Pennsylvania Genealogists - Family History Research

Our Pennsylvania genealogists are available to research on location. They will find and analyze the best records available to further your family history research. They can search the archives and libraries in Pennsylvania, as well as help you with other special requests.

Pennsylvania State Archives and Libraries

Our researchers are available to visit local archives and libraries to access unique record collections to help with your research. Below is a list of a few of the archives our Pennsylvania researchers have access to:

Pennsylvania State Law Library (University Park, Pennsylvania)

The Pennsylvania State Law Library is a research facility at Penn State Law. The library is the official repository for printed publications of Pennsylvania from the 1700s to the present.

State Library of Pennsylvania (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)

The State Library of Pennsylvania includes both historical and genealogical records. Among the library’s collections are genealogies and indexes to vital records. The library also holds state and county histories, as well as atlases and land warrants. Researchers can also access church records and cemetery records here. Additionally, the library is home to ship lists and regimental histories.

Erie County Public Library (Erie, Pennsylvania)

The Erie County Public Library is known for having one of the best biographical sections for migrants who used the Erie Canal before moving west. Another large focus of this library’s archives is history and genealogy records of northwestern Pennsylvania and the surrounding tri-state area. The Blasco Library Heritage Room at this library includes microfilms of the Erie newspapers dating back to 1832 and Erie County censuses from 1800 to 1930.


Franklin and Marshall College Library (Lancaster, Pennsylvania)

The Franklin and Marshall College Library holds information on the history and government of Pennsylvania, and has special resources on the German colonists of the region. The library holds records on Hessian soldiers (German mercenaries who served Britain in the Revolutionary War). The Special Collections department include personal manuscripts of prominent Pennsylvanian individuals, historic maps, prints, posters, and photographs. Our Pennsylvania genealogists can also find German-Imprint Collection consists of newspapers, books, almanacs, and posters printed in German in North America at this library.

Trace Pennsylvania genealogists have access to family history records at Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Shadek-Fackenthall Library at Franklin and Marshall College

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