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''[[United_States|United States]] [[File:Gotoarrow.png]]'''''[[Pennsylvania, United States Genealogy|Pennsylvania]]'''{{PA-sidebar}}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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==Pennsylvania Information==
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Pennsylvania is a state located in the northern part of the United States.  It is divided into 67 counties.
  
 
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<h3>Getting Started with Pennsylvania Research</h3>
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Links to articles on getting started with Pennsylvania research.
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*[[How to Find Pennsylvania Birth Records|How to Find Birth Records]]
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*[[How to Find Pennsylvania Marriage Records|How to Find Marriage Records]]
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*[[How to Find Pennsylvania Death Records|How to Find Death Records]]
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*[[Pennsylvania Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]
  
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<h3>Pennsylvania Research Tools</h3>
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Pennsylvania research.
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/pennsylvania/ Boundary Changes for Pennsylvania Counties]
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*[[Pennsylvania Archives and Libraries|Pennsylvania Archives and Libraries]]
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*[http://www.pagenweb.org/ PAGenWeb]
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*[http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System] - U.S. gazetteer of places, cemeteries and post offices in Pennsylvania.
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|}{{Click|Image:PA_ORP.png|Pennsylvania Online Genealogy Records}} [[File:Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg|link=Genealogy_Help_on_Facebook]]
  
*PA's earliest 1638 European settlers of [[New Sweden]] were Swedes, Finns, and Germans.
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== Pennsylvania Clickable Map==
*William Penn's [[Pennsylvania Land and Property#1682_to_1776_-_Proprietorship_of_William_Penn_and_his_Heirs|proprietor records]] are online.
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Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States. Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.
*Some early land records of S.W. PA are in [[Virginia Land and Property|VA]].  
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*Most county land records have [[Pennsylvania Land and Property#Indexes_of_Colonial_and_State_Records|weird indexes]].
 
*Use [[Pennsylvania Church Records|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 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mason%E2%80%93Dixon_Line Mason-Dixon Line].
 
  
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==Counties==
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== Pennsylvania Counties ==
 
  
'''Click''' on the map below to go to a county page. '''Hover''' over a county to see its name. To see a '''larger''' version of the map, [[Pennsylvania Counties Map|click here]]. {{PAimagemap}}
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*[[Adams County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Adams]]
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*[[Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Allegheny]]
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*[[Armstrong County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Armstrong]]
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*[[Beaver County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Beaver]]
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*[[Bedford County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Bedford]]
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*[[Berks County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Berks]]
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*[[Blair County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Blair]]
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*[[Bradford County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Bradford]]
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*[[Bucks County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Bucks]]
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*[[Butler County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Butler]]
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*[[Cambria County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Cambria]]
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*[[Cameron County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Cameron]]
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*[[Carbon County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Carbon]]
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*[[Centre County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Centre]]
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*[[Chester County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Chester]]
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*[[Clarion County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Clarion]]
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*[[Clearfield County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Clearfield]]
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*[[Clinton County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Clinton]]
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*[[Columbia County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Columbia]]
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*[[Crawford County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Crawford]]
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*[[Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Cumberland]]
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*[[Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Dauphin]]
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*[[Delaware County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Delaware]]
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*[[Elk County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Elk]]
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*[[Erie County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Erie]]
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*[[Fayette County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Fayette]]
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*[[Forest County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Forest]]
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*[[Franklin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Franklin]]
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*[[Fulton County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Fulton]]
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*[[Greene County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Greene]]
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*[[Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Huntingdon]]
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*[[Indiana County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Indiana]]
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*[[Jefferson County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Jefferson]]
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*[[Juniata County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Juniata]]
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*[[Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Lackawanna]]
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*[[Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Lancaster]]
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*[[Lawrence County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Lawrence]]
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*[[Lebanon County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Lebanon]]
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*[[Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Lehigh]]
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*[[Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Luzerne]]
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*[[Lycoming County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Lycoming]]
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*[[McKean County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|McKean]]
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*[[Mercer County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Mercer]]
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*[[Mifflin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Mifflin]]
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*[[Monroe County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Monroe]]
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*[[Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Montgomery]]
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*[[Montour County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Montour]]
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*[[Northampton County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Northampton]]
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*[[Northumberland County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Northumberland]]
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*[[Perry County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Perry]]
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*[[Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Philadelphia]]
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*[[Pike County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Pike]]
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*[[Potter County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Potter]]
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*[[Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Schuylkill]]
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*[[Snyder County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Snyder]]
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*[[Somerset County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Somerset]]
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*[[Sullivan County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Sullivan]]
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*[[Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Susquehanna]]
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*[[Tioga County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Tioga]]
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*[[Union County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Union]]
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*[[Venango County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Venango]]
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*[[Warren County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Warren]]
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*[[Washington County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Washington]]
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*[[Wayne County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Wayne]]
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*[[Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Westmoreland]]
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*[[Wyoming County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Wyoming]]
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*[[York County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|York]]
  
