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Westmoreland County Pennsylvania - The People and Towns

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Westmoreland County Pennsylvania

The People and Towns

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This collection of eleven southwestern Pennsylvania genealogy books for Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania is a must for anyone doing nineteenth and early twentieth century genealogical research in Westmoreland County. Using this CD a Westmoreland genealogical researcher will be able to search all eleven books in seconds for any word and/or combinations of words.

The 1890 history and genealogical sketches of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania provides an interesting glimpse into the lives of the people who resided in Westmoreland County in the latter half of the nineteenth century. Typically, the genealogical sketches provide information on the subject’s parents, wife, and children, along with biographical information about the subject such as their birth date, education, occupation, church and other affiliations. It is not uncommon to find detailed information on the subject’s parents including country or county of origin. Between the Biographical and Historical Cyclopedia of Westmoreland County, PA and the Memoirs of the Bench and Bar of Westmoreland County, PA there are well over 1000 genealogical sketches of Westmoreland County residents.

Interested in learning more about the history and the early days of Ligonier and Irwin, Pennsylvania? The Ligonier Sesqui-Centennial and Irwin’s Commemorative 75th Anniversary Celebration souvenir books are filled with annotates and early stories of the pioneers and their life along with histories of the local churches and societies.

The two directories contained on this CD not only list the residents but also contain town histories and information on the business, social organization and churches of the day. The 1858 Directory of the Monongahela and Youghiogheny Valleys includes Westmoreland county residents living in the Monongahela and Youghiogheny valleys, along with those residents living in the valleys contained in Fayette, Greene and Washington counties. The 1895 Directory of Greensburg and Jeannette, Pennsylvania offers genealogical clues to addresses and occupations for residents of Greensburg, Jeannette and Penn Station, Pennsylvania.

The four church history books contained on this Westmoreland County CD all include information on the history of the churches and lists of early parishioners. The history of Old Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hempfield Township even includes a list of baptismal from 1772- 1792, along with a list of communicants from 1791-1862. The baptismal registry lists the date of birth, baptismal date, parents and godparents. The “What the Records Tell” provides an account of 3 Fairmont United Presbyterian churches, Fairmont United Presbyterian Church, Fairfield United Presbyterian Church and Ligonier United Presbyterian Church, along with information on the Women’s Missionary Societies and the Young People’s Christian Union.

Whether you are searching to see if your ancestor was a member of one of the churches listed or interested in learning more about the Westmoreland Coal Company; you are bound to learn more about the people and places that comprised the Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania during this period. (2292 pp. including 101 illustrations)

Full Text Searchable & Original Page Images This CD contains a powerful search tool and images of the original pages from the following books:  Sample pages are available by clicking the links below.  
Biographical and Historical Cyclopedia of Westmoreland Co, PA from Westmoreland County Pennsylvania - The People and Towns Biographical and Historical Cyclopedia of Westmoreland Co, PA   (John M Gresham & Co.; Dunlap & Clarke, Philadelphia; 1890)
Memoirs of the Bench and Bar of Westmoreland Co, PA  from Westmoreland County Pennsylvania - The People and Towns Memoirs of the Bench and Bar of Westmoreland Co, PA   (Albert H. Bell; Albert H. Bell; 1924)
Directory of the Monongahela and Youghiogheny Valleys from Westmoreland County Pennsylvania - The People and Towns Directory of the Monongahela and Youghiogheny Valleys   (George H. Thurston; A. A. Anderson, Pittsburgh; 1858)
Directory of Greensburg and Jeannette, 1895-1896 from Westmoreland County Pennsylvania - The People and Towns Directory of Greensburg and Jeannette, 1895-1896   (Pennsylvania Directory Company; Pennsylvania Directory Co., Tarentum; 1896)
The Diamond - Official Publication Commemorating Irwin’s 75th Anniversary Celebration 1864-1939 from Westmoreland County Pennsylvania - The People and Towns The Diamond - Official Publication Commemorating Irwin’s 75th Anniversary Celebration 1864-1939   (Siegel, Helman, Loughner, Coons and Cooley; A. G. Carlson; 1939)
Sesqui-Centennial and Old Home Week 1758-1908 Ligonier, PA from Westmoreland County Pennsylvania - The People and Towns Sesqui-Centennial and Old Home Week 1758-1908 Ligonier, PA   (Graham, McAdoo, and Frank; Ligonier, PA; 1908)
A History of Old Donegal Church, Pleasant Grove, Ligonier, PA, 1785-1935 from Westmoreland County Pennsylvania - The People and Towns A History of Old Donegal Church, Pleasant Grove, Ligonier, PA, 1785-1935   (Martha G. Martens; Chas.. M. Henry Printing Co. Greensburg; 1935)
What the Records Tell: An Account of United Presbyterianism at Fairmont, Fairfield and Ligonier from Westmoreland County Pennsylvania - The People and Towns What the Records Tell: An Account of United Presbyterianism at Fairmont, Fairfield and Ligonier   (Albert H. Bell; Historical Committee, Ligonier; 1924)
Christ Church, Greensburg an early Episopal Parish in Western Pennsylvania from Westmoreland County Pennsylvania - The People and Towns Christ Church, Greensburg an early Episopal Parish in Western Pennsylvania   (Hugh Brady Welty; Edwards Brothers, Inc, Ann Arbor; 1955)
History of Old Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hempfield Twp, Westmoreland Co, PA from Westmoreland County Pennsylvania - The People and Towns History of Old Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hempfield Twp, Westmoreland Co, PA   (William Arter Zundel; William Arter Zundel; 1922)
Vandergrift Lots for Sale on the Ground from Westmoreland County Pennsylvania - The People and Towns Vandergrift Lots for Sale on the Ground   (Apollo Iron and Steel Co; Baaartlett & Co., The Orr Press, New York; 1896)
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  Features System Requirements
  - Full Text Searchable, simple and advanced - IBM PC or compatible with CD-ROM drive
  - Original Page Images - Windows 95 thru 7
  - Bookmark and annotation capability - VGA display with at least 256 colors
  - Document viewer software included - 4MB hard drive space, 16MB of RAM, 486 or better*
  - Extensive help documentation on the CD-ROM
  * Item 3PA1: Pentium II at 400 MHz, 64MB RAM
  Limitations
  - Not compatible with network software