Two registry books from 1898 and 1899 that list all the children between the ages of six and twenty-one years old residing in West Sadsbury Township. An 1895 act passed by the Pennsylvania General Assembly mandated the local township vote assessors to compile a list of all the school children ages eight to thirteen years old residing in their respective districts. Once completed, the assessors were required to return the list to the county commissioners who would certify and distribute a correct list to the individual school districts. In 1897, an amendment to the original act expanded the age group to include all children between the ages of six and twenty-one. This local registration continued until the passage of “An Act to Establish a Public School System in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania…” in 1911.The registry lists include child’s name, date of birth, residence, school district, and name of a parent.
The registry lists include child’s name, date of birth, residence, school district, and name of a parent.
Indexed and prepared by Alex LoGiudice (West Chester University History Graduate Student)