Marriage and death records for early Pennsylvania are not easy to come by. Except for the period 1852 to 1854, Pennsylvania counties did not start recording marriages and deaths until the late 19th century.
Church records and newspaper notices are the only records available for pre-1852 and 1854 through 1885. This book contains marriage and death notices, including some obituaries, as reported in four of those Harrisburg area newspapers from 1835 through 1845. It includes more than marriage and death notices.
In 1830, there were eleven newspapers in print in Harrisburg. The publications used as source material in compiling this volume include: the Democratic State Journal, the Keystone, the State Capital Gazette, and the Democratic Union. Other newspapers from within Pennsylvania and other states were often quoted, as newspapers passed information from one area to another.
Complete name index is included.
8.5″ X 11″, Softbound, 322 pages
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