Pennsylvania Genealogy and Family History Education and Resources

The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania (GSP) is a non-profit educational institution located at 2207 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia  Pennsylvania.   Founded in 1892,  GSP is one of the oldest genealogical societies in the United States.


Our mission is to provide leadership and support in promoting genealogy through education, preservation, and access to Pennsylvania-related genealogical information.

Founded in 1892 as a non-profit organization, the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania (GSP) was among the first in the United States to recognize the value of collecting and preserving the vital and personal records of those ancestors whose lives now comprise our American History.

GSP is committed to preserving and publishing previously unpublished primary sources. The continuing dedication to this service enables the Society to make an increasingly significant contribution to the cultural life of our city, state, and country.

GSP recently rebuilt our website on a new server.  Explore the site and look for collections as they are added.  Some larger collections and those with more complicated databases (our webinars, the Mount Moriah and Naturalizations databases, the Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine, and others) are still in process.  Our free Pennsylvania resource pages are still being updated and will return soon too.  Keep checking back for more collections and resources.

The end result will be more searchable by name and keyword and easier to navigate than our previous site.  Thank you for your patience as we upgrade.

If you are already a GSP member, please do not click the links that say “Register.”  These are for new members.  Instead, please reset your password: Do not enter your e-mail address in the login.  Go directly to the “Reset Password” option  and enter your e-mail address.  We have a small backlog with regard to members who have joined or renewed since March 8 and we will have to enter your information manually.  Some of our member statuses also may need to be reset manually.

If you have any trouble logging in and resetting your password, accessing member collections, or have any other questions, please contact us.

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