|Find free USA death records online, free Canada death records online & free English death records online|
Free Death Records By Location|
|Search FREE Death Records by Country (USA, Canada, UK ...)
|Use DNA to find your Ancestors
Ancestors at Rest Death records of all kinds - funeral cards, death notices, cemetery receipts, obits...and more|
Olive Tree Genealogy Updates on new genealogy Records online
Past Voices Letters from 1800s - from Civil War soldiers, from wives to husbands, sons to mothers, sisters to sisters.
Free Genealogy Stuff
|Free genealogy stuff on the net
German Death Cards |
|Find Your German Ancestors Death Card
West Winfield Academy Cash Book, Herkimer County, New York 1865-1866
This is a great little one of a kind genealogy find from the town of West Winfield. West Winfield is a small village in Herkimer County, New York. An early school in the town, the West Winfield Academy was erected in 1850 at a cost of $4,000. The funds were raised by subscription. The school was opened Dec. 11, 1850, under the direction of LeRoy Bliss, Principal. The Academy, one of only three in Herkimer county in 1860, began in 1850 and continued until it merged into a Union Free School in 1884.
The West Winfield Academy Cash Book is a record of monetary dealings that the school had with employees, students and local people in the years 1865 and 1866. The West Winfield Academy Cash Book was kept by John G Robinson and contains the names of people who worked for the school, pupils at the school or people who had contact with the school. The West Winfield Academy Cash Book also records what the money was for, and how much was paid. The book records things like salary paid to clerks, work done for the school by local men and money owed by students for things bought in the school store.
The amount of information with each entry varies. In some cases it is simply the person's name with the date a amount of money. However many of the entries in the book contain much more detailed information about the transaction.
If you have an ancestor that went to this school or lived in New York he may be mentioned in this book. The students at West Winfield Academy came from all over New York State.
At the back of the book is a list of men (about 200) at what would seem to be a auction sale.
Pages 16-19 look like a farm auction in the late 1800s (1880s? 1890s?) I found many of the men listed on those pages, in the 1880 census of Richfield, otsego co. NY. It contains the the names of the men what they bought and how much they paid. It is facinating to read the list of what the men bought, buck saw, sadle, shot gun ect. This auction sale list provides a interesting little peek into the daily lives of our ancestors.
I am pleased to announce that I am slowly scanning all of these wonderful Ledger Books. Each book will be published as a downloadable PDF file on AncestorsAtRest website so that genealogists and historians can access them freely. Please be patient as I work towards bringing them all online.
Go to the
Index to List of available Ledger Books
Meantime if you wish to help with the expense of my purchasing these invaluable one-of-a-kind Ledger Books please consider contributing. No amount is too small. The books are very expensive and I want to bring as many online for researchers to access for free. I hate to think of these wonderful books, chock full of our ancestors' names, disappearing!
If you would like to help, just use the PayPal button below. Choose from $5.00, $10.00, $15.00, $20.00 or $25.00 to go towards the costs of purchasing more ledger books.
If you would like to Request a lookup in the West Winfield Academy Cash Book choose from Cheque, Money Order or if you prefer Pay Pal just click on the Pay Pal logo.
Go back to the
Site Map ~ Join AncestorsAtRest Mailing List
Breaking Genealogy News
If you have long been a fan of The Olive Tree Genealogy created by Lorine McGinnis Schulze, now you can make it official. Become a fan of the Olive Tree Genealogy.
Join Olive Tree
Genealogy on Facebook! Lorine has set up an interactive site
where you can ask questions, join in discussions or start a
topic of interest. Once you are at the Olive Tree Genealogy page on Facebook, click the "Become a Fan" link in the upper right-hand corner.
Ancestors At Rest reminds you that when looking for death records for your family tree online to be careful when spelling interment. It's not intermet, internment, inturnment or internmet. Another common one is cemetery, not cemetary or cematary.
All rights reserved
These pages may be linked to but not duplicated in any way without my written consent.
Contact Brian by writing to AncestorsAtRest AT gmail.com (replace AT with @ and remove spaces)
What will you find on Ancestors At Rest....
California Free Death Records, Connecticut Free Death Records, Georgia Free Death Records, Illinois Free Death Records, Indiana Free Death Records, Iowa Free Death Records, Kansas Free Death Records, Kentucky Free Death Records, Maine Free Death Records, Maryland Free Death Records, Massachusetts Free Death Records, Michigan Free Death Records, Minnesota Free Death Records, Missouri Free Death Records, Montana Free Death Records, Nebraska Free Death Records, New Free Hampshire Death Free Records, New Jersey Free Death Records, New York Free Death Records, North Carolina Free Death Records, Ohio Death Records, Oregon Free Death Records, Pennsylvania Free Death Records, Rhode Island Free Death Records, Vermont Free Death Records, Virginia Free Death Records, Washington Free Death Records, Wisconsin Free Death Records, Canada Free Death Records, Ontario Free Death Records, Quebec Free Death Records, Maritimes (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island Death Free Records, United Kingdom (England) Free Death Records, England Free Death Records, Coffin Plates, German Death Cards, Obits or Obituaries , Grave Stone or Tombstone Inscriptions, Funeral Cards, Cemetery Records, Family Bibles, Obituaries, Vital Statistics, Memorial Cards, Funeral Home Records, Church Records, Wills & Probate Records, Military Deaths, Cenotaph Records,
Helpful Articles, Free Genealogy Stuff, Order Death Records Online, VitalChek Express Service order Birth and Death Records online, and Links to Great Genealogy Sites Like The USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project, Cemetery Database on Rootsweb, Ancestry.com and so much more.
Did you know....
Genealogy is the study of family pedigrees, the descent of a person or family from an ancestor, generation by generation.