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Stories of Pennsylvania History from ExplorePAHistory.com Chapter 2 looks at the relationship between the early colonists and Pennsylvania’s first people.
Last Updated: 2 March 2021   [Located in Category: Relationship with Indians]
"This YouTube channel is dedicated to two of my loves in life: the Pennsylvania Dutch dialect and music. Videos helping people learn and practice PA Dutch will be posted here. I hope that these videos will help to preserve our rich language and culture as well as promote it among future generations. From time to time, I will also post videos of acoustic folk music being performed." Includes "PA Dutch Live!", "PA Dutch Word of the Week", and "Your PA Dutch Minute".
Last Updated: 2 April 2021   [Located in Category: PA Dutch Language]
Fraktur is a folk art form practiced by Pennsylvania Germans principally from the mid-eighteenth to the mid-nineteenth centuries. The name derives from that of a distinctive German script marked by “fractured” pen strokes and the form has clear roots in European folk culture.
Last Updated: 8 March 2021   [Located in Category: PA Dutch Culture]
Ethnic Germans served on both sides of the American Revolutionary War. Rented auxiliary troops from Germanic states such as the Landgraviate of Hessen-Kassel, supported the Loyalist cause and served as allies of the Kingdom of Great Britain. Other German individuals came to assist the American rebels, but most who did so were already colonist. Pennsylvania Germans were recruited for the American Provost corps and the Marechaussee Corps, where they were utilized in a variety of ways, including intelligence gathering, route security, enemy prisoner of war operations, and even combat during the Battle of Springfield.
Last Updated: 1 March 2021   [Located in Category: Revolutionary War]
How Pennsylvania German is Spoken and Written by A. R. Horne D.D., 1910, Press of Democrat Publishing Co., Allentown, PA.
Last Updated: 2 April 2021   [Located in Category: PA Dutch Language]
This is a series of YouTube videos by Rauch's Pennsylvania Dutch Hand-Book, a FaceBook Page: https://www.facebook.com/RauchBook/
Last Updated: 2 April 2021   [Located in Category: PA Dutch Language]
With the exception of the Revolutionary War years, the Land Office of the Commonwealth has operated continuously since William Penn arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682 and began to administer and sell land. In 1981, the land records and the functions of the office were transferred to the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Commonwealth land records only document transactions between the Penns or the post-revolutionary Commonwealth and the first purchaser(s) of each tract of land.
Last Updated: 2 April 2021   [Located in Category: Land Records]
Philadelphia, Lippincott, 1872
Last Updated: 2 April 2021   [Located in Category: PA Dutch Culture]
Broadsides are pieces of paper printed on one side, for sale or distribution at fairs, markets, or by peddlers who roamed the countryside. Broadsides were published in all three of the Pennsylvania Dutchman's historic languages -High German, their original culture language; English for marketing and legal matters; and Pennsylvania Dutch or Pennsylfawnisch for everyday communication. Here is a wonderful website that discusses PA Dutch broadsides and contains many examples!
Last Updated: 8 March 2021   [Located in Category: PA Dutch Culture]
-a publication of the original lists of arrivals in the port of Philadelphia from 1727 to 1808 by Ralph Beaver Strassburger, and William John Hinke, 1934, Norristown, Penn. : Pennsylvania German Society
Last Updated: 2 April 2021   [Located in Category: Immigration]
-a publication of the original lists of arrivals in the port of Philadelphia from 1727 to 1808 by Ralph Beaver Strassburger, and William John Hinke, 1934, Norristown, Penn. : Pennsylvania German Society
Last Updated: 2 April 2021   [Located in Category: Immigration]
-a publication of the original lists of arrivals in the port of Philadelphia from 1727 to 1808 by Ralph Beaver Strassburger, and William John Hinke, 1934, Norristown, Penn. : Pennsylvania German Society
Last Updated: 2 April 2021   [Located in Category: Immigration]
Search available records for the Pennsylvania Militia- 1777-1783, Line Troops and the Pennsylvania Line, The Pennsylvania Navy- 1775-1783, and other war records.
Last Updated: 1 March 2021   [Located in Category: Revolutionary War]
The Pennsylvania Line originated in 1775 was organized into thirteen regiments and several independent companies. Special battalions of line troops were recruited for the Flying Camp from among the Pennsylvania Associators who took part in the New Jersey campaign in 1776.
Last Updated: 1 March 2021   [Located in Category: Revolutionary War]
This issue of Glencairn Museum News explores the Pennsylvania Dutch tradition of ritual healing, known as powwow (or Braucherei in the language of the Pennsylvania Dutch) through artifacts, documents and photographs. Braucherei is one of many folk healing systems in North America that blends elements of religion and belief with health and healing.
Last Updated: 9 March 2021   [Located in Category: PA Dutch Culture]
Rauch's Pennsylvania Dutch hand-book : a book for instruction by Rauch, E. H. 1879 Topics Pennsylvania German dialect, Pennsylvania German dialect Publisher Mauch Chunk [i.e. Jim Thorpe], Pa. : E.H. Rauch
Last Updated: 2 April 2021   [Located in Category: PA Dutch Language]
by Diffenderffer, Frank Ried, 1833-1921; Pennsylvania-German Society Publication date 1900 Topics Redemptioners, Germans -- Pennsylvania History, Pennsylvania Dutch -- History, Pennsylvania Dutch -- Genealogy, Pennsylvania -- Emigration and immigration History Publisher Lancaster, Pa.
Last Updated: 21 April 2021   [Located in Category: Immigration]
The Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center is an open-air folklife museum and research center dedicated to preserving and celebrating Pennsylvania German folk culture, history, and language in a unique educational setting at Kutztown University. Located on the historic Sharadin Farmstead, the Heritage Center engages the University community and the public with seasonal cultural programming, historic buildings and exhibitions, a world-class research library collection, as well as conferences, online-educational resources, lectures, and classes in Pennsylvania Dutch language. An extensive research library is available for all who wish to conduct genealogical, historical, linguistic, and cultural research.
