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in western New York and northcentral Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania Counties: McKean | Potter

New York Counties: Allegany| Cattaraugus | Chautauqua | Livingston | Steuben

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March, 2016 - Updating the Painted Hills website. When Painted Hills was started (20 years ago now), we wanted a bulletin board and chat room that our members could use to help each other with research. They were state-of-the-art when they were launched. However, in recent years we have found that neither the Forum nor the Chat have been active. One could even say they have been comatose!

More and more of our members are using the private Painted Hills Facebook group to communicate. Members report that it is more fun and they get better and faster responses from the Facebook Group. Try it!

The Facebook group is open to members only. If you decide you want to participate in the give and take, click on the Facebook button above and then click the Join Group button in the upper right of the Facebook page. We monitor the requests. If you are a paid up member, we'll do the rest.

Even though Chat is closed completely, the Forum will be available for browsing of old posts, but be locked for posting. You no longer need the user name and password, just click the link to Forum.

December, 2015 - A new book set in Cattaraugus County. PHGS member Tim Lake has published a local-history book, Hang on and Fly. The book tells the story of a Cattaraugus County plane crash in 1951. Mary Bryant's mother-in-law is one of the main characters profiled in the book which was completed with some help from Mary.

November, 2015 - Read the latest PHGS newsletter
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Our Search engine has been expanded to include Tips for better use and an Advanced Search.

November, 2015 - A group picture has been submitted by a member who would like to know if anyone recognizes it and can tell us where it was taken and on what occasion. If you know something about this group, please email  Painted Hills Genealogy Society.

September 2015 - Did you know that Bob Glover is a runner and best-selling author? Read all about it in Pioneers in Our Sport!

August 2015 - Livingston County transition is compete. Livingston County cemeteries that were carried on the Steuben pages have been moved to the new Livingston County section of PHGS. If you have cemetery lists or updates that can help expand Livingston County send them to us at paint@paintedhills.org


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