Monthly Archives: September 2012

Enhancing Family Histories Part 3, Reunions: Smith, Ferree, Anstine, Barshinger

This is the third in a series of posts that will provide suggestions for authors to enhance their family histories.  The suggestion for today is the inclusion of details about reunions associated with your ancestors’ surnames. As an example, I’m … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 2 . . Orphan . . Part 2

RAILCAR GOLD is a historically accurate multi-generational fictional tale of hidden treasure, primarily set in York County, Pennsylvania during the latter half of the Nineteenth Century.  This is Part 2 of Chapter 2 . . . Orphan.  A new part … Continue reading

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Historical Background for Dan DeWyatt’s Early Life; and George R. Prowell

In the first part of Chapter 2 of Railcar Gold, we learn that Dan DeWyatt was born in Spring Mills, New Jersey.  I choose Spring Mills as the birthplace of my fictional character Dan for several reasons, which will become … Continue reading

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York County One-Room Schools (L-M)

This is the fifth post in a series that will provide a location and source index for pre-1950 York County schools.  The vast majority of these schools are one-room schools.  The complete list is being rolled out over several weeks.  … Continue reading

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Why is Peavine Island in York County?

When York County was formed from Lancaster County in 1749, Lancaster County kept all of the Susquehanna River, therefore the boundary line was established on the York side of the river.  Then why are four Susquehanna River islands located in … Continue reading

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Talk about Dosch Burial Grounds; and YorksPast Lineup for Week of September 24th

On October 2nd I’ll be talking about the Dosch Burial Grounds in Lower Windsor Township.  This will be a journey back in time from the current Kohr ownership to the initial Onion ownership and will focus on each owners association … Continue reading

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Enhancing Family Histories Part 2; Ancestors’ Land

This is the second in a series of posts that will provide suggestions for authors to enhance their family histories.  The suggestion for today is the inclusion of details about your ancestors’ land.  As an example, I’ll use location details … Continue reading

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RAILCAR GOLD Chapter 2 . . Orphan . . Part 1

RAILCAR GOLD is a historically accurate multi-generational fictional tale of hidden treasure, primarily set in York County, Pennsylvania during the latter half of the Nineteenth Century.  This is Part 1 of Chapter 2 . . . Orphan.  A new part … Continue reading

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Saga of Billmeyer & Small; John D. Denney, Jr., Part 2

In my previous post about meeting John D. Denney, Jr., I noted that he was the foremost authority on Billmeyer & Small.  He had spent decades researching the company and their railcars, yet claimed that he found little to show … Continue reading

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York County One-Room Schools (H-K)

This is the fourth post in a series that will provide a location and source index for pre-1950 York County schools.  The vast majority of these schools are one-room schools.  The complete list is being rolled out over several weeks.  … Continue reading

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