Library Love

Going to take a moment here this Friday morning to give a shout out to all the genealogical communities scattered in counties and municipalities across the country, and around the world.

Yesterday I traveled down Route 11, crossing the Susquehanna River at Plymouth, and dodged potholes on the San Souci Highway.  A right turn at the Hanover Area High School light took me up the hill to the Hanover Green Cemetery, and the building that houses both cemetery maintenance and the Northeast Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, Inc.  

Mind you, I am researching roots in southWESTERN Pennsylvania and southside VIRGINIA. Yet I make near-weekly treks to this site and am warmly received as the “Document Lady.”

NEPGS is a certified member of the Family History Library network, and when I sit at their computers I can access ALL the digital records within Family Search’s database. Plus, this local library can receive any microfilm records that I request because they have yet to be digitized.

Over the years I have been able to accumulate dozens of wills, deeds, tax records, and court documents from Mecklenburg County, Virginia because of the generosity and kind spirit of these dedicated folks.

A hearty thank you to my local genealogical society board of directors and staff.  I couldn’t chase my ancestors without you.

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Library Love

  1. Since your out that way and I happen to run across your research .. I was wondering if u found a Norman Owen Strickland in Pennsylvania area. My father(jr.) passed away a few years ago and I don’t know anything about my Grandfather. N.Strickland Sr.
    With my oldest son finishing up his fourth year in college for architectural engineering. I think he should meet his grandfather. This is what happens when dad wants to be the black sheep. God Bless U . Awaiting ur reply .

    • Thank you for coming to my blog, Norman. Unfortunately I don’t have any recollection of or records for a Norman Owen Strickland in Pennsylvania.

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