Mother Cumberland, Tracing Your Ancestors in South-Central Pennsylvania; By Raymond M. Bell; Maps by Paul J. Connor; Fourth Printing with Corrections 2003; 72 pp; Soft Cover, 7x10 in.; Indexed; ISBN: 0-945231-01-6; Item #: PA039
This book is a genealogical guide to 10 Pennsylvania counties: Bedford, Blair, Centre, Cumberland, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin, and Perry. If you are one of many the Americans searching for family connections in the 10 counties of south-central Pennsylvania, this guidebook will be a valuable reference for understanding the history of the area and locating the records that can help you document your ancestors' presence there.
Before and after the American Revolution, pioneers of English, Irish, Scotch-Irish, German, and other ethnic stocks passed through Mother Cumberland in large numbers on their way to Ohio, Maryland, Virginia, and other regions. With the aid of this book, you can identify their migrations routes and find out more about the settlements these pioneers created on the western frontier. Dr. Bell, a specialist on early Pennsylvania history, has spent much of his career compiling information for this book, the only such genealogical guide in print.
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