Land and Maps
- Land Records at the Pennsylvania State Archives
Scanned land records which are viewable online from the Pennsylvania State Archives.
- Ancestor Tracks
Scroll down to the map of PA and select a county to see the free Atlases and Land warrants.
- American Memory Panoramic Maps 1847-1929
Pennsylvania in the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress.
You can learn a lot about an ancestor from his military pension records. Here is how to
Order pension records from NARA.
- PA Civil War
- PA Spanish American War
- Pennsylvania State Digital Archives
- PA National Guard Veterans' Card File, 1867-1921
- Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866 These 3" x 5" cards were initially prepared to serve as an index to Samuel Penniman Bates' "History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865 .
- Mexican Border Campaign Veterans' Card File
- Spanish American War Veterans' Card File of United States Volunteers
- Revolutionary War Military Abstract Card File
- Militia Officers Index Cards, 1775-1800 Indexes
- Pennsylvania Archives
The Pennsylvania Archives were originally published as a 10 series of historical records in 135 volumes, covering the initial colonial settlement through the Civil War. The series contains military, tax, marriage, and land records, as well as documents from American history covering the Revolutionary War and the Whiskey Rebellion. Pennsylvania researchers will be glad to have these archives online and searchable. The Archives include:
- Early Pennsylvania settlements, from 1664 to 1780.
- The Revolutionary War (1775–1789).
- The Whiskey Rebellion (1794).
- The War with Mexico, 1846-1847
- More Pennsylvania history through 1880.
- US Pennsylvania GenWeb Archives
- Pennsylvania Disasters
Ever think your ancestors must have disappeared into thin air? You might find them here. I did - a whole family who was killed in a railroad accident.
- Philadelphia Death Certificates, 1803-1915
FamilySearch - Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints.
- Pennsylvania Marriages 1885-1889
Pennsylvania State Archives
- Philadelphia Marriage Index, 1885-1951 FamilySearch - Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints.
Search for obits, birth announcements, marriage announcements and other newsworthy events.
- State Library of Pennsylvania
Includes the Pennsylvania Necrology Scrapbook of obituaries clipped from Pennsylvania newspapers between 1891 and 1904.
- PA historical newspapers
- Google News Archive
Search for obits in the PA newspapers in the Google News Archive.