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General County Information
Pennsylvania German pioneers; a publication of the original lists of arrivals in the port of Philadelphia from 1727 to 1808
 By Ralph Beaver Strassburger, 1934. Norristown, Penn., Pennsylvania German Society
 

 

Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archives County & Archivists List

 
Gottlieb Mittelberger’s Journey to Pennsylvania in the Year 1754 and Return to Germany in the Year 1754
Containing not only a description of the country according to its present condition, but also a detailed account of the sad circumstances of most of the Germans that have emigrated, or are emigrating to that country
By Gottlieb Mittelberger, 1898
 
Genealogical data relating to the German settlers of Pennsylvania and adjacent territory from advertisements in German newspapers published in Philadelphia and Germantown. 1743-1800
by Edward W. Hocker, 1935
 
1950 Census Records
 
On April 1, 2022, the 1950 Census will be released, and users will be able to access it for free through a dedicated website. A link to the website will be available here starting on April 1. This population census is the 17th decennial census of the United States. The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has digitized and will provide free online access to the 1950 Census population schedules for U.S. states and territories, enumeration district maps, and enumeration district descriptions.
 
PENNSYLVANIA ARCHIVES 
 
Colonial Records: A total of sixteen volumes containing the minutes of the Provincial Council, 1683-1775, in Volumes I-X; those of the Council of Safety (and of the Committee of Safety), 1775-1777, in X and XI; and those of the Supreme Executive Council, 1777-1790, in XI-XVI. These were printed directly from the manuscript books with no editing apparent Issued 1838-1853.

First Series: These twelve volumes reproduce papers selected chiefly from the files at the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, printed in chronological order to parallel and supplement Colonial Records. The earliest materials are dated 1664 and the latest 1790. Well edited by Samuel Hazard and issued 1852-1856.
 
Second Series: In its nineteen volumes this series, contains varied and diverse materials; militia rolls and church records are prominent, but there are as well the minutes of the Board of War and those of the Navy Board, both of 1777, and much on the Wyoming Controversy with Connecticut and on the Whiskey Insurrection. Edited by John B. Linn and Dr. William Henry Egle through Volume XII, and by Dr. Egle alone for the remainder of the series. Issued 1874-1890.
 
Third Series: The first twenty-six volumes of this series resemble closely those of the Second Series, while the last four volumes consist of an index to the sixteen volumes immediately preceding. Filled for the most part with militia rolls and lists of land warrantees and taxables, this series does contain some materials of a more general nature, such as a discussion of Virginia's claims to western Pennsylvania, and an account of the Donation Lands. Edited by Dr. Egle (I-XXVI) with four index volumes edited by Dr. George Edward Reed. Issued 1894-1899.
 
Fourth Series: In twelve volumes, this series collects the addresses, messages, proclamations, and a very few other Papers of Pennsylvania's Governors, 1681-1902, with brief biographies and portraits but with a minimum of documentation. Edited by Dr. George Edward Reed and issued 1900-1902.
 
Fifth Series: This series fills eight volumes with muster rolls and other military lists, chiefly of the provincial and revolutionary period, some reprinted with greater accuracy and neatness from the Second and Third Series, and certain of the others taken from sources outside official custody. Edited by Dr. Thomas Lynch Montgomery and issued in 1906.
 
Sixth Series: For fourteen volumes this series continues the printing of military rolls, covering chiefly the period from the Revolution to the War of 1812, including militia rolls for the years of peace, with some material as late as the Mexican War. There are also a few orderly books, military accounts for the 1812 period, and some papers non-military in nature, notable church records of marriages and baptisms, inventories of estates confiscated during the Revolution, and scattering eighteenth century election returns. The final volume, XV, bound in two thick parts, contains an index to the Fifth Series. Edited by Dr. Thomas Lynch Montgomery and issued 1906-1907.
 
Seventh Series: The five volumes of this series consist exclusively of an index to the more than one million names found in the first fourteen volumes of the Sixth Series. The Seventh Series was intended to include in additional volumes the Executive Minutes which later were published as the Ninth Series, but publication halted with the death of L.R. Kelker, Custodian of Public Records, in 1915. Compiled by Kelker and his assistants in the Division of Public Records under the direction of Dr. Thomas Lynch Montgomery and issued in 1914.
 
Eighth Series: In eight volumes, this series reprints the eighteenth- century edition of Votes and Proceedings of the House of Representatives of the Province of Pennsylvania, 1682-1776. The first five volumes bear the name of Gertrude MacKinney as editor, and the last three the name of Dr. Charles F. Hoban. Issued 1913-1935.
 
