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Ancestry is an international leader in compiling genealogical data for research. Data includes census, birth, death and military records, as well as church, immigration and travel records. Ancestry also contains several collections from HSP, including "Pennsylvania and New Jersey, U.S., Church and Town Records, 1669-2013," "Pennsylvania, U.S., Society of Mayflower Descendants Applications, 1911-1929," and "Pennsylvania, Card Indexes to Genealogical Scrapbooks and Research Folders."
Family Search has over 6 billion searchable names and 2 billion images of historical genealogical records. The site includes birth, marriage, death, census, land, and court records from more than 130 countries, and adds over 300 million free genealogical records and images online yearly from all over the world.
Find the graves of ancestors, create virtual memorials or add photos, virtual flowers and a note to a loved one's memorial. Search or browse cemeteries and grave records for every-day and famous people from around the world.
HathiTrust Digital Library is a digital preservation repository and highly functional access platform. HathiTrust provides long-term preservation and access services to digitized content from a variety of sources, including Google, the Internet Archive, Microsoft, and in-house member institution initiatives. Items in the public domain are in full-view for everyone and items held in copyright are searchable.
The online catalog Discover is a researcher’s port of call for exploring HSP’s collection of over 21 million items. Discover contains records describing printed materials, archival collections, and digital records, and supports online research through its book bag and list features, as well as its social functions.
The Internet Archive offers a myriad of resources including thousands of web pages, books and texts, audio recordings, videos, images and software programs. Users will find an endless amount of subjects in the aforementioned formats.
JSTOR offers access to thousands of scholarly journals, books, and primary source documents. Researchers at HSP's library can access the current issues and complete archival runs of HSP's journal, Pennsylvania Magazine for History and Biography (1877-present), and our magazine, Pennsylvania Legacies (2001-present). Researchers can also access archival issues for other JSTOR content, which generally excludes the most recent three to five years of issues.