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=== Contact Information  ===
 
=== Contact Information  ===
  
'''Address:'''<br>General Mailing Address:<br>Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission<br>State Museum Building<br>300 North Street<br>Harrisburg, PA 17120  
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'''Address:'''<br>General Mailing Address:<br>Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission<br>State Museum Building<br>300 North Street<br>Harrisburg, PA 17120<br><br>Physical Address:<br>Pennsylvania State Archives<br>350 North Street<br>Harrisburg, PA 17120<br>'''Phone:''' (717) 783-3281<br>'''Fax:''' (717) 787-4822<br>'''E-Mail:''' ra-statearchives@pa.gov
  
'''Telephone:''' (717) 787-3362<br>'''Fax:''' (717) 783-9924<br>'''E-Mail:''' ra-statearchives@pa.gov
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<br> Hours and holidays:'''<ref>[http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/hours,_directions___fees/3144 Visit]</ref> '''
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*Wednesday-Friday: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m (no original records pulled from 12.00-1.00pm)<br>  
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*Saturday ( microfilm use only ), 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.<br>  
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*Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and State Holidays.
  
:Wednesday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (no original records pulled from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
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=== Directions, Maps, and Public Transportation: ===
:Saturday (microfilm use only), 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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:Closed on all Mondays, Tuesdays and State Holidays.<br><br>
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'''Directions, maps, and public transportation:'''
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'''Internet sites and databases:'''<ref name="home">[http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/state_archives/2887 Pennsylvania State Archives Home] at PA State Archives] (accessed 26 September 2012).</ref><br>  
 
'''Internet sites and databases:'''<ref name="home">[http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/state_archives/2887 Pennsylvania State Archives Home] at PA State Archives] (accessed 26 September 2012).</ref><br>  
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*See other free [http://genealogy.about.com/od/pennsylvania/tp/pa-genealogy-online.htm Pennsylvania Genealogy Online Databases] from the PA State Archives.<br>
 
*See other free [http://genealogy.about.com/od/pennsylvania/tp/pa-genealogy-online.htm Pennsylvania Genealogy Online Databases] from the PA State Archives.<br>
  
<br>=== Collection Description ===<br>
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=== Collection Description  ===
 
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*The Pennsylvania State Archives collects, preserves and makes available for study the permanently-valuable public records of the Commonwealth, with particular attention given to the records of state government. The State Archives also collects papers of private citizens and organizations relevant to Pennsylvania history.<ref name="home" />
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*[http://www.statearchives.us/pennsylvania.htm Collections] The Pennsylvania State Archives is the best source for Military Records, Naturalization Records, Vital Records, Ships List, Census Records, Prison Records, Mine Accidents, Land Records, County Records, and Pennsylvania Railroad Voluntary Relief Cards.
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*[http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/about_the_archives/3177/finding_aids_for_collections/382910 Collections of the Pennsylvania State Archives] Lists what is available in Record Groups, Manuscript Groups, and Historic Site Collections.
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*[http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/land_records/3184 Land Records]
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<br>=== Tips ===<br>
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*According to [http://www.recordsbase.com recordsbase.com], archived files are available through the Pennsylvania State Archives, which holds a wealth of historic information about the state. This office has original copies of birth and death certificates dating prior to 1961, as well as records from previous wars, land records and census records. *Searches of these files can be initiated in person, by mail or fax or through email. There are charges for the time spent on research, as well as for the copies of the documents you request.
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<br>=== Guides ===<br>
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*Loretto Dennis Szucs, and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking, ''The Archives: A Guide to the National Archives Field Branches'' (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1988), 32-34. ({{FHL|630522|item|disp=FHL Book 977 A3sz}}) [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/17738169 WorldCat entry]. Describes each field branch collection, microfilms, services and activities. Each of 150 record groups of the archives is also described.<br><br>
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=== Alternate Repositories ===
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{''&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.''}
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If you cannot visit or find a source at the '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''', a similar source may be available at one of the following.
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'''''Overlapping Collections'''''<br>  
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The Pennsylvania State Archives collects, preserves and makes available for study the permanently-valuable public records of the Commonwealth, with particular attention given to the records of state government. The State Archives also collects papers of private citizens and organizations relevant to Pennsylvania history.<ref name="home" />  
  
