Monday, October 11, 2010

Pennsylvania Genealogy Links

Here are some of my favorite state-wide free PA genealogy links.

Land and Maps

You can learn a lot about an ancestor from his military pension records.  Here is how to
Order pension records from NARA.

  • 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.
Vital Records

    Search for obits, birth announcements, marriage announcements and other newsworthy events.
    Free Ancestry Ancestry has some totally and always free Pennsylvania databases in addition to their fee-based Pennsylvania Databases.  The PA databases below are always free - no free trial necessary, but you may be asked to register.

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