Alumni News, Lancaster High School, 1898

Another of my finds!  I found this 35 page booklet titled “The High School News. Commencement Number. 1898.” and it was from Lancaster, Pennsylvania!  Since I found it in Franklin County, it wasn’t priced as high as it would have been in Lancaster, and I bought this treasure for $5.00!   The publishing information states…

Easter Traditions

Our family, like many other families throughout the country, celebrated Easter with several traditions. Growing up in the 1950’s it was imperative that we each had new “Easter Outfits.”  These Church clothes were worn only on Sunday and only for Church through spring and into summer.  When school started the dress would become a school…

Oh Susannah! Was this you??

Lancaster County Historical Society is the repository for the old County records, and entering them into the Society’s database is a long, time consuming process.  One person works eight hours a day on this task.  It will take years to finish it.   A couple of Saturdays ago, when I was volunteering at the Historical…

Basic Research Records

When you start to research a family or person, what do you consider the “most important” records?  Where do you go first?  Which do you put the most faith in? If you’re like most you start on the internet and probably Ancestry.com, don’t you?  Census records?  Yes, of course you should go there ~ if…