Bedford County Historical Society Map


Bedford County Historical Society, Inc.

“As we look to the past,
the future looks to us.”

Mother Cumberland

by Raymond M. Bell with maps by Paul J. Connor

Mother Cumberland Raymond M. Bell with maps by Paul J. Connor

If you are one of the many Americans searching for family connections in the 10 counties of south-central Pennsylvania, this guidebook will be a valuable reference for understanding the history of the area and locating the records that can help you document your ancestors` presence there. Before and after the American Revolution, pioneers of English, Irish, Scotch-Irish, German, and other ethnic stocks passed through Mother Cumberland in large numbers on their way to Ohio, Maryland, Virginia, and other regions. With the aid of this book, you can identify their migration routes and find out more about the settlements these pioneers created on the western frontier. Dr. Bell, a specialist on early Pennsylvania history, has spent much of his career compiling information for this book, the only such genealogical guide in print.

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