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Butler County Pennsylvania - The People and Towns

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Butler County Pennsylvania

The People and Towns

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Own a unique collection of Butler County, Pennsylvania books on CD. This collection of books will assist avid genealogy researchers in learning more about the towns and people who settled Butler County in the late 1700s to the early 1900s. By using our full text viewer, you will be able to search in seconds all 13 books and perhaps discover that one of your ancestors were a bounty hunter, an elder in one of the local churches or among the list of inhabitants of Saxonburg in 1840.

The 1883 History of Butler County, Pennsylvania published by Waterman, Watkins and Company has extensive chapters on the townships and boroughs of the county, which contains short biographies on the first settlers and their families. The various town histories including the Early History of Saxonburg, History of Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, Old Home Week – Prospect, Pennsylvania and the Official Souvenir Book 1796-1908 – Chicora, Pennsylvania provide a more detail history and account of the people and their towns than what is typically found in general county histories.

The 1873-1874 Directory of the Butler Oil Region contains the towns of Butler, Buena Vista, Centreville, Fairview, Greece, Harmony, Karns, Millerstown, Modoc, Petrolia and Zelienople. Also included in this directory are some of the principal towns in Armstrong, Beaver, Clarion and Jefferson Counties. The directory provides a brief history and a list of residents and business for each town and oftentimes women are listed if they are widowed. Directories can be a useful aide for genealogist interested in locating their ancestor between census years.

The History of the Butler Bar Association and the History of Butler Presbytery provide additional detail about the professional and religious life of county residents. If available, The History of the Butler Bar Association provides a brief professional biography on all those individuals permitted to practice law in Butler County, Pennsylvania from 1805 to 1932. Also included in this publication are brief accounts and recollections of some of the more notable cases and a listing of the judges of the county. The History of Butler Presbytery published by Zieler Printing Company in 1923 provides an in-depth look at the Presbyterian Church in Butler County and the surrounding area. Included in this publication are church histories that list the original founders, ministers, and elders.

Whether you are looking to find your ancestor in the 1873 Directory or are interested in finding out if your great-grandmother attended Slippery Rock State Normal School; you are bound to learn more about the people and towns of Butler County, Pennsylvania. (2012 pp.)

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.  
History of Butler County, PA from Butler County Pennsylvania - The People and Towns History of Butler County, PA   (Alfred Matthews and others; Waterman, Watkins & Co., Chicago; 1883)
Directory of the Butler Oil Region, containing the Principal Towns from Butler, Armstrong, Beaver, Clarion, and Jefferson counties from Butler County Pennsylvania - The People and Towns Directory of the Butler Oil Region, containing the Principal Towns from Butler, Armstrong, Beaver, Clarion, and Jefferson counties   (J. Wiggins & Co.; J. F. Diffenbacher, Pittsburgh; 1873)
Early Bounty Hunters of Butler County, PA from Butler County Pennsylvania - The People and Towns Early Bounty Hunters of Butler County, PA   (David Webb and John Stevens; David K. Webb, Chillicothe; 1934)
History of the Butler Bar Association from Butler County Pennsylvania - The People and Towns History of the Butler Bar Association   (William C. Findley; Miller-Mickley Printing Co.; 1935)
History of Butler Presbytery from Butler County Pennsylvania - The People and Towns History of Butler Presbytery   (Rev. W. S. McNees; Ziegler Printing Co., Butler; 1923)
Centennial Anniversary of the First Presbyterian Church of Butler, PA from Butler County Pennsylvania - The People and Towns Centennial Anniversary of the First Presbyterian Church of Butler, PA   (Rev. William R. Craig; Ziegler Printing Co., Butler; 1913)
A History of the Middlesex Presbyterian Church from Butler County Pennsylvania - The People and Towns A History of the Middlesex Presbyterian Church   (Robert Logan Swaim; Robert Logan Swaim; 1937)
Official Souvernier Book 1796-1908 - Chicora, PA from Butler County Pennsylvania - The People and Towns Official Souvernier Book 1796-1908 - Chicora, PA   (various; Herald Publishing Co., Chicora; 1908)
Old Home Week Book - Prospect, PA from Butler County Pennsylvania - The People and Towns Old Home Week Book - Prospect, PA   (Andrew McCulloch and David Roth; Andrew McCulloch and David Roth; 1912)
Early History of Saxonburg from Butler County Pennsylvania - The People and Towns Early History of Saxonburg   (Washington Roebling; Butler Co. Historical Society; 1924)
Souvenir History of Slippery Rock, PA from Butler County Pennsylvania - The People and Towns Souvenir History of Slippery Rock, PA   (Rev. George S. Bowden; Ziegler Printing Co., Butler; 1925)
6th Annual Catalog of the Slippery Rock State Normal School of PA, 1893-1894 from Butler County Pennsylvania - The People and Towns 6th Annual Catalog of the Slippery Rock State Normal School of PA, 1893-1894   (Butler Eagle Printers; Butler Eagle Printers; 1894)
18th Annual Catalog of the Slippery Rock State Normal School of PA, 1905-1906 from Butler County Pennsylvania - The People and Towns 18th Annual Catalog of the Slippery Rock State Normal School of PA, 1905-1906   (The Champlin Press, Columbus; The Champlin Press, Columbus; 1906)
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  Features System Requirements
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  - Extensive help documentation on the CD-ROM
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  - Not compatible with network software