Westmoreland County Bibliography

A History List Compiled by Phil Holm

        Author: Gresham, John M
         Title: Biographical and historical cyclopedia of Westmoreland
                   County, Pennsylvania. Comp., ed. and pub. by John
                   M. Gresham & co., Samuel T. Wiley, chief assistant.
     Publisher: Philadelphia [Dunlap & Clarke] 1890.
   Description: xi, 744 p. ports. 28 cm.

        Author: Cort, Cyrus, 1834-1920
         Title: Col. Henry Bouquet and his campaigns of 1763 and 1764
                   / by Rev. Cyrus Cort.
     Publisher: Lancaster, Pa : Steinman & Hensel, printers, 1883.
   Description: 96 p. : ill ; 19 cm.

              Author: Sipe, C. Hale (Chester Hale), 1880-
         Title: Fort Ligonier and its times: a history of the first
                   English fort west of the Allegheny Mountains and
                   an account of many thrilling, tragic, romantic,
                   important but little known colonial and revolutionary
                   events in the region where the winning of the West
                   began.  Based primarily on the Pennsylvania archives
                   and colonial records. By C. Hale Sipe ...
                   For schools, colleges, libraries and lovers of informative
     Publisher: Harrisburg, Pa., The Telegraph Press, 1932.
   Description: 2 p. leaves, vii-xiii p., 1 leaves, 699 p. plates,
                         ports.,plans, facsim. 20 1/2 cm.

        Author: Zundel, William Arter.
         Title: History of old Zion Evangelical Lutheran church in
                   Hempfield Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.
                   Near Harrold's. By William Arter Zundel ... Pub.
                   by the church council ...
     Publisher: [Waverly, Ia., Wartburg Press, c1922]
   Description: x p., 1 leaf, 266 p. front., illus. (incl. ports.,
                   facsims.) 20 cm.

        Author: Boucher, John Newton.
         Title: History of Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, by John N. Boucher.
     Publisher: New York, Chicago, The Lewis publishing company, 1906.
   Description: 3 v. illus. 26 cm.

        Author: Albert, George Dallas, ed.
         Title: History of the county of Westmoreland, Pennsylvania,
                   with biographical sketches of many of its pioneers
                   and prominent men. Ed. by George Dallas Albert.
     Publisher: Philadelphia, L.H. Everts & Co., 1882.
   Description: 13, 13-727 p. illus., plates, ports., maps (part
double)  plans. 28 cm.

        Author: Bell, Albert H., 1857-
         Title: Memoirs of the bench and bar of Westmoreland County,
                   Pennsylvania / by Albert H. Bell.
     Publisher: [United States? : s.n., 1925?].
   Description: 302, iii p. : port. ; 24 cm.

        Author: Hanna, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1863-1950.
         Title: Ohio Valley genealogies, relating chiefly to families
                   in Harrison, Belmont and Jefferson Counties, Ohio,
                   and Washington, Westmoreland, and Fayette Counties,
                   Pennsylvania, by Charles A. Hanna.
     Publisher: New York, Priv. print. [J. J. Little & co.] c1900.
   Description: xliv, 128 p. front. 25 cm.

        Author: Rowe, James Wesley, 1913-
         Title: Old Westmoreland in history; a history of southwestern
                   Pennsylvania during the 18th century, by James W.
     Publisher: Scottdale, Pa., 1934.
   Description: 45 p. 23 cm.

        Author: Crumrine, Boyd, 1838-1916, ed.
         Title: The records of deeds for the district of West Augusta,
                   Virginia, for the court held at Fort Dunmore
                   (Pittsburgh, Pa.), 1775-1776; copied consecutively
                   as recorded ...
     Publisher: [Pittsburgh? 1905]
   Description: p. 237-327. 25 cm.

        Author: Bomberger, Christian Martin Hess, 1884-
         Title: A short history of Westmoreland county, the first county
                   west of the Appalachians, by C. M. Bomberger.
     Publisher: Jeannette, Pa., Jeannette publishing co. [c1941]
   Description: 100 p., 1 leaf, incl. front., illus., maps. 23 1/2 cm.

        Author: Chapman, Thomas Jefferson, 1836-1905.
         Title: The French in the Allegheny Valley. By T. J. Chapman, M.A.
     Publisher: Cleveland, O., W. W. Williams [1887]
   Description: 209 p. 19 cm.

        Author: Jordan, John W. (John Woolf), 1840-1921.
         Title: Genealogical and personal history of the Allegheny Valley,
                   Pennsylvania; under the editorial supervision of
                   John W. Jordan.
     Publisher: New York, Lewis Historical Pub. Co., 1913.
   Description: 3 v. illus., ports. 28 cm.

        Author: Agnew, Daniel, 1809-1902.
         Title: A history of the region of Pennsylvania north of the
                   Ohio and west of the Allegheny river, of the Indian
                   purchases, and of the running of the southern,
                   northern, and western state boudaries. Also, an
                   account of the division of the territory for public
                   purposes,  and of the lands, laws, titles, settlements,
                   controversies, and litigation within this region.
                   By Hon. Daniel Agnew.
     Publisher: Philadelphia, Kay & brother, 1887.
   Description: vii, 246 p. 24 cm.

