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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Start Thinking About
Rural Heritage Days
"Communities of Union County"
July 11, 2015
The Union County Historical Society, founded in 1906 and
1918 and 1963, pursues collections, interpretation and
local history through lectures, tours, exhibitions, publications,
recordings, oral history documentation, historic
of local school historic activities, workshops, genealogical research
materials, and archival collections.