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BIOGRAPHIES

CHURCH HISTORIES

COUNTY ORIGINS

FAMOUS PHILADELPHIANS

BIRTHS

CHURCH RECORDS

CEMETERIES

BIBLE RECORDS

HISTORY

IMMIGRATION

MISCELLANEOUS

DEATHS - OBITUARIES

NEIGHBORHOODS

NEWSPAPERS

MILITARY

MARRIAGE NOTICES AND WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENTS

MARRIAGE RECORDS

WILLS

Recent Updates
May 2016
Crime News: Otto Kaiser Kills Girlfriend, Wife and Self - Contributed by Jim Dezotell
News-Accidents: Owen Welch Critically Injured in Train Wreck, Louis S. Coyne Drowns
Misc News: Dr. Wm. Osborne, John Tyler in Philadelphia - Contributed by Jim Dezotell
Bios: William Malcolm Bunn- Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack
Obits: Jacob Mayers, George Doane Boardman
Marriage Notice: Thompson-Reynolds, Hunsicker-Boice

September 2015:
Marriage Notice: Dodson - Poulson; Obits: Ann Maria Troutwine, Mary Smith

Previous Updates
Philadelphia County is one of the three original counties, along with Chester and Bucks counties, created by William Penn in November 1682.


The Act of Consolidation, passed on February 2, 1854, in the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States, consolidated all remaining townships, districts, and boroughs within the County of Philadelphia, dissolving their governmental structures and bringing all municipal authority within the County under the auspices of the City government. Additionally, any other unincorporated communities were included in this consolidation. In 1854 the City and all its townships areas merged into one City and County. Here are the Districts and Townships prior to 1854 and some of the neighborhoods that are known to this day:

BOROUGHS, VILLAGES, NEIGHBORHOODS
Germantown Borough

Mt. Airy

TOWNSHIPS
Germantown Township

SURROUNDING COUNITES
Delaware County (west)
Gloucester County, New Jersey (south)
Montgomery County (north)
Bucks County (northeast)
Burlington County, New Jersey (east)
Camden County, New Jersey (southeast)

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