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JOY – MACK – FLORIDAY – LANDERS Family Bible – 1852

Description of the Family record as transcribed of JOY – MACK – FLORIDAY – LANDERS Family Bible – 1852

The bible was badly worn and broken. The front title page to the Old Testament is lacking.

Inner title page:
The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, translated out of the original Greek, and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised —
Philadelphia, Jesper Harding – 1852.


George Nelson JOY
Marid to Mary Ann FLORIDAY
July the 21th 1851

George Nelson JOY
Mared to Hanah Maria LANDERS September 23 1861

George Nelson JOY
Marid to Caraline Elizabeth MACK
June the 26th 1850


George Nelson JOY
Bornd May the 8th 1827

Born June the 1th 1830

William Henry JOY Born
Novenber the 12th 1852

Hannah Willety JOY
Borned March the 26th 1863

Nelson Elmer JOY
Borned Thursday
September th 17 1868

Caroline E. MACK
Borned 1834

Births [next page]

Marage of Danel LANDER and his wife
Maried Hannah Maria EATON
February 16th [year obliterated, might be 1831?]

Danniel LANDERS Borned 1824

Hannah Maria EATON borned March the 16th 1839
[year penciled over, possibly changed?]

John D. LANDERS borned
November the 29 1831
[year penciled over, possibly changed?]

Carline LANDERS borned
July the 10 1849

Borned August the 16th 1851

Jeffferson LANDERS
Borned February 16 1853

Borned April 5 1857

Borned December 23 1858


Mariann JOY
Dide Febuary the 18th 1858

Daniel LANDERS Dide June the 18 1861

Dide August
The 21 1851

Jefferson LANDERS died
Febuary the 3th 1868

Chauncey LANDERS
March 29 1900

Caroline E. JOY
Diede August
The 12th 1850

Hannah Viletty JOY
Diede January
The 18th 1868

George Nelson JOY
Dide September
The 24 1869

Nelson Elmer JOY
Dide May 21 1886

Dide January 30 1890

Died July the 13 1896

Died July 12 1925


The handwriting and erasures and tracings over make this bible very difficult to verify as to accuracy, however the compiler has attempted the best interpretation as able.

There is a George JOY age 22 a “Dyer” with a wife Polly, age not readable, in household of Chauncey EVANS in New Hartford, Oneida Co. NY on the 1850 census.

There is a George N. JOY age 33 a Laborer in household of John D. RANDALL in Rutland, Jefferson Co., NY in 1860 census.

The Daniel and Hannah LANDERS family is on the 1860 census in Schuyler, Herkimer Co., NY page 303.

This Family bible was purchased in 1989 at a Used Book shop in Schuylerville, NY.

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Families of Western Massachusetts in 1790 Migration Seminar

If your ancestors came to Upstate New York from Western Massachusetts, then the following press release should be of great importance.

The NEHGS is sponsoring a seminar on the migration period of 1790 for Western Massachusetts.


Families of Western Massachusetts in 1790
September 20, 2008
University of Massachusetts, Amherst—Amherst, MA 01003

The New England Historic Genealogical Society is pleased to offer a comprehensive one-day seminar at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, dedicated to helping you find your ancestors of Western Massachusetts.

Western Massachusetts was a crossroads of migration. In 1790 the population of Berkshire County was 30,291, and that of Hampshire County 59,681, making a total of just under 90,000 — slightly larger than Vermont’s 85,425, and slightly less than Maine’s 96,540. New Hampshire was significantly larger, with a population of 141,855.

Join Michael J. Leclerc and Christopher C. Child, editors of the upcoming NEHGS publication Western Massachusetts Families in 1790 for a day-long program examining the history of Western Massachusetts and hear how you can participate in this exciting new book series.

Registration fee: $75. For more information or to register, click here:

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Don’t Take Things for Granite.

Thanks to Anne Ruggeri for this announcement.

“Your Local Cemetery: Don’t take things for Granite!
Everything you wanted to know, but didn’t know who to ask.”
An informative day with various speakers who will address many issues concerning Cemeteries – laws, up keep, Monuments and their care, The Funeral Director’s involvement and a whole lot more!

