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Berks County:   Hain Family - Fischer Family - Wikipedia -
   -  SE Corner of state, NW of Bucks Co.

Birth Records
Bucks County Foulke Family - Wikipedia -
   -  SE Corner of state

Census Records
Chester County Klinger Family - Wikipedia -
   -  SE corner of state
Columbia County - Wikipedia -

Court Records
Death Records
Digital Projects
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Land Records
Montgomery County Foulke Family  -
Naturalization Records
Newspapers of Pennsylvania
Northhampton County - Wikipedia -
   -  Just to north of Bucks County
Northumberland County [020]:  (Heckert Family) -
Pennsylvania Digital Projects
Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
Pennsylvania State Archives
Pennsylvania State Library
Probate Records
Stone Valley Lutheran Church
Wiki Pages



Pennsylvania Resources
Birth Records:
-  Philadelphia Birth Records -  [GIT, July 2012]
Census Records:
Pennsylvania Federal and State Census Record Mortality Schedules
Court Records:
Death Records:
Online Pennsylvania Death Records, Indexes & Obituaries
Pennsylvania Digital Projects:

Digital Collections at the State Library of Pennsylvania

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Historical Society of Pennsylvania:
Online Collections -
Land Records:
Records of the Land Office - Warrantee Township Maps - (RG-17)  S18,
Pennsylvania Land and Property - FamilySearch Wiki
-  Newberry Library (Chicago) -
-  County Maps: 
   -  Counties Map, Modern Day
   -  Counties Formation Map
   -  County Maps List
   -  Pennsylvania County Maps and Atlases
   -  Pennsylvania Counties Map -
   -  Genealogical Map of the Counties -
Introduction to Historical Maps of Pennsylvania
Land Tract maps  (Free Tools at bottom of page)
Maps of Pennsylvania 1673 to 1930
Sanborn Maps:
   -  Library of Congress:
Maps of Pennsylvania
   -  Interactive Map of Pennsylvania County Formation History
   -  DOT County Road and Highway Maps of Pennsylvania
   -  Pennsylvania Map Links
Ancestor TracksLink
   -  Genea-Musings, 22 Jan 2014:  "Find Pennsylvania Landowner Maps and Atlases at AncestorTracks" - Link
Cyndi's List - Pennsylvania - PA Archives Collection -  (Free)
Pennsylvania GenWeb Page
Pennsylvania Roots Online
RootsWeb Pennsylvania Pages
Philadelphia City Archives - [Internet Genealogy, Feb/Mar 2011, page 14]
Pennsylvania Research -
Penn State's La Vie Yearbook from 1890-2000 available online -
-  Pennsylvania Ancestral Records (Town and Church Records) -  (1593-1908) - [GIT, Jan-May 2012]
-  WikiTree:  William Penn and Early Pennsylvania Settlers Project: -
- Pennsylvania Research Guide, released Oct 2014 - Link, (.pdf file)
-  Pennsylvania Research Guide - FTmag, Sept 2017, Between pages  31 and 41
Naturalization Records:
-  Online Pennsylvania Naturalization Records & Indexes:
Newspapers of Pennsylvania:
-  "Online Digital Newspapers Collections by State", Genealogy's Star, 28 July 2014  - Link,
Pennsylvania Digital Projects
-  Access Pennsylvania:
-  Historic Pittsburg:
-  Life in Western Pennsylvania:
Pennsylvania Digital Archives -
Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
Pennsylvania History
Pennsylvania State Library:
Pennsylvania State Archives
Land Records
Genealogical Research at the
County & Municipal Records
Probate Records:
-  PA Probate Records, 1683-1994: -
-  Family Search Wiki:
-  See:  EN0391 for good article
Wiki Pages Wiki Page
Family Search Wiki - Pennsylvania
WeRelate Pennsylvania Research Guide

-  WikiTree:  William Penn and Early Pennsylvania Settlers Project: -
Ancestor Tracks  (accessed 19 Nov 2021)
-  EOGN Article, 16 Nov 2021:

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Berks County
Families:  Hain [S3, page 81]     Fischer/Fisher      Hain's Church
County Seat:  Reading  S9,
Founded:  11 March 1752 - from parts of Chester, Lancaster and Philadelphia Counties  S9,
Area:  866 Sq Miles  S9,
Location: 40.42° N - 75.93° W - Southeast part of state   S9

   -  Wikipedia Article
   -  Township of Upper Tulpehocken
   -  Township Information:
... the county was formed on March 11, 1752 from parts of Chester County, Lancaster County, and Philadelphia County.

