Fever struck Harrisburg during the early 1790s. Many of the town’s inhabitants blamed the disease on the stagnant water at the local mill. In 1795, they decided to do something about it. This is the story of the Landis mill dam incident.
When judging a document to determine whether or not it applies to your ancestor, it’s always a good idea to keep in mind how old they were.
Do you ever wonder about the laws governing colonial Pennsylvania? You can read William Penn’s charter and the early laws of the colony online.
I love history. A great deal of my enjoyment of genealogy is my fascination with history, imagining people’s lives in other times. So, I enjoyed watching this video from the National Genealogical Society, featuring Robert Charles Anderson, FASG, director of the Great Migration Project, talking about his experience bringing the two disciplines together. I really… read more