Do You Know This Early Pennsylvania History?

If you have ancestors in Pennsylvania in the 17th & 18th century, knowing these four things will help your understanding of our records (and our history!).

Do You Know This Early Pennsylvania History?

Part of the reason research is so challenging for genealogists is because we have the missing frameworks of history. In school we learned only parts of the total story and as adults we do not have time to research.

This episode cover four parts of Pennsylvania history before 1800 and corrects the missing parts you did not get before. Knowing it will help your early research.

00:00 Intro

01:48 Pennsylvania in the Revolutionary War

05:16  The landless in Pennsylvania

07:46  Religions in Pennsylvania

09:35  Pennsylvania and the Book of Revelation

Books mentioned:

  • Beyond Philadelphia: The American Revolution in the Pennsylvania Hinterland, editted by John B. Frantz and William Pencak, Penn State University Press, 1998.
  • The Disaffected: Britain's Occupation of Philadelphia During the American Revolution, by Aaron Sullivan, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019.
  • Aaron Sullivan's presentation at The Athenaeum Philadelphia

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