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Pennsylvania State Archives

The Pennsylvania State Archives is the best source for Military Records, Naturalization Records, Vital Records, Ships List, Census Records, Prison Records, Mine Accidents, Land Records, County Records, and Pennsylvania Railroad Voluntary Relief Cards:

Pennsylvania State Archives
Corner of Third and Forster Streets
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Phone: (717) 783-3281


Pennsylvania State Library

The Genealogy and Local History Collection of the State Library of Pennsylvania consists of a wide variety of indexes, genealogies, state and county histories, atlases, land warranty maps, ship lists, and compilations of church and cemetery records, as well as the Pennsylvania Federal Census records on microfilm. Of interest to genealogists and historians alike are such items as the Published Pennsylvania Archives series, the many regimental histories in the collection, research guides for ethnic and minority groups, and guides to genealogical research in foreign countries.

Pennsylvania State Library
607 South Drive
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Phone: (717) 783-5950


Selected LDS Family History Centers

The following family history centers in Pennsylvania offer the most comprehensive genealogy resources, including census records, death records, family history records, obituaries, marriage records, vital records, court records, and various other public records.:

Harrisburg Pennsylvania
1210 East King Street
Lancaster, Pennsylvania

(717) 295-1719

Philadelphia Pennsylvania Metro
5236 Rising Sun Ave
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

(215) 329-3692


Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
46 School Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

(412) 921-2115

Allentown Pennsylvania
1881 Van Buren Drive
Whitehall, Pennsylvania

(610) 799-3522

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