Member and Public Collections List

 

List of Member and Public Collections on the GSP Website (Updated 01/03/2014)

 


MEMBER COLLECTIONS

 

PGM First Issue Title Page, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1895

 

 

Member Publications - Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine & Penn in Hand:


PGM – Volume 1 – 1895 through PGM - Volume 33 - 1983-1984

(Updated 9/11/2014)

 

 

Penn in Hand – GSP Newsletter – 1980 – 2013

 

 

 


 

Member Newspaper Indexes and Transcriptions:

 

Dauphin County, Newspaper Extracts - 8 December 1794 - 26 February 1869 (collection added 10/7/2011)

 

Erie County, Erie County Dispatch, Queries and Answers – 1927 – 1929

 

Lebanon County,  Marriage and Death Notices Extracted from Lebanon County Newspapers, 1860 – 1882

 

Philadelphia County, Poulson's American Daily Advertiser, Marriage & Death Indexes and Abstracts, 1791 - 1839,            7 Volumes (Volumes 1 - 7 collection added 3/21/2013 - 3/28/2013)

 

Philadelphia County, Origins from Wants and Personal Columns, 1848 – 1875 – Philadelphia Public Ledger 

 

Philadelphia County, Public Ledger Newspaper Local Affairs Column and Almanacs: 1844, 1852 and 1877

 

Philadelphia County, Public Ledger Marriage and Death Index, 1836 – 1843

 

Philadelphia County, Public Ledger Marriage and Death Index, 1844 – 1851

 

Philadelphia County, Public Ledger Marriage Index, 1852 – 1865

 

Philadelphia County, Public Ledger Marriage Index, 1866 – 1870

 

Philadelphia County, Public Ledger Death Index, 1852 – 1857

 

Philadelphia County, Public Ledger Death Index, 1858 – 1865

 

Philadelphia County, Public Ledger Death Index, 1866 – 1870

 

Philadelphia County, Public Ledger Death Index, 1871 – 1875

 

 

 

Member Miscellaneous Collections

 

Philadelphia County – Indigents, Miscreants, Madams and Madmen Collection – Court Record Indexes and Extracts, 1856 – 1875. Includes:

 

 

a)      Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Miscellaneous Docket Index, 1856 – 1875

 

b)      Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Lunacy Inquisitions and Habitual Drunkardness -  Index, 1856 – 1874

 

c)      Philadelphia County of Common Pleas Lunacy Inquisitions and Habitual Drunkardness – Extracts, 1856 – 1874

 

d)      Philadelphia Quarter Sessions Court Desertion Docket – Index and Extracts, 1865 – 1872

 

e)      Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Divorce Docket – Index, June 1874 – March 1875

 

 

 

Philadelphia County – Indigents, Miscreants, Madams and Madmen Collection – Alms House and Asylum Indexes and Extracts, 1847 – 1904. Includes:

 

 

a)      Philadelphia Alms House Indentures to Girard College – Index and Extracts, 1847 – 1848

 

b)      Philadelphia Children’s Asylum, White Male Children – Index, January 1848 – February 1849

 

c)      Philadelphia Children’s Asylum,  White Male Children – Extracts, January 1848 – February 1849

 

d)      Pennsylvania Hospital for the Insane,  1850 Census Abstract

 

e)      Philadelphia Friends Asylum, 1860 Census Abstract

 

f)       Philadelphia’s Blockley Alms House, Female Elopements (Escapes) Abstracts , April 1861 – December 1862

 

g)      Philadelphia Blockley Alms House, Prostitute Register – Index, 1863

 

h)      Philadelphia Blockley Alms House, Prostitute Register – Extracts, 1863

 

i)       Philadelphia Blockley Alms House Black Book (Punishments) – 1882 – 1900

 

j)       Philadelphia, Records of the Northern Home for Friendless Children – Index and Extracts, June 1893 – March 1904

 

 

 

Philadelphia County – Indigents, Miscreants, Madams and Madmen Collection – City Directory Institution Listings, 1847, 1859 and 1862.

 

 

 

Philadelphia County – Indigents, Miscreants, Madams and Madmen Collection – Prison Record Indexes and Extracts, 1819 – 1836 and 1898 -1905. Includes:

 

a)      Philadelphia County Prisons Death Register – Index and Extracts, 1819 – 1830

 

b)      Philadelphia Prisoners for Trial Docket – Index, 1st Quarter 1836

 

c)      Philadelphia Prisoners for Trial Docket – Extracts, 1st Quarter 1836

 

d)      Philadelphia Prisons – Foreign Born Female Convicts – Index and Extracts, 1898 – 1905

 

 

Philadelphia County - The Public Baths Association, 1931 Pamphlet (collection added 10/7/2011)

 


 

Member Marriage Indexes and Licenses:

Justice of the Peace and dedicated genealogist, Warren S. Ely

 

Bucks County Marriage Licenses (6) – 1897 – 1899

 

Cumberland County - Marriages 1761 - 1800 (collection added 5/31/2013)

 

Cumberland County Marriage Licenses (6) – 1902 – 1910

 

Dauphin County Marriage Licenses (93) 1900 – 1911

 

Lebanon County Marriage Licenses (3) 1897 – 1906 – 1908

 

Lehigh County Marriage Licenses (19) – 1890 – 1916

 

Luzerne County Marriage Licenses (10) – 1893 – 1899

 

Miscellaneous County Marriage Licenses (8) – 1898 – 1914

 

Northampton County Marriage Licenses (33) – 1889 – 1916

 