*Alternate Repository ''{create link for each, and give line or two describing collection}''<br>
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*[http://www.statearchives.us/pennsylvania.htm Collections] The Pennsylvania State Archives is the best source for Military Records, Naturalization Records, Vital Records, Ships List, Census Records, Prison Records, Mine Accidents, State Land Records, and Pennsylvania Railroad Voluntary Relief Cards.
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*A [http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/about_the_archives/3177/finding_aids_for_collections/382910 finding aid ]&nbsp;is&nbsp;available for Record Groups, Manuscript Groups, and Historic Site Collections.
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*[http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/land_records/3184 Land Records] which were issued by the proprietors can be found at the archives or on-line. First check the Warrant Registers. The Warrant Registers index the warrant number, patent and survey.
  
'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>
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=== Tips  ===
  
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*According to [http://www.recordsbase.com/resources/public-records/pennsylvania recordsbase.com], archived files are available through the Pennsylvania State Archives, which holds a wealth of historic information about the state. This office has original copies of birth and death certificates dating prior to 1961, as well as records from previous wars, land records and census records. *Searches of these files can be initiated in person, by mail or fax or through email. There are charges for the time spent on research, as well as for the copies of the documents you request.
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'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>
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=== Guides  ===
  
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*Baumann, Roland M., and Whipkey, Harry E. Guide to the microfilm of the records of Pennsylvania's Revolutionary governments, 1775-1790. Harrisburg: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 1978. {{FHL|159571|item|disp=FHL book 974.8 N23g}}; {{WorldCat|6621896|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}<br>  
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*Fortna, Nancy L.P. Guide to county and municipal records on microfilm in the Pennsylvania State Archives, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 1982 {{FHL|74612|item|disp=FHL book 974.8 A1 no. 613}}; {{WorldCat|9555982|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}<br>
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*Guide to the microfilm of the records of the Provincial Council, 1682-1776, in the Pennsylvania State Archives. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 1966. {{FHL|204717|item|disp=FHL book 974.8 N23p}}; {{WorldCat|18065193|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}<br>
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*Suran, Frank M. Guide to the Record Groups in the Pennsylvania State Archives. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, c1980 {{FHL|7122|item|disp=FHL book 974.818/H1 J53s}}; {{WorldCat|6630733|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}<br>
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*Whipkey, Harry E. Guide to the manuscript groups in the Pennsylvania State Archives. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 1976 {{FHL|205429|item|disp=FHL book 974.818/H1 J53w}}; {{WorldCat|4193202|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}
  
 
=== Sources  ===
 
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Revision as of 09:43, 4 March 2013

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Pennsylvania State Archives
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Contents

Contact Information

Address:
General Mailing Address:
Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
State Museum Building
300 North Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120

Physical Address:
Pennsylvania State Archives
350 North Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Phone: (717) 783-3281
Fax: (717) 787-4822
E-Mail: ra-statearchives@pa.gov

  • Wednesday-Friday: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m (no original records pulled from 12.00-1.00pm)
  • Saturday ( microfilm use only ), 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and State Holidays.

Directions, Maps, and Public Transportation:

Internet sites and databases:[1]

Collection Description

The Pennsylvania State Archives collects, preserves and makes available for study the permanently-valuable public records of the Commonwealth, with particular attention given to the records of state government. The State Archives also collects papers of private citizens and organizations relevant to Pennsylvania history.[1]

  • Collections The Pennsylvania State Archives is the best source for Military Records, Naturalization Records, Vital Records, Ships List, Census Records, Prison Records, Mine Accidents, State Land Records, and Pennsylvania Railroad Voluntary Relief Cards.
  • A finding aid  is available for Record Groups, Manuscript Groups, and Historic Site Collections.
  • Land Records which were issued by the proprietors can be found at the archives or on-line. First check the Warrant Registers. The Warrant Registers index the warrant number, patent and survey.

Tips

  • According to recordsbase.com, archived files are available through the Pennsylvania State Archives, which holds a wealth of historic information about the state. This office has original copies of birth and death certificates dating prior to 1961, as well as records from previous wars, land records and census records. *Searches of these files can be initiated in person, by mail or fax or through email. There are charges for the time spent on research, as well as for the copies of the documents you request.

Guides

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 Pennsylvania State Archives Home at PA State Archives] (accessed 26 September 2012).