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Muskogee County Genealogical Society
801 W. Okmulgee
Muskogee, OK 74401

Established in 1983, Muskogee County Genealogical Society provides research services, publications, and online databases for those researching Muskogee County ancestors. Meetings, and educational opportunities are provided for all genealogists regardless of their research focus locations. Local MCGS members provide volunteer services and financial support to the Local History Genealogy collection at the Muskogee Public Library. MCGS is a member of the Federation of Genealogical Societies.

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Zion Genealogical Society[edit | edit source]

2400 Gabriel Avenue, Zion, IL 60099

The Zion Genealogical Society serves not only the Zion-Benton Community but also includes the neighboring Lake County, Illinois communities of: Beach Park, Gurnee, North Chicago, Park City, Wadsworth, Waukegan, Wildwood, and Winthrop Harbor.

The Zion Genealogical Society is sponsored by the Zion-Benton Public Library. Mail to the Society should be sent in care of the Zion-Benton Public Library at 2400 Gabriel Avenue, Zion, Illinois 60099-2280. The Society’s genealogical research materials are housed at the Zion-Benton Public Library for public use. Our general meetings are held on the third Monday of each month and begin at 7:00 p.m. These meetings are open to the public at the Beach Park Village Hall at 11270 West Wadsworth Road, Beach Park, Illinois.

The Society membership year runs from September 1 to August 31. Individual annual dues are $15 (online newsletter) or $18 (paper newsletter). Family annual dues are $18 (online newsletter) or $21 (paper newsletter). Lifetime membership is also available for $150 (online or paper newsletter). Dues may be paid at Society meetings or sent to the Zion-Benton Public Library in care of the Society. Please notify the Society promptly of any changes to either your postal or e-mail address.

The Illuminator (on-line newsletter) is published the first week of February, May, August and November. Items which appear in The Illuminator are carefully selected by the staff. These items are included for the convenience of our members. The ZGS makes no claims on the validity or accuracy of the statements made. Contributions to The Illuminator are very welcome. Articles may be submitted to the editor or mailed to the Society as stated above. The staff of The Illuminator reserves the right to limit the length of articles, subject to available space. Articles can also be e-mailed to the Society at

Zion Genealogical Society[edit | edit source]

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Finding Naturalization Indexes at Other Repositories

Additional naturalization indexes can sometimes be found using search phrases such as HillierLW/Sandbox Laurie naturalization in online catalogs like:

Original Naturalization Records on Microfilm

  • 1728–1775 Immigration Lists, Oaths of Allegiance in Philadelphia, Books A–G FHL Film 20446 Philadelphia County (Pennsylvania). Recorder of Deeds.
  • 1743 Extract aus der Registratur der Supreem Court zu Philadelphia FHL Film 20361 Item 9 Pennsylvania. Supreme Court (Philadelphia County). Text in German and English.
  • 1777–1790 Oaths of Allegiance FHL Film 1759094 Item 2 Pennsylvania. General Assembly. Predominantly loyalty oaths rather than naturalization papers.
  • 1795–1851 Naturalization Register FHL Film 964579 Item 2 Pennsylvania. Court of Common Please (Philadelphia County).
  • 1795–1931 Naturalization Petitions, and Declarations, 1906–1931 FHL Collection United States. District Court (Pennsylvania: Eastern District). Index 1795–1928. Also available online, access through catalog listing. Note missing petitions.
  • 1802–1837 Index to Naturalization and Declaration Reports [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania] FHL Film 964579 Item 1 Microfilm of original records at the Philadelphia City Archives.
  • 1802–1932 Declarations of Intentions FHL Film 964555 (first of 52 films) Pennsylvania. Court of Quarter Sessions (Philadelphia County), includes index 1810–1887. Records not available 1907–1912.
  • 1818–1875 Declarations of Intention of Naturalization FHL Films 964575–964578 Pennsylvania. District Court (Philadelphia County).
  • 1881–1930 Naturalization Index for Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania FHL Film 1752877 (first of 16 films) Includes petitions and declarations filed in the Circuit Court (Pennsylvania: Eastern District).
  • 1916–1930 Index to Declarations of Intentions and Petitions for Naturalization, Petitions for Naturalization, 1914 FHL Films 1428152–1428154 Pennsylvania. Court of Quarter Sessions (Philadelphia County).

