Gettysburg College GettDigital Collections has land records, maps, oral histories and more for family history research.

 

 

 

 

 

Residence records census land migration voting taxation #OnGenealogy

Residence Records

 

Land & Property

  • Early American Documents – material from the colonial era and early republic, with most being land and legal documents from Pennsylvania. 

 

 

Maps

 

 

 

 

Daily Life Records school work church court government library social life #OnGenealogy

Daily Life Records

 

The Arts

 

 

Biography

 

 

Books

 

 

Government & Legal

 

 

History

  • Early American Documents – This is a digital representation of the Early American Document Collection, an artificial collection comprising Colonial Era documents from a variety of donors and locations.  Within this digital collection are scanned images of colonial American documents, as well as details and images of watermarks (where applicable).  Inclusive dates are largely bulked between 1727-1728, and also from 1775-1787.  There are not many mid-century documents, pertaining to topics like the French and Indian War, or specific topics on daily colonial life.  The collection contains broadsides, manuscripts, and other material from the colonial era and early republic, with most being land and legal documents from Pennsylvania. The majority of material pertains to administration in colonial Philadelphia, and the American Revolution.  Many of the court, petition, and survey documents concern the wards and organization of colonial Philadelphia.  1728 survey documents, Philadelphia Mayor correspondence for William Fishbourn and Thomas Lawrence, and documents published in German directed towards the German-speaking peoples in Pennsylvania, known as the Pennsylvania Dutch, are examples of the material that can be found within this collection.  Transcriptions accompany some of these documents.  The Early American Document Collection also contains a strong variety of colonial watermarks, which are hidden symbols laid into the paper by the papermaker for recognition, from domestic and foreign paper. 

 

 

Libraries

 

 

Magazines, Journals, Pamphlets

 

 

Manuscript Collections

 

 

Music

 

 

Newspapers

 

 

Oral Histories

 

 

Photos & Postcards

 

 

School

 

 

Theatre

 

 

 

 

 

Military records Wars Veterans #OnGenealogy

Military Records

 

Civil War

 

 

World War I

 

 

World War II

 

 

Vietnam War

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