Time Travel Starting Point - The Depot
Chemung County NY
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Come travel with me on this tour through time, year by year, past forests, along our streets and roads. We'll meet some old residents, see some long gone places, and watch the landscape change as we journey along this
Tri-County Time Line
Through this section of the site I hope to direct your attention to elements of the world your ancestor lived in. While some of the information categorized here is already on the site, this puts it, and more, into a chronological sequence that may sort it out a bit better and encourage you to dig deeper for the details. People starting out in genealogy are focussed on collecting the names, and the dates of births, death, and marriages of their ancestors. That's a good start, but in the past, as now, life is more complex than that. There's a living to make, a social life to experience, health matters to deal with,  places to go and people to see. The more advanced researcher wants to understand her / his ancestors as people like themselves, adapting to their environment.  Tri-Counties site has been developed to show the world the people lived in so that we can understand them as more than names with a few vital dates. Here is their world.
Early Times
1600 - 1749 1750 - 1769 1770 - 1779
1780 - 1789 1790 - 1795 1796 - 1799
The Nineteenth Century
1800 1801 1802 1803 1804 1805 1806 1807 1808 1809
1810 1811 1812 1813 1814 1815 1816 1817 1818 1819
1820 1821 1822 1823 1824 1825 1826 1827 1828 1829
1830 1831 1832 1833 1834 1835 1836 1837 1838 1839
1840 1941 1842 1843 1844 1845 1846 1847 1848 1849
1850 1851 1852 1853 1854 1855 1856 1857 1858 1859
1860 1861 1862 1863 1864 1865 1866 1867 1868 1869
1870 1871 1872 1873 1874 1875 1876 1877 1878 1879
1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 1885 1886 1887 1888 1889
1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899
The Twentieth Century
1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909
1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
Chemung County NY
Do you have a time related artifact or story you'd like to share for this section of the site? Please submit to Joyce M. Tice for inclusion. This section of the site is being developed as a series of sequential time capsules similar to the already existing 1900 Museum on the site. It will include dated events and artifacts gleaned from many sources including some already on the site. While this time line will focus on events within the three counties of the site, state, national and international events that affected our population will also be included. Events may also be included to show the contrast of levels of development in different places at the same time. If you find a dated element on the site or elsewhere that you think should be included, drop me a note about it telling me where you found the information so that I can cite it.

Just as the site's eighty township pages arrange the contents of the site by place, this section will serve a similar function arranging it in time order so that we can develop a better sense of how the world was in a particular era.  We will learn  the ways in which one year differed from another as our culture and technology changed. No page of this section of the site will ever be finished as new items can and will be added continually to enhance the full representation of life in that time.

Text documents can be submitted in MS word or, if short, in the text of your email - no fancy formatting. Photos should be submitted in HIGH RESOLUTION jpg format. Photos sent in in low resolution are not used as often as it is too difficult to edit them. Don't be stingy with the pixels. Of particular value to this section are abstracts from any of our local newspapers. If you have them, please share them. As always, cite your sources. Genealogy & History without full source documentation is fiction.

Sources Cited (Some are included on the site in whole or part and are so linked)

Author Title Ref. Code
Allen, F. C. Handbook of the N.Y.S. Reformatory at Elmira The Summary Press, 1916 Allen
Byrne, Thomas E Chemung County 1890 - 1975 Chemung County Historical Society, 1976 Byrne
Grun, Bernard The Timetables of History, New Third Rev. Ed. Simon & Schuster, 1975, 1991 Grun
Holmes, Clay W. The Elmira Prison Camp G. P. Putnam's Sons, NY, 1912 Holmes
Larkin, Jack The Reshaping of Everyday Life 1790-1840 Harper Perennial, 1988 Larkin
Lossing, Benson J. Our Country, A Household History, 3 Vols. Johnson & Miles, New York, 1878 Lossing
Perkins, Anna Shepard Early Times on the Susquehanna Herald Company of Binghamton, 1906 Shepard
Ridpath, John Clark History of the World, Nine Volume Jones Bros. Pub. Co, CIncinnati, 1912 Ridpath-W
Ridpath, John Clark History of the United States Nelson & Phillips, New York, 1877 Ridpath-US
Ruoff, Henry W. Standard Dictionary of Facts Frontier Press, Buffalo, 1911 Ruoff
Sutherland, Daniel E. The Expansion of Everyday Life 1860-1876 Harper & Row, 1989 Sutherland
Towner, Ausburn Our Country and its People D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, 1892 Towner
Trager, James The People's Chronology Henry Holt, 1992 Trager
U.S.P.S. Postal Service Guide to U. S. Stamps, 22nd Edition
Weatherford, Doris American Women's History Prentice Hall, 1994 Weatherford
Historical & Statistical Gazeteer of New York State R. P. Smith, Pub., Syracuse NY, 1860 Gazeteer
History of Tompkins, Schuyler, Chemung and Tioga Counties, New York 1879 4 County
“HISTORY OF SEVEN COUNTIES presented by the Elmira Weekly Gazette". It is an “Outline History of Tioga and Bradford Counties in Pennsylvania, Chemung, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins and Schuyler in New York by TOWNSHIPS,  VILLAGES,  BORO’S AND CITIES.”  Written expressly for the Gazette Company, Elmira, N. Y. Copyright
Life is a series of little moments.
Here we try to salvage a few of those scraps.

Time Capsule Project Started 2/4/2002
By Joyce M. Tice

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