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These repositories preserve sources, maintain indexes, and provide services to help genealogists document their ancestors who lived in Pennsylvania.

Wiki Articles on Major Repositories for Pennsylvania[edit | edit source]

American Swedish Historical Museum · Bristol Public Library (Bristol, VA) · Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh · Citizens Library · Erie County Library · Evangelical and Reformed Historical Society · Franklin and Marshall College Library · Free Library of Philadelphia · Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania · German Society of Pennsylvania · Handley Regional Library (Winchester, VA) · Haverford College Library · Historical Society of Pennsylvania · Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania · Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia · Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society · Library Company of Philadelphia · Library of Congress (Washington, DC) · Lutheran Archives Center at Philadelphia · Luzerne County Historical Society Bishop Library · National Archives at Philadelphia · New York Public Library (New York City, NY) · Pennsylvania Department of Health · Pennsylvania State Archives · Philadelphia City Archives · Presbyterian Historical Society · State Library of Pennsylvania · SUNY Fredonia Reed Library (Fredonia, NY) · Swarthmore College Friends Historical Library · Temple University Urban Archives · University of Pennsylvania Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center · Western Reserve Historical Society (Cleveland, OH)

Online Records of Pennsylvania[edit | edit source]

Links to online databases and indexes that may include vital records, biographies, cemeteries, censuses, histories, immigration records, land records, maps, military records, naturalizations, newspapers, obituaries, or probate records.

Nationwide Repositories[edit | edit source]

Entrance to the National Archives at Philadelphia

National Archives at Philadelphia[edit | edit source]

14700 Townsend Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154-1096
Telephone: 215-305-2044
Fax: 215-305-2052
Internet: Website

Has federal agency and court records for Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. All U.S. federal censuses 1790-1940, and indexes. Also have passenger arrivals in Philadelphia 1800-1945 and Baltimore, pension and bounty land warrant applications, naturalizations 1790-1990, early federal history, diplomacy, military history, Chinese-Americans, World War II homefront, National Park Service, merchant marine, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, federal tax evasion and smuggling cases.[1]

American Swedish Historical Museum in Philadelphia

American Swedish Historical Museum[edit | edit source]

1900 Pattison Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19145
Telephone: 215-389-1776
Internet: Website

New Sweden Genealogy colony, and Swedish heritage in the Delaware Valley (northern Delaware, southern New Jersey, and southeast Pennsylvania).[2]

Evangelical and Reformed Historical Society[edit | edit source]

Evangelical and Reformed Historical Society (ERHS)
Philip Schaff Library 2nd floor
Lancaster Theological Seminary
555 West James Street
Lancaster, PA, USA 17603
Telephone: 717-290-8734
Internet: Website

Reformed Church parish registers, leaders' biographies, and photos. By appointment only.[3]

Franklin & Marshall Coll. Library in Lancaster

Franklin and Marshall College Library[edit | edit source]

450 College Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17603
Telephone: 717-291-4216
E-mail: E-mail the Library form
Internet: Website

"Hessian" (German) soldiers in the American Revolution, history, government, Pennsylvania-German culture, U.S. Civil War.[4]

Haverford College Library[edit | edit source]

Quaker and Special Collections
James P. Magill Library
370 Lancaster Avenue
Haverford, PA 19041-1392
Telephone: 610-896-1175
Fax: 610-896-1102
Internet: Website

Quaker Collection of diaries, photos, family papers, meeting and organizational records; 35,000 books, 2,400 linear feet of manuscripts.[5]

Lutheran Archives Center in Philadelphia

Lutheran Archives Center at Philadelphia[edit | edit source]

Brossman Learning Center (in the undercroft)
7301 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19119-1794
Telephone 215-248-6383
Fax 215-248-6327
Internet: Website

ELCA archives for Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Upstate New York (excluding New York City) and New England. Includes clergy and synod papers, and some parish registers (baptisms, marriages, funerals, confirmations) (many written in German).[6]

Presbyterian Historical Society in Philadelphia

Presbyterian Historical Society[edit | edit source]

