July 14, 2012
Cited as a “wonderful remnant” of Jefferson County's frontier days in an architectural history of early county homes, the Peter Burr House also has the honor of being named the oldest original frame house still standing in West Virginia. The house, built in 1751 by Peter Burr Sr., abuts the industrial park that bears his family name. The house was acquired by the Jefferson County Landmarks Commission in 1998. The house's architectural features are listed in “Uncommon Vernacular,” a book by Shepherdstown, W.Va., author John C. Allen that was published in 2011 describing area homes built between 1735 and 1835.
August 26, 1997
By DON AINES Staff Writer, Martinsburg SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Until recently, it was just known as Bridge No. 19-3405B. Earlier this year, however, the U.S. 340 bridge over the W.Va. 9 bypass near Charles Town was named the John Adam Link Bridge in honor of an early settler and Revolutionary War soldier. That made the Link family reunion at the Uvilla Lutheran Church a bit more special this year. More than 60 members of the family gathered Sunday beneath a pavilion dedicated to John Jacob Link, the first Link to come to America.
March 17, 2003
The American Cancer Society includes the following among symptoms of colorectal cancer: A change in bowel habits, such as diarrhea, constipation or narrowing of the stool, that lasts for more than a few days A feeling that you need to have a bowel movement that is not relieved by doing so Rectal bleeding or blood in the stool Cramping or steady abdominal pain Weakness and fatigue ...
January 22, 2009
Hagerstown Community College's Center for Continuing Education is offering two genealogy courses in early February. The first course, "Tracing Your Family Roots - Introduction to Genealogy," is offered Fridays from Feb. 6 to 27 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. This introductory course is designed to help students discover the fundamental building blocks of genealogy research by teaching them to use the most current tools, including reference CDs and genealogy software such as Family Tree Maker and Legacy Family Tree.
April 6, 2011
The Pry House Field Hospital Museum, off Shepherdstown Pike, in Keedysville, will be featured in “Civil Warriors” at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, on the National Geographic Channel. The hospital is one of the locations in the first episode, "Families at War" as National Museum of Civil War Medicine Executive Drrector George Wunderlich explores the challenges and conditions faced by Dr. William Childs. Childs’ great-great-grandson Tim Sawyer discovers with Wunderlich the story of grueling hours and unthinkable conditions his ancestor faced as a Civil War surgeon at the Battle of Antietam.
September 3, 2003
Army Reserve reunion CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - All former Army Reserve members who were stationed at the Army Reserve Center on South Sixth Street in Chambersburg are invited to the annual reunion Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at Hoss's Restaurant, Lincoln Way East. For information, call 1-717-264-3334. Nigh family FUNKSTOWN - The forty-third annual reunion of the Charles Beaver Nigh family will be Sunday at 1 p.m., at Funkstown Community Park. Each family should bring a covered dish and family photos to share at the memorabilia table.
April 7, 2011
The National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, Md., has announced the release of its latest television work in cooperation with NBC, as well as a program about The Pry House at Antietam National Battlefield to air on the National Geographic Channel. "Who Do you think You Are?" airs today at 8 p.m. on NBC, according to a release from the musuem. On the program, museum Executive Director George Wunderlich is a featured historian working with actress Ashley Judd as she searches for her family history.
August 16, 1998
By MARLO BARNHART / Staff Writer photo: KEVIN G. GILBERT / staff photographer [ enlarge ] A tribute to an uncle who died before he was born has opened up a world of family history for Justin Mayhue, the nephew that Clyde Jacob Smith never got to know. "I've been researching family history as a hobby for a long time," Mayhue said. Along the way, the Hagerstown man became particularly interested in one uncle who died in the Korean War in October, 1952.
July 10, 2003
email@example.com Al Henneberger, a Smithsburg resident who does genealogical research, said Wednesday that an Internet site available for free to Washington County Free Library patrons will make the work easier and less expensive. People usually would have to pay a subscription fee in order to access all of the information at the HeritageQuest Online pages but as of July 1, it is free to users of Maryland libraries because Maryland Public Libraries paid a fee, Marsha Fuller, Washington County Free Library public relations coordinator, said Wednesday.
November 8, 2000
Genealogist helps people reconnect to their roots By ANDREA BROWN-HURLEY / Staff Writer Marsha L. Fuller said she feels like a detective - one who takes a "pit bull approach" to finding dead people. Fuller, of Hagerstown, pieces together clues that she finds everywhere from courthouses to cemeteries to help solve her clients' family history mysteries. In October, Fuller was certified as a genealogical records specialist by the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG)