The following is a listing of books, publications, periodicals that are worth reading. Note:
not all are for sale, some are out of print.
Check online, libraries or your local FHC for copies.
County and Family History
- The Ancestors and Descendants of Herman and Catherine Lowry Ross --From James
Ross in Bedford/Somerset Co in 1783 to the present generation by Mary Pyle Palmer, pub.
1997. Copies available through MPalmer595@aol.com
- Annals of Southwestern Pennsylvania, by Lewis Clark Walkinshaw, 4 volumes
- Beam German Reformed Church Records (now the Mt. Laurel United Church of
Christ) by Mary Pyle Palmer published in 1992. Copies available through MPalmer595@aol.com
- The Berkey Book, Second Edition, by Rev. Wm. A. Berkey and Ruth Berkey Reichley, 1996,
690 pages of genealogical data and 301 page index.
- Biographical Review, by Biographical Review Publishing Co., 1899, 345pp.
- Country Carpenter by Catherine Rhoads
- Descendants of Jacob Hochstetler, by Rev. Harvey Hostetler, D. D., 1913, 970 pp. and
220 page index
- Early Church Records of Berlin, transcribed by Dr. E.C. Saylor
- Early Families of Somerset and Fayette Counties, Pennsylvania, by Keith A. Dull, 1996,
- Early Somerset County, by Frederick Doyle, 1945, 60 pp.
- Exploring Bruederstahl, by Glessner and Shumaker, 1996, 60 pp. A travel guide to historic
Berlin Village, Brothers Valley, Somerset County. Printed in conjunction with the Historical
Society of Berlin.
- Genealogical and Personal History of Fayette County, Pennsylvania, by John W. Jordan,
L.L.D., and James Haddon, 1912, 393 pp, 2 vols, illus., and index.
- George Long and Margaret Rebecca Keefer, Their Ancestors and Descendants by Margaret
E. Adams. Cost is $40 including postage. Order from 7452 N. Meadow Lane, New Carlisle, IN 46552-9162.
- The Heffley Civil War Diaries published by the Berlin Historical Society
- History of Bedford and Somerset County, by William H. Welfley, 1906, 3 volumes, 1802pp.
- History of Bedford, Somerset and Fulton Counties, by Waterman-Watkins and Co., 1884,
- The History of the Jenners Township Baptist Church, Somerset, PA by Mary Pyle Palmer,
pub. Boswell News, 1946. Copies available through MPalmer595@aol.com.
- Index to History of Bedford, Somerset and Fulton Counties, by Floyd C. Hoenstine, 1967,
- The Laurel Messenger (1971-1980),by The Historical and Genealogical Society of Somerset
County, Inc., 450 pages with index.
- The Laurel Messenger (1986-1990), by The Historical and Genealogical Society of Somerset
County, Inc.,300 pages with index.
- Lydia, Blacksmith's Daughter by E.M. Woelfel
- New Genealogy of the Somerset Co.. Walker Families. Jacob & Michael Walker,Wurttemberg
Emigrants LCCN 97-60714 (Summary Report), Charles J. Walker or 310 5th Ave.. SE, Cedar Rapids
IA 52401. Email inquiries responded to promptly.
- Seifertshauser to Somerset - Werner and Sass Families (1745-1995), by Paul Werner,
- Shade Township Revisited: Where Are Your Roots, by Leroy V. Baldwin, 2001. Send check
or money order for $13.00 plus $2.00 s/h to: Gwen Baldwin, 1574 Sea Gull Dr., Titusville, Fla
- Somerset County Outline & Supplement, by John Cassady, Pub. 1932. Good Reference
for Somerset County History and Genealogy. 376 pages.
- Stover Brethren, The Family of Elder William Stover of Antietam by Richard R. Weber,
2001. PREMIUM-quality hard cover, 702 pages 7" x 10" ACID-FREE paper, ILLUSTRATED,
Over 13,000 individuals in nine generations, NOTES & REFERENCES, BIBIOGRAPHY, and complete
personal name INDEX, PRICE $ 46.50 + $ 3.25 shipping & handling,TOTAL $ 49.75, Maryland
residents please add sales tax of $2.33. Send check or money order to: Richard R. Weber, 10715
Columbia, MD 21044
- Two Centuries of Brothers Valley, by Rev. H. Austin Cooper, 1962, 448 pp.
