Sources for the Tharnish Family



The sources of information used for the Tharnish genealogy, along with a brief description, are listed below:


1. 1. Records of St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church, Sheldon, Wyoming County, New York:
The records of St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church are available on microfilm through the LDS Church, including baptisms, marriages and deaths.  They begin about 1848, when the church was established as a separate parish and extend until about 1900, depending on the type of record.  In addition, they include a listing of families at the time the parish was established.  This list is particularly helpful as it gives the place of origin of parish members.
2. Records of the Roman Catholic Church, Wehlen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany:
The records of the Church at Wehlen are available on microfilm through the LDS Church and extend from 1670 to 1898.  The records contain baptisms, confirmations, marriages and deaths.
3. Records of the Roman Catholic Church, Graach, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany:
The records of the Church at Graach are available on microfilm through the LDS Church and extend from 1654 to 1939.  They include baptisms, confirmations, marriages and deaths.
4. Death Records, Audubon County, Iowa.
5. 1860 U.S. Census, Bennington, Wyoming County, New York.
6. Probate Records, Surrogate Court, Warsaw, Wyoming County, New York.
7. 1900 U.S. Census, Bennington, Wyominng County, New York.
8. Cemetery Headstone, St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church, Sheldon, Wyoming County, New York.
9. Passenger Manifest of the Ship Iowa, New York City, September 1, 1840.
10. Records St. Louis Roman Catholic Church, Buffalo, Erie County, New York.
11. 1850 U.S. Census, Sheldon, Wyoming County, New York.
12. 1880 U.S. Census, Bennington, Wyoming County, New York.
13. Land Records, Wyoming County, New York.
14. Personal Family Communication.
15. Vital Records, City of Buffalo, Erie County, New York.
16. Vital Records, State of New York.
17. Records of St. Antonius Roman Catholic Church, Trier, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.
18. Records of the Roman Catholic Church, Erden, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.
19. Ortsfamilienbuch Südlicher Hochwald at Genealogy.Net, a German genealogical web site.
20. Records of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Strykersville, Wyoming County, New York.
21. Social Security Death Index.
22. Newspaper Clippings of Alice Faulring and Ethel Zahler.
23. Headstone, Curriers Rural Cemetery, Curriers, Wyoming County, New York.
24. Records, Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Bennington, Wyoming County, New York.
25. Land Records, Erie County, New York.
26. Obituary of Alice Tharnish, Springville Journal, Springville, Erie County, New York. September 1942.