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Adams 1800   Allegheny 1788  
Armstrong 1800   Beaver 1800  
Bedford 1771   Berks 1752
Blair 1846   Bradford 1810
Bucks 1682 Butler 1800  
Cambria 1804   Cameron 1860  
Carbon 1843   Centre 1800  
Chester 1682   Clarion 1839  
Clearfield 1804   Clinton 1839  
Columbia 1813   Crawford 1800  
Cumberland 1750   Dauphin 1785  
Delaware 1789   Elk 1843  
Erie 1800   Fayette 1783  
Forest 1848   Franklin 1784  
Fulton 1850   Greene 1796  
Huntingdon 1787   Indiana 1803  
Jefferson 1804   Juniata 1831  
Lackawanna 1878   Lancaster 1729 Diane
Lawrence 1849   Lebanon 1813  
Lehigh 1812   Luzerne 1786  
Lycoming 1795   McKean 1804  
Mercer 1800   Mifflin 1789  
Monroe 1836   Montgomery 1784  
Montour 1850   Northampton 1752
Northumberland 1772 Coming Perry 1820  
Philadelphia 1682 Pike 1814
Potter 1804   Schuylkill 1811 Coming
Snyder 1855   Somerset 1795  
Sullivan 1847   Susquehanna 1810 Coming
Tioga 1804   Union 1813  
Venango 1800   Warren 1800  
Washington 1781   Wayne 1798  
Westmoreland 1773 Coming Wyoming 1842  
York 1749 Coming



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Beaver: Genealogy and History Center

Pennsylvania 20 Feb 2015
Our mission is to provide an archival site for study, reference, research and preservation of Beaver County documents and books, both historical and genealogical; to provide aid and encouragement to the public in their historical research and genealogical pursuits; to encourage the preservation o...
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Beaver: Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation

Pennsylvania 20 Feb 2015
AS THE OFFICIAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF BEAVER COUNTY LOCATED IN THE VICARY MANSION, WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT RECOGNIZING HISTORICAL SITES, DISSEMINATING RESEARCH FINDINGS AND PUBLICATIONS, OFFERING INTERACTIVE PROGRAMS, PROVIDING REFERRALS, AND PRESERVING ARCHIVES AND ARTIFACTS FOR THE GENERAL PUBL...
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Berks County Genealogical Society

Pennsylvania 03 Mar 2014
         The BCGS features a knowledgeable all-volunteer staff, who like yourself, is interested in the family history of our hometown residents. Berks County, erected in 1752, features a rich history and diverse culture. It is the ancestral home of Abraham Lincoln and th...
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Berks: Cemetery Links

Pennsylvania 13 Jan 2014
The high-level site is actually to a site called "I Dream of Genealogy": http://www.idreamof....y/pa/berks.html.
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Bradford County Historical Society

Pennsylvania 09 Mar 2014
      The Bradford County Historical Society is one of the oldest county historical societies in the state. A foster child of The first museum, located behind the Court House, Towanda. the Bradford County Medical Society, the Bradford County Historical Society was organized on May...
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Bucks: Baptism of Johan Peter Dienschman (Tinsman, 1754)

Pennsylvania 25 Mar 2014
Tohickon Reformed Church, Bedminster, Bucks County, PA.   Parents: Matthias Dienschman and Eliza Catharina   Child: John Peter, bap. Apr. 14, 1754   Witnesses: The Parents  
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Bucks: Baptism of John Dienschman (Tinsman), 1751

Pennsylvania 25 Mar 2014
The following baptism entry was recorded by Rev. Jacob Reiss at the Tohickon Church, Bucks County, PA.   [2. BAPTISMS BY REV. JACOB RIESS, 1749-1756.] Church Record for the Reformed Congregation on the Tohickon in Bedminster Township. By me were entered those children whom I, Jaco...
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Bucks: Bedminster, Tax list, 1798 Peter Tinsman

Pennsylvania 12 Jan 2015
Seems Peter was renting a tract of land from William Allen at this time.   It contained: 1 log house measuring 22x18 that was valued at 80 dollars. 1 log barn 32x22. 86 Acres valued at 760   His neighbors were Jacob Crout and Henry Overholt.
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Bucks: Bio; Jacob Tinsman, Tax lists 1798, Bedminster

Pennsylvania 12 Jan 2015
Jacob is listed in number 166   Renting land from James Shan??   1 Log house 20x18, value 50 1 Log Stable 20x15 100 Acres, value 950 Neighbors   William Bradshan Ephraim Shan      
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Bucks: Church; Early Tohickon Marriages.