- Two Hundred Years in Shade Township (1762-1962), by N. Leroy Baldwin, 1964, 150 pp.
**Updated** See Shade Township Revisited - above
Pennsylvania - Catholics
- Catholic Trails West, The Founding Catholic Families of Pennsylvania Vo 1, Vol 2 Adams, E
Original: 1989 My Latest: 1989 Pub: GPC
Pennsylvania - Census
- 1790 Census for Pennsylvania: Heads of Families at the First Census of United Stakes Taken
in the Year 1790 Original: 1908 My Latest: 1991 Pub: Government Printing Office
Pennsylvania - Church
- Pennsylvania German Church Records: From the Pennsylvania German Society Proceedings and Addresses,
Vol 1, V2, V3 Yoder, D Original: 1983 My Latest: 1983 Pub: GPC
Pennsylvania - Colonial
- Index to Pennsylvania's Colonial Records Series Dunn, M Original: 1992 My Latest: 1996 Pub:
Pennsylvania - Guides
- Pennsylvania Line: A Research Guide to PA Genealogy and LocalHistory SWPGS Original: 1990
My Latest: 1990 Pub: SWPGS
Pennsylvania - Emigrants
- Collection of Upward of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants
in PA 1727-1776 Rupp, I D Original: 1876 My Latest: 1985 Pub: GPC
- Emigrants to Pennsylvania. 1641-1819; A Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists from the PA
Magazine of History... Teepper, M Original: 1975 My Latest: 1992 Pub: GPC
Pennsylvania - Land
- Pennsylvania Land Records: A History and Guide for Research Munger, D B Original: 1991 My
Latest: 1993 Pub: Scholarly Resources Inc
Pennsylvania - Marriage
- Early Lutheran Baptisms and Marriages in Southeastern Pennsylvania: Records of Rev John Casper
Stoever 1730-1779 Bentley, E P Original: 1988 My Latest: 1988 Pub: GPC
- PA Marriages Prior to 1790: Names of Peersons for whom Marriage Licenses were issued in the
Province of PA Linn & Egle Original: 1890 My Latest: 1994 Pub: GPC
- Pennsylvania German Marriages: Marriages and Marriage Evidence in Pennsylvania German Churches
Irish, D R Original: 1982 My Latest: 1984 Pub: GPC
- Record of Pennsylvania Marriages: Prior to 1810, Vol 1 & 2 Original: 1987 My Latest: 1987
Pennsylvania - Military
- Pennsylvania Militia in 1777, The Roach, H B Original: 1964 My Latest: 1964 Pub: PA Genea.
- These Honored Dead: The Union Casualties at Gettysburg Busey, J W Original: 1988 My Latest:
1988 Pub: Longstreet House
Pennsylvania - Newspapers
- Genealogical Data from the Pennsylvania Chronicle 1767-1774 Scott, K Original: 1988 My Latest:
1988 Pub: National Genealogical Society
Pennsylvania - Oaths of Allegience
- Names of Persons Who Took the Oath of Allegiance to the State of Pennsylvania Between 1776
and 1794 [P.A. 2nd Series] Linn, B J & Egle, W H Original: 1890 My Latest: 1995 Pub: Family
Pennsylvania - Revloutionary War
- Pennsylvania-German in thee Revolutionary War 1773-1783 Richards, H M M Original: 1908 My
Latest: 1991 Pub: GPC
Pennsylvania - South Central
- Abstracts of South Central Pennsylvania Newspapers: Vol 1 1785-1790 Vol 2 1791-1795 Vol 3
1796-1800 Wright, F E Original: My Latest: Pub: Family Lines Pub
Pennsylvania - Swiss
- German and Swiss Settlements of Colonial Pennsylvania, The: A Study of the So-Called Pennsylvania
Dutch Kuhns, O Original: 1901 My Latest: 1989 Pub: Heritage Books
Pennsylvania - Vital Records
- Record Book of Daniel Schumacher, 1754-1773 Weiser, F S Original: 1994 My Latest: 1994 Pub: