Say Cheese! Family History Through Photographs
For 35 years, the Lancaster Family History Conference has brought beginning and advanced genealogists together. This year continues that tradition, providing nationally recognized researchers and quality resources conveniently located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
A picture is worth a thousand words, but what secrets do they keep? Join us in learning about old photographs from Maureen Taylor, “the nation’s foremost historical photo detective.”
This year’s conference includes:
PMH Now Online!
The Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society is pleased to announce that, for the first time, members are able to read all of the back issues of Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage online. Every page of every issue from 1978 to 2013 is now accessible (for members only) via the Online Resources page of the LMHS website. Log in and browse the wealth of information on genealogy, local history, church history, and Pennsylvania German culture.
LMHS Genealogy Database Reaches a Milestone
If you are a member and would like access to online resources, please send an email to Peggy Erb: . Become a member here.
Access to Ancestry.com
Ancestry.com is the world’s largest online family history collection. Access is restricted to persons at the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society.
Schürch Family Association
The 2014 Schürch (Shirk, Sherk, Sherrick) Family Association Reunion will be held on August 1 and 2 at Millersville University. The Reunion provides many opportunities to have fun and learn such as:
Details of the Reunion including daily agendas and schedules, activity descriptions, fees, meals, lodging and registration forms will be available on our website (www.schurchfamilyassociation.net) or from Sue Shirk (suesbugmsn.com, 717-394-2947).
Swiss Pioneer Preservation Associates Consignment//Benefit Auction
May 17, 9:00 a.m. at Big Spring Farm, 735 Spruce ROad, New Holland, PA
Your good are needed for the auction, they will accept Early American And Local items. For more information contact Harvey Nolt (354-7578) or Dave Horst (717-445-6999) for more details.
Juniata Mennonite Historical Center
Dedication and Open House, Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 9 am to be held at the Brick Church and adjoining Juniata Mennonite Historical Center, 37322 Rt 35 Richfield, PA 17086
Annual Meeting, Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 9 am to be held at the Brick Church and adjoining Juniata Mennonite Historical Center, 37322 Rt 35 Richfield, PA 17086
Direct questions to Betty Ann Landis (717) 444-3466
Field Trip : Herring Around Lancaster County
Learn about the Herr families long history in Lancaster on a field trip with the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society on Saturday, May 3 from 8 to 5 p.m. Registration due April 17 and can be done online.
Preparing the Earth
Come to the Lancaster Longhouse on Saturday, May 3, 12 to 2 p.m., for a native meal and a participatory program on preparing the earth. Tickets cost $40, seating is limited, so reserve your spot soon.
Pacifists in Chains
Learn about the experience of Hutterite conscientious objectors during WWI at Forest Hills Mennonite Church on Monday, May 19, at 7:00 p.m.
Hispanic Mennonites of Lancaster County
Go back in time when several hundred folks of Puerto Rico arrived in Lancaster County PA to work in summer harvesting of tomatoes from about 1950-64. See their early lodging places, work sites, and places of worship. Hear first person stories of initial experiences.
Light lunch included in trip.
Guides: Ramona Rivera Santiago and Joanne Hess Siegrist
$55 Member and $60 Nonmember
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society preserves and interprets the culture and context of Anabaptist-related faith communities connected to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.