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. SCPGS Special Publications list.
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.
June 9, 2019 – The Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College and Brethren Research – Jeff Bach
August 25, 2019 – “Revolutionary Rarity”: Continental currency printed in York – Bart Stump
October 6, 2019 – Never Built . . . The Town of Pleasant Garden and Other Curiosities – Stephen Smith
November 3, 2019 – Using DNA Test Results in Genealogical Research –
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
May 15, 2019 – Kevin Shroyer – “Virginians in Blue”
June 19, 2019 – Michael Jesberger –“Stealing the Body of Abraham Lincoln: Strange but True Tale of our 16th President”.
Years after President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, in the 1870s, a band of criminals failed in an attempt to steal Lincoln’s body from his tomb in Springfield, Illinois. The program will focus on the attempted kidnapping for ransom and will discuss the debate and decision on where the president was to be buried and how his final resting place became a monument that is visited by thousands every year.
July 17, 2019 – Ronald D. Kirkwood – “Too Much for Human Endurance: The George Spangler Farm Hospitals and the Battle of Gettysburg”
August 21, 2019 – Richard Lewis – “Cloaked in Mystery: The Curious Case of the Confederate Coat”
September 18, 2019 – Dr. Charles C. Fennell, Jr. – “The Battle of Hanover: Prelude to Gettysburg”
September 22, 2019 – Field Trip and Tour of Hanover, PA – Led by Licensed Battlefield Guide Dr. Charles C. Fennell, Jr. – Sunday – from 10 A.M.to 12 Noon
October 16, 2019 – Scott L. Mingus, Sr. – “Great Care was Taken: The York, PA, U.S. Army Hospital in the Gettysburg Campaign”
November 20, 2019 – James A. Hessler – “Gettysburg’s Peach Orchard: Longstreet, Sickles, and the Bloody Fight for the “Commanding Ground” Along the Emmitsburg Road”
December – No Meeting! Happy Holidays!
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 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.
May 22, 2019 – George Knoll – served in the Army 1965 and was stationed in An Khe & Bong Son, Vietnam.
June 26, 2019 – Jay Snyder – served in the Army from 1964-67. He was in the First Cavalry in Vietnam.
July 24, 2019 – Ed Rohrbaugh – served in the Navy on the USS Bache Fletcher destroyer 1968.
August 28, 2019 – Joe Boslet – Vietnam veteran, 4th Anniversary of Allvets
September 25, 2019 – Open
October 23, 2019 – Open