Many of the transcriptions found here are now in published form. They have been published by the Orange County Genealogical Society (in Goshen, New York). Volume 3 includes my Volume 3 and Volume 5. Volume 4 includes my four parts of New Milford history. There is a planned Volume 5, which will include my Volumes 6, 7, and 8, Part 1, which is about 250 transcriptions. They can be purchase through the Genealogical Society. Just Google them and print out the order form. Or they can be purchased from the Warwick Historical Society. They are also on sale at the gift shop at Baird's Tavern. I would like to thank the Genealogical Society and Dan Burrows for their efforts. Started a new blog for images of Warwick. Go to:

Monday, August 30, 2010

Russell and Stanley Ferguson. Stanley was born in 1927. Courtesy Meredith Ferguson.

Frances S. Ferguson in her garden, 1940's. Courtesy of Meredith Ferguson. By the way Meredith is working on a family genealogy. Francis was a Slaughter.

Russ and Fanny Ferguson homestead, 1950's. Courtesy Meredith Ferguson.

Mary Sylvia Shear, Bess' daughter; Mary Shear, Mary's step-mother; Fanny Ferguson, 1953. Bess Ferguson was Stanley's sister. She died soon after the birth of her daughter. Photo: 1953. Courtesy Meredith Ferguson.

Russell S. Ferguson with guitar; Janet with mandolin; friend on banjo. Photo taken in St. Louis, Missouri, where Russ and Janet were born. Their father was O.W. Ferguson. Courtesy of Meredith Ferguson.

Russell Stanley Ferguson, 1930's. This is Stanley Ferguson's father. Courtesy of Meredith Ferguson.

Fannie Slaughter, c. 1920. This is the mother of Stanley Ferguson of New Milford. Courtesy of Meredith Ferguson.

McCamly House

This is a photo of the old McCamly House from the 1930s. It was the home of Russell and Francis Ferguson. It was sent to me by Meredith Ferguson, a granddaugther of the couple. The house is located on the intersection of Route 94 South and Barrett Rd., near the State Line. The porch is great.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Natalie Buchanan wrote to Dad, Casper Hann, and I wrote back with some New Milford history. She sent this school picture back with some memories. Natalie and Betty are daughters of Ed and Mary Buchanan. They were raised in the house that my father now owns on Covered Bridge Road. Natalie's letter was sent on Dec. of 2008. This photo comes from The Warwick Valley Dispatch, dated June 29, 1932.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Warwick High School on Welling Ave

This is a post card of the Warwick High School, postmarked 1931. It was located on Welling Avenue, on the left-hand side of the Doc Fry Community Center. It was opened to 7th and 8th graders and academic (I guess meaning high school students) in January of 1902. According to the Warwick Advertiser, dated January 9, 1902, the enrollment was one hundred and thirty-four. Ninety-three had seats in the study hall and remainder, under Miss Everest, occupied the schoolroom at the north end of the first floor.

During the war years (WW II) the school was used as a community canning center. In 1946, it taken down and the equipment moved to Middletown.