Philadelphia County – Kensington Methodist Episcopal “Old Brick” Church Marriage Transcriptions – Chronological, 1810 – 1865

 

Philadelphia County – Mayor’s Marriages, 2 Volumes, 1856 – 1885

 

 

 

 

Member Church Record Indexes and Transcriptions:

 

Carbon County - Jerusalem Union Lutheran and Reformed Church, Trachsville - Indexes and Transcriptions: Baptisms 1849-1942; Marriages 1889-1975 and Burials 1885-1983 (collection added 10/30/2012)

 

Montgomery County - Lutheran Church of the Transfiguration, Pottstown, PA - Brief Biographies of Service of WWII Veterans (Members of the Congregation). (collection added 01/03/2014)

 

Philadelphia County – Kensington Methodist Episcopal Church – Index and Transcriptions, Marriages 1810 – 1865, Baptisms 1809 – 1918 (some years missing)

 

Philadelphia County - Rehoboth Methodist Episcopal Church Baptisms (Formerly Frankford ME Church) - Chronological, 1830 - 1892

 

Philadelphia County – Rehoboth Methodist Episcopal Church Marriages (Formerly Frankford ME Church) – Chronological, 1834 – 1860

 

Philadelphia County – Salem German Reformed Church, Northern Liberties – Deaths and Burials, Indexes and Transcriptions,  1824 – 1834; Anniversary Booklet, 14 pages, with Member List 1952

 

Schuylkill County – Clauser Evangelical Lutheran Church Records –  Transcriptions, Partial Index Baptisms, Burials and Communicants – 1822 – 1914

 

Snyder County – Botschaft’s Lutheran Church (Grubb’s) Baptisms – Index and Transcriptions, 1792 – 1876

 

 

Member Funeral Home Records and Indexes:

 

Fluehr Funeral Home Records - 1908 - 1928 (collection added 2/17/2012)

 

 

Member Burial and Cemetery Record Indexes and Transcriptions:

 

Berks County - Gouglersville Cemetery, Cumru Township - Transcriptions - ca. 1869 - 1941

 

Bucks County Graveyard Inscriptions, from the Collections of Warren S. Ely - Dansville Baptist Church, Newtown Presbyterian Church & Southampton Baptist Church (collection added 3/13/2012)

 

Philadelphia County – Mt. Moriah Cemetery Database (over 30,000 entries)

 

Philadelphia County - St. Joachim R.C. Cemetery Burials, 1848 - 1910 (collection added 1/5/2012)

 

Philadelphia County - United American Mechanics and Daughters of America Cemetery, 1852 - ca. 1950 (collection added 5/22/2012)

 

Philadelphia County – Charles R. Barker Register of Burying Grounds in Philadelphia – Includes Maps, Deed Abstracts (from  Grantor index), and   Survey of Burial Grounds

 

 

Indexed Databases for GSP Members:

 

Mount Moriah Cemetery Database

 

Philadelphia Courts Naturalization Index, 1790 - 1880 (collection added 10/18/2012)

 

 

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

 

 

 

 

  • All County Repository Guides

 

  • GSP Surname Files includes: GSP Manuscript Archives Surname Index & Kintzing Family Collection Finding Aid

 

 

Public Miscellaneous Collections:

 

Alien Applications to Depart the United States: September 1918 – January 1919

 

Pennsylvania Civil War Conscientious Objectors

 

 

Public Church Record Index and Transcription Collections:

 

Berks County - Reading Reformed Church (And First Reformed Church of Reading) - Index and Transcriptions: Burials & Marriages November 1863 - February 1883 (collection added 2/8/2013)

 

Lebanon County - Trinity Tulpehocken Reformed Church Marriage Transcriptions, 1769 - 1844 (collection added 2/15/2013)

 

Philadelphia County – Old St. Gregory’s Church, West Philadelphia, 1849 – 1872

 

Philadelphia County - St. Michael's & Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Marriages, 1771 - 1784 (collection added 2/12/2013)

 

 

Public Burial and Cemetery Record Indexes and Transcriptions:

 

Chester County – East Coventry Mennonite Burial Ground –  Index and Transcriptions – 1752 – 1914

 

Juniata County – Thompsontown Cemetery – Index, Map and Transcriptions

 

Montgomery County – St. Thomas Episcopal Church Old Graveyard, Whitemarsh Township – Index, Map and Transcriptions – 1700 – 1984

 

Philadelphia County – Interments Blockley, Francisville and Cherry Hill Burial Grounds – 1819 - 1836

 

 

Public Funeral Home Indexes:

 

Philadelphia County – Helverson Funeral Home Indexes – Various Volumes, Various Years, 1832 – 1915

 

Philadelphia County - Kimmerle & Son Funeral Home Indexes - Volume 1 through 5 - January 1929 - April 1969

(Kimmerle Index Volume 5 added 6/22/2012)


 

Public Surname Files and Family Histories:

 

GSP Manuscript Archives Surname Index

 

Kintzing Family Collection Finding Aid

 

A Genealogy of the Descendants of Caspar Wistar, Emigrant in 1717, compiled by Richard Wistar Davids (collection added 2/14/2013)

 

 

 

(GSP Photos:

Top Right: Title page of first PGM publication, Volume 1, No. 1, 1895

Center Right: GSP Photo, courtesy of Tim Coyne - Photo of Warren S. Ely, dedicated genealogist and life time member of GSP, Bucks County Justice of the Peace and a long time librarian for the Bucks County Historical Society. Taken Washington, D.C., ca. 1932.)