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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

Beaver County

  • Book of biographies : this volume contains biographical sketches of leading citizens of Beaver County, Pennsylvania. Buffalo, N.Y.: Biographical Pub. Co., 1899,

Berks County

  • Reading and Berks County, Pennsylvania, a History, Cyrus T. Fox, Vol. I, Lewis Historical Pub. Co., 1925 – recent acquisition

Cameron County

Clarion County

  • History of Clarion County, A.J. Davis, Syracuse, 1887 – the biographies have been extracted and entered on the Clarion County Biography DataBoard.

Clearfield County

Forest County

Franklin County

  • 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

Jefferson County

Lancaster County

Warren County

Washington County

Westmoreland County

York County

  • 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
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McKean County, Chapter 6, Political Affairs

CHAPTER VI   POLITICAL AFFAIRS   INTRODUCTORY – ORLO J. HAMLIN – ELECTIONS FOR GOVERNOR, 1835– ELECTIONS FROM 1840 TO 1883 – GENERAL ELECTIONS, 1884 TO 1889 – PROHIBITORY AMENDMENT…

McKean County, Chapter 5, Courts and Bar

COURTS AND BAR FIRST COURTS – CHARACTER OF THE EARLY BENCH AND BAR, WITH DATES OF ADMISSION OF MEMBERS PRIOR TO 1878 – CELEBRATED CAUSES – JUDGES AND ASSOCIATE JUDGES…

McKean County, Chapter 4, Transactions of the County Commissioners

McKean County   CHAPTER IV TRANSACTIONS OF THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS – ORGANIZATION OF THE COUNTY – HOLLAND LAND COMPANY’S LANDS – JOHN KEATING’S LIBERALITY – SMETHPORT, THE COUNTY TOWN –…

McKean County, Chapter 3, Pioneers and Pioneer Days

McKean County   CHAPTER III PIONEERS AND PIONEER DAYS PREHISTORIC REMAINS – INDIANS – INDIAN LAND PURCHASES – SALE OF LANDS – EARLY SURVEYS AND SETTLEMENTS – EARLY TAX PAYERS…

Potter County, Chapter 29, Biographical Sketches

CHAPTER XXIX BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES-  ROULETTE, HOMER, PORTAGE (AND BOROUGH OF AUSTIN) AND WHARTON TOWNSHIPS ROULETTE TOWNSHIP. MRS. PRUDENCE L. BOYINGTON, daughter of Burrel and Dorcas (Irons) Lyman, was born in…

Potter County, Chapter 28, Biographical Sketches

CHAPTER XXVIII BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES – ULYSSES TOWNSHIP AND BOROUGH OF LEWISVILLE, ALLEGHENY, HEBRON, CLARA AND PLEASANT VALLEY TOWNSHIPS ULYSSES TOWNSHIP AND BOROUGH OP LEWISVILLE C.E. BAKER, farmer, P.O. Ulysses, is…

Potter County, Chapter 27, Biographical Sketches

CHAPTER XXVII BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES—HECTOR, PIKE, WEST BRANCH, ABBOT AND STEWARDSON TOWNSHIPS HECTOR TOWNSHIP. JAMES DOUGLAS, farmer, P.O. Hector, was born in Tompkins county, N.Y., May 12, 1820. He attended school…

Potter County, Chapter 26, Biographical Sketches

CHAPTER XXVI BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES— BINGHAM AND HARRISON TOWNSHIPS BINGHAM. TOWNSHIP ZERA O. BACON, farmer, P.O. Genesee Fork, was born in Wellsville, N.Y., March 12, 1837, a son of Ira and…

Potter County, Chapter 25, Biographical Sketches

CHAPTER XXV BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES – SHARON, OSWAYO AND GENESEE TOWNSHIPS SHARON TOWNSHIP ANDREW J. BARNES, lumberman and farmer, P.O. Millport, was born in Wayne county, Penn., March 30, 1836, a…

Potter County, Chapter 24, Biographical Sketches

CHAPTER XXIV BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES – EULALIA TOWNSHIP AND BOROUGH OF COUDERSPORT J.W. ALLEN, land estate agent, Coudersport, is a son of Ezra and Lydia Allen, and was born in East…