The Journal

A magazine of genealogy and local history

        The Journal contains original articles and historic information about Bucks County, with an emphasis on genealogy and local history.  From 1998 through 2009, The Journal was published by the Bucks County Genealogical Society as a twenty-eight page, saddle-stapled booklet.  When the BCGS was dissolved in 2013, it donated its research library and the rights to its publications to the Richland Library Company.  The Richland Library Company now issues The Journal: A Magazine of Genealogy and Local History in May and November as a forty-to-fifty page perfect-bound digest.

  Volume 22, Number 2 - November, 2022

What is Left of A. Oscar Martin’s Bridges in Central Bucks County

From Our Collection: The Asher Miner Receipt

Richland Township’s Enoch Bean (Biehn)

Trips on the Wheel

Swiss Family Siegrist 

  Volume 22, Number 1 - May, 2022

Asher Miner, Printer in Doylestown

Richland Company for the Detection of Horse Thieves

Historical Preservation in Richland Township: 

The Abraham Taylor House

Spirited Springtown

A Brief History of Seller’s Tavern

  Volume 21, Number 2 - November, 2021

The Presence of A. Oscar Martin in Sellersville

Quakertown’s  Lu-Lu Park – Part 2

My First Day at Hilltown  High School

Necrology for Rodney Duke Henry

From Our Collection... Lehigh Valley Transit Company                        

  Volume 21, Number 1 - May, 2021

Quakertown’s Lulu Park

Riparian Rhyme: The Tohickon

The Liberty Bell Limited

A Tough Year at the Library

Cumulative Index of Articles, 2013 – 2020       

  Volume 20, Number 2 - November, 2020

What is Left of A. Oscar Martin's Bridges in Northern Bucks County

Appealing Applebachsville

Buried Treasures

Two Grandfathers, Two Barbers

Warm Wishes from Wurttemberg

One More Thing... Sanborn Fire Maps 

  Volume 20, Number 1 - May, 2020

The Presence of A. Oscar Martin in Perkasie  

Selling Pike’s Land in Richland

Josiah Diehl’s Gold Mine

Marvelous Milford Square

Necrology for Ellen Tischbein Schroy      

  Volume 19, Number 2 - November, 2019

            Pennsylvania Historic Marker Dedication at the Richard Moore House

            Fascinating Finland

            Legend of the Freedom Quilts    

            The Pennsylvania Pound

            Necrology for Jeffrey Lynn Schroy

  Volume 19, Number 1 - May, 2019

            The Presence of A. Oscar Martin in Souderton and Telford

            Writing on the Walls

            Preservation Projects in Richland Township

            Ridge Valley Vignette

            Necrology for Arlene Gross Kinsey

Volume 18, Number 2 - November, 20

            Lenapes and Colonists in the Delaware Valley: What We Can                     Learn from the Primary Sources

            The Elusive Marmaduke     Jackson

            Three Rs on Four Cents a Day: Early Education in Springfield                 Township

            Necrology for Blake Nixon


  Volume 18, Number 1 - May, 2018

            The Calvin H. Ruth Archive & Research Center

            Clara and the Cigar Factory

            The Presence of A. Oscar Martin in the Quakertown Area

            Those Local Triplets

            From Our Collection: A Curious Letter

Volume 17, Number 2 - November, 2017        

            Herbert Rhine Holtmeier

            German Language Publishers of Milford Square

            Violet Oakley's Law Triumphant

            The Road to Freedom Passed through Quakertown

            The Bucks County Traveling Art Gallery

 Volume 17, Number 1 - May, 2017

            Richard Moore: Quaker Humanitarian

            Photo Essay: Progress at the Library Company

            A Trip from Milford Square to Springtown

            Derailed Dream: The Erwinna and Hosensack Railroad

            From Our Collection: Seth Fisher

Volume 16, Number 2 - November, 2016

            Rudolf Hommel's China at Work

            Making Cigars during the Civil War

            Photo Essay: Richland Library Company

            The Haycock Powder Mills Blown Sky High

            The Schroy Family of Upper Bucks

            Alighting the Underground Railroad at Quakertown

 Volume 16, Number 1 - May, 2016

            The Bucks County Superintendent of Schools, 1854-1971

            Selling Real Estate in Bucks County

            Dr. Bradshaw, Our Man in Washington

            The Spinnerstown Creamery

            From Our Collection: The Green Tree Inn

  Volume 15, Number 2 - November, 2015

            Colonial German Immigration

            Third Cousins Once Removed?

            Building the North Pennsylvania Railroad

            Rockhill's Incomparable Abraham Stout

            Nineteenth Century Common School Textbooks

   Volume 15, Number 1 - May, 2015

              Memories of Teaching in the Nineteenth Century

              Union Churches of Bucks County

              Roots, Literal and Metaphorical

              The Franklin Telephone and Telegraph Company

              Necrology for Calvin Henry Ruth

  Volume 14, Number 2 - November, 2014

              Samuel Foulke and the Yellow Fever Plague of 1762

              The Life and Death of Charles Albert Fechter

              Partitioning Real Estate Among the Heirs: Bucks County                      Case Studies - Henry Weierbach of Springfield, Jacob Meyers of                                  Haycock, Daniel Weidner of Milford, and John Penrose of Richland

              Pennsylvania's Largest Tree a Century Ago

             Devil on the Delaware Canal

  Volume 14, Number 1 - May, 2014

            Margaret Yost Harple, Artist and Nurse

            The Freed Brothers of Richlandtown and the Freed Shoe Factory

            Bucks County Marriages and Deaths in Der Lecha Patriot

            The Fretz Barn Fire of 1839

 Volume 13, Number 2 - November, 2013

            History of the Richland Library Company

            A Biography of Milton B. Bean, Architect

            Trinity Lutheran Church, Quakertown   

            Early Baptisms at Trinity Lutheran Church    

            Trumbauersville Schoolhouse Centennial

Volume 13, Number 1 - May, 2013

             A History of the Bucks County Genealogical Society

            Haycock's Remarkable Wilson Dennis

            The Jackson Apple

            Turnpike Road Companies of Upper Bucks County

The Journal: A Magazine of Genealogy and Local History was preceded by The Journal.