GSP Membership

Members of GSP receive special benefits, including access to our “Members Only” online databases, discounts on programs and publications, our newsletter Penn in Hand, and the Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine. A membership with GSP is rolling and lasts for one year (ex. January 2015-January 2016).

Click here to view a sample copy of Penn in Hand.

Click here to view a sample table of contents of the Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine.

Research Services

GSP is committed to providing support for genealogical researchers who, for whatever reasons, might not be able to access GSP Bible or family, and certain Philadelphia city departmental records themselves. To that end, GSP offers options for research services.

Factual inquiries - We will answer reference questions of up to 1/2 hour for members, 15 minutes for non-members (ex. "Where can I locate Quaker records?"  "When was Montgomery County formed?")

Lookups - We will perform lookups of records from GSP collections for $25 each, with an additional .50 per page copying fee. These requests must have a citation (specific name, date, and collection name). Please be aware some of these files have numerous pages. You may search GSP collections at GSP Surname Index to Manuscript Archives page.)

Research - We will perform up to three hours of genealogy research for longer requests. The charge is $35 per hour for members, $50 an hour for non-members. Turn around time for most requests is 4 - 6 weeks.

You may use the form below to send your request, or email us about our research services.

If your request is outside of the scope of these levels, please refer to our professional genealogists page to hire a researcher.


Carnegie Library of Homestead, Munhall, PA, ca. 1900

(Adult Reading Room, Carnegie Library of Homestead, Munhall, Pennsylvania, ca. 1900

Photo courtesy Library of Congress, Digital ID: ppmsca.15355)