The ” Free Guide to Pennsylvania Ancestors ” is a true goldmine for me!
I would estimate that well over 70% of my genealogy research has been for Pennsylvania and environs – and by the looks of things will never end.
Mark’s ancestors were Welsh Quakers in exile who immigrated to Pennsylvania with William Penn and settled. For the most part these new citizens farmed, but there were also merchants, teachers, as well as highly educated professions such as lawyers, doctors, and judges.
This immigrant base in Pennsylvania is relevant to a huge majority of Americans whose families have been in the United States for generations. This is because most immigrants, regardless of their country of origin, were in Pennsylvania (and New York and New Jersey) at some time after their immigration. Many settled in Pennsylvania and surrounding states.
Today I read the FamilySearch Blog and discovered they have created a ” Free Guide to Pennsylvania Ancestors ” to assist all of us in our research. This guide includes or refers to research articles, links to online sites and resources, vital records, church records and County records. Other resources include newspapers, naturalizations, maps, census information and military history.
In the very short time I’ve had to take a look at the site, I’ve found several links that look very promising to me, and as soon as my Ancestry.com subscription expires, I intend to delve completely into the links and information in this free online guide.
This guide is extensive, so I’ve put the county links below to get you (and me) started:
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