Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

Lehigh County was founded 1812 from Northampton County.



Bethlehem, Lehigh Valley, Graveyard and Steel Mill

(Bethlehem, Lehigh Valley, Graveyard and Steel Mill. Walker Evans, Photographer, Library of Congress, Farm Security Administration Collection.)






GSP Lehigh County Repository Guide



Lehigh County Historical Society

Scott Andrew Trexler II Research Library & Archives

Welcome to the Lehigh County Historical Society's Library and Archives. We invite you to explore our excellent collection of local and regional history and extensive genealogy holdings. Here, at Lehigh County's most significant archives, you will find a wealth of resource material for the serious and casual historian and the genealogist: books, maps, newspapers, photographs, oral histories, church and social records, personal and family papers, business documents and numerous county records. To facilitate your research, our reading room offers connections for personal laptops and a skilled staff happy to help you.

If you can't travel to our Library, professional research services are available by mail. For more information and to request research, fill out a Research Request Form.



Lehigh County Courthouse



Lehigh County PA GenWeb Pages


Bethlehem Area Public Library Local History Department



"Beyond Steel" - Lehigh University Digital Library

Through the digitization and presentation of letters, books, photographs, maps, essays, and oral histories the site will aid researchers in understanding not only the lives of railroad barons and steel titans, but also the experiences of average folks who worked and lived in the community.


Emmaus Historical Society


Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Resource Guide at FamilySearch.org


Lehigh County Cemetery Records [Interment.net]


Lower Macungie Township Historical Society


Macungie Historical Society


"A History of Lehigh County" by James J. Hauser [LOC - Digital copy online at Internet Archive]


South Bethlehem Historical Society




Lehigh County Township Map

(Lehigh County Township Map courtesy of Kristin Bryson and Bare Roots Publishing.)