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.
DNA Research Online Discussion Board
An online forum has been set up for the discussion of DNA research as it relates to Mennonite family history. Our hope is that this discussion forum will become a place to discuss many topics of interest to the Historical Society and our constituents but for the present the discussions will be limited to the subject of DNA research. (When you first visit the discussion board, you likely will see a message warning that there is a problem with the website's security certificate. Please be assured that you can safely continue to the website.)
New Website for Casselman River Area Amish and Mennonite Historians
The Casselman River Area Amish & Mennonite Historians unveiled a new website of the organization at their historical meeting on Sept. 20 in Grantsville, Md. The organization, which explores the history of immigration and settlement of the Casselman River valley in Somerset County, Pa., and Garrett County, Md. (including the Amish and Mennonite congregations in Springs, Pa., and Grantsville, Md.), has published a quarterly bulletin, The Historian, since 1989. The new website contains all the back issues of The Historian,historic photos and audio clips, and a forum for discussion of Anabaptist history in the Casselman River Valley. "We are happy to make the research that members of the Historians have been conducting over the past two decades more widely available," David I. Miller, editor of the bulletin, said. "Individuals researching Amish and Mennonite church history or family genealogies may find the site useful." The new website address is:
Pennsylvania German Folk Art Sale
Come see scherenschnitte, fraktur, redware, and more, all produced by local artists. The sale continues through December 31 and is held at the society headquarters, 2215 Millstream Rd, Lancaster.
About Lancaster Roots 2013
Lancaster Roots is an ongoing series of community cultural events organized by Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society and the 1719 Hans Herr House. For a complete list of events, go to www.LancasterRoots.org
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society preserves and interprets the culture and context of Anabaptist-related faith communities connected to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.