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*[[Adams County, Pennsylvania|Adams]]
 
*[[Allegheny County, Pennsylvania|Allegheny]]
 
*[[Armstrong County, Pennsylvania|Armstrong]]
 
*[[Beaver County, Pennsylvania|Beaver]]
 
*[[Bedford County, Pennsylvania|Bedford]]
 
*[[Berks County, Pennsylvania|Berks]]
 
*[[Blair County, Pennsylvania|Blair]]
 
*[[Bradford County, Pennsylvania|Bradford]]
 
*[[Bucks County, Pennsylvania|Bucks]]
 
*[[Butler County, Pennsylvania|Butler]]
 
*[[Cambria County, Pennsylvania|Cambria]]
 
*[[Cameron County, Pennsylvania|Cameron]]
 
*[[Carbon County, Pennsylvania|Carbon]]
 
*[[Centre County, Pennsylvania|Centre]]
 
*[[Chester County, Pennsylvania|Chester]]
 
*[[Clarion County, Pennsylvania|Clarion]]
 
*[[Clearfield County, Pennsylvania|Clearfield]]
 
  
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'''Extinct or Renamed Counties:''' [[New Netherland]]'''{{·}} '''[[New Sweden]]'''{{·}} [[Ontario County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Ontario]]  
*[[Clinton County, Pennsylvania|Clinton]]
 
*[[Columbia County, Pennsylvania|Columbia]]
 
*[[Crawford County, Pennsylvania|Crawford]]
 
*[[Cumberland County, Pennsylvania|Cumberland]]
 
*[[Dauphin County, Pennsylvania|Dauphin]]
 
*[[Delaware County, Pennsylvania|Delaware]]
 
*[[Elk County, Pennsylvania|Elk]]
 
*[[Erie County, Pennsylvania|Erie]]
 
*[[Fayette County, Pennsylvania|Fayette]]  
 
*[[Forest County, Pennsylvania|Forest]]
 
*[[Franklin County, Pennsylvania|Franklin]]
 
*[[Fulton County, Pennsylvania|Fulton]]
 
*[[Greene County, Pennsylvania|Greene]]
 
*[[Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania|Huntingdon]]
 
*[[Indiana County, Pennsylvania|Indiana]]
 
*[[Jefferson County, Pennsylvania|Jefferson]]  
 
*[[Juniata County, Pennsylvania|Juniata]]
 
  
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== Pennsylvania Migration Routes  ==
*[[Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania|Lackawanna]]
 
*[[Lancaster County, Pennsylvania|Lancaster]]
 
*[[Lawrence County, Pennsylvania|Lawrence]]
 
*[[Lebanon County, Pennsylvania|Lebanon]]
 
*[[Lehigh County, Pennsylvania|Lehigh]]
 
*[[Luzerne County, Pennsylvania|Luzerne]]
 
*[[Lycoming County, Pennsylvania|Lycoming]]
 
*[[McKean County, Pennsylvania|McKean]]
 
*[[Mercer County, Pennsylvania|Mercer]]
 
*[[Mifflin County, Pennsylvania|Mifflin]]
 
*[[Monroe County, Pennsylvania|Monroe]]
 
*[[Montgomery County, Pennsylvania|Montgomery]]
 
*[[Montour County, Pennsylvania|Montour]]
 
*[[Northampton County, Pennsylvania|Northampton]]
 
*[[Northumberland County, Pennsylvania|Northumberland]]
 
*[[Perry County, Pennsylvania|Perry]]
 
*[[Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania|Philadelphia]]
 
  
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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]]  
*[[Pike County, Pennsylvania|Pike]]  
 
*[[Potter County, Pennsylvania|Potter]]  
 
*[[Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania|Schuylkill]]  
 