IACI of CNY Genealogy in conjunction with the OCPL Local History and Genealogy Dept. will host a day of Cemetery talks on Saturday June 7th from 9:15 – 4:15 pm in the Curtin Auditorium. The details are still being worked out, however this is a brown bag lunch event with some light refreshments available. We are still gathering speakers, however three confirmed speakers will be:

* Ken Sweet, of Sweet-Woods Memorials Co. in Phoenix, will speak about different types of Monuments and their care. This is extremely important to learn, since the Monument is the only lasting visual reminder of the final burial place of your loved one. Keeping it clean, having it readable, accurate, safe, and installed according to the Cemetery regulations is important since so much can be learned about your loved one by reading their stone. Ken will gladly answer any questions you may have.
* Patricia Knight Scholl, Funeral Director at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc, of Syracuse, Past President of both the NYS Funeral Directors Association (NYSFDA) and the Onondaga-Oswego Funeral Directors Association, and currently serving on the NYSFDA as a Board Member and Local Spokesperson, will speak about many issues concerning the Funeral Home’s involvement with the final choices made concerning your loved one’s remains: whether a traditional burial takes place or cremation, and how the remains are legally cared for in NYS. She will also discuss the option of Anatomical Donations. Patty is a wealth of knowledge and she will gladly answer your questions.
* Michael Seelman, from the NYS Division of Cemeteries, will speak about the NYS regulations concerning Cemeteries that are not privately owned (aka not-for-profit cemeteries). As Cemetery Associations meet with Lot Owners to discuss issues, people should be informed about the legislation that effects the Cemetery. Mike will try to explain that to you and also answer questions.

For further information, please contact Anne Ruggeri ( Watch the local media & watch your email. Official announcements will be out once the last speaker has been confirmed, and flyers will be around, etc.


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A good Reason to have more Open Records

This posting is not about Upstate New York Genealogy in particular, but emphasizes why it is so important to have totally open records access. Our recent discussions about the New York State Vital Records has created quite a lot of interest in how to access Birth, Death and Marriage Records in NYS, and this announcement from our friend, Sharon Sergeant in Massachusetts details how some open records allowed herself and some other genealogists, historians and detectives to uncover an International fraud.

Genealogist Cracks Holocaust Hoax, Discovery Highlights Need for Open Records.

Sharon Sergeant will speak about how she cracked a hoax at the Massachusetts
Genealogical Council Seminar on April 26 at noon, at the LaCava Center,
Bentley College, Waltham, MA. Sergeant is the genealogist who uncovered the
twenty-year multinational fraud by Misha Defonseca, author of “Misha: A
Mémoire of the Holocaust Years” and “Surviving with Wolves”, an
international bestseller and the subject of a French feature film,

The European press was rocked when, on February 28, the beloved author
confessed that her story, translated into eighteen languages, was a fraud. The
author had claimed to be a Jewish “hidden child” who had lost her identity
in the Holocaust.

“The international scope of this case underscores the need for open records
available to the public for inspection. Without this right, researchers are
not able to protect the public from frauds of this type,” according to
Barbara Mathews, CG, President of the Massachusetts Genealogical Council.

Defonseca’s native Belgium closed vital records in 1955. When open records in
Massachusetts provided new information, they pointed a pathway to Belgian
records that were not sealed. When the combined records showed the fraud,
Belgian officials decided to release additional sealed documents.

“Once we began releasing the records we had found, the Belgian press took it
from there. Within days of receiving the correct name, date and place of birth
of the real Monique De Wael, journalists contacted several people who
remembered Monique well.” The author wasn’t Jewish and had spent her
childhood in Belgium, not wandering across Europe, witnessing the historic
tragedies of other people’s lives, as she had claimed.

“She had no choice but to confess,” says Sergeant. “There was a solid
trail of who she really was.” The documents included a baptismal record and
first grade registration with De Wael’s first husband’s sister, unearthed
through the efforts of Sergeant and her team.

