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Pennsylvania Line: A Research Guide to Pennsylvania Genealogy and Local History icon

Historic Background and Annals of the Swiss and German Pioneer Settlers of Southeastern Pennsylvania

A Guide to Genealogical Sources at the Pennsylvania State Archives icon

Pastors and People: German Lutheran and Reformed Churches in the Pennsylvania Field, 1717-1793

German Immigrant Servant Contracts: Registered at the Port of Philadelphia, 1817-1831 icon

Abstracts (Mainly Deaths) from the Pennsylvania Gazette, 1775-1783 icon

Welsh Founders of Pennsylvania

The 1693 Census of the Swedes on the Delaware Family Histories of the Swedish Lutheran Church Members Residing in Pennsylvania, Delaware, West New Jersey & Cecil County, Maryland, 1638-1693 icon

Pennsylvania German Immigrants, 1709-1786

Immigration of the Irish Quakers Into Pennsylvania, 1682-1750: With Their Early History in Ireland icon

Index to the 1810 Census of Pennsylvania

Marriages and Vital Records of Western Pennsylvania & Eastern Ohio

The Scots-Irish in Pennsylvania & Kentucky icon

Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania icon

Pennsylvania in 1780: a Statewide Index of Circa 1780 Pennsylvania Tax Lists icon

Pennsylvania German Church Records: Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Burials, Etc. from the Pennsylvania German Society Proceedings and Addresses

An Alphabetical Index to Ulster Emigrants to Philadelphia, 1803-1850

Early Pennsylvania Births, 1675-1875 icon

Virginia Court Records in Southwestern Pennsylvania: Records of the District of West Augusta and Ohio and Yohogania Counties, Virginia, 1775-1780

Buried Genealogical Data: A Complete List of Addressed Letters Left in the Post Offices of Philadelphia, Chester, Lancaster, Trenton, New Castle & Wilmington Between 1748 and 1780 icon

18th-Century Records of the Germantown Reformed Church of Pennsylvania icon

Pennsylvania Land Records: A History and Guide for Research

Historic Background and Annals of the Swiss and German Pioneer Settlers of Southeastern Pennsylvania and of Their Remote Ancestors icon

Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia, 1800-1819: The Philadelphia Baggage Lists

Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy Vol. II: New Jersey and Pennsylvania icon

Central Pennsylvania Marriages, 1700-1896

The German & Swiss Settlements of Colonial Pennsylvania: A Study of the So-Called Pennsylvania Dutch

Pennsylvania Genealogical Library Guide

Abstracts of South Central Pennsylvania Newspapers, Volume I, 1785-1790

Abstracts of South Central Pennsylvania Newspapers, Volume II, 1791-1795

Abstracts of South Central Pennsylvania Newspapers, Volume III: 1796-1800

Emigrants to Pennsylvania, 1641-1819: A Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists from the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography icon

Index to the Obituaries as Found in the Pottsville Republican and Various Other Periodicals of the Region...

Philadelphia Naturalization Records. an Index to Records of Aliens' Declarations of Intention and/Or Oaths of Allegiance, 1789-1880 icon

Runaway Women: Elopements and Other Miscreant Deeds As Advertised in the Pennsylvania Gazette, 1728-1789

Pennsylvania German Marriages: Marriages and Marriage Evidence in Pennsylvania German Churches icon

Passengers and Ships Prior to 1684, Penn's Colony icon

Eldorado Found: The Central Pennsylvania Highlands

Down Along the Old Bel-Del: The History of the Belvidere Delaware Railroad Company - A Pennsylvania Railroad Company icon

The Longrifles of Western Pennsylvania: Allegheny & Westmoreland Counties icon

The Pennsylvania-Kentucky Rifle icon

Gunsmiths of Western Pennsylvania, Volume 1 icon

Erie Railroad: a Pictorial Review (in 2 Volumes) icon

Pen and Pencil Pictures on the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad icon

Abstracts From the Pennsylvania Gazette, 1748-1755

Pennsylvania Marriages Prior to 1790: Names of Persons for Whom Marriage Licenses Were Issued in the Province of Pennsylvania, Previous to 1790 icon