        Author: Hale, John Peter, 1824-1902.
         Title: Trans-Allegheny pioneers; historical sketches of the
                   first white settlements west of the Alleghenies,
                   1748 and after ... by John P. Hale.
     Publisher: Cincinnati, Graphic, 1886.
   Description: 330 p. illus. 20 cm.

        Author: Hanna, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1863-1950.
         Title: The wilderness trail; or, The ventures and adventures
                   of the Pennsylvania traders on the Allegheny path,
                   with some new annals of the old West, and the records
                   of some strong men and some bad ones, by Charles
                   A. Hanna ... with eighty maps and illustrations.
     Publisher: New York, London, G. P. Putnam's sons, 1911.
   Description: 2 v. fronts., plates, maps (part fold.) facsim. 25 cm.

Compiled by Janet McFarland

Retrospect Publishing has the Boucher book on CD-ROM with full text search capabilities.
    Title: History of Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, by John N. Boucher.
    Publisher: New York, Chicago, The Lewis publishing company, 1906.

Closson Press has a page of Westmoreland Books incluing:
    Title: History of the county of Westmoreland, Pennsylvania,
    with biographical sketches of many of its pioneers
    and prominent men. Ed. by George Dallas Albert.
    Publisher: Philadelphia, L.H. Everts & Co., 1882.

Of course Brenda's Guide to PA is always a great resource for PA research and sources of material.

Other Books of Interest with some repeats

Old and New Westmoreland. Genealogical and Personal History under Editorial Supervision of Capt. Fenwick Y. Hedley, illustrated,several volumes, published by :The American Historical Society, Inc., New York, 1918.

A Guide to Genealogical Sources at the Pennsylvania State Archives 2nd Edition  $14.95, had 375 pages and is available from http://www.heartstonebooks.com

Pennsylvania Land Records:  A History and Guide for Research Is 240 pages and is $29.95 from Hearthstone Bookshop

A Genealogist's Guide to Pennsylvania Records, is 464 pages and is $39.95, also available from Hearthstone Bookshop

Pennsylvania Genealogical Research     by    George Schweitzer.

Pennsylvania Line     A Research Guide to Pennsylvania Genealogy and Local History.  It can be obtained from Southwest Pennsylvania Genealogical Services, P.O. Box 253, Laughlintown, PA 15655

History of Westmoreland County Pennsylvania by George D. Albert was originally published in 1882, Higginson Book Co., 148 Washingtron St., P.O. Box 778, Salem, MA 01970 (phone: 508/745-7170). 727 pages of images from the original book but it's hard to read in places. It is a 8 1/2" by 11" format. The cost was $69. There is no index. It lists those serving in the military in 1776, Indian wars, Civil War, histories of townships, bios ect. It can also be found at the Westmoreland County Historical Society. maybe a reprint for $55.

Early History of Western Pennsylvania
Reprinted: 1989 by the Southwest Pennsylvania Genealogical Services
Laughlintown, PA   15655

Catholic Trails West

         The Founding Catholic Families of Pennsylvania
        Vol 2 - Sacred Heart Chapel, Conewago (1719-20)
                    St. Pauls Church, Ghoshenhoppen (1741)
                    St. Mary's Church, Lancaster (1742)
                    St. Vincent's, Westmoreland County (1790)
                    S. Michael's Church, Loretto (1799)

        By Edmund Adams and Brabara Brady O'Keefe
        Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc  Baltimore  1988

    Father Peter Helbron's Greensburg, PA Registers
        Also Called "Sportsman's Hall" and "Clear Spring"
              Baptisms  1799 - 1828
              Marriages 1800 - 1818
             Burials       1804 - 1819

    The Noel Tree by Charles A Noel
           -    Out of print    -

    Library of Congress 77-88717: Noel, Charles A., 1926- The Noel tree :
    "a history of the Noel and allied familiesof Pennsylvania,
    including Fevrier, Fritz, Dickey, Stepp, and others" /
    Laughlintown, Pa. : Southwest Pennsylvania Genealogical Services,
    c1978. 76 p., 11] leaves of plates : ill. ; 28 cm.


    By: Ralph Beaver Strassburger, LL.D.(Pres.of the Pa. German Society)
    Edited by: William John Hinke, Ph.D. D.D.
    VOL I 1727 - 1775
    Vol II 1776 - 1808
    Vol III
    Originally published in 1934 by the Pennsylvania German Society
    New material Copyright C 1992 Picton Press
    Available from: PICTON PRESS P.O. Box 1111 Camden, Maine 04843-1111
    Note! The newest material copyrighted has the signatures of the male
    passengers from the Princes Augusta of the signing of the abjuration
    papers in Philadelphia in 1736.

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