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PENNSYLVANIA

 

United States

 

 

 

 

An Introduction

Gen-Tool Kit

Surnames

 

 

Our Ancestral Counties

County Research Links

Internet Resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Introduction

 

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     The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania often colloquially referred to as PA (its postal abbreviation, which succeeds the archaic Penn. and Penna. as common abbreviations) by natives and Northeasterners, is a state located in the Northeastern and Middle Atlantic regions of the United States. The state borders Delaware and Maryland to the south, West Virginia to the southwest, Ohio to the west, New York and a water border with Canada to the north, and New Jersey to the east. The state's most populous city is Philadelphia.

     Pennsylvania has been known as the Keystone State since 1802, based in part upon its central location among the original Thirteen Colonies forming the United States. Pennsylvania is also nicknamed the "Keystone State" because of the number of important American documents signed in the state (such as the Declaration of Independence). It was also a keystone state economically, having both the industry common to the North (making such wares as Conestoga wagonsand riflesand the agriculture common to the South (producing feed, fiber, food, and tobacco).   

 

 

 

 

 

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GENEALOGICAL ARCHIVES

Source: Family History 101 States

HISTORICAL & GENEALOGICAL SOCIETIES 

State Library of Pennsylvania, Commonwealth Avenue and Walnut Street, P.O. Box 1601, Harrisburg, PA 17105-1601


Historical Society Of Pennsylvania. 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107; Phone: 215-732-6200, Fax: 215-732-2680


South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, Address: PO Box 1824, York, PA 17405, Phone: 717-843-6169; email: secretary@scpgs.org Contact: Pat Gross


Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania and
Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh 15213


Genealogical Society Of Pennsylvania, 215 S. Broad St., 7th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5325; Phone: (215) 545-0391, Fax: (215) 545-0936; EMAIL,

 

Directory of Pennsylvania Genealogical, Historical and Preservation Societies

Source: Family History 101 States

STATE LIBRARY

State Library of Pennsylvania

Location: Forum Building, Commonwealth Ave & Walnut St, Harrisburg

Main entrance on South Drive facing Soldiers' Grove behind the State Capitol. Map of Capitol Complex

Contact Information: General Information: 717-787-4440

Web Sites: Commonwealth Libraries;   State Library of Pennsylvania Staff Directory

Source: State Library Web Sites

 

HISTORICAL PLACES

 

Adams Allegheny Armstrong Beaver Bedford Berks Blair Bradford Bucks Butler Cambria Carbon Centre Chester Clarion Clearfield Clinton Columbia Crawford Cumberland Dauphin Delaware Elk Erie Fayette Forest Franklin Fulton Greene Huntingdon Indiana Jefferson Juniata Lackawanna Lancaster Lawrence Lebanon Lehigh Luzerne Lycoming McKean Mercer Mifflin Monroe Montgomery Montour Northampton Northumberland Perry Philadelphia Pike Potter Schuylkill Snyder Somerset Sullivan Susquehanna Tioga Union Venango Warren Washington Wayne Westmoreland Wyoming York

Source: National Register of Historical Places

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surnames

 

 

The following are surnames of persons, found within our databases,

as having been either born, married or died in this location.

 

 

McVicker; Moreland; Pinnell; Scruggs and allied families

 

 

Bishop;   Boyd;   Bracken;   Christman;   Dickson;   Dill;   Douglas;   Fletcher?;   Green;   Heckendorn;   Huff;   Johnson;   Kerr;   Kraemer;   Lane;   Lineberger;   Mcmillian;   Mcmillin;   Mcvicker;   Middleton;   Miller;   Montgomery;   Morrison;   Neely;   Pickens;   Pinnell;   Ritchey;   Ross;   Siler;   Verly;   Williams;   Wright

 

Bozarth; Peiffer; Quigley; Rhubart and allied families

 

Dellinger; Knecht; Pfeffer; Silar and allied families

Abel;   Amstutz;   Anstine;   Arnold;   Attich;   Attig;   Axe;   Bacon;   Bair;   Bard;   Barstow;   Barth;   Basom;   Becker;   Behner;   Benner;   Bergstresser;   Berry;   Blau;   Bloure;   Blouse;   Bock;   Bos;   Bosher;   Bothwell;   Bott;   Boyer;   Bracher;   Bridgen;   Brown;   Brubaker;   Burg;   ;Burgholtzhaus;   Chateau(Schatto);   Clement;   Cooper;   Cousart;   Culbertson;   Custard;   Deh;   Deitz;   Dellinger;   Dosch;   Dosh;   Dritt;   Ebey;   Eckert;   Eggers;   Ellis;   Essig;   Ettleman;   Faircloth;   Ferree;   Fink;   Fry;   Fulmer;   Gamble;   Gartner;   Gierse;   Gilbert;   Gohn;   Gossner;   Gotta;   Hahn;   Hake;   Hamaker;   Hamme;   Harrell;   Hauer;   Hayes;   Hedderich;   Heffner;   Heim;   Hocker;   Hoffacher;   Hoffacher;   Hoffacker;   Horn;   Houghmatter;   Houseal;   Howard;   Howert;   Ilges;   Illgas;   Imschweiler;   Jacobs;   Julius;   Kauffman;   Keise;   Keller;   Kinard;   Kise;   Kitzmiller;   Klein;   Kline;   Klinefelter;   Knauf;   Knecht;   Knisley;   Kohler;   Koons;   Kopp;   Kuffer;   Leber;   Leiphart;   Leithiser;   Lieberknecht;   Mann;   McCleary;   Meinzer;   Mildenberg;   Miller;   Minnich;   Muller;   Myers;   Nardone;   Neff;   Oberdorff;   Olewiler;   Otstadt;   Overmiller;   Paules;   Pfaff;   Pfeffer;   Poff;   Pohlke;   Quickel;   Quigley;   Rawhouser;   Reider;   Reinaman;   Reinhardt;   Reisinger;   Ricksecker;   Rinehart;   Rohrbaugh;   Ruby;   Runkle;   Rupp;   Schaffer;   Schall;   Schlott;   Schneider;   Schonberger;   Senft;   Shaeffer;   Shank;   Sharer;   Shaul;   Shaull;   Shields;   Shurman;   Silar;   Siler;   Sitler;   Slough;   Smeltzer;   Smith;   Smueltzer;   Speece;   Sprenkle;   Stambaugh;   Stanbaugh;   Sterner;   Stoner;   Strube;   Swartzer;   Ulrich;   Vandegrift;   Voelcker;   Walker;   Weaver;   Weinhold;   Weirich;   Williams;   Wolf;   Young;   Ziegler

