Category Archives: Historical

Trading Rulers for Rifles: The Schoolteachers Regiment

THE STORY OF THE 151ST PENNSYLVANIA -Michael S Sheaffer- This article has been shared from the website Civil War Trust and found on the Flipboard.com page of contributor Vivian Narvaez *Growing up within an hour of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania I have often visited the Gettysburg … Continue reading

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Digging Deep : Buried Landscapes of Pennsylvania

-By Michael S Sheaffer I can’t imagine personally any genealogist not having a strong interest in all aspects of history. Being a family researcher I always have had a keen interest in the areas where my ancestors had lived. The … Continue reading

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Flea Market Genealogy? The forgotten resource in genealogy research!

  Flea Market Genealogy an untapped resource Flea Markets are an untapped genealogical resource. As genealogists  we have combed boxes in the attics of our relatives looking for genealogical related items hoping find something to add to our family stories. … Continue reading

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COAL MINER RECORDS

  -By Michael S Sheaffer If you have Ancestors from Pennsylvania then you are likely to come across a coal miner or two.  The Pennsylvania State Archives has a great amount of coal mining records available in their  archives that … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania had to pay for its own Military Protection!

-By Michael S Sheaffer Newspaper clipping of the day Harrisburg Telegraph, 17 Nov 1894, Sat, Page 3 For those not familiar with Pennsylvania History here is a page shared from Wikipedia that will explain this article and a little history on … Continue reading

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The Value of the Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps From Michael S Sheaffer Not long ago did I stumble upon the value of the Sanborn Fire Insurance. I had known about them but never thought to seriously look at them from a genealogical point of … Continue reading

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Pilgrim Hall Museum

Americas Museum of Pilgrim Possessions Pilgrim Hall Museum I have personally wanted to visit this museum for many years after knowing a friend who had visited there a few years ago. Billed as the oldest continuing operated museum in America … Continue reading

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