*[[Snyder County, Pennsylvania|Snyder]]  
 
*[[Somerset County, Pennsylvania|Somerset]]  
 
*[[Sullivan County, Pennsylvania|Sullivan]]  
 
*[[Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania|Susquehanna]]  
 
*[[Tioga County, Pennsylvania|Tioga]]  
 
*[[Union County, Pennsylvania|Union]]  
 
*[[Venango County, Pennsylvania|Venango]]  
 
*[[Warren County, Pennsylvania|Warren]]  
 
*[[Washington County, Pennsylvania|Washington]]  
 
*[[Wayne County, Pennsylvania|Wayne]]  
 
*[[Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania|Westmoreland]]  
 
*[[Wyoming County, Pennsylvania|Wyoming]]  
 
*[[York County, Pennsylvania|York]]
 
  
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<br> '''Extinct or Renamed Jurisdictions:&nbsp;''' '''[[New Netherland]]'''{{·}} '''[[New Sweden]]'''{{·}} [[Ontario County, Pennsylvania|Ontario]]  
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==FamilySearch Resources==
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Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.<br>
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/33?region=United+States+of+America&englishRegion=United+States+of+America Historical Records] - databases and record images on FamilySearch
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=Pennsylvania Family History Center locator map]
  
=== Major repositories  ===
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== Additional Resources ==
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/pa/ Cyndi's List] - Pennsylvania genealogy sites on the internet
[[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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*[http://genealogytrails.com/penn/ Pennsylvania Genealogy Trails] - collection of transcribed data for the state of Pennsylvania
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/pennsylvania-genealogy Access Genealogy] – Genealogy guide for Pennsylvania
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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/pennsylvania-genealogy.htm Ancestorhunt.com] - resources for Pennsylvania genealogy research
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*[http://www.raogk.org/pennsylvania-genealogy/ Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] - Guide to Ancestry and Family Tree Records for Pennsylvania
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Pennsylvania.pdf Pennsylvania Research Outline] – Original Family History Library research outline; contains many out of date links
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*[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.
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*[http://midatlantic.rootsweb.ancestry.com/pa/PAArchives.html Pennsylvania Archives Volumes] from the Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth, First though Seventh Series.
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*[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.
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*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.
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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.
  
=== 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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=== References ===
  
=== Resources  ===
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*'''[http://usgwarchives.net/pa/pafiles.htm USGenWeb]''' Archives for Pennsylvania county-by-county.
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*'''[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.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.
 
*Come join our '''Pennsylvania Genealogy Group on [http://www.facebook.com/groups/116835171768097/ Facebook]'''
 
*'''[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://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.
 
*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].
 
*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.
 
  
=== Research tools  ===
 
  
*Come join our Pennsylvania Genealogy Group on [http://www.facebook.com/groups/116835171768097/ Facebook]
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*Come see our Pennsylvania Roots Network at [http://midatlantic.rootsweb.ancestry.com/pa/ PA Roots Network]
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*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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*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].
 
*Find other Pennsylvania genealogy websites at [http://www.cyndislist.com/pa.htm Cyndi's List - Pennsylvania].
 
*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.
 
 
 
'''A wiki article describing this collection is found at:'''
 
 
 
*[[Pennsylvania Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Pennsylvania Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
 
*[[Pennsylvania County Marriage Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Pennsylvania County Marriage Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
 
*P[[Pennsylvania Eastern District Petitions for Naturalization (FamilySearch Historical Records)|ennsylvania Eastern District Petitions for Naturalization (FamilySearch Historicl Records)]]<br>
 
*[[Pennsylvania Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Pennsylvania Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
 
*[[Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Case Files of Chinese Immigrants (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Case Files of Chinese Immigrants (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates (FamilySearch Historical Records)&nbsp;]]<br>
 
*[[Pennsylvania Philadelphia Marriage Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Pennsylvania Philadelphia Marriage Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
 
*[[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>
 
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/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>
 
  
=== Obtain additional help ===
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/gethelp Call or chat with an experienced researcher]&nbsp;
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/PennsylvaniaGenealogy Join a Facebook Group]&nbsp;
 
*[[Professional Genealogists who specialize in Pennsylvania Research|Consult a Professional Genealogist]]
 
  
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Pennsylvania is a state located in the northern part of the United States. It is divided into 67 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

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

Pennsylvania 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


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