  • 1743 Extract aus der Registratur der Supreem Court zu Philadelphia FHL Collection

Vernon County Historical Society
Viroqua, Wisconsin
fax: 608–637–8736

The Vernon County Historical Society (VCHS) is the officially recognized county organization for the preservation of Vernon County's historical heritage. A genealogical class is held on the 2nd Thursday of the month. Check the online schedule for date and time.

Westby Area Historical Society
Thoreson House
101 Black River Ave
Westby WI 54667

The Westby Area Historical Society (WAHS) meets on the first Monday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at the Thoreson House. Winter meetings are held at the Halvorson Apartments.

The first settlers arrived in Vernon County, Wisconsin in the 1840s, and many of their descendants are still in the area. Others have carried their heritage to the ends of the country and beyond. Our goal is to collect and preserve their stories, family artifacts and other memorabilia, and to educate future generations in the heritage of this community.

Original Naturalization Records on Microfilm

The Clerk of Courts prepares and maintains the records for the Criminal Division of the Court of Common Pleas. The Clerk signs and affixes the Seal of the Courts to all writs and processes, administers oaths and affirmations, and assumes custody of the seal and records of the Courts. The Clerk certifies and distributes orders of the Court. The Clerk also certifies and prepares bills of costs for the defendants and utilizes the computerized financial management system to disburse fines, costs and restitution.[1] For the HillierLW/Sandbox Laurie Clerk of Courts address see the Courthouse section on this page.

1. Add template HillierLW/Sandbox Laurie court records are housed at the HillierLW/Sandbox Laurie Courthouse. For many counties copies of court records may be found at the Pennsylvania State Archives and in the FamilySearch collection. Note that within these collections some films may contain the same records, but have different titles. Other titles are not duplicates. See Finding Court Records at other repositories within this section for links to the online catalogs for these two collections. Films at the Pennsylvania State Archives are not available for inter-library loan. If court records are available FamilySearch films may be available at a local Family History Center. Call ahead for availability.

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The Courts of Common Pleas are the trial courts of Pennsylvania. Major civil and criminal cases are heard in these courts. Judges also decide cases involving adoption, divorce, child custody, abuse, juvenile delinquency, estates, guardianships, charitable organizations and many other matters. The Common Pleas courts are organized into 60 judicial districts. HillierLW/Sandbox Laurie has its own judicial district. Judges of the Common Pleas courts are elected to 10-year terms. A president judge and a court administrator serve in each judicial district.[2]

Elk County shares its judicial district with Cameron County

For information about emigration into Pennsylvania, see the Pennsylvania Emigration and Immigration page.

Online Naturalization Indexes and Records

Naturalization records can contain information about immigration and nativity. Prior to 1906, it is rare to find the town of origin in naturalization records. See Pennsylvania Naturalization for more information about the types of records and availability.

Naturalizations granted at the county level were kept by the office of the Prothonotary. Naturalizations could also be granted on the Federal Court level.

Original Probate Records on Microfilm

Online Probate Indexes

  • 1843–1880'sElk County Wills at PAGenWeb. Index of the first 100 wills recorded in Elk County, Will Book A. Lists name of deceased, residence, date written, date proved, executors, and witnesses. [Project did not continue on to add all wills recorded in Book A.]

Probate matters in {{{1}}} County are handled by the Orphans' Court and start when the county was created.

In addition to wills and administrations, the Orphans' Court also handles: audits of accounts of executors, administrators, trustees, and guardians; distribution of estates; appointments of guardians; adoptions; appeals from the Register of Wills; inheritance tax appeals, and various petitions and motions.

Additional Probate Indexes and Abstracts

Additional probate indexes or abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as HillierLW/Sandbox Laurie probate wills in online catalogs like:

Schuylkill County Courthouse
401 N 2nd Street
Pottsville PA 17801-2528
Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. daily excluding holidays

The Schuylkill County Archives is a central depository for all county government records. These include records from the Clerk of the Courts, Prothonotary, Recorder of Deeds, and Register of Wills. Most records are open to the public. The oldest records predate the creation of the county in 1811. Early records have been microfilmed with the originals in storage at the archives. Records of interest to genealogists and family historians include:

  • Birth and death records
  • Marriage dockets 1885–May 1969
  • Naturalization indexes and records 1828–1988
  • Wills books 1811–1986
  • Estate files 1811–1959
  • County land records
  • Deed books
  • Mortgage books

Built as an annex to the courthouse, the archives covers two floors with access from the public entrance to the courthouse. Services are free with a nominal cost for copies.
Online Marriage License Search

The Moravian Archives
41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

The Moravian Archives is the official repository for the records of the Moravioan Church in America – Northern Province. This covers the Moravian churches in the United States (except for North Carolina, Florida, Georgia and Virginia) and Canada. The Archives in Bethlehem also holds records from the Moravain churh in Alaska, Labrador, Nicaragua and the Eastern West Indies.

The Archives is located in a modern 9,200 square foot building with two climate-controlled vaults. It contains approximately 8,000 linear feet of material.

Check the website to learn more:

  • List of Holdings
  • Currently Available Inventories
  • Archives Library
  • Bibliographies
  • List of Congregation Records
  • Bethlehem Digital History Project

The collection includes finding aids of the Moravian collections, church registers, the Memoir Index, records of the mission to the American Indians from 1740 to 1820 (indexed in the Fliegel Index), historical newspapers on microfilm, and a photo collection.

Services include monthly lectures, tours, a German Script course, research by mail, reproduction orders, translation, and publications including a monthly electronic newletter.

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Family History Centers (FHCs) are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources for family history research.

The main FHC for HillierLW/Sandbox Laurie is the Greensburg Pennsylvania Family History Center. For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the FHC directory.

The Historical and Genealogical Society of Somerset County Pennsylvania maintains a library at the Somerset Historical Center. The collection includes records of birth, marriage, death, maps, military, newspapers, obituaries, tax, estate, family files, county histories, church records, and an online WPA Cemetery Index. A genealogical research service is offered with fees beginning at $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers.

Somerset Historical Center
10649 Somerset Pike
Somerset PA 15501
Genealogical Society Librarian: Susan Seese

Synder County Historical Society
30 East Market St
P.O. Box 276
Middleburg PA 17842

Library collection includes family genealogies, local histories, church records, pastoral records, funeral records, microfilm of historical newspapers and U.S. census records. Hours are posted on the website. Visitors will be charged a $2.00 user fee, with no charge for members of the society. The fee for research requests by mail, phone or e-mail is $20.00 plus copy costs.

Historical Society of Perry County PA
P.O. Box 81
Newport PA 17074-0081

Finding Church Records at Other Repositories

Additional church records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as HillierLW/Sandbox Laurie Church Records  in online catalogs like:

Montour County Genealogical Society, MCGS
205 Ferry Street
Danville PA 17821

Genealogy Room: Thomas Beaver Free Library, 2nd Floor
Hours: Saturdays 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Mondays 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $2.00 an hour for non-members, no charge for members

The collection includes records for Columbia, Montour and Northumberland Counties. Research requests may be submitted in writing using a printable form which includes the fee schedule.

Montour County Historical Society, MCHS
PO Box 8
1 Mill Street
Danville PA 17821
Located in the Montgomery House Museum, corner of Bloom and Mill Streets.
Hours: Sundays 2:00–4:00 Sundays, Memorial day thru September
Or by appointment 275-7875 or 275-0383

A small library contains local and county histories, industrial record books, business and law ledgers, military references, photographs, tax records, and maps.

Finding Church Records at Other Repositories

Additional church records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as HillierLW/Sandbox Laurie Church Records  in online catalogs like:

Finding Church Records at Other Repositories

Additional church records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as HillierLW/Sandbox Laurie Church Records  in online catalogs like:

Mennonite[edit | edit source]

The Mennonite Heritage Center
565 Yoder Road
Harleysville PA 19438-1020
Hours: Tuesday thru Friday, 10am–5pm, Saturday, 10am–2pm

The Cemetery Database at the Mennonite Heritage Center includes 86,000 burial records from 125 local cemeteries.  Records cover cemeteries in the counties of Berks, Bucks, Butler, Chester, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, and Westmoreland. The database provides transcriptions from Mennonite, Brethren, Lutheran, Reformed, Union, Baptist, Methodist, Episcopal, community, and private cemeteries. Search the list of cemeteries and the alphabetical surname lists in Adobe PDF format.

Visit the Mennonite Heritage Center to search the cemetery database by various criteria. The transcriptions are available for further research at the MHC library.

County-wide Database – Multi-denominational[edit | edit source]

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. In Pennsylvania, church records are often used as a substitute for birth, marriage, and death information. For general information about Pennsylvania denominations, view the Pennsylvania Church Records wiki page.

Finding Church Records at Other Repositories

Additional church records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as HillierLW/Sandbox Laurie Church Records  in online catalogs like:

Finding Church Records at Other Repositories

Additional church records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as HillierLW/Sandbox Laurie Church Records in online catalogs like:

County-wide Database[edit | edit source]
  • 1700-1821 – Pennsylvania Marriage Records – ($) This database is incomplete for all counties.
  • Pre-1810 – Pennsylvania Marriages – ($) This database is incomplete for all counties. It includes 35,000 marriage records from volume VIII of the second series of the Pennsylvania Archives.

Sandbox CA[edit | edit source]

Learn more.

Birth Indexes

(CABI) (1905-1995) is available for free at:

For additional information (including the mailing address) on ordering birth, marriage and death certificates from the state of California visit: A comprehensive resource for locating vital records.

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

California, Birth Index (FamilySearchHistorical Records)

Marriage Indexes

A wiki article describing this collection is found at:

California County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)

  Death Records[edit | edit source]

Early to 1905

The Family History Library has been acquiring microfilmed copies of the original records from many counties. For example, the Family History Library has microfilms of death records (1877-1905, indexed 1873-1920). You can also write to each County Recorder for information.

1905 - Present

Death Indexes

(CADI) (1940-1997) is available for free at:

The death index includes: Deceased's full name, date of birth and country or state of birth, death date and death place in California, Social Security Number, and mother's maiden name.

Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:

 Sandbox England[edit | edit source]

St. Mary's Church Heworth, Monuments, Memorials and Headstones

The aim of this site is to provide a photographic record of the old graveyard  at St Mary's Church. Heworth. Gateshead and as a resource for the benefit of genealogists and the descendants of the people interred there, who live far away and for anyone interested in graveyard inscriptions and graveyard architecture. I now have photographs over 700 graves in the old churchyard, with more to come.

Diocese of Durham/Heworth/St Mary
The Church of England

St. Mary's Church Heworth
St Mary’s is the parish church for Heworth, Pelaw, Bill Quay and Wardley, to the east of Gateshead (just opposite Heworth Metro).

St Mary's has an extensive churchyard, with many family graves and some listed graves (such as the photographers' favourite 'Haswell bed'), also a number of servicemen's memorials and the memorial to the 92 men and boys who died in the Felling pit disaster of 1812. We often receive enquiries about graves in the churchyard which we ourselves are not always placed to answer, but we will give whatever guidance we can. Only current burial records are held at the church, historic records are lodged with the Durham County Archives. There is a website about the churchyard which is maintained by a private individual and has no connection to the church.

St Mary: opposite Heworth Metro/Bus interchange, Shields Road, Heworth, Tyne and Wear, NE10 0UT

GENUKI Heworth

"Heworth was separated from Jarrow and made a distinct parish in 1834, and at that time comprised the whole of the township of the same name. In 1843 the district of Windy Nook was severed, and in 1866 the district parish of Christ Church, Felling, was formed out of this parish. It now comprises the villages of Heworth, Bill Quay, High Heworth, Pelaw Main (part of), and Wardley, as well as the districts of Heworth Shore and Heworth lane, and part of Whitemere Pool, and has a population of 6000. It is bounded on the north by the Tyne, on the east by Hebburn, on the south-east by Jarrow, south-west by Wrekenton, and on the west by Felling and Windy Nook Parishes.

"Heworth Township has an area of 2892 acres. Its ratable value in November 1893 was £62,473, including the portion within the borough of Gateshead.

From History, Topography and Directory of Durham, Whellan, London, 1894]

The Parish Registers for the period 1696-1990 are deposited at Durham County Record Office, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UL (EP/Hew).

Heworth, Tyne and Wear From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Heworth (pronounced /ˈhjuːwɚθ/ Hyoo-wurth) is a village in the Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England.

  1. Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania, Clerk of Courts in (accessed 25 Aug 2012)
  2. The Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania accessed 10 July 2012.