Genealogy of the Woodcock Valley

Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania


Huntingdon History Research Network Website

Posted on June 24, 2011 at 7:01 PM

Nancy Shedd, retired executive director of the Huntingdon County Historical Society, has a new website up and running called the Huntingdon History Research Network.  The goal of her new site is to showcase the unpublished research of local authorities on Huntingdon Couny history.


Some of the local topics of interest include:

  • Bibliography of Early Travelers Through Central Pennsylvania
  • Captain Jack: Man or Myth?
  • Civilian Conservation Corps in Huntingdon County
  • Corner Post Log Construction
  • First in Our Hearts:  Huntingdon County “Firsts”
  • Historical Use of the Juniata River & Its Branches
  • John G. Chaplin, Barber and Artist, Huntingdon
  • Orphans Home Residents
  • Preserving Old and Abandoned Cemeteries
  • Revolutionary War Soldiers Gravestones in Huntingdon County
  • Taking the Liberal Arts on a Field Trip
  • Timeline of Early Transportation History, 1748-1854


There are also a number of historic documents included on the website that can be downloaded.  They include:

  • An Account of Huntingdon County By Joseph Adams, 1853
  • Barree Township History
  • Conrad Bucher’s Journey 1797
  • First Huntingdon County Courthouse
  • Jackson Township History
  • Petitions for the Formation of Huntingdon County
  • Robert Allison’s March to Buffalo, 1812
  • Standing Stone History
  • Thaddeus Mason Harris’s Tour Journal 1803
  • West Township History


The website will continue to grow as researchers submit their topics of interest.  My work on the Civilian Conservation Corps is included, since it is an unpublished research project I did in college.  If you have any works you would like to submit to Nancy's website, you can find instructions on how to do so at the website.  Please be sure and check out Nancy's new website!

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