425 Lombard Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Telephone: 215-627-1852
Internet: Website

National archives of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Includes biographical files, foreign missionary index, congregation vertical file index, congregation histories,[7] and records of American Presbyterian congregations.[8]

Swarthmore College Friends Historical Library[edit | edit source]

500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081
Telephone: 610-328-8496
Fax: 610-690-5728
Internet: Website

Documents the history of the Society of Friends (Quakers) from the 17th century to the present; 45,000 books, 60,000 photos, and 9,000 volumes of original Quaker meeting records, plus local history of the Mid-Atlantic states, and social reform movements.[9]

State Repositories[edit | edit source]

Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania[edit | edit source]

2100 Byberry Road, Suite 111
Philadelphia, PA 19116
Telephone: (267) 686-2296

The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania is now a FamilySearch Affiliate Library. FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries offer access to about 90% of the “locked” collections on or about 700,000,000 records! Admission to the GSP FamilySearch Affiliate Library is always free.

Appointments are required. You may schedule appointments for research at the GSP FamilySearch Affiliate Library or the GSP Library by emailing or calling 267-686-2296. Admission to the GSP Library is free for members and $5 for the public. In the GSP Library, you also will have access to over 1400 books and over 200 collections of records, including indexes and transcriptions of church, cemetery, and funeral home records.

GSP FamilySearch Affiliate Library Hours
Monday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday (2nd and 4th Saturdays) 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Volunteers have free access from their own devices. If you would like to volunteer, email

GSP maintains over 200 online collections in the Ruth Bitting Hamm Digital Library. Many of these collections can be found in the Member Collections section of the website. Featured member collections include: the Berryman Collection (extensive collection of church and cemetery records and other transcriptions and family history information from several Pennsylvania counties compiled by Mrs. Walter A Berryman), Philadelphia Public Ledger Newspaper Indexes Collection (fully searchable indexes to origins of immigrants, local affairs, marriages, and deaths from the Philadelphia Public Ledger: 1836 – 1878), and the John T. Humphrey collection of Pennsylvania birth records. Mr. Humphrey's collection consists of baptisms extracted from early Pennsylvania church records. John T. Humphrey, the late noted Pennsylvania genealogist, left the rights to his collections to the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania. The online collection includes all 16 books representing 15 counties and the records are fully-text searchable. A helpful GSP Website Tips page gives more information on how best to use the website and learn about GSP's collections.

The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania Library includes books and collections of church, cemetery, and funeral home records, family records for early GSP members, and reference books for Pennsylvania research. The library catalog appears on the website, with new books and collections being added regularly. GSP has several manuscript collections and collections not yet listed online, however, the website is regularly updated. Many of GSP's old tangible materials created in the 19th and 20th centuries are now located at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

German Society of Pennsylvania[edit | edit source]

611 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Telephone: 215-627-2332
Fax: 215-627-5297
Internet: Website

60,000 volumes, mostly in German. This is the largest private collection of German books in the United States outside of universities. Their purpose is to document German-American history, culture, and organizations, including biographies and publications.[10]

Historical Society of Pennsylvania[edit | edit source]

Historical Society of PA in Philadelphia

1300 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107-5699
Telephone: 215-732-6200
Fax: 215-732-2680
Internet: Website

Has early Quakers, Germans, Scots-Irish, and other settlers in William Penn's colonies of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Records which have been published are normally well-indexed. This society also has 17th-, 18th-, and 19th-century manuscripts (letters, diaries, account books, deeds, minutes, and scrapbooks), passenger arrival lists and indexes, [11] local and regional history, ethnic and immigrant studies materials, 600,000 books, 20 million manuscripts, over 300,000 graphics items, and 300 years of newspapers.[12]

Pennsylvania Department of Health[edit | edit source]

Philadelphia Public Office (other public offices in Erie, Harrisburg, New Castle, Pittsburgh, and Scranton)
110 North 8th Street, Suite 108
Philadelphia, PA, 19107-2412
Telephone: 215-560-3054
Internet: Birth and Death Certificates

Birth and death records 1906-present. Order in-person, order online via VitalChek, or order births by mail, or order deaths by mail.[13]

Pennsylvania State Archives in Harrisburg

Pennsylvania State Archives[edit | edit source]

300 North Street   (mail to:  350 North Street)
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Telephone: 717-783-3281
Internet: Historical and Museum Commission

This huge collection has indexes and original sources associated with the Pennsylvania Archives series, such as vital, military, prison, naturalization, land records, census, ships lists, railroads, mines, and 1.5 million online records[14] [15] including online genealogy guides.