“The genealogical methods used are the same techniques that can be used to
uncover other frauds or solve every day mysteries in anyone’s family
history,” Sergeant explains. “We were guided by a photo time line,
verified by photo detective Maureen Taylor of Norwood, Massachusetts and
California based forensic genealogist Colleen Fitzpatrick. We worked with real
Jewish hidden children. The internet allowed us to work quickly with people on
the ground in Belgium and access the records in public libraries and

Among the many other speakers at the Conference who will be discussing
genealogical tools and methods are Joshua Taylor and Michael Leclerc from the
New England Historic and Genealogical Society; and Michael Brophy and Bernard
Couming from the Massachusetts Genealogical Council.

The Annual Conference is an all day event sponsored by The Massachusetts
Genealogical Council and is open to the public. The registration cost of $75
includes a continental breakfast and luncheon buffet. Registration forms for
the presentation are available at the Massachusetts Genealogical Council’s


Michael Brophy, Publicity Director
Massachusetts Genealogical Council
FAX (781) 878-0720

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Billions of People in Over 100 Databases On-line for only $50 per year!

On-line Access to over 100 Important Databases. Cost: $50.00 per year. (Fifty Bucks!) Curious? Want to know more? Read on. This is no joke!

I did not count these exactly, but there must be over 100 databases, many of which will be very valuable to genealogists. These databases are searcheable and viewable on-line, and there is even an over all Master Search by Subject utility that will search all of the databases at once. You may also Browse by Title.

I’m guessing that these combined databases must contain billions and billions of names of people. Carl Sagan like, but I do not think I am exaggerating too much.

This following list is only a SAMPLE of the listings available.

19th Century Masterfile - Nineteenth century (1802 to 1906) newspapers.

Academic Search Complete – A full text database, with over 5,500 full-text periodicals, including over 4,000 peer-reviewed journals.

Accessible Archives – Online databases of primary source material from 18th & 19th centuries, including coverage of the Colonial Period, The French & Indian War, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, African-American History, and the Industrial Revolution.

African American Experience – African American history and culture is broken into topics such as history, biography, literature, arts, culture, business, civil rights, politics, sports, education, science, and more.

African American Newspapers: The 19th Century – The database consists of six newspapers: The Freedom’s Journal, The Colored American, The North Star, Frederick Douglass Paper, The National Era, Provincial Freeman, and The Christian Recorder. Dates covered are 1827-1902.

America: History and Life – Historical coverage of the U.S. and Canada from prehistory to the present from over 2,000 journals from 1964 on. Includes fulltext linking to matching Oxford University Press and Project Muse journals.

America’s Newspapers: New York – Full text coverage of a wide range of New York State newspapers from Albany, Batavia, Binghamton, Buffalo, Elmira, Ithaca, Lewisboro, Long Island, New York City, Poughkeepsie, Rochester, Saratoga, Suffolk county, Syracuse, Troy, Utica, Watertown, and Westchester county.

Biography and Genealogy Master Index - Citations for over 12 million entries for current and historical persons.

(That is only a PARTIAL LISTING, starting in the A’s and B’s. Just a smidgen!)

Here are a few more FABULOUS collections!

HeritageQuest Online – Contains the Periodical Source Index (PERSI), full text of the Pension and Bounty-Land-Warrant Legislation and Administration Relating to Participation in the Revolutionary War, full text of Registers of signatures of despositors in branches of the Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company 1865 – 1874, full text of ProQuest’s Genealogy and Local History Collection of 25,000+ family and local history books and the full text of the 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1860 -1880 and 1900-1920 census for the entire United States.

JSTOR – Arts and Sciences Collection - The Arts and Sciences collections I, II, III, and IV contain more than 240 titles in over forty disciplines.

Sanborn Maps - Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970 provides access to large-scale maps (50 feet to an inch) of towns and cities in New York.

Yikes! Sanborn Maps of New York! Do you people have any idea how important this collection is?

The above listing is only a teeny, tiny part of the list of all that are available for your fifty dollar investment.

All of these fine databases, and many more are available to anyone that has a New York State Library Card with the letter “P” designation. How do you get one?

Join the “Friends of the New York State Library.” In addition to the deep satisfaction of preserving a world renowned public research library, you can obtain special discounts at local book stores.

