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Guide to '''Pennsylvania ancestry, family history and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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'''1. [[How to Find {{PAGENAME}} Birth Records|Birth Information]]<br>2. [[How to Find {{PAGENAME}} Marriage Records|Marriage Information]]<br>3. [[How to Find {{PAGENAME}} Death Records|Death Information]]'''
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'''1. [[How to Find Pennsylvania Birth Records|Birth Information]]<br>2. [[How to Find Pennsylvania Marriage Records|Marriage Information]]<br>3. [[How to Find Pennsylvania Death Records|Death Information]]'''  
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== Pennsylvania Counties  ==
 
== Pennsylvania Counties  ==
  
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*[[Adams County, Pennsylvania|Adams]]  
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*[[Adams County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Adams]]  
*[[Allegheny County, Pennsylvania|Allegheny]]  
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*[[Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Allegheny]]  
*[[Armstrong County, Pennsylvania|Armstrong]]  
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*[[Armstrong County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Armstrong]]  
*[[Beaver County, Pennsylvania|Beaver]]  
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*[[Beaver County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Beaver]]  
*[[Bedford County, Pennsylvania|Bedford]]  
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*[[Bedford County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Bedford]]  
*[[Berks County, Pennsylvania|Berks]]  
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*[[Berks County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Berks]]  
*[[Blair County, Pennsylvania|Blair]]  
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*[[Blair County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Blair]]  
*[[Bradford County, Pennsylvania|Bradford]]  
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*[[Bradford County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Bradford]]  
*[[Bucks County, Pennsylvania|Bucks]]  
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*[[Bucks County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Bucks]]  
*[[Butler County, Pennsylvania|Butler]]  
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*[[Butler County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Butler]]  
*[[Cambria County, Pennsylvania|Cambria]]  
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*[[Cambria County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Cambria]]  
*[[Cameron County, Pennsylvania|Cameron]]  
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*[[Cameron County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Cameron]]  
*[[Carbon County, Pennsylvania|Carbon]]  
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*[[Carbon County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Carbon]]  
*[[Centre County, Pennsylvania|Centre]]  
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*[[Centre County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Centre]]  
*[[Chester County, Pennsylvania|Chester]]  
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*[[Chester County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Chester]]  
*[[Clarion County, Pennsylvania|Clarion]]  
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*[[Clarion County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Clarion]]  
*[[Clearfield County, Pennsylvania|Clearfield]]
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*[[Clearfield County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Clearfield]]
  
 
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*[[Clinton County, Pennsylvania|Clinton]]  
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*[[Clinton County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Clinton]]  
*[[Columbia County, Pennsylvania|Columbia]]  
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*[[Columbia County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Columbia]]  
*[[Crawford County, Pennsylvania|Crawford]]  
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*[[Crawford County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Crawford]]  
*[[Cumberland County, Pennsylvania|Cumberland]]  
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*[[Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Cumberland]]  
*[[Dauphin County, Pennsylvania|Dauphin]]  
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*[[Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Dauphin]]  
*[[Delaware County, Pennsylvania|Delaware]]  
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*[[Delaware County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Delaware]]  
*[[Elk County, Pennsylvania|Elk]]  
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*[[Elk County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Elk]]  
*[[Erie County, Pennsylvania|Erie]]  
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*[[Erie County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Erie]]  
*[[Fayette County, Pennsylvania|Fayette]]  
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*[[Fayette County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Fayette]]  
*[[Forest County, Pennsylvania|Forest]]  
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*[[Forest County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Forest]]  
*[[Franklin County, Pennsylvania|Franklin]]  
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*[[Franklin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Franklin]]  
*[[Fulton County, Pennsylvania|Fulton]]  
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*[[Fulton County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Fulton]]  
*[[Greene County, Pennsylvania|Greene]]  
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*[[Greene County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Greene]]  
*[[Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania|Huntingdon]]  
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*[[Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Huntingdon]]  
*[[Indiana County, Pennsylvania|Indiana]]  
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*[[Indiana County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Indiana]]  
*[[Jefferson County, Pennsylvania|Jefferson]]  
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*[[Jefferson County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Jefferson]]  
*[[Juniata County, Pennsylvania|Juniata]]
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*[[Juniata County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Juniata]]
  
 
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*[[Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania|Lackawanna]]  
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*[[Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Lackawanna]]  
*[[Lancaster County, Pennsylvania|Lancaster]]  
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*[[Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Lancaster]]  
*[[Lawrence County, Pennsylvania|Lawrence]]  
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*[[Lawrence County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Lawrence]]  
*[[Lebanon County, Pennsylvania|Lebanon]]  
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*[[Lebanon County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Lebanon]]  
*[[Lehigh County, Pennsylvania|Lehigh]]  
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*[[Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Lehigh]]  
*[[Luzerne County, Pennsylvania|Luzerne]]  
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*[[Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Luzerne]]  
*[[Lycoming County, Pennsylvania|Lycoming]]  
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*[[Lycoming County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Lycoming]]  
*[[McKean County, Pennsylvania|McKean]]  
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*[[McKean County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|McKean]]  
*[[Mercer County, Pennsylvania|Mercer]]  
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*[[Mercer County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Mercer]]  
*[[Mifflin County, Pennsylvania|Mifflin]]  
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*[[Mifflin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Mifflin]]  
*[[Monroe County, Pennsylvania|Monroe]]  
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*[[Monroe County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Monroe]]  
*[[Montgomery County, Pennsylvania|Montgomery]]  
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*[[Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Montgomery]]  
*[[Montour County, Pennsylvania|Montour]]  
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*[[Montour County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Montour]]  
*[[Northampton County, Pennsylvania|Northampton]]  
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*[[Northampton County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Northampton]]  
*[[Northumberland County, Pennsylvania|Northumberland]]  
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*[[Northumberland County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Northumberland]]  
*[[Perry County, Pennsylvania|Perry]]  
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*[[Perry County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Perry]]  
*[[Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania|Philadelphia]]
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*[[Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Philadelphia]]
  
 
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*[[Pike County, Pennsylvania|Pike]]  
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*[[Pike County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Pike]]  
*[[Potter County, Pennsylvania|Potter]]  
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*[[Potter County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Potter]]  
*[[Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania|Schuylkill]]  
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*[[Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Schuylkill]]  
*[[Snyder County, Pennsylvania|Snyder]]  
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*[[Snyder County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Snyder]]  
*[[Somerset County, Pennsylvania|Somerset]]  
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*[[Somerset County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Somerset]]  
*[[Sullivan County, Pennsylvania|Sullivan]]  
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*[[Sullivan County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Sullivan]]  
*[[Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania|Susquehanna]]  
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*[[Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Susquehanna]]  
*[[Tioga County, Pennsylvania|Tioga]]  
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*[[Tioga County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Tioga]]  
*[[Union County, Pennsylvania|Union]]  
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*[[Union County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Union]]  
*[[Venango County, Pennsylvania|Venango]]  
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*[[Venango County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Venango]]  
*[[Warren County, Pennsylvania|Warren]]  
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*[[Warren County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Warren]]  
*[[Washington County, Pennsylvania|Washington]]  
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*[[Washington County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Washington]]  
*[[Wayne County, Pennsylvania|Wayne]]  
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*[[Wayne County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Wayne]]  
*[[Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania|Westmoreland]]  
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*[[Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Westmoreland]]  
*[[Wyoming County, Pennsylvania|Wyoming]]  
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*[[Wyoming County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Wyoming]]  
*[[York County, Pennsylvania|York]]
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*[[York County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|York]]
  
 
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<br> '''Extinct or Renamed Jurisdictions:&nbsp;''' '''[[New Netherland]]'''{{·}} '''[[New Sweden]]'''{{·}} [[Ontario County, Pennsylvania|Ontario]]  
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<br> '''Extinct or Renamed Jurisdictions:&nbsp;''' '''[[New Netherland]]'''{{·}} '''[[New Sweden]]'''{{·}} [[Ontario County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Ontario]]  
 
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=== Major repositories  ===
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[[Pennsylvania State Archives]]{{·}} [[State Library of Pennsylvania]]{{·}} [[Historical Society of Pennsylvania]]{{·}} [[Haverford College]]{{·}} [[Swarthmore College]]{{·}} [[Franklin & Marshall College]]{{·}} [[National Archives Mid Atlantic Region (Philadelphia)]]{{·}} [[New York Public Library]]{{·}} [[Library of Congress]]  
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=== Major repositories  ===
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{{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records}}{{·}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Pennsylvania State Archives}}{{·}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|State Library of Pennsylvania}}{{·}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Historical Society of Pennsylvania}}{{·}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania}}{{·}}}} [[Pennsylvania Archives and Libraries|German Society of Pennsylvania]] {{·}} [[Pennsylvania Archives and Libraries|Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh]] {{·}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Citizens Library}}{{·}}}} [[Pennsylvania Archives and Libraries|Erie County Library]] {{·}} [[Pennsylvania Archives and Libraries|Free Library of Philadelphia]]{{·}}[[Pennsylvania Archives and Libraries|Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania]]{{·}} [[Pennsylvania Archives and Libraries|Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia]]{{·}}[[Pennsylvania Archives and Libraries|Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society]]{{·}} [[Pennsylvania Archives and Libraries|Library Company of Philadelphia]]{{·}}[[Pennsylvania Archives and Libraries|Luzerne County Historical Society Bishop Library]]{{·}} [[Pennsylvania Archives and Libraries|Philadelphia City Archives]]{{·}} [[Pennsylvania Archives and Libraries|Temple University Urban Archives]]{{·}} [[Pennsylvania Archives and Libraries|University of Pennsylvania Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center]]{{·}}[[Pennsylvania Archives and Libraries|American Swedish Historical Museum]]{{·}} [[Pennsylvania Archives and Libraries|Evangelical and Reformed Historical Society (ERHS)]]{{·}}{{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Franklin and Marshall College Library }}{{·}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Haverford College Library}}{{·}}}} [[Pennsylvania Archives and Libraries|Lutheran Archives Center at Philadelphia]]{{·}} [[Pennsylvania Archives and Libraries|Presbyterian Historical Society]] {{·}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Swarthmore College Friends Historical Library}}{{·}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Handley Regional Library}}{{·}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|National Archives at Philadelphia}}{{·}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|New York Public Library}}{{·}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Library of Congress}}{{·}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Pennsylvania Vital Records}}{{·}}}}
  
 
=== Migration routes  ===
 
=== Migration routes  ===
  
[[Beaver and Erie Canal]]{{·}} [[Bethlehem Pike]]{{·}} [[Braddock's Road]]{{·}} [[Burd's Road]]{{·}} [[Canada Road]]{{·}} [[Centre Turnpike]]{{·}} [[Culbertson's Path]]{{·}} [[Delaware River]]{{·}} [[Fall Line Road]] (or Southern Road){{·}} [[Forbes Road]]{{·}} [[Gist's Trace]] (or Memacolinis Path){{·}} [[Great Indian Warpath]]{{·}} [[Great Island Path]]{{·}} [[Great Shamokin Path]]{{·}} [[Great Trail]]{{·}} [[Great Valley Road]] (or Philadelphia Wagon Road){{·}} [[King's Highway]]{{·}} [[Kittanning Path]]{{·}} [[Lake Erie]]{{·}} [[Lake Shore Path]] (or Lake Trail){{·}} [[Lehigh and Lakawanna Paths]]{{·}} [[Minsi Path]]{{·}} [[National Road]] (or Cumberland Road){{·}} [[Ohio River]]{{·}} [[Pennsylvania Road]]{{·}} [[Philadelphia Lancaster Turnpike]]{{·}} [[Philadelphia and Reading Rail Road]]{{·}} [[Pennsylvania Railroad]]{{·}} [[Schuykill Canal]]{{·}} [[Tuscarora Path]]{{·}} [[Union Canal]]{{·}} [[Venango Path]]  
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[[Beaver and Erie Canal]]{{·}} [[Minsi Path|Bethlehem Pike]]{{·}} [[Braddock's Road]]{{·}} [[Burd's Road]]{{·}} [[Canada Road]]{{·}} [[Centre Turnpike]]{{·}} [[Culbertson's Path]]{{·}}[[Cumberland Road]]{{·}} [[Delaware River]]{{·}} [[Fall Line Road]] {{·}} [[Forbes Road]]{{·}} [[Gist's Trace]]{{·}} [[Great Indian Warpath]]{{·}} [[Great Island Path]]{{·}} [[Great Shamokin Path]]{{·}} [[Great Trail]]{{·}} [[Great Valley Road]] {{·}} [[King's Highway]]{{·}} [[Kittanning Path]]{{·}} [[Lake Erie]]{{·}} [[Lake Shore Path]]{{·}}[[Lehigh and Lackawanna Paths]]{{·}}[[Memacolinis Path]]{{·}} [[Minsi Path]]{{·}} [[National Road]] {{·}} [[Ohio River]]{{·}} [[Pennsylvania Road]]{{·}} [[Philadelphia Lancaster Turnpike]]{{·}} [[Philadelphia and Reading Rail Road]]{{·}}[[Philadelphia Wagon Road]]{{·}} [[Pennsylvania Railroad]]{{·}} [[Schuylkill Canal]]{{·}}[[Southern Road]]{{·}}[[Tuscarora Path]]{{·}} [[Union Canal]]{{·}} [[Venango Path]]  
  
=== Resources  ===
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*'''[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104187252975672672913 Pennsylvania Genealogy Network Community on Google+]'''
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/pennsylvania/pa-vital-records/ How to order Pennsylvania Vital Records]
 
*'''[http://usgwarchives.net/pa/pafiles.htm USGenWeb]''' Archives for Pennsylvania county-by-county.  
 
*'''[http://usgwarchives.net/pa/pafiles.htm USGenWeb]''' Archives for Pennsylvania county-by-county.  
 
*'''[http://www.pagenweb.org/ PAGenWeb]''' This non-profit orginization is the oldest free Pennsylvania genealogy federation of sites on the Internet. Their transcribed records are available to the public for free in every area of Pennsylvania genealogy and history.  
 
*'''[http://www.pagenweb.org/ PAGenWeb]''' This non-profit orginization is the oldest free Pennsylvania genealogy federation of sites on the Internet. Their transcribed records are available to the public for free in every area of Pennsylvania genealogy and history.  
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/8210363481/ Pennsylvania Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/pennsylvania/pa-society-archive/ List of Pennsylvania Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
 
*'''[http://www.deathindexes.com/pennsylvania/ Online Pennsylvania Death Records Indexes, Obituaries and Cemeteries]''' A list of online death records indexes for Pennsylvania, full state and by county.  
 
*'''[http://www.deathindexes.com/pennsylvania/ Online Pennsylvania Death Records Indexes, Obituaries and Cemeteries]''' A list of online death records indexes for Pennsylvania, full state and by county.  
 
*'''[http://midatlantic.rootsweb.ancestry.com/familyhart/ FamilyHart Pennsylvania Dutch Online Database] '''This online family database has the largest collection of Pennsylvania Dutch names on the Internet with free access. It currently has over 719,000 names online. It grows by 1,000 names per week, and is updated online quarterly.  
 
*'''[http://midatlantic.rootsweb.ancestry.com/familyhart/ FamilyHart Pennsylvania Dutch Online Database] '''This online family database has the largest collection of Pennsylvania Dutch names on the Internet with free access. It currently has over 719,000 names online. It grows by 1,000 names per week, and is updated online quarterly.  
*Come join our '''Pennsylvania Genealogy Group on [http://www.facebook.com/groups/116835171768097/ Facebook]'''
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/pennsylvania/ Rotating Formation Pennsylvania County Boundary Maps and Atlases]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/pennsylvania/pa-counties/ History &amp; Facts of Pennsylvania Counties]  
 
*'''[http://midatlantic.rootsweb.ancestry.com/pa/PAArchives.html Pennsylvania Archives Volumes]''' from the Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth, First though Seventh Series.  
 
*'''[http://midatlantic.rootsweb.ancestry.com/pa/PAArchives.html Pennsylvania Archives Volumes]''' from the Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth, First though Seventh Series.  
 
*'''[http://midatlantic.rootsweb.ancestry.com/familyhart/pictures/HarrySenft/ Harry Senft York and Adams County Cemetery Pictures]''' This site has 100s of 1000s of headstone pictures from over 200 cemeteries in York, Adams, and Cumberland Counties. Indexing of these headstone pictures is currently taking place. Map links are also included for easy finding of these cemeteries.  
 
*'''[http://midatlantic.rootsweb.ancestry.com/familyhart/pictures/HarrySenft/ Harry Senft York and Adams County Cemetery Pictures]''' This site has 100s of 1000s of headstone pictures from over 200 cemeteries in York, Adams, and Cumberland Counties. Indexing of these headstone pictures is currently taking place. Map links are also included for easy finding of these cemeteries.  
 
*[http://www.pa-roots.com/ PA-Roots], a non-profit organization, offers free access to its transcribed records projects, including vital records, military records, newspaper articles, obituaries, and county histories of Pennsylvania.  
 
*[http://www.pa-roots.com/ PA-Roots], a non-profit organization, offers free access to its transcribed records projects, including vital records, military records, newspaper articles, obituaries, and county histories of Pennsylvania.  
 
*FamilySearch [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1388247 Record Search] offers over 25,846 unindexed digital images of Philadelphia marriage records.  
 
*FamilySearch [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1388247 Record Search] offers over 25,846 unindexed digital images of Philadelphia marriage records.  
*Pennsylvania is the only Union state in the Civil War to have an existing file showing names of men who were conscientious objectors for religious reasons. The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania lists them in a free [http://www.genpa.org/CivilWarCO.html database].  
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*Pennsylvania is the only Union state in the Civil War to have an existing file showing names of men who were conscientious objectors for religious reasons. The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania lists them in a free [http://genpa.org/collection/pennsylvania-civil-war-conscientious-objectors database].&nbsp;
 
*The Israel Daniel Rupp Collection of 30,000 early Pennsylvania immigrants from 1727-1776 is digitized in PDF form. Get it at the {{FSbook|83383}} - free.  
 
*The Israel Daniel Rupp Collection of 30,000 early Pennsylvania immigrants from 1727-1776 is digitized in PDF form. Get it at the {{FSbook|83383}} - free.  
*[http://www3.familyoldphotos.com/category/united-states/pennsylvania Pennsylvania Old Photos] contains over 10,000 old photographs of people and places in Pennsylvania, sorted by county, town, surname. Searchable.
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*[http://www3.familyoldphotos.com/category/united-states/pennsylvania-0 Pennsylvania Old Photos] contains over 10,000 old photographs of people and places in Pennsylvania, sorted by county, town, surname. Searchable.  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/pennsylvania/pa-census-records/ Researching Pennsylvania Census Records]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/pennsylvania/pa-government-records/ State of Pennsylvania County &amp; City Government Court records]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/pennsylvania/pa-military-records/ Research in Pennsylvania Military Records]
  
 
=== Research tools  ===
 
=== Research tools  ===
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*Come join our Pennsylvania Genealogy Group on [http://www.facebook.com/groups/116835171768097/ Facebook]  
 
*Come join our Pennsylvania Genealogy Group on [http://www.facebook.com/groups/116835171768097/ Facebook]  
 
*Come see our Pennsylvania Roots Network at [http://midatlantic.rootsweb.ancestry.com/pa/ PA Roots Network]  
 
*Come see our Pennsylvania Roots Network at [http://midatlantic.rootsweb.ancestry.com/pa/ PA Roots Network]  
*Join our group of Pennsylvania researchers on [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pennsylvania-Genealogy-Research-Community/153869304693415 Facebook] &amp; [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Join_a_Skype_Research_Community Skype]  
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*Join our group of Pennsylvania researchers on [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pennsylvania-Genealogy-Research-Community/153869304693415 Facebook] &amp; [[Research Communities on Skype]]  
 
*Ask a question about how to find Pennsylvania ancestors at the [http://familysearchsupport.org/vbb/forumdisplay.php?s=8073a93aceca8329a1383198a4bcf78b&f=6 North America Research forum]!  
 
*Ask a question about how to find Pennsylvania ancestors at the [http://familysearchsupport.org/vbb/forumdisplay.php?s=8073a93aceca8329a1383198a4bcf78b&f=6 North America Research forum]!  
 
*View historic Pennsylvania maps in the [http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Pennsylvania/ David Rumsey Map Collection].  
 
*View historic Pennsylvania maps in the [http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Pennsylvania/ David Rumsey Map Collection].  
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*Ancestor Tracks has posted [http://ancestortracks.com/ free, downloadable 19-century landowner maps] for approximately 85% of the counties of PA (scroll down to Pennsylvania map and hover over counties for contents)  
 
*Ancestor Tracks has posted [http://ancestortracks.com/ free, downloadable 19-century landowner maps] for approximately 85% of the counties of PA (scroll down to Pennsylvania map and hover over counties for contents)  
 
*[[Pennsylvania County Creation Dates and Parent Counties|County Creation Dates and Divisions]] showing dates they were created or renamed and counties created from older counties and the newer counties. Details will assist you in determining which county would have the records you are seeking. Pennsylvania currently has 67 counties.
 
*[[Pennsylvania County Creation Dates and Parent Counties|County Creation Dates and Divisions]] showing dates they were created or renamed and counties created from older counties and the newer counties. Details will assist you in determining which county would have the records you are seeking. Pennsylvania currently has 67 counties.
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*[http://familyhart.info FamilyHart Online Database] - Currently contains over 843,000 linked names online...The largest Pennsylvania Dutch Genealogy Database ONLINE
  
 
'''A wiki article describing this collection is found at:'''  
 
'''A wiki article describing this collection is found at:'''  
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*[[Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists Index Cards (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists Index Cards (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>  
 
*[[Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists Index Cards (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists Index Cards (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>  
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Pennsylvania,_Pittsburgh_City_Deaths_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Pennsylvania, Pittsburg City Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)]  
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*[[Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh City Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Pennsylvania, Pittsburg City Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Pennsylvania Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Pennsylvania Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
 
*[[Pennsylvania Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Pennsylvania Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
  
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*[[Professional Genealogists who specialize in Pennsylvania Research|Consult a Professional Genealogist]]
 
*[[Professional Genealogists who specialize in Pennsylvania Research|Consult a Professional Genealogist]]
  
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Most unique genealogical features:
  • PA's earliest 1638 European settlers of New Sweden were Swedes, Finns, and Germans.
  • William Penn's proprietor records are online.
  • Some early land records of S.W. PA are in VA.
  • Most county land records have weird indexes.
  • Use church records for missing vital records.
  • Surveyors Mason and Dixon settled a boundary dispute by a 1763-1767 survey of the PA/MD border, which became known as the Mason-Dixon Line.


   How to Find Information about Pennsylvania Ancestors
 

1. Birth Information
2. Marriage Information
3. Death Information

[edit] Pennsylvania Counties

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Erie CountyCrawford CountyMercer CountyLawrence CountyBeaver CountyWashington CountyGreene CountyWarren CountyVenango CountyButler County, PennsylvaniaAllegheny CountyFayette CountyWestmoreland CountyIndiana CountyArmstrong CountyClarion CountyForest CountyMcKean County, PennsylvaniaElk CountyJefferson CountySomerset CountyCambria CountyClearfield CountyCameronPotter CountyTioga CountyBradford CountySusquehanna CountyWayne CountyLackawanna CountyWyoming CountySullivan CountyLycoming CountyClinton CountyCentre CountyBlair CountyBedford CountyFulton CountyFranklin CountyAdams CountyYork CountyLancaster CountyChester CountyHuntingdon CountyMifflin CountyJuniata CountyPerry CountyCumberlandDauphin CountyLebanon CountySnyder CountyUnion CountyNorthumberland CountyMontour CountyColumbia CountyLuzerne CountySchuylkill CountyBerks CountyDelaware CountyPhiladelphia CountyMontgomery CountyBucks CountyLehigh CountyNorthampton CountyCarbon CountyMonroe CountyPike CountyPennsylvania-county-map.gif


Extinct or Renamed Jurisdictions:  New Netherland · New Sweden · Ontario

[edit] Major repositories

Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records · Pennsylvania State Archives · State Library of Pennsylvania · Historical Society of Pennsylvania · Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania · German Society of Pennsylvania  · Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh  · Citizens Library · Erie County Library  · Free Library of Philadelphia · Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania · Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia · Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society · Library Company of Philadelphia · Luzerne County Historical Society Bishop Library · Philadelphia City Archives · Temple University Urban Archives · University of Pennsylvania Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center · American Swedish Historical Museum · Evangelical and Reformed Historical Society (ERHS) · Franklin and Marshall College Library  · Haverford College Library · Lutheran Archives Center at Philadelphia · Presbyterian Historical Society  · Swarthmore College Friends Historical Library · Handley Regional Library · National Archives at Philadelphia · New York Public Library · Library of Congress · Pennsylvania Vital Records ·

[edit] Migration routes

Beaver and Erie Canal · Bethlehem Pike · Braddock's Road · Burd's Road · Canada Road · Centre Turnpike · Culbertson's Path · Cumberland Road · Delaware River · Fall Line Road  · Forbes Road · Gist's Trace · Great Indian Warpath · Great Island Path · Great Shamokin Path · Great Trail · Great Valley Road  · King's Highway · Kittanning Path · Lake Erie · Lake Shore Path · Lehigh and Lackawanna Paths · Memacolinis Path · Minsi Path · National Road  · Ohio River · Pennsylvania Road · Philadelphia Lancaster Turnpike · Philadelphia and Reading Rail Road · Philadelphia Wagon Road · Pennsylvania Railroad · Schuylkill Canal · Southern Road · Tuscarora Path · Union Canal · Venango Path


[edit] Resources

[edit] Research tools

  • FamilyHart Online Database - Currently contains over 843,000 linked names online...The largest Pennsylvania Dutch Genealogy Database ONLINE

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