It was named after the English county in which William Penn's family home lay - Berkshire, which is often abbreviated to Berks. Berks County began much larger than it is today. The northwestern parts of the county went to the founding of Northumberland County in 1772 and Schuylkill County in 1811, when it reached its current size. In 2005, Berks County was added to the Delaware Valley Planning Area due to a fast-growing population and close proximity to the other communities.   S9,
1876 Berks Co. atlas, with landowner names
-  County Atlas:  (Ancestor Tracks) -  (accessed 19 Nov 2021)
GenWeb Site
Historical Society of Berks County
Home Page

Berks County Genealogical Society
Berks County Government Page
Recorder of Deeds   
Simple Search:
Click 1752 - 1968 Index Books Simple Search
   - You have to signup and create a user name and password before you search.
    - Not all deeds are listed.  At this time you can search electronic 'index' for deeds recorded since 1979, and between 1752 and 1763, mortgages since 1983 and miscellaneous documents recorded since 1982.
    - You will also find images of deeds dating back to 1947, and from 1752 to 1763, and miscellaneous documents from 1987 to the present.
Register of Wills Page 
Register of Wills Search Application    
Book:  Montgomery, Morton L. Historical and Biographical Annals of Berks County Pennsylvania: Embracing a concise history of the County and a Genealogical and Biographical Record of Representative Families. Chicago: J H Beers & Co, 1909. 2 Vols. First published 1886.  Bk2923 - Repository: - Read online
Book:  Kershner, William Jacob and Adam G Lerch. History of St. John's (Hain's) Reformed Church in Lower Heidelberg Township, Berks County, Penna. Reading, Pa: I. M Beaver, 1916. Bk2954  - Repository: - Read Online
Web Page:  "The Migration of the Schoharie Germans to Pennsylvania and the History of Tulpehocken Township" - Link -
Book:  Wagner, A. E., The Story of Berks County (Pennsylvania). Reading, Pennsylvania: Eagle Book and Job Press, 1913. Bk3990  Read Online (
Book:  "The end of the Road:  The Berks and Dauphin Turnpike" by Howard H. Smith, 1957, Vol.13, No. 3 - (accessed 12 Jan 20204) -

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Bucks County
Families:  Foulke Family Richland Township Quakertown, Pennsylvania
County Seat:  Doylestown  S8,
Townships - WikiPedia Page -
Location:  40.34° N - 75.11° W - Southeast part of state  S8,
Founded:  Nov 1682 - One of three original Counties in Pennsylvania - Named by William Penn after Buckinghamshire, England  S8,
Bucks County was originally much larger than it is today. Northampton County was formed in 1752 from part of Bucks County, and Lehigh County was formed in 1812 from part of Northampton County.  S8,
Area:  622 Sq Miles  S8,
Davis, William Watts Hart, Warren Smedley Ely and John Woolf. History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania  S4, Read Online

Battle, J H. History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Bk3105.  S10,

The Underground Railroad in Bucks County Pennsylvania -


Picture of Bucks County Court House, 1812-1877 - [S7, Vol. 2, page 176] ( Img 683/1881)
Bucks County History and Genealogy
About Bucks County
Bucks County Early Friends
Bucks County History and Information
Bucks County Government Page
Richland Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Richland mm Cemetery - Richland mm -
158.  Wm. Penn, Esq., A warrant for 15,000 A., called Great Swamp, dated 26th 2 mo., 1707."   S1,
"Richland" article - [S4, pages 456-470]
Richland Township Map, 1754:  (Shows a several Foulkes as a land holders)  -
-  Source:  History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, William Davis, 1905 (Bk3104), Vol. 1, page 438 ( )
- Image: (Doc5767.pdf, .jpg)
Richland Info Page -
Richland Township:  S7, page 439, ( Img 456/1881)
Quakertown -  (A borough in Bucks County, Pennsylvania)
WikiPedia Article
Quakertown Home Page
Coordinates:  40° 30' 1.01" N    75° 22' 31.01" W
Quakertown was originally settled by a group known as the Religious Society of Friends or the Quakers. The settlement was not officially known as Quakertown until the its first post office opened in 1803
On September 18, 1777, during the American Revolutionary War, a convoy of wagons carrying the Liberty Bell from Philadelphia to Allentown stopped in Quakertown. The Liberty Bell was stored overnight behind the home of Evan Foulke (1237 West Broad Street), and the entourage stayed at the Red Lion Inn. The John Fries' Rebellion was also started in the Red Lion Inn
In 1854, Quakertown elected its first Burgess. The North Pennsylvania Railroad caused a great increase in population, and by 1880, the population of Quakertown had almost reached 1800.


