“New York” and “Amish” may seem an odd match. But the Empire State has seen its Amish population soar in recent years, and is currently home to the 5th-largest grouping of Amish in North America. SUNY-Potsdam Professor of Anthropology Karen Johnson-Weiner has spent years researching the various Amish communities in New York. Karen’s new book […]
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Very interesting article. I’d love to win a copy of the book.
Thanks for the tip for this book! I’m looking forward to the rest of the interview.
What an interesting interview, I look forward to the second part.
Having had a life long interest in the Amish I was interested to read that hey have moved into New York State. I would love to win the book. I hope I am lucky.
I enjoyed reading the review, and since I have many Amish relatives and friends in New York, I look forward to reading the book!
Being a New York State resident, and having met many Amish people right here in this state, I am Really looking forward to reading this book.
Thanks for posting. Very interesting interview, look forward for the rest. Good luck with book Karen. And By the way I love the picture with rings of kielbasa it remains me my home
This is so interesting! I appreciate the info.
Interesting article. I would love to win a copy of the book.
An excellent article!! I would love to win this book!!
I would love to read this book. I live near the Mohawk Valley Amish and buy many bake goods and produce from them. I also have a brother that lives near the western NY settlements. This is a wonderful website and I can’t wait to read part 2 of the interview.
Very interesting article. I enjoyed this very much.
Nice article, I would love to win the book.
Would love to win the book. The Amish are very interesting people.
Was not familiar witht the Amish in NY. Would be interestedd in the book.
This was a very interesting interview, and I’m looking forward to the second installment. I’d love to win this book. I am soon moving to a county in south-central KY where there is a large Mennonite community, so this Amish community book will be interesting with some of the similarities, though I know that there are probably many variances as well. Take care, from KY.
This article nicely captures the vast differences within the group known as ‘The Amish People.’ I found it an enjoyable lunch-time read. I’m very much looking forward to part 2. The photography was a pleasant complement to the text. Thank you for this service.
Very interesting article. Pictures are fantastic! The Amish culture is fascinating to me, and I read whatever I can get my hands on…
Would love to win! Thanks!
Good article. Kind of surprised the Mayville community carried over the buggy color from New Wilmington PA, though as much as the Amish letters in the local NW newspaper mention Mayville, I would expect a pretty direct relationship between them.
This is very exciting to me since I live in western New York and there are Amish communities all around where we live. The Amish women shop in our local stores (mostly Aldi’s) and many people hire the Amish men to do woodworking and building on their properties. I can’t wait to get this book and start reading about the Amish in our area. The only town name I noticed in the article was Mayville which is about 15 miles from where I live. The Amish here are very friendly and make very good neighbors.
I’m so glad that someone finally noticed the Amish in western New York state!
Loved the article! I would also enjoy the opportunity to read Karen’s book. Wow! Maybe I’ll win a copy! lol
I love learning all I can about the Amish, and didn’t realize there were any in NY. Would love to read this book!
Very interesting. I appreciate the opportunity to learn more about the Amish society. How do they feel about medicine and would they ever consider a hospital stay if sick? Enter me in the book contest. Thanks
Interesting interview. I noticed the caption under the picture of the Mayville buggy mentions they lack storm fronts. The buggies do have fronts that can be popped in during cold or inclement weather. Looking forward to part 2.
There are Amish near my hometown of Little Falls, NY. I would like to read more about New York Amish, so enter me in your book contest!
Very interesting article, I am fascinated with how the Amish community lives, and I’d love to win a copy of the book. Thanks!
Learned several different facts that I was unaware of. Orange buggies? I would love to win a copy of the book!
I didn’t know there were Amish in New York. I look forward to reading the book.
I didn’t realize there are Amish communities in New York. I am fascinated by the Amish ways. I can’t wait to read the second part of this interview. God bless.
I love all things Amish! great article and can’t wait to read the book.
Amish people and their way of life is like a breath of fresh air. So interesting. Did not know there are so many settlements in New York.
Very interesting. I live in NY and I know some former Amish people…
Interesting! I went to school up in this area.
I would love to win the book too. The pictures are
wonderful. I love to read about the Amish.
I love to read about the Amish. Would love to win
her book. The pictures are great.
Loved reading the interview about the Amish. I have always been interested in the Amish and their way of life. I am hoping to one day visit an Amish community. I would love to read the book and learn more about their ways.
I would like to win a copy of this book. I used to live in the North Country. When I go back to visit family there, I have seen some of the Amish in the stores and driving their buggies on the side of the road.
Loved the article. Would like to win the book!
Loved the Interview. Would love to read the book !
Can’t wait to read the book. Loved the article
I’ve never heard of Swartzentruber Amish and its very interesting! Their whole way of life just amazes me. I would love to enter the giveaway
I would so much love to win this book. I read everything Amish. I dearly love the amish!!!
Very interesting and accurate. I used to live in upstate New York.
My ancestors’ family farm in western NY is now in Amish hands, for which I’m grateful. I would love to know more!
I enjoy Amish books. Please enter me in the book giveaway. Thanks
Sounds like a very interesting book. I bought an Amish boy and girl doll Saturday at a quilt auction from a Schwartzentruber young woman.
Would love to win the book. It is so interesting to read about the Amish. Thanks
Thanks for the interesting info, and touching photos. Am looking forward to part 2.
Thank you for the interesting article, can not wait to read the rest. I live in New York state and knew the Amish live here too, but never have seen them. I requested this book from the library but would love to win one for my Amish book collection.
I reallyt enjoyed the interview/article. I was surprised to hear of the Amish in New York. I would love to win your book and read all about them. If it is as interesting as your article..then it will be a good book. Thanks