For those of you who are doing any genealogy on the families of Hench, Hartman or Rice, the society recently received the publication Genealogy of the Hench & Hartman Families, compiled by Steve Runkle and his wife Janeann, February 2012. Runkle, who recently gave two presentations to area residents concerning the Revolutionary War, provided the society with a copy of the publication which tells about those families, who played parts in the war. Many of the ancestors of these families are […]
Today, we’re honored to have James Beidler as a Guest Blogger for JuniataCountyHistoricalSociety.org! James was the executive director of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania and, currently, writes a weekly genealogy newspaper column, “Roots and Branches.” “Roots & Branches” runs weekly in the Lebanon Daily News (Mondays in print and on ldnews.com) and Altoona Mirror (Sunday edition) newspapers. Please visit James M. Beidler’s website at http://roots-branches.com. Feel free to e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Today’s column by Mr. Beidler discusses the brand new […]
Many thanks to Donna Swartz, owner of The Times, formerly located in Port Royal. She was so generous for providing a donation of newspapers beginning in the 1950’s! The papers were temporarily stored at Orchard Hills Storage (generously provided by Teresa O’Neal). Once sorted, the papers will be kept in the Archives Room.