Own a unique collection of Northampton County, Pennsylvania books on CD. This collection of books will assist genealogical researchers and family historians interested in the towns of Bethlehem, Easton and the surrounding area during the late 1700s through the 1800s. By using our full text viewer, you will be able to search in seconds all 5 books and the over 30,000 Northampton County residents.
The History of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 1741-1892 by Joseph Levering and the Historical Sketch of Bethlehem in Pennsylvania by John Martin and published in 1873 provide a comprehensive account of the early pioneers, their life and institutions including the Moravian Church. The historical sketches by John Martin contain many interesting anecdotes of everyday life in Bethlehem.
Some of the first settlers of "The Forks of the Delaware” published by Rev Henry Kieffer in 1902 provides a translation from German of the record books of the First Reformed Church of Easton from 1760 to 1852. Specifically, the transcribed records of the First Reformed Church of Easton contain baptism records from 1760 to 1823, burials for the congregations of Easton, Dryland Greenwich, Plainfield and Mount Bethel from 1786 to 1844, and marriages from 1787 to 1848.
Local Historical and Biographical notes collected by Ethan Allen Weaver, from files of newspapers published in Easton, Pennsylvania provide a potpourri of genealogical material. The newspaper clippings date from 1832 to 1841. Clippings include obituaries, sketches of local events such as the first balloon ascension on May 26, 1838, along with stories and recollections of the founding of Northampton County, Pennsylvania and much more.
Whether you are searching through the many 1830’s newspaper clippings collected by Ethan Weaver or looking for Civil War veterans, you are bound to learn more about the people and events of the county when you search this CD. (2,344pp.including 82 illustrations)