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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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This County currently does not have a host. This means that there is no one available to help answer your questions about this county's history or to help you with your family's genealogy within this county. WE REGRET THAT WE ARE UNABLE TO DO PERSONAL RESEARCH FOR YOU.


Montgomery County Data Online

Recent Updates
July 2015
Marriage Records from the Journal of American Ancestry Vol. 6-7

November 2014:
News: Mason Wood Survives Being Buried in Well, Baker Getty Killed in Train Accident - James Collins Injured

May 2014: Price Burial Ground Tombstone Transcriptions - Transcribed by Camellia C.; News-Crimes: Vincent Deceives Jury; Bios: ISAAC N. BUNTING - Transcribed by Tracy McAllister
March 2014: 1883 Pensioners - transcribed by Heather Turner
August 2013: Obit: NORMAN JONES - Transcribed by Kim Mohler
June 2013: Obit: CASSEL, AMOS H. - Transcribed by Kim Mohler; Civil War Three Year Volunteer Enlistment Records - Transcribed by Tammy Clark


BIOGRAPHIES

Biographical Sketch of Col. Samuel Miles - Revolutionary War Hero

 Biographies:

 Sundance Kid - Harry Longabaugh. - Contributed by Christina Anthony


BIRTHS

Montgomery County PA Baptisms - Contributed by Vicki Koller Hartman


CEMETERIES

Price Burial Ground Tombstone Transcriptions - transcribed by Camellia C.



DEATHS

Obituaries and Death Notices  


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


MARRIAGES

Montgomery County Marriage Licenses - Contributed by Vicki Hartman

Marriage Records


MILITARY

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


NEWSPAPERS

Miscellaneous News Articles From the Past    

Crimes  



PHOTOS


 
 

Surrounding Counties

Lehigh County (north)

Bucks County (northeast)

Philadelphia County (southeast)

Delaware County (southwest)

Chester County (west)

Berks County (northwest)


 

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