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Contact Information

E-mail:[1] ask.us@fandm.edu

Address:[1]

Franklin and Marshall College Library
450 College Ave
PO Box 3003
Lancaster, PA 17604

Telephone:[1]  717-291-4223

Hours and holidays: Hours and holidays click the "Hours" tab.[2]

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description

Shadek-Fackenthal Library  holds the American Studies, Anthropology, Business, Government, History, Religious Studies, and Sociology collections.
Martin Library of the Sciences  holds the Archives and Special Collections.[3]

History, government, Pennsylvania-German culture, U.S. Civil War.[4]

Special Collections  has personal manuscripts of prominent local individuals; rare books, historic maps, prints, posters, photographs, newspapers; and the German-American Imprint Collection consisting of newspapers, books, almanacs, fraktur and broadsides printed in German in North America.[5] The JSHA is an outstanding collection for "Hessian" soldiers from German principalities who served as part of the British army during the American Revolutionary War.[6]

Note:  All church records and family histories were transferred to the Evangelical and Reformed Historical Society (ERHS) at the Lancaster Theological Seminary in 1967.[7]

Tips

Visitors are welcome, but asked to use only guest computers.[3]

Guides

Alternate Repositories

If you cannot visit or find a source at the Franklin and Marshall College Library, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • National Archives at Philadelphia records of federal agencies and courts for Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia, censuses, ships lists, naturalizations, and military records.[8]
  • Pennsylvania State Archives, Harrisburg, indexes and original sources of Pennsylvania Archives, such as vital records, military records, naturalization, prisoners, land records, censuses, and ships lists 1728-1808. Also, unfilmed transcripts from many historical societies and courthouses.[9] [10]
  • State Library of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, indexes and surname files, histories, atlases, land records, maps, ship lists, church and cemetery records, censuses, regimental histories, ethnic and religious groups, newspapers, obituaries, naturalizations, and city directories.[11]

Similar Collections

Neighboring Collections

Lancaster County

  • Lancaster County Archives, manuscripts, city and county government records, and newspapers. Marriages 1894-1942, divorce index, wills and probate records 1729-1908, taxes 1750-1939.[13]
  • Prothonotary, Lancaster, Civil court records such as divorce, deeds and mortgages, naturalizations, and passports.[14]
  • Register of Wills and Clerk of the Orphans' Court, Lancaster, marriages, probates, adoptions and guardians.[15]
  • Clerk of Courts (Common Pleas), Lancaster, court records.[16]
  • Lancaster County Historical Society Library, Lancaster, births 1852-1855, 1894-1907, deeds 1729-1894 and 1935-1958, cemeteries, censuses, church records, county histories, directories, family files, genealogies, immigration and naturalization, newspaper marriage and death index 1800-1905, periodicals, taxes, wills and probates.[17]
  • Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, Lancaster, card index to over 800,000 persons, genealogies, local histories, biographies, directories, passenger lists, census, deeds, obituaries, surname files.[18]
  • Lancaster Public Library, Lancaster, censuses, local newspapers, histories, atlases, family histories, cemetery records, limited passenger lists, city directories.[19]

Delaware County

Philadelphia County

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 About Us: Library Staff at Franklin and Marshall College Library (accessed 24 December 2012).
  2. Welcome to the Franklin and Marshall College Library! in Franklin and Marshall College Library (accessed 24 December 2013).
  3. 3.0 3.1 About Us: Locations and Policies in Franklin and Marshall College Library (accessed 1 January 2014).
  4. Genealogy Resources/Church Records in Franklin and Marshall College Library (accessed 24 December 2013).
  5. Collections in Franklin and Marshall College Library (accessed 24 December 2013).
  6. Additional Resources in Franklin and Marshall College Library (accessed 24 December 2013).
  7. Genealogy Resources in Franklin and Marshall College Library (accessed 1 January 2014).
  8. Family History at the National Archives in Philadelphia in National Archives (accessed 20 December 2013).
  9. William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 97. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Ref Book 973 J54d.
  10. Research Topics at the Pennsylvania State Archives in Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (accessed 23 December 2013).
  11. Genealogy and Local History in Pennsylvania Department of Education (accessed 27 December 2013).
  12. Resources in Evangelical and Reformed Historical Society (accessed 24 December 2013).
  13. Lancaster County Government Records in Lancaster County Historical Society (accessed 1 January 2014).
  14. [1] in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (accessed 1 January 2014).
  15. Register of Wills in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (accessed 1 January 2014).
  16. Lancaster County Courts in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (accessed 1 January 2014).
  17. What's in the Library in Lancaster County Historical Society (accessed 1 January 2014).
  18. Genealogy Resources in Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society (accessed 24 December 2013).
  19. Genealogy in Lancaster Public Library (accessed 1 January 2014).
  20. About the Quaker Collection in Haverford Libraries (accessed 24 December 2013).
  21. Friends Historical Library in Swarthmore College (accessed 24 December 2013).
  22. Birth and Death Certificates in Pennsylvania Department of Health (accessed 27 December 2013).
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 23.3 23.4 23.5 23.6 Dollarhide and Bremer, 95
  24. Genealogy 101 in Free Library of Philadelphia (accessed 27 December 2013).
  25. Office of the Clerk of Court in United States District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania (accessed 24 December 2013).
  26. Genealogical Resources at the Joseph P. Horner Memorial Library in The German Society of Pennsylvania (accessed 24 December 2013).
  27. The JGSGP Library in Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia (accessed 24 December 2013).
  28. The Lutheran Archives Center at Philadelphia in The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (accessed 24 December 2013).
  29. Genealogy and Family History Research at the Presbyterian Historical Society in Presbyterian Historical Society (accessed 24 December 2013).
  30. Dollarhide and Bremer, 27.
  31. Dollarhide and Bremer, 113.

 

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