African American Genealogy

02-05-2023

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Feb 05 @ 2:30 pm

This program will focus on the unique challenges that African American researchers face in their genealogical research. Many techniques are the same for all researchers, but there are many more obstacles presented to the African American...

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This program will focus on the unique challenges that African American researchers face in their genealogical research. Many techniques are the same for all researchers, but there are many more obstacles presented to the African American researcher because of their unique and often painful place in American history. There are some topics that are difficult to talk about but must be addressed in order to successfully research this area of genealogy. Whether you are a beginner or a more advanced researcher, there will be something for everyone. This presentation will also go into some more in-depth topics including DNA analysis and software tools that are also available.
In Person registration: Click Here
Zoom registration: Click Here
Rodney Barnett has been researching his family for over 20 years. Born in Washington DC, he was raised in the Prince George’s county, Maryland. Most of his research revolves around slavery in Virginia and Alabama. His travels include many trips to courthouses, cemeteries, family land, conferences, libraries, and other research facilities. Rodney has given many presentations of the subject of African American genealogy.

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Second Saturday Series

02-11-2023

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 11 @ 10:30 am

The Second Saturday Series is presented on the second Saturday of each month. Speakers present on a wide variety of topics from York County’s 270 years of history including people, places, and events that have had local, regional, or national...

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The Second Saturday Series is presented on the second Saturday of each month. Speakers present on a wide variety of topics from York County’s 270 years of history including people, places, and events that have had local, regional, or national impact.

Most programs are held in the Meeting Hall at the Historical Society Museum and begin at 10:30. If any program is at a different location or time that will be noted under the title of the program. Attending any of these presentations is free and open to the public.

February’s program will feature Dr. Peter B. Levy. Dr. Levy was a Full Professor in the Department of History and Political Science at York College of Pennsylvania, where he taught courses on Recent America, the Civil Rights Movement, and Race and Justice until his retirement last spring.  He is the author of over a dozen books, including: The Great Uprising: Race Riots in Urban America during the 1960s (Cambridge University Press, 2018) as well as numerous articles and essays, including “Revisiting York’s Revolts,” which was published in the Journal of York County Heritage in 2019.  He has been the recipient of a number of awards including the York College Professional Service and Leadership Award (2012) and has participated in three NEH Summer Seminars.  While he was born and raised in California, he has lived in Towson, Maryland since he began teaching at York in 1989.

Fifty plus years ago York, Pennsylvania experienced one of the most severe racial revolts.  Little noticed at the time by the national press and rarely discussed publicly by locals, York’s uprising captured international attention over thirty years later when York’s Mayor, Charlie Robertson, was arrested and charged in conjunction with the murder of Lillie Belle Allen, a black woman who was killed during the 1969 revolt. Drawing on his recently published book, The Great Uprising: Race Riots in Urban America, Dr. Peter Levy will present an overview of the causes and consequences of York’s revolt.  In addition to providing a framework for better understanding York’s and the well-over 300 revolts that took place during the 1960s, Levy hopes to stimulate a discussion of why it is important to examine them rather than hide the uncomfortable parts of our past.

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"Pickett’s Charge: What was Lee Thinking?"

02-15-2023

Presented by York County History Center at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm

February 15 join Jim Hessler on a webinar to see What was Lee Thinking?

The doomed July 3 assault known popularly as “Pickett’s Charge” at Gettysburg is frequently considered to be one of General Robert E. Lee’s greatest military...

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February 15 join Jim Hessler on a webinar to see What was Lee Thinking?

The doomed July 3 assault known popularly as “Pickett’s Charge” at Gettysburg is frequently considered to be one of General Robert E. Lee’s greatest military mistakes. As a result, generations of Civil War enthusiasts have mistakenly assumed that the idea was doomed and suicidal from the outset. “What was Lee thinking when he ordered this?” is one of the most common questions by modern visitors to the battlefield. Join historian and Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Jim Hessler as he answers this question and walks us through the strategic and tactical situation facing Lee to see how this infamously misunderstood assault came together.

This webinar will be available through Zoom and Facebook Live.

For Zoom link: Click Here

The York Civil War Round Table 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.  For upcoming programs, please visit the Cannonball webpage http://www.yorkblog.com/cannonball/york-cwrt/.

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Genealogical Seminar for Beginners

02-25-2023

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 25 @ 9:00 am

Learn the steps needed to delve into your family’s history. Bring along your laptop or tablet and become acquainted with the resources that can be used in discovering more about yourself, and your loved ones. The event will be from 9:00am until...

