Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Census Images Feedback

When I posted the 4 census images to the Scipio Blog, I deliberately sized them down so those of us with dial-up service wouldn't have the customary long wait for the full-size images to download. However, when I checked out enlarging the images by doing a cut and paste they were blurry and not readable.
I will do some research and correct this issue soon, but wanted you all to know I am aware of it.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Census Pages Added

It's a rainy Sunday afternoon, so I decided to update this blog. I added the 4 pages of the special 1890 Census of Survivors of the War of the Rebellion that cover the Town of Scipio. My great-grandfather James B. Hitchcock, for example, is listed.
The Census gives the Veteran's name, rank and serial number. :)
It also gives their Regiment, dates of enlistment and discharge, and lists any injuries or conditions. Pretty informative and definitely interesting!
This census would supply just the information you need if you wanted to join an organization such as Daughters (or Sons) of Union Veterans. I'll provide a link to those websites in the near future but if you don't want to wait you can always "Google it!"

All for now...Sandie

Friday, October 26, 2007

Scipio Center History

Welcome to the new blog about Scipio Center, a town in Cayuga County, NY!
I am the Historian, and want to find a way to hear from folks and get some information out there on a regular basis about Scipio. Let me know if you read this, and what you'd like to read about. Anything you'd like me to research?