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​​​​​​Genealogy and Local History

​The Genealogy and Local History collection at The State Library of Pennsylvania is one of the most utilized collections that the library preserves.​

Find more detailed information and links to updated information and online databases on the State Library's Genealo​​​gy​ Research Guide​.​​​​​

Unable To Visit The State​​ Library?

Many of our resources can only be accessed within the State Library. However, libraries may ask to borrow from our Genealogy and Local History collection on fiche. Libraries may ask for Table of Contents or specific pages to be copied or scanned for their patrons.


State Library staff will assist with general research for patrons, however, staff will not conduct specific genealogical searching.​