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From: "John Polk" <>
Subject: Re: [Sc-Ir] You are Still On the Scotch-Irish List
Date: Sun, 4 Jul 2004 2:15:35 -0400
Regards the "Mainline Subway", I stand corrected. I had meant the Broad
Street Subway, which runs North-South, as mentioned. The Historical Society
of Pennsylvania is located at 1300 Locust Street, about a block East of the
Walnut/Locust Street subway stop.
Marple Township belonged to Chester County in colonial times. I think
present day Delaware County was split off from Chester in 1789.
The Presbyterian Historical Society is at 425 Lombard Street, about a mile
SE of the HSP.
> [Original Message]
> From: Judith S. Brown <>
> To: <>
> Date: 7/3/2004 3:51:50 PM
> Subject: Re: [Sc-Ir] You are Still On the Scotch-Irish List
> First - Marple is actually in Delaware County. Chester County begins on
> west end if you head west on Route 3.
> Mid-Atlantic NARA, which contains records for those arriving directly into
> Philadelphia area ports. My family never went through Ellis Island but
> directly into Philly. Caon't remember the exact location but it is in
> center city.
> There isn't a mainline subway. There is the main line of the railroad
> takes you to the western suburbs. The two subways are the Market Street
> Subway which goes east/west and the Broad Street subway which goes
> There is a new "Constitution Hall," to which the Liberty Bell has been
> moved. It contains a great deal of history. The Ben Franklin museum is
> also great for history. The Philadelphia Historical Society is located
> west of the 30th street train station on Market. They have lots of
> but the last time I was there found them a 'labor of love.'
> There is the "Friends School" located on City Line Avenue, Rt. 1. They
> might be able to direct you to Quaker Records.
> There is a Philadelphia Presbyterian Historical Society, I believe around
> 22nd and Locust.
> Philadelphia also has a huge library.
> All birth and death records after 1906 are kept in New Castle, PA which is
> west of Pittsburgh. Those can be ordered online. At least the form is
> Prior to 1906 they would be found in the count seats. Philadelphia is a
> city and county. Records are located in City Hall which is the
> of Broad Street and Market Street. (look for Willy Penn standing on top)
> Media is the county seat for Delaware County; Norristown for Montgomery
> County and Doylestown for Bucks County. Marriage records and wills are
> usually found in the county seats. Lots of counties and townships have
> historical societies.
> Will let you know if I can think of anything else.
> Lots of history in Philly and the suburbs. Don't forget Valley Forge,
> Brandywine, Longwood Gardens, The Dupont home Winterthur in the West and
> Washington's Crossing in the North.
> Judy Brown
--- John Polk
--- Havre de Grace MD
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