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July 8, 2020

On June 18, 2020, PHS staff led a Zoom webinar on how to navigate the records of the Presbyterian Church to research family history.

Watch the video below to see Charlene and Lisa demonstrate how to conduct effective searches of PHS resources and identify materials containing genealogical information. They also answered questions and offered tips on how...

January 8, 2019

One of the most interesting things about working in an archive is that you never know what you will find inside records. While working on a Genealogy Research Service request related to the First Presbyterian Church in Lancaster, Ohio, I came across some unexpected drawings and figures. Reproduced in this post you can see the pages that caught my eye. (Click images to enlarge.)


October 26, 2011
Family history is one of the most commonly researched topics at the Presbyterian Historical Society. Baptism, funeral, marriage, and membership records (among other documents) are some of the most useful materials for tracing one's roots. To help genealogists become better acquainted with PHS's holdings and use our materials most effectively, we have developed a new section of our website answering some of genealogists' most frequently asked questions and providing links to additional genealogy resources. Visit the...
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