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Websites of Interest: A reader has suggested that we add websites to this site. Feel free to send us "good sites" for Perry County genealogy and history.  Thanks.

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Free access to grave pictures, taken by an all volunteer crew:  Find a Grave

Pennsylvania County Marriage License 1885 - 1950: Familysearch.org

Birth Indices (1906 and 1907) at the Pennsylvania Archives: http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt?open=514&objID=1086145&mode=2

Death Indices: At the Pennsylvania Archives:  http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt?open=514&objID=1085804&mode=2

Pennsylvania Death Certificates 1906 - 1963 (Pay Site) http://www.ancestry.com

Pennsylvania, Probate Records, 1683-1994: Includes: Orphans' Court dockets 1820-1845 vol A-C
Orphans' Court dockets 1845-1854 vol D-E
Orphans' Court dockets 1854-1862 vol F-G
Orphans' Court dockets 1862-1869 vol H-I
Register's and Orphans' Court record index 1820-1950
Wills 1820-1854 vol A-B
Wills 1854-1880 vol C-D
Wills 1880-1887 vol E
Wills 1887-1896 vol F
Wills 1896-1903 vol G
Wills 1903-1911 vol H  https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-28760-11472-47?cc=1999196&wc=MM5Y-WDK:n301282223#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fcollection%2F1999196%2Fwaypoints

Pennsylvania and Nationwide Newspapers: Bloomfield Times (1870-1874), New Bloomfield Times (1877-1881), Harrisburg Telegraph (1914 - 1919), Independent Star (Harrisburg),  Juniata Sentinel (1864 - 1873), Juniata Sentinel and Republican (1873 - 1900) as well as other many others.  (Includes Search Engine) http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/newspapers/

Miscellaneous Nationwide Newspapers.  http://news.google.com/newspapers

 

    

Our library is a very busy place with researchers of all ages, as can be seen in these pictures from June 2011.  Enjoy.

DID YOU KNOW?

Aviation Accident, Dec. 12, 1941 - photos by Frank Myers
 

Inscription on markers:

Pilot: 2 Lt. William Ebner Luetzow, US Army Air Corp.

Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisc.

Date: December 26, 1941

Twenty Days After Pearl Harbor Attack.  One day After Christmas

Location:  North of Rt. 17 between Blain and Kistler on the Conococheague Mountain above Stony Point.

Crash Sight Elevation 1100 ft, MSL

Mission of Aircraft. Ferrying the A-17 Northrup Aircraft from Bolling Field, DC to Olmstead Field, Middletown, PA.

           

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