Public Collections

Welcome to our Public Collections page.  We feature free resources to help people get started with their Pennsylvania research.

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Catalogs and Guides

Search GSP Library Catalog

Search our online catalog of published books available in the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania library.

Pennsylvania Resource Guides

Our Pennsylvania Resources page includes repository guides for all 67 counties in Pennsylvania.

National Archives of Philadelphia (NARA)

Resource Guide

Surname Index to GSP Collections

The surname index to manuscript collections includes all of the family collections, member files, and Bible records in the collections of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania when the index was created.  The Surname Index is a valuable resource for locating in which individual collection the Surname file can be found.

If you find a surname of interest in the collections, contact GSP at for information about obtaining copies of files.

Other Public Collections

Alien Applications to Depart the United States – Index of Emigrants 1918 – 1919 

Joseph W Hambleton remembrance book dated 1896

Joseph W Hambleton remembrance book dated 1897

Pennsylvania Civil War Conscientious Objectors

William Travis Will – August 10, 1869

The Member Collections section of our website has collections with a full-text search option for names, locations, and keywords. Searches are free, but GSP membership is required to view the results.

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