Record of Pennsylvania Marriages Prior to 1810 icon

Membership List of The Huguenot Society of Pennsylvania

A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants in Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776 icon

Pennsylvania Place Names icon

Presbyterians in Colonial Pennsylvania icon

Genealogical Data From the Pennsylvania Chronicle 1767-1774 icon

The Provincial Councilors of Pennsylvania

Ship Passenger Lists: Pennsylvania and Delaware (1641-1825) icon

Quaker Arrivals at Philadelphia, 1682-1750: Being a List of Certificates of Removal Received at Philadelphia Monthly Meeting of Friends icon

Listen to Our Words: Oral Histories of the Jewish Community of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania icon

The German Immigration into Pennsylvania Through the Port of Philadelphia,
"This important historical study deals with the background of German immigration, especially that of the Palatines, the causes, migration patterns, the leading figures in the movement, and the disposition of the immigrants. Much of the book deals with the redemptioners, those who bound themselves to service as payment for the trip to America. It covers the types of bond servants and evaluates their role in the development of the German settlements, with accounts of their rise, progress, and place in American Society."

Ironmasters' Houses: Nine Drawings icon

A History of Baltimore Yearly Meeting of Friends-Three Hundred Years of Quakerism in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Central Pennsylvania icon 

A History of Muhlenberg College, 1848-1967 icon

Sold! The People and Times of Western Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh Gazette Abstracts icon

Finns on the Delaware,1638-1655 icon

Bibliography of Pennsylvania History...

Pennsylvania German Folklore Society icon

A Gazetteer of the State of Pennsylvania  

Where Pennsylvania History Began [Cover Title], Or Sketch and Map of a Trip From Philadelphia to Tinicum Island, Delaware County, Pennsylvania icon

County Courthouses of Pennsylvania: A Guide

The Scotch-Irish of Colonial Pennsylvania icon 
The best history of the Scotch-Irish of colonial Pennsylvania ever written, Dunaway's classic is indispensable to the genealogist because it outlines the circumstances behind the settlement of Lowland Scots in Ulster, their life in that Province for two or three generations, and the reasons for their emigration to America, further tracing the important migratory movements of the Scotch-Irish from Northern Ireland to Pennsylvania, and from Pennsylvania down the foothills of the Appalachians through the Great Valley of Virginia to the Carolinas and Georgia."



Pennsylvania Patriots

York County and the World War [WWI]: Being a History of York and York County icon

Colonel Erkuries BEATTY, 1759-1823: Pennsylvania Revolutionary Soldier

Mercer County. Pennsylvania Soldiers: Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War

Military Petitions for Naturalization Filed in the Philadelphia County District Court: 1862-1874

Pennsylvania Civil War Veteran Burials: Volume I: Adams County, Perry County

The Gallant Seventy-Eighth: Stones River to Pickett's Mill icon

History of the 18th Regiment of Cavalry, Pennsylvania Volunteers (163d Regiment of the Line) 1862-1865

Pennsylvania at Gettysburg: The Seventy-fifth Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg

University of Pennsylvania Men Who Served in the Civil War 1861-1865 II Department of Medicine

History of George G. Meade Post No. One. Department of Pennsylvania Grand Army of the Republic

Soldiers of the American Revolution Who... Were Residents of, or Whose Graves are Located in Erie, Pennsylvania

Volunteers: The Mexican War Journals of Private Richard COULTER & Sergeant Thomas BARCLAY, Company E, Second Pennsylvania Infantry icon

At Peace with Honor: Civil War Burials of Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania icon

History of Company K, 1st (Infantry) Pennsylvania Reserves: "The Boys Who Fought at Home"

Revolutionary Soldiers of Warren County, Pennsylvania

Soldiers True: the Story of the One Hundred and Eleventh Regiment Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers, and of Its Campaigns in the War for the Union 1861-1865 icon

The Burial Places of Mercersburg's Sons From Meaux to Compiegne
American Revolutionary Soldiers of Franklin County, Pennsylvania icon

History of the First Regiment Pennsylvania Reserve Cavalry, from Its Organization, August, 1861, to September, 1864, With List of Names of All Officers Who Have Ever Belonged to the Regiment

History of the 127th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers

A Record of the Officers, Enlisted Men and Nurses of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. in the World War, 1917-1918

