The citizens of Pennsylvania published almost 10,000 different newspapers over the past 300 years. The good news for family history researchers is that many newspapers are digitized and online. You can search them from the comfort of your own home anytime. Digitized newspapers … [Read more...] about PA Newspaper Collections
Many online genealogy websites promise us we can find our ancestors in their records. FindMyPast is one of these genealogy record providers. How useful are their records for Pennsylvania family history research? One set of PA records in particular can help many genealogy … [Read more...] about Is FindMyPast Useful for PA Research?
Ancestry hosts millions of digital images of original Pennsylvania records. These genealogy records collections are the ones I use most often on Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania Marriages, 1852-1968 While not every ancestor marries, most did, and this database of marriages from … [Read more...] about Most Popular PA Records on Ancestry
Denys Allen shares some classroom learning opportunities on Pennsylvania records coming up in 2020. If those don't work for you, Denys explains how to learn about these records in the comfort of your own home. Links Internet Archive has digitized copies of PA county … [Read more...] about Podcast Episode 10: Where to Learn About PA Records
One of the most historic cities in the country is the City of Philadelphia, and this episode covers the treasure trove of documentation our ancestors left here. Joshua Blay, Registrar and Collections Manager for the Philadelphia City Archives, gives you a thorough look at all … [Read more...] about Podcast Episode 6: City of Philadelphia Archives