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History and Genealogy

Montgomery county was created on September 10, 1784, out of land originally part of Philadelphia County. It is believed to have been named in honor of Richard Montgomery, an American Revolutionary War general killed in 1775 while attempting to capture Quebec City, Canada, but it is not certain that this is the origin of the name.


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Montgomery County Data Online

Recent Updates
October 2016
News: Stolen Horse Found, Mingo Horse Co. Can Now Be Dissolved

April 2016
News: Miss Marjorie Childs Disappeared Sunday (1931)


Biographical Sketch of Col. Samuel Miles - Revolutionary War Hero


 Sundance Kid - Harry Longabaugh. - Contributed by Christina Anthony


Montgomery County PA Baptisms - Contributed by Vicki Koller Hartman


Price Burial Ground Tombstone Transcriptions - transcribed by Camellia C.


Obituaries and Death Notices  

1843 History of Montgomery County  [Source: Historical Collections of the State of Pennsylvania, by Sherman Day, Philadelphia, 1843]  


Montgomery County Marriage Licenses - Contributed by Vicki Hartman

Marriage Records


Korean and Vietnam War Casualties - Transcribed by Tammy Clark

World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel - Transcribed by Tammy Clark

Congressional Medal of Honor & Distinguished Service Cross & Distinguished Service Medal Issued by the War Department, 1919 - Transcribed by Tammy Clark

Civil War Three Months' Service Soldiers - Transcribed by Tammy Clark

Civil War Three Year Volunteer Enlistment Records - Transcribed by Tammy Clark

1883 Pensioners - transcribed by Heather Turner


Miscellaneous News Articles From the Past    



Past Updates

Surrounding Counties

Lehigh County (north)

Bucks County (northeast)

Philadelphia County (southeast)

Delaware County (southwest)

Chester County (west)

Berks County (northwest)


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