Category Archives: Pennsylvania

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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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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Gettysburg Address

(Shared from Library of Congress This Day in History) -Michael S Sheaffer Gettysburg Address On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered a short speech at the close of ceremonies dedicating the battlefield cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Honoring a request … Continue reading

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314 machine gun battalion history : Blue Ridge (80th) Division

Pennsylvania State Library Digital Collections While doing research on an ancestor who served in WWI I found myself at the Pennsylvania State Library website. Having done hundreds of hours of research at the Library which is conveniently located on the … Continue reading

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