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4/6/04: CAUTION: Most of these look-up offers were made between 1996 and 2000. It's advisable to send a test message first. The site coordinators do NOT have ANY way of finding out anyone's email address unless they advise us. If we knew someone's current email address, we would have corrected it on this page. Please do NOT email the site coordinators if we have anyone's current address. If you've offered to do lookups and your email address has changed, please notify us so that we can make the change.


Practically all genealogists have been building their own research library over the years. Family history books, magazines, pamphlets, gazetteers, and most recently, CD-ROMs, hold special significance in our personal libraries. Now we are asking that you consider sharing these treasures with other genealogists who are just starting out, or who have not been so fortunate to find what are sitting on your shelves. By sharing your resources, valuable information on individuals will get a second wind - perhaps helping to link someone with your own family.

Would you be willing to share your resources or expertise with a particular line? If you would, tell us what you have. Fellow genealogists can see your resources listed on this page, contact you personally via e-mail, and you can answer at your convenience.



GUIDELINES FOR REQUESTS

IMPORTANT! READ FIRST!

We're sorry but because of copyright considerations, the service that hosts our site requires that we advise you that the information given by volunteers must be minimal. For example if it is a cemetery lookup, the information will be the name of the cemetery and the dates on the headstone. Please don't ask for "everybody with X surname" or an entire family group, or for hardcopies to be mailed.

  1. Your question should be limited to ONE individual/couple per request, not everyone of that surname in the township or county.
  2. Don't forget to put HERKIMER or MONTGOMERY COUNTY QUERY in the subject line of your request so the message is not overlooked or accidentally deleted.
  3. In the first line of the message put the name of the book you are requesting the volunteer to search in.
  4. In the second line put your name and e-mail address for reply.
  5. Tell the volunteer exactly who you want looked up.
  6. Please give the volunteer a few days to get back to you. Don't forget to thank them!
  7. As noted above, the volunteer can only give you basic information and cannot copy non-public domain material for you.

None of the persons listed below are commercial vendors, but have volunteered for the pleasure of helping fellow researchers and hopefully meeting people researching their lines. One individual takes grave photos for a small fee. In addition to text resources, some volunteers are offering special assistance, such as expertise with a particular surname or family line.



OFFER OF ASSISTANCE: Andersonville Prison Camp Lookups (Civil War)
If you go to my homepage and to the Atwater Death list link, you will find there were a great majority who died there from New York. My name is Kevin Frye and to get to the point,I do Volunteer research at Andersonville Civil War POW camp in Andersonville Georgia. Any research I do is absolutely at NO cost and I am willing to do what I can. I see you have the Macon lookup site as a link, but I have more access to the rosters than what is on the online database.

My sources are the following - there are 2 online databases to do lookups, one by name, one by Company and Regiment. I also have a copy of the Dorence Atwater Death list which has the names and grave numbers of some 13000 graves with only 460 marked as "UNKNOWN". This along with a CD I have which contains 34,000 names of the 45,000 who were imprisoned there which helps me find prisoner records because of misspellings of the names or alternate names.

I visit the prison site every couple of weeks and have access to the onsite databases as well as the physical files. I would like to let you know of another service I offer which is to take photos of graves for a small fee. Please see my website which is dedicated to those who passed through the gates of Andersonville. http://www.angelfire.com/ga2/Andersonvilleprison/index.html


UNUSUAL ITEM: The Blue Brothers of North Gage
COMMENTS: I have been organizing a great deal of information compiled from the 1920's onward by my father, Ernest W. Blue of Poland. He was quite successful in tracing the descendants of the three Blue brothers (John, Malcom and Dougald) who emigrated from Scotland and settled in North Gage in 1803. I am preparing a short history based on his research which will be titled The Blues of North Gage. I would be happy to answer any queries concerning the Blue line which might show up at your website. However, during May-September I will not be reachable via the net. My mail address appears below. (All mail is forwarded to me during the summer.) Allan G. Blue; Box 201; Bendersville, PA 17306
LOOK-UPS: Al Blue