State Library of Pennsylvania[edit | edit source]

(also known as the Bureau of State Library)
607 South Drive. Forum Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0600
Telephone: 717-783-5950
Fax: 717-772-8268
E-mail: Reference Request form
Internet: Pennsylvania Genealogy and History

Indexes, genealogy surname files, state and county histories, atlases, land records maps, ship lists, church and cemetery records, federal censuses, regimental histories, ethnic and religious group records, newspapers, heraldry, adoption, obituaries, naturalizations, military, railroads and mines, historical Pennsylvania city directories. [16]

Regional Repositories[edit | edit source]

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh[edit | edit source]

4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-4080
Phone: 412-622-3114
Internet: Website

Large book collection, newspapers, manuscripts, and county histories most of which are indexed. Also family histories, family folders, local histories and genealogies.[14]

Citizens Library in Washington, PA

Citizens Library[edit | edit source]

55 South College Street
Washington, PA 15301
Telephone: 724-222-2400
Fax: 724-222-2606
Internet: Website

The Washington County, Pennsylvania area was an important staging area or gateway for travel into the Ohio River Valley and the West. As such, many records of travelers can be found here, and this library has the best biographical collection of these records.[14]

Erie County Public Library in Erie, PA

Erie County Public Library[edit | edit source]

160 East Front Street
Erie, PA 16507
Telephone: 814-451-6927
Internet: Website

This library has the best biographical section for migrants who traveled here via the Erie Canal before moving on to Ohio and farther west.[14] They also have an obituary index, family histories, county histories, computer genealogy databases, and on microfilm Erie newspapers and censuses.[17]

Free Library of Philadelphia

Free Library of Philadelphia[edit | edit source]

1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-1157
(between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Telephone: 215-686-5322
E-mail: E-mail a Librarian form
Internet: Website

Very large book collection, periodicals and indexes, genealogies, city directories, maps, family folders, local newspapers since 1719, naturalizations, vertical files, manuscripts, photos, government publications, and histories for all of Pennsylvania.[18]

Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania[edit | edit source]

Historical Society of Western PA in Pittsburgh

Senator John Heinz History Center, Library and Archives
1212 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Telephone: 412-454-6364
Internet: Website

This large collection is for western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio, including the Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society records.[14] 700,000 photos, 40,000 books, 3,500 individual archival collections of families, organizations, businesses, and industries, 600 periodicals, and 500 maps and atlases.[19]

Jewish Genealogical and Archival Society of Greater Philadelphia[edit | edit source]

Tuttleman Library-Gratz College
7605 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027
Telephone: 215-635-7304
Internet: Website

Hebraica and Judaica, Jewish genealogy research manuals, society newsletters, regional cemeteries, and resource guide for south Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.[20]

Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society[edit | edit source]

2215 Millstream Road
Lancaster, PA 17602-1499
Telephone: 717-393-9745
Fax: 717-393-8751
Internet: Website

Center for studying the Pennsylvania Mennonites and Amish heritage. They collect historical and genealogical materials of southeast Pennsylvania, focusing most on Lancaster County, including an 800,000 person card index, 3000 genealogies, secular local histories, congregational histories, biographies, directories, passenger lists, atlases and maps, cemetery transcripts, censuses, databases, deeds, obituaries, orphans court records, periodicals, surname files, tax records, and wills.[21]

Library Co of Philadelphia

Library Company of Philadelphia[edit | edit source]

1314 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Telephone: 215-546-3181
Fax: 215-546-5167
Internet: Website

