(Almost) Wordless Wednesday: Erie County Courthouse (Postcard Series)

Erie’s County Courthouse, located at 140 West Sixth Street, was erected and opened for business in May 1855. Erie County was established 12 March 1800, but for its first three years, it was attached to Crawford County. The very first Erie court was held in 1803, at Goerge Buehler’s hotel … Continue reading

Upcoming Genealogical & Historical Goings-On in Erie, PA

Edinboro Area Historical Society Annual Dinner Wed, January 27, 6:00pm – 8:30pm Nick’s Place, 12246 Edinboro Road, Edinboro The Society’s keynote speaker is Caleb Pifer. Pifer grew up in Erie and Perth, Australia. He received a B.S. in Political Communications from the University of Texas at Austin. He has worked … Continue reading

Nuggets of Gold: Our Ancestors’ Diaries

My very first assignment as a volunteer at the Erie County Historical Society was to transcribe the 1859-1862 Diary of Hosea Drown. It was love at first sight Hosea was born in Greene Township around 1833 and lived his entire life in this county. He was many things: He farmed … Continue reading

Erie PA Genealogy & Historical Goings-On for November

Talk by Jennifer Liber Raines, on The Erie County, New York, Poor House Project Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 7:00pm Thomas B. Hagen History Center 356 West Sixth Street Free to the public. Sponsored by the Erie Society for Genealogical Research. Please arrive between 6:30 and 6:50pm. The lecture will be … Continue reading

Erie County History

I stopped by the Hagen History Center the other day and had a nice chat with Annita, who, if you don’t know her, is the historical society’s archivist, having served as such long enough to be the go-to person for everything that’s happened in the County for the last two … Continue reading

Thomas B. Hagen History Center

The Erie Society for Genealogical Research has moved its office to the newly opened Thomas B. Hagen History Center, in the Carriage House of the Watson-Curtze Mansion at 356 West Sixth Street. The grand opening gala was held on August 29th. It was a lovely evening. The renovated Carriage House … Continue reading