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Ways to research African-American family history in York County & beyond

Springettsbury Township’s Myra “Neicy” DeShields-Moulton emailed this photo (and one below) of a gathering at Berkley Historic District near Darlington in Harford County, Md. Descendants of Cupid Paca (Peaco), who donated land for the Hosanna School, part of the district, are pictured here. ‘Several of the African-American early and mid-19th century houses still stand, including the earliest – the original Peca/Paca site,’ a registration form for placement of the district on the National Register of Historic Places states.

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York County Civil War soldiers sought pensions to recognize wounds

York County Civil War soldiers sought pensions to recognize their wounds. Here are two examples from veterans of the United States Colored Troops.

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