 

To find out more about each surname listed above click on the corresponding LINK.

Additional information regarding these surnames may also be found at:

  Surname Locator Resources

 

 

Free Genealogy Surname

Search Help from Google

 

 

 

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improve your results. The different searches will give you many different ways of using Google and the Internet to find ancestry information about this or any other Surname.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Ancestral Counties

 

The following named counties are associated with the history of our DIRECT ancestors.   To select a specific ancestral county, click on the following link. Here you will find additional links to our county pages where you can obtain information about our family gen-sites, images of localities, and surnames of persons, in our database, who have lived in the selected county.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adams;   Berks;   Chester;   Lancaster;   Lebanon;   Northampton;   Philadelphia;   Westmoreland;   York

 

 

Use this LINK to find out more about the locations listed above.

ANCESTRAL LOCATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County 
Research 
Links

 

Click on the image of this U.S. State to View a map of all county locations.

 

The links below may assist you with your research within the various counties of this state.

Genealogical County

Research Links

Source: USGenWeb

 

Adams;   Allegheny;   Armstrong;   Beaver;   Bedford;   Berks;   Blair;   Bradford;   Bucks;   Butler;   Cambria;   Cameron;   Carbon;   Centre;   Chester;   Clarion;   Clearfield;   Clinton;   Columbia;   Crawford;   Cumberland;   Dauphin;   Delaware;   Elk;   Erie;   Fayette;   Forest;   Franklin;   Fulton;   Greene;   Huntingdon;   Indiana;   Jefferson;   Juniata;   Lackawanna;   Lancaster;   Lawrence;   Lebanon;   Lehigh;   Luzerne;   Lycoming;   McKean;   Mercer;   Mifflin;   Monroe;   Montgomery;   Montour;   Northampton;   Northumberland;   Perry;   Philadelphia;   Pike;   Potter;   Schuylkill;   Snyder;   Somerset;   Sullivan;   Susquehanna;   Tioga;   Union;   Venango;   Warren;   Washington;   Wayne;   Westmoreland;   Wyoming;   York

 

General County

Research Links

Source:  Wikipedia

 

Adams | Allegheny | Armstrong | Beaver | Bedford | Berks | Blair | Bradford | Bucks | Butler | Cambria | Cameron | Carbon | Centre | Chester | Clarion | Clearfield | Clinton | Columbia | Crawford | Cumberland | Dauphin | Delaware | Elk | Erie | Fayette | Forest | Franklin | Fulton | Greene | Huntingdon | Indiana | Jefferson | Juniata | Lackawanna | Lancaster | Lawrence | Lebanon | Lehigh | Luzerne | Lycoming | McKean | Mercer | Mifflin | Monroe | Montgomery | Montour | Northampton | Northumberland | Perry | Philadelphia | Pike | Potter | Schuylkill | Snyder | Somerset | Sullivan | Susquehanna | Tioga | Union | Venango | Warren | Washington | Wayne | Westmoreland | Wyoming | York

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Internet
Resources

 

 

 

The Google search engine

 button  and following web

sites    may     provide    you

with additional information

to assist with your research

about   this   U. S.   State. 

 

 

GENERAL RESOURCES

 

 

·           Website & Webpages We Like

·           Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

·           Free Genealogy Search Help For Google

·           Linkpendium > Genealogy > USA

·           Genealogy Gateway

·           Ancestry.com (Reference Materials & Finding Aids)

·           Ancestry.com - Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

·           GenealogyLinks.net

·        Cyndi's List - United States Index

·        IGI Batch Numbers - British Isles & North America

·        Libweb - Libraries on the Web

·        50states.com - States and Capitals

·        RootsWeb Town Search 1.0

·        USA Resources at RootsWeb

·        StateGenSites - U.S. Genealogy Sites by State

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOCATION SPECIFIC RESOURCES

·Pennsylvania - Wikipedia

·Pennsylvania (50 States.com)

 

 

OUR GENEALOGY REFERENCE LIBRARY

 

 

The following Link will take you to our library of genealogy reference books that pertain to Pennsylvania.   Here you will find books about the history and records of this State, as well as its counties and other localities such as towns and churches.  The collection also contains research works about this State’s military units and personnel during America’s wars, in addition resource texts about the ethnic and religious groups who settled in this State are also available.

 

 U.S.A. Locations Library - States, Counties, & Localities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Information

 

 

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Snail Mail:

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889 Dante Ct.
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USA

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