Reverend George H. Macnish

I’d like to thank Kathy Darrow and Jack Cottet for their contributions to this blog.  Note that many of the documents spell George’s last name as MacNish, but for the purpose of this summary, I’m using the suggested Macnish format.  Several of the reference materials can be found in our community tree. —- gmsc Being […]


Tuffy’s War

Every now and then you come across a project on the Internet that demonstrates a commitment to preserve a piece of local history.  Chris Crawford’s site, Tuffy’s War, is a perfect example of how to achieve this with style.  What’s more, the entire site focuses on former Cleveland resident Charles L. Tufts. The Finding Tuffy […]


The Cleveland Coles and Their Shipyard on Oneida Lake

David Cole, along with the many other individuals that he acknowledges at the end of this post, put a lot of work into documenting the Cole family profile, ultimately publishing it to the Oswego County RootsWeb page back in 2008.  Unfortunately, the page is no longer being maintained and as many of the Cole family surnames are […]


Open House Recap

On Sunday, we had a beautifully warm day for our annual open house and ice cream social.  It was a nice turn out and we had a couple of great pieces on display. Thank you to Joni Hinds for sharing her Civil War research.  Joni, Historian for the Village of Cleveland and CHS board member, did an impressive job compiling data on the Civil War that she mounted on display boards and duplicated in print format for the event.  You can tell a lot of time was spent on […]