Provides census records.
Researchers can search for marriage, birth and death records for free!
Philadelphia- and surrounding area sites and resources:
3101 Market St., 1st Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2807
Birth & Death Records 1860-1915; Marriage Records 1860-1885
Rm. 415, City Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Marriage Records after 1885
1901 Vine St., Philadelphia, PA 19103
Useful for research are maps, business and city directories, newspapers, government documents, index to ship photographs, ethnic guidebooks, government documents, and collective biographies.
900 Market St. (entrance on Chestnut Street between 9th and 10th), Philadelphia, PA 19107
Research center with U.S. census, military – WWI and WWII draft cards, ship passenger lists, federal court records, including naturalizations, 1798 Pennsylvania window tax. Access to Ancestry.com.
1300 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19107
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is one of the most complete and professional genealogy centers in the nation – and the largest in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Philadelphia City Directories from 1785-1867 are available online.
Pennsylvania/ Delaware Resources:
State Department of Health, Central Building, 101 South Mercer St., P.O. Box 1528, New Castle, PA 16103
Birth and death records for all Pennsylvania counties since January 1906.
For birth and death records for all Pennsylvania counties for events that occurred before 1906.
350 North Street, Box 1026, Harrisburg, PA 17108
Sacramental records for Catholic parishes in Wilmington, Delaware. Families from southern Chester County, PA may have gone over the PA/Delaware state line.