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*[http://www.dauphincountyhistory.org/research/index.html Historical Society of Dauphin County] ''Archives'' has photos, letters, diaries, deeds, certificates, maps, and newspapers.<ref>[http://www.dauphincountyhistory.org/research/archives/ Archives] in ''The Dauphin County Historical Society'' (accessed 30 December 2013).</ref> ''Library'' has church records, newspaper clippings, family folders, births and deaths 1893-1906, cemeteries, wills 1785-1827, court extracts 1785-1817, city directories 1839-1999.<ref>[http://www.dauphincountyhistory.org/research/library/ Alexander Family Library] in ''The Dauphin County Historical Society'' (accessed 30 December 2013).</ref>  
 
*[http://www.dauphincountyhistory.org/research/index.html Historical Society of Dauphin County] ''Archives'' has photos, letters, diaries, deeds, certificates, maps, and newspapers.<ref>[http://www.dauphincountyhistory.org/research/archives/ Archives] in ''The Dauphin County Historical Society'' (accessed 30 December 2013).</ref> ''Library'' has church records, newspaper clippings, family folders, births and deaths 1893-1906, cemeteries, wills 1785-1827, court extracts 1785-1817, city directories 1839-1999.<ref>[http://www.dauphincountyhistory.org/research/library/ Alexander Family Library] in ''The Dauphin County Historical Society'' (accessed 30 December 2013).</ref>  
 
*Repositories in '''''surrounding counties:&nbsp;''''' [[Cumberland County, Pennsylvania|Cumberland]], [[Juniata County, Pennsylvania|Juniata]], [[Lancaster County, Pennsylvania|Lancaster]], [[Lebanon County, Pennsylvania|Lebanon]], [[Northumberland County, Pennsylvania|Northumberland]], [[Perry County, Pennsylvania|Perry]], [[Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania|Schuylkill]], [[Snyder County, Pennsylvania|Snyder]], and [[York County, Pennsylvania|York]].  
 
*Repositories in '''''surrounding counties:&nbsp;''''' [[Cumberland County, Pennsylvania|Cumberland]], [[Juniata County, Pennsylvania|Juniata]], [[Lancaster County, Pennsylvania|Lancaster]], [[Lebanon County, Pennsylvania|Lebanon]], [[Northumberland County, Pennsylvania|Northumberland]], [[Perry County, Pennsylvania|Perry]], [[Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania|Schuylkill]], [[Snyder County, Pennsylvania|Snyder]], and [[York County, Pennsylvania|York]].  
*[http://www.phila.gov/records/archives/archives.html Philadelphia City Archives] births 1860-1915, marriages 1860-1915, divorces 1851-1975, deaths 1803-1915, naturalizations 1800-1933 (except 1905-1913), house deeds 1683-1952, tax lists, prisoners, mayors' warrants, cemeteries, constables, streets and city directories.<ref name="DB95">Dollarhide and Bremer, 95.</ref> <ref>[http://libwww.freelibrary.org/explore/shell.cfm?topicTitle=Genealogy&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;template=genealogyhand.cfm Genealogy 101] in ''Free Library of Philadelphia'' (accessed 27 December 2013).</ref>  
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*[http://www.phila.gov/records/archives/archives.html Philadelphia City Archives] births 1860-1915, marriages 1860-1915, divorces 1851-1975, deaths 1803-1915, naturalizations 1800-1933 (except 1905-1913), house deeds 1683-1952, tax lists, prisoners, mayors' warrants, cemeteries, constables, streets and city directories.<ref name="DB95">Dollarhide and Bremer, 95.</ref> <ref>[http://libwww.freelibrary.org/explore/shell.cfm?topicTitle=Genealogy&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;template=genealogyhand.cfm Genealogy 101] in ''Free Library of Philadelphia'' (accessed 27 December 2013).</ref>  
 
*[[Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania]], Philadelphia, has great online indexes to books, periodicals, family folders, genealogies, and research aids for Pennsylvania and surrounding states.<ref name="DB95" />  
 
*[[Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania]], Philadelphia, has great online indexes to books, periodicals, family folders, genealogies, and research aids for Pennsylvania and surrounding states.<ref name="DB95" />  
 
*[http://www.librarycompany.org/ Library Company of Philadelphia] has huge German-American collection, Pennsylvanians in the Civil War, and early Philadelphia documents as if it were a second city archives.<ref name="DB95" />  
 
*[http://www.librarycompany.org/ Library Company of Philadelphia] has huge German-American collection, Pennsylvanians in the Civil War, and early Philadelphia documents as if it were a second city archives.<ref name="DB95" />  
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*[http://ltsp.edu/lutheran-archives-philadelphia Lutheran Archives Center at Philadelphia] ELCA archives for Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Upstate New York (excluding New York City) and New England. Includes clergy and synod papers, and some parish registers (baptisms, marriages, funerals, confirmations) (some in German).<ref>[http://ltsp.edu/lutheran-archives-philadelphia The Lutheran Archives Center at Philadelphia] in ''The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia'' (accessed 24 December 2013).</ref>  
 