This library has a very large German-American collection, and is good for documenting Civil War ancestors from Pennsylvania. Half a million rare books, manuscripts, and graphics documenting American history and culture to 1900 including African Americana, American Judaica, womens' history, and photography in Philadelphia. They also have enough early Philadelphia records to make this virtually a second city archives.[22]

Luzerne County Historical Society Bishop Library[edit | edit source]

49 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
Telephone: 570-823-6244
Fax: 570-823-9011
Internet: Website

This facility is important for research about New England migrants into Pennsylvania and places farther south. They have 13,000 family folders, transcribed wills 1787-1896, personal papers and correspondence, 10,000 photos, county and local histories, church histories, family histories, biographies, Native Americans and ethnic groups, city directories, maps, births 1893-1905, marriages 1885-1950, deaths 1886-1962, newspapers and obituaries, land records 1787-1907, and index to Orphans' Court wills, land sales, and guardians 1787-1866.[23]

Philadelphia City Archives[edit | edit source]

3101 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Telephone: 215-685-9401
Fax: 215-685-9409
Internet: Website

Births 1860-1915 (a few starting 1829), marriages 1860-1915, divorces 1851-1875, deaths 1803-1915, naturalizations 1793-1930, city directories 1785-1935, county deeds 1683-1952, county mortgages 1736-1963, constables 1854-1925, and some court records. They have indexes to early Philadelphia materials, such as tax records, prisoners, commissioners reports, mayors warrants and appointments, as well as cemeteries, board of health records, and streets.[24]

Temple University Paley Library in Philadelphia

Temple University Urban Archives[edit | edit source]

Samuel Paley Library
Berks and 13th Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Telephone: 215-204-5750
E-mail: Ask a Librarian form
Internet: Website

Church records, fraternal groups, ethnic groups, unions, guilds, and people-oriented collection of organizations, clubs, businesses, and societies related to the growth of the Philadelphia area since the 1800s. 4 million images, 7 million news clippings, city directories, Philadelphia atlases, and Sanborn fire insurance maps.[25]

University of Pennsylvania Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center in Philadelphia

University of Pennsylvania Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center[edit | edit source]

3420 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6206
Telephone: 215-898-7556
E-mail: Ask a Reference Question form
Internet: Website

Very large manuscript collection, newspapers, county records and histories, biographical sources, ethnic resources, church records, and government records. Subject specialties include Africana, Asian Americans, Chinese, French, Germans, history, immigration, Italians, Japanese, Judaic studies, Koreans, Latin Americans, Philadelphia studies, religions, Russians and East Europeans, South Asians, and Spaniards.[26]

For early colonial immigrants in nine southeast Pennsylvania counties see:

Repositories Outside of Pennsylvania[edit | edit source]

Bristol Public Library in Virginia

Bristol Public Library[edit | edit source]

701 Goode Street
Bristol, VA 24201-4199
Telephone: 540-645-8780
Fax: 276-669-5593
Internet: Bristol Public Library

They have a relatively small family folder collection. Nevertheless, it is an important resource for settlers coming from Pennsylvania, Maryland, and northern Virginia  along the Great Valley Road into Tennessee, Kentucky, and North Carolina.[27]
Handley Library Winchester Virginia

Handley Regional Library[edit | edit source]

100 W. Piccadilly Street
PO Box 58
Winchester, Virginia 22604
Telephone: 540-662-9041
Fax: 540-722-4769
Internet: Website

Very large collection about Germans and Scots-Irish who traveled the Great Valley Road from Pennsylvania to Virginia, including manuscripts, newspapers, biographies, and histories, and people of the Lower Shenandoah Valley since 1732, emphasizing Winchester and Frederick County in 4000 books, county court abstracts, county histories, genealogies, regimental histories, battles, newspapers since 1787, censuses, 600 linear feet of manuscripts, maps, photos, and oral history tapes.[28]

Library of Congress[edit | edit source]

Library of Congress Jefferson Building in Washington, D.C.

