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Pennsylvania Genealogical Research

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ISBN-13: 978-0913857090
ISBN-10: 0913857092
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 227 pages
  • Publisher: George K. Schweitzer (June 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0913857092
  • ISBN-13: 978-0913857090
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6.5 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,697,004 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The series by Mr. Schweitzer covering a number of states is an excellent starting point for most researchers as well as a handy reference to have. Mr. Schweitzer begins with a brief historical overview of the state's settlement, geography, industries, migration and the like which helps to paint a picture of what likely drew your ancestors there. Mr. Schweitzer's writing style is very plain and direct and he includes a wonderful county by county listing of resources for each state as well as overall statewide resources and records available at the Federal level. There are undoubtedly books that go into greater detail on each state but the Schweitzer series are a great starting point and well worth the money if you're researching there. His titles usually have to be ordered at local booksellers so Amazon is your best bet at getting these quickly and painlessly. One particular note is that this title was written years ago and some telephone numbers and addresses have changed and some groups or societies may be dormant or closed. Additionally Mr. Schweitzer does not make reference to internet sources or email addresses, which is just as well as they tend to get out-of-date quite quickly. I've gotten considerable use out of this title on Pennsylvania and found it to be very helpful...in fact I still use it today!
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By Carol M. on November 19, 2014
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This was a gift for a friend who is new to doing genealogy. He likes the book.
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