Genealogical Abstracts from Palmyra, Wayne County, New York, Newspapers 1810-1854


“This work is more than an important genealogical tool; it tells the story of Palmyra and the surrounding area; its growth from the earlier days of the old Erie Canal to the coming of the railroad and Macadam roads. It looks at religion from Lorenzo Dow to Joseph Smith and the birth of Mormonism. …It reflects the history of medicine at any early age, the cholera epidemics – rife along the route of the canal; the inability to save lives as the result of severe injuries; it gives us a peek into a world where there were more men than women and when women were rarely mentioned by name publicly – even in death or as the parent of a child.” Transcribed events are arranged chronologically. Original spelling has been retained. An index to full names, places and subjects adds to the value of this work.


S. D. Van Alstine and Harriet Wiles


(1996, 2014), 2019, 8½x11, paper, index, 244 pp.

ISBN: 9781585498369