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Monongahela Valley

Monongahela Valley Compilers: Retrospect Publishing
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 1800’s.

This collection of genealogy books is a must for anyone researching southwestern Pennsylvania from the mid 1700’s to the late 1800’s. Within seconds you will be able to search the well over 40,000 Monongahela Valley inhabitants. Each book offers its own unique contribution.

Tenmile Country 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.

Old Westmoreland 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.

The Monongahela of Old 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.

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 City provides a history of the people and towns of Belle Verrnon, Gibsonton, and Monongahela City.

The Monongahela Valley Directory contains the principal towns and villages in the valley. Some of the western Pennsylvania towns listed include Belle Vernon, 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. This CD contains a powerful search tool and images of the original pages from the following books:

  • The Tenmile Country and its Pioneer Families, Volumes I-VII (Howard L. Leckey; Waynesburg Republican; 1950)
  • The Old and New Monongahela (John S. Van Voorhis; Nicholson, Printer; 1893)
  • Directory of Monongahela Valley Directory in 1876(various: Wiggins & McKillop, Columbus, Ohio; 1876)
  • The Monongahela of Old (James Veech; James Hadden; 1910)
  • Old Westmoreland: History of Western PA during the Revolution (Edgar W. Hassler; J.R. Weldin & Co.,Pittsburg; 1900)
  • 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 (Boyd Crumrine (Editors Holland & Hatcher); Carnegie Institute; 1902)

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

Whether you are searching the list of settlers in Fayette County, Pennsylvania and contiguous parts of Greene, Washington, Westmoreland Counties in 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.

2001, 2,267 pages, CD
ISBN 1929356102

Price: $39.95

SKU: CD-R-M221

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