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Pennsylvania Genealogy & Family History

Pennsylvania genealogy and family history resources including genealogy records, societies, mailing lists, surnames, queries, history and more.
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Life in Mid-Eighteenth Century Pennsylvania
John Humphrey, education director of the National Genealogical Society, discusses the records available for uncovering your mid-eighteenth century PA ancestors.

Research in Western Pennsylvania
Addresses and Web sites for genealogy research in Western PA, from a lecture by Marilyn Holt, head of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Department

1895 Atlas of Pennsylvania
Browse this alphabetic listing of Pennsylvania locations to find Pennsylvania maps for the state, counties, and towns.

Access Pennsylvania Online Catalog
Find a multitude of Pennsylvania family history books in this state-wide library catalog system with thousands of Pennsylvania libraries in its database.

Books We Own
Part of the worldwide Books We Own project, this Pennsylvania page contains listing of genealogy and history books with volunteers willing to do lookups.

Family History Centers in Pennsylvania
Family History Centers, outreaches of the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City,  are located throughout the world to help individuals search the records of their ancestors.

GenForum Pennsylvania
A free message board devoted to Pennsylvania queries.

Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania
This society, located in Philadelphia, is an excellent resource for people tracing their Pennsylvania ancestors.

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania
This society, located in Philadelphia PA, is one of the most complete and professional genealogy centers in the nation and the largest in the mid-Atlantic region. 

Pennsylvania Census Online
Find links to free online census records for Pennsylvania from Mark E. Reed

Pennsylvania Genealogical & Historical Societies
Society Hill offers another good listing of genealogical and historical societies in Pennsylvania with phone numbers, addresses, and Web sites (when available).

Pennsylvania GenWeb
Pennsylvania genealogy resources on this huge volunteer Web site include census, vital records, queries, surname listings, publications, associations and libraries, lookup volunteers, and more!

Pennsylvania GenWeb Archives
Transcriptions of original source material from the state of Pennsylvania, arranged by county.

Pennsylvania in the Civil War
A good place to start when looking for your PA Civil War Ancestor.  A little light on genealogical information, but good for regimental histories.

Pennsylvania State Archives
An excellent overview of the genealogical records available at the Archives, including military, census, naturalization, land, and vital records. They also offer limited research services by mail for those unable to travel to Harrisburg.

Pennsylvania Migrations Project
A fairly new repository for browsing or submitting migration information on your ancestor's journey into or out of Pennsylvania.  There is very little information at present, but bound to be a great resource!

Mailing Lists for Pennsylvania
John Fuller and Christine Gaunt maintain a wonderful list of genealogy mailing lists for Pennsylvania and its counties, plus information on how to subscribe to each.

Online Census Project
Online census data transcribed by hard-working volunteers of this USGenWeb project. Some years and counties are not yet available.  Consider signing up to help!

Tombstone Transcription Project
A registry, by state and county of transcribed cemeteries and of individuals and groups who plan to record cemetery data for the state of Pennsylvania - a special project of USGenWeb.

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