2010-02-25 / Local & State

Historical Society News

Eight large notebooks filled with family genealogy have been donated to the Fulton County Historical Society Library by researcher Clair Pittman Villano of Colorado. Resulting from years of serious collecting, the notebooks contain copies of family data sheets, photographs of people and tombstones, deeds, obituaries, census pages and correspondence with current descendants.

Clair’s main interest began with the Pittman and Shives families of Fulton County. The relationships broadened to include Simpson, Bivens, Doyle, Daniels, Gordon and other related families. Because she continued to trace families as they left Fulton County, these notebooks will save future researchers much time and effort.

The Historical Society’s library room is on the upper level of the Fulton County Public Library, 227 North First Street in McConnellsburg. The genealogy and research materials do not circulate but must be used inside the society room, which keeps a security camera record for 30 days. The room is not staffed but is available 50 hours each week upon registration with photo ID at the main library desk. It is open to the public without charge, but donations are appreciated.

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