Pennsylvania State Archives

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350 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0090

The Pennsylvania State Archives holds various source materials, including vital records, censuses, maps, tax lists, military records, and state land records. See Robert M. Dructor, Guide to Genealogical Sources at the Pennsylvania State Archives, 2d ed. (Harrisburg, Pa.: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 1998). This should be supplemented with these titles also published by the Historical and Museum Commission:

  • Suran, Frank M., comp. and ed. Guide to the Record Groups in the Pennsylvania State Archives. 1980.
  • Whipkey, Harry E., comp. Guide to the Manuscript Groups in the Pennsylvania State Archives. 1976.

Most updates, however, appear on the state archives’ website. The commission also publishes a number of books on Pennsylvania. These are detailed in their catalog.