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Monongahela Valley Pennsylvania - Allegheny, Fayette, Greene, Washington, & Westmoreland Counties

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Monongahela Valley Pennsylvania

Allegheny, Fayette, Greene, Washington, & Westmoreland Counties

$39.95 (Item M221)

 

 

The Monongahela River which forms the Monongahela Valley begins in the mountains of West Virginia and flows in a northerly direction through the Pennsylvania counties of Greene, Fayette, Washington, Westmoreland and Allegheny to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where it joins the Allegheny River to form the Ohio River. The Monongahela Valley was a hot bed of immigration during the late 1700s and early 1800s.

This collection of genealogy books on CD is a must for anyone researching southwestern Pennsylvania from the mid 1700s to the late 1800s. Within seconds you will be able to search the well over 40,000 Monongahela Valley inhabitants found on this CD. Each book offers its own unique contribution.
  - The Tenmile Country and its Pioneer Families, Volumes I-VII by Howard L. Lechey provides a genealogical history of the upper Monongahela Valley. The author of this book took great effort and pride in combing through court, bible, cemetery and many other types of records in order to provide accurate and well documented accounts of the people and families of the area.
  - The Monongahela of Old by James Veech gives a historical sketch of southwestern Pennsylvania prior to 1800 including a list of settlers in the Pennsylvania counties of Fayette, Greene, Washington, and Westmoreland for 1772.
  - Old Westmoreland by Edgar W. Hassler chronicles the early history of western Pennsylvania during the Revolutionary War by describing the trials, sacrifices, and heroism of the frontiersmen in their conflicts with the Tories, British partisans, and Indians.
  - These two books, Excerpts from the Annals of the Carnegie Museum pertaining to Virginia Court Records in southwestern Pennsylvania, 1775-80 and The County Court for the District of West Augusta, Virginia, held at Augusta Town, near Washington, Pennsylvania, 1776-1777; with an account of the county courts for Ohio, Yohogania and Monogalia Counties, Virginia, held 1777-1780 provide an excellent accounting of the area held in dispute between Pennsylvania and Virginia during the late 1700s.
  - The Old and New Monongahela by John S. Van Voorhis provides a history of the people and towns of the valley including the Pennsylvania towns of Belleveronon, Gibsonton and Monongahela City.
  - The 1876 Monongahela Valley Directory published by Wiggins and McKillop contains the principal towns and villages in the valley. Some of the western Pennsylvania towns listed include Bellevernon, Braddocks, California, Charleroi, Connellsville, Dravosburg, Fayette City, McKeesport, Monogahela City, Port Perry, Uniontown, and Waynesburg. Typically information about the town and its history is provided along with a list of residents. As in the case of Braddock residents that worked for Edgar Thomson Steel Works, oftentimes the occupation or employer is listed.

Whether you are searching the list of settlers in Fayette County, Pennsylvania and contiguous parts of Greene, Washington, Westmoreland Counties in the 1772 or viewing maps related to the boundary controversy between Pennsylvania and Virginia, you are bound to learn more about the history and genealogy of this region of the southwestern Pennsylvania. (2267 pp. maps included)

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.  
The Monongahela of Old from Monongahela Valley Pennsylvania - Allegheny, Fayette, Greene, Washington, & Westmoreland Counties The Monongahela of Old   (James Veech; James Hadden; 1910)
The Old and New Monongahela from Monongahela Valley Pennsylvania - Allegheny, Fayette, Greene, Washington, & Westmoreland Counties The Old and New Monongahela   (John S. Van Voorhis; Nicholson, Printer; 1893)
Directory of Monongahela Valley in 1876 from Monongahela Valley Pennsylvania - Allegheny, Fayette, Greene, Washington, & Westmoreland Counties Directory of Monongahela Valley in 1876   (various; Wiggins & McKillop, Columbus, Ohio; 1876)
The Tenmile Country and its Pioneer Families, Vols I-VII from Monongahela Valley Pennsylvania - Allegheny, Fayette, Greene, Washington, & Westmoreland Counties The Tenmile Country and its Pioneer Families, Vols I-VII   (Howard L. Leckey; Waynesburg Republican; 1950)
Old Westmoreland: History of Western PA during the Revolution from Monongahela Valley Pennsylvania - Allegheny, Fayette, Greene, Washington, & Westmoreland Counties Old Westmoreland: History of Western PA during the Revolution   (Edgar W. Hassler; J. R. Weldin & Co., Pittsburg; 1900)
District of West Augusta, VA from Monongahela Valley Pennsylvania - Allegheny, Fayette, Greene, Washington, & Westmoreland Counties District of West Augusta, VA   (Boyd Crumrine; Observer Job Rooms; 1905)
Excerpts from the Annals of the Carnegie Museum pertaining to VA Court Records in southwestern PA, 1775-80 from Monongahela Valley Pennsylvania - Allegheny, Fayette, Greene, Washington, & Westmoreland Counties Excerpts from the Annals of the Carnegie Museum pertaining to VA Court Records in southwestern PA, 1775-80   (Boyd Crumrine ( Editors Holland & Hatcher); Carnegie Institute; 1902)
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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