Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania Card Catalog - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania Card Catalog, 1553-2015
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|Flag of Pennsylvania|
|Location of Pennsylvania|
|Record Type||Card Catalog|
|The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection consists of images of the card catalog in the reference room of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania for the years 1553 to 2015.
Image Visibility[edit | edit source]
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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]
|You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania Card Catalog, 1553-2015.|
What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
- The title of family history books in repository
- The library file number
- Publication date and place
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
Sample Images[edit | edit source]
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of your ancestor
- The place where they lived
Search the Index[edit | edit source]
|This collection does not have a searchable index. Only images are available. See View the Images to access them.|
View the Images[edit | edit source]
View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
- Select the Category
- Select the Item of Interest to view the images.
How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members. It would be wise to contact the Historical Society to gain access to the record. You may also find helpful information on the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's website.
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Add any new information to your records
- Use the information found to locate additional records for your family
- Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community
- Search for vital records, such as birth, marriage, and death
- Search church records for additional information about the family
- Search for land and probate records
I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- If your ancestor used multiple names throughout their life, look for all their names
- Check in surrounding localities for your family
- Look for variations on the surname
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Pennsylvania.
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.