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Our Collections

Search GSP's online 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 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.

GSP Online Store

GSP Meetings : Third Thursdays

To celebrate Third Thursday's first birthday and all of the research you've done over the past year, bring what you know about one relative and tell us why he or she is the most interesting, confusing, frustrating, or rewarding case you've worked on. Looking forward to seeing you there! RSVP to

Third Thursday - December 2015

GSP Office Consultations

Do you have questions about your research? GSP members may schedule appointments at our office for research consultations. Please e-mail or call (215) 545-0391 to schedule.

Pennsylvania Mining Resources

If your ancestor worked in the Pennsylvania mining industry don't miss the page of resources found on the GSP website. See Pennsylvania Mining Resources to discover maps, reports of mine accidents and information about anthracite & bituminous mining operations across the state.


Pennsylvania Mining Resources

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.

Members may browse our library or meet with a genealogist for a 30-minute consultation. 

Call 215-545-0391 or email 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.


23andMe DNA Affiliate Program

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: Purchase 23andMe DNA Kit.


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