Minisink and Port Jervis
Our "Minisink and Port Jervis" CD-ROM contains valuable resources for research in genealogy and local history.
If your interest is in the tri-state area (New York, Pennsylvania, New
Jersey that makes of "the Minisink" we believe you will find it of
CONTENTS OF THIS CD-ROM:
By Charles E. Stickney (1867)
Including the present towns of Minisink, Deerpark,
Mount Hope, Greenville, and Wawayanda, in Orange County, New York
We first heard of this book when we were republishing
some of the local history classics of neighboring
Sullivan County, NY. When we obtained a copy of this important local history, we moved this project
immediately to the top of our to-do list. Many of the historical events
that affected what was to become Sullivan County affected the Minisink Region of
Orange County as well. Many family names are found in both
We have compiled a new and complete index of
Stickney's History of the Minisink Region (the
original had no index, and the one available index we know of is incomplete). We're
glad to provide our new index
for use online. Please respect our copyright and the work that goes
into an index such as this. We hope it is useful to you.
table of contents of
Stickney's History of Minisink can be found
The 1934 yearbook of Port Jervis High School
We included this on the CD because we think this will appeal
to those who are interested in the history of "the Minisink" but whose families
were not among the early settlers (and thus not in the Stickney book). We
found the "class prophesy" among the 59 pages in this volume (the year they
projected to was 1950, more than half a century ago) both
quaint and touching. Perhaps you will too, even if you have no connection
with Port Jervis High School. Here's a sample page from the senior
pictures for this now-historical yearbook. Click on this thumbnail to see a larger
Some will be interested in learning what Port Jervis HS is like
today, some 75 years after the class of 1934 graduated. You can reach
their official website (marked "under construction") by
And you can find out more about Port Jervis today by checking the "portjervisny.com"
website by clicking here.
The surnames of the members of the class of 1934 of Port Jervis
HS, according to the yearbook, were as follows:
(* = noted as deceased)
a VERY hard to find volume of Port Jervis, NY
history and genealogy
This item is a real rarity today. It is a combination of "Yellow
Pages", information about governmental services in the area, a street guide (who
lived or had their business at what number on each street), an alphabetic list of names, including
spouse's name, street address, occupation, home address (when the address given
is a business address) and a classified business
directory. Here's a sample page from that historical directory -- click on the image
to see a full-sized picture, and use your left arrow to return to this web page:
Also included is the same information for Sparrowbush, for
Matamoras, PA, and for Milford, PA. The bad news about this
particular item is
that the first 18 pages (a portion of the display ads for local businesses) and a few
pages at the end (pages following 275, which ends with "Williams, Wm. (Rosa) lab
h 412 Seventh" -- near the end of the Milford, PA, names directory) are missing.
The good news is that the names directory is complete for Port Jervis, Sparrowbush, and Matamoras, PA (and "W" is pretty far down the alphabet for
Matamoras, too!). We made this discovery as we began the scanning process.
We feel these rather few missing pages do not justify keeping this rare book
from republication, but we certainly do not want anyone to be disappointed --
perhaps if they are looking for someone in Milford whose name starts with "Y"!
Many people will find this book -- even with its minor deficiencies --
sufficient reason to buy the CD.
Photos and maps
We customarily include some of each from our own collection and
from images donated by others. Perhaps most notable in this category are a series of
topographic maps of the area from around a century ago.
Please feel free to make use of the
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