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Chester County
Families:  Klinger Chester County History and Information
County Seat:  West Chester  S11, Map of Chester County, 1780
Area:  760 Sq Miles  S11, East Pikeland Township (WikiPedia Page)
Founded:  Nov 1682  S11, West Pikeland Township (WikiPedia Page)
Location:  39.97° N - 75.75° W  S11, Chester County Archives & Records Services
History Chester County Maps
Townships Chester County Government Page
Chester County Genealogical Project  
Chester Township  Chester County, Pennsylvania, Criminal and Prison Record Indexes, 1681-1911 - Search Page -
The City of Chester Book:  History and Progress of Chester County - 1962 - 1969 -
History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, by J. Smith Fulhey and Gilbert Cope, 1881
"Chester County (Pennsylvania) Unveils Interactive Tool to Trace Property" - Dick Eastman · September 22, 2020 - 
-  More:
-  1777 Chester County Property Atlas:

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Montgomery County
Families:  Foulke Gwynedd mm &  Cemetery
WikiPedia Page Pennlyn mm & Cemetery
County Seat:  Norristown  S12, Historical Society of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Area:  487 Sq Miles  S12, Lower Merion Township
The Lower Merion Historical Society
Burial Records
Founded 10 Sept 1784 - from land originally part of Philadelphia County  S12,  
Location:  40.21 N - 75.37 W - SE corner of Pennsylvania  S12,  
Gwynedd TownshipS16,  
Lower Gwynedd Township  -  Coordinates:  40-12-47N   75-17-01W  
Upper Gwynedd Township - Coordinates:  40-13-05N   75-17-26W
- The township is so named because it was originally settled largely by migrants from North Wales in the United Kingdom (in particular the area traditionally known as Gwynedd) in the 17th and 18th Centuries. For several generations the main language used in the township was Welsh.  S12,
Upper Gwynedd Home Page

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[020] Northumberland County
[020-001] Families Heckert       
[020-002] Books, Nothumberland County, Pennsylvania:
1. Genealogical and biographical annals of Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. Chicago, J. L. Floyd & Co., 1911, Bk4258.

2. History of Northumberland Co., Pennsylvania. With illustrations descriptive of its scenery, palatial residences, public buildings, fine blocks, and important manufactories. From original sketches by artists of the highest ability. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Everts & Stewart, 1876, Bk4259.
[020-003] Location:  East Central Part of State - Coordinates:  40.85, -76.71
[020-004] County Links:
County Web Page
USGenWeb Page
-  WikiPedia:,_Pennsylvania
     -  "The county was formed in 1772 from parts of Lancaster, Berks, Bedford, Cumberland, and Northampton Counties and named for the county of Northumberland in northern England.
Northumberland County Headstone Pictures -
[020-005] Maps:
1899 Map -
[020-006] Lower Mahanoy Township
-  40° 40' 0" N, 76° 52' 59" W
-  Hickory Corners is located about 3 miles from Dalmatia on Legislative Route 49004 (East)

[020-007] Stone Valley Lutheran Church -
-  Other Names:  Zion's Stone Valley Lutheran Church - Gap Church
Location:  1 mille outside Hickory Corners where Route 49004 and 49002 connect.  (Google Map, I1)
-  Coordinates:  40° 38' 59.10" N 76° 51' 36.22" W
-  Lutheran and U.C.C.

-  Bk4256:  Stone Valley Church, by John B. Boyer, 19 Aug 1936 (History of church, Baptisms, Communicants  (Bk4256.pdf)
-  Bk4257:  Zion's Stone Valley Church, by Elmer L. Ressler, 14 March 1933 (History of Church, no data)  (Bk4257.pdf)
           -  Robbhaas Web Page:  (Database Only, no images) - very few details in the records
- Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, 1777-1854: Stone Valley Lutheran and Reformed Congregations - Database - (Catalog Entries only, no Digital Files (19 Oct 2019):
1. Church records of Stone Valley or Zion's Lutheran and Reformed Congregations, Lower Mahanoy Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, vols. I-II, 1777-1854 -

2. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church; Stone Valley, Lower Mahonoy Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania; parish registers, 1869-1958

3. Stone Valley (Zion's) Church, Mahanoy Township, Northumberland Co., Pa.; Stone Valley Cemetery; ca. 1824-1936

4. Lutheran Church, Stone Valley, Northumberland, Pennsylvania computer printout; births or christenings, 1774-1806

5. Baptismal records, early churches of Snyder, Union and Northumberland counties, Pennsylvania

6. Church records, 1870-1906 [Zion Lutheran]

7. Church records, 1912-1937

8. Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, gravestone inscriptions, exclusive of Sunbury

