You'll love this if...
- you're tracing ancestors in Philadelphia, Pa.
- you want to learn more about Philadelphia history
- you need ideas for Philadelphia genealogy sources and websites to check
Quickly access the essential facts, advice and resources you need to find your ancestors in cities across the USA. Our downloadable City Guides are perfect for stashing in your research binder or toting to the library. The four-page Philadelphia City Guide download includes:
- essential history and facts
- details on available genealogy records
- websites, publications and organizations to aid your search
- the city's top five historic sites
Here are just a few of the helpful tips you'll find inside:
"The centrally located port town grew by leaps and bounds in the mid-1700s, soon becoming the largest city in North America. This enticed a young Benjamin Franklin to seek his fortune in Philadelphia during the 1720s, founding many of the city’s longstanding institutions."
"Philadelphia city and county registered births from 1860 to 1915; the city archives holds these records. In 1906, the Pennsylvania Department of Health <www.health.state.pa.us/vitalrecords> started issuing birth certificates."
"Cemetery returns start in 1803, and they’re organized by cemetery at the city archives. Death registration by the city runs from 1860 to 1915, and the state department of health began issuing death certificates in 1906."
Plus, each guide contains web links for one-click access to every recommended online resource. You can view this PDF on your computer or print it out for your reference.