Historical Society of Pennsylvania

From FamilySearch Wiki

(Difference between revisions)
(Create page)
 
(28 intermediate revisions by 2 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
+
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Pennsylvania]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Pennsylvania Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Historical_Society_of_Pennsylvania|Historical Society of Pennsylvania]]'' <br>
  
{| cellspacing="3" cellpadding="5" width="108%" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders" style="border-bottom: rgb(147,139,119) 1px solid; border-left: rgb(147,139,119) 1px solid; background: rgb(245,241,240) 0% 50%; border-top: rgb(147,139,119) 1px solid; border-right: rgb(147,139,119) 1px solid; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-size: auto auto"
+
{| width="108%" cellspacing="3" cellpadding="5" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders" style="border-bottom: rgb(147,139,119) 1px solid; border-left: rgb(147,139,119) 1px solid; background: rgb(245,241,240) 0% 50%; border-top: rgb(147,139,119) 1px solid; border-right: rgb(147,139,119) 1px solid; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-size: auto auto"
 
|-
 
|-
 
|  
 
|  
{| cellspacing="3" cellpadding="7" border="0" width="99%" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
+
{| width="99%" cellspacing="3" cellpadding="7" border="0" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
 
|-
 
|-
 
| style="text-align: left; line-height: 110%; font-family: verdana; color: rgb(0,51,102); font-size: 180%" | '''''{{PAGENAME}}'''''
 
| style="text-align: left; line-height: 110%; font-family: verdana; color: rgb(0,51,102); font-size: 180%" | '''''{{PAGENAME}}'''''
 
|}
 
|}
  
[[Image:Insert building images here.jpg|thumb|right]]  
+
[[Image:Historical Society of Pennsylvania.jpg|right|380px|Historical Society of Pennsylvania.jpg]]  
  
 
=== Contact Information  ===
 
=== Contact Information  ===
  
'''E-mail:'''<ref name="S1">Source 1.</ref> &nbsp;[mailto:repository@whatever.net repository@whatever.net] <br>  
+
'''E-mail:'''<ref>[http://hsp.org/collections/catalogs-research-tools/how-to-find-the-materials-you-need-in-hsps-collections How to Find the Materials You Need in HSP's Collections] in ''Historical Society of Pennsylvania'' (accessed 31 December 2013).</ref> [mailto:ReadyReference@hsp.org ReadyReference@hsp.org]<br>  
  
'''Address:'''<ref name="S1" />  
+
'''Address:'''<ref name="Add">[http://hsp.org/plan-your-visit/address-and-directions Address and Directions] at Historical Society of Pennsylvania] (accessed 25 September 2012).</ref> 1300 Locust Street<br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Philadelphia, PA 1907-5699<br><br> '''Telephone:'''<ref name="Add" /> &nbsp;215-732-6200<br> '''Fax:'''<ref name="Add" /> &nbsp;215-732-2680<br>  
  
:000 Santa's Workshop Lane<br>  
+
'''Hours and holidays:'''<ref name="Hrs">[http://hsp.org/plan-your-visit/library-hours-and-admission Library Hours and Admission] at Historical Society of Pennsylvania] (accessed 25 September 2012).</ref><br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. <br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Wednesday 12:30p.m. – 8:30 p.m. <br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Closed Sundays, Mondays, Saturdays and [http://hsp.org/plan-your-visit/library-hours-and-admission holidays]
:North Pole,&nbsp;AK 99999-9999 <br><br>
+
  
'''Telephone:'''<ref name="S1" /> &nbsp;800-000-0000, or 801-000-0000<br>'''Fax:''' &nbsp;802-000-0000<br>  
+
'''Directions and map:'''<ref name="Add" /><br>  
  
'''Hours and holidays:'''<ref name="S1" /> &nbsp;Monday-Saturday 9:00 to 4:30 <br>
+
:*[http://hsp.org/plan-your-visit/address-and-directions '''''Directions''''' for coming by car, parking, by bus, by subway, and by train]<br>
 
+
:*[https://www.google.com/maps/preview#!q=historical+society+of+pennsylvania&data=!1m4!1m3!1d2183!2d-75.162722!3d39.947727!4m15!2m14!1m13!1s0x89c6c625a2f3f3ed%3A0x2f219034e50bed61!3m8!1m3!1d193366!2d-111.920485!3d40.776608!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!4m2!3d39.947727!4d-75.162722 '''''Google map''''']<br>
'''Directions, maps, and public transportation:'''<ref name="S1" /> &nbsp;{''Optional''} <br>  
+
  
