If you are a member of a Pioneer Family who was living in the Town of Greece before 1872, we would like to hear from you. Co-authors Marie Villone Poinan and Jo Ann Ward Snyder are now accepting additional family submissions for Pioneer Families of the Town of Greece, Volume 2, which will be published in the fall of 2022.
This second volume will honor families who settled in the area before 1872 but were not included in volume 1. It will contain vignettes, photos, and input from current family members, highlighting each family’s contribution to the town.
If your family qualifies and you would like to be included in volume two, please download and submit the five documents below by August 1, 2022. You will be contacted by Marie or Jo Ann within 30 days.
Submit all supporting documentation, to us by e-mail at email@example.com or via US mail to: Greece Historical Society, PO Box 16249, Greece, NY 14616
Pioneer Families of the Town of Greece – Vol. 1 is available from Amazon, from our online museum gift shop, or by visiting our gift shop in the museum during our regular office hours. (Visit our “200 years” section above to see the complete list of included families.)
If you have documentation that proves that your family was living in the Town of Greece before 1872, you can apply for a PIONEER CERTIFICATE to be issued by the Greece Historical Society. The certificate will include your family name, a GHS bicentennial logo, an embossed gold GHS “Pioneer Family” seal, and the signature of GHS president William Sauers. (Additional copies will be available for purchase.) To date, we have created and distributed nearly 200 individual Pioneer Family certificates.
If yours is one of the featured families in the Pioneers of the Town of Greece book, you will automatically receive a certificate for that family and do not have to supply the paperwork discussed below. If you have another family who was in Greece before 1872, you will have to submit an application and pedigree chart for that surname.
To request a certificate, please download and complete the certificate application and “fillable” pedigree chart using the links below:
Submit those two completed forms, and any additional supporting documentation, to us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or via US mail to: Greece Historical Society, PO Box 16249, Greece, NY 14616
In celebration of the Bicentennial of the Town of Greece in 2022, the Greece Historical Society is honoring the families who settled in the area before 1872 with a book set titled Pioneer Families of the Town of Greece. Researched and written by Marie Villone Poinan and Jo Ann Ward Snyder, the set contains vignettes, photos, and input from current family members that highlight each family’s contribution to the town.
Pioneer Families of the Town of Greece – Vol. 1 is available from Amazon by clicking here, from our online museum gift shop by clicking here, or by visiting our gift shop in the museum during our regular office hours. (Visit our “200 years” section above to see the complete list of included families.)
“The History of Greece Olympia” exhibit, which opened on Sunday, October 24th, is available once again now that our museum has re-opened for 2022.
Please plan to stop in to see memorabilia and pictures of how the school has developed over the years and the changes that have occurred. Here is just a sample from the exhibit of Greece Olympia the first modern form of education a High School where it was Grades 9 (Freshmen) thru 12 (Seniors) in Greece.
“The first modern form of education was a High School where is was Grades 9 thru 12
For the first dozen years, Olympia was only grades 10,11,12
Not sure when it became a 9 thru 12 school but it was long after it opened
Are you a member of a Pioneer Family of the Town of Greece? If you are or think you might be, the Greece Historical Society would like to hear from you.
The Greece Historical Society will commemorate the 2022 Bicentennial of the Town of Greece by publishing a book in November of this year which will recognize and celebrate the families who settled in the Greece area before 1872 (our 1st fifty years as a town).
If you descend from a family who settled in the Town of Greece before 1872, please consider helping us include the story of your family. We want to hear the story of how your family came to town and feature them in a vignette that includes photos and stories that you would provide.
If your family was living in Greece before 1822, you would also be eligible for a “Pioneer Certificate” to be issued by the Society.
To get started, please complete our questionnaire and one family tree chart as best you can. Downloads are available below. Return both forms either by email to GreeceHistoricalSociety@yahoo.com or by USPS mail to:
Greece Historical Society
PO Box 16249
Rochester, NY 14616
Attention: Bicentennial Committee
We will then contact you to work on finalizing your story for publication. If you’re a bit uncomfortable getting started, send us what you can and we can help. The important thing is to get started.
The deadline for submitting your input is July 31, 2021. Be sure to include your phone number and email on all correspondence so that we can contact you.
For any questions or help completing your documents, please e-mail us at email@example.com.
1) Download QUESTIONNAIRE here