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 local residents.
This book is available for research at the society’s Archives Room that is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Want to research your family members who were part of Juniata County at one time? There is one complete section at the Archives Room that holds various compiled family histories.
If interested in becoming a member of the society, they are available for as little as $15 per year. Call the society at 717-436-5152 between the hours listed above for more information. Or, just stop by to learn more about Juniata County Historical Society. We’re located directly below the Juniata County Library at 498 Jefferson Street, Suite B, Mifflintown.