This website was created by Deb (Fisher) Riley and specifically focuses on the Woodcock Valley area of Huntingdon County. However, the website includes information on all of Huntingdon County as well as neighboring Juniata and Blair Counties.
This website will take you to information on the Huntingdon County Historical Society to learn more about their holdings and hours. Visiting the Historical Society in person is the best way to take advantage of their resources.
This website offers links to other websites with information about Huntingdon County. I have set this site to load for Huntingdon County, however, you can access any state and county with this website.
Nancy Shedd, retired director of the Huntingdon County Historical Society, started this website to The mission of the Huntingdon History Research Network is to give serious students of Huntingdon County and Central Pennsylvania history a place where the results of their unpublished research projects are made available to others.
This site offers a lot of research on the Dean family. There is a link for information on the Dean family in central PA, especially in the Woodcock Valley area. He includes the work of two other Dean researchers as well: Beverly Dean Peoples and Lois A. Derrough.
This website contains information on the Blair County Genealogical Society's holdings, the books you can purchase, submitted information, and volunteer projects. Even though it is in neighboring Blair County, the BCGS has many records covering the Woodcock Valley and the entire state. It is well worth a visit!
Starting in 2012, the PA Dept of Health began releasing birth and death record indices on a schedule based on years after birth and death. The records are not searchable at this point, but are broken into years and by the first letter of the surname. Non-certified copies can be ordered for $3.00 each.
This website contains family trees, photos, and researcher profiles. If you click on the letters across the bottom of the page, you can see their records on any surname. Please be advised these records are all submitted by other researchers, so their information needs to be verified.
For the most part, this is a subscription website that provides all census years, newspaper articles, books on-line, member submitted data and photos, etc. There are a few aspects of the website that are free to non-members.
This website has information for every state and county, including Huntingdon County. Access to the information is free, and they are always looking for volunteers to transcribe and record information.
This is a free website where members share their old family photos on-line. You can search by name, location, or submitter. There are names from the local area. I have posted some of the photos to this website with permission, and am seeking permission from other people as well.
This website is operated by the Church of Latter Day Saints and offers free access to the 1850-1930 census records as well as family trees and other submitted information. In some years, you can view the actual census images. You can also volunteer to transcribe census information for your area.
You can search this site for obituaries in the holdings of the Altoona Area Public Library. It will provide you with a name and the date of publication. If you choose, you can order copies of the obituaries for a minimal fee.
This is a published document by Ruth Stewart on the Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, Presbyterian Church Records from 1787-1937 including the records of the Presbyterian churches of Huntingdon, Little Aughwick (Shade Gap), Orbisonia, Hartslog and Shaver's Creek, Williamsburg [and] German Reformed Church, Water Street
From this site, you can request and order copies of military records for genealogical purposes. They also have a collection of genealogical data that includes military records, ship passenger logs, hospital death records, and more.
This site is a virtual wall of all those lost during the Vietnam war with the names, bio's and other information on our lost heroes. It should show you a picture of the person, or at least their bio and medals.
This is a county by county list for Pennsylvania that lists each person receiving a military pension and their injury or relationship to the veteran. The page is set to open to Huntingdon County, but it does include all Pennsylvania counties.
This book has early history information on baptisms, deaths, and marriages within the church. Many of the German descent families in Huntingdon County migrated from this area of PA. Common names in the book are Fisher, Boyer, Yocum, and other names associated with the Woodcock Valley.
I have always used Family Tree DNA for my DNA testing purposes. Testing starts as low as $49 and results can be upgraded at any time for an additional fee. There are various family and location based groups you can join to connect with others.
This website offers the best explanations for DNA results that I have ever seen put into words. If you skip the chart at the beginning of the page for his family lines and read after that, it helps you to understand the DNA testing process and how to interpret results.
y search allows you to take your DNA test results from any company and compare them to other people's results who have been tested by another company. It is encouraged that you share your results at y search regardless of what company you used for the initial testing.
This group of links provides information on books about the area or written by local authors. The links all go to Amazon.com, but you can purchase these books from other sources as well. I linked to Amazon so you could read about each book.
I now own one of these scanners, and it is amazing. Every genealogist who travels should have one. You can scan anything of any size! The easy to use stitching software puts your separate scans back together into the original image on your computer! Truely amazing!
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