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Pennsylvania State Library Genealogy Surname Files

Staff of the State Library in the 1930s through the early 1960s indexed the family surnames mentioned in the titles in the county and family history collection. This index was created on cards and was held in the Genealogy/Local History spaces of the State Library. These files are now on 21 reels of microfilm in the State Library Genealogy Reading Room [929.20973 Surname Files]

Surnames on each roll can be located by following the reel hyperlinks below.

Reels #1-5:

  • Reel #1, Abercrombie - Berger/Bourgher (List of surnames precedes first entry)
  • Reel #2, Berger - Buchanan
  • Reel #3, Bucher - Chandler
  • Reel #4, Chandler - Davis
  • Reel #5, Davis - Enderlein

Reels #6-10:

  • Reel #6, Enderlein - Gibbons
  • Reel #7, Gibbs - Hart
  • Reel #8, Hart - Horrauf
  • Reel #9, Horrauf - Johnston
  • Reel #10, Johnston - Kreider

Reels #11-15:

  • Reel #11, Kreider - Lord
  • Reel #12, Lord - McKee
  • Reel #13, McKee - Mundorff
  • Reel #14, Mundorff - Perry
  • Reel #15, Perry - Rinehart

Reels #16-21:

  • Reel #16, Rinehart - Senseney
  • Reel #17, Senseney - Stafford
  • Reel #18, Stafford - Townsend
  • Reel #19, Townsend - Weld
  • Reel #20, Weld - Zug
  • Reel #21, Miscellaneous County Information (Please note that Reel #21 has no list or link.)