AUTHOR: Brink, Benjamin Myer
TITLE: The Palatines of Old Ulster
PUBLISHER:
COPYRIGHT: 1905-1914/ 1996
COMMENTS: reprinted from the biographical and genealogical magazine Olde Ulster c. 1905-1914. Surname index included.
LOOK-UPS: Diane Boyst


AUTHOR: Bowman, Fred Q. and Thomas J. Lynch.
TITLE: 7,000 Hudson-Mohawk Valley (NY) Vital Records, 1808-1850
PUBLISHER: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc
COPYRIGHT: 1997
COMMENTS: Information was found in newspapers from Rome, Herkimer, Little Falls, Fort Plain as well as towns south of Albany on the Hudson River. Most of the information is from the Hudson River Valley.
LOOK-UPS: Paula Pitts


AUTHOR: Burke, Thomas E. Jr.
TITLE: Mohawk Frontier, The Dutch Community of Schenectady, New York, 1661-1710
LOOK-UPS:Diane Boyst


AUTHOR: Burleigh, Charles
TITLE: The Genealogy and History of the Guild, Guile and Gile Family
PUBLISHER:
COPYRIGHT: 1887
COMMENTS: history of the three surnames
LOOK-UPS: Robert Chapman


AUTHOR: Clapp, George W.
TITLE: Josiah and Mercy Bennett of Herkimer County, NY, and 574 Descendants, 1798 to 1975
PUBLISHER: self-pubished through Presentation Press, Canoga, California, Library of Congress No. 75-16050
COPYRIGHT: 1975
COMMENTS: Basically, anyone who married into the Bennett family, and any direct (and some indirect) descendants are at least mentioned in the book. There are descendants from Herkimer, Jefferson, Oneida, and Lewis Counties in New York; and Fontanelle, Iowa. (Mercy Pullman was of the 'Pullman Sleeping Railway Car' family.) All data contained in the book is cross-referenced with the source. Many of the old records have been photocopied. Surnames mentioned in the book are: Bennet, Bennett, Tillinghast, Pullman, Calder, Cowls, Cowles, Robinson, Nelson, , Lee, Wright, Loesa, Pemelia, Willis, Stark, Hibbs, Duncan, Whittington, Bleicker, Buckman, Houl, Howell, Carter, Griffith, Chism, Burrows, Shannon." The photos, genealogies, and history of the area is too extensive to list here.
LOOK-UPS: Paula Pitts


AUTHOR: Ernest Byron Cole
TITLE: The Descendants of James Cole of Plymouth
PUBLISHER:
COPYRIGHT:
COMMENTS: Please allow time for Tammie to respond.
LOOK-UPS: Tammie Collins


OFFER OF ASSISTANCE: Conover Surname
COMMENTS: I am not a Conover expert or an expert in anything. However, I MIGHT know a little more than the average bear about them so if you want to put me in as the "Conover Expert" I'll take the job until someone more qualified comes along! I do have a treatise on the CONOVER clan that goes back to the Netherlands to about 1540. And I have a book recently written on a branch that settled in Illinois. I can do some research on the fly!!!
LOOK-UPS: Charles W. Rose


AUTHOR: Franklin W. Cristman, compiler
TITLE: Herkimer County in the World War: 1916 to 1918
PUBLISHER: The Journal & Courier Co.
COPYRIGHT: 1927
COMMENTS: 222 pp.
LOOK-UPS: Doug Boyer
Doug's surnames page


AUTHOR: Dewitt, Vera
TITLE: American Patriots at the Battle of Oriskany August 6, 1777
PUBLISHER:
DATE:
COMMENTS:
LOOK-UPS: Stanley A. Shaut


AUTHOR: Dillenbeck, Andrew L.
TITLE: Lutheran Trinity Church of Stone Arabia, NY
PUBLISHER: Enterprise and News, St. Johnsville, NY
DATE: 1931
COMMENTS: 32 pages
LOOK-UPS: Kathleen McLaughlin


