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Somerset County Pennsylvania - The 19th Century and Before

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Somerset County Pennsylvania

The 19th Century and Before

$39.95 (Item S151)

 

 

This CD contains several books pertaining to the history and people of Somerset County, Pennsylvania. The section related to Somerset County from the 1906 History of Bedford and Somerset Counties and the 1884 History of Bedford, Somerset & Fulton Counties, Pennsylvania: with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its pioneers and prominent men are included on this CD.

The 1884 Bedford, Somerset and Fulton County History contains early lists of Somerset County taxpayers. The lists are organized by towns and townships and include taxpayers from the following years 1796, 1800, 1807, 1814, 1839 and 1854.

Both the 1884 and 1906 county histories have extensive lists of Civil War soldiers and brief regimental histories. The List of Deserters and non-reporting Drafted Men for the time period 1863-64 is an interesting publication and can offer genealogy researcher clues to Somerset County family migration patterns. Oftentimes drafted men were no longer Somerset County residents but were still listed as non-reporting. These men were typically recorded as either enlisted in another regiment or moved to another state or county. The new state or county of residence was typically listed.

Both histories contain extensive sections of biographies and provide a good insight into the families of the Somerset County, Pennsylvania. Whether you are looking for a long lost town or would like to learn what life was like on the frontier you are sure to learn more about the people and places that comprised Somerset County during the eighteenth, nineteenth and very early twentieth century.

Please note only those sections pertaining to Somerset County from the 1884 and 1906 County Histories have been included on this CD. The complete works are sold separately on either CD S031 or CD S032. (1789 pp. including 96 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.  
History of Bedford and Somerset Counties, 1906, Vol. II from Somerset County Pennsylvania - The 19th Century and Before History of Bedford and Somerset Counties, 1906, Vol. II   (William H. Welfley; Lewis Publishing Co., New York; 1906)
History of Bedford and Somerset Counties, 1906, Vol. III from Somerset County Pennsylvania - The 19th Century and Before History of Bedford and Somerset Counties, 1906, Vol. III   (William H. Welfley; Lewis Publishing Co., New York; 1906)
History of Bedford, Somerset & Fulton Counties, PA, 1884 (Somerset Sections Only) from Somerset County Pennsylvania - The 19th Century and Before History of Bedford, Somerset & Fulton Counties, PA, 1884 (Somerset Sections Only)   (Waterman, Wakins & Co; Waterman, Wakins & Co, Chicago; 1884)
List of Deserters... of the 16th Congressional District of PA,  1863-64 from Somerset County Pennsylvania - The 19th Century and Before List of Deserters... of the 16th Congressional District of PA, 1863-64   (Various; Franklin Depository, Chambersburg; 1865)
Charter of the Union Coal Company from Somerset County Pennsylvania - The 19th Century and Before Charter of the Union Coal Company   (Christian Keener; John W. Woods, Baltimore; 1853)
The Southampton Coal Basin from Somerset County Pennsylvania - The 19th Century and Before The Southampton Coal Basin   (J.Henry Ferguson; Sun Book and Job Printing Baltimore; 1871)
Other CD-ROM titles which also may be of interest:
See Also... South Central PA - History of Bedford and Somerset Counties - 1906 South Central PA   History of Bedford and Somerset Counties - 1906
See Also... South Central PA - History of Bedford, Somerset and Fulton Counties - 1884 South Central PA   History of Bedford, Somerset and Fulton Counties - 1884
See Also... Western Counties Tax Lists - Published Pennsylvania Archives 3rd Series, Vol XXII Western Counties Tax Lists   PA Archives 3rd Series, Vol XXII
See Also... Bedford, Berks, Bucks & Chester Militia (Rev War) - Published Pennsylvania Archives 5th Series, Vol V Bedford, Berks, Bucks & Chester Militia (Rev War)   PA Archives 5th Series, Vol V
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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