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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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Moravian Immigration to Pennsylvania 1734-1765

Pennsylvania 29 Mar 2014
This is a link to the digital publication.   The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography   http://www.jstor.org/stable/20085467  
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18th Century PA German Naming Customs

Pennsylvania 11 Nov 2014
Good information on naming conventions for children: http://www.kerchner.com/germname.htm.  
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Pennsylvania Poorhouse Records

Pennsylvania 03 Mar 2014
PENNSYLVANIA   POORHOUSE RECORDS ON MICROFILM at the state archives    http://www.state.pa....AM/rg/rg47m.htm Note: The following list of poorhouse related records was found at the above website of the Pennsylvania State Archives on 9/10/2000. We did not verify whether the li...
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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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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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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 German Marriages

Pennsylvania 19 Jan 2014
Another wonder, is this something worth having?
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Pennsylvania Counties

County Date Mentor County Date Mentor
Adams 1800   Allegheny 1788  
Armstrong 1800   Beaver 1800  
Bedford 1771   Berks 1752
Blair 1846   Bradford 1810  
Bucks 1682 Forum 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 Forum Pike 1814 Forum
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