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Berks County PA - Everything Collection

Berks County PA - Everything Collection

PA-Genealogy

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This is a collection of various historical and genealogical reference works on Pennsylvania. These references cover 1000's of individuals, and are an excellent way to start or continue research focused on PA. This collection includes all of the individual collections covering Berks County, PA (Please see individual collection listings for detailed descriptions of titles.)

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BE01 - Berks County PA - Everything Collection (All Collections on Berks County)

BE02 - County History & Biography Collection
History of the Counties of Berks and Lebanon (I. Daniel Rupp, 1844, 516 pages)
History of Berks County in Pennsylvania (Morton L. Montgomery, 1886, 1296 pages)
Book of Biographies - Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens of Berks County, Pa (Biographical Publishing Company, 1898, 738 pages)
Transactions of the Historical Society of Berks County, Vol. 1-3 (Historical Society of Berks County, 1898 - 1916, 1244 pages)
Historical and Biographical Annals of Berks County, Pennsylvania (Morton L. Montgomery, 1909, 1930 pages)
The Story of Berks County, Pennsylvania (A. E. Wagner, F. W. Balthaser, & D. K. Hoch, 1913, 254 pages)
Reading and Berks County, Pennsylvania - A History (Cyrus T. Fox, 1925, 1300 pages)
Early Narratives of Berks County (J. Bennett Nolan, 1927, 181 pages)

BE03 - Regional History Collection - Reading & Vicinity
The Description of the Borough of Reading (Major William Stahle, 1841, 66 pages)
Reading, PA [Bird's-Eye Town View] (1881, J. Hanold Kendall)
Glimpses of Reading, PA (Leinbach & Bro., Clothiers, About 1890-1900, 48 pages)
History of Trinity Lutheran Church, Reading PA, 1751-1894 (Jacob Fry, 1894, 300 pages)
The City of Reading and Vicinity and Their Resources (J. H. Sutherland, 1896, 136 pages)
1748-1898 - History of Reading Pennsylvania (Morton L. Montgomery, 1898, 362 pages)
The City of Reading, Pennsylvania [Bird's-Eye Town View] (1898, Bailey & Moyer)
Souvenir of Reading, PA (G. A. Schlechter & J. Geo. Hintz, ~1900, 14 pages)
Views of Reading (Schlechter's, 1901, 53 pages)
History of the Reformed Church in Reading, PA (Rev. B. Bausman & Daniel Miller, 1903, 474 pages)
Quarto-Centennial History of Grace Lutheran Church, Reading, Pennsylvania, 1878-1903 (William H. Myers, 1903, 160 pages)
[Souvenir of] Reading (L. H. Nelson Company, ~1905-1910, 33 pages)
Reading - Old and New (H. A. DeForest, 1909, 80 pages)
The Penn Street Viaduct (D. K. Hoch, 1914, 21 pages)
Classified Business Directory of Eastern Pennsylvania [1919] (Lehigh Valley Review, 1919, 212 pages)
The Reading Militia in the Great War (J. Bennett Nolan, 1921, 202 pages)
The Official Pictorial Record of the 175th Anniversary of the Founding of Reading, PA (M. S. Graver, 1923, 109 pages)
Souvenir Program of the 175th Anniversary of the Founding of Reading, PA (Anonymous, 1923, 165 pages)
Historic Reading From 1748-1923 (Anonymous, 1923, 31 pages)
Historical Annals of Christ Church, Reading, PA. (William DuHamel, 1926, 136 pages)
Rare and Early Prints of Reading (The Reading Eagle, 1968, 22 pages)