9. The Pennsylvania traveler-post - v. 5-6 (1968)

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The Welsh in Pennsylvania
A good article about the Welsh - their settlement in Pennsylvania and their impact on the state.  S2,

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Source Citation

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S1 "Proprietary Rights" Pennsylvania Archives, Series 3, Volume 3, page 247. , accessed 9 Nov 2007. Acc000965  
S2 Welsh in Pennsylvania by Matthew S. Magda [Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission] Acc001169/ Doc0448.doc
S3 Williams, Richard T and Mildred C, Compilers. Index of Berks County, Pennsylvania Wills and Administration Records 1752-1850. Danboro, Pennsylvania: Authors, 1973. Bk 3051.  Repository:  
S4 Davis, William Watts Hart, Warren Smedley Ely and John Woolf. History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. New York: Lewis Publishing Co, 1905. - Bk3104 Read Online
S5 WikiPedia Article - Pennsylvania  
S7 Davis, W. W. H.. History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania : from the discovery of the Delaware to the present time. New York Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co., 1905, Vol. 1-3. (Database Online, Digital Images), Bk3104/Doc5790.pdf
-  ( DB Link:  ) -
- Doc5790-Bk3104-Images-Selected Pages.pdf:
S8 WikiPedia Article - Bucks County  
S9 WikiPedia Article - Berks County  
S10 Battle, J H. History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, PA: A Warner & Co, Publishers, 1887. Bk3105. - Repository:  Google Books  
S11 WikiPedia Article - Chester County  
S12 WikiPedia Article - Montgomery County  

BookChronicles of Pennsylvania from the English Revolution to the Peace of AIX-LA-CHAPELLE 1688-1748, Vol. 2 by Charles P. Keith – Books for Libraries Press, Freeport, New York, Pages 538-541.  Bk3391

Queen Anne of England had sent a large group of Palatinates to New York to furnish the English with naval stores. In return each family was to receive money and 40 acres of land on the Schoharie Creek in New York.

They arrived in New York during May to July of 1710 and the most were placed on Robert Livingston’s Manor on the Hudson River. Seven hundred of these people moved to the Schoharie in 1712 but were dissatisfied.

Lt Gov Keith of Pennsylvania invited these folks to move to vacant land in Pennsylvania. Hans Lawyer and four others traveled to Pennsylvania to select the land. Keith was attending the treaty of 1722 in Albany, New York when he had a meeting with George Haine [p 539] and another Palantinate and reported to those who sent them his [Keith’s] encouragement for 40 or 50 families to come.

The Palantines [33 families] cut a road from the Schoharie [in New York] to the Susquehanna [in Pennsylvania] and built canoes and rafts. In the Spring of 1723 the movement began down the North Branch and down the Main Susquehanna, to the mouth of the Swatara, [where present-day Middletown, South of Harrisburg, is located] up that creek, and across land to the Tulpehocken region. [Tulpehocken Township, Berks Co, Pennsylvania].

A petition [nd] drawn up by Keith purporting to come from 33 families who had arrived the year before, said they had been permitted by Governor Keith to settle on the Tulpahaca Creek [Tulpehocken] [p. 540]
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S14 Web Pages
"German Achievements in America" - Link
"The Coming of the Palatines" - Link -
S15 Web Page:  "The Migration of the Schoharie Germans to Pennsylvania and the History of Tulpehocken Township" - Link -  
S16 Web Page:  "West Point, PA:  Early History" - Accessed, 7 Feb 2012.  Includes information about the formation of Gwynedd Township in present-day Montgomery County.  
S17 Book:  Cope, Gilbert and Henry Graham Ashmead. Historic homes and institutions and genealogical and personal memoirs of Chester and Delaware Counties, Pennsylvania. Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Co, 1904. Bk3702, Vol. 2, Page 188., accessed 17 Sept 2012.

"Mrs. Anna M. Shoemaker" section has information concerning the Edward and Eleanor Foulke Family

(Vol 2, Title page, p 188)
S18 RG-17
Records of the Land Office  -  Link
WARRANT REGISTERS, 1733-1957. {series #17.88}
*Images of Each Index Page for Each County*

Below are links to the scanned Warrant Register pages for each county. These Warrant Registers serve as the basic index to the original land warrants, surveys and patents for about 70% of the land in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the dates 1733-ca.1957. (For the pre-1733 period, consult the Old Rights Registers {series #17.78 and 17.19} and the Proprietary Rights Index {series #17.110}. For late-twentieth-century warrants and patents, contact the Pennsylvania State Archives at: (717) 783-2669 or (717) 783-3281.)



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