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For Pennsylvania genealogical and historical societies which have records and services to help you with your research, see the "[[Pennsylvania Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]," "[[Pennsylvania Church Records|Church Records]]," "[[Pennsylvania Genealogy|Genealogy]]," and "[[Pennsylvania Periodicals|Periodicals]]" sections. Many counties also have local historical and genealogical societies. You can find local society addresses by using directories cited in the "Societies" section of the <span>[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Search/rg/guide/Usout.asp United States Research]</span><span>[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Search/rg/guide/Usout.asp Outline]</span> or by an internet search engine with terms such as "Pennsylvania, Genealogy, and Society."
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==== [http://genpa.org/ Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania]<br> ====
  
Pennsylvania has many historical and genealogical societies. Most collect historical documents of local interest, publish periodicals, and have special projects and indexes. The library has records for a number of societies in Pennsylvania, including the following:
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2207 Chestnut Street<br>Philadelphia, PA 19103-3010<br>Phone: (215) 545-0391<br>Fax: (215) 545-0936
  
The Grand Army of the Republic (based on Union Army service during the Civil War) has produced ''Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Pennsylvania, Record of Eligibility of Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Pennsylvania 1883-1992'' (FHL films 1888615-16). This source helps locate records of military personnel as well as the genealogy of the applicants.
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A surname index of five collections of the&nbsp;society's manuscript archives is&nbsp;located&nbsp;[http://genpa.org/resources/gsp-manuscript-archives-surname-index/gsp-manuscript-archives-surname-index online].&nbsp; See [[Pennsylvania Genealogy]] for a discussion of the resources of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania.  
  
The Colonial Society of Pennsylvania, located in Philadelphia, is open to individuals who have an ancestor in colonial America. See ''Colonial Society of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), Applications for Membership in Alphabetical Order by Member With a Complete Genealogy Back to Original Ancestor'' (FHL films 532056-73).
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==== [http://www.hsp.org/ Historical Society of Pennsylvania]  ====
  
The purpose of the Huguenot Society of Pennsylvania is to perpetuate the memory of the Huguenots. Members of the society include descendants of Huguenot families immigrating to America before November 1787 and anyone who has made the Huguenots a subject of research papers, etc. The society was organized in Reading, Pennsylvania, in 1918. They published:
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1300 Locust Street<br>Philadelphia, PA 19107-5699<br>Phone: (215) 732-6201<br>Fax: (215) 732-2680
  
''Huguenot Society of Pennsylvania'', (series) vols. 1- 15 (Norristown, PA.: The Society, 1918-1939) and the continuation ''Proceedings of the Huguenot Society of Pennsylvania'', v. 16-39 (Norristown, PA.: The Society, 1942-1967; FHL book 974.8 C4h; film for v. 1-3 and 7-9 is 1697274 item 5-6).
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An important resource for this society is ''Guide to the Manuscript Collections of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 3rd ed.'' (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: The Society, 1991; {{FHL|205407|item|disp=FHL book 974.811 J53h).}}
  
http://www2.hsp.org/collections/manuscripts/h/huguenot3009.htm
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==== [http://digital.library.pitt.edu/hswp/Historical Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania]  ====
  
Also see:
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1212 Smallman Street<br>Pittsburgh, PA 15222<br>Phone: (412) 454-6000<br>Fax: (412) 454-6028
  
Sons of the American Revolution. ''Pennsylvania Society. Patriots Index; Members and Ancestors, 1893-1993''. Monongahela, PA: PASSAR, 1995. (FHL book 974.8 C42sar.)<br>
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==== Additional Societies can be located at: ====
  
