, or to donate items to this site, should be directed to us, not to the societies.

It's that time of year again. Researchers are at home and asking the site coordinators specific questions about their ancestors. Please, use search engines such as google (which is what we'd have to do anyway), or direct all questions to societies and libraries listed on our historical articles page, or subscribe to a Rootsweb mailing list for your county of interest. It is seriously eating up the spare time we have to work on putting new information up /updating this site to try to answer you. We maintain this site as volunteers and are not professional genealogists or historians. Going forward all email asking for specific information will be deleted.

updated 4/9/07 WHAT'S NEW THIS MONTH



OUR DISTINGUISHED VISITORS: (The Old Guestbook Archives)

New to This Site? Please Read Before You Email Us

OUR ILLUSTRIOUS HISTORY: general history of the two counties.

HERKIMER COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY: link to their own site. Click here for information about ordering all types of research and records


Herkimer County Towns
updated 3/4/07
German Flatts
Little Falls
Webb/ Wilmurt
updated 3/15/07
Village of Ilion

Montgomery County Towns
updated 4/5/07
St. Johnsville

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QUERIES - We've Got Lots of Them

Submit and View Herkimer or Montgomery County Queries Boards

Archived Queries: queries submitted before August 26, 1998

SURNAME CENTRAL: local surnames submitted by our visitors. Are your ancestral surnames posted? Please read instructions carefully. Forms filled out incorrectly (e.g. all caps, asking questions/posting queries) will be deleted without notice.

Submit Your Surnames! [Please read instructions.]

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MEET YOUR ANCESTORS...UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL: a large resource of local ancestral tributes, biographies, family histories & sketches, and short books, all contributed by site visitors and volunteers.

WHERE THE BOYS WERE: our popular "Where the Boys Were" military section is HUGE! Civil War and other regimental rosters, two area Military Honor Rolls, lots of articles of local interest, and well-chosen links to sites of historical military interest.

VITAL RECORDS AND OTHER LISTS: What you see is what we have on hand.

OBITS BULLETIN BOARD: Part 1   Part 2   Part 3   Part 4   Part 5   Part 6   Part 7   Part 8

WILLS AND DEEDS BULLETIN BOARD:Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  Part 4  Part 5

CENSUS:Including article about where to view censuses

LINKS WE LIKE: our large links list contains general research aids, current and historical county links, great military history links, maps, commercial and tourism resources - and some fun stuff. Most of your non-genealogy questions can be answered in this section!

ASK YOUR COUSINS: books we own, look-ups and special assistance from other researchers.

THE OAK-PANELED LIBRARY: books we don't own but your library may have, including Family History Center books and microfilms, and links to commercial resources and sites.



Those Who Sit and Wait: The Mascots of the Herkimer/Montgomery Counties GenWeb Page  updated  5/29/04

Memorial for Rex Stevenson, Founder of the Herkimer/Montgomery Counties NY GenWeb

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Last Updated --Friday, 28-Mar-2008 12:05:38 PDT

County Coordinator: Martha S. Magill
Asst. County Coordinator: Lisa Slaski

Herkimer/Montgomery Town Coordinators

Jane Dieffenbacher - Fairfield
Laura Perkins - Frankfort
Pete Simmonds - Glen
Betsy Voorhees - Herkimer
Paul McLaughlin - Village of Ilion
Bill McKerrow - Newport & Norway
Lisa Slaski - Ohio & Webb/Wilmurt
Allyn Hess Perry - St. Johnsville
Carol Perry - Stark

The Herkimer/Montgomery Contributing Editors

Judy Breedlove/ Sandi Burns/ Judy Dolanski / JoDee Frasco
Linda Jasztal/ Bob Lorick/ Bob Petrie / Ron Smith / Jerome A. Walrath

Founded in August 1996 by: Rex Stevenson - a great genealogist. He is missed.
In Memory of Friends and Colleagues Who Contributed to This Site:
Douglas Ingalls
Kenneth Mowers
Joan Veeder

Original Graphics Copyright©1996 - 2007: Conrad Vogel
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