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The Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine – called Publications of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania from 1895 until 1947 – is the third oldest continuing genealogical publication in the country. PGM has evolved through five distinct phases with various research focuses. Currently, it is offered to members as a quarterly digital publication. In addition, a print issue that includes articles published during the year as well as an annual index is available for purchase. Learn more about the history of PGM.
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Current Issue: Summer 2014 (Volume 49, Number 2)
contributed by Maureen Whyte
The Pennsylvania Industrial Reformatory at Huntingdon opened in 1889 to house young males who were first offenders. Transcribed here are some genealogical gleanings from the reformatory’s records from February to April 1889, but the original records (available here online) offer a lot of other details about inmates.
Online only: Original pages from the Industrial Reformatory records
by Clifford L. Stott, AG, CG, FASG
A complement to a 2011 PGM article about the paternal ancestry of George Felty (Hans Jerg Veltin), the maternal ancestry has been documented in this article.
Online special: The German Origins of George Felty (Hans Jerg Veltin) of Lebanon County Part I: Paternal Ancestry by Clifford L. Stott, AG, CG, FASG
contributed by Aaron Goodwin
This Bible was published in 1792, but the handwriting is predominantly that of Uselma C. Smith, whose 1841 birth is recorded in it and whose signature is dated 16 February 1900, following a statement of provenance for some of the information. Two certificates of removal received at the Philadelphia Monthly Meeting on the same day, one referenced in the Bible record, provide additional information regarding the origins of the immigrant family.
contributed by Jane Benner
John F. Walt, president of the school board of directors for Colebrookdale school district, issued a warrant 18 October 1890 to James B. Endy to collect a tax on behalf of the school board.
Last Issue: Spring 2014 (Volume 49, Number 1)
contributed by Michael J. Leclerc
contributed by Sandra M. Hewlett, CG
A chance discovery of well-preserved 18th century Moravian documents in the Northampton County manuscript collections at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania revealed a list of children in the nursery at Nazareth circa 1758.
contributed by Jane Benner
Marriages, births, and deaths from the author's family, including Bishop, Henshall, Lehman, and others.
Online only: Original pages from the Bishop-Henshall Bible
contributed by Leslie B. Potter, JD
A continuation from PGM 48:120, this listing covers births and baptisms at St. Thomas from 1808 to 1817.