Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Historic Pennsylvania site
Do you have Pennsylvania ancestry? I do - in York, Lancaster, Westmoreland, Lawrence and Mercer Counties.
I ran across the HistoricPA.net web site recently, which has:
1) Biographies from 18 counties, with more being added. For the counties on the list, they don't have the complete set - my Carringer ancestor is in the Mercer County book and is not listed yet at the site.
2) PA History Books - a list for each county of the books avaialable either online for free, on Ancestry, or only in book form. You might check the USGenWeb sites for your County of interest, also.
3) PA Yearbooks - links to school yearbooks and the like. This actually leads to an Old Yearbooks site for all of the USA.
4) PA Old Photos - links to county pages with old photos. This leads to a site called www.FamilyOldPhotos.com with links to every state.
5) Men of the Cloth - PA Preachers and Pastors in Western PA - this is on a Rootsweb site.
6) Western PA Orphans - Western PA Orphan lists - this is also on a Rootsweb site.
By clicking through this site, I found several more useful sites. Isn't it great how the Internet works? You look for something pretty simple (in my case, PA biographies) and you end up reading hundreds of web pages over several hours, and then you wonder where the time went.
Go see the HistoricPA.net site, but come back soon!