York Civil War Round Table

The York Civil War Round Table (YCWRT) is a non-profit organization that seeks to promote, interpret, preserve, and protect the Civil War heritage of York County, Pennsylvania, through the education and exchange of information with its members and the general public. Membership is free and open to anyone interested in learning more about the American Civil War.

Founded as the White Rose Civil War Round Table, the York CWRT holds monthly meetings the third Wednesday of every month except December at 7:00 p.m. in the Meeting Hall of the York County History Center’s Historical Society Museum at 250 East Market Street in York, Pennsylvania. Each meeting features a guest speaker talking about a Civil War topic of local or national interest. Meetings are FREE and open to the public. See below for information about next month’s program.

April 19, 2017 – MARK GRIMM – “Imprisonment, Trial and Execution of the Lincoln Conspirators: An Overview”

May 17, 2017 – DANIEL VERMILYA – “From Battlefield to the White House – James Garfield”

June 21, 2017 – D. SCOTT HARTWIG – “Gettysburg: Sorting Fiction From Fact”

July 19, 2017 – TOM HUNTINGTON – “Searching for George Gordon Meade: The Forgotten Victor of Gettysburg”

South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society

South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, Inc. (SCPGS) is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization of genealogists. As genealogists, they study ancestry and family history, and are interested in preserving family heritage for future generations. Their primary geographic area of interest and coverage is Pennsylvania’s York and Adams Counties. Their purpose is to encourage and promote an interest in genealogy by collecting and preserving materials related to genealogy, encouraging the compilation and publication of family genealogies and histories, publishing materials of interest and benefit to members, holding meetings for the education of members and the public, and offering financial and volunteer support to the library at the York County History Center.

Monthly meetings are held in the Meeting Hall of the York County History Center, at 250 East Market Street, York, Pennsylvania unless otherwise noted. The business portion of the meeting begins at 2:15 PM and the program begins at about 2:30 PM. Meetings are FREE and open to the public.

Saturday April 22, 2017

Introduction to Ancestry workshop

On Saturday April 22nd from 9:00 AM until noon, South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society will sponsor an “Introduction to Ancestry” workshop at the York County History Center (250 East Market Street, York).

The session offers lectures coupled with hands-on instruction and exercises to build expertise in various aspects of Ancestry.com, including:

  • Building your personal tree (and sharing it or keeping it private)
  • Finding records for your geographic area of interest
  • Using census, immigration, and military records
  • Evaluating the content you find
  • Tips & techniques for effectively using indexes

Students will spend a portion of the morning working on their own research in consultation with experts on hand for advice and instruction.

Students must bring their own laptops and should have an active Ancestry.com subscription (this may be a trial subscription).  The York County History Center’s library edition of Ancestry.com can be used in the event that the participant does not have an active subscription.

To register send an email to scpgswebsite.com and instructions will be provided via return email.  Registration is $30.  Space is limited to ten participants.

Sunday May 7, 2017  Dating Old Photographs

Jan Barnhart will discuss dating old photographs.  Jan will bring photographs from his personal collection to demonstrate the use of photographs for genealogy research to gain insights about our ancestors.

Sunday June 4, 2017  Jumping the Pond 2.0: “Take me back to the Fatherland”

Richard Konkel presents Jumping the Pond 2.0: “Take me back to the Fatherland”

ALLVETS Roundtable

ALLVETS is a non-profit organization, founded in 2015 by the late Jim Bean, a Vietnam veteran, to collect the stories of local veterans. Each month a different veteran from any branch of the military who served in any capacity shares his or her story about their service to our country.

The ALLVETS Roundtable meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm at the Historical Society Museum, 250 E. Market St., York. Occasionally, special round tables are held on Saturdays. Due to the holiday schedule, no programs are held in November or December. Meetings are FREE and open to the public. For more information, please visit ALLVETS.US or e-mail ALLVETS1York@gmail.com.

Clem Neiderer, ARMY – Served in Vietnam

April 26, 2017, 7:00, Historical Society Museum

Ronald G. Herman, ARMY – 22 years with two tours in Vietnam

May 24, 2017, 7:00 p.m. Historical Society Museum

Gary Phillips, ARMY – two tours in Vietnam

June 28, 2017, 7:00 p.m., Historical Society Museum