Monthly Archives: January 2013

York County 1860 Shearer and Lake wall map is a another great resource

Two of my recent posts were on historical atlases, first the 1876 York County atlas reprinted with the 1903 York City atlas, and then on the atlases of some other Pennsylvania and Maryland counties available for use at the York … Continue reading

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York’s Samuel Bacon was charged with founding the African colony that became Liberia

Samuel Bacon (1782-1820) packed a lot into his 38 years. He is described in the History of the York County Academy, as “educator, lawyer, Marine, Episcopal clergyman and missionary.” In 1814, within two years after coming to York to teach … Continue reading

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More on historical atlases of York County and other counties.

My previous post was on the combined 1876 York County township atlas and 1903 York City atlas. A friend just reminded me that the South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society published two indexes to the 1876 atlas. The indexes are available … Continue reading

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York County 1876 atlas and York City 1903 atlas–prime research tools (and fun too)

I often use portions of maps from the combined 1876 York County atlas and 1903 York City atlas in my posts. It occurred to me that not everyone might be familiar with these invaluable sets of maps, so here is … Continue reading

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Plan to provide for families of York County Civil War soldiers

As York County Heritage Trust prepares for its major Civil War exhibit, The Fiery Trial: York County’s Civil War Experience, opening on June 29, 2013, items just seem to jump out of the collections at you. While looking for another … Continue reading

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York Academy 1813 report card and rules

I came across a weekly report card at York County Heritage Trust for Catharine Barnitz, a student at York Academy. It was dated February 5, 1813. Catharine was punctual, as her “Time of coming” each morning was nine, and time … Continue reading

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York County native went down the Susquehanna to make his millions

What do Cecil County, Maryland’s first millionaire; the 1871 candidate for Governor of Maryland and the founder of several steamship companies have to do with a York County native? They are just a few accomplishments of Jacob Tome, born in … Continue reading

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Scots-Irish Presbyterians settled in southeastern York County.

Friends Bob and Jean Robinson recently shared these photos of New Harmony Presbyterian Church. I grew up at this church at the Brogue, and it doesn’t look a whole lot different today than it does in these views. The “lower … Continue reading

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Popular actor Jimmy Stewart came to the York Fair

I know it’s not York Fair season, but we’re just coming out of Jimmy Stewart (It’s a Wonderful Life) season, so this blog is somewhat timely. Years ago, probably when the Gazette and Daily became the York Daily Record, their … Continue reading

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