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First lot owners of York’s Square, Part 2

This is the second of two posts detailing the first several owners of the original lots that encircle York’s square. The lots can be located on the map above of the center of York, bordered by Philadelphia, Duke, King and … Continue reading

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First lot owners of York’s Square, Part I

The enlarged section of the center of York above is bounded by Philadelphia, Duke, King and Beaver streets. It shows the square with the courthouse in the middle. I have flipped it form the original so that it is oriented … Continue reading

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Index to the 1876 York County Atlas, an often overlooked resource

If you have done much historical or genealogical York County research, you are probably aware of the invaluable 1876 Atlas of York Co., Pennsylvania, Illustrated from Actual Surveys by and under the Direction of Beach Nichols, published by Pomeroy, Whitman … Continue reading

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New publication highlights York County men and women in World War I

I don’t know as much as I would like to about World War I, including the involvement of York County people in that Great War. This year is the 100th anniversary of what was then thought to be “the war … 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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Maybe another clue to Camp Security?

Was the building above connected to Camp Security? Twentieth century York entrepreneur, John William Richley said it might have been. In his 1951 autobiography, Obstacles No Barrier, Richley wrote: “Bought Farm near Longstown. In order to get my mind off … Continue reading

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On Site with Camp Security

On Sunday November 4, Jonathan Stayer, Supervisor of Reference Services at the Pennsylvania State Archives, will give an in-depth talk about Camp Security, speaking at the South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society’s monthly meeting. The public is invited to the 2:15 … Continue reading

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Benjamin Henry Latrobe’s York County Connection

U.S. Capitol White House interiors, furniture Dickinson College Main Hall Bank of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia) Philadelphia Water Works St. Johns, Lafayette Square, D.C. Baltimore Cathedral Ringgold Mansion, St. James, Md. State Petitionary, Richmond, Va. Exchange and Custom House, Baltimore Nassau Hall, … Continue reading

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