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Learn the steps needed to delve into your family’s history. Bring along your laptop or tablet and become acquainted with the resources that can be used in discovering more about yourself, and your loved ones. The event will be from 9:00am until 1:00pm, with time to use the York County History Center Library and archives until 4:00pm.

York County History Center member tickets are $10, non-member tickets are $20. Tickets include day-of free access to the museum and library, as well as a 20% discount at the museum gift shop!

8:30am-9:00am – Registration

9:00am-9:05am – Welcome & opening remarks – Jonathan Stayer, SCPGS President

9:05am-10:00am – Beginning genealogical research – Rebecca Anstine, MLS, SCPGS Corresponding Secretary

10:00am-10:15am – Break with light refreshments

10:15am-11:00am – “Eight things I wish I had known when I started doing genealogy.” – Lynn Nelson, Certified Genealogist®

11:00am-11:10am – Break

11:10am-12:00pm – Beginner’s guide to using DNA in genealogical research – Richard Konkel, Esq., SCPGS Vice President

12:00pm-1:00pm – Lunch on your own

1:00pm-4:00pm – Optional research in York County History Center library or personal assistance with using genealogy websites if desired – SCPGS volunteers will be on hand to help

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Bookmarked | The Splendid and The Vile

02-27-2023

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm

“The Splendid and the Vile is the story of the London Blitz, the Churchill family, and London’s defiance of Nazi Germany. The book delves into not only the politics of the times and the brutality of the war but into the personal lives of...

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“The Splendid and the Vile is the story of the London Blitz, the Churchill family, and London’s defiance of Nazi Germany. The book delves into not only the politics of the times and the brutality of the war but into the personal lives of Churchill’s family and friends.” -Laura, Amazon Book Review
Come prepared with questions and insight! To help guide the discussion, club members will receive a discussion sheet prior to the meeting via email. Additionally, it will be led by co-facilitators and History Center members Rich Randall and Dr. Scott Deisley.
You can borrow a copy from York County Libraries here.
Register for this program here!
If you are interested in accessing the book selections through the York County Libraries but do not have a library card you can easily get one here! If you have any questions please contact Caroline Smith at csmith@yorkhistorycenter.org.

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Tags:   History & Heritage Online/StreamingFree Events

African American Genealogy

02-05-2023

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Feb 05 @ 2:30 pm

This program will focus on the unique challenges that African American researchers face in their genealogical research. Many techniques are the same for all researchers, but there are many more obstacles presented to the African American...

[more+]

This program will focus on the unique challenges that African American researchers face in their genealogical research. Many techniques are the same for all researchers, but there are many more obstacles presented to the African American researcher because of their unique and often painful place in American history. There are some topics that are difficult to talk about but must be addressed in order to successfully research this area of genealogy. Whether you are a beginner or a more advanced researcher, there will be something for everyone. This presentation will also go into some more in-depth topics including DNA analysis and software tools that are also available.
In Person registration: Click Here
Zoom registration: Click Here
Rodney Barnett has been researching his family for over 20 years. Born in Washington DC, he was raised in the Prince George’s county, Maryland. Most of his research revolves around slavery in Virginia and Alabama. His travels include many trips to courthouses, cemeteries, family land, conferences, libraries, and other research facilities. Rodney has given many presentations of the subject of African American genealogy.

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Tags:   History & Heritage Online/StreamingFree Events

Second Saturday Series

02-11-2023

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 11 @ 10:30 am

The Second Saturday Series is presented on the second Saturday of each month. Speakers present on a wide variety of topics from York County’s 270 years of history including people, places, and events that have had local, regional, or national...

[more+]

The Second Saturday Series is presented on the second Saturday of each month. Speakers present on a wide variety of topics from York County’s 270 years of history including people, places, and events that have had local, regional, or national impact.

Most programs are held in the Meeting Hall at the Historical Society Museum and begin at 10:30. If any program is at a different location or time that will be noted under the title of the program. Attending any of these presentations is free and open to the public.

February’s program will feature Dr. Peter B. Levy. Dr. Levy was a Full Professor in the Department of History and Political Science at York College of Pennsylvania, where he taught courses on Recent America, the Civil Rights Movement, and Race and Justice until his retirement last spring.  He is the author of over a dozen books, including: The Great Uprising: Race Riots in Urban America during the 1960s (Cambridge University Press, 2018) as well as numerous articles and essays, including “Revisiting York’s Revolts,” which was published in the Journal of York County Heritage in 2019.  He has been the recipient of a number of awards including the York College Professional Service and Leadership Award (2012) and has participated in three NEH Summer Seminars.  While he was born and raised in California, he has lived in Towson, Maryland since he began teaching at York in 1989.

