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  • Our mission is to make as many records available as possible. Covering the entire Painted Hills Area of Western New York and Northcentral Pennsylvania. Our society also strives to introduce young and old to the fun and rewards of the field of genealogy.
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    Thank You Mary

    2015 - As many of you know by now, our founder and president, Mary Bryant, has retired. In 1999, this lady who lives in a small town and knew nothing about websites had a dream – to put as much information as possible about our 6-county area on the web – free to any interested readers.

    Today we are the heirs to that dream. The original tiny website has grown into a powerhouse of information for our 6-county area – arguably the best and most complete on the web.

    As Mary stepped down to enjoy life in a slower lane, we presented her with a plaque that tries to express our gratitude and a Painted Hills mug from which she can sip her coffee as she contemplates the day before her.

    Don’t be a stranger, Mary. After you have had a chance to renew your energy, we hope you will want to contribute – the site will be the better for it.




  • 2015 - New Cemetery for Cattaraugus County. We have added Pigeon Valley Cemetery to our list of Cattaraugus cemeteries. Pigeon Valley cametery is just north of Napoli. We link to the Cattaraugus County GenWeb site for this listing. Thanks to one of our members for pointing out that it was missing from our list.

  • The Oswayo Valley Historical Society has digitized the Oswayo Valley Mail from 1908 to 1923 & 1930 thru 1936. They have also purchased new computers for researchers to read the papers - making it easier to search them for names. The Oswayo Valley Historical Society is open every Friday at 1 to 4 p.m. in the Basement of the Oswayo Valley Memorial Library in Shinglehouse, PA.


  • Wendy Straight and Douglas Shepard of Fredonia have transcribed a large amount of Baptist association meeting minutes dating from 1836 to 1863 in Chautauqua and Cattaraugus countiesthat they would like to share with you:
    Extractions from selected Baptist association meetings, 1836 - 1863


  • Old TYLER Letters, (1854 ? 1860), with a CONE, LEWIS, PALMER, and TURNER connection

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