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Additional Resources: Genealogy Resources/ Church Records
Aside from its JSHA collection, the Archives and Special Collections Department houses little genealogical information other than that relating to former Franklin & Marshall College faculty, students and administrators. All Reformed Church records and any general family history material were transferred to the Lancaster Theological Seminary in 1967 when the Evangelical and Reformed Historical Society (ERHS) moved from the College's Fackenthal Library to the Seminary's Philip Schaff Library. Despite persistent published citations noting the Fackenthal Library as the source of genealogical materials or Reformed Church records, researchers should contact the ERHS at the address listed below.
To enlist the services of a professional genealogist, please link to the Association of Professional Genealogists home page, or go directly to the APG Membership Directory.
Lancaster area repositories having genealogical materials
Evangelical and Reformed Historical Society (ERHS) &
Lancaster County Historical Society
Lancaster County Library
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
County of Lancaster, Office of Records and Archives Services
Millersville University Special Collections and University Archives
NOTE: Please write or call these repositories before you visit to verify hours, resources, and to make more efficient use of your research time.