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Gratz Fair Exhibit Features Women of the Civil War Era

| September 15, 2013

Women and the Civil War – Portraits and Stories is the newest exhibit of the Civil War Research Project   It will preview at the Gratz Fair, beginning today, Sunday, September 15, 2013, at 11 a.m., and continuing to Saturday, September 21, 2013, when the Fair closes. The exhibit description states: This portrait gallery is […]

Additions to Veterans’ List – M (Part 2)

| June 7, 2013

Veterans of the Civil War identified as having some connection to the Lykens Valley area and included in the Civil War Research Project was last updated 19 April 2012.  In a series of posts continuing intermittently until concluding in mid-June, a brief sketch of each of the new names added since then will be presented.  […]

Civil War Records in the Published Schuylkill County Archives Series – Volume 2

| June 5, 2013

Today’s blog post provides information on Volume 2 of a series of books published beginning in 1995 by Closson Press, titled Schuylkill County Pennsylvania Archives.  In all, three volumes were published through 1996.  The series was based on genealogical research done by: Phillip A. Rice, a specialist in church and cemetery records; Jean A. Dellock, […]

Civil War Records in the Published Schuylkill County Archives Series – Volume 1

| May 30, 2013

Today’s blog post provides information on Volume 1 of a series of books published beginning in 1995 by Closson Press, titled Schuylkill County Pennsylvania Archives.  In all, three volumes were published through 1996.  The series was based on genealogical research done by: Phillip A. Rice, a specialist in church and cemetery records; Jean A. Dellock, […]

African American Population of the Lykens Valley Area, 1860

| May 25, 2013

The African American population as reported in the 1860 Census for selected areas of the Lykens Valley area is presented in today’s blog post. In 1860, African Americans were enumerated in two “free” categories:  (1) Black; and (2) Mulatto.  These categories were combined in a category called “Total Free Colored.” African Americans were not found […]