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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) &
United Church of Christ Archives (UCC)
555 W. James Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
(717) 290-8734

Lancaster County Historical Society
230 N. President Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17603
(717) 392-4633

Lancaster County Library
125 N. Duke St.
Lancaster, PA 17602
(717) 394-2651

Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
2215 Millstream Road
Lancaster PA 17602-1499
(717) 393-9745

County of Lancaster, Office of Records and Archives Services
Lancaster County Courthouse
50 N. Duke St.
Old Courthouse / ground floor
P.O. Box 83480
Lancaster, PA 17603-3480
(717) 299-8318

Millersville University Special Collections and University Archives
Ganser Library-4th Floor
Millersville, PA 17551
(717) 872-3624

NOTE: Please write or call these repositories before you visit to verify hours, resources, and to make more efficient use of your research time.

updated 1/29/13

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