101 Independence Ave. SE
Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ G4
Washington, D.C. 20540-4660
Telephone:[29]  Reading Room: 202-707-5537
Fax:[29]  202-707-1957
E-mail:  Ask a Librarian[29]
Internet: Website

Use this library for its outstanding genealogical guides and indexes. They are part of the world's largest library including 50,000 genealogies, 100,000 local histories, and collections of manuscripts, microfilms, maps, newspapers, photographs, and published material, strong in North American, British Isles, and German sources. The "Local History and Genealogy Reading Room" has moved to the main reading room, but services are unchanged.[30] [31] Includes one of the best Pennsylvania collections in the world.

New York Public Library in Manhattan

New York Public Library[edit | edit source]

U.S. History, Local History & Genealogy Division
Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, Room 315S
New York, NY 10018-2788
Telephone: 212-930-0829
E-mail: Ask a librarian
Internet: Website

This is one of the largest research libraries in the world including excellent genealogical resources for Pennsylvania. The library has city and telephone directories, vital records indexes, local histories, genealogies, federal and state censuses, passenger lists, genealogical collections (including DAR transcripts), and church records.[32] For maps, write to the Map Division at the same address.

SUNY Fredonia Reed Library[edit | edit source]

Reed Library at SUNY Fredonia in New York

State University of New York
280 Central Ave
Fredonia, NY 14063
Telephone: Library 716-673-3184; Special Collections 716-673-3183;
Special Collections Fax: 716-673-3185<E-mail:
Website: The State University of New York at Fredonia Daniel A. Reed Library
Website: Holland Land Company historical background, contents, inventory, supplementary collections, and Holland Land Company records in other libraries.

The State University of New York at Fredonia Daniel A. Reed Library has indexes to, and most of the original patents (first deeds) showing the transfer of land ownership between 1801 and 1840 from the Holland Land Company (1789-1869) to private individuals in western New York and Pennsylvania. Some names on the patents could be fictitious.[33] Their other collections also include American Indian records including primarily the Seneca, with some for the Cayuga, Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, and Tuscarora tribes, local histories for Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties, and the bordering counties in New York and Pennsylvania, manuscripts including church papers, and databases.[34]

Western Reserve Historical Society[edit | edit source]

Western Reserve Hist Soc in Cleveland OH

10825 East Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-1788
Telephone: 216-721-5722 x1509
Fax: 216-721-0645
Website: Family History and Genealogical Research

The Western Reserve was a large part of Ohio at first intended for settlement by Connecticut Revolutionary War refugees. The Research Library at the Western Reserve Historical Society History Center  is the premier repository for Cleveland, Ohio and the Connecticut Western Reserve  history material. This important collection includes original land records, as well as many genealogies, biographies, histories, and Bibles from Pennsylvania, New York, and New England.[35] Includes over 20 million manuscripts for genealogical research and northeast Ohio history. They have the world's largest and most comprehensive collection of Shaker materials. Other important collections include the American Civil War, and the automotive industry.[36]
  • Kermit J. Pike, A Guide to the Manuscripts and Archives of the Western Reserve Historical Society (Cleveland, Ohio: Western Reserve Historical Society, 1972). WorldCat 483574; FHL Book 977.1 A3p.
  • Western Reserve Historical Society. History Library. Card Catalog to the Manuscripts Collection in the Library of the Western Reserve Historical Society (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1974). WorldCat 865891564; FHL Films 934566-69; 934617-18.

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Some of the above collections are partially duplicated at the Family History Library and its branch Family History Centers around the world. Most centers can help you by:

Valley Forge Family History Center in Broomall
  • Giving you limited, personal, one-on-one research suggestions (but they do not do research for you)
  • Providing access to genealogical records through the premium online Internet FHC Portal.
  • Offering free how-to classes (varies by location)
  • Fostering contact between genealogical enthusiasts

There are several centers located in Pennsylvania, for example:

Valley Forge Pennsylvania Family History Center
721 Paxon Hollow Rd
Broomall PA 19008 USA
Telephone: 610-356-8507
Each center is staffed by volunteers and has varying hours and services. Telephone in advance to verify their hours.

To locate one of these 4,500 centers in your own neighborhood, see Find a Family History Center.