 
'''Internet sites and databases:''' <br>  
 
'''Internet sites and databases:''' <br>  
  
*Repository Internet site ''{create a link for each bullet, and then give a line or two listing content so the reader will know if it is worthwhile to click on that link}.''<br>  
+
*[http://hsp.org/ Historical Society of Pennsylvania] collections, history online, publications, educations, become a member, donate, plan a visit, need research?, for scholars, for genealogists and community historians, for teachers, for historical and heritage organizations, events, and news.<br>  
*Repository catalog online. <br>  
+
*[http://discover.hsp.org/ Discover Online Catalog] to HSP's print holdings of books, pamphlets, serials and newspapers, manuscript collections, maps, and microfilms.<br>  
*Repository database. <br>
+
*[http://digitallibrary.hsp.org/ Digital Library] 60,000 images of photos, artwork, maps, manuscripts, and archived video records.  
*other(s).<br>
+
*[http://hsp.org/collections/catalogs-research-tools/finding-aids Finding Aids] provide background information, descriptions, and inventories for HSP collections.
  
 
=== Collection Description  ===
 
=== Collection Description  ===
  
{''Please briefly '''describe the strengths and weaknesses''' of each collection for genealogists (about two or three sentences for smaller collections).<ref>Source 2.</ref> For example, explain the collection size, who (which ethnic, political, or religious groups) are covered, dates covered, jurisdictions covered, record types available, significant indexes, and any noteworthy record loss or gaps.<ref>Source 3.</ref>''}
+
Includes early Quakers, Germans, Scots-Irish and 60 other ethnic or religious groups, and genealogical material for Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and states east of the Mississippi River, Balch Institute passenger arrival lists, a huge manuscript collection (letters, diaries, account books, deeds, minutes, and scrapbooks) including many indexes, and Philadelphia neighborhood records.<ref>William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. ''America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers'' (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 95. {{WorldCat|39493985|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|728550|item|disp=FHL Ref Book 973 J54d}}.</ref> The HSP is one of the most complete and professional genealogy centers in the nation—and the largest in the Mid-Atlantic region. Its has 600,000 books, 20 million manuscripts, 300,000 images, and nearly 300 years of newspapers. It also covers pre-migration from Europe, the genealogical “stepping stones” across the Caribbean, and out-migration to Canada.<ref name="Coll">[http://hsp.org/genealogists-community-historians Genealogists and Community Historians] and [http://hsp.org/collections/about-our-collections About Our Collections] in ''Historical Society of Pennsylvania'' (accessed 31 December 2013).</ref>  
  
 
=== Tips  ===
 
=== Tips  ===
  
{Optional}
+
*There is a [http://hsp.org/plan-your-visit/library-hours-and-admission Library Admission] for non-members.
 +
*All first-time visitors to the library must complete a [http://hsp.org/sites/default/files/legacy_files/docs/new_hsp_registration_card.pdf Research Registration Form].<ref name="Hrs" /><br>
 +
*Photocopy services are available to both on- and off-site researchers for $0.50 a page.<ref name="Hrs" />
 +
*The use of film or digital still-image cameras is permitted in the library at no additional cost.<ref name="Hrs" />
 +
*Entry to the library, photocopy service, and paging all end 45 minutes prior to closing time.<ref name="Hrs" /><br>
 +
*Notice of weather or emergency closings will be posted on the Historical Society's website and on the Society's weather phone line at 215-732-6200 ext. 505.<ref name="Hrs" />
  
 
=== Guides  ===
 
=== Guides  ===
  
{''Optional: Internet or guide books describing this collection for genealogists. ''}
+
*[http://hsp.org/collections/catalogs-research-tools/balch-manuscript Balch Manuscript Guide] of 60 ethnic groups: descriptions of their many collections and newspapers.
 +
*[http://hsp.org/collections/catalogs-research-tools/finding-aids Finding Aids] about 600 HSP collections with a background, description, or inventory of each.  
 +
*[http://hsp.org/collections/catalogs-research-tools/subject-guides Subject Guides] to 20th Century Collections, African Americans, Chinese Genealogy, Civil War Manuscripts and Newspapers, Civil War Resources, Ethnic History Resources, Family History and Genealogy, Federal Census Records, Jewish Resources, Land Records, Military Records, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Resources, Philadelphia City Directories, Vital Records, and Women's History.
  
