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Visit the FamilySearch Affiliate Library at GSP to view FamilySearch collections not viewable at home. Admission to the FamilySearch room is free.

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Visit the GSP Library – free for GSP members and open to the public with a $5 admission fee.

Appointments are required: info@genpa.org or 267-686-2296.

All visitors, staff, and volunteers are required to wear masks and stay six feet apart. Your safety is our priority!

Library Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday (2nd and 4th Saturdays) 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The GSP office is temporarily closed to the public until at least Jan.31, 2022 due to the current high number of Covid cases in Philadelphia .Thank you for understanding

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Visit the GSP Store to purchase books, GSP merchandise, research services, and to become a GSP member.

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The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania (GSP) is a non-profit educational institution located at 2100 Byberry Road, Suite 111, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19116. Founded in 1892, GSP is one of the earliest genealogical societies founded 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. GSP is committed to preserving and publishing primary source records and to helping people to search for their ancestors.


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