June 2021 Program
The History of the Henry James Young Award
By the South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society
This archived presentation may be watched here.
Summary of the June 13, 2021 program, “The History of the Henry James Young Award”
The History of the Henry James Young Award focused on the backgrounds of Henry James Young and the recipients of the award over the years. See the full list here.
The Genealogical Society has been fortunate, since its inception, to have devoted members and friends of the Society who have contributed to improve and carry on the Society’s purpose and mission. The Henry James Young Award Winners linked above have all enriched the Society with their interest in genealogy.
Several of the Award winners have served as officers on the Board of Directors of SCPGS. Ralph and Edith Cannon, Samuel Saylor, Albert Rose, David Hively, Gloria Aughenbaugh, Betty Brown, Ruthetta Jacobs (the first president of SCPGS), Patricia Gross, Alfreda Patton Davidson, Barbara Rudy, June Lloyd, Richard Konkel, Kathryn Jordan, Franklin Grove, Jr. and Lila Fourhman-Shaull have all volunteered their time to ensure the success of the Society through the years.
John Heisey, who taught classes about genealogy suggested to a group of students who were in one of his classes that they start a genealogy group to carry on after the classes were over and that led to the formation of SCPGS.
Gloria Aughenbaugh, Annette Burgert, Schuyler Brossman, Dr. Charles Glatfelter, David Hively, Rev. Dr. Neal Hively, Leonard Heilman, Robert Shaub, Arthur Weaner, and Rev. Frederick Weiser have all contributed extensive research and genealogical material to SCPGS and York County historical and many genealogical entities for preservation.
Several honorees have served as volunteers in the Library of the York County History Center over the years. They include Gloria Aughenbaugh, Betty Brown, David Hively, the Cannon family, Alfreda Patton Davidson, Pat Gross, Frank Grove, Kathryn Jordan, Al Rose, Barbara Rudy, Gerald and Donna Shermeyer, and Glenn Zech.
Landon Reisinger, John Heisey, June Lloyd and Lila Fourhman-Shaull served as Librarians for York County’s History Center as did Henry J. Young. Alice E. Starner was an associate director of the Historical Society of York County, working for there for 42 years.