Historical News, Things for Sale, Etc.

Attention: Lewis County Lookup Volunteers are Needed!

If you own or have access to genealogical material, please consider joining in our volunteer-driven project. Volunteers are not asked to do extensive research, but simply to provide basic information via e-mail about an individual ancestor query. If you are willing to do Reference Lookups, please Volunteer by sending a message to the County Coordinator.



I have no idea how relevant any of these announcements are since they were all posted before August 2009. If you can help update them or add some new ones, please contact me, Paul, the Lewis County Coordinator.

Alumni of Saint Peter's School or Father Leo Memorial School-
If you are an alumni please  help them  build their contact list by sending your name and address to:
Alumni Committee
Saint Peter's Catholic School
5439 Shady Ave.
Lowville, NY   13367
This will allow you to receive their newsletter!

 I would like to purchase
The Other Side of the Hill,  by Harold E. Samson(1974)
Karen Freeman

The Northern New York American-Canadian Genealogical Society ( is holding its 24th Annual Spring Conference at the Civic Center in Keeseville, New York on May 19th and 20th.
We are proud to be hosting Denis Beauregard the world's foremost authority on Franco-gene research and the Beauregard family. 
Google "Denis Beauregard Francogene" for about 263,000 hits. 
If you have Beauregards in your family, or if you want to know more about genealogical research in Quebec, come to see Mr. Beauregard on May 20th.
The attachment [File opens in Word or Word Pad] may be used as a reminder.  Pass this along to any Beauregards you know.
Julie Dowd, Librarian NNYACGS  

The Boonville Historical Club is looking for Descendants of Civil War Soldiers who served in Boonville's 97th New York State Volunteer Infantry (NYSVI), known as the Conkling Rifles.
The 97th included men from areas of Oneida, Herkimer, Lewis and others. They were led by Colonel Charles Wheelock, Major Charles Northrup, Majors Charles Buck, Joel T. Comstock, and N.D. Ferguson chaplain who died in service.
Erwin Park in Boonville has been chosen for the location of a historical marker to honor the soldiers of the 97th and everyone is invited to attend the program on Saturday Morning June 3, at 9am when the Boonville Historical Club will unveil the marker as part of the Boonville Chamber of Commerce's Best of Boonville weekend.
In 1899 New York State dedicated a granite monument to the volunteers of the 97th and over the years it  suffered damage, and now thanks to support from local government, organizations and individuals the Historical Clubs fundraising campaign has been able to perform repairs.
If you or someone you know is a descendant of a member of the 97th please send information regarding your relationship to the individual to the Boonville Historical Club c/o PO Box 313, Boonville, N.Y. 13309 and also let them know whether you plan to attend the program on Saturday June 3, 2006. Or email

The Osceola Congregational Church has done a reprint of "Osceola Jewel of Tug Hill. "

The price per book is $27.00, includes tax and postage. Checks can be made out to Osceola Congregational Church. c/o Helen Hall, 42 Ryan Road, Williamston, New York, 13493.

Lewis County Historical Society Seeks Nominations For Historical Hall of Fame

Lewis County Historical Society is now seeking nominations for their second round of inductees.

Honorees must fit one or more of the following criteria:

-The honoree may be deceased or living;
-The honoree may have been a resident of Lewis County or its historical boundaries during his or her lifetime;
-The honoree may have made an important contribution at the county, state, national or international level;
-The honoree may have had an impact directly on the history of Lewis County;
-The honoree may have made a significant contribution to keeping history alive through their support of Lewis County Historical Society.

To propose a nominee, individuals may send a letter of support substantiating the qualifications of the nominee to Lewis County Historical Society at 7552 South State Street, Lowville, NY 13367 by May 1. Please provide your name, address and telephone number for the society to contact should the committee have any questions regarding your nominee.

submitted to Journal by Eileen von Behren

Pine Grove Church re-issuing recipe book from 1940

The cookbook, "Home Tested Recipes", is being re-issued by Pine Grove Church.

Proceeds will be used to continue making improvements to this historic building.

"Home Tested Recipes" was originally published by the Methodist churches of New Bremen, Watson and Pine Grove. Approximately 180 recipes from 133 contributors, a forward, Bible verses, an ad and an index are included in this 58 page booklet. For further information call 315-348-8256.

To order a copy send a $10 check to Pine Grove Church Preservation Society, Inc. c/o Eileen von Behren, POBox 40, Brantingham, N.Y. 13312.

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