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South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society

Presented by York County History Center at York County Historical Society Museum, York PA

Feb 02 2020
South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society

February 2, 2020 – “The People of Lebanon Cemetery: York County’s 1st and Largest Black Cemetery” – Samantha Dorm

On Sunday February 2, 2020, the SCPGS and YCHC will host Samantha Dorm, who will present “The People of Lebanon Cemetery: York County’s 1st and Largest Black Cemetery”.

Samantha Dorm was born and raised in York, PA, growing up on the east side of the city. The branches of her family tree are entwined with a rich history of contributions from some of York’s prominent black families; Smallwood, Hawkins, Dorm and Keenheel. Samantha began volunteering at Lebanon Cemetery, located in North York, in May of 2019.  The volunteer clean-up group uncovered nearly 400 grave markers in 2019, but that’s not all. Members with a passion for genealogy traced the roots of the individuals and families interred at Lebanon Cemetery. Artist, educators, members of the clergy, and soldiers dating back to the Revolutionary War.  The presentation will spotlight the contributions the people interred at Lebanon Cemetery made to York County and abroad.

Monthly meetings are held in the Meeting Hall of the York County History Center, at 250 East Market Street, York, Pennsylvania unless otherwise noted. The business portion of the meeting begins at 2:15 PM and the program begins at about 2:30 PM. Meetings are FREE and open to the public.

South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, Inc. (SCPGS) is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization of genealogists.  Their primary geographic area of interest and coverage is Pennsylvania’s York and Adams Counties. Their purpose is to encourage and promote an interest in genealogy by collecting and preserving materials related to genealogy, encouraging the compilation and publication of family genealogies and histories, publishing materials of interest and benefit to members, holding meetings for the education of members and the public, and offering financial and volunteer support to the library at the York County History Center.



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