Ninth Series: In ten volumes, this series prints the contents of fifteen manuscript volumes preserved in the Division of Public Records. These are Executive Minutes, a journal of official actions of Pennsylvania's Governors for the period 1790-1838. This series continues Colonial Records and supplements the Fourth Series for the effective period of the Constitution of 1790. Bears the name of Gertrude MacKinney as editor. Issued 1931-1935.
https://www.phmc.pa.gov/Archives/Research-Online/Pages/Published-PA-Archives.aspx
 
 
 
 
 
Bedford County
General History
 
History of Bedford and Somerset Counties, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Personal History
by  E. Howard Blackburn, William Henry Welfley, and William Henry Koontz, 1906
 
Churches
Townships, Towns, and Villages
Other
 
 
Berks County
General History
 
History of the counties of Berks and Lebanon
By Daniel Israel Rupp, 1844
 
History of Berks county in Pennsylvania
By Morton L. Montgomery, 1886
 
History of Berks County, PA, in the Revolution, from 1774 to 1783
By Morton Luther Montgomery, 1894;
 
Historical and Biographical Annals of Berks County, Pennsylvania : Embracing a Concise History of the County and a Genealogical and Biographical Record of Representative Families
By Morton L. Montgomery , 1909
 
The Story of Berks County
By Francis Wilhauser Balthaser and D. K. Hoch, 1913
 
Travels through Berks County in 1783
By John D. Schoepf, 1891
 
 
The Indians of Berks County, Pa., being a summary of all the tangible records of the aborigines of Berks County, with cuts and descriptions of the varieties of relics found within the County
By David B. Brunner, 1897
 
Townships, Towns and Villages
 
Tulpehocken Settlement and Township
Tulpehocken Genealogy (in Berks County, PA)- LDS Genealogy
 
The Tulpehocken bi-centennial commemorated in a four-day celebration at Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania
 
Tulpehocken Historic District
 
Tulpehocken Settlement Historical Society
 
Womelsdorf
 
Conrad Weiser
 
Womelsdorf Genealogy
 
Annals of Womelsdorf, Pa., and community, 1723-1923 : history's yard-stick for two-hundred years
By P. C. Croll
 
History of Longswamp
Longswamp Township Historical Society
 
Churches
 
 Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Tulpehocken 
 
 
Records of Rev. John Casper Stoever : baptismal and marriage, 1730-1779
By Johann Casper Stoever
 
Hain’s Reformed Church
Berks County, Pennsylvania, 1745-1805: Cacusi or Hain's Reformed Church Records
 
History of St. John's (Hain's) Reformed church in Lower Heidelberg Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania
By William Jacob Kershner, 1916
 
Other
 
 
Berks County, Pennsylvania Records (Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness)
 
Berks County Maps
 
 
 
Blair County
General History
 
History of Huntingdon and Blair counties, Pennsylvania
By J. Simpson Africa, 1883
 
Churches
Townships, Towns, and Villages
Other
 
 
Bucks County
General History
 
History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania: From the Discovery of the Delaware to the Present Time (Volume 1 and 2)
By William W. H. Davis, 1903
 
History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania: From the Discovery of the Delaware to the Present Time (Volume 3)
By William W. H. Davis, 1905
 
Churches
Townships, Towns, and Villages
Other
 
 
Huntingdon County
General History
 
History of Huntingdon and Blair counties, Pennsylvania
By J. Simpson Africa, 1883
 
Churches
Townships, Towns, and Villages
Other
 
 
Lancaster County
General History
 
An Authentic History of Lancaster County : in the State of Pennsylvania
By Jacob Isidor Mombert, 1869
 
History of Lancaster County : to Which is Prefixed a Brief Sketch of the Early History of Pennsylvania
By Israel Daniel Rupp, 1844
 
Annals of the Conestoga Valley in Lancaster, Berks and Chester Counties, Pennsylvania
This volume Contains over Two Hundred Years of Local History of an American Earthly Paradise; Compiled and Published by C. Z. Mast, Elverson, PA and Robert E. Simpson, Churchtown, PA, 1842
 
Townships, Towns, and Villages
Churches
 
Boehm's Methodist Church
Boehm's Chapel, built in 1791, was the first Methodist Church in Lancaster County and is the oldest existing structure built for Methodist worship in Pennsylvania and the fourth oldest in the nation.
 
