Information for Anyone searching for Ancestors in Chester, Pennsylvania

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I found a great site to help with Ancestors for Pennsylvania Archives and Record Services, West Chester, PA 19380  Hope this helps!

https://pennsylvaniagenealogy.org
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Thanks for sharing this, Luwana. The Chester County collection at https://pennsylvaniagenealogy.org/category/chester includes a number of types of records that are not readily available in the usual online sources.

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Hi,

I found some Chester County Pennsylvania history here. Since it St. Patrick’s Day time and we all thinking about our Irish Ancestors thought I share some Irish Chester County PA history. And help remember these people. Hope all Enjoy!!!!!

Duffy's Cut is the name given to a stretch of railroad tracks about 30 miles west of Philadelphia, United States, originally built for the Philadelphia and Columbia Railroad in the summer and fall of 1832. The line later became part of the Pennsylvania Railroad's Main Line. Railroad contractor Philip Duffy hired 57 Irish immigrants to lay this line through the area's densely wooded hills and ravines. The workers came to Philadelphia from the Ulster counties of Donegal, Tyrone and Derry to work in Pennsylvania's nascent railroad industry. Less than two months after their arrival, all 57 are believed to have died during the second cholera pandemic. While most died of the disease, forensic evidence suggests that some may have been murdered, perhaps due to fear of contagion,[2] as the pandemic spanned several continents and many years.[3]

The site is located near Malvern, Pennsylvania in East Whiteland Township[4] near the intersection of King Road and Sugartown Road, where a Pennsylvania state historical marker has been placed.[5]

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duffy%27s_Cut

https://books.google.com/books/about/The_Ghosts_of_Duffy_s_Cut.html?id=X55na6zYLHYC

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/irish-immigrant-duffys-cut-57-deaths.amp

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/duffy-s-cut

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=faqbRrxTqlM

https://www.geni.com/projects/Duffy-s-Cut-massacre-and-memorial/56117

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-32737232

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=m47_G85gB24

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