Pennsylvania 25 Mar 2014
[II. MARRIAGE RECORDS.] [1. MARRIAGES BY REV. JOHN EGIDIUS HECKER, 1755-1761.] Enoch Weber and Catharine van Cambe were married by me on Oct. 9, 1775, after a three-fold proclamation. 1755, Oct. 28, Gerlach Paul Flick married to Catharine Fabian. 1775, Nov. 7, Nicholas Schneider and Elizab...
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Bucks: Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle; Historical Society

Pennsylvania 20 Feb 2015
Explore, Discover, Imagine... at the Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle. The museums offer a wide array of programs, events, exhibits and tours for audiences of all ages. Research your family history in our extensive Library. Operated by the Bucks County Historical Society.   http://www.merce...
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Catherine Dinsman

Pennsylvania 11 Jan 2014
Birth Date: 1740 Birthplace: Pennsylvania Volume: 44 Page Number: 87 Reference: Ten "Series" of "Pennsylvnia Archives" have been so far published in from 5 to 31v. Ea. Philadelphia and Harrisburg. 1852- ( We have indexed Ser...
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Centre: Genealogical Society

Pennsylvania 03 Mar 2014
    Welcome to the website of the Centre County Genealogical Society, a dedicated group of genealogists with a Centre County, Pennsylvania connection. A non-profit 501©(3) organization, the society strives to serve its members and the public through informative meetings and worksho...
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Churches of Philadelphia, 1746

Pennsylvania 26 Mar 2014
     Mr. Schlatter found Philadelphia the next town in size to Boston. It lay snugly fastened with one side to the Delaware, and contained something over 10,000 inhabitants. It was a little more than a mile long up and down the Delaware, and one-half a mile...
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Cocalico Valley Historical Society

Pennsylvania 28 Nov 2014
Society:   http://www.cocalicovalleyhs.org/   Museum:   http://lancastercoun...orical-society/
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County Cemetery, Blair Pa

Pennsylvania 03 Mar 2014
County Cemetery   Allegheny Township,  Blair County, Pennsylvania Submitted by: Blair County Genealogical Society, Hollidaysburg, PA   NOTE: This cemetery is on the grounds of the old county almshouse (and its successor institutions.)  No records were kept of deaths in this po...
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Donegal Church Records Destroyed

Pennsylvania 24 Mar 2014
Much difficulty has been experienced in getting possession of some of the old Reformed church records, in fact some have become lost or mislaid, while at least three of them are known to have been destroyed by fire, viz—Donegal Reformed in Lancaster county.
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Genealogical Data Relating To The German Settlers Of Penn...

Pennsylvania 19 Jan 2014
I see this book listed via Google and Amazon.  I think it is something I need to find.
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Germantown, Northwest Philadelphia

Pennsylvania 10 Aug 2014
              Germantown is an area in Northwest Philadelphia. Founded by German Quaker and Mennonite families in 1681 as an independent borough, it was absorbed into Philadelphia in 1854. The area, which is about six miles northwest from the city center, now co...
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Hoy Street - 3/30/2013

Pennsylvania 29 Dec 2013
Attached is a picture of Kaidy and me at the intersection of HOY St. and Liberty St. in Orwigsburg, PA. Ron found this street on the map ahead of time and surprised me; it was wonderful! The woman at the Orwigsburg Historical Society told us it was named after the HOY farm that used to stand on t...
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In what church were John & Eliza married? - 2/21/2012

Pennsylvania 29 Dec 2013
I found the address for the Bible Christian Church were John Robinson and Eliza Harvey's marriage is registered. It is 1023 Foulkrod Street, Frankford, Philadelphia, PA. Here is a link to the history of the church, written in 1918: http://www.archive.o...ofphilade00phil. You can also download it...
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Johann Thiess Dunschmann arrives in America, 1749

