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Lewisburg, Pa. 17837

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 info@unioncountyhistoricalsociety.org

Office Hours:  Monday through Friday 8:30-12:00; 1:00-4:30  Closed for Federal Holidays
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Union County Bi-Centennial

Arcadia Books

#1 Pictorial History of Lewisburg
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#2 Pictorial History of River Towns
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#3 Pictorial History of Mifflinburg
and the West End
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#4 Pictorial History of New Berlin and the Buffalo Valley
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Local History

Once Upon a Time in
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The Daily Item


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OPPORTUNITIES


       

        Administrative Manager, part time

The Union County Historical Society is accepting applications for Administrative Manager to start by early April.  Oversees office functions of UCHS at the county courthouse, Lewisburg.  Primarily financial w board contact and community outreach. Bookkeeping skills, knowledge of Quicken and Excel, and evidence of good time management practices important; interest in history and non-profit work, a plus. Starting  $12.25/hour for 28 hr./work week.  Send cover letter and resume by 3/12 to UCHS Pres. at lasansky@bucknell.edu. No phone calls.


          Summer Internship Program

The Union County Historical Society is accepting applications for a paid Summer Internship. The position pays $7.50/hour and runs mid May through mid August, approximately 28 hours per week. Requirements are as follows: The student must be a resident of Union, Snyder, or Northumberland county, be enrolled at least half-time in a PHEAA approved Pa. higher education institution, be elligible for a Pa. state grant, and have a related major field of study. If interested, please email your resume to info@unioncountyhistoricalsociety.org. No phone calls please.




Autosomal DNA: Good News, Bad News, and Even More Mysteries

A Presentation by Marj Kastner on Tuesday, March 3 at 7 PM at the Public Library in Lewisburg.

Marj Kastner: “The family story about my grandmother's grandfather, Archibald, was that he and his brother drowned in Lake Michigan while trying to save a peg-legged man. Well before the internet, my eldest sister worked very long and hard on all branches of our family tree, but she was not able to find the truth behind this story or anything about Archibald's parents. She knew from his marriage record that he had been born in Cape Breton about 1846, married in Saginaw, Michigan in 1867, and that one of his witnesses (and presumably brother) was Joseph.
    The now widely available autosomal DNA testing has led me to one third cousin-once-removed, one fourth cousin and one fifth cousin who descend from Archibald's grandparents. DNA results, plus traditional genealogical methods, helped me find my Scottish heritage, and the true story of the peg-legged man.”

 

    This program will briefly describe autosomal DNA (as opposed to Y-DNA and mitochondrial DNA) and the related statistics, the differences among the commercial companies and how some of the DNA results may not be as conclusive as the DNA companies and TV shows suggest.
 

The program is free and open to the public.
The Public Library in Lewisburg is at 255 Reitz Blvd, off Routes 45 or 192, west of Lewisburg borough.
Please call the library at 570-523-1172 to reserve your seat for this interesting program.

 





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Rural Heritage Days
"Communities of Union County"
July 11, 2015
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Water-powered Gristmills of Union County, Pennsylvania

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Vol. 4, No. 1 Click Here

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Vol. 5, No. 1 Click Here


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             The Union County Historical Society, founded in 1906 and reorganized in 1918 and 1963, pursues collections, interpretation and
         dissemination of local history through lectures, tours, exhibitions, publications, recordings, oral history documentation, historic
        preservation, support of local school historic activities, workshops, genealogical research materials, and archival collections.