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York County, PA - Town, Township and Regional History Collection

York County, PA - Town, Township and Regional History 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 material was scanned from original publications and will be provided as text searchable PDFs (unless noted in description). You will receive an email with the download link after purchasing online. These files can be read using many PDF reader programs (Windows / Mac / Linux), however Adobe Reader or Acrobat are recommended.

Supplement to the York Daily Sesqui-Centennial
Sept. 3-6-1899 (Anonymous, 1899, 35 pages)
This is a photographic souvenir of the of the 150th anniversary of York County, PA held in 1899. It includes dozens of photographs of important buildings and other locations around York, as well as several portraits of residents involved with the celebration. There is also a section of historic views of the town of York, featuring reproductions of very old engravings, prints, and paintings in and around York.

Local History of Dillsburg, PA (A. N. Eslinger, 1902, 34 pages)
Full Title: "Local History of Dillsburg, PA. by A. N. Eslinger, fifty years a resident, with notes and comments, from the earliest known settlement to the present 1902." This publication is a brief history and description of the town of Dillsburg. It also includes a few biographies of its important citizens: Hon. Matthew Stanley Quay, Hon. John M. Bailey, Dr. George L. Shearer, Col. S. N. Bailey, John Heiges, Jacob Lauman and Henry Sidle.

1815-1915 Official Program of the Centennial of Incorporation
of the Borough of Hanover Pennsylvania Together With Historical
Sketches (The Hanover Centennial Committee, 1915, 182 pages)
This is a history and program of the events of the Centennial Celebration of Hanover, York County, PA held in 1915. It covers a wide range of historical subjects related to the town and surrounding areas including some biographical sketches of important and influential citizens. There are numerous photographs included as well, featuring scenes around town, historic buildings and residents. It also includes a professional directory, a manufacturing and business register, and a list of residents for the year 1915.

Biographical Sketches:
Alleman, Baker, Buchen, Culbertson, Derr, Eckert, Eichelberger, Goldsborough, Grove, Hinkle, Koch, McAllister, Melsheimer, Mueller, O'Neal, Plowman, Ruth, Smith, Snively, Walker, Wampler, Wirt

Wrightsville Book of Facts (The Historical Committee, 1923, 94 pages)
According to the title page: "A souvenir inspired by the sixtieth anniversary of an event of the Civil War, which occurred at Wrightsville, York County, PA., known as 'Farthest East Reached by the Confederate Army', June the 28th, 1863. - Including a classified Professional and Business Directory."

Delta Centennial 1853-1953 (Miss Elizabeth Morrow, 1953, 85 pages)
This is a souvenir history of the town of Delta, York County, PA. Along with the history, it includes a program of the events associated with the centennial celebration as well as numerous photographs of the town.

Glen Rock Centennial 1859-1959 Souvenir Program
(Anonymous, 1960, 64 pages)
This is a history of Glen Rock, York County, PA, written to commemorate its Centennial Anniversary in 1959. It provides a sketch of the area and its growth along with a number of photographs from its history. Along with the historical information, there are numerous ads for local businesses, a program of the events associated with the Centennial celebration, and lists of participants.

Greater Dover Bicentennial Celebration 1764-1964
(Anonymous, 1964, 116 pages)
This booklet was written as a historical narrative of the area of Dover, York County, PA, for its bicentennial celebration in 1964. The historical information covers the early foundations of the town and its growth and changes over the years. Along with the historical information are numerous photographs and illustrations from its history. Also presented is a program of events associated with the centennial celebration and numerous ads for local businesses throughout. Also included are two program flyers for the celebration.

Railroad Boro Pennsylvania Centennial 1871-1971
(Robert H. Shaub, 1971, 56 pages)
This is a history of Railroad, York County, PA, written for its Centennial in 1971. It provides a sketch of the area and its growth along with a number of photographs from its history. There is also a program of the events for the Centennial celebration, at the end of the publication.

Railroad Boro Pennsylvania Centennial 1871-1971 Special Supplement
(Robert H. Shaub, 1971, 56 pages)
This was a Special Supplement booklet published to complement the Borough history. It mostly contains photographs from the Centennial celebration showing some of the local residents and participants.