BE04 - Regional History Collection - Reading Directories (1860-1929)
Boyd's Directory of Reading for 1860 (William H. Boyd, 1860, 47 pages)
Gopsill's Directory of Reading, Allentown, Easton, Pottsville, and Bethlehem Pennsylvania for 1864-5 (James Gopsill, 1864, 270 pages)
Boyd's Directory of Pottsville 1871-72 (W. Harry Boyd, 1871, 343 pages)
Bradstreet's Reports of the State of Pennsylvania [Reading] (Bradstreet Press, 1876, 14 pages)
The Mercantile Agency Reference Book [Reading] - July, 1889 (R. G. Dun & Co., 1889, 19 pages)
Boyd's Directory of Reading - 1890 (William H. Boyd, 1890, 622 pages)
Classified Business Directory of Eastern Pennsylvania [1919] (Lehigh Valley Review, 1919, 212 pages)
Boyd's Directory of Reading 1924 (W. H. Boyd Co., 1924, 1378 pages)
Boyd's Reading City Directory 1929 (W. H. Boyd Co. Inc., 1929, 1030 pages)

BE05 - Regional History Collection - Reading Directories (1933-1959)
Boyd's Reading City Directory 1933 (W. H. Boyd Co. Inc., 1933, 960 pages)
Boyd's Reading City Directory 1934 (W. H. Boyd Co. Inc., 1934, 944 pages)
Boyd's Reading City Directory 1935 (W. H. Boyd Co. Inc., 1935, 940 pages)
Boyd's Reading City Directory 1936 (W. H. Boyd Co. Inc., 1936, 1032 pages)
Boyd's Reading City Directory 1937 (R. L. Polk & Co., 1937, 308 pages)
Boyd's Reading City Directory 1939 (R. L. Polk & Co., 1939, 1186 pages)
Boyd's Reading City Directory 1945 (R. L. Polk & Co., 1945, 1344 pages)
Cross Reference Directory of Reading and Vicinity - July 1952 (City Publishing Company, 1952, 511 pages)
Polk's Greater Reading City Directory 1955 (R. L. Polk & Co., 1955, 1096 pages)
Polk's Greater Reading City Directory 1957 (R. L. Polk & Co., 1957, 1148 pages)
Polk's Greater Reading City Directory 1958 (R. L. Polk & Co., 1958, 1220 pages)
Polk's Greater Reading City Directory 1959 (R. L. Polk & Co., 1959, 1438 pages)

BE06 - Regional History Collection - West Reading - Wyomissing & Vicinity
Partners - A History of the Development of the Wyomissing Industries (Wyomissing Industries, 1936, 180 pages)
Fifty Years of Advancement 1907-1957 - Borough of West Reading Pennsylvania (Howard F. Rickenbach, 1957, 130 pages)

BE07 - Regional History Collection - Mohnton - Shillington & Vicinity
Mohnsville, Pennsylvania [Bird's-Eye Town View] (1898, Bailey & Moyer)
Program and History of the Twentieth Anniversary of the Borough of Shillington (Adam S. Body, 1928, 37 pages)
1930 Directory of the Boro of Shillington (The Observer, 1930, 134 pages)
1937 Directory of Shillington Pennsylvania (J. F. Snyder, 1937, 112 pages)
1941 Directory of Shillington Pennsylvania (Advertising-Publishing Associates, 1941, 94 pages)
The Shillington Story for 1952 (Anonymous, 1952, 11 pages)
Shillington Directory 1952 (Greater Shillington League, 1952, 104 pages)
Fishing Rodeo for Children of Gouglersville, Lincoln Park, Mohnton, Montrose Manor, Pennwyn, Shillington (Rotary Club of Shillington, 1954, 48 pages)
1907-1957 - Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration of the Borough of Mohnton Pennsylvania (Anonymous, 1957, 79 pages)
Fifty Years of Progress 1908-1958 - Shillington Pennsylvania (Anonymous, 1958, 58 pages)
Shillington Directory 1958 (Greater Shillington League, Inc., 1958, 113 pages)
Shillington Directory 1960 (Greater Shillington League, Inc., 1960, 140 pages)
Shillington Directory 1964 (Greater Shillington League, Inc., 1964, 137 pages)
The Shillington Story of 1972 Portrays “The Town Beautiful” (Anonymous, 1972, 28 pages)
125th Anniversary - Township of Spring - 1850-1975 (Anonymous, 1975, 103 pages)

BE08 - Regional History Collection - Hamburg - Kutztown & Vicinity
Historical Sketch of Kutztown and Maxatawny, Berks County, Penn'a (John S. Ermentrout, 1876, 60 pages)
Hamburg, Berks Co., Penn'a [Bird's-Eye Town View] (1889, T. M. Fowler)
Fleetwood, Berks County, Pennsylvania [Bird's-Eye Town View] (1893, T. M. Fowler & James B. Moyer)
Kutztown, Berks County, Pennsylvania [Bird's-Eye Town View] (1893, T. M. Fowler & James B. Moyer)
Topton, Berks County Pennsylvania [Bird's-Eye Town View] (1893, T. M. Fowler & James B. Moyer)
The Centennial History of Kutztown, Pennsylvania (Historical Committee of the Kutztown Centennial Association, 1915, 262 pages)
Fifty Years of Fleetwood History (Alfred W. Blatt & Charles H. Esser, 1923, 93 pages)
1926 Directory - St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hamburg (Anonymous, 1926, 26 pages)
1928 Directory - Hamburg Pennsylvania (Union Fire Company No. 1, 1928, 68 pages)
An Early Eighteenth Century Reformed Church (Irwin Hoch DeLong, 1934, 101 pages)
History of Leesport and West Leesport, 1840-1940 Official Souvenir (Nick Moser, 1940, 68 pages)
150th Anniversary - 1790-1940 - St. John's Lutheran Church, Hamburg, Penna. (Anonymous, 1940, 10 pages)
General Marshall's Victory Report [Hamburg] (U.S. War Department, 1946-47, 150 pages)
Kutztown Home-Coming World War II Veterans (Anonymous, 1947, 8 pages)
Directory - Hamburg Pennsylvania - 1947 [Including Edenburg, West Hamburg, Ridge Lawn] (L. M. F., 1947, 72 pages)
Hamburg Directory 1955 (Presto Publishing Co., Inc., 1955, 88 pages)
Sesqui-Centennial Commemorative Book - Kutztown, Pennsylvania 1815-1965 (Ruth E. Bonner, 1965, 254 pages)
Sesqui-Centennial Commemorative Book - Kutztown, Pennsylvania 1815-1965 - Souvenir Program (Anonymous, 1965, 52 pages)
Hamburg and Northern Berks County, PA - 'Pictorial of the Past' Volume 1 (Hamburg Savings & Trust Co., ~1970's, 52 pages)
Albany Township, Kempton Centennial 1874-1974 (Anonymous, 1974, 234 pages)
Bicentennial History of Hamburg Borough (Hamburg Bicentennial Committee, 1976, 128 pages)
USA Bicentennial 1976, Blandon, PA. (Blandon Bicentennial Historical Committee, 1977, 24 pages)

BE09 - Regional History Collection - Bernville - Womelsdorf & Vicinity
A History of Bethany Orphans Home (Rev. Thomas M. Yundt, 1888, 142 pages)
Bernville, Pennsylvania [Bird's-Eye Town View] (1898, Bailey & Moyer)
Bird's Eye View of Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania [Bird's-Eye Town View] (1898, T. M. Fowler)
Wernersville Pennsylvania [Bird's-Eye Town View] (1898, Bailey & Fowler)
Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania [Bird's-Eye Town View] (1898, Bailey & Moyer)
Annals of Womelsdorf, Pa. and Community 1723-1923 (Rev. P. C. Croll, 1923, 151 pages)
The Tulpehocken Bi-Centennial (Womelsdorf, Pa. Executive Committee, 1923, 260 pages)
The Spirit of the Tulpehocken - Tulpehocken Bi-Centennial Pageant (Anonymous, 1923, 49 pages)
Bicentennial of the Union Church of North Heidelberg, 1744-1944 (Anonymous, 1944, 20 pages)
General Marshall's Victory Report [Womelsdorf, Newmanstown, Stouchsburg] (U.S. War Department, 1946-47, 159 pages)
Official Souvenir Booklet - Bernville Centennial Celebration - One Hundred Years 1851-1951 (Anonymous, 1951, 84 pages)
Centennial Souvenir Program - Robesonia, PA 1855-1955 (Anonymous, 1955, 115 pages)
Bernville Pennsylvania 1851-1976 (The Bernville Bicentennial Committee, 1976, 142 pages)

BE10 - Regional History Collection - Birdsboro - Boyertown & Vicinity
Birdsboro, Berks Co., PA [Bird's-Eye Town View] (1890, T. M. Fowler & James B. Moyer)
Annals of the Oley Valley in Berks County, PA (Rev. P. C. Croll, 1926, 150 pages)
Boyd's Pottstown and Boyertown Directory 1952 (R. L. Polk & Co., Inc., 1952, 864 pages)
Boyd's Pottstown and Boyertown Directory 1956 (R. L. Polk & Co., Inc., 1956, 848 pages)
Complete Urban and Rural Directory - Boyertown and Colebrookdale Township - 1959 (Javon Company, 1959, 88 pages)
Boyertown Battallya! Centennial '66 - Centennial of Boyertown Pennsylvania (Anonymous, 1966, 124 pages)
Exeter - The Forgotten Corner - 225th Anniversary (225th Anniversary Committee, 1966, 116 pages)
Amity - First in Berks - 250th Anniversary 1719-1969 (Anonymous, 1969, 140 pages)
Forge and Foundry - An Historic Review of Birdsboro, Berks County, Pennsylvania (Bruce A. Hoffman, 1976, 72 pages)

BE11 - Berks County Miscellaneous History Collection
Officers of Berks County for each year 1752 to 1860 (Amos K. Strunck, 1859, 124 pages)
Political Handbook of Berks County, Pennsylvania, 1752 - 1883 (Morton L. Montgomery, 1883, 104 pages)
Industries and Wealth of the Principle Points in Southeastern Pennsylvania (Excepting Philadelphia) Embracing Dauphin, York, Lancaster, Schuylkill, Berks, Bucks, Montgomery, Chester and Delaware Counties (American Publishing and Engraving Co., 1890, 148 pages)
History of Berks County, Pennsylvania in the Revolution 1774-1783 (Morton L. Montgomery, 1894, 308 pages)
Records of Rev. John Casper Stoever Baptismal and Marriage 1730-1779 (Anonymous, 1896, 79 pages)
Lutheran Ministers of Berks County (Rev. J. W. Early, 1902, 110 pages)
Berks County Industrially (Lew. C. Hulshizer, 1907, 283 pages)
Lutherans in Berks County 1723-1923 (H. S. Kidd, 1923, 504 pages)
History of the Grim Family of Pennsylvania (William Gabriel Long, 1934, 170 pages)
Congressional History of Berks (PA.) District 1789 - 1939 (Benjamin Alderfer Fryer, 1939, 364 pages)
Industrial Berks County, 1748 - 1948 (Arthur D Graeff & Florence Starr Taylor, 1948, 36 pages)

BE12 - Berks County Map & Atlas Collection
1854 Map of Berks County Pennsylvania (M. S. Henry & M. K. Boyer, Color)
1860 Map of Berks County Pennsylvania (F. H. Bridgens, Color)
1862 Township Map of Berks County Pennsylvania (H. F. Bridgens, Color)
1876 Illustrated Historical Atlas of Berks County, Penna. (Reading Publishing House, 1876, 95 pages, B/W)
1884 Property and Insurance Atlas of the City of Reading, Berks County, Penna. (Forsey, Breou & Co., 1884, 48 pages, Color)

BE13 - Berks County Directory Collection (1886-1928)
List of Subscribers - March 1st, 1886 [Telephone Directory, Eastern PA] (Pennsylvania Telephone Company, 1886, 84 pages)
Rural Free Delivery Directory of Berks County - 1908 (Esser & Rhode, 1908, 408 pages)
The Standard Business and Mailing Guide of Country, Town and City - Berks County Volume (Wm. S. Rhode & Co., 1911, 394 pages)
Farm and Business Directory of Berks County Pennsylvania 1914 (Wilmer Atkinson Company, 1914, 240 pages)
Consolidated Telephone Directory 1918 (Consolidated Telephone Co., 1918, 250 pages)
Consolidated Telephone Directory May 1919 (Consolidated Telephone Co., 1919, 256 pages)
Telephone Directory - November 1919 - Reading-Lebanon-Pottsville and Nearby Places (Bell Telephone Co. of PA, 1919, 156 pages)
Telephone Directory - Birdsboro, Pennsylvania [and Vicinity] - January 1, 1921 (Conestoga Telephone and Telegraph Company, 1921, 44 pages)
Telephone Directory - May 1921 - Reading-Lebanon-Pottsville and Nearby Places (Bell Telephone Co. of PA, 1921, 172 pages)
Telephone Directory - November 1921 [Reading-Lebanon-Pottsville and Vicinity] (Bell Telephone Co. of PA, 1921, 188 pages)
Rhode's Directory - Berks and Lehigh Counties, Pa. (William S. Rhode Co., Inc., 1922, 1230 pages)
Telephone Directory - May 1922 [Reading-Lebanon-Pottsville and Vicinity] (Bell Telephone Co. of PA, 1922, 200 pages)
United Telephone Directory - Southern District - June 1922 (United Telephone Company, 1922, 120 pages)

BE14 - Berks County Directory Collection (1930-1959)
Telephone Directory - May 1923 [Reading-Lebanon-Pottsville and Vicinity] (Bell Telephone Co. of PA, 1923, 160 pages)
Telephone Directory - November 1923 [Reading-Lebanon-Pottsville and Vicinity] (Bell Telephone Co. of PA, 1923, 164 pages)
Penn State Telephone Directory Southern District - June 1924 (The United Telephone Company, 1924, 132 pages)
Telephone Directory - Winter 1925 [Reading-Lebanon-Pottsville and Vicinity] (Bell Telephone Co. of PA, 1925, 218 pages)
Lehigh Telephone Directory - January - June 1928 (Lehigh Telephone Co., 1928, 246 pages)
Reading and Nearby Points Telephone Directory - Winter 1930-31 (Bell Telephone Co. of PA, 1930, 338 pages)
Reading and Nearby Points Telephone Directory - Summer 1932 (Bell Telephone Co. of PA, 1932, 288 pages)
Bangor and Nearby Points Telephone Directory - December 1936 (Blue Mountain Telephone and Telegraph Company, 1936, 282 pages)
Reading and Nearby Points Telephone Directory - March 1939 (Bell Telephone Co. of PA, 1939, 248 pages)
Allentown and Nearby Points Telephone Directory - August 1940 (Bell Telephone Co. of PA, 1940, 284 pages)
Bittler's Berks County Pennsylvania Farm Directory 1953 Edition (Chas F. & C. M. Louise Bittler, 1953, 96 pages)
Reading and Nearby Points Telephone Directory - May 1955 (Bell Telephone Co. of PA, 1955, 584 pages)
Reading and Nearby Points Telephone Directory - June 1957 (Bell Telephone Co. of PA, 1957, 262 pages)
Reading and Nearby Points Telephone Directory - June 1958 (Bell Telephone Co. of PA, 1958, 544 pages)
Reading and Nearby Points Telephone Directory - June 1959 (Bell Telephone Co. of PA, 1959, 268 pages)