Museums List[edit | edit source]

Museums sometime preserve genealogical sources. A List of museums in Pennsylvania is available on Wikipedia.

Guidebooks[edit | edit source]

  • County Records Survey, 1985-1986 [of Pennsylvania]. ([Harrisburg, Pennsylvania]: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Division of Archives and Manuscripts, 1986). At various libraries (WorldCat). On 7 FHL fiche 6333952. Philadelphia County is not included, but Pittsburgh city is.
  • Sylvester K. Stevens and Donald H. Kent, eds., County Government and Archives in Pennsylvania (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 1947) At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL book 974.8 N2s; FHL film 1320887 item 10. This guide describes the records kept by each county, the information they contain, when most began, and important history of their development.
  • Irwin Richman, Historical Manuscript Depositories in Pennsylvania (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania : Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 1965). At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL book 974.8 H23r It provides a detailed description of the manuscripts in most libraries and archives in Pennsylvania in 1965, but dated.
  • Irene E. Fink, Directory of Libraries and Information Sources in the Philadelphia Area (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : Special Libraries Association. Philadelphia Chapter, 1973). At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL book 974.811 J54s; film 1036557 item 9. For eastern Pennsylvania libraries only.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 126-27. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Ref Book 973 J54d.
  2. About the Museum in American Swedish Historical Museum (accessed 24 December 2013).
  3. Resources in Evangelical and Reformed Historical Society (accessed 24 December 2013).
  4. Church Records in Franklin and Marshall College Library (accessed 24 December 2013).
  5. About the Quaker Collection in Haverford Libraries (accessed 24 December 2013).
  6. The Lutheran Archives Center at Philadelphia in The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (accessed 24 December 2013).
  7. Collections in Presbyterian Historical Society (accessed 24 December 2013).
  8. Genealogy and Family History Research at the Presbyterian Historical Society in Presbyterian Historical Society (accessed 26 December 2013).
  9. Friends Historical Library in Swarthmore College (accessed 24 December 2013).
  10. German Society of Pennsylvania in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia (accessed 26 December 2013).
  11. Dollarhide and Bremer, 95.
  12. About Our Collections in Historical Society of Pennsylvania (accessed 27 December 2013).
  13. Birth and Death Certificates in Pennsylvania Department of Health (accessed 27 December 2013).
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 Dollarhide and Bremer, 97.
  15. Research Topics at the Pennsylvania State Archives in Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (accessed 23 December 2013).
  16. Genealogy and Local History in Pennsylvania Department of Education (accessed 27 December 2013).
  17. Genealogy in Erie County Public Library (accessed 27 December 2013).
  18. Genealogy 101 in Free Library of Philadelphia (accessed 28 December 2013).
  19. Library and Archives in Senator John Heinz History Center (accessed 26 December 2013).
  20. The JGSGP Library in Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia (accessed 24 December 2013).
  21. Genealogy Resources in Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society (accessed 26 December 2013).
  22. Collections Overview in Library Company of Philadelphia (accessed 28 December 2013).
  23. Resources in Luzerne County Historical Society (accessed 28 December 2013).
  24. Genealogical Resources at the Philadelphia City Archives in City of Philadelphia Department of Records (accessed 26 December 2013).
  25. Urban Archives in Temple University Libraries (accessed 28 December 2013).
  26. Subjects and Collections in Penn Libraries (accessed 28 December 2013).
  27. Dollarhide and Bremer, 105.
  28. Family and Local History in Handley Regional Library (accessed 28 December 2013).
  29. 29.0 29.1 29.2 "Contact Information" in The Library of Congress Internet Site (accessed 12 May 2010).
  30. The Collections in Local History and Genealogy Reference Services in Library of Congress (accessed 2 February 2014).
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  32. Dollarhide and Bremer, 81.
  33. Dollarhide and Bremer, 83.
  34. Archives and Special Collections in SUNY Fredonia (accessed 19 November 2013).
  35. Dollarhide and Bremer, 89.
  36. Significant Collections in Western Reserve Historical Society (accessed 27 February 2015).