The Genealogy Corner
Explore the genealogy resources on this site. Feel free to use anything here for your own research.
- Rural Valley/Cowanshannock Family Tree. My attempt at creating a unified tree of area families, to help identify people in old photos and memorials in cemeteries. This is a work in progress.
Wayback Machine users: If you are viewing this on the Wayback Machine because www.ruralvalleyhistory.com has gone dark, the link above will either not work or will give incomplete results. You have two options:
- View the tree on familysearch.org - it is in the "Genealogies" section. Select search --> Genealogies --> scroll to "Search For a Specific Tree" and enter "Rural Valley" in the search box. There will be no images of source documents because familysearch does not support that option.
- Go to archive.org and enter "rural valley pennsylvania genealogy stewart" in the search box. This will retrieve an entry named "Rural Valley, Pennsylvania, USA." It contains the latest GEDCOM file and source documents, which you can download and input into the genealogy software of your choice.
- Obituaries, and some marriage records and biographies. Material not yet in the township family tree; also a work in progress.
- Articles and Books. Some useful resources.
- Local Cemeteries on Find-A-Grave
- Salem United Church of Christ (Hill's Church; Salem Reformed Church) Gravestone List.
- Censuses for Rural Valley and Cowanshannock Twp.
- Civil War Histories.
- Family Bibles
- Casedy - Family Bible of Samuel and Matilda (Campbell) Casedy.
- Foster- Family Bible of Alexander and Martha (Ralston) Foster.
- Marshall- Family Bible of Joseph and Margaret (Marshall) Marshall.
- Stewart- Family Bible of George and Isabella (Casedy) Stewart.
- Stewart - Family Bible of John and Mary (Craig) Stewart.
- Totten - Family Bible of Hamlet and Mary (Craig) Totten.