Following are some of my favorite Philadelphia genealogy links

This is a specialized extension of my Tim's Favorites, but only Philadelphia related links. Either you're researching Philadelphia or you're not. It's a different type of research than the backwoods of Central Pennsylvania.



Philadelphia County Vital Records
Some Interesting 1800's Philly Records

Family Search - New (LDS) (Philly Deaths and Marriages!)
Philadelphia City Directories (1856, 1858, 1861, 1866)
Philadelphia City Directories (many at Footnote - pay site)
Philadelphia 1861 Directory - (not available on 7/28/2008) (download!)
Philadelphia 1890 Directory at Ancestry
Philadelphia Inquirer (and others), 1800's to early 1900's (searchable and online! has many marriages and deaths) (pay site)
Philadelphia Street Maps and Picture Maps at Ancestry
Philadelphia Map Info
Philadelphia Street Name Changes
Philadelphia Churches in 1856
GPS Church Microfilms

Philly Links at "My Pennsylvania"
Lazy Philly Links
More Philly Links
Philly Films at the LDS

Following are special links direct to the LDS Family Search Database. It's unfortunate that the Family Search system doesn't let you search on just a first or just a last name unless you already know the microfilm batch number you need. And how do you get a list of available online batch numbers? Boy, I don't know, but I've accumulated a list (mainly by searching for John Smith and Mary Smith for different types of records and making notes of the films that come back. This way, I can concentrate my online searches on areas that actually exist online.

You can either click the links below, or better, open two web browser windows