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Minisink and Port Jervis

History of Minisink and Port Jervis, Orange County, New York

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 interest.

CONTENTS OF THIS CD-ROM:

History of the Minisink Region

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 locations. 

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. 

The table of contents of Stickney's History of Minisink can be found here.

 

Port Jervis High School yearbook

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 version:

Sample page from Port Jervis HS yearbook

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 clicking here.   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:

Allee

Asikis

Avery

Baran

Barbarino

Bauer

Beattie

Beirne

Benton

Blitt

Bross

Case

Caswell

Cherry

Clark

Colby

Cole

Coleman

Connelly

Cooper

Cordisco

Cuddeback

Dailey

Davis

DeMond

Denton

Dirlam

Doss

Doty

Duane

Dunn

Edwards

Gallondorn

Geib

Gibbons

Goble

Goldman

Gottleib

Guthrie

Hale

Hamilton

Hessberger

Hitt

Holzer

Ioppolo

Jackovich

Johnson

King

Kinney

Koch

Kuziw

Kwiatkowski

Lamberton

Lane

Lauer

MacKechnie

Mager

Malatin

Maney

Manion

Markle

Martino

McAndrew (*)

Merkenschlager

Meyers

Moorehead

Nolan

Norris

Obermeyer

Oliver

Orlando

Owen

Paashaus

Parker

Patterson

Porter

Powrie

Reagen

Runnalls

Rutan

Schofield

Scieri

Sheldon

Shults

Simon

Slawson

Smith (*)

Stewart

Swartwout

Treible

Tucker

VanSickle

Westbrook

Westfall

Wickham

Wilson

Wright

Young

(* = noted as deceased)

 Port Jervis history: Directory for 1922

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:

Page from Port Jervis directory

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 new index!

How can I obtain the Minisink & Port Jervis CD-ROM? 

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