For all you Genealogaholics, the category that you will want is either the Contributing Membership at $50.00 per year, or you can be real supportive and sign up for the Excelsior Membership for $100.00 or more.

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Happy Valentine’s Day !

Rochester Library has new Digital Collections website.

The Monroe County Library System is a leading digital content producer.

A description in part from their new website is as follows:

Digital Collections consist of photographs, books, manuscripts, maps, directories, postcards, and other items that have been digitized for easy access and for the preservation of original print material held within selected local collections in Monroe County.

The thousands of items found here represent the rich history of the Rochester region. They are of interest to anyone researching local history and genealogy. Digitizing materials allows researchers to have access to items that are rare and fragile. Also, collections throughout the county can now be searched at one online location, thanks to the cooperation of many partner institutions.

You may read some of our previous coverage of this growing collection here:

The Rochester Library website may be found here:

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What’s New On Ancestry?

Here are just a few of the items that have been added to Ancestry recently.

Historical Newspapers:

Lots of new additions. Check out the photo of the two newsboys sitting with a bag of newspapers of the “Oswego Palladium Times,” on the main banner header for “Historical Newspapers” under “What’s New on”

Historical Records:
U.S. Passport Applications, 1787-1925.
A very exciting addition, many with photographs of the person.
New Jersey State Census of 1895.
Historic Land Ownership and References Atlases, 1507-2000. Readers of this Blog will note that these are some of our favorite reference tools.
Historic American Building Survey Photos from the Library of Congress. There are thousands of courthouses, churches, apartment buildings and even family homes in this collection.
British Army Service Records.
Oklahoma Territorial Census, 1890 and 1907.
Ontario Birth, Marriage and Death Records, 1869-1932.
Mecklenburg-Schwerin Census, 1890 and 1900.
Swedish Emigration Records, 1783-1953.

Coming Soon!
Vitals, Vitals and More Vitals.
Stars and Stripes, Pacific Theater, 1945-1963.
Major Newspaper Collection Update.
High School Yearbooks Collection Update.
Millions of General Land Office Records.
Southern Claims & Freedmen’s Bureau Records.

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Some Deaths of Onondaga County Pioneers in the Years 1869 and 1870.

Extracts from: “Second Annual Meeting of the Pioneer Association of Onondaga County,” published in “The Historical Magazine,” Vol. III, OCT 1870.
(Transcribed by Dick Hillenbrand, Upstate New York Genealogy,
(It is unknown by the transcriber if other editions or annual reports are available, this copy was downloaded from

…Pages 234 through 245,

Report of the meeting, letters from pioneers…

Pages 246, 247,

Necrology [from previous year, since last meeting.]

In Detroit, Mich., Col. Alexander H. REDFIELD, formerly of this County, died Nov. 20, 1869, aged 64 years.
Asa BINGHAM, died January 1870, aged 91 years.

Asa EASTWOOD, died February 25, 1870, aged 89 years. He was a resident of the County fifty-four years.
Mrs. Hannah BROUGHTON, died July 28, 1870, aged 78 years.
Enchil DENNIS, died August 1870, aged 79 years.

John PHILLIPS, died September 22, 1869, aged 72 years.

Mrs. Sarah MOREHOUSE, died in Lockport, Dec. 27, 1869, aged eighty years. She was the second female child born in this County.
Mrs. Nancy SHERWOOD, died Feb. 21, 1870, aged seventy-four years.
Mrs. Thomas SEELEY, died June 1870, aged seventy-seven years.
Mrs. Theodosia WILCOX, died 27th July, 18[7?]0, aged sixty-nine years.

Caleb BROWN, died 30th July 1870, aged sixty years.

Mrs. Frances CLARK, died 7th Sept. 1869, aged eighty-three years.

Morris CLAPP, died Oct. 16, 1869, aged 69 years. He was a resident of the County fifty-five years.
Ichabod SMITH, died Dec. 22, 1869, aged 100 years, 9 months, and 12 days. He was in the County sixty nine years. He felled the first tree and helped build the first log-house in the town. He was present at the meeting of this Association one year ago.

