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Luzerne County Pennsylvania - The 19th Century and Before

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Luzerne County Pennsylvania

The 19th Century and Before

$39.95 (Item L211)

 

 

This collection of 4 books on Luzerne County, Pennsylvania will assist historians and genealogist in learning more about the life and time of those people who settled the county during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Both the History of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania by H.C. Bradsby, published in 1893 and the Annals of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania - A record of interesting events, traditions & anecdotes from the first settlement at Wyoming to 1860 by Stewart Pearce provide a in-depth account of people and life in the county. Both publications provide accounts of early Indian skirmishes including the Sugar Loaf Massacre, accounts of the major industries of the area such as coal and agriculture, along with town histories for Wilkes-Barre, and Hazelton and townships and borough histories. Bradsby’s History also includes over 2,300 biographies of Luzerne County families, township lists of 1796 county taxpayers, rosters of soldier that served from the county and much more.

The Centennial Chronology of Luzerne County and its Coal Fields, 1776 – 1887 by William E. Whytes is a unique publication that records significant events in the county over a hundred year period. Some of the accounts include the first miner, a Welshman named Abraham Williams, arrived in the Wyoming Valley in 1799, the first organ in the county was placed in St. Stephen’s church, Wilkes-Barre and the first tune played was Yankee Doodle in 1823 and so on. For family historians and genealogists this publication provides a sense of context to life in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

An Account of the unparalleled Disaster at the Avondale Colliery published in 1869 is a grim reminder of the dangers of mining. This publication goes into painstaking detail on the disaster and the men that perished in this coal mining disaster.

The four publications on this CD offer a unique collection of history and genealogy information for Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. Whether you are searching for those who served in the Revolutionary War or would like to learn about a tragic mining disaster and what life in a mine was like; you are bound to learn more about Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. (1618pp.)

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 Luzerne County, PA, 1893 from Luzerne County Pennsylvania - The 19th Century and Before History of Luzerne County, PA, 1893   (H. C. Bradsby; S. B. Nelson & Co., Chicago; 1893)
Annals of Luzerne County, PA from Luzerne County Pennsylvania - The 19th Century and Before Annals of Luzerne County, PA   (Stewart Pearce; J. B. Lippincott & Co., Philadelphia; 1860)
Centennial Chronology of Luzerne Co. and its Coal Fields from Luzerne County Pennsylvania - The 19th Century and Before Centennial Chronology of Luzerne Co. and its Coal Fields   (William E. Whyte; William E. Whyte., Wilkes-Barre, PA; 1876)
An Account of the unparalleled Disaster at the Avondale Colliery, Luzerne County, PA from Luzerne County Pennsylvania - The 19th Century and Before An Account of the unparalleled Disaster at the Avondale Colliery, Luzerne County, PA   (H. W. Chase; J. B. Furman, Scranton, PA; 1869)
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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