Using Tax Lists to Fill in the Gaps

The July ESGR meeting is tomorrow, July 12th, at the Hagen History Center, Watson-Curtze mansion on Sixth Street, 6:30pm-8:00pm. I will be speaking about tax lists, and how to use them to fill in the gaps in your genealogy research. We are fortunate, here in Erie, to have access to … Continue reading


ESGR Meeting Tonight: Brick Walls

Tonight’s monthly meeting of the Erie Society for Genealogical Research is all about brick walls. In place of a speaker, members will have an opportunity to present a specific genealogical problem and meeting attendees will brainstorm strategies for solving the problem. The brick wall portion of the meeting will begin … Continue reading

ESGR Breaking Down Brick Walls Special Interest Group (SIG)

The Erie Society for Genealogical Research has decided to offer some special interest groups (SIGs) that will meet outside of our regular monthly membership meetings; and, I’m excited to announce, I am spearheading the Breaking Down Brick Walls SIG. We will meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month in … Continue reading

(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