Pennsylvania 24 Dec 2014
After some extensive time within the church records and research materials in Germany I have come to the conclusion that this is the actual Johann Thiess Dunschmann to come to America in 1749 aboard the Two Brothers ship.     It seems he was able to get his cousin pregnant first and the...
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John Dinsman

Pennsylvania 11 Jan 2014
Born 1750, Birthplace, Pennsylvania   Volume: 44 Page Number: 87 Reference: Ten "Series" of "Pennsylvnia Archives" have been so far published in from 5 to 31v. Ea. Philadelphia and Harrisburg. 1852- ( We have indexed Series 2, v.2 and v.8 ( early Pa...
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John Parks Moves To Pennsylvania, 1795-1801

Pennsylvania 31 Dec 2013
Below is some source information and more reading that I need to complete.   In this book are early tales about the pioneers to Bradford County and some listing of early marriages.  So far John and Sarah Parks' daughters Hannah and Chloe are listed within Volume one of this Digital Book...
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John Robinson Sr. - Last Will & Testament - 10/19/2013

Pennsylvania 30 Dec 2013
John Robinson deceased – The last will and testament of John Robinson of Martic township, Lancaster County. I John Robinson considering the uncertainty of this mortal life, and being of sound mind and memory, do make and constitute this my last will and testament in the manner and form following,...
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John Robinson Sr. Cemetery (in Lancaster County, PA)

Pennsylvania 30 Dec 2013
The attached picture is of an area (Chestnut Level Presbyterian Church cemetery) that Dad and I believe John Robinson Sr. is buried. This part of the cemetery is the old part so it is more likely that there are stones missing than that there are still spaces available. You will notice q...
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Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

Pennsylvania 21 Jan 2014
http://www.lmhs.org/   PMH Now Online! The Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society is pleased to announce that, for the first time, members are able to read all of the back issues of Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage online. Every page of every issue from 1978 to 2013 is now accessible (for mem...
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Lehman Township, Pike County PA

Pennsylvania 19 Jan 2015
The Church The Dutch Reformed Church of Bushkill was built in 1874 replacing an earlier structure. The church grew from missionary work done in 1737 in which year Rev. George Mancius of Kingston organized Dutch Reformed Churches in the Minisink area. The first church building, which was begun in...
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Lowrytown Poorhouse, Carbon County Home

Pennsylvania 03 Mar 2014
Geographic Notes -- Lowrytown [Carbon County Home] Poorhouse "Here are three responses to my inquiry about Lowrytown and the Poor Houes in Carbon County. There are so many great people on these lists! I checked my PA map and an atlas for the Larrytown mentioned but had no luck. Of course, there a...
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Marriage Record (from York County, PA) for John & Eli...

Pennsylvania 29 Dec 2013
This link should take you to a marriage record for John ROBINSON and Eliza Harvey. This John ROBINSON is the ancestor who lists his father as being born in Ireland on one of the censuses. I am still trying to find other records in Pennsylvania for John ROBINSON in order to, hopefully, find his fa...
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Moravian Arrival in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania 29 Mar 2014
December 2 1741, Count Zinzendorf and suite landed at New York, and on the 10th inst. arrived in Philadelphia, where a house on the east side of Second Street above Race had been rented for him.   With him came:   Benigna von Zinzendorf, his daughter, Kosina Nitschmann, wife o...
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Northampton: Church, Easton, Lutheran, St Johns

Pennsylvania 11 Jan 2014
I have been reading through this very large set of records for the past few days.  I am not certain it is indexed exceptionally well so I am going through it page by page.     Marriages:   So far, from 1806 - 1835 Johan DINSMAN - Maria FEIN, 6 Mar 1806 Daniel TINSMAN - Margare...
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Northhampton: Bio Conrad Schumacher

Pennsylvania 11 Jan 2014
Father of Catherina SCHUMACHER, B:1804 Marries (supposed) Anna Maria MEIXEL   While looking through some records I found a listing in:   Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 Northampton, Easton, United Church of Christ, First United Church of Christ   On a birth page fo...
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Pennsylvania and Connecticut, Trenton Decree

Pennsylvania 29 Dec 2013
Connecticut was once a claimant to territories that are now part of northern Pennsylvania.  Specifically I was concerned with the Bradford County area in Pennsylvania.  Interestingly enough, it seems before 1774 some of this area was being titled and surveyed by Connecticut and the in 1...
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Pennsylvania Genealogies: Scotch-Irish And German

