This is a bibliography of most of our biographical and historical volumes currently being used for transcription to our various Pennsylvania counties. Some of this information is held at the DataBoards and some is on the county pages. Links are provided to take you to the location where possible.
Multiple County Books
- Book of biographies : this volume contains biographical sketches of leading citizens of the Seventeenth Congressional District, Pennsylvania. Buffalo, N.Y.: Biographical Pub. Co., 1899, 777 pgs. – recent acquisition
- Encyclopedia of Genealogy and Biography of the State of Pennsylvania, Vol. I, Lewis Publishing Co., 1904 – recent acquisition.
- Encyclopedia of Pennsylvania Biography, Jordan, New York, 1915 (Vols. I, II, IV) – partially completed, please click this link to search the DataBoards for submissions from this series.
- Genealogical and Personal History of Western Pennsylvania, John W. Jordan, Vol I, New York, 1915. – Work is just getting underway on this volume.
- History and Topography of Dauphin, Cumberland, Franklin, Bedford, Adams, and Perry Counties, I. Daniel Rupp, 1846 – recent acquisition
- History of Cumberland Valley, Vol. II, (Franklin and Cumberland Cos.), George P. Donehoo, Susquehanna History Assn., 1930. – Work is just getting underway on this volume.
- History of the Counties of McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania, J.H. Beers & Co., 1890
- History of Bedford, Somerset and Fulton Counties, Pa., Waterman, Watkins & Co., 1884. – currently the majority of the biographies for Bedford County have been extracted.
- History of the Susquehanna & Juniata Valleys, Franklin Ellis, 1886. Please click this link to search the DataBoards for submissions from this volume.
- Armstrong County, PA., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
- History of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, Robert Walk Smith, Esq. Chicago, 1883
- Book of biographies : this volume contains biographical sketches of leading citizens of Beaver County, Pennsylvania. Buffalo, N.Y.: Biographical Pub. Co., 1899,
- Reading and Berks County, Pennsylvania, a History, Cyrus T. Fox, Vol. I, Lewis Historical Pub. Co., 1925 – recent acquisition
- History of Clarion County, A.J. Davis, Syracuse, 1887 – the biographies have been extracted and entered on the Clarion County Biography DataBoard.
- History of Clearfield County Pennsylvania, Lewis Cass Aldrich, 1887
- History of Clearfield County Pennsylania, Present and Past, T.L. Wall, 1925
- Biographical annals of Franklin County, Pennsylvania : containing genealogical records of representative families, including many of the early settlers, and biographical sketches of prominent citizens. Chicago: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1905
- History of Jefferson County Pennsylvania, Kate M. Scott, 1888 (biographies only)
- Jefferson County, Pennsylvania – Her Pioneers and People, Vol. II, W.J. McKnight, 1917
- Biographical Annals of Lancaster County., Pa., 1903 by J.H. Beers & Co.
- History of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania with Biographical Sketches of Many of its Pioneers and Prominent Men, Ellis and Evans, 1883
- 20th Century History of the City of Washington and Washington County, Pennsylvania, Joseph F. McFarland, Chicago, Ill., 1910
- History of York County, Pennsylvania : from the earliest period to the present time, divided into general, special, township and borough histories, with a biographical department appended; John Gibson; Chicago: F.A. Battey Publishing Co., 1886
- History of York County from its erection to the present time: 1729-1834; William C. Carter; Harrisburg, Pa.: Aurand Press, 1930