Revolutionary Patriots of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Roster of the Grand Army of the Republic Department of Pennsylvania

Orderly Book, Fourth Pennsylvania Battalion icon (1906)

Revolutionary War Years in Berks, Chester and Montgomery Counties, Pennsylvania, Being Chiefly Concerned From September 11 till December 18, 1777 icon

The Story of the Forty-Eighth: a Record of the Campaigns of the Forty-Eighth Regiment Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteer Infantry During the Four Eventful Years of Its Service in the War for the Preservation of the Union icon

Chickamauga, Andersonville, Fort Sumter and Guard Duty at Home: Four Civil War Diaries by Pennsylvania Soldiers icon

War from the Inside: The Story of the 132nd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry in the War for the Supression of the Rebellion icon

Elwood's Stories of the Old Ringgold Cavalry 1847-1865

A Party of Mad Fellows: The Story of the Irish Regiments in the Army of the Potomac

History of the Twenty-Third Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, Birney's Zouaves, 1861-1865 (1904) icon

A Brief History of the 69th Regiment Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers, From its Formation until Final Muster out of the United States Service

At the Wall: The 69th Pennsylvania at Gettysburg

Paddy OWEN's Regulars: A History of the 69th Pennsylvania "Irish Volunteers"
During the American Civil War, the lads of the 69th Pennsylvania "Irish Volunteers" from Philadelphia fought in every battle with the Army of the Potomac. From 1861 to 1865 the regiment marched under its Irish Green battle flag in the midst of engagements from Glendale to Antietam to Gettysburg to Petersburg. They participated in the entire Peninsular campaign and at the battle of Glendale their bayonet charge to recover captured union artillery pieces was hailed as "the first successful bayonet charge of the war." They charged into the West Woods at Antietam and charged up Marye's Heights at Fredericksburg On July 3, 1863 at Gettysburg, the wall they defended was the target of Pickett's charge. That day they lost 50% of their men killed, wounded or captured along with their Colonel, Lieutenant Colonel and Major. In the Winter of 1864 the 69th became the only regiment in their Brigade to reenlist as a unit to fight the war to the end. At Spotsylvania, they attacked the "mule shoe" and captured a confederate battle flag. On to Cold Harbor and Petersburg they fought finally pursuing Lee's Army of Northern Virginia to surrender at Appomattox. Of the more than 1000 men who marched off to war in August 1861, only 56 remained on duty at Appomattox Courthouse. This book is about their history, their combat and their daily lives. It details the role they played in every battle and the personalities that constituted the regiment. Incorporating hundreds of personal letters with photographs and maps, the tale of the "Irish Volunteers" is examined on a day to day basis. From their roots as children of Irish immigrants during the Potato famine to their return home to Philadelphia in glory, the story of the 69th Pennsylvania "Irish Volunteers," Paddy Owen's regulars is the story of heroism and individual courage.

The Story of Our Regiment: a History of the 148th Pennsylvania Volunteers (Centre County, Pennsylvania) icon

Col. Henry BOUQUET and His Campaigns of 1763 and 1764 icon

Rough and Regular: a History of the 119th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry... icon

Quill of the Wild Goose: Civil War Letters and Diaries of Private Joel MOLYNEUX, 141st Pennsylvania Volunteers icon

Pennsylvania in the War with Mexico icon

"If Thee Must Fight:" A Civil War History of Chester County, Pennsylvania icon

Longknives: The U.S. Cavalry and Other Mounted Forces, 1845-1942 icon

History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865

History of the First Regiment Infantry, National Guard of Pennsylvania (Gray Reserves), 1861-1911 icon

History of the Eighty-Fifth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry 1861-1865 Comprising an Authentic Narrative of Casey's Division at the Battle of Seven Pines

History of the 88th Pennsylvania Volunteers in the War for the Union. 1861-1865 icon

Yankee Cavalrymen: Through the Civil War with the 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry

The Soldier's Manual: for Cavalry, Artillery, Light Infantry, and Infantry: Embellished With Twelve Plates Representing Different Volunteer Corps in the First Division Pennsylvania Militia icon

No Braver Man: The Story of Fritz ROHM, Bugler, 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry

History of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps: A Complete Record of the Organization & of the Different Companies, Regiments, & Brigades icon

A Record of the Officers, Enlisted Men and Nurses of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. in the World War, 1917-1918

Military and Genealogical Records of Soldiers of Blair County, Pennsylvania icon

"He's Gone to Be a Soldier: Blairsville at War, 1861-1865 icon

The Price of Patriotism: Indiana County, Pennsylvania and the Civil War icon

History of Berks County, Pennsylvania in the Revolution, From 1774-1783 icon

Centennial Commemorative Observance of Columbia's Role in the Civil War

Minute Men of Pennsylvania: With a Brief Biography of Their Leader in Blair, Bedford and Cambria Counties, Col. Jacob C. HIGGINS icon

Original Historic War of 1812 Document at Alibris!  Partially Printed Document Signed, a "List of Persons Composing the Crew of the Schooner Dart of Philadelphia, Henry RIHL, Master icon
From the seller: "WAR OF 1812. Partially printed Document signed, a "List of Persons Composing the Crew of the Schooner Dart of Philadelphia, whereof is Master Henry RIHL, bound for Cape Henry (Virginia). " Listed are 2 mates and 12 seamen. Name, place of birth, place of residence, nationality, age, height, complexion, and hair color are listed for each; 2 seamen are designated as "black, " 1 as "mulatto, " and 1 as "swarthy. " The document's validity is certified on verso. 1 1/2 pages, large folio (holes, edges torn, dampstaining). Philadelphia, March 8, 1813."

Bound to Be a Soldier: The Letters of Private James T. MILLER, 111th Pennsylvania Infantry, 1861-1864

Irish Brigade and Its Campaigns icon

Register of the Members of the "Artillery Corps, Washington Grays" of the City of Philadelphia Who Served in the War of the Rebellion 1861-1865 icon



Uniquely Pennsylvania

Summer Excursion Routes; Pennsylvania Railroad Co., 1890 icon

Original 1874 Newspapers:  Lancaster Daily Examiner (Bound Volume of Newspapers), September 8, 1874 to December 30, 1874, Vol.5, No. 59-83 & 85-154 icon

A Taste of Pennsylvania History: A Guide to Historic Eateries and Their Recipes

Eastern Montgomery County Revisited (Postcard History) icon

Illustrations of County Scrip Issued in Mississippi, North Carolina Tennessee & Pennsylvania

General Alumni Catalogue of the University of Pennsylvania (1917)

Original Antique Print: Breaking the Ice Blockade in the Delaware River

The Stranger's Guide in Philadelphia to All Public Buildings, Places of Amusement, Commercial, Benevolent, and Religious Institutions, and Churches, Principal Hotels, Etc. (1858)

Original 1908 Official Souvenir Programme: Alert Fire Company No. 1
From the seller: "Grand Triple Celebration. 1887 - 1908, Twenty-first Anniversary, Dedication of Building Annex, Housing of the New Chemical Engine. Downingtown, PA: November 7th, 1908. (Printed & Bound by Geo. W. Gibbons & Sons Co, Philadelphia). (84)pp. Halftones of fire station, fire engines, local buildings, advertisements, some illustrated, for local businesses, American-Lafrance Fire Engine Co & other suppliers, 'Brief History of Alert Fire Co' (6pp), lists of officers, &c. 9x6'', stapled. Lacking wrapper, edges chipped, cover heavily soiled, owner marks, text G."

Hibernia Fire Engine Company No. 1...In Remembrance of Their Visit to the Cities of New York, Boston, Brooklyn, Charlestown and Newark, in November, 1858, and by their Brother Fireman on their Return...

