County Government Records in Genealogical Research (hybrid)

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“My ancestors were from Chester County, what records do you have?” “Do you have birth records?” “When did my ancestors get married?” “My ancestor was listed as an inmate in the taxes, what crime did he commit?” “What are poor school children records?”

These are some of the most frequently asked questions by genealogists at Chester County Archives. While there is a lot of genealogical data available at the County Archives, the records are limited to those created by the Chester County Government. For example, the Chester County Archives has very few vital records because traditionally the recording of births, deaths, and marriages were not functions of the county government. Join Chester County archivists as they discuss how to effectively use county government records in genealogical research.

Held in person and via Zoom.

Donations appreciated.

In person location: Chester County Government Services Center (601 Westtown Road, West Chester, PA 19382). Those interested in joining in person must register on Eventbrite AND email to reserve your seats.


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