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The Provincial Councillors of Pennsylvania – On Sale for 60% Off Through April 21, 2014

A while back, I bought the remaining copies of a Pennsylvania families book entitled The Provincial Councillors of Pennsylvania: Who Held Office Between 1733 and 1776 AND Those Earlier Councillors Who Where Some Time Chief Magistrates of the Province, and Their Descendants. The book is now out-of-print, but I still have copies in the Family […]

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Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bills Would Open Adoption Records

The following excerpt is from an interesting article by Suzette Parmley, posted at the February 23, 2014 edition of philly.com: Not knowing the identity of her real mother was always a painful, unresolved issue, but when Susan Perry was diagnosed with melanoma, finding out became a medical necessity. Perry, 63, of Cherry Hill, began looking […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 4.5 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Brazil, China, Ghana, Italy, Netherlands, Philippines, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 4.5 million indexed records and images to collections from Brazil, China, Colombia, Ghana, Italy, Netherlands, Paraguay, Philippines, Portugal, Spain, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,165,725 indexed records from the U.S., West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970, collection; the 469,903 images from the Ghana […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 7.4 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from England, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Peru, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 7.4 million indexed records and images to collections from Belgium, England, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Peru, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 4,140,062 images from the new U.S., Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1924, collection; the 900,127 indexed records from the […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 4.1 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Belgium, Canada, Portugal, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 4.1 million indexed records and images to collections from Belgium, Canada, Portugal, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 799,816 images from the new U.S., Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists Index, 1820-1897, collection, the 579,177 images from the new U.S., Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists […]

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The Provincial Councillors of Pennsylvania: Who Held Office Between 1733 and 1776

Charles P. Keith authored a tremendous historical and genealogical work when he comprised The Provincial Councillors of Pennsylvania: Who Held Office Between 1733 and 1776 AND Those Earlier Councillors Who Where Some Time Chief Magistrates of the Province, and Their Descendants. This book belongs in every American genealogical library because it covers many of the […]

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

Available as a two volume set, Pennsylvania German Marriages: Marriages and Marriage Evidence in Pennsylvania German Churches, by Donna R. Irish, is perhaps the most important collection of Pennsylvania-German source materials to appear since the publication of Strassburger and Hinke’s Pennsylvania German Pioneers over fifty years ago. The book provides documentation on some 50,000 persons […]

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Pennsylvania Adoptee Bill Passes the House

The following is from the October 17, 2013 edition of ReadingEagle.com. A bill that would allow Pennsylvania-born adoptees who are 19 and older to access their original birth certificates without birth parents’ consent is making progress through the state Legislature. The bill passed 24-1 through the state House of Representatives’ Children and Youth Committee Wednesday, […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 10 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from England, Germany, Hungary, Mexico, Netherlands, Russia, Ukraine, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has recently added more than 10 million indexed records and images from England, Germany, Hungary, Mexico, Netherlands, Russia, Ukraine, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 2,829,077 indexed records from the U.S., Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists, 1891-1943, collection, the 1,452,770 indexed records from the Mexico, Distrito Federal, […]

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Friends of Mount Moriah Cemetery Uncover 21 Medal Of Honor Headstones

The following teaser is from an excellent article by Cristina Corbin in the September 27, 2013 edition of foxnews.com: Hidden in the jungle-like underbrush and Japanese knotweed smothering tombstones in an abandoned Philadelphia cemetery, Sam Ricks found his calling: to uncover and restore the graves of America’s bravest — forgotten heroes dating back to the […]

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Bill Introduced to Grant Adoptees Access to their Pennsylvania Birth Records

The following excerpt is from an article published in the July 29, 2013 edition of ReadingEagle.com: When Pennsylvania children are adopted, the state seals their original birth certificates and issues revised certificates that name the adoptive parents instead of the biological parents. Those documents don’t even indicate that an adoption took place. The state has […]

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FamilySearch Adds More Than Half a Million Index Records and Images to New Ireland Calendar of Wills and Administrations Collection

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has recently added more than 2.7 million images from BillionGraves, Canada, Colombia, Ireland, Mexico, Philippines, Portugal, Spain, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 544,966 index records and images from the new Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1920, collection, the 731,428 index records and images from […]

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FamilySearch Adds to Collections for BillionGraves, Canada, Italy, Peru, Sweden, and the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 9.4 million index records and images this week from BillionGraves, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Italy, Peru, Sweden, the United States, and Venezuela. Notable collection updates include the 3,368,091 index records and images from the U.S., Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952, collection, the 2,187,206 […]

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FamilySearch Adds 18 New Collections Including Germany, Italy, Netherlands, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch added an additional 6.6 million indexed records and images in the last two weeks. Included in this update are 15 new collections: 1 from Canada, 1 from Guam, 4 from Italy, 1 from Russia, and 8 from the United States. Among these collections are the China Collection of Genealogies […]

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Officers & Soldiers Serving From Pennsylvania During the French & Indian War 1744-1765

Do you have ancestors who may have been soldiers serving with Pennsylvania Regiments during the French and Indian War (aka Anglo-French Rivalry {by Canadians}; and La guerre de la Conquête (“The War of Conquest” by the French-Canadians). The actual war itself technically ran from 1754 to 1763, but warring conflicts with the French and their […]

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