Pennsylvania Family History Research Guide
Here you will find the top genealogical resources for each county in Pennsylvania. These are not digital resources. They are better! Real people who know the local history and records, and can be your expert.
Record Types in Each County
Government-issued records are in the county courthouse or administration building. Some counties have moved early county records to a county archive or to the local historical or genealogical society. Counties issued birth, death, marriage, and naturalization records during some time periods.
Each county also has a repository of private records from organizations such as churches, funeral homes, cemeteries, businesses, and newspapers.
Connect with the County
Reach out and contact them. They are eager to help you complete your family research. Plus you are connecting who people who likely share your family’s past. And maybe share some ancestors with you too!
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