Trolling about the internet following leads, I came across a site with some fantastic tools for those researching ancestors from Derry Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. The site—Hershey before Hershey—is a collaboration between Hershey High School and the Hershey/Derry Township Historical Society in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The interact section includes lists of ancestors from the 1700s, 1800s, and 1900s, a list of tract holders from the warrantee township map with links to the tract surveys on the Pennsylvania Archives web site, and an interactive warrantee township map—a google map with the warrantee map as an overlay! The explore section includes information on various cemeteries and other places of historical interest—including a photo of the house of my 6 times great uncle Martin Hocker. The experience section includes brief histories of the townships, religious groups in the township and various ethnic groups.
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