OFFER OF ASSISTANCE: Surnames of families in town of Stark, Herkimer County
COMMENTS: I have been preparing a genealogy on families having a significant presence in the town of Stark prior to 1900, including BACKUS, BAUDER, BORST, BRONNER, CASPARES, CHAMPION, CONKLIN, COUNTRYMAN, DECK, DE GARMO, DRAIN, ECKER, ECKLER, ELLSWORTH, ELWOOD, FETTERLY, FIKES, FILKINGS, FORT, GUIWITS, HALL, HARRAD, HARWICK, HAWN, HOLLENBECK, JORDAN, KELLY, KINTER, LATHROP, MAXFIELD, MILLER, MOWERS, MOYER, PINCKNEY, PRICE, ROOF, SAWIN, SHAUL, SHAUT, SHAVER, SIVER, SLOUGHTER, SMITH, SNYDER, SPRINGER, SUITS, TILYOU, TUNNICLIFF, VAN AUKEN, VAN HORNE, VEDDER, WAGNER, WALRATH, WALTS, WARD, WEEKS, WELDEN, WICK, WIGLEY, WILLSEY, WORMUTH, WRIGHT, YOUNG.
LOOK-UPS:A. Ross Eckler


AUTHOR: Eckler, A. Ross
TITLE: Three Pioneers of Stark: Jacob Bronner, John Fetterly, John Shaul and their Descendants
PUBLISHER: viii + 257 pages privately published 1997 (copies still available at $16 from A. Ross Eckler)
COPYRIGHT: 1997
COMMENTS: covers Jacob Bronner, John Fetterly, John Shaul and their descendants.
LOOK-UPS: A. Ross Eckler, author
Patrick Shaul


AUTHOR: Edmondson, Chan
TITLE: Revolutionary War Period Bible & Family Records Gleaned from Pension Applications, Vol. 12
PUBLISHER: COPYRIGHT: 1992
COMMENTS: an alphabetical listing from John Fadden(Fatten) through William Foster only. The records were abstracted from Selected Records from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900, Micro Publication M-805 (Record Group 15) National Archives Publication. The records are compiled from info sent in by widows applying for pension benefits.
LOOK-UPS: Diane Boyst


AUTHOR: Ehle, Boyd
TITLE: Dominie John Jacob Boyd Ehle and His Descendants
PUBLISHER: Enterprise & News: St. Johnsville, NY
COPYRIGHT: 1930
COMMENTS: 51 page family genealogy
LOOK-UPS: Kathleen McLaughlin


OFFER OF ASSISTANCE: Hammond Family
COMMENTS: I will be share what info I have on the following Montgomery & Herkimer Co., families. Stephen Hammond born 1799 at Amsterdam, Montgomery Co., NY & his wife Elizabeth (Betsy) Mayer, born May 5, 1804 in Herkimer Co. Their children married into the Young, Clark, Petrie, Casler, Crumby & Sixbury families. LOOK-UPS: Dan Goetz


OFFER OF ASSISTANCE: Hess Family
COMMENTS: Matthew Giltner has some Hess information up through about 1900. Matthew can be reached by email at MGiltner@actny.uscg.mil


AUTHOR: Prof. Hubert W. Hess
TITLE: Hess Family in America
LOOK-UPS: Allyn Hess Perry


Hess, Hubert W., A.B.
TITLE: The Staring Family: Records of Early Generations of Hardy Pioneers who Settled at German Flatts, now Herkimer, 1722-25 LOOK-UPS: Allyn Hess Perry


AUTHOR: Hough, Franklin B.
TITLE: The New York Civil List from 1777 to 1860, prepared from the official records, Albany
COPYRIGHT: 1860
COMMENTS: 423 pp; contains the names and origin of the civil divisions and names and date of election or appointment of the principal state and county officers from the Revolution to the present time (to 1860; longest list appears to be that of NY State Assembly
LOOK-UPS: Kathleen McLaughlin


OFFER OF ASSISTANCE: Hufnail Family
COMMENTS: I have considerable information on the Hufnail family of the towns of Canajoharie and Minden, Montgomery County, and will try to answer questions on this family line.
LOOK-UPS: A. Ross Eckler


