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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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Biographical Sketch of Col. Samuel Miles - Revolutionary War Hero


Sundance Kid - Harry Longabaugh.

Montgomery County PA Baptisms

Price Burial Ground Tombstone Transcriptions

Obituaries and Death Notices  

1843 History of Montgomery County

Montgomery County Marriage Licenses


Miscellaneous News Articles From the Past



Korean and Vietnam War Casualties

World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel

Congressional Medal of Honor & Distinguished Service Cross & Distinguished Service Medal Issued by the War Department, 1919

Civil War Three Months' Service Soldiers

Civil War Three Year Volunteer Enlistment Records

1883 Pensioners

Marriage Records


Recent Updates
February 2018
Death Notice: Louis N. Magargee - Contributed by Robin Line

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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