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Genealogist's Guide to Pennsylvania Records
Helen Hutchinson Woodroofe, compiler; Marion F. Egge, editor.
An avid genealogist, Woodroofe understood the necessity for a comprehensive index or listing of the wealth of materials collected by the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania. An editor of the Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine (PGM) from 1976 through 1982 & from mid-1985 through 1988, she embarked on a project to fill that void. Her compilation of resources appeared in PGM from 1979 (v. 31, #2) to 1987 (v. 35, #2). The completed series provided 455 invaluable pages listing the books, microfilm, & documents for all of Pennsylvania's 67 counties, available for genealogical research in GSP's library. The complete Woodroofe series appears here in a single volume under its original title. Each page is an exact reprint: only the page numbers have been altered. The Pennsylvania counties are arranged in alphabetical order. (Contact the GSP office for ordering information. 215-545-0391.)
Contents: Problems & Resources in Pennsylvania German Genealogy Research; Palatine & Palatinate; German Qual. for Naturalization in PA, 1728; Advice to German Immigrants, 1749; Annotations to Strassburger & Hinke's Pennsylvania German Pioneers; Palatines & Servants Imported on the King of Prussia; Ancestry of the 13 Krefeld Emigrants of 1683; An Emigrant to America in 1749 from Rhodt (Palatinate); Emigrants to America from Zweibrucken; Survey of Immigrants of the Haldeman Family of Switzerland to Montgomery, Chester, & Lancaster Counties, Pennsylvania, before 1750; Clues Hidden in Administration Papers; Emigrants from Hesse, Germany, 1748-1766; 18th-Century Emigrants from Hochst in dem Odenwald; Estab. the German Origins of Northampton County Settlers; Name Index.
Kenneth D. McCrea, author. Often overlooked or ignored by genealogists, records of land transactions frequently provide valuable clues to family relationships, social status, & stage of life. Land records enable researchers to better understand the lives & communities of their ancestors. The area of PA covered by the New Purchase formed a strip across the State from the SW corner to the NE corner. It included all or part of 26 of the 67 present-day counties in PA. At the time of the purchase, the new land was annexed to the existing counties of Cumberland, Berks & Northampton. Illustrations.
John Daly, editor, and Allen Weinberg, editor. This reprinted volume contains a valuable collection of city ward maps that trace the changes in ward boundaries beginning in 1682, and also includes a map of the city wards as of 1982. Included in this book is the original preface to Ward Genealogy of the City and County of Philadelphia, which explains in detail the laws and divisions of the political boundaries affecting Philadelphia from 1691 through 1965.