Fifty plus years ago York, Pennsylvania experienced one of the most severe racial revolts.  Little noticed at the time by the national press and rarely discussed publicly by locals, York’s uprising captured international attention over thirty years later when York’s Mayor, Charlie Robertson, was arrested and charged in conjunction with the murder of Lillie Belle Allen, a black woman who was killed during the 1969 revolt. Drawing on his recently published book, The Great Uprising: Race Riots in Urban America, Dr. Peter Levy will present an overview of the causes and consequences of York’s revolt.  In addition to providing a framework for better understanding York’s and the well-over 300 revolts that took place during the 1960s, Levy hopes to stimulate a discussion of why it is important to examine them rather than hide the uncomfortable parts of our past.

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Tags:   History & Heritage Online/StreamingFree Events

"Pickett’s Charge: What was Lee Thinking?"

02-15-2023

Presented by York County History Center at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm

February 15 join Jim Hessler on a webinar to see What was Lee Thinking?

The doomed July 3 assault known popularly as “Pickett’s Charge” at Gettysburg is frequently considered to be one of General Robert E. Lee’s greatest military...

[more+]

February 15 join Jim Hessler on a webinar to see What was Lee Thinking?

The doomed July 3 assault known popularly as “Pickett’s Charge” at Gettysburg is frequently considered to be one of General Robert E. Lee’s greatest military mistakes. As a result, generations of Civil War enthusiasts have mistakenly assumed that the idea was doomed and suicidal from the outset. “What was Lee thinking when he ordered this?” is one of the most common questions by modern visitors to the battlefield. Join historian and Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Jim Hessler as he answers this question and walks us through the strategic and tactical situation facing Lee to see how this infamously misunderstood assault came together.

This webinar will be available through Zoom and Facebook Live.

For Zoom link: Click Here

The York Civil War Round Table 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.  For upcoming programs, please visit the Cannonball webpage http://www.yorkblog.com/cannonball/york-cwrt/.

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Tags:   History & Heritage Online/StreamingFree Events

Genealogical Seminar for Beginners

02-25-2023

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 25 @ 9:00 am

Learn the steps needed to delve into your family’s history. Bring along your laptop or tablet and become acquainted with the resources that can be used in discovering more about yourself, and your loved ones. The event will be from 9:00am until...

[more+]

Learn the steps needed to delve into your family’s history. Bring along your laptop or tablet and become acquainted with the resources that can be used in discovering more about yourself, and your loved ones. The event will be from 9:00am until 1:00pm, with time to use the York County History Center Library and archives until 4:00pm.

York County History Center member tickets are $10, non-member tickets are $20. Tickets include day-of free access to the museum and library, as well as a 20% discount at the museum gift shop!

8:30am-9:00am – Registration

9:00am-9:05am – Welcome & opening remarks – Jonathan Stayer, SCPGS President

9:05am-10:00am – Beginning genealogical research – Rebecca Anstine, MLS, SCPGS Corresponding Secretary

10:00am-10:15am – Break with light refreshments

10:15am-11:00am – “Eight things I wish I had known when I started doing genealogy.” – Lynn Nelson, Certified Genealogist®

11:00am-11:10am – Break

11:10am-12:00pm – Beginner’s guide to using DNA in genealogical research – Richard Konkel, Esq., SCPGS Vice President

12:00pm-1:00pm – Lunch on your own

1:00pm-4:00pm – Optional research in York County History Center library or personal assistance with using genealogy websites if desired – SCPGS volunteers will be on hand to help

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Tags:   Community History & Heritage

Bookmarked | The Splendid and The Vile

02-27-2023

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm

“The Splendid and the Vile is the story of the London Blitz, the Churchill family, and London’s defiance of Nazi Germany. The book delves into not only the politics of the times and the brutality of the war but into the personal lives of...

[more+]

“The Splendid and the Vile is the story of the London Blitz, the Churchill family, and London’s defiance of Nazi Germany. The book delves into not only the politics of the times and the brutality of the war but into the personal lives of Churchill’s family and friends.” -Laura, Amazon Book Review
Come prepared with questions and insight! To help guide the discussion, club members will receive a discussion sheet prior to the meeting via email. Additionally, it will be led by co-facilitators and History Center members Rich Randall and Dr. Scott Deisley.
You can borrow a copy from York County Libraries here.
Register for this program here!
If you are interested in accessing the book selections through the York County Libraries but do not have a library card you can easily get one here! If you have any questions please contact Caroline Smith at csmith@yorkhistorycenter.org.

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Tags:   History & Heritage Online/StreamingFree Events

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