*[http://ltsp.edu/lutheran-archives-philadelphia Lutheran Archives Center at Philadelphia] ELCA archives for Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Upstate New York (excluding New York City) and New England. Includes clergy and synod papers, and some parish registers (baptisms, marriages, funerals, confirmations) (some in German).<ref>[http://ltsp.edu/lutheran-archives-philadelphia The Lutheran Archives Center at Philadelphia] in ''The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia'' (accessed 24 December 2013).</ref>  
 
*[http://www.history.pcusa.org/resources/genealogy/ Presbyterian Historical Society], Philadelphia, national archives of the Presbyterian Church (USA).<ref>[http://www.history.pcusa.org/resources/genealogy/ Genealogy and Family History Research at the Presbyterian Historical Society] in ''Presbyterian Historical Society'' (accessed 24 December 2013).</ref>  
 
*[http://www.history.pcusa.org/resources/genealogy/ Presbyterian Historical Society], Philadelphia, national archives of the Presbyterian Church (USA).<ref>[http://www.history.pcusa.org/resources/genealogy/ Genealogy and Family History Research at the Presbyterian Historical Society] in ''Presbyterian Historical Society'' (accessed 24 December 2013).</ref>  
*[[Swarthmore College Friends Hisorical Library]], Swarthmore, has 45,000 books, 60,000 photos, and 9,000 volumes of original Quaker meeting records, plus local history of the Mid-Atlantic states.<ref>[http://www.swarthmore.edu/academics/friends-historical-library.xml Friends Historical Library] in ''Swarthmore College'' (accessed 24 December 2013).</ref>  
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*[[Swarthmore College Friends Historical Library]], Swarthmore, has 45,000 books, 60,000 photos, and 9,000 volumes of original Quaker meeting records, plus local history of the Mid-Atlantic states.<ref>[http://www.swarthmore.edu/academics/friends-historical-library.xml Friends Historical Library] in ''Swarthmore College'' (accessed 24 December 2013).</ref>  
 
*Repositories in '''''other surrounding states:''''' [[Delaware Archives and Libraries|Delaware]], [[District of Columbia Archives and Libraries|District of Columbia]], [[Maryland Archives and Libraries|Maryland]], [[New Jersey Archives and Libraries|New Jersey]], [[New York Archives and Libraries|New&nbsp;York]], [[Ohio Archives and Libraries|Ohio]], [[Virginia Archives and Libraries|Virginia]], [[West Virginia Archives and Libraries|West Virginia]], and [[Ontario Archives and Libraries|Ontario]].  
 
*Repositories in '''''other surrounding states:''''' [[Delaware Archives and Libraries|Delaware]], [[District of Columbia Archives and Libraries|District of Columbia]], [[Maryland Archives and Libraries|Maryland]], [[New Jersey Archives and Libraries|New Jersey]], [[New York Archives and Libraries|New&nbsp;York]], [[Ohio Archives and Libraries|Ohio]], [[Virginia Archives and Libraries|Virginia]], [[West Virginia Archives and Libraries|West Virginia]], and [[Ontario Archives and Libraries|Ontario]].  
 
*[http://www.hsd.org/library.htm Historical Society of Delaware Library], Wilmington, colonial records, newspapers, church records, state records, Revolutionary War records, Civil War records, Delaware histories, and genealogies.<ref name="DB27">Dollarhide and Bremer, 27.</ref>  
 
*[http://www.hsd.org/library.htm Historical Society of Delaware Library], Wilmington, colonial records, newspapers, church records, state records, Revolutionary War records, Civil War records, Delaware histories, and genealogies.<ref name="DB27">Dollarhide and Bremer, 27.</ref>  
*[http://www.handleyregional.org/handley/default.asp Handley Regional Library], Winchester, VA, records of Germans and Scots-Irish who traveled the [[Great Valley Road]] from Penn. to Virginia, including manuscripts, newspapers, biographies, and histories.<ref>Dollarhide and Bremer, 113.</ref>
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*[[Handley Regional Library]], Winchester, VA, records of Germans and Scots-Irish who traveled the [[Great Valley Road]] from Penn. to Virginia, including manuscripts, newspapers, biographies, and histories.<ref>Dollarhide and Bremer, 113.</ref>
  
 
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State Library of Pennsylvania

Contents

Contact Information

Address:[1]

Bureau of State Library
Forum Building
607 South Street             (enter from Commonwealth Ave and Walnut St)
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0600

Telephone:[1] 717-783-5950
Fax:[2] 717-772-8268
E-mail:[3] Reference Request form

Hours:[1] Open: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:30-5:00; 2nd Saturday each month: 9:30-4:30
                  Closed: Sunday, Monday, Friday, all except 2nd Saturday, and state holidays.

