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South Central Pennsylvania Genealogy Society

250 East Market Street, York, PA 17401

February 6, 2022

2:30 p.m.

Free, registration required

Location: York County Historical Society Museum


On February 6, 2022, Charles Kauffman will present Pennsylvania's Celtic Language Heritage.

Due to restrictions related to COVID-19, pre-reservation seating/tickets are needed for this program. If you are unable to attend in person, you can view this program online through Zoom. This program will also be live-streamed on the York County History Center Facebook page. If you have trouble making a reservation, please contact the front desk at 717-848-1587.

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The richness of Pennsylvania history is seasoned uniquely by language contributions of immigrants to America from Wales, Ireland, and Scotland. Thousands of years earlier, the Celts, as the Greeks called them, comprised diverse tribes that spoke related languages across Europe and the British Isles -- languages that would become Welsh, Irish, and Scottish. This presentation briefly covers the early history of Celtic languages and concentrates mainly on Pennsylvania's Celtic language heritage in expressions, names, and place names as derived from Welsh, Irish, and Scottish immigrants.

Charles "Chip" Kauffman is an adjunct faculty member at York College of Pennsylvania where he teaches World Languages. Over many years at several colleges in the region, he has taught Italian, German, Russian and other languages. He is a retired certified U.S. Government linguist and author of various articles on languages and linguistics.

South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, Inc. (SCPGS) is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization of genealogists. 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. Monthly meetings are held in the Meeting Hall of the York County History Center, at 250 East Market Street, York, Pennsylvania, unless otherwise noted.

Meetings are FREE and open to the public.