Pennsylvania 19 Jan 2014
Read 3 chapters in subject title.   There is a chapter on "HAY OR HAYS FAMILY." (De la Haye), "FAMILY OF ROBINSON.", and "GRAY OF PAXTANG.". I suppose it is obvious why the first two are of interest to me; due to our Hoy and Robinson sides of the families. I read through (and traced the line...
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Pennsylvania German Marriages

Pennsylvania 19 Jan 2014
Another wonder, is this something worth having?
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Pike: History of Porter Township Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania 19 Jan 2015
    Visitors to Pike County are often amazed that a location within such close proximity to the New York metropolitan area has remained so free from the usual concomitants of urban development.  If they venture to the southeast corner of the country- down to Porter Township-th...
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Quarryville Pa Public Library References On Robinsons - 9...

Pennsylvania 30 Dec 2013
Dad wrote down each instance of Robinson that we believed (based on dates and names) could possibly be our relations. I have highlighted in purple those which I am confident are John Robinson Sr.’s children, including one reference to John Sr. himself on page 972.  Quite a few of the referen...
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Samuel Tinsman

Pennsylvania 01 Jan 2014
I am looking for Samuel Tinsman.  I do not have a very good birth day or month, nor do I have a record of his passing, but I think I have found him.  There is a headstone in the Evergreen Cemetery in Oakland, Susquehanna County, PA. It indicates his death on 2 Aug 1876.  This...
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Sayre Historical Society

Pennsylvania 09 Mar 2014
Only an address.   Sayre Historical Society PO Box 311 Sayre, PA 18840
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Search For John Robinson (Jr.)'s Father - 8/28/2013

Pennsylvania 29 Dec 2013
I spent last weekend researching the Robinson side of the family in preparation for our trip to PA during Spring Break next month. Wanted to document here what I have found out so far.   I am searching for the father of John Robinson. For reference, this is the line: Papa – John Milton – Ric...
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Some ROBINSON Surnames Found in Lancaster County

Pennsylvania 25 Jan 2015
The following are pieces of data I found in looking for John Robinson Jr.'s father; I didn't know he was a Jr. at the time until I found his father, last entry below:   John (11 Aug 1790 - 4 May 1861) - Pequea Presbyterian Cemetery, Lancaster County - Isabella Galt Robinson is buried here as...
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The German Reformed Church, and the Church of Holland

Pennsylvania 26 Mar 2014
         It was, however, through the Rev. George Michael Weiss, a native of the Palatinate, on the Rhine, who came to America in 1727, sent by the upper consistory or classis of the Palatinate, and assisted on his way by the classis of Amsterdam, that...
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The Phoenix, 1751

Pennsylvania 20 Sep 2014
Ship: Phoenix,Date: September 1751 List of passengers taking oath of allegiance: Source:  Pennsylvania German Pioneers, Vol. I: 1727-1775, by Ralph BeaverStrassburger & William John Hinke, Pennsylvania German Society, 1934.p. 469-472 [List 173 C]  At the Court House a...
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The Samuel And Elizabeth Arrives, 30 Sep 1740

Pennsylvania 11 Jan 2014
Those that took the oath:   Paul DUNSCHMAN   On the next page it lists:   Paulus DUNSMAN, age 34   John Peter DUNSMAN, age 23  
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The Search For Thomas Robinson's Origins

Pennsylvania 30 Dec 2013
I believe I have found all of John ROBINSON Sr.’s children (Nancy, William, Thomas, George, and Issac H.) in Martic Township, Lancaster County, PA; I just need to validate some dates. I had not found James or John in this area of PA. But, now that I have confirmation of both our John an...
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The Tohickon Union Church

Pennsylvania 24 Mar 2014
         The TOHICKON Union Church is beautifully situated near the village of Keelersville, in the extreme western corner of Bedminster township, Bucks county, Pennsylvania, on the Old Bethlehem road, half a mile from its intersection with the Ridge r...
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The Two Brothers Arrives In Philadelphia, 14 Sep 1749

Pennsylvania 11 Jan 2014
Upon looking over the "Names of Foreigners who took the oath, I find   Johan Theiss DURSCHMANN   Michel DURSCHMANN    
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