Pennsylvania German Church Records [set]


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Here in three volumes the genealogist has access to all of the church records ever published in the Proceedings and Addresses of the Pennsylvania German Society. These records are indispensable to anyone interested in Pennsylvania-German origins, but until now they have been almost impossible to locate as few libraries have a complete file of this scarce serial publication. From the beginning the Society showed an interest in publishing the earliest-known records of the German Reformed and Evangelical Lutheran Church in Pennsylvania. With Vol. III (1893) it began the task of putting such records into print. Church records were deemed then to be the backbone of Pennsylvania-German genealogy, and nothing has happened to change that idea. Before the Society wound up its project, it had succeeded in publishing the records of a great many key churches in southeastern Pennsylvania–Lancaster, York, Lehigh, Montgomery, and Northampton–the heartland of Pennsylvania-German country.


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