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Berks County-The 19th Century and Before

Berks County-The 19th Century and Before Compiler: Retrospect Publishing
This collection of books will assist you in learning more about the people who settled Berks County during the eighteenth (1700s) and nineteenth (1800s) centuries. For example, lists of Civil War soldiers recruited in Berks County include the soldier's rank, muster in and out dates and in some cases cemeteries where they were buried if they were killed in action. In addition, Montgomery's Berks County History contains some of the earliest lists of Taxables for 1734 and 1759. The County History not only includes extensive chapters on county, township and borough histories but also includes biographies of residents that often mention from what county or country they or their ancestors originated.

Whether you are searching for the first patentees of the town of Reading or would like to read the diary of a provincial period traveler you are bound to learn more about the people and places that comprised Berks County. Includes a Berks Co. map. This CD contains a powerful search tool and images of the original pages from the following books:

  • History of Berks County in Pennsylvania, 1886 (Morton L. Montgomery; Everts, Peck & Richards, Philadelphia; 1886)
  • Early Narratives of Berks County (J. Bennett Nolan, Esq.; Historical Society of Berks Co; 1927)
  • Officers of Berks County (1752-1860) (Amos K. Strunk; J. Lawrence Getz, Reading; 1859

System Requirements: CD-ROM drive; Windows Operating System. Not compatible with network software.

1537 pages, CD
ISBN 1929356099

      Price: $39.95

      SKU: CD-R-B181

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