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Some Pennsylvania Genealogy Resources

Our Collections

Search GSP's Ruth Bitting Hamm Digital Library, which includes a wide variety of public and members-only collections. You’ll find transcribed church, newspaper and cemetery records, our growing collection of free county repository guides, archives of our newsletter Penn in Hand and our journal, the Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine, and much more.

Archived GSP Webinars

Join GSP to have access to a selection of GSP's archived webinars. Topics include Military Records at the Pennsylvania State Archives, Researching the Ship of Your Immigrant Ancestor, Source Strategies: Finding What's Available, Learn How to Trace Your Swedish Roots (two parts), and Self-Publishing Webinar - DIY Publishing for the Family Historian: Tips, Tricks and Tools

GSP Library

Browse the catalog of the physical books in GSP's reference library at 2207 Chestnut Street.

GSP Third Thursdays

See and learn about Civil War artifacts from John Cryan of John S Cryan Jewelers. Bring items to share, discussion of researching Civil War ancestors. Members free, non-members $5. February 18, 2016 GSP Office, 2207 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA at 6:00 p.m. RSVP to info@genpa.org

Third Thursday : Civil War Treasures & Research

Irish & Scots-Irish Research

Join the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania on Tuesday, March 8 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Moriarty's Pub and Restaurant, where speakers from the Ulster Historical Foundation will present information and resources to help with research into your Irish and Scots-Irish roots.

Celebrating Your Irish & Scots-Irish Ancestors

GSP Online Store

Find and purchase books related to specific areas of Pennsylvania research and back copies of the Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine in the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania Online Store on the Diane Publishing website.

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Shop Amazon through GSP

Please use the GSP Amazon link, which will donate a portion of sales to help support genealogical education and resources offered by the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania. Thank you so much!

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GSP 23andMe Affiliate

GSP participates in the 23andMe DNA Affiliates Program. For each kit you order through 23andMe, GSP receives $10. Please consider purchasing through GSP, and send the link to family and friends.

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GSP Ancestry.com Affiliate

GSP is now participating in the Ancestry.com affiliate program. Please help support genealogical education at GSP by ordering Ancestry through our link. Thank you!

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The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania is located at 2207 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

We welcome visitors but please make an appointment so that we can prepare for your visit.

Visitors may browse our library and members may meet with a genealogist for a consultation.

Call 215-545-0391 or email info@genpa.org to schedule a visit.

We look forward to seeing you!

GSP Membership

Members of GSP receive special benefits, including access to our “Members Only” online databases, discounts on programs and publications, our newsletter Penn in Hand, and the Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine. A membership with GSP is rolling and lasts for one year (ex. January 2015-January 2016).

Click here to view a sample copy of Penn in Hand.

Click here to view a sample table of contents of the Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine.

Your Support is Essential

Please consider making a gift to help sustain and further our efforts. Your gifts are tax-deductible, and you can conveniently donate online: DONATE TO GSP.