Pennsylvania Divorces: Dauphin County, 1788-1867, and York County, 1790-1860

Pennsylvania Divorces: Dauphin County, 1788-1867, and York County, 1790-1860

By: Eugene F. Throop

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This book will be a great aid to those with roots in south-central Pennsylvania. Imagine your surprise to see your ancestor mentioned in a divorce action either as a contestant or perhaps as a neighbor, relative, or friend of a contestant. From colonial times to the Civil War days, a large number of divorce actions are on record for Dauphin and York Counties, Pennsylvania. This book records the available details in the surviving records. Typically, these records establish the date and place of the marriage, and often mention whether either of the parties were previously married and if there were any children. Other family members are frequently named as witnesses and “next friends.” The compiler has grouped together all of the separately dated entries for each case, thus eliminating the frustration of leafing through the entire book to follow the progress of a single case. The cases are arranged chronologically according to the date of the original petition, and a surname index makes it easy to find the names of the participants in each transaction.The compiler has been actively involved in doing professional genealogical research for twenty-eight years (at the time of publication), taking him to the attics and basements of Pennsylvania courthouses. 183 pages, surname index. Names include: Barnitz, Galligher, Kochenour, Naille, Reiman, Stahle


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This book will be a great aid to those with roots in south-central Pennsylvania. Imagine your surprise to see your ancestor mentioned in a divorce action either as a contestant or perhaps as a neighbor, relative, or friend of a contestant. From colonial times to the Civil War days, a large number of divorce actions are on record for Dauphin and York Counties, Pennsylvania. This book records the available details in the surviving records. Typically, these records establish the date and place of the marriage, and often mention whether either of the parties were previously married and if there were any children. Other family members are frequently named as witnesses and "next friends." The compiler has grouped together all of the separately dated entries for each case, thus eliminating the frustration of leafing through the entire book to follow the progress of a single case. The cases are arranged chronologically according to the date of the original petition, and a surname index makes it easy to find the names of the participants in each transaction. The compiler has been actively involved in doing professional genealogical research for twenty-eight years (at the time of publication), taking him to the attics and basements of Pennsylvania courthouses.

Title: Pennsylvania Divorces: Dauphin County, 1788-1867, and York County, 1790-1860

Author Name: Eugene F. Throop

Categories: Pennsylvania County History, Pennsylvania Research, Pennsylvania, Free Shipping MEDIA MAIL ONLY,

Publisher: HERITAGE BOOKS INC:

ISBN Number: 0788403761

ISBN Number 13: 9780788403767

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Type: Paperback

lbs: 1.00 lbs

Seller ID: mcpad2002

Keywords: Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, York County, divorces, divorce records, Barnitz, Galligher, Kochenour, Naille, Reiman, Stahle, free shipping / ,