Research in the Philadelphia Area

Want to know where to go for genealogical information in Philadelphia?

Try my Philadelphia Research Guide for help. It's not perfect, but it's a start.

Places to Conduct Research:

National Archives: (Chestnut & 10th)

Pennsylvania Historical Society: (1300 Locust St.)

Philadelphia City Archives: (3101 Market St)

Philadelphia Library: (B.F. Parkway & 19th)

Of course, the LDS Church has the best records. Search them online at

Other Sources of Help:

Mt. Moriah Cemetery (unofficial website):
See my pictures of Mount Moriah HERE

Delaware County, PA History:

Irish Family History Foundation:

Clan Hannay Society (for all related Surnames):

Ellis Island Foundation: