Berks County PA - Regional History Collection - Birdsboro-Boyertown & Vicinity
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 PDFs. 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. Unless notes, each of these files are text-searchable.
Birdsboro, Berks Co., PA [Bird's-Eye Town View] (T. M. Fowler & James B. Moyer, 1890)
This is a detailed image from birds-eye perspective of the city of Birdsboro, Berks County, PA in the year 1890. It details streets, homes, businesses, churches, etc., providing a unique view of the town and wider area.
Annals of the Oley Valley in Berks County, PA
(Rev. P. C. Croll, 1926, 148 pages)
This publication is a history of the early settlers of the Oley Valley, and their contribution to the growth of the County. It focuses especially on the families of Baumann, Bertolet, Boone, DeBenneville, DeTurck, Fisher, Greisemer, Guldin, Herbein, Hoch, Hunter, Kaufman, Leinbach, Lesher, LeVan, Lincoln, and Yoder.
Boyd's Pottstown and Boyertown Directory 1952
(R. L. Polk & Co., Inc., 1952, 864 pages)
This is a resident and business directory of Pottstown, Montgomery County, PA and Boyertown, Berks County, PA for the year 1952. The residential directory sections list residents and businesses alphabetically and include the primary resident's (and their mate's name), occupation, and street address. First listed is Pottstown including Kenilworth, Sanatoca, South Pottstown and Stowe, then a numerical street directory for the same areas. Following this are two additional sections of telephone listings and classified business listings which include the same areas and also Boyertown and Moryville. Next is the residential listings for Boyertown including Morysville, and then numerical street listings for the same area.
Boyd's Pottstown and Boyertown Directory 1956
(R. L. Polk & Co., Inc., 1956, 848 pages)
This is a resident and business directory of Pottstown, Montgomery County, PA and Boyertown, Berks County, PA for the year 1956. According to the title page, the sections for Pottstown also include Kenilworth, Sanatoga, South Pottstown and Stowe. The directories for Boyertown and include Morysville. The residential directory sections list residents and businesses alphabetically and include the primary resident's (and their mate's name), occupation, and street address. First listed is residential directory of Pottstown then a numerical street directory for the same areas. Following this are two additional sections of telephone listings and classified business listings which include the same areas and also Boyertown and Moryville. Last is the residential listings for Boyertown including Morysville, and then numerical street listings for the same area.
Complete Urban and Rural Directory - Boyertown and
Colebrookdale Township - 1959 (Javon Company, 1959, 88 pages)
This is a resident and business directory of Boyertown and Colebrookdale Township in Berks County, PA for the year 1959. It provides an alphabetical listing of all adults in those areas, giving their names and addresses. Following this is a numeric street directory listing residents and businesses numerically by street address. This part of the directory provides the name, street address and telephone number of each location. Lastly is a numeric telephone directory, listing telephone numbers numerically along with the subscriber's name.
Boyertown Battallya! Centennial '66
Centennial of Boyertown Pennsylvania (Anonymous, 1966, 124 pages)
This is a history of Boyertown Berks County, PA written for its centennial in 1966. It also includes a program of events for the centennial celebration and many photographs of participants in the events, as well as historical photographs featuring areas around the area. There are also many ads for local businesses.
Exeter - The Forgotten Corner 225th Anniversary
(Anniversary Committee, 1966, 116 pages)
This is a historical souvenir published for the 225th anniversary of Exeter Township, Berks County, PA. Exeter Township was established in 1741. It relates the history of the area from colonial times up into the 20th century. It covers aspects such as its early settlers, Indians, military history, churches, businesses, schools, etc. Along with the historical narrative, there are numerous photographs and illustrations of scenes from around the township, some historic, some modern.
Amity - First in Berks - 250th Anniversary 1719-1969 (Anonymous, 1969, 140 pages)
This is an illustrated history of Amity Township, Berks County, PA from 1719-1969. It contains a wealth of historical information along with numerous photographs from the past and present (1969). Also included are many ads for local businesses.
Forge and Foundry - An Historic Review of Birdsboro,
Berks County, Pennsylvania (Bruce A. Hoffman, 1976, 72 pages)
This is a historical sketch of Birdsboro and vicinity, Berks County, PA. It includes a chronological account of its growth year by year along with sketches of various aspects of the town - its neighborhoods, businesses, churches, etc. Many historic photographs of the area and some of its residents are included.