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From: Claire Keenan Agthe <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Help with source ACHS year book
Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2007 19:06:02 -0500
On Nov 9, 2007, at 5:17 PM, wrote:
> In a message dated 11/9/2007 5:13:40 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> I found a family tree on line with specific birthdates for
> everyone in
> this Pennsylvania (probably Philadelphia) family the only
> reference is:
> "ACHS year book Vol 11 #3 pg 122."
> Any idea what ACHS stands for I tried googling it but got a couple
> hundred "high school yearbooks."
> Maria (Ree) Hopper, CG
> Well, that would depend on exactly where the person lived at the
> time he/she
> went to High School--but if they could possibly have lived in
> South Jersey
> (not far from the Phila. area) it could be Atlantic City High School.
As Ree says the source is cited to support DOBs for a number of
people in a family, and all are cited to the same volume, number/
issue, and page (or so it seems from the way Ree phrased her
question), I seriously doubt that it is a high school year book. No
HS yearbook I ever saw gives DOBs, certainly not for multiple family
members, and no HS yearbook I ever saw has a volume and number/issue.
I don't know what ACHS stands for, but searched via Google for
"Philadelphia ACHS" and found these possibilities--
1) Association of College Honor Societies (which doesn't seem likely),
2) American Catholic Historical Society (was the family Catholic?
this ACHS does publish a journal, in volumes and numbers, which
includes transcriptions of church records), and
3) Atlantic County [NJ] Historical Society (with references to a
yearbook, with volumes and issues)
So, if you're sure about Phila., I'd try the second one; if they
could have been from Atlantic Co., NJ, try the third. I did find
references to the third cited as "ACHS Yearbook," with Vol. and Issue
##... And remember, lots of Philadelphians relocated (some
seasonally, some permanently) to south Jersey, so if your target
family's known Philadelphia connection is in a different time period,
this could easily still be the same family, so don't discount the NJ
There are doubtless other options, but I'd start with these.
Hope that helps.
Claire Keenan Agthe
Bloodlines Genealogical Research Service