Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society


Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
(717) 393-9745

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Full Schedule


Mar 28 2019 - Mar 30 2019


8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Registration Closed! Family History Conference

Check-in opens at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday

Keynote begins at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday

Legal records are one of the best resources for understanding the details of our ancestors’ lives. Pennsylvania is fortunate to have a considerable collection of records that date back into colonial times, some even as early as 300 years ago.  Judy Russell, our 2019 Keynote speaker, has forged her career by tying civil records to family histories, wrapping context and detail into the storylines that enhance our connection and appreciation of those who lived before us. And like never before, these records are increasingly available from the portal of our personal computers, tablets and smart phones—eliminating the need to travel to distant archives and handle fragile collections. We welcome you to join Judy to discover how records such as these can build our family histories to a whole new level of detail.