January 1993

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Note from the Editors

Elwyn Van Etten leads off this issue with his third article to help researchers locate genealogy information.

Inez Albee tells of writing stories for her grandchildren about their ancestors, and then relates two of the family tales. Betty Smalley tells of the 1813 migration of one branch of her family to Pulteney

James D. Folts, who is historian for the village of Cohocton and associate archivist with the New York State Education Department, writes the story of notorious Steuben County farmer Joe Rosenkrans

Robert Koch presents the second installment of his three-part story of the life of Henry A. Ward.

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the founding of Bath, New York. In 1893 the citizens of Bath staged an elaborate 3-day centennial celebration. Ansel J. McCall delivered the historical address on June 6, 1893.

Rev. Robert McNamara gives us the fourth chapter of his account of Charles C. Corwin's musical accomplishments in Corning

We present another selection from Josephine deZeng's 1842 diary.

We conclude this issue with chapter two of The Misses Elliot of Geneva by Warren Hunting Smith.

Next Issue

The February issue will feature an essay about Genevan Warren Hunting Smith written by Bill Kauffman. His articles: "Henry and Louise in the Lair de Clune," "Back To Batavia," and "New York vs. New York" were reprinted in earlier issues. Mr. Kauffman lives in Genesee County, New York, and is completing a book about writers in Upstate New York.

Also returning next month will be Edwin N. Harris with his story about being snowbound in New Hartford, New York, for a day.

More of Joe Rosenkrans's escapades recounted by James Folts will appear in the February issue.

Also continuing next month will be the remaining part of chapter two from the book, The Misses Elliot of Geneva, by Warren Hunting Smith.

You can read in February the last part of Robert Koch's account of the life of Henry A. Ward, and the fifth and final chapter of Rev. Robert McNamara's tribute to Corning music man Charles C. Corwin.

And there will again be another installment from Miss deZeng's diary, and more from the centennial address of Ansel McCall in 1893. It is in The Centennial of Bath, New York, 1793 - 1893 along with all the other discourses and the complete proceedings of the celebration at Bath. The Steuben County Historical Society has reprinted the 280 page book, newly indexed, and it is available for $22.95 plus $3 for shipping. Send payment to SCHS, P.O. Box 349, Bath, NY 14810.

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