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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

July 2015:

MARRIAGE RECORDS
PHILADELPHIA MARRIAGE RECORDS From the Original Registers of Old Swedes' Church
MARRIAGES IN PENNSYLVANIA - From Genealogy: A Journal of American Ancestry", Volumes 6-7, 1916-1917

PENNSYLVANIA MARRIAGES FROM 1788

WILLS
EARLY BOONE WILLS

BIOGRAPHIES
Marshall Brinton, John W. Von Nieda - Transcribed by Sally Masteller
Chester Lawrence Caldwell, Walter N. Carroll - Transcribed by Renae Donaldson
Henry H. Watson - Transcribed By Joanne Scobee Morgan
Charles E. Dickinson, Thomas Hunter Dickson, William A. Dorsey - Transcribed by Kim Mohler

James Hulme Smith, Samuel G. McMullin - Transcribed by Tracy McAllister
Henry A. Boardman - Transcribed by Rhonda Hill

OBITUARIES
Bushrod Washington, Isabella Stout, John Edgar Reyburn

NEWSPAPERS
News-Fires: Warren Tavern Destroyed by Fire, Mr. Peters Stable Destroyed by Fire
News - Crime: William Miller Murdered, Lentz and Clark Convicted of Murder, Porter and Wilson Convicted of Robbery, Porter and Wilson Sentenced for Execution, Johnson, Miller and Scott Convicted of Assault, Dillon Drake Arrested for Duelling
Misc. News: John Randolph Clay Appointed Secretary of Legation , Charles Champion Saves Boy from Drowning

MARRIAGE NOTICES AND WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENTS
Wilson-Rodgers
Adair-Douglas
- Transcribed by Bonnie Thompson


June 2015:
Death Notice: Corporal J. N. Chase - submitted by cddd
Death Notice: Aitken, Jane ... Bayard, Andrew ... Bladen, Thomas... Chandler, Mrs. Mary R.- transcribed by V. Bryan
Death Notice: PHARO, George ... STOUT, Isabella
Marriage Notice: Biddle-Hopkinson - transcribed by V. Bryan
Marriage Notices: BRODHEAD-STOLL, DEAN-MATHEWS, GAUPP-SNYDER, LARGE-KATZ, HESS-ARNEY
Newspaper: Alexander-Fraim Engagement Announcement (1914)
Biographies: BICKFORD, William A. ... CONVERSE, James Booth - transcribed by Kim Mohler
February 2015:Marriage Notice: THROPP-BRECKLEY, FLACK-ALSPACH; Obits: Mrs. Margaret Hamilton, EDWARD MORRELL, Edward Duffield Neill, D. D., FRANK HORACE GETCHELL, JOHN VINAL GUNNISON, EDWARD PAYSON JOHNSTON - Transcribed by Kim Mohler; Elisha Kent Kane (FOFG); Wm. J. Duane - Transcribed by Jim Dezotell; List of Old Cemeteries from 1804 Newspaper; Bios: Arthur A. Meyers, Joseph Stineford Carels, C. A. Dannaker - transcribed by Kim Mohler; Bible Records: The Family of William Coats; Newspapers: Dr. Pile Injured in Explosion
November 2014: Bios: Colonel Edward M. Heyl - Transcribed by: R. Ramos, WILLIAM DOUGLASS. - Sub. By B.Z.
August 2014: James Kane Hanged for Killing Brother Andrew Kane over Woman
March 2014: ABOUT A HUNDRED NEW BIOGRAPHIES HAVE BEEN ADDED - TRANSCRIBED FOR GT BY KIM MOHLER, MARLA SNOW, THERMAN KELLAR, RICHARD RAMOS, CHARLOTTE SLATER AND HELEN COUGHLIN AND A FAN OF GT.
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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