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      The 2nd U.S. State to join the Union:   12-December-1787
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Assorted Groups  (Anthology, Cultural, Ethnic, & Religious):
    African American Griots Project - musician-entertainers (storytellers) of western Africa
         whose performances include tribal histories and genealogies
    Afrolumensproject - Slavery in Pennsylvania
    Schwenkfelder Faith - The Move to Pennsylvania.

Note:  These items are presented as part of the historical record and should not be interpreted to mean that the WebMaster, in any way, endorses any stereotypes which may be implied by the linked web sites.


Bits of Blue & Gray - A Civil War love Story by Barbara Paris

Census  (& related Lists of various kinds):
    1800 septennial census - this enumeration also listed slaves in each county, by
         township, for some of the years.
    1860-1930 Federal Census - Gallitzin-Tunnel Hill area, names of families being
         researched: Carty, Clonan, Ratchford, McGuire, Stanley, Link, O'Dowd, George,
         Reilly, Lynch, McAtameny, Cassidy, Potocek, Kadlubek, Ulmanek, Balek, Lipovski

         and more...!
    1898-1899 Volunteers (Spanish-American War) - Pennsylvania Soldiers in the
         Spanish-American War; Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery, Engineers & Nurses Rosters,
         Histories, Biographies, Letters, & Diaries to help Find your Ancestors.
    1903 Membership Roll - Veterans of the War of 1812. These are names of the
         descendants of veterans of the War of 1812 listed in the Pennsylvania Society's
         1903 Membership booklet. It is not clear from the booklet if these are members of
         the Pennsylvania chapter or if this is a list of the General Society membership.


Fort Loudon - Pennsylvania State Historic Site (also see Franklin Co.)

Gallitzin-Tunnel Hill area - names of families being researched

Genealogical/Historical Commissions, Societies and Museums:
  Please click here - (Counties we have listed),   (To list a local society, please contact us.)

Gettsyburg - Military History Online
Gettsyburg National Military Park
Gettsyburg Welcome Center - The Turning Point of the Civil War.
Germantown - about the Original 13 settlers there in 1693.
Ghost Towns - multiple listings

Haverford - Haverford College 1906 Yearbook
Historical Society of Pennsylvania - Founded in 1824 in Philadelphia, The Historical Society
         of Pennsylvania is one of the oldest historical societies in the United States and holds
         many national treasures.
History of Pennsylvania Volunteers - 1861-1865, prepared in compliance with acts of the
         legislature, by Samuel P. Bates. Harrisburg, B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71.
Hiwee wie Driwwe - a Pennsylvania German Magazine (in German)

Libraries & Newspapers:
    Pennsylvania Department Of Education - Digital Collections at the State Library of


Moravian Church Genealogy Links (Bethlehem, et. al.)

Northeastern Pennsylvania Photo Collection - a collection of photos, of the past of
         Northeastern Pennsylvania and surrounding areas. The goal is to make this the
         largest collection of photos showing life as it was for our ancestors. Documents,
         Events, People, Tombstones, Places & Miscellaneous. - (quote from website).

Palatines to America - Pennsylvania Chapter (German Genealogy)
Pennsylvania - German and Palatine Web Page (in German)
Pennsylvania Civil War - Battle Flags
Pennsylvania Dutch - Family History, Genealogy, Culture and Life.
Pennsylvania Genealogy Guide
Pennsylvania Provost Guard - 68th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers
Pennsylvania State Archives - Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Pennsylvania Treasures - Aid for those researching in this State
Pennsylvania Veterans - This website is designed to be a repository for information about
         PA veterans: biographies of servicemen, photos of PA military units and their
         members, war stories of PA soldiers, and resources pertaining to the various
         conflicts, battles, and units in which Pennsylvanians have participated.

Schwenkfelder Faith - The Move to Pennsylvania
Snyder Co. - History and Genealogy Project
Society of Mayflower Descendants - Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • State of Pennsylvania
  • State Capital City Harrisburg   (Capital since 1812 - located in   Dauphin Co.)

    The State name:  The name Pennsylvania was specified in the charter given to William Penn by England's Charles II in 1680. The Latin Sylvania meaning "woodlands" was added to Penn to create "Penn's woods."
    American History and Genealogy Proj.
    American Local History Network
    Colonial Currency
    Cemetery Listings
    Co. maps of Pennsylvania
    Daughters of the American Revolution
    General History
    Migration Patterns
    State Archives (Govt.)
    State Archives (USGenWeb.)
    State Genealogy Forum
    State Genealogical Society
    State Historical Society
    State USGenWeb Site
    Symbols (Flag, Seal, etc.)
    Timeline (Historic)

    U.S.A. - General Information links page
    U.S.A. - Possessions & Territories

    Welcome Society of Pennsylvania - to perpetuate the memory of those who came with
             William Penn.
    Western Pennsylvania - Men of the Cloth (and a few women); Pastors, preachers, priests,
             and missionaries
    Western Pennsylvania - Old photos
    Western Pennsylvania - Orphans Site

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