Category Archives: ARCHIVES, LIBRARIES, GENEALOGICAL SOCIETIES & more

Treasures from Pennsylvania

My package arrived safely yesterday. It took a week to get here because I chose the less expensive method. I have found that shipping accumulated research papers, literature, conference syllabi, and books that I buy along the way is better … Continue reading

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Acknowledgements and Thank Yous!

My trip to Pennsylvania was a success. It was made that way because of the people I met along the way. I had great conversations with several individuals at the PMC and FGS Conferences. I will be contacting you to … Continue reading

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Shickshinny, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

When I first came to Luzerne County I drove right through Shickshinny. These towns are not labeled very well so I suddenly realized I was there. I could not linger because I needed to get to the Luzerne County Historical … Continue reading

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Other Genealogical Possibilities in Wilkes-Barre

Luzerne County Historical Museum: I was unable to visit the Luzerne County Historical Museum because it had the same hours of the Bishop Library. I did go inside for a brief moment. I like to visit the historical society museums … Continue reading

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Plymouth Historical Society, Plymouth, Pennsylvania

The Plymouth Historical Society is in the basement of a church that is no longer being used as a church. They still have the wooden pews and a velvet carpeted stage area with a curtain that is in pretty good … Continue reading

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A Tour of Huntington and Fairmount Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, Part I

My goal this trip was to search out the cemeteries of Huntington and Fairmount Township for family and visit the little towns along the way like Harveyville, Huntington Mills and Fairmount Springs. I had studied the cemetery listings that you … Continue reading

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Luzerne County Historical Society, Wilkes-Barre

I entered the Luzerne County Historical Society formerly the Wyoming Historical and Geological Society on Thursday, September 11, 2008. I was late by an hour. They are open from 12 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Friday and Saturday 10 to … Continue reading

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Northeast Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, Shavertown, Pennsylvania

My visit to the Northeast Pennsylvania Genealogical Society was too short but I was very impressed with this group of friendly locals. They welcomed me graciously and introduced themselves and made me feel comfortable. This society is located in Shavertown … Continue reading

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