Reuben LOTHRIDGE, died Aug. 2, 1870, aged 69 years.

Samuel G. CLARK, died September 31, 1869, aged 70 years.
In Little Falls, Miss Sarah ALEXANDER died September 25, 1869, aged 78 years. She was a former resident of this County.
Miss Rebecca ADAMS, died Ocober 16, 1869, aged 79 years. Miss ADAMS was the daughter of John ADAMS, who formerly kept the Stage House Tavern at the Valley, and was one of the oldest citizens of that village. She was the sister of Richard ADAMS of this City.
Miss Rebecca HIGBEE, died November 26, 1869, aged 87 years.
Samuel G. WOODRUFF, died Dec. 15, 1869, aged 95 years. He was in the County 82 years.
Sterling LANSING, died Dec. 18, 1869, aged 77 years.
Horace HITCHINGS, died Jan. 8, 1870, aged 59 years.
At Onondaga Castle, Feb. 1, 1870, Jacob FARMER, better known as Jake, one of the principal Chiefs of the Onondaga Indians.
Mrs. Minerva GOODWIN, died March 7, 1870, aged 66 years.
Olive SAMPSON, died March 15, 1870, aged 78 years.
Cicero BARKER, died June 22, 1870, aged 76 years.
Giles CORNISH, aged 82 years, in County 68 years.
George LOOMIS, aged 82 years, in County 65 years.

Gerared SMITH, died August 18, 1870, aged 90 years. He came from Connecticut, and lived 75 years on the farm on which he died.

Miss Barbara PHILLIPS, died Oct. 11, 1869, aged 73 years.
[Houkiat(?)] GOODRICH, died March 31, 1870, aged 79 years.

Miss Lucy HATCH, died the 28th of June, 1870, aged 78 years.

Samuel WILSON, died July 30, 1870, aged 69 years.
Isaac VAN WORMER, died June 18, 1870, aged 88 years.
Mrs. VAN WORMER, died June 22, aged 78 years.
Daniel VAIL, died July 1870, aged 76 years.
William C. GARDNER, died Aug., 1870, aged 69 years.

D. D. NORTON, died Aug. 2, 1870, aged 72 years.
H. N. HOWE, died Aug. 26, 1870, aged 72 years, resided in this County all his life.

Mrs. McCARTHY, widow of Hon. Thomas McCARTHY, died the 12th of September, 1869, aged 72 years.
Gad. M. LAWRENCE, died the 12th of September, 1869, aged 72 years.
Mary HODGES, died October 18th, 1869, aged 73 years.
Roger BILLINGS, died October 21st, 1869, aged 74 years, resident of this County 30 or 40 years.
Jane McDOUGALL, died October 21st, 1869, aged 84 years.
Mrs. Harriet LEE, died October 27th, 1869, aged [?]5 years. She was the daughter of Maj. Asa DANFOTH, and grand-daughter of Gen. Asa DANFORTH, one of the first white settlers in this County.
Mrs. Tacy FARGO, died November 9th, 1869, aged 70 years.
George B. PARKER, died November 18th, 1869, aged 58 years.
Mrs. Amy PORTER, died December 17th, 1869, aged 67 years.
Mrs. Paschal D. THURBER, died January 19, 1870, aged 62 years.
A. B. F. ORMSBEE, died January 20, 1870, aged 65 years.
Dr. James C. STUART, died March 25, 1870, aged 65 years.
Gen. Wm. H. MOSELEY, died April 3, 1870, aged 74 years. He was a resident of the County fifty-two years.
Willitt HINMAN, died April 10, 1870, aged 66 years.
Adonijah ROOT, died April 14, 1870, aged 69 years.
In Burr Oak, Mich., Willett RAYNOR, died May 23, 1870, aged 71 years.
Mrs. Miles W. BENNETT, died June 30, 1870, aged 66 years.
E. F. WALLACE, died August 15, 1870, aged 78 years, in County forty-five years.
Mrs. Frances BOTTOM, died August 17th, 1870, aged 90 years.


Note: transcriber has no further information and suggests if anyone is interested, that they should download their own free copy from Google. There is a lot of early history associated with this article.

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