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Part II: Recent books demonstrate York County has much history to explore, and researchers are digging into it

This is the cover of a new book about the mother church of York County’s Lutherans, titled ‘On the Codorus, The History of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church York, Pennsylvania 1733 through 2011.’ A summary on the York County Heritage Trust website, where the 114 page, hard cover book is available for purchase, states: ‘Founded in 1733, Christ Lutheran Church is considered the “mother-church” of York City. This volume contains more than a building’s history, but the story of its congregation; its leaders and members and their role in the founding of York.’ Also of interest: Check out this summer reading list covering works about York County’s history and culture .

Last year, we ran a book list from the York County Heritage Trust listing nine recently released publications.

I’m part of a committee working on the 2012 Journal of York County Heritage, and that list has grown, thanks to the aggregation of York County Heritage Trust Archivist Lila Fourhman-Shaull. She’s scraped together additional new titles for a listing in this year’s journal.

It’s an impressive number, pointing to the fact that historical research and discourse is alive and well in York County. And that doesn’t include the blogs (Scott Mingus’ Cannonball)and Facebook history discussion groups (Blake Stough’s Preserving York).

And the current list will become dated as soon as Lila, June Lloyd and Victoria Miller, editors, release a book of largely unpublished Lewis Miller sketches, ‘Lewis Miller’s People.’

Here’s that updated list of books and pamphlets published between 2010 and March 2012, just in time to put on your summer reading list:

· Celebrating 100 Years: York Jewish Community Center, 2010.

· Civil War Voices from York County, Pa.; Remembering the Rebellion and the Gettysburg Campaign. Scott Mingus, Sr. and James McClure, 2011.

· Factory Whistles of York, PA. Daniel Meckley, III, 2012.

· Flames Beyond Gettysburg: The Confederate Expedition to the Susquehanna River, June 1863. Scott Mingus, 2011.

· Glen Rock – An Historical Review. Dr. Charles Glatfelter, John Hufnagel and Ron Dise, 2011.

· History of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church 1836-2011: 175th anniversary, 2011.

· History of Mount Wolf the Centennial Edition. Bradley Rentzel and Charles Stambaugh, editors, 2010.

· The Ma and PA Remembered A History of the Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad. Henry C. Peden, Jr. and Jack L. Shagena, Jr., 2011.

· Memories & Musings of an Old Man. Daniel G. Meckley, III, 2011.

· Millers’ Tales: The Mills of York County. Lila Fourhman-Shaull, 2010.

· Murder & Mayhem in York County. Joseph David Cress, 2011.

· On the Codorus: The History of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church York, Pennsylvania 1733 through 2011. Nyman, Dick, Kenee, and Rooney, 2011.

· One Room Schools and Post Offices of Codorus & Manheim Townships York County, PA. F. Donald Miller, 2010.

· Parks, People, Preservation & Public Policy. Eleanor Boggs Shoemaker, 2010.

· Stained Glass Windows of Immanuel. Dr. Charles H. Glatfelter, 2011.

· Wrightsville Presbyterian Church History. Robert Sayre, 2011.

· Yesteryears in Southern York County Book II. Stewartstown Historical Society, 2010.

Many, if not all of these books, are available at the York County Heritage Trust’s book shop or archives.

Also of interest:
See the previously published list, 9 recent books demonstrate York County has much history to explore … , for additional links and information about these publications.