Daniel Rupp’s book is a collection of upwards of thirty thousand names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and other immigrants in Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776 with a statement of the names of ships, whence they sailed, and the date of their arrival at Philadelphia, chronologically arranged, together with the necessary historical and other notes, also, an appendix containing lists of more than one thousand German and French names in New York prior to 1712.
The link below is a scanned copy of the book which allows you to see that book as it was printed but unfortunately does not have full text search.
The second link below is a full text version of the book which does allow for full text searching.
In our example we will serach for the last name Moser within the text version of the book
Step 1 – Open text based book: Lanuch the full text version using this link => Daniel Rupp Pennsylvania immigrants 1727 to 1776 – searchable text copy of book
Step 2 – Open up serach function: Once the book is open hold down Ctrl key and press F key which will bring up the serach screen.
Step 3 – Enter your search name: In step 2 you will see a box in the upper left corner of the web-page with Find:_______. This is where we will enter the last name Moser for our sample search.
The results of step 3 found the first occurrence of the word Moser from Martin Moser. In addition to Martin Moser there are 10 other occurrences of the word Moser. We know this because the right hand side of the screen shows the word Moser was found 11 times in this books. To continue searching for other folks named Moser you would click on the Next button.
Our Martin Moser was found on page 57 of the original book. We determined that Martin Moser was on page 57 because just below his name we can see that the next section of the text version begins on page 58.
Step 4 – View original page: The last step is to call up the digital copy of the original book and go to page 57 using this link => Daniel Rupp Pennsylvania immigrants 1727 to 1776 – scanned copy of book
Recap: In four easy steps we were able to quickly locate our person using a text base search and then returning to the scanned copy of the book to get a nice image of the page.