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Biographies of PA Ancestors

A FREE genealogy database of biographies, biographical sketches and multi-generational genealogies of Pennsylvania residents.

Each biography was written in the late 1800s to the early 1900s. During this time, vanity books with biographical sketches were very popular. One usually had to pre-purchase a book or pay for inclusion in the book. Sometimes the person whose biography appeared was involved in the compiling, and sometimes it was done by descendants. Many biographies have genealogy info going back many generations.

The biographies can be very useful sources to guide genealogy research.

Be sure to check each county where your family lived as each biography and family history may cover many Pennsylvania counties as the biographies follow the family as they resettle into different parts of Pennsylvania and other states.

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Biographical Sketches at this website

All Sorts of Pittsburgers, Allegheny County
  Arthur Burgoyne, 1892.

History of Bucks County
  J.H. Battle; Warner & Co.; 1887

History of Centre and Clinton Counties
  John Blair Linn, 1883

History of Chester County
  J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, 1881.

History of Clarion County
  A. J. Davis, 1887

History of Erie County
   Warner, Beers & Co., 1884

Genealogical and Personal History of Fayette County
  Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 1912

Biographical Annals of Franklin County, Pennsylvania
  George O. Seilhamer, Genealogical Pub. Co., 1905

Genealogical and Personal History of Lycoming County
  Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 1887

Biographical Notes of Pine Grove Schuylkill County
  J. W. Barr: Achenbach & Reber: 1916

Steinmetz Family
  B. F. Steinmetz; September, 1903

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Civil War Biographies

Biographies of PA Civil War soldiers

USGenWeb Biographies

PA Bios in the PA Gen Web Archives


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