CD: Transactions of the Historical Society of Berks County [Pennsylvania], Volume 2

CD: Transactions of the Historical Society of Berks County, Volume 2 - Historical Society of Berks County. Papers read before the society at its quarterly meetings cover subjects from colonial through post-Civil War times. Essays include lists of the names of officers and regular soldiers; biographical sketches and a study of Abraham Lincoln's ancestry in Berks County. Other essays cover county schools, churches, coal furnaces and caves. Essays on the influence of Moravian and Huguenot settlements contain many prominent family names such as Bertolet, Bickel, Boyer, Conrad, De Benneville, De Harcourt, De Turk, Hiester, and Keim. Berks County's most famous son is probably Conrad Weiser, a man of fairness and integrity, trusted and respected by Indians and settlers alike. His diplomatic influence among the Indian tribes was critical to the English victory in the French and Indian war. In addition to a complete membership list at the beginning of the book, the original and a new everyname index are included. The book is presented as graphic images, so the user sees the work just as it was originally published. It is intended to look and function very much like a "real" book. There is no electronic index, and there is no electronic text to search. However, numerous electronic bookmarks have been added which make it easy to move through the book. Image numers will match the page numbers for all of the main text, as well as the index. Any unnumbered portraits and illustrations are at the back of the actual file, to keep page numbering consistent. (1910), 2004, CD, Graphic Images, Adobe Acrobat, PC and MAC, 465 pp. 101-CD2547 ISBN: 0788425471