Unique, Original Handwritten Manuscript Docket of H. H. SWETLAND, Justice of the Peace for Potter County, Pennsylvania. Records for 1903-1937 icon

Original 1865 Civil War-Era Handwritten Farm Log Book by Noted Pennsylvania Poet-Historian Steuben JENKINS

Original, Antique Handwritten Manuscript General Store Day Account Books; Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania icon
From the seller: "Four individual general store day account books from Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania. The first was the account of Charles WALL at C L Kresky & Co, entered in a 4 x 6 1/2 inch soft cover booklet with a curious drawing of a cherub surrounded by the stock in trade with 17 pp of itemized purchases for 1889, apparently made during weekly trips to town, with 4 pp in the back of produce he presumably sold to them, mainly butter and eggs. Next is a 3 3/4 x 6 inch soft cover booklet, this one with entries for 1894 with pages towards the back filled with simple arithmetic, probably some rough accounting, plus several laid-in sheets. Next is a 3 3/4 x 6 1/2 inch full tan leather book with a folding flap and pocket, with more entries for 1889 (approximately 100 pp), but these are for various people, each identified by their name, plus 2 laid-in flysheets for the Union Coffee Co of New York, an 1889 invoice from Rice, Levy & Co, Scranton, PA, and 3 bills of lading from the Leigh Valley Railroad, in the name of Charles WALL, who may have then been the owner or an employee of the store. Last is a hardcover tan leather-bound, this one with approximately 100 pp of entries for various identified customers for 1900 and part of 1901. Good to very good overall, with the only major defects being some inactive silverfish nibble marks on 6 or 7 leaves of the third book. With occasional exceptions, all entries are legible. A fascinating glimpse into the domestic economy of a small Pennsylvania town, with the bulk of the purchases being for items that could not be produced on the farm or home, and a few conveniences and luxuries, such as shoes, matches, oil, spices and raisins at the period when more and more manufactured and goods from distant points were penetrating the heartland."

Original, Antique 1872 Map: Counties of Warren, McKean, Potter, Forest, Elk and Cameron
From the seller: "This antique map is from the Topographical Atlas of the State of Pennsylvania created by Henry F. Walling and O.W. Gray, in 1872. The map's brilliance is obvious through the hand coloring of pink, green, yellow, and tan. In addition to the counties of Warren, McKean, Potter, Forest, Elk, and Cameron, surrounding counties and towns can be seen as well. MAKER: Henry Walling & O. W. Gray CONDITION: Very Good SIZE: 15.5 x 24 Year:1872"

Pennsylvania Kid's Cookbook: Recipes, How-to, History, Love and More! icon
"During school visits, Carole discovered that kids love to talk about food. So, she decided this was a great way to approach history, geography, multicultural studies, women, science & more - by teaching kids the culinary contributions of Pennsylvania and the history and folklore behind them. Who created the first corn flake? What was the first pizza called? Who sold the first hot dog and how did it get that name? There are also fun recipes, food games, a table cloth project, a fortune cookie writing activity and recipe, plus lots more. A great way to introduce kids to the importance of following directions, weights and measurements, cooking and food safety, and encourage their creativeness. Free teacher's guide gives specific suggestions and instructions on how to get max educational value from this book."

Norristown Postcard History icon

A History of the Schuylkill Fishing Company of the State in Schuylkill, 1732-1888

One Hundred Years in Philadelphia, 1847-1947: The Evening Bulletin's Anniversary Yearbook icon

Roadside Geology of Pennsylvania icon

Rural Delivery: Real Photo Postcards from Central Pennsylvania, 1905-1935

The Lincoln Highway icon

The Rumford Complete Cook Book + Handwritten Recipes icon

Cooking Favorites of Clearfield Methodist Church icon

The Bounty of Chester County Cookbook, 1682-1982 icon

Sauerkraut Yankees: Pennsylvania Dutch Foods & Foodways

Pennsylvania's Historic Restaurants and Their Recipes icon

The Bedford Village Cook Book icon

Amische Lieder icon

Pennsylvania Dutch Cook Book of Fine Old Recipes Compiled From Tried and Tested Recipes Made Famous and Handed Down By the Early Dutch Settlers in Pennsylvania icon

The Road Taken: A Journey in Time Down Pennsylvania Route 45 icon

Victorian Thymes & Pleasures: A Community Cookbook by the Junior League of Williamsport

Rum Punch & Revolution: Taverngoing & Public Life in Eighteenth Century Philadelphia icon

Bucks (the Artists' County) Cooks: a Gourmet's Guide to Estimable Comestibles With Pictures icon

Discoursing Sweet Music: Town Bands and Community Life in Turn-Of-The Century Pennsylvania


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