YOUR TOMBSTONE STANDS AMONG THE REST
NEGLECTED AND ALONE
THE NAME AND DATE HAVE WORN OFF
THE WEATHERED MARBLE STONE
IT REACHES OUT TO ALL WHO CARE.
IT'S NOW TOO LATE TO MOURN
YOU DID NOT KNOW THAT I'D EXIST
YOU DIED....AND I WAS BORN
YET EACH OF US ARE CELLS OF YOU
IN FLESH, IN BLOOD, IN BONE.
OUR HEARTS CONTRACT AND BEAT A PULSE
ENTIRELY NOT OUR OWN
DEAR ANCESTOR, THE PLACE YOU FILLED
SOME HUNDRED YEARS AGO
SPREADS OUT AMONG THE ONES YOU LEFT
WHO WOULD HAVE LOVED YOU SO
I WONDER HOW YOU LIVED AND LOVED.
I WONDER IF YOU KNEW
THAT SOMEDAY I WOULD FIND THIS PLACE
AND COME TO VISIT YOU
The USGenWeb project was created in 1996 to provide free genealogy information and access to the public on a national and local level. The original Tioga County site was created and cared for by Mr. Ernie Miles. Sadly, Mr. Miles passed away in August of 2020, leaving the Tioga County site orphaned. Follow the link to see Mr. Miles' original work and a tribute to his contributions to the project.
It is the goal of this project to gather as many available photos, documents, records and as much information as possible to provide a free, well organized, centralized data center for people researching their Tioga County family history. A project of this size needs a huge amount of help to maximize its potential! Everyone with an interest in Tioga County is encouraged to lend their talents to the mission and pay it forward.
It is the hope that this site will develop into a standard that other county sites will look to for inspiration. Each village in the county will have its own site dedicated to its people and history on the local level, and will need a coordinator to maintain its content and ensure the project continues growing and evolving. If you are interested in becoming a township coordinator, contact us =)
Young John D. Rockefeller
Birthplace of John D. Rockefeller, Richford.
John W. McCarty House, Candor.
Bement-Billings House, Newark Valley
Platt-Cady Mansion, Nichols
Levi Ball House, Berkshire
First Methodist Church, Tioga Center
First Presbyterian Church, Spencer.
Village Hall, Waverly