Category Archives: Germany

You might have an “Hessian” ancestor too

Our area has a high concentration of descendants of so called “Hessians.” This general term was applied to those soldiers from German-speaking regions whose rulers hired out their regiments to fight on the side of the British during the Revolutionary … Continue reading

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York County registration of “enemy aliens” during World War I

This year is the 100th anniversary of the United States entering World War I.  The war had been raging since 1914, but America was reluctant to get involved until Germany started sinking American ships with their submarines.  It didn’t take long … Continue reading

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Putting historical pieces together with York’s Lewis Miller

Doing historical research? Can’t find much on a particular person or family? Don’t despair—just keep looking and widen your search to include many resources. Sometimes you find what you are seeking where and when you least expect it. See below … Continue reading

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York County people delighted in giving Victorian greeting cards

The very ornate silk-fringed holiday cards of the late 1800s into the early 1900s weren’t made in York, but they were popular with local residents. There are quite a few, donated over the years by York countians, in the York … Continue reading

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Did York County have a branch of the American Protective League?

I didn’t know what the American Protective League was until I was recently asked if there was any information on it in the files at the York County Heritage Trust Library/Archives. This World War I era organization, eventually growing to … Continue reading

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From York to La Scala

Leonardo (Lee) Wolovsky was a well-known bass-baritone opera star, acclaimed in this country, and even more so in Europe, where he lived and worked for many years, appearing with the likes of Maria Callas and gracing the stage of many … Continue reading

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