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.

October 7, 2018Solving Genealogical Problems with Land Plats – Jerry Smith

Land plats, drawing of land tracts from local land records, surveys from the Pennsylvania Land Office, or even drawings you make yourself from deeds or other documents can be the key to unravel genealogical mysteries.  This talk shows how land plats have solved real research problems including locating unknown cemeteries, establishing family relationships, sorting out same-name individuals, and providing evidence when more traditionally-used record sets are silent.  Our speaker will be Jerry Smith.

November 4, 2018 – Understanding Tax Records – James Landis

December 2018No program in December

January 6, 2019Tour of Christmas Putz at First Moravian Church – Terry Downs

February 3, 2019Tour of Goodridge House – Terry Downs

March 3, 2019Blunston Licenses – Aaron McWilliams

April 7, 2019History of the Amish – Steve Nolt

May 5, 2019Pennsylvania and Religious Society of Friends: A Relationship with Far-Reading Implication – Frank Southcott

June 9, 2019 The Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College and Brethern Research – Jeff Bach

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.

October 17, 2018 – SCOTT L. MINGUS, Sr. – “The Second Day at Gettysburg: The Attack and Defense of Cemetery Ridge, July 2, 1863”

November 14, 2018 – SCOTT E. ROSENAU – “Lincoln and the Founders: Completing the Unfinished Work” – Date change due to Thanksgiving



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

October 24, 2018 – JEFF HAWKS, Army, Korea and Desert Storm 1988-1992

November and December – no programs – Happy Holidays!