Celebrities and Cellmatess
This year’s Lancaster Family History Conference focuses on finding that famous or infamous ancestor, with a keynote address by D. Joshua Taylor of the Genealogy Roadshow. There are also numerous workshops for the beginner or advanced genealogist. The conference takes place of April 24 and 25 at the Lancaster Host Resort and Conference Center. For more information and to register, visit here or call the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society at (717) 393-9745.
LMHS Genealogy Database Reaches a Milestone
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.
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.
The Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society is looking for volunteers to assist visitors in the library on a regular basis. The work involves orienting patrons to the library and its resources, helping visitors to find information in the library and archives, and answering telephone calls at the reference desk. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn while volunteering, especially for those with an interest in family, church, and local history. Help is needed on Tuesdays (morning and/or afternoon). Familiarity with computers and willingness to learn would be helpful. For more information contact Steve Ness (Tel.: 393-9745; Email: snesslmhs.org).
Reading our Way to PA 2015
Looking to learn more about Mennonites around the world? Trying to prepare yourself for Mennonite World Conference? Pick up the Global Mennonite History series at the Society today! Also pick up your copy of Alfred Neufeld's "What We Believe Together: Exploring the Shared Convictions of Anabaptist-related Churches-available only through the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Can't make it in? Order your copies online here.
Risser Family Reunion
Juniata Mennonite Historical Society
Joseph Hirt, Holocaust survivor and John L. Ruth, Mennonite historian lecturing at Mifflinburg High School 75 Market St., Mifflinburg, PA 17844 on Friday, March 27 at 7 PM . Free admission and open to the public An offering will be lifted to cover expenses and benefit the Juniata Mennonite Historical Society.
Young Center Call for Papers
The Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College welcomes proposals for its international conference “Continuity and Change: 50 Years of Amish Society” June 9-11, 2016 . Submission deadline is October 1, 2015 . Visit www.etown.edu/amish2016 for details.
Pennsylvania Patchwork Pillowcases: lecture and booksigning
This event has been cancelled due to illness.
Come hear Nancy Heisey, former president of Mennonite World Conference, speak on the topic “Does Mennonite World Conference Unify All Anabaptists?” at the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society’s Annual Banquet at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, at Yoder’s Restaurant and Banquet Facility. Tickets are available online or by calling (717) 393-9745.
Of dioramas, Nobel prizes, and Mennonites
Sample the artistic, literary, and historical heritage of southeastern Pennsylvania with “Of Dioramas, Nobel Prizes, and Mennonites,” a field trip by the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, taking in dioramas by Abner and Aaron Zook, the largest collection of fraktur in any Mennonite museum, and the home of Nobel Prize winner Pearl S. Buck. The tour takes place from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., on Saturday, May 2. Tickets cost $84 for members and $95 for nonmembers; register by calling the society at (717) 393-9745 or online at http://lmhs.org/Home/Field_Trips
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society preserves and interprets the culture and context of Anabaptist-related faith communities connected to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.