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Delayed birth certificates were authorized by a law passed in the Pennsylvania
General Assembly in 1941 to provide proof of birth for persons who were
born prior to 1906 and who needed this information to apply for benefits
under the Social Security Act. The earliest birth record would be 1872.
The people filled out a standard form with lots of wonderful genealogical
information on it. Instructions for obtaining a copy of the certificate
are included in the book. 133 pages/acid free paper/soft cover.
This cemetery is located in the borough of Frankfort Springs, Hanover
Township, Pennsylvania. The book includes tombstone records and biographical
sketches of most of the families. It is fully indexed. 139 pages/acid free
by A. Warner’s 1888 (reprint)
A history of Beaver County’s early settlement, its formation into a separate county, and its subsequent growth and development. Over 300 pages totally devoted to biographical sketches of its early families. Good history of the county’s boroughs, villages, and townships. Segments of the book include the law profession, the medical profession, education, religion, military records, etc. A wealth of information on Beaver county.
908 pages + index=1031 pages. On Acid free paper.
The Mt. Pleasant/Wilson Cemetery was established on the land of the Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church on the banks of Little Beaver Creek, one mile east of Darlington. On the first Sabbath of November, 1797 the Presbytery of Ohio sent Rev. Mr. McDonald to conduct services at Mt. Pleasant. William and Leah Wilson sold four acres of land to the Mt. Pleasant Congregation for $5.00. The first recorded burials ("tombstone dates") are THOMAS HARTSHORE, of "Red Hill" Darlington Township who came in 1797 from Cecil County Maryland and died 1800 at age 80 years, and SAMUEL SEMPLE who died November 7, 1804 at age 75 years.
by Mark Welchley
News items, advertisements and public notices containing genealogical information of a local nature from Western Pennsylvania + parts of Ohio and Virginia.
by Mark Welchley
Early marriages in all of Western PA are difficult to obtain. Except for a brief period in the early 1850's, county records were not kept until 1885. Many church and magistrate records have been lost or destroyed. Newspapers, then, may preserve the only surviving records.
This reprint of Robert M. Bryan’s book tells what Hookstown is noted for, gives a history of settlements and old settlers, reminiscences, churches, school history, medical history, War of 1812, military history, South Side men in the World War, sporting events + a new everyname index.
6 x 9". Soft Cover. 97 pages.
Tombstone inscriptions taken by the WPA in 1936 include Alcorn, Daugherty, St. Cecelia Cemeteries (Daugherty Twp.); Caldwell or Householder Cemetery, Funkhouser, Laurel Point (N. Sewickley Twp.); Irwin Cem. (Rochester), Mt. Pleasant (Marion), Oak Grove including Todd's Old Part (Industry Twp.).
Index. Paper. 85pp. $12.50 post paid
21 cemeteries...Wilson, Majors (Young Farm), Shanor, Steele Burns Cemeteries in N. Sewickley Twp., St. Paul's Protestant Cemetery, Four Mile U.P. Church, Oakgrove, John Cunningham Farm Cemeteries in Ohio Twp.; Hill Crest in Baden; German Lutheran, Monaca; Beaver County Memorial Park in Center Twp.; Harmony Society Cemetery in Ambridge, Raccoon U.P. Church Cemetery; Duff, Watt's Mill or Faulk Family, Dillworth Cemetery in Darlington Twp.; Seceder U.P. Cemetery in South Beaver Twp.; Rocky Springs Cem. in Big Beaver Twp., Hoytdale (St. Theresa Cath.) in Koppel and Beaver Falls.
Index. Paper. 109pp. $12.50 post paid
Includes: Old Free Presbyterian Church, Reformed Presbyterian White Church, New Bethlehem U.P. Church, and Reformed Presbyterian Church (New Galilee) of Darlington Twp.
Paper. 91pp. $12.50 post paid
Included: Baker (Baldwin), Monaca, Baker (Figley), Center Twp., Bethlehem Presbyterian, Shippingport, Concord and Conway Cemeteries of Economy Twp., Christler and Private Cemeteries, Shippingport. Crones German Lutheran, New Sewickley Twp., Crail Cemetery, Raccoon Twp., Court and Conkle Graveyard, South Beaver Twp., Fairview Cemetery, Industry, Friends, New Brighton, Hanover, Hendrickson, and Hill Cemeteries of Baden, Homewood Cemetery, Lacock of East Rochester, Lillyville Lutheran, Ellwood City, McLaughlin Cemeteries, Ohio Twp., Mt. Zion and Mt. Zion Methodist Church Cemetery both of Raccoon Twp. + unnamed Beaver Co. Cemetery.
Index. Paper. 58pp. $12.50 post paid
A careful reading of every news item, advertisement or public notice in the microfilms of the oldest surviving newspapers of Beaver County, Pennsylvania, Argus (known as the Western Argus until 1843). Includes items containing genealogical information of a local nature from Western Pennsylvania and parts of Ohio and Virginia. Marriage notices were omitted so as not to duplicate material from his earlier book, Beaver County, Pa. Marriages, 1830-73. The only exceptions to this were a number of marriage notices, mostly from the 1840's, that were inadvertently omitted from the earlier book.
An index provided for names that are not alphabetized in the text. Paper.130pp.
$12.50 post paid
Abstracts of Beaver County Pennsylvania Deed
Book A1 1803-1806
Abstracts of Beaver County Pennsylvania Deed
Book B2-1806-1810 by Brenda Wallace
Paperback 127 pages. $19.00 post paid
This index was abstracted from Beaver County 1890 property tax records. Not all tax records for all townships and boroughs have survived but this is the most complete compilation available. The BCGS hopes that this will be used as a substitute for the 1890 census. Areas include Beaver Borough, Beaver Falls, Big Beaver Township, Borough Township, Bridgewater Borough, Brighton Township, Darlington Borough, Darlington Township, Fallston Borough, Frankfort Borough, Georgetown Borough, Greene Township, Hanover Township, Hookstown Township, Independence Township, Industry Township, New Brighton Borough, New Sewickley Township, North Sewickley Township, Ohio Township, Patterson Township, and St. Clair Borough. The book includes surname, given name, area and page number.
Paperback 158 pages $15.00 post paid
Ghost Rails IV by Wayne Cole
This book is 152 glossy pages with many pictures. Includes information on Mehard Coal Railroad of Wampum, Jackson Coal Railroad of Mercer County, Marginal Railroad of Beaver County, Buffalo Rochester and Pittsburgh Railroad, and Orenstein Arthur Koppel Beaver Connecting Railroad of Beaver Co. and Koppel Industrial Car and Equipment Co.
Hardback 152 pages $35.00 post paid
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