[[Category:Pennsylvania]]
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*[[Pennsylvania Archives and Libraries|Pennsylvania Archives and Libraries]]
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*[[Pennsylvania Church Records|Pennsylvania Church Records]]
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*[[Pennsylvania Genealogy|Pennsylvania Genealogy]]
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*[[Pennsylvania Periodicals|Pennsylvania Periodicals]]
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Many counties also have local historical and genealogical societies. You can find local society addresses by using directories cited in [[United States Genealogy|United States Genealogy]] or by an internet search engine with terms such as "Pennsylvania, Genealogy, and Society." Pennsylvania has many historical and genealogical societies. Most collect historical documents of local interest, publish periodicals, and have special projects and indexes.
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The Family History Library has records for a number of societies in Pennsylvania, including the following:
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*The Grand Army of the Republic (based on Union Army service during the Civil War) has produced ''Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Pennsylvania, Record of Eligibility of Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Pennsylvania 1883-1992'' {{FHL|1888615|film|disp=FHL films 1888615-16}}. This source helps locate records of military personnel as well as the genealogy of the applicants.
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*The Colonial Society of Pennsylvania, located in Philadelphia, is open to individuals who have an ancestor in colonial America. See ''Colonial Society of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), Applications for Membership in Alphabetical Order by Member With a Complete Genealogy Back to Original Ancestor'' {{FHL|532056|film|disp=FHL films 532056-73}}.
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*The Huguenot Society of Pennsylvania has as it's purpose to perpetuate the memory of the Huguenots. Members of the society include descendants of Huguenot families immigrating to America before November 1787 and anyone who has made the Huguenots a subject of research papers, etc. The society was organized in Reading, Pennsylvania, in 1918. They published: ''[http://www2.hsp.org/collections/manuscripts/h/huguenot3009.htm Huguenot Society of Pennsylvania]'', (series) vols. 1- 15 (Norristown, PA.: The Society, 1918-1939) and the continuation ''Proceedings of the Huguenot Society of Pennsylvania'', v. 16-39 (Norristown, PA.: The Society, 1942-1967; Family History Library {{FHL|233263|item|disp=FHL book 974.8 C4h}}; film for v. 1-3 and 7-9 is {{FHL|233263|item|disp=FHL film 1697274 item 5-6}}).<br> Also see:
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*Sons of the American Revolution. ''Pennsylvania Society. Patriots Index; Members and Ancestors, 1893-1993''. Monongahela, PA: PASSAR, 1995. Family History Library {{FHL|759066|item|disp=FHL book 974.8 C42sar}}.
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Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania

2207 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-3010
Phone: (215) 545-0391
Fax: (215) 545-0936

A surname index of five collections of the society's manuscript archives is located online.  See Pennsylvania Genealogy for a discussion of the resources of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania.

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

1300 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107-5699
Phone: (215) 732-6201
Fax: (215) 732-2680

An important resource for this society is Guide to the Manuscript Collections of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 3rd ed. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: The Society, 1991; FHL book 974.811 J53h).

Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania

1212 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: (412) 454-6000
Fax: (412) 454-6028

Additional Societies can be located at:

Many counties also have local historical and genealogical societies. You can find local society addresses by using directories cited in United States Genealogy or by an internet search engine with terms such as "Pennsylvania, Genealogy, and Society." Pennsylvania has many historical and genealogical societies. Most collect historical documents of local interest, publish periodicals, and have special projects and indexes.

The Family History Library has records for a number of societies in Pennsylvania, including the following:

  • The Grand Army of the Republic (based on Union Army service during the Civil War) has produced Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Pennsylvania, Record of Eligibility of Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Pennsylvania 1883-1992 FHL films 1888615-16. This source helps locate records of military personnel as well as the genealogy of the applicants.
  • The Colonial Society of Pennsylvania, located in Philadelphia, is open to individuals who have an ancestor in colonial America. See Colonial Society of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), Applications for Membership in Alphabetical Order by Member With a Complete Genealogy Back to Original Ancestor FHL films 532056-73.
  • The Huguenot Society of Pennsylvania has as it's purpose to perpetuate the memory of the Huguenots. Members of the society include descendants of Huguenot families immigrating to America before November 1787 and anyone who has made the Huguenots a subject of research papers, etc. The society was organized in Reading, Pennsylvania, in 1918. They published: Huguenot Society of Pennsylvania, (series) vols. 1- 15 (Norristown, PA.: The Society, 1918-1939) and the continuation Proceedings of the Huguenot Society of Pennsylvania, v. 16-39 (Norristown, PA.: The Society, 1942-1967; Family History Library FHL book 974.8 C4h; film for v. 1-3 and 7-9 is FHL film 1697274 item 5-6).
    Also see:
  • Sons of the American Revolution. Pennsylvania Society. Patriots Index; Members and Ancestors, 1893-1993. Monongahela, PA: PASSAR, 1995. Family History Library FHL book 974.8 C42sar.

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