This is a list of free Pennsylvania Genealogy Records at FamilySearch.

 

These records include birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, former slave records, freedmen records, pension records, military records and more. Included as well are general United States collections if they include or could reasonably include Pennsylvania residents.

 

These collections are all free to search. You’ll need to be logged in with a free FamilySearch account to search these records. It’s easy to register for a free account at FamilySearch.

 

Some of these records have a searchable name index, others have browsable images, a few have both an index and images, and some link to individuals in the FamilySearch family tree.

 

For county level collections, also see:

  • Adams County | Allegheny County | Armstrong County | Beaver County | Bedford County | Berks County | Blair County | Bradford County | Bucks County | Butler County | Cambria County | Cameron County | Carbon County | Centre County | Chester County | Clarion County | Clearfield County | Clinton County | Columbia County | Crawford County | Cumberland County | Dauphin County | Delaware County | Elk County | Erie County | Fayette County | Forest County | Franklin County | Fulton County | Greene County | Huntingdon County | Indiana County | Jefferson County | Juniata County | Juniata River Valley County | Lackawanna County | Lancaster County | Lawrence County | Lebanon County | Lehigh County | Luzerne County | Lycoming County | McKean County | Mercer County | Mifflin County | Monroe County | Montgomery County | Montour County | Northampton County | Northumberland County | Ontario County | Perry County | Philadelphia County | Pike County | Potter County | Schuylkill County | Snyder County | Somerset County | Sullivan County | Susquehanna County | Tioga County | Union County | Venango County | Warren County | Washington County | Wayne County | Westmoreland County | Wyoming County | York County

 

 

How to View the Collections

            1. Some links take you straight to the collection.

            2. Other links take you to a catalog description page where you will have to select the link.

              • Look for a camera icon and select that icon

              • or look for red print and select “here”

            3. In a few cases, the collection may be in queue to be digitized and you’ll need to check back at a later date.

 

 

 

 

Searching for Birth, Marriage, and Death Records then also search these record types...

Pennsylvania Birth Records

 

 

 

Pennsylvania Marriage Records

 

 

 

Pennsylvania Death Records

 

Probate

 

Cemeteries

 

Funeral Homes

 

Obituaries

 

 

 

Residence records and what they might include

Pennsylvania Residence Records

Census

 

Citizenship & Naturalization

 

Colonization

 

Directories

 

Emigration & Immigration

 

Passenger & Crew Lists

 

Taxation

 

Land & Property

 

Maps, Gazetteers, & Almanacs

 

Orphans

 

Pensions

 

Workhouse | Poorhouse

 

Voting

 

 

 

 

Daily Life records, looking for family members...try these records, looking for description...try these records

Pennsylvania Daily Life Records

 

Alumni, Schools, Yearbooks

 

Bible Records

 

Bibliography

 

Biographies

 

Books

Guidebooks

 

Handbooks, Manuals

 

Church

 

Court Records

 

Employment | Business | Commerce

 

Ethnic Records

Native American

 

African American Records

 

Other Minorities/Ethnic Groups

 

Encyclopedias & Dictionaries

 

Genealogies & Family Trees

 

Government & Legal

 

History

 

Colonial

 

History – French and Indian War, 1755-1763

 

Spanish-American War, 1898

 

War of 1812

 

18th Century

 

19th century

 

Historical Geography

 

Libraries, Museums, & Archives

 

Inventories

 

Genealogy

 

Medical

 

Names & Surnames

 

Newspapers

 

Periodicals

 

Public Records

 

Slavery & Servitude

 

Societies

 

Prisons/Prisoners Records

 

 

 

 

 

 

Military Records and what you can learn from them

Pennsylvania Military Records

 

Indexes, some images

 

Military Pensions

 

Military History

 

Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775

 

Revolution, 1775-1783

 

Indian Wars, ca. 1785-1865

 

War of 1812

 

Mexican War, 1846-1848

 

Civil War, 1861-1865

 

Spanish-American War, 1898

 

World War I, 1914-1918

 

World War II, 1939-1945

 

Korean War, 1950-1953

 

 

Pennsylvania Modern Helps

Family Search Articles

 

Pennsylvania Introduction

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