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Pennsylvania Genealogy & History
Pennsylvania became a state Dec. 12, 1787. It was the second of the original 13 colonies.
Featured exclusive FREE Pennsylvania Genealogy Resources
* Pew Rentals & Debts, St. Mary's Church, Philadelphia Pennsylvania 1787-1791
* Interments (Burials) in St. Mary's Church, Philadelphia Pennsylvania. New Chapel Burying Ground 1788-1800
| Ships Passenger Lists contain genealogy information - the name of the passenger, age, occupation, country of origin, port of arrival, port of departure, and more. Deaths and births are recorded on ships passenger lists. OliveTreeGenealogy.com has a large collection of FREE ships passenger lists for USA & Canada. Search for ancestors on Ships Passenger lists arriving in Philadelphia Pennsylvania
|| Naturalization Records consist of Declarations of Intent, Certificates of Arrival, Petition for Naturalization and a Certificate of Citizenship . Find Pennsylvania ancestors in FREE transcribed Declarations of Intent, First Papers, Alien Registrations, Passport Applications, Naturalization Petitions and Citizenship Certificates on NaturalizationRecords.com
| Coffin plates are decorative adornments attached to a coffin or on display at a funeral. Coffin plates (also called casket plaques) contain genealogical information such as the name and death date of the deceased person. Sometimes they contain a birth year or an age. AncestorsAtRest.com has the largest collection of FREE coffin plate records online with almost 500 coffin plates in this growing genealogy collection.
|| * Exclusive * St. Mary's Church Records, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. FREE transcriptions include Interments in St. Mary's Burying Ground, 1788-1800; List of Names - Pew Rents 1787-1791
* Pennsylvania Parish Registers 1768 - 1858 BaptismsJonestown Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Jonestown, Lebanon County
* Pennsylvania Baggage Lists passengers on ships sailing to Philadelphia Pennsylvania starting in 1809
Featured One-of-a-Kind Pennsylvania Family Photo Albums & Ledger Books
| Wishing you knew what your ancestor looked like? Search 1800s photographs and Pennsylvania Ancestor Photo Albums on Lost Faces. There are over 2,500 photos in this growing one-of-a-kind exclusive genealogy collection. Quality reproductions available.
| Ledger Books 1772-1925 Find your Pennsylvania ancestors in unique collection of original Ledger Books, Journals and Diaries from stores, schools, and individuals.Quality reproductions available.
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