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
 
Swamp Reformed Church
 
Rev. John Waldschmidt memorial, 1724-1786: monument erected under the auspices of the Swamp Reformed Church
 
Other
 
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Records (Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness)
 
 
 
 Lebanon County
General History
 
A History of Lebanon County Prior to 1876, Read Before the Lebanon County Historical Society, October 31, 1913,
by Ezra Grumbine 
William M. Breslin, Lebanon County Historical Society, 1913
 
The German Newspapers of Lebanon County; Read Before the Lebanon County Historical Society, April 13, 1910
By Daniel Miller, 1910
 
Townships, Towns and Villages
Churches
Other
 
Lebanon County, Pennsylvania Records (Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness)
 
 
 
Lehigh County
General History
 
History of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania and a Genealogical and Biographical Record of its Families
by Charles Rhodes Roberts, John Baer Stoudt, Thomas H. Krick, William Joseph Dietrich, and the Lehigh County Historical Society, 1914
 
History of the counties of Lehigh and Carbon, in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania
by Alfred Mathews
 
Lehigh County- Charles Kiernan 1999
 
Lehigh County Historical Society
 
The Lower Jordan Valley Pennsylvania German settlement 
by David G. Williams, 1950
 
 
Townships, Towns and Villages
 
Early Settlers by Township
 
Heidelberg Township
   Lynn-Heidelberg Historical Society: http://lynnheidelberg.org/
 
Macungie Township
   Macungie Historical Society: http://www.macungie.org/
                         https://ldsgenealogy.com/PA/Macungie.htm
   Lower Macungie Twp Historical Society: https://www.lmthistory.org/lower-macungie-history.html
 
 
 
Salisbury Township
                     https://ldsgenealogy.com/PA/Bethlehem.htm
 
                  https://ldsgenealogy.com/PA/Emmaus.htm
 
Churches
 
FamilySearch List of Church Records
 
Ancestry Church Records (must have Ancestry account open)
 
List of Lehigh Cemeteries in Lehigh County
 
 
 
Upper Milford Reformed Congregation, now Zion's Reformed Church
 
Ziegel’s Church
 
Zion Lehigh Evangelical Lutheran Church 
Other
 
FamilySearch
 
Pennsylvania Genealogy Trails
 
Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Records (Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness)
 
 
 
Montgomery County
General History
 
History of Montgomery County
by Theodore Weber Bean, 1884
 
Townships, Towns, and Villages
Churches

 

The Lutheran Church in New Hanover, (Falckner swamp) Montgomery County, PA

by John Jacob Kline, 1911
 

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A History of the Goshenhoppen Reformed Charge, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (1727-1819)
By William John Hinke, 1920
 
 
Other
 
 
Northampton County
General History
 
1752 History of Northampton County, Pennsylvania with Illustrations Descriptive of its Scenery 
By Peter Fritts, 1877
 
 
Townships, Towns, and Villages
Churches
Other
 
Northumberland County
General History
 
Genealogical and Biographical Annals of Northumberland County, Pennsylvania .
by J. L. Floyd 1911
 
History of Northumberland County, Pennsylvania
By Herbert C. Bell. 1891
 
Townships, Towns and Villages
Churches
Other
 
Northumberland County, Pennsylvania Records (Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness)
 
 
 
Schuylkill County
General History
 
History of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania ... Including a Genealogical and Biographical Record of Many Families and Persons in the County
By Adolf W. Schlack, 1907
 
History of Schuylkill County, Pa.
Publisher: W. W. Mumsell, NY
 
Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania Comprising a Historical Sketch of the County by Samuel T. Wiley ; Together with About Five Hundred and Fifty Biographical Sketches of the Prominent Men and Leading Citizens of the County
By Henry W. Ruoff, 1893
 
Townships, Towns and Villages
Churches
Other
 
Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania Records (Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness)
 
 
Snyder County
General History
 
The Story of Snyder County From its Earliest Times to the Present Day ...
By George F. Dunkelberger, 1948
 
Townships, Towns, and Villages
Churches
Other
 
Somerset County
General History
 
History of Bedford and Somerset Counties, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Personal History
by  E. Howard Blackburn, William Henry Welfley, and William Henry Koontz, 1906
 
Churches
Townships, Towns, and Villages
Other
 
 
York County
General History
 
History of York County Pennsylvania
By George R. Prowell, J. H. Beers, 1907
Volume I
 
Volume II
 
History of York County Pennsylvania From the Earliest Time to the Present
By John Gibson, Editor
F.A. Battey Publishing Co., Chicago, 1886
 
Townships, Towns and Villages
Churches
Other