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Re: Finding Bostwick in Scipio......
Posted by: John O`Melia (ID *****0741) Date: January 10, 2008 at 12:46:42
In Reply to: Re: Malvina Bostwick and faith...... by Ella West of 740

Sometimes the best search engines cannot always find the data you need at any given moment.

If you keep at it and renew your efforts on another day and a given time if the rain has not arrived and you can put out the cat....<g>

Follow up on this point is the following points of interest found in some libraries in the Scipio area that might be in the interloan category:

SCIPIO: Comstock, Austin. “Early History of the Town of Scipio.” (1940) Ms. 21 p. Edited with Introduction by Bradley Mitchell and retyped, Aug 2002, 30 p.

SCIPIO: “Scipio to Binghamton in 1819.” From “Travels in the United States of America, and Parts of Upper Canada (Applesby: William Dalton, 1821) pp113-19 & 210-221, in Roger Haydon, ed., “Upstate Travels: British Views of Nineteenth-Century New York. Syracuse University Press, 1982.

SCIPIO: “Some Recent Studies, Records, Writings and Reproduced Writings by Residents and Former Residents of the Town of Scipio, Cayuga County, NY.” Cayuga-Owasco Lakes Historical Society, December 1, 1966. 8 p.

SCIPIO, LEDYARD & VENICE: Simmonds, D. F. “History of the Towns of Scipio, Ledyard, and Venice from Colonial Times to the Present.” (1955) Ms. 27 p.+++

SCIPIO NUMBER ONE, SCIPIOVILLE AND LEVANNA: “Historical Sketch.” Ernest J. Young, 1938, 24 p. plus 10 p. Index prepared by Louise G. Coulson, when she retyped the contents. “Data includes farm number, lot number, present owner, name of farm, former owners and tenants, dates and other information.”

You just never know when someone will publish some research into local history and have the resources to publish same when you least expect it to happen. Worse yet is the many out of print books dealing with earlier periods of the area.

There is a side note to keep in mind due to the needs of the time in which the events not known to us is the fact that some of the early churches seemed to have meshed or merged with other denominations for their own reasons. In any case you can expect that these changes would be in the minutes of each church as to why and whom decided to the change.

This does make it tough for genealogists to find the required data from churches who refused to divulge records to the state before 1850 much less 1840. Thus the need to have a volunteer do the footwork and fieldwork going over the church records if they still exist.

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