Directions, Maps, Parking, and Public Transportation:

Internet Sites and Databases:

  • Bureau of State Library resources, catalog, databases, journal search, ditigal collections, forms, FAQs, library news, collections, genealogy source guides.
  • Online Catalog: PILOT. Search by Keyword, title, author, subject, journal title, and call number.
  • Databases at the State Library of Pennsylvania Genealogy, General Research, History, Culture and Geography, Maps and Statistics, Newspapers.
  • POWER Library. Free databases from newspapers, a major encyclopedia, plus photographs, pictures, charts, maps and reference materials.

Collection Description

Indexes, great genealogy surname files collection, state and county histories, atlases, land records maps, passenger arrival lists, naturalizations, church and cemetery records, federal censuses, regimental histories, ethnic and religious group records, heraldry, adoption, Harrisburg newspapers index, obituaries, military records and history, canals, railroads, mines, historical Pennsylvania city directories, Germans soldiers the the Revolutionary War and Civil War, American Indians, and genealogically oriented archives, libraries, and societies.[5]

Tips

  • Materials on genealogy, heraldry, federal population census, and Pennsylvania regimental history cannot be borrowed or used off the premises of the library.[6]

Guides

Pennsylvania Genealogy and History includes guides to records of: Adoption, Cemeteries and Obituaries, Census, Ethnic and Religious Ancestry, Immigration/Naturalization, Libraries, Maps and Geographical Information, Military, Pennsylvania History, Railroads and Mines, Researchers List, Societies and Archives, State Library Genealogy Files, Vital Records, General Resource Websites, Pennsylvania City Directories.

Alternate Repositories

If you cannot visit or find a source at the State Library of Pennsylvania, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • National Archives I, Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service & pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees.[7]
  • National Archives II, College Park, MD, Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Justice, Labor, State, Transportation, and Treasury all after 1900.[8]
  • 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.[9]

Similar Collections

  • 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.[10] [11]
  • Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, has early Quakers, Germans, Scots-Irish and other ethinc groups in PA, NJ, DE, and states east of the Mississippi River, Balch Institute passenger arrival lists, huge manuscript collection including many indexes, and Philadelphia neighborhood records.[12]

Neighboring Collections

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Hours, Location, Contact Information in Pennsylvania Department of Eductation (accessed 31 December 2013).
  2. Bureau of State Library in Pennsylvania Department of Education (accessed 31 December 2013).
  3. Reference Request in Pennsylvania Department of Eductation (accessed 31 December 2013).
  4. Routes and Schedules in Capital Area Transit (accessed 30 December 2013).
  5. Genealogy and Local History in Pennsylvania Department of Education (accessed 27 December 2013).
  6. Pennsylvania Genealogy and History in Pennsylvania Department of Education (accessed 31 December 2013).
  7. Information for Researchers at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC in National Archives (accessed 31 December 2013).
  8. Information for Researchers at the National Archives at College Park, MD in National Archives (accessed 31 December 2013).
  9. Family History at the National Archives in Philadelphia in National Archives (accessed 20 December 2013).
  10. Dollarhide and Bremer, 97.
  11. Research Topics at the Pennsylvania State Archives in Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (accessed 23 December 2013).
  12. William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 95. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Ref Book 973 J54d.
  13. Birth and Death Certificates in Pennsylvania Department of Health (accessed 27 December 2013).
  14. Clerk of the Orphans' Court in Dauphin County (accessed 29 December 2013).
  15. Prothonotory in Dauphin County (accessed 29 December 2013).
  16. Recorder of Deeds in Dauphin County (accessed 29 December 2013).
  17. Welcome in United States District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania (accessed 29 December 2013).
  18. Home in Camp Curtin Historical Society (accessed 29 Decemer 2013).
  19. Home in Capital Area Genealogical Society (accessed 29 December 2013).
  20. Archives in The Dauphin County Historical Society (accessed 30 December 2013).
  21. Alexander Family Library in The Dauphin County Historical Society (accessed 30 December 2013).
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 22.5 Dollarhide and Bremer, 95.
  23. Genealogy 101 in Free Library of Philadelphia (accessed 27 December 2013).
  24. Genealogical Resources at the Joseph P. Horner Memorial Library in The German Society of Pennsylvania (accessed 24 December 2013).
  25. Resources in Evangelical and Reformed Historical Society (accessed 24 December 2013).
  26. Genealogy Resources/Church Records in Franklin and Marshall College Library (accessed 24 December 2013).
  27. About the Quaker Collection in Haverford Libraries (accessed 24 December 2013).
  28. The JGSGP Library in Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia (accessed 24 December 2013).
  29. Genealogy Resources in Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society (accessed 24 December 2013).
  30. The Lutheran Archives Center at Philadelphia in The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (accessed 24 December 2013).
  31. Genealogy and Family History Research at the Presbyterian Historical Society in Presbyterian Historical Society (accessed 24 December 2013).
  32. Friends Historical Library in Swarthmore College (accessed 24 December 2013).
  33. Dollarhide and Bremer, 27.
  34. Dollarhide and Bremer, 113.

 

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