This database is a large collection of records containing vital (birth, marriage, death) information and other details from churches and other organizations in Pennsylvania.
Records in this Database
The documents in this database are primarily Protestant church records from congregations in Pennsylvania, but there are additional sources as well, including some for locations in the neighboring states of New Jersey, Maryland, and Delaware. In addition to church records, sources also include funeral homes, cemeteries, newspapers, historical societies, and personal records, among others. They include a wide variety of records, such as
- lists of church officers
- communion lists
- registers of members
- registers of elders, deacons, etc.
- receipts, agreements, other miscellaneous items
- newspaper extracts
The documents list millions of names, and many contain details on vital events such as births, marriages, and deaths. In them, you may find
- birth dates
- marriage dates
- spouse’s name
- parents’ names
- places where an event (baptism, marriage, death, burial, etc.) took place
For more information about church and town records in Pennsylvania, visit the Historical Society of Pennsylvania website.