Your gift to the WCHS is very much appreciated. You may use a debit or credit card on PayPal and no membership there is necessary.
The membership year is from January 1 to December 31.
Benefits of membership:
- Unlimited use of the genealogical library
- Reduced rates on photocopies
- Discounts on selected sales items
- Use of our online Surname List
- Our semi-annual newsletter, Lest-We-Forget, Wyoming County Pioneers
- 50-word query in each newsletter
A complete, every-name index to the WCHS newsletter Volumes 1–25. Quickly find the exact location of people’s names in each of the first 50 issues of Lest We Forget – Wyoming County Pioneers. This valuable resource created by volunteer Sherry Shiffer consists of 158 double-sided sheets (316 total pages), printed on 8.5×11-inch, three-hole-punched paper, ready to put into your binder.
View a sample page (PDF, 192 KB)
The Ancient Native Americans of the Wyoming Valley: 10,000 Years of Prehistory
by John Orlandini (2008) 9 x 6, 177pp
So Many Brave Men: A History of the Battle at Minisink Ford
by Mark Hendrickson, Jon Inners and Peter Osborne (2010) 9 x 6, 828pp; An important battle of the American Revolution on July 22, 1779 along the Delaware River north of Port Jervis, NY.
Neither the Charm Nor the Luck: Major General John Sullivan
by Karl F. Stephens, MD (2008) 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, 147pp; Includes 10 specially produced, original maps.
Written and illustrated by Alice Hadsall Davis (2008) 9 x 6, 114pp; This book tells the story of Adelia Hadsall, a young girl living in South Eaton, Pennsylvania. Based on her father’s diary from 1871, it tells of her adventures through that year.
The Battle of Wyoming: For Liberty and Life
by Mark G. Dziak (2008) 9 x 6, 305pp – The Whole Story of the 1778 Battle and Massacre in Wyoming Valley, Pennsylvania
Wyoming County: A Look Back (1842-1992)
Wyoming County Sesquicentennial; County history with over 300 photographs (1992) paper, 131pp, 8 1 ⁄ 2” x 11”
Postcard History Series – Wyoming County
by Sean and Johanna S. Billings (2004), paper cover, 96pp, 6 1 ⁄ 2” x 9 1 ⁄ 4”
Puzzles of Wyoming County
by Sherry Shiffer. A variety of puzzles packed full of the history of Wyoming County
- Volume One (2002), paper cover, 50pp, 8 1 ⁄ 2” x 11”
- Volume Two (2006), paper cover, 54pp, 8 1 ⁄ 2” x 11
Factoryville, PA 18419 – The ‘Hollow’ in the Beech Woods
by Allean Fassett Derr
(2007) paper cover, 405pp, 8 1 ⁄ 2” x 11”; history of the town of Factoryville and its families. It contains many photographs that were collected from residents with subjects like schools, railroads, Keystone Academy (Keystone College), famous son Christy Mathewson, and early families like the Reynolds and Capwells.
Pennsylvania Trail of History Cookbook
by Stackpole Books and PA Historical & Museum Commission
(2004) paper cover, 128pp, 9” x 7 1 ⁄ 4”
Pennsylvania Wildlife Tails – A Game Warden’s Notebook
by William Wasserman
(2002) paper cover, 106pp, 5 1 ⁄ 4” x 7 3 ⁄ 4”
The Bridge Was Built
by Nicholson Area Library
Includes many photos of the bridge being built along with a history. (1976) paper cover, 16pp, 8 1 ⁄ 2” x 11”
The History of Tunkhannock High School Sports (1895 – 1980)
by Jeffrey M. Brewer
Includes team photos and statistics.
(1980) paper cover, 200pp, 8 1 ⁄ 4” x 11”
A History of Auburn and Meshoppen Schools 1892-1957
A History of Auburn and Meshoppen Schools 1892-1957 Volume I & II (Cover Title “Remembering Meshoppen and Auburn Schools”) by the MHS Alumni Association. 2-book set
Nicholson: the First Station on the Lackawanna Railroad
Written by the Reverend Garford Williams and published by the Nicholson Heritage Association, 1990.
Two Centuries of Memories: Lathrop and Hop Bottom
Written by the Reverend Garford F. Williams and the Hop Bottom Woman’s Club (1981); Softcover, 95 pp with large photo section, fold-out maps.
THS Class of 1951 Golden Anniversary
The Tunkhannock High School Class of 1951 50th Golden Anniversary commemorative book.
PIAA District II Track & Field Championships
Vol. IX: Tunkhannock Area High School State Gold & Silver Medalists, May 13 & 15, 2008, Scranton Memorial Stadium.
