Family History

My mother was an only child and her mother had inherited most of my great gradmother's papers.  This family archive provides a detailed and personal view of life mostly centered around McKean County in Pennsylvania.

Dennison Woodcock was an important figure in some of my grandmother's stories. I remember the chair she explained was from the "butter bowl factory." I also remember it being a a very comfortable, small work or desk chair. My mom told me to look for the little, yellow book of his. When I found it there were a couple small...

I have just finished transcribing and editing my Great-Grandmother's autobiography. It is written in pencil, with lovely script penmanship in two little (3X5 1/2") notebooklets. I have tried to edit lightly, adding punctuation and updated spellings. There were also places where I have had to figure out a particular word, using a magnifying glass...