Answered By: Van Pelt Librarian
Last Updated: Sep 26, 2016     Views: 354

Current Penn students, faculty, and staff can use the library edition of Ancestry.com.

For Philadelphia residents or visitors, The Free Library of Philadelphia has extensive newspaper collections as well as research guides for genealogists. They have research guides for genealogists and a description of their newspaper collection online.

You may also want to contact or visit the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

If you're not in the Philadelphia area, please consult your local library for assistance. Ask your local librarian if they subscribe to HeritageQuest or Ancestry.com, which provide access to online census records. You may also be interested in the National Archives: Resources for Genealogy, and the Internet Public Library Genealogy Pathfinder.

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