Indians, Settlers, and Forgotten Places in the Endless Mountains
by John Orlandini (2008), 152 pp [limited quantities]
Warrior Road 3-CD Set
“The Story of Sullivan’s March through Pennsylvania, Before the Invasion of the Iroquois Homelands.” A self-guided driving tour along Sullivan’s March through Pennsylvania. From Canterbury Tours & Services (2006).
You get three CD’s and a guidebook with maps, directions and lots of details about the historic trip the men of the Continental Army made to subdue the the Iroquois Confederacy. You’ll begin at Easton, travel through the Poconos to the Wyoming Valley, along the Susquehanna River through the Endless Mountains, and into New York state. You may start and stop at any point, as the trip is divided by chapters.
Wyoming County Cemetery Map
The Wyoming County Cemetery Map is the result of a two-year project to locate cemeteries, burial sites and cemeteries that have been removed to other locations. In all, 119 cemeteries in Wyoming County have been marked on this map.
The name of the cemetery (if more than one name has been found, each is listed), WCHS cemetery number, township/borough, street/road location and notes are given for some cemeteries. The notes describe cemeteries on private property, if no grave markers were found at the site and cemeteries that were removed from original site, etc.
The map measures 21.75 x 34 inches and is on semi-gloss coated paper. Each township is colored to easily show boundary lines. A Legend contains PA Traffic Routes, Private Roads, Township Roads and State Game Lands.
We wish to give a special thank-you to the Wyoming County Office of Community Planning for help with the mapping project.
UNFORTUNATELY, THE WYOMING COUNTY CEMETERY MAP IS CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT.
1869 Map Set
1869 maps are a set of black & white 8 1/2 x 14-inch sheets (photocopied) – done by individual townships, towns etc. Some are more than one sheet, shown by the number following. Included in the set:
Eaton Township – 2
Forkston Township – 3
Nicholson – 2
North Branch Township
Tunkhannock – 3
Tunkhannock Township – 2
Washington Township – 2
Windham Township – 2
Note Cards by Dorothy Rafferty
Seven packets to choose from with 12 note cards (5 1 ⁄ 2 “ x 4 1 ⁄ 4”) and envelopes per packet
#1 Wyoming County Schools [2 of each]
Gravel Hill (Tunkhannock)
Sand Hill or Harrison Street (Tunkhannock) [now WCHS]
#2 Mixed Wyoming County [number of each in ( )]
BVM Church, Tunkhannock (1)
Methodist Church, Tunkhannock (1)
Wyoming Co. Court House (2)
Tunkhannock (Nicholson) Viaduct (2)
Tyler Memorial Hospital, Tunkhannock (2)
Tunkhannock Library (Old Library) (2)
White’s Mill, Meshoppen (2)
#3 Railroad Stations along the Susquehanna in Wyoming County [2 of each]
Tunkhannock with Old Packer House
#4 Wyoming County Historical Society (also called Sand Hill or Harrison Street School)
#5 Tunkhannock (Nicholson) Viaduct
#6 Wyoming County Courthouse, Tunkhannock
#7 Susquehanna County Courthouse, Montrose
Sketches by Dorothy Rafferty
Each is 9 x 12 inches.
1. Hotel Minges, Laceyville
2. Old White Mill, Meshoppen
3. Betts Livery, Tunkhannock
4. Hotel Graham, Tunkhannock
5. Tyler Memorial Hospital, Tunkhannock
6. Methodist Church, Tunkhannock
7. BVM, Tunkhannock
8. Wyoming Co. Court House (with new addition)
9. Wyoming Co. Jail with court yard
10. Wyoming Co. Historical Society
11. Tunkhannock Public Library (Old Library)
Railroad Bridges & Stations:
12a. Black Walnut Lehigh Valley
12b. Falls Lehigh Valley
13. Laceyville Lehigh Valley, built 1903
14. Mehoopany Lehigh Valley
15. Meshoppen Lehigh Valley
16. Nicholson Bridge
17. Tunkhannock Lehigh Valley (front view)
18. Tunkhannock Lehigh Valley Station & Packer House
19. Beaumont School
20. Beaumont School with small building
21. Laceyville High School
22. Mehoopany School
23. Meshoppen High School
24. Gravel Hill School, Tunkhannock
25. Susquehanna Co. Court House
Civil War Commemorative Coin
Where It Was Decided Commemorative Coin. Antiqued bronze, double-sided stamped coin, 1.5″ diameter, 15 gauge weight. Carded and packaged in heavy molded plastic slip case.
Civil War Commemorative Hat
Pennsylvania Civil War 150 Logo Engineer’s Cap; 100% cotton twill denim with embroidered logo