Last Updated: 2 April 2021   [Located in Category: PA Dutch Culture]
by Richards, Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, 1848-1935; Pennsylvania-German Society. Publication date 1908 Topics Pennsylvania Dutch Collection allen_county; americana Digitizing sponsor Internet Archive Contributor Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center Language English Volume 17, pt. 18
Last Updated: 1 March 2021   [Located in Category: Revolutionary War]
Date: Written: 18 Aug 1995 Published Online: 2 Oct 1996 Last Updated: 23 Feb 2006 Author: Charles F. Kerchner, Jr. 3765 Chris Drive Emmaus PA 18049-1544 USA
Last Updated: 3 August 2021   [Located in Category: German Names]
Map shows the date each county was formed and the progression of change beginning in 1682.
Last Updated: 13 August 2021   [Located in Category: Maps]
Welcome to Historical Maps of Pennsylvania, showing images of the region and state from the 16th to the 21st century. Pennsylvania was founded in 1681, after a petition to the King of England from William Penn. The maps are organized chronologically, with road maps separate, and can be accessed using the links below. A few maps are illustrated here. Enjoy looking at this unique historical record of Pennsylvania.
Last Updated: 19 July 2021   [Located in Category: Maps]
by Henry S. Engart, Lebanon, Pennsylvania Doylestown Meeting, May 6, 1933 The contents of this paper will be mainly concerned with the construction of the older type mills and their wooden gearing and machinery.
Last Updated: 6 August 2021   [Located in Category: PA Dutch Culture]
Index for the "Passing Scene" magazine volumes 1-25 “The Passing Scene” came out of a series in the Reading Eagle that he wrote when working for the newspaper from 1977 to 1984. Eventually, Meiser turned the series into books, and released the first official volume of The Passing Scene in 1982. The rest, as they say, is history. The latest volume includes 320 fully restored photos, including many from Boyertown, Kutztown, Hamburg, and Reading from the turn of the 20th Century."
Last Updated: 18 June 2021   [Located in Category: PA Dutch Culture]
he Pennsylvania State Archives holds the following warrantee township maps, which show all original land purchases from the Proprietors or the Commonwealth made inside the boundaries of present-day townships. In essence, these maps serve as a summary and geographical index for the warrants, surveys and patents held by the State Archives. Information usually shown for each tract of land includes: name of warrantee, name of patentee, number of acres, name of tract, and dates of warrant, survey and patent. Survey and patent numbers also may be given.
Last Updated: 13 August 2021   [Located in Category: Maps]
The issues in this collection (volumes 9-46) cover the final incarnation of the Society's magazine, published in its later years by Ursinus College, through to its completion in 1997. Subjects covered include: architecture, cookery, costume, customs of the year, folk art and antiques, folk dancing, folk medicine, folk literature, folk religion, folk speech, home-making lore, recreation, superstitions, traditional farm and craft practices, transportation lore and numerous others.
Last Updated: 11 September 2021   [Located in Category: PA Dutch Culture]
"An exhibition organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum." Exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and the Art Institute of Chicago, 1982-1984
Last Updated: 18 June 2021   [Located in Category: PA Dutch Culture]
Article: “The Heavens Are My Cap and the Earth Is My Shoes” The Religious Origins of Powwowing & the Ritual Traditions of the Pennsylvania Dutch By Patrick J. Donmoyer
Last Updated: 18 June 2021   [Located in Category: PA Dutch Culture]
This directory of newspapers published in the United States since 1690 can help identify what titles exist for a specific place and time, and how to access them. Use the options below to select a particular place and time, using keywords to locate specific titles. Titles currently listed: 156,721.
Last Updated: 30 August 2021   [Located in Category: Newspapers]
"A Knowledge of Family Names is not only of passing interest but may be of great value to students and researchers. Names, as we know, undertake to make many changes, even in the same family, even today." "Pennsylvania German family names may be divided into three classes: first, those derived from personal names; second, those derived from occupation; and third, those derived from the place where the individual lived (including house signs) or whence he came," says Kuhns, 2 and "in this last class may likewise be properly included nicknames, or those due to personal peculiarities, physical or mental."
Last Updated: 28 July 2021   [Located in Category: German Names]
The issues in this collection (volumes 6-8) represent the transition period from the newspaper based at Franklin and Marshall College (click the link on the left of this page to visit their digitized newspaper collection) to the later magazine based at Ursinus College. In these magazines one will find a wide variety of topics including folk medicine, folk art, religious practice, architecture, holiday customs, genealogy, language, music, food and more.
Last Updated: 11 September 2021   [Located in Category: PA Dutch Culture]
The Fries rebellion, 1798-99; an armed resistance to the House tax law, passed by Congress, July 9, 1798, in Bucks and Northampton Counties, Pennsylvania by William Watts Hart Davis, `899
Last Updated: 18 June 2021   [Located in Category: Fries Rebellion]
Last Updated: 18 June 2021   [Located in Category: Fries Rebellion]
Last Updated: 18 June 2021   [Located in Category: Religion]
The Pennsylvania Newspaper Archive is the gateway to the Commonwealth's historical full-text searchable newspaper database. Newspaper titles and holdings will continue to be added as they become available from all 67 counties stretching back to our colonial roots to the present. To see all titles and digitized holdings currently on the site, click Browse by Title. Click on Browse by Date for a listing of titles from a specific date. To search the text of the newspapers, use Search Words or Advanced Search. For additional help or to learn more about the site, visit the Help or About sections.
Last Updated: 18 June 2021   [Located in Category: Newspapers]