 
=== Alternate Repositories  ===
 
=== Alternate Repositories  ===
 
{''&nbsp;'''List''' (link to a Wiki article for) '''at least one or more other repositories''' that collect overlapping records, or similar family history material including central repositories, affiliated or branch repositories, higher level jurisdiction repositories, parent or daughter jurisdiction repositories. Also list neighboring repositories with similar records. Please briefly explain how each substitute repository is related.''}
 
  
 
If you cannot visit or find a source at the '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''', a similar source may be available at one of the following.  
 
If you cannot visit or find a source at the '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''', a similar source may be available at one of the following.  
Line 53: Line 56:
 
'''''Overlapping Collections'''''<br>  
 
'''''Overlapping Collections'''''<br>  
  
*Alternate Repository ''{create link for each, and give line or two describing collection}''<br>  
+
*[[National Archives and Records Administration|National Archives I]], Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service &amp; pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees.<ref>[http://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/washington/researcher-info.html Information for Researchers at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC] in ''National Archives'' (accessed 31 December 2013).</ref>
*<br>
+
*[http://archives.gov/dc-metro/college-park/researcher-info.html 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.<ref>[http://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/college-park/researcher-info.html Information for Researchers at the National Archives at College Park, MD] in ''National Archives'' (accessed 31 December 2013).</ref>
 +
*[[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.<ref>[http://www.archives.gov/philadelphia/public/family-history.html Family History at the National Archives in Philadelphia] in ''National Archives'' (accessed 20 December 2013).</ref>
 +
*[[Pennsylvania State Archives]], Harrisburg, indexes and original sources of {{FHL|221762|item|disp=''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.<ref name="DB97">Dollarhide and Bremer, 97.</ref> <ref>[http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/research_topics/3162 Research Topics at the Pennsylvania State Archives] in ''Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission'' (accessed 23 December 2013).</ref>  
 +
*[[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.<ref>[http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/genealogy_and_local_history/8730 Genealogy and Local History] in ''Pennsylvania Department of Education'' (accessed 27 December 2013).</ref>
  
 
'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>  
 
'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>  
  
*<br>  
+
*[http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel/ National Personnel Records Center], St. Louis, MO.,&nbsp;has millions of military personnel, health, medical records of discharged and deceased veterans of all services starting with World War I, and federal employee records.<ref>[http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel/ National Personnel Records Center] in ''National Archives'' (accessed 31 December 2013).</ref>  
*<br>
+
*[[Library of Congress]], Washington, DC, [http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/ Local History and Genealogy Reading Room] is part of the world's largest library including 50,000 genealogies, 100,000 local histories, manuscripts, microfilms, maps, newspapers, photographs, books, strong in North American, British Isles, and German sources.<ref>[http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/lhgcoll.html The Collections] in ''Local History and Genealogy Reading Room'' in ''Library of Congress'' (accessed 31 December 2013).</ref>
 +
*[[Family History Library|Family History Library]], Salt Lake City,&nbsp;450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, Mormon records.<ref>Based on updated statistics from [[Family History Library]] in ''FamilySearch Research Wiki'' (accessed 31 December 2013).</ref>
  
