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Some Pennsylvania Suggestions:

Abstracts from Benjamin Franklin's Pennsylvania Gazette, 1728-1748.  By Kenneth Scott.  (Genealogical Publ. Co., 1996)

Emigrants to Pennsylvania, 1641-1819: A Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists from the Pennsylvania Magazine of History & Biography.  By Michael Tepper.  (Genealogical Publ. Co., 1978)

Genealogical Abstracts from the American Weekly Mercury, 1719-1746.  By Kenneth Scott.  (Genealogical Publ. Co., 1998)

Pennsylvania Genealogical Research.  By George K. Schweitzer. (Genalogical Sources, 1986)

Pennsylvania Land Records: A History & Guide for Research.  By Donna Bingham Munger.  (Scholarly Resources, 1991)

Some local history suggestions:

  Germantown, Mt. Airy & Chestnut Hill (Philadelphia).  By Judith Callard.  (Arcadia Tempus, 2000)   Read about the author!

Philadelphia: A 300 Year History.  By Russell F. Weigley &  Nicholas B. Wainwright.  (W.W. Norton, 1982)



Urban Village: Population, Community & Family Structure in Germantown, Pennsylvania, 1683-1800.  By Stephanie Grauman Wolf.  (Princeton U. Press, 1980)

The Irish in Philadelphia: Ten Generations of Urban Experience.  By Dennis Clark.  (Temple U. Press, 1982)


Jewish Quarter of Philadelphia:  A History & Guide, 1881-1930.  By Harry D. Boonin.  (Jewish Walking Tours of Phila., 1999)

Suburb in the City: Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, 1850-1990.  By David R. Contosta.  (Ohio St. U. Press, 1996)

William Penn & the Founding of Pennsylvania, 1680-1684.  By Jean R. Soderland & Richard S. Dunn. (U. of P. Press, reissue, 1999)

Some great basic books on genealogy:

The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy.  By Sandra H. Luebking (Ed.) & Loretto D. Szucs.  (, 1997)

The Book of Myself: A Do-it-Yourself Autobiography in 201 Questions.  By Carl Marshall & David Marshall.  (Hyperion, 1997)

The Handybook for Genealogists (9th Edition)(Everton, 1999)


Cyndi's List: A Comprehensive List of 40,000 Genealogy Sites on the Internet.  By Cyndi Howells.  (Genealogical Publ. Co., 1999)


Netting Your Ancestors: Genealogical Research on the Internet.  By Cyndi Howells.  (Genealogical Publ. Co., 1997)



They Came in Ships:  A Guide to Finding Your Immigrant Ancester's Ship.  By John Philip Colletta.  (, 1998)



Some Local Genealogical Choices:

A Philadelphia Family: The Houstons & Woodwards of Chestnut Hill.  By David R. Contosta. (U. of P. Press, reprint, 1992) is 2000 by Sean Robins.