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Pennsylvania Dutch Family History Website

Palatines to America
    Pennsylvania Chapter
    P.O. Box 280
    Strasburg, PA 17579

    PALATINES TO AMERICA is a national genealogical society of persons researching German-speaking ancestry, with emphasis on European migrations from the Germanic regions of Europe. Many of these immigrants were from Germany, but there were also a substantial number from other areas of Europe such as Switzerland. The founders of Palatines to America all were descendants of immigrants from the Palatinate (Pfalz), and chose this distinctive name for the group.

African American Genealogy Group (AAGG)

P.O. Box 1798
Philadelphia, PA 19105-1798

JewishGen: The Home of Jewish Genealogy
    JewishGen, Inc. is the primary internet source connecting researchers of Jewish genealogy worldwide. Created to assist those researching their Jewish ancestry and based on the concept of free sharing of information, JewishGen Inc. is staffed entirely by volunteers.
Presbyterian Historical Society
    425 Lombard St.
    Philadelphia, PA 19147

    Organized in 1852, the Presbyterian Historical Society is the oldest such denominational organization in the United States. Its library contains more than 200,000 titles reflecting the history of the Reformed tradition and, particularly, the Presbyterian Church in America.

Quaker Corner
    The Quaker Corner has been on-line since August of 1995. This is a wonderfully rich site for anyone with Quaker ancestors they are researching. The site is maintained by Joanne Todd Rabun of Eugene, Oregon for the purpose of sharing what she has learned about her Quaker heritage with her family, friends and other family historians. She does not belong to the Society of Friends.
The Scotch-Irish Society of the USA
    P.O. Box 181
    Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

    This society was founded in 1889 for "the preservation of Scotch-Irish history, keeping alive the esprit de corps of the race, and the promotion of social intercourse and fraternal feeling among its members now and hereafter."

    In 1949 the Society organized the Scotch-Irish Foundation, a Pennsylvania non-profit corporation to collect and preserve for public, educational and research use books, documents, family histories, letters, journals and historical material relating to the origin and history of the Scotch-Irish people of Scotland, Ireland and the United States. The collection is maintained at the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, 18 S. 7th St., Philadelphia, PA, 19106.

Polish Genealogical Society of America

"The Society is open to anyone doing research within the borders of the old Commonwealth of Poland. It attempts to assist members in doing their own genealogical research by providing books, newsletters, bulletins, printed information, regular Society meetings, and an annual workshop."

Italian Genealogical Society of America 

"Our society's goals are to increase awareness in the field of Italian genealogical research through our newsletters, meetings, and by assisting members in finding others with the same areas of research interests."

Federation of Eastern European Historical Societies

On-line since May 1995, "FEEFHS was founded by a few Americans and Canadians representing a handful of societies. Australian, English, Czech, Lithuanian, New Zealand, Polish, Russian, Slovenian, Slovak and Swiss organizations have joined since."

  The American Irish Historical Society 

"The Society aims to place permanently on record the story of the Irish in America from the earliest settlement to the present day, justly, impartially, fully, and sympathetically."

  Pennsylvania German Society

For anyone nterested in helping to preserve, advance, and disseminate knowledge of the culture of the Pennsylvania Germans, often known as "the Pennsylvania Dutch."

  Slovenian Genealogy Society International

"The purpose of the Slovenian Genealogy Society (International) is three fold: To bring together individuals of Slovenian heritage (or interest) in order to share genealogical information and experiences. To provide a forum to facilitate the discovery and exchange of this information. To provide a convenient repository of information and the means to make it available to all members.

  Czechoslovak Genealogical Society Int'l

"Our purpose is to promote Czechoslovak genealogical research and to create an interest in our ancestry in the Czechoslovak area, as it was in 1945. Included are; Czech genealogy, Bohemian genealogy, Moravian genealogy, Slovak genealogy, German genealogy, Hungarian genealogy, Jewish genealogy, Rusyn genealogy, and Silesian genealogy. "