Pennsylvania Family History Societies(B-C)

This section lists associations from Bucks to Chester giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

County and Other Societies

Bucks County Genealogical Society

Information regarding where many resources can be found is available, such as:

  • Births
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Church Registers
  • Deaths
  • Directories
  • Marriages and Divorces
  • Naturalisations
  • Newspapers
  • Tax Lists
  • Wills and Administrations

A breakdown of cemeteries in the area is also accessible, along with a list of many repositories, which incorporate:

  • Bucks Co. Courthouse
  • Bureau of Vital Statistics
  • David Library of the American Revolution
  • Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

A list of surnames currently being researched by Members is also on the site.

Website:
http://www.buckscountygenealogicalsociety.org

Butler County Genealogical Society

Some databases are accessible, which include Dengler Funeral Home Books Index and the Standard Steel Car Company Employee Records Collection.

Some publications are available for sale, which include Cemetery Book of Marion Township, The Kelly Reunion Book and Oil Region Reminiscences.

A list of Surnames currently being researched by Members is also available.

Website:
http://www.bcgs.us

Capital Area Genealogical Society

Many resources can be accessed in their Research Library, including:

  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Church Register
  • Early Schoolhouses
  • Family Journals
  • Federal Census Returns
  • Genealogies
  • Guide to Warrants and Patents
  • Newsletters
  • Newspapers
  • Vital Records
  • Will Abstracts

For further information regarding archives held, please peruse the site's PDF Leaflet Listing of Library Holdings and their PDF leaflet regarding Surname Files.

Their publications include a Quarterly Newsletter, Keystone Seekers Genealogical Quarterly and Robert Viguers/Paxton Herald Column.

Website:
http://www.capitalareagenealogy.org

Centre County Genealogical Society

Numerous publications are available for sale, which incorporate:

  • Births 1893-1905
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Centre Co. Warrant Map
  • Deaths 1852-1854 and 1893-1905
  • Delayed Births
  • History of Funeral Directors and Undertakers 1813-1989
  • Marriages Index 1764-2005
Website:
http://centrecountygenealogy.org

Chester County Historical Society

The Official history museum, history education centre and historical repository of Chester County, Pennsylvania, the association was established in 1893.  

The association administers the Chester Co. Archives which is located in the Chester Co. Government Services Centre and their holdings include Estate Files, Vital Records, Deeds, Taxes and other documents.

In addition, the association has a History Centre which includes the Library and Museum where many archives are available, which incorporate:

  • Bible Records
  • Burials
  • Business Papers
  • Church Registers
  • Diaries
  • Family Charts
  • Federal and State Census Returns
  • Genealogies
  • Land and Legal Documents
  • Letters
  • Marriages
  • Newspapers and Newspaper Clippings
  • Periodicals relating to both State and Local History
  • Personal and Family Papers
  • Photographs from the 1840s to the 1990s
Website:
http://www.chestercohistorical.org