 
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  
 
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  
  
*<br>
+
*[http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/birth_and_death_certificates/11596 Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records], Philadelphia, birth and death records 1906-present. Order in-person, [http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/birth_certificates/14121/birth_records_-_by_internet/556818 order online] through VitalChek, or [http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/birth_certificates/14121/birth_records_-_by_mail/556813 order births by mail], or [http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/death_and_fetal_death_certificates/14122/death_records_-_by_mail/556827 order deaths by mail].<ref>[http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/birth_and_death_certificates/11596 Birth and Death Certificates] in ''Pennsylvania Department of Health'' (accessed 27 December 2013).</ref>
 +
*[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;template=genealogyhand.cfm Genealogy 101] in ''Free Library of Philadelphia'' (accessed 27 December 2013).</ref>
 +
*[http://www.phila.gov/justice/orphans/ Clerk of the Orphans' Court], Philadelphia, marriages 1885-present.<ref>[http://www.phila.gov/justice/orphans/ Clerk of the Orphans' Court] in ''City of Philadelphia'' (accessed 27 December 2013).</ref>
 +
*[http://www.courts.phila.gov/departments/prothonotary.asp Office of the Prothonotary], Philadelphia, divorces 1875-present, and Court of Common Pleas records, Municipal Court records, and Orphans Court records since 1874.<ref>[http://www.courts.phila.gov/casesearch/ Search Court Records] in ''The Philadelphia Courts'' (accessed 23 December 2013).</ref>
 +
*[http://secureprod.phila.gov/wills/marriagerecordinfo.aspx Register of Wills], Philadelphia, wills 1692-present, and marriages records.<ref>[http://secureprod.phila.gov/wills/marriagerecordinfo.aspx Marriage Records] in ''Register of Wills'' (accessed 23 December 2013).</ref>
 +
*[http://www.phila.gov/phils/Docs/Inventor/graphics/agencies/A005.htm City of Philadelphia Department of Records] deeds 1952-present, mortgages, and partnerships.<ref>[http://www.phila.gov/phils/Docs/Inventor/graphics/agencies/A005.htm Archives] in ''City of Philadelphia Department of Records'' (accessed 23 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" />
 +
*[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.freelibrary.org/ Free Library of Philadelphia] very large book collection, periodicals, genealogies, city directories, maps, family folders, vertical files, manuscripts, and Pennsylvania histories.<ref name="DB95" />
 +
*[http://www.library.upenn.edu/vanpelt/ University of Pennsylvania Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center], Philadelphia, many manuscripts, newspapers, county records, ethnic sources, denominational records, and county histories.<ref name="DB95" />
 +
*[http://library.temple.edu/collections/scrc/urban-archives Temple University Urban Archives], Philadelphia, churches, fraternal groups, unions, guilds, clubs, businesses, and societies especially related to the growth of Philadelphia and vicinity.<ref name="DB95" />
 +
*[http://www.paed.uscourts.gov/index.htm U.S. District Court Clerk, Eastern District of Pennsylvania], Philadelphia, court records.<ref>[http://www.paed.uscourts.gov/index.htm Office of the Clerk of Court] in ''United States District Court Eaastern District of Pennsylvania'' (accessed 24 December 2013).</ref>
 +
*[http://www.americanswedish.org/ American Swedish Historical Museum], Philadelphia, Swedish heritage in the Delaware Valley.<ref>[http://www.americanswedish.org/frames.htm About the Museum] in ''American Swedish Historical Museum'' (accessed 24 December 2013).</ref>
 +
*[http://chhist.org/collections/aboutcollections.htm Chestnut Hill Historical Society], images, maps, real estate atlases, deeds, diaries, genealogies, and oral histories of the western-northern most part of Philadelphia.<ref>[http://chhist.org/collections/aboutcollections.htm CHHS Collections] in ''Chestnut Hill Historical Society'' (accessed 24 December 2013).</ref>
 +
*[http://www.germansociety.org/library.html German Society of Pennsylvania], Philadelphia, church history, genealogy, immigrants, immigrant aid records, German newspapers, old GSP memberships, and German-American periodicals.<ref>[http://www.germansociety.org/GenealogicalResourcesHorner.pdf Genealogical Resources at the Joseph P. Horner Memorial Library] in ''The German Society of Pennsylvania'' (accessed 24 December 2013).</ref>
 +
*[http://www.germantownhistory.org/ Germantown Historical Society] (Germantown, Mt. Airy, Chestnut Hill) manuscripts, maps, deeds, business records, newspapers, church and cemetery records, oral histories, and photos.<ref>[http://www.germantownhistory.org/library.htm Library and Archives] in ''Germantown Historical Society'' (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>
 +
*Repositories in '''''surrounding counties:&nbsp;''''' ''Pennsylvania:&nbsp;'' [[Bucks County, Pennsylvania|Bucks]], [[Chester County, Pennsylvania|Chester]], [[Delaware County, Pennsylvania|Delaware]], [[Montgomery County, Pennsylvania|Montgomery]]; ''New&nbsp;Jersey:&nbsp;'' [[Burlington County, New Jersey|Burlington]], [[Camden County, New Jersey|Camden]], and [[Gloucester County, New Jersey|Gloucester]].
 +
*[http://www.erhs.info/index.html Evangelical and Reformed Historical Society (ERHS)], Lancaster, Reformed Church records and genealogy resources including parish registers.<ref>[http://www.erhs.info/page4/index.html Resources] in ''Evangelical and Reformed Historical Society'' (accessed 24 December 2013).</ref>
 +
*[[Franklin and Marshall College Library]], Lancaster, "Hessian" (German) soldiers in the American Revolution, history, government, Pennsylvania-German culture, U.S. Civil War.<ref>[http://library.fandm.edu/archives/genealogy.php Genealogy Resources/Church Records] in ''Franklin and Marshall College Library'' (accessed 24 December 2013).</ref>
 +
*[[Haverford College Library]], Haverford, Quaker Collection of diaries, photos, family papers, meeting and organizational records; 35,000 books, 2,400 linear feet of manuscripts.<ref>[http://www.haverford.edu/library/special/collections/quaker/ About the Quaker Collection] in ''Haverford Libraries'' (accessed 24 December 2013).</ref>
 +
*[http://www.jgsgp.org/index.html Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia], Melrose Park, Jewish genealogy research manuals, society newsletters, regional cemeteries, and [http://www.jgsgp.org/Documents/ResourceGuidev5C.pdf resource guide] for south PA, NJ, and DE.<ref>[http://www.jgsgp.org/Pages/library.html The JGSGP Library] in ''Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia'' (accessed 24 December 2013).</ref>
 +
*[http://www.lmhs.org/Home Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society], card index to over 800,000 persons, genealogies, local histories, biographies, directories, passenger lists, census, deeds, obituaries, surname files.<ref>[http://www.lmhs.org/Home/Research/Genealogy/Genealogy_Resources Genealogy Resources] in ''Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society'' (accessed 24 December 2013).</ref>
 +
*[[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]].
 +
*[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>
 +
*[[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 name="DB113">Dollarhide and Bremer, 113.</ref>
 +
*[http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/en/index.aspx Archives of Ontario], Toronto, births, marriages, deaths, wills, land, naturalizations, passenger lists, maps, cemeteries, church, court, military, hospital, schools, city directories, and voters’ lists.<ref>[http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/en/tracing/the_records.aspx Records] in ''Ontario Ministry of Government Services'' (accessed 29 December 2013).</ref>
  
 
=== Sources  ===
 
=== Sources  ===
Line 71: Line 106:
 
|}
 
|}
  
{Optional: state Navbox goes here}  
+
{{Pennsylvania|Pennsylvania}}  
 
+
  
[[Category:United States Repositories|{{PAGENAME}}]]
+
[[Category:United_States_Repositories|{{PAGENAME}}]] [[Category:Philadelphia_County,_Pennsylvania|{{PAGENAME}}]] [[Category:Pennsylvania|{{PAGENAME}}]]
[[Category:Substitute a county in this spot|{{PAGENAME}}]]
+
[[Category:Substitute a state in this spot|{{PAGENAME}}]]
+

Revision as of 02:40, 4 January 2014

United States Gotoarrow.png Pennsylvania Gotoarrow.png Archives and LibrariesGotoarrow.pngHistorical Society of Pennsylvania

Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Historical Society of Pennsylvania.jpg

Contents

Contact Information

E-mail:[1] ReadyReference@hsp.org

Address:[2] 1300 Locust Street
                    Philadelphia, PA 1907-5699

Telephone:[2]  215-732-6200
Fax:[2]  215-732-2680

Hours and holidays:[3]
       Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
       Wednesday 12:30p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
       Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
       Closed Sundays, Mondays, Saturdays and holidays

Directions and map:[2]

Internet sites and databases:

  • Historical Society of Pennsylvania collections, history online, publications, educations, become a member, donate, plan a visit, need research?, for scholars, for genealogists and community historians, for teachers, for historical and heritage organizations, events, and news.
  • Discover Online Catalog to HSP's print holdings of books, pamphlets, serials and newspapers, manuscript collections, maps, and microfilms.
  • Digital Library 60,000 images of photos, artwork, maps, manuscripts, and archived video records.
  • Finding Aids provide background information, descriptions, and inventories for HSP collections.

Collection Description

Includes early Quakers, Germans, Scots-Irish and 60 other ethnic or religious groups, and genealogical material for Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and states east of the Mississippi River, Balch Institute passenger arrival lists, a huge manuscript collection (letters, diaries, account books, deeds, minutes, and scrapbooks) including many indexes, and Philadelphia neighborhood records.[4] The HSP is one of the most complete and professional genealogy centers in the nation—and the largest in the Mid-Atlantic region. Its has 600,000 books, 20 million manuscripts, 300,000 images, and nearly 300 years of newspapers. It also covers pre-migration from Europe, the genealogical “stepping stones” across the Caribbean, and out-migration to Canada.[5]

Tips

  • There is a Library Admission for non-members.
  • All first-time visitors to the library must complete a Research Registration Form.[3]
  • Photocopy services are available to both on- and off-site researchers for $0.50 a page.[3]
  • The use of film or digital still-image cameras is permitted in the library at no additional cost.[3]
  • Entry to the library, photocopy service, and paging all end 45 minutes prior to closing time.[3]
  • Notice of weather or emergency closings will be posted on the Historical Society's website and on the Society's weather phone line at 215-732-6200 ext. 505.[3]

Guides

  • Balch Manuscript Guide of 60 ethnic groups: descriptions of their many collections and newspapers.
  • Finding Aids about 600 HSP collections with a background, description, or inventory of each.
  • Subject Guides to 20th Century Collections, African Americans, Chinese Genealogy, Civil War Manuscripts and Newspapers, Civil War Resources, Ethnic History Resources, Family History and Genealogy, Federal Census Records, Jewish Resources, Land Records, Military Records, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Resources, Philadelphia City Directories, Vital Records, and Women's History.

Alternate Repositories

If you cannot visit or find a source at the Historical Society 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.[6]
  • 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.[7]
  • 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

  • National Personnel Records Center, St. Louis, MO., has millions of military personnel, health, medical records of discharged and deceased veterans of all services starting with World War I, and federal employee records.[12]
  • Library of Congress, Washington, DC, Local History and Genealogy Reading Room is part of the world's largest library including 50,000 genealogies, 100,000 local histories, manuscripts, microfilms, maps, newspapers, photographs, books, strong in North American, British Isles, and German sources.[13]
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, 450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, Mormon records.[14]

Neighboring Collections

Sources

  1. How to Find the Materials You Need in HSP's Collections in Historical Society of Pennsylvania (accessed 31 December 2013).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Address and Directions at Historical Society of Pennsylvania] (accessed 25 September 2012).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Library Hours and Admission at Historical Society of Pennsylvania] (accessed 25 September 2012).
  4. 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.
  5. Genealogists and Community Historians and About Our Collections in Historical Society of Pennsylvania (accessed 31 December 2013).
  6. Information for Researchers at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC in National Archives (accessed 31 December 2013).
  7. Information for Researchers at the National Archives at College Park, MD in National Archives (accessed 31 December 2013).
  8. Family History at the National Archives in Philadelphia in National Archives (accessed 20 December 2013).
  9. Dollarhide and Bremer, 97.
  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. National Personnel Records Center in National Archives (accessed 31 December 2013).
  13. The Collections in Local History and Genealogy Reading Room in Library of Congress (accessed 31 December 2013).
  14. Based on updated statistics from Family History Library in FamilySearch Research Wiki (accessed 31 December 2013).
  15. Birth and Death Certificates in Pennsylvania Department of Health (accessed 27 December 2013).
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 Dollarhide and Bremer, 95
  17. Genealogy 101 in Free Library of Philadelphia (accessed 27 December 2013).
  18. Clerk of the Orphans' Court in City of Philadelphia (accessed 27 December 2013).
  19. Search Court Records in The Philadelphia Courts (accessed 23 December 2013).
  20. Marriage Records in Register of Wills (accessed 23 December 2013).
  21. Archives in City of Philadelphia Department of Records (accessed 23 December 2013).
  22. Office of the Clerk of Court in United States District Court Eaastern District of Pennsylvania (accessed 24 December 2013).
  23. About the Museum in American Swedish Historical Museum (accessed 24 December 2013).
  24. CHHS Collections in Chestnut Hill Historical Society (accessed 24 December 2013).
  25. Genealogical Resources at the Joseph P. Horner Memorial Library in The German Society of Pennsylvania (accessed 24 December 2013).
  26. Library and Archives in Germantown Historical Society (accessed 24 December 2013).
  27. The Lutheran Archives Center at Philadelphia in The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (accessed 24 December 2013).
  28. Genealogy and Family History Research at the Presbyterian Historical Society in Presbyterian Historical Society (accessed 24 December 2013).
  29. Resources in Evangelical and Reformed Historical Society (accessed 24 December 2013).
  30. Genealogy Resources/Church Records in Franklin and Marshall College Library (accessed 24 December 2013).
  31. About the Quaker Collection in Haverford Libraries (accessed 24 December 2013).
  32. The JGSGP Library in Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia (accessed 24 December 2013).
  33. Genealogy Resources in Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society (accessed 24 December 2013).
  34. Friends Historical Library in Swarthmore College (accessed 24 December 2013).
  35. Dollarhide and Bremer, 27.
  36. Dollarhide and Bremer, 113.
  37. Records in Ontario Ministry of Government Services (accessed 29 December 2013).