Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine

History of the Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine


The Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine (PGM) – called Publications of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania from 1895 until 1947 – is the third oldest continuing genealogical publication in the country.  The editors and authors of PGM are among the nation’s preeminent genealogists, and include seven of the thirty National Genealogy Hall of Fame members: Rosalie Fellows Bailey, John Insley Coddington (“dean of American genealogy”), Meredith Bright Colket, Jr., Gilbert Cope (“father of genealogical research in Pennsylvania”) Hannah Benner Roach, Milton Rubincam, and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. More than fifteen have been Fellows of the American Society of Genealogists.  Read more about the history of PGM.

These scholars and countless others have combined to bring a vast collection of abstracted Pennsylvania source material, compiled genealogies, research methodology, and bibliography to Pennsylvania researchers for more than 115 years. Searching PGM through our full-text search could reveal your ancestors in church, tax, military, orphans’ court, apprentice, administration, immigration or naturalization records, deeds, cemetery inscriptions, newspaper extracts, compiled genealogies, and more.

Volume 49 of the Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine appears below.  The full archives of the Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine with its archives of Pennsylvania source material, compiled genealogies, research methodology, and bibliography (1895 – present) will return to the GSP website soon.  We have recently rebuilt our website on a new server and we are currently re-indexing PGM and making the files more searchable. The new PGM website will be fully searchable by keyword.

­Volume 49 (2014)


PGM Editor : Jane Benner


Publications Committee

Jane Benner

Deborah Coombe,

Valerie-Anne Lutz,

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