AUTHOR: Jete, Rene
TITLE: Dictionaire Genealogique des Familles du Quebec des Origines a 1730
COPYRIGHT: University of Montreal Press
COMMENTS: covers all records from the founding of Quebec to 1730. Has many baptisms and marriages and gives the origins of most early families from the old country
LOOK-UPS: Jean Simoneau


AUTHOR: Kipp, Edward B.
TITLE: The Empey Family
PUBLISHER:
COPYRIGHT: 1990
COMMENTS: 18-page typed manuscript of Empey genealogy
LOOK-UPS: Kathleen McLaughlin


AUTHOR: Koetteritz, John B.
TITLE: The History of William Feeter, A Soldier in the War of American Independence, and of his Father, Lucas Vetter
COPYRIGHT: 1901 by Press of Stebbins & Burney, Little Falls, NY
COMMENTS: Lucas is the ancestor of the Feeter-Feder-Feader-Fader families in the United States and Canada. It was compiled for James D. Feeter by John B. Koetteritz. Reprinted by Higginson Book Company.
LOOK-UPS: Sandy Allen


AUTHOR: LaPiana, John C.
TITLE: Ehle Ancestry by Boyd Ehle with Notes on Vanslyck, Douw, Nellis, Dygert, Dockstader, Cook, Veeder, and Fonda
PUBLISHER: John C. LaPiana
COPYRIGHT:
COMMENTS: 53 pages typed covering several old families
LOOK-UPS: Kathleen McLaughlin


AUTHOR: Lewis, Helen F.
TITLE: Southeastern Michigan Pioneer Families, especially Lenawee County and New York Origins
PUBLISHER:
COPYRIGHT: 1994
COMMENTS: many Herkimer County families migrated there
LOOK-UPS: Leita Weil Reed


UNUSUAL ITEM: Genealogy of descendants of Ebenezer Locke
COMMENTS: "I am completing a lengthy genealogy of the descendants of Ebenezer LOCKE (son of William Locke of Woburn, MA). Many of them were omitted from the classic Book of the Lockes because, I think, so many of them moved early on into NY. I am updating our family genealogy from the last time it was done - 43 years ago - and it would be nice to complete it by 2000! My specific Herkimer interest is to identify as many descendants beyond 1870 as possible for the descendants of the several LOCKE lines which settled in the many communities there. I have a lot of LOCKEs lost in NY and the genealogy will not be complete if they are not included. If anyone wishes to question me please let them know that I am willing to share (there are about 80,000 individuals in my database).
LOOK-UPS: Jerry N. Harrison
jroots@aol.com or nmhealth@nmhr.org


AUTHOR: Lowell, Delmar R.
TITLE: The Lowell Genealogy: 1639 - 1899
PUBLISHER: The Tuttle Company, Printers; Rutland, Vermont
COPYRIGHT: 1899
COMMENTS: family genealogy of the Lowell surname
LOOK-UPS: Jim Lowell


AUTHOR: Lu, Helen Mason and Gwen Blomquist Neumann
TITLE: Revolutionary War Period Bible & Family Records Gleaned from Pension Applications, Vol. 4
PUBLISHER: COPYRIGHT: 1982
COMMENTS: an alphabetical listing from Robert Bleakley (Blakeley) through Barlett Brizendine only. The preface states "The information in this publication was abstracted from Selected Records from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900, Micro Publication M-805 (Record Group 15) National Archives Publication." The records are compiled from info sent in by widows applying for pension benefits.
LOOK-UPS: Diane Boyst


AUTHOR: Lupo, Ruth V.
TITLE: Waymarks in Nelliston, New York 1878-1978
PUBLISHER: Nelliston Community Group
COPYRIGHT: 1978
COMMENTS: 164 page family genealogy
LOOK-UPS: Kathleen McLaughlin


AUTHOR:Claire & Charles Sperry
TITLE: Families of Olde Whitesborough 1784-1824
PUBLISHER:
COPYRIGHT: COMMENTS: Please allow time for Tammie to respond.
LOOK-UPS: Tammie Collins





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