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During the past several months, this writer has been contacting the local libraries to find out what genealogical material is available in each of the libraries.
Most of the local libraries have very limited genealogical material. I was unable to contact some of the libraries, and some of those that were contacted did not respond.
Limited genealogical material is available at the B.F. Jones Library in Aliquippa. They have Beaver County histories and Aliquippa histories.
The Beaver Library has Beaver County histories, but limited genealogical material. Since this library is in Beaver, the County seat, most researchers find research at the court house more rewarding.
The library at the Community College in Center Township has Bausman: "History of Beaver County, PA. 1904" and also Pennsylvania history.
The library at the Beaver County campus of Penn State University also has a great deal of material for genealogical research. The list is rather lengthy and will be included in the next issue. Also in the next issue we will list the Beaver County resources at Carnegie Library, Pittsburgh, PA.
Following is a listing of the genealogical material available at the Laughlin Memorial Library in Ambridge: Partial List of Genealogical Materials Available:
Archives of the following counties:
Baden cemetery records
County newspapers: - Bound copies and microfilm Ambridge (Complete) Beaver County Times
County government archives of Pa.
History of following counties - Book form: Allegheny Beaver Butler Fayette Greene
Passenger lists of immigrants to Old Economy - Microfilm
Pennsylvania Archives and Colonial records - complete
Pennsylvania county histories and biographies on microfilm - All counties
American History Society - Pittsburgh of today - It's resources and people
Bates - Biographical history of Greene County, Pa.
Bowan - Complete collection of Wm. Bowan slides and oral histories of Beaver County
Caldwell - Atlas of Beaver County
Cushing - A genealogical and biographical history of Allegheny County
D.A.R. - D.A.R. Patriot Index
Egle - Pennsylvania genealogies
Filby, ed. - Passenger and immigration list index - 3 vols.
Freeble - Western Pa. cemetery and genealogical records
Glenn - Welsh founders of Pa.
Johnson - The hereditary register of the U.S.A.
Jordan - Genealogical and personal history of Beaver County
Jordan - Genealogical and personal history of Fayette County, Pa.
Kennedy - The Clan Kennedy
Leahy - Who's Who on the Ohio River
McClure - Pioneer McClure families of the Monongahela Valley
Munsell - Index to American genealogies
Pound - The Penns of Pennsylvania
Pa. Magazine of History and Biography - Genealogies of Pa. families
Pennsylvania Society of the D.A.R. - Register 1930
Rupp - Thirty thousand names of immigrants
Sipe - Indian chiefs of Pennsylvania
Society of Friends of Pennsylvania - Inventory of church archives
Society of Did Plymouth Colony descendants - List of members of ye old Society of Old Plymouth Colony descendants
Tepper - Emmigrants to Pennsylvania 1641 - 1819
Virkus - Abridge compendium of American genealogy
Walton - Beaver County Bicentennial atlas
Yoder - Pennsylvania German immigrants
Also included in the collection of the Laughlin
Memorial Library are the following publications:
COMPLETE INDEX TO BEAVER COUNTY TAX RECORDS 1802 - 1840 compiled by Gladys G. Schmidt and Rebekah Brown.
By The Publishers of Beaver County Records:
COMPLETE INDEX OF REMAINING TAX RECORDS OF BEAVER COUNTY 1802 - 1840.
COMPLETE INDEX OF WILL BOOKS AND REGISTER'S DOCKET OF BEAVER COUNTY 1800-1900.
19TH CENTURY MARRIAGE REGISTRATIONS OF BEAVER COUNTY.
VETERANS RECORDS OF BEAVER COUNTY.