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






Funeral Homes






Residence records and what they might include

Pennsylvania Residence Records



Citizenship & Naturalization






Emigration & Immigration


Passenger & Crew Lists




Land & Property


Maps, Gazetteers, & Almanacs






Workhouse | Poorhouse







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









Handbooks, Manuals




Court Records


Employment | Business | Commerce


Ethnic Records

Native American


African American Records


Other Minorities/Ethnic Groups


Encyclopedias & Dictionaries


Genealogies & Family Trees


Government & Legal






History – French and Indian War, 1755-1763


Spanish-American War, 1898


War of 1812


18th Century


19th century


Historical Geography


Libraries, Museums, & Archives








Names & Surnames






Public Records


Slavery & Servitude




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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