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Genealogical and Historical Research

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Kenneth W. Milano 



FairmanMansion.jpgTwo Decades of Historical Research in the City of Philadelphia 

Specialist in the Historic Neighborhoods of Kensington and Fishtown 

Private Tours Conducted




I have a talk on my Nativist Riots book planned in January 2016 for the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick in Center City.


RADIO INTERVIEW: Interview about the Kensington Soup Society book with nationally syndicated Chef Table's radio program with Jim Coleman, aired on WHYY FM on 21 November 2009. You can listen at the following URL:

Scroll down the page to November 21st, 2009. The program is a one hour program. You need to click on the audio button and I am interviewed between minutes 39.54 to 44.48, simply the dial across the audio bar.

Radio Interview with Liane Hanson on NPR about Palmer Cemetery:

Internet Radio Interview:  Hear Ken Milano interviewed by Marian Pierre-Louis of Fieldstone Common Radio. The interview is on Ken's new book "The Philadelphia Nativist Riots: Irish Kensington Erupts."

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Walking Tours of Fishtown and Kensington

Termite TV Collective, Project Coordinators Michael Kuetemeyer & Anula Shetty, have put together two videos of me touring Frankford Avenue. You can download them to you Ipod and walk the neighborhood, or you can sit at home and watch them on your computer. The links are here:

By Anula Shetty, Michael Kuetemeyer, Kenneth Milano

and here

By Deborah Rudman, Michael Kuetemeyer, Anula Shetty & Kenneth Milano

My talk on the Nativist Riots is up on Youtube in six parts. You can view the first part here and after it runs it will connect you to the second, third, etc.


 Books on Kensington & Fishtown History for Sale Minimize

My sixth book is now available from History Press.

Click here for table of contents and short note about the book.

My 5th book "Palmer Cemetery and the Historic Burial Grounds of Kensington & Fishtown" was published by History Press in 2012.




Also Recently Released!




My fourth book with History Press was also recently released. The title is "Hidden Histories of Kensington & Fishtown," and it includes a number of my "Rest is History" columns, with illustrations and maps. Click here to view table of contents and order information.

Also available: 

Remembering Kensington & Fishtown, now in its 3rd printing!



History of Penn Treaty Park has gone into a second printing, order now! 




History of the Kensington Soup Society was released in late March 2009 and is still available for sale. 


These books are all now available.  CLICK HERE for more details!




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