The Story of Beep and Huddy

Just a Housewife, That was Enough! It’s hard to believe now but prior to the 1950s most women stayed home and took care of the house instead of going out to work.  A housewife like Bertha Coble Keller had more work at home than she could get around to. Bertha was married to Harrison Keller,…

George Boggs: Memories of Elizabethtown from 1858

This article was written in 1933 for the Elizabethtown Chronicle. It details the town via the memories of one of its then oldest citizens, George Boggs. This memory, despite the title, now takes us back 159 years. We have left the article unedited, but have added numbers to it that correspond to locations mentioned on…

The Original Town of Elizabeth

It is well documented. Elizabethtown is named after Barnabas Hughes’ wife. The land descended from the William Penn Family down thru several owners to Barnabas on Jun 15, 1753. Sometime before Oct 4, 1763 Barnabas laid out his new town of Elizabeth and by that date had sold his first lot. Barnabas died Jan 2,…

286 Families Live in our Library!

The Seibert Genealogy Library houses, amongst all the other tidbits of Elizabethtown history, a good quantity of family histories. Over the years, snippets of information on family trees and people have come to us in all forms. Most of these records are unique, and cannot be found online or in other libraries. Some reside as…

On History, Enthusiasm and Canal Boats

  There’s a clever phrase that rings true: “War is not won by those who are right, only by those who are left.”   You can twist that into one regarding history: “History is not necessarily written by those who are right, but by those who are left and that write.” These are a bit tongue…

Welcome to the Seibert Genealogy Library

The Seibert Genealogy Library has a new place for  you to visit!  It is our hope that people of Elizabethtown area will use this site to learn more about Elizabethtown and share their own memories and histories for others to learn from. For that reason, this site is set up in an interactive manner so…