Search billions of records on

Jul–Oct 2001
  • Updated photo pages 1–8. Added photo pages 9–17 plus Logging.
Apr–Jun 2001

Click here for 1852–1853 Elk Co. births.

Jan–Mar 2001

Click here for 1852–1854 Elk Co. marriage records.

Jul–Dec 2000
Feb–Jun 2000

Cameron Co. family bibles on LDS microfilm: These family bibles are tucked away at the end of the microfilm Cameron County, Pennsylvania Tombstone Inscriptions, 1788–1967 (LDS film #902447). Most pages are too dark to copy and/or illegible. Your best bet is to order the film yourself and take a look.

  • Hacket
  • Summerson (John M. & Margaret Mason Summerson. Includes birthdates for John's mother, Elizabeth Shaffer, John, Margaret, children, marriages, some deaths.)
  • Lucore
  • Shaffer (James & Margaret Brooks Shaffer—but NOT written by either of them. This bible was put together by a 2nd or 3rd generation descendant attempting to gain entry to the DAR.)
  • Hollen (Rev. Thomas & Elizabeth Overturf Holland)
  • Smith
  • Mix (James & Catherine Overturf Mix)
  • Barr
  • Cole
  • Chadwick (Prudence Freeman Chadwick ONLY; wife of Richard)

(Check the Potter County site for more family bibles.)

Jan 2000

Check this journal for updates and tidbits. Additions, clarifications, and corrections are welcome; please e-mail me if you can help.

Court documents are typed as they appeared—spelling errors, run-on sentences, etc. Please search for variations of your surname. Spelling was not a priority in those days, not even in court documents.

I hope to share on this site all the information I've gathered while searching for my ancestors (and as a bonus—my mounds of paper are slowly getting organized). My direct family lines include these surnames (various spellings): Anderson, Brooks, Burney, Calvert, Conaway, Den(n)ison, Emery, Grugan, Harkins, Harlan, Harvey, Heald, Hicks, Hollingsworth, Krebs, Lomax, Lord, Mason, Montgomery, Morrison, Murray, Nordheim [Nortum], Sexton, and Shaffer. They lived in these North Central PA counties: Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Lycoming, McKean, and Potter.