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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Pennsylvania(state)|Pennsylvania]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Georgia Introduction|Introduction]]''
  
This set of wiki pages describes major sources of information about families from [[Pennsylvania|Pennsylvania]]. As you read this set of wiki pages, study the United States Research Outline, which will help you understand terminology and the contents and uses of genealogical records.  
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This set of Wiki pages describes major sources of information about families from Pennsylvania. As you read these Wiki pages, study theWiki pages for the [[United States]], which will help you understand terminology and the contents and uses of genealogical records.  
  
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=== Records at the Family History Library  ===
  
RECORDS OF THE FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARY
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The [[Family History Library]] has many of the records listed in these Wiki pages. The major holdings include genealogies, histories, and cemetery, census, church, immigration, land, military, naturalization, probate, tax, and vital records.
  
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Some of the sources described in these Wiki pages list the Family History Library's book, microfilm, microfiche, and CD numbers. These numbers are preceded by FHL, the abbreviation for Family History Library. These numbers may be used to locate materials in the library and to order microfilm and microfiche at [[Finding a Family History Center|Family History Centers]].
  
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=== Family History Library Catalog  ===
  
The Family History Library has many of the records described in this outline. The major holdings include genealogies, histories, and cemetery, census, church, immigration, land, military, naturalization, probate, tax, and vital records.  
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The library's records are listed in the [[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library Catalog]] found at the Family History Library and at each Family History Center. To find a record, look in the place search of the Family History Library Catalog for:
  
Some of the sources described in this outline list the Family History Library's book, microfilm, microfiche, and computer numbers. These numbers are preceded by FHL, the abbreviation for Family History Library. These numbers may be used to locate materials in the library and to order microfilm and microfiche at Family History Centers.
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:*The ''place'' where your ancestor lived, such as:
  
The computer number can be used if you have access to the Family History Library Catalog™ on computer. The “Computer Number Search” is the fastest way to find a source in the catalog.
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::'''''PENNSYLVANIA''''' - GENEALOGY
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::'''''PENNSYLVANIA, PHILADELPHIA'''''- PROBATE RECORDS
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::'''''PENNSYLVANIA, PHILADELPHIA, PHILADELPHIA''''' - CHURCH RECORDS
  
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:*The ''record type'' you want to search, such as:
  
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::UNITED STATES - '''''CENSUS'''''
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::PENNSYLVANIA - '''''GENEALOGY'''''
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::PENNSYLVANIA, PHILADELPHIA - '''''PROBATE RECORDS'''''
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::PENNSYLVANIA, PHILADELPHIA, PHILADELPHIA - '''''CHURCH RECORDS'''''
  
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The section headings in these Wiki pages match the names of record types used in the Family History Library Catalog.
  
FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARY CATALOG
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The library's records are listed in the Family History Library Catalog found at the library and at each Family History Center. To find a record, look in the Locality Search of the Family History Library Catalog for:  
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The place where your ancestor lived, such as:
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UNITED STATES - CENSUS
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PENNSYLVANIA - GENEALOGY
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PENNSYLVANIA, PHILADELPHIA - PROBATE RECORDS
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PENNSYLVANIA, PHILADELPHIA, PHILADELPHIA - CHURCH RECORDS
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The record type you want to search, such as:
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UNITED STATES - CENSUS
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PENNSYLVANIA - GENEALOGY
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PENNSYLVANIA, PHILADELPHIA - PROBATE RECORDS
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PENNSYLVANIA, PHILADELPHIA, PHILADELPHIA - CHURCH RECORDS
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The record types described in this outline are the record types used in the Family History Library Catalog.
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Revision as of 16:47, 22 September 2010

United States  Gotoarrow.png  Pennsylvania  Gotoarrow.png  Introduction

This set of Wiki pages describes major sources of information about families from Pennsylvania. As you read these Wiki pages, study theWiki pages for the United States, which will help you understand terminology and the contents and uses of genealogical records.

Records at the Family History Library

The Family History Library has many of the records listed in these Wiki pages. The major holdings include genealogies, histories, and cemetery, census, church, immigration, land, military, naturalization, probate, tax, and vital records.

Some of the sources described in these Wiki pages list the Family History Library's book, microfilm, microfiche, and CD numbers. These numbers are preceded by FHL, the abbreviation for Family History Library. These numbers may be used to locate materials in the library and to order microfilm and microfiche at Family History Centers.

Family History Library Catalog

The library's records are listed in the Family History Library Catalog found at the Family History Library and at each Family History Center. To find a record, look in the place search of the Family History Library Catalog for:

  • The place where your ancestor lived, such as:
UNITED STATES - CENSUS
PENNSYLVANIA - GENEALOGY
PENNSYLVANIA, PHILADELPHIA- PROBATE RECORDS
PENNSYLVANIA, PHILADELPHIA, PHILADELPHIA - CHURCH RECORDS
  • The record type you want to search, such as:
UNITED STATES - CENSUS
PENNSYLVANIA - GENEALOGY
PENNSYLVANIA, PHILADELPHIA - PROBATE RECORDS
PENNSYLVANIA, PHILADELPHIA, PHILADELPHIA - CHURCH RECORDS

The section headings in these Wiki pages match the names of record types used in the Family History Library Catalog.