Yesterday I posted about Pennsylvania’s Irish Roots, and the early immigration of Irish Catholics to Pennsylvania. It would be negligent to leave out the the immigration of the Scots-Irish to Pennsylvania, who came in great numbers also in the 1700’s. There is a … [Read more...] about The Scots-Irish In Pennsylvania
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Source: New York Public Library : digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/id?54218 In this week between the celebration of the founding of Pennsylvania and the Irish holiday of St. Patrick’s Day, I’m reflecting on the relationship between William Penn and the Irish, and why so … [Read more...] about Pennsylvania’s Irish Roots
On the second Sunday of March each year, Pennsylvania celebrates its founding when King Charles II of England gave a charter to William Penn in March 1681. Now we recognize in 2019 that the land declared as “Penn’s Woods” wasn’t the King’s to give and there were Lenape … [Read more...] about Happy 338th Birthday Pennsylvania!
Why do I spend so many of my waking hours doing genealogy? What captures my attention about finding and studying everyday regular people who lived over a hundred years ago? Why is 1840, 1760 or anytime before 1940 so much more interesting to me than 2019? Here’s my … [Read more...] about Why Genealogy?
Lancaster, Pennsylvania - Housing. Adjoining farms on side road near Petersburg, 1936 source:research.archives.gov/description/518469 The year 1816 was an unusual weather year all around the world. So unusual was the weather, that in many places, there was no summer weather. … [Read more...] about The Year Without a Summer