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Genealogy Sheets to Download

Pedigree charts and Family Group sheets are probably the two most important and most used forms in genealogy. There are fillable versions within any of the genealogy applications such as Ancestry or RootsMagic, but having some plain old paper forms on-the-ready is a must too. Click on the images here for downloadable, printable forms.

When you have a few minutes, come into the library and use our edition of Ancestry. If you need pointers, Loretta is here Tuesdays and Thursdays to give you a hand.

Pedigree Chart
Family Group Record Sheet
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Watertown Daily Times Collection

Did you know you can explore North Country history through local news, events and people through the Watertown Daily Times Collection. Search the latest and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online. Available remotely 24/7 on any device. Here’s how: Watertown Daily Times How to Guide.

 

 

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2023 Mannsville Free Library Survey Download

Download the 2023 Mannsville Free Library Survey here.

Mail to:
Mannsville Free Library
PO Box 156
Mannsville, New York 13661

Or fill it in an send it electronically here. Please fill in and return the survey by Aug. 1.

Thank you for taking you time to give us your feedback to !!!

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Conception of the Erie Canal

Join us at the library to hear Erie Canal Museum‘s Derrick Pratt present on the Conception of the Erie Canal.

Wednesday, June 14, 2023 – 2 PM

While the Erie Canal took only 8 years to dig, getting to the point where people could start digging was a nearly 100 year long process. This talk looks at the early efforts to harness new York’s interior waterways and the political wrangling that almost kept the “Eighth Wonder of the World” from happening.

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Local Heroes Charles and Donny Brown

Miss Marion Pike was a teacher at Mannsville School from 1936 until about 1944 and her family kindly donated her scrapbook to the library. There are many photos of local World War II servicemembers in the book and we think Ms. Pike kept up with her former students throughout their service. However, many of the servicemembers’ photos are unidentified. Won’t you stop by the library and help us put names to their faces?

Charles C. Brown

Lt. Charles C. Brown
 C 46 flown by Charles Brown
Donny (or Danny ?) Brown, Iran 1945

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Local Hero Paul Beckstead

Miss Marion Pike was a teacher at Mannsville School from 1936 until about 1944 and her family kindly donated her scrapbook to the library. There are many photos of local World War II servicemembers in the book and we think Ms. Pike kept up with her former students throughout their service. However, many of the servicemembers’ photos are unidentified. Won’t you stop by the library and help us put names to their faces?

Paul Beckstead

Paul Beckstead 1, Spring 1945, Marshall Islands

Paul Beckstead 2, Marshall Islands, Spring 1945
Paul Beckstead Article (Year Unknown)

 

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Hillbilly Wedding Success! April 24, 1940

Another clipping from Ms. Pike’s scrapbook — Mannsville Grange had been planning this event and it looks like they had a good turnout!

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Mannsville Grange Meeting April 15, 1940

Another clipping from  the 1939-41 scrapbook kept by former Mannsville School teacher Miss Marion Pike. Ms. Pike’s relatives donated the scrapbook to the library in December 2022. It is on display in the library and visitors are free to go though it and maybe find a little piece of their own family history.

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April 1940, Mr. and Mrs. Mason Piddock to Move

This clipping was found in a 1939-41 scrapbook kept by former Mannsville School teacher Miss Marion Pike. Ms. Pike’s relatives donated the scrapbook to the library in December 2022. It is on display in the library and visitors are free to go though it and maybe find a little piece of their own family history.

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FREE Easter Egg Hunt April 8

Don’t forget our annual EASTER EGG HUNT on April 8th!

There are 2 available times — 10 AM and Noon

Special Guest Appearance by the EASTER BUNNY

Please register your child at the library or call 315-465-4049!