Marriage and Death Notices Transcribed From the Pages of the Lebanon Valley Standard - Robert A. Heilman. Founded in 1871, the Lebanon Valley Standard was a weekly newspaper that covered events in Berks, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, and Schuylkill Counties, Pennsylvania, until its shut-down in 1879. This book is a compilation of marriage and death notices, arranged in chronological order, from 1871 to 1879. Reported marriages and deaths took place in the above-listed counties; occasionally, marriages and deaths of former residents were also reported, from as far away as Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, and Ohio. This book makes an exceptionally good reference, because it catalogs marriages and deaths prior to 1885, the year that Pennsylvania began keeping official records. Over 1,500 marriage notices and more than 1,700 death notices are contained in these pages. Notices are transcribed "as is" from their original publication, and an every name index provides easy access to the more than 6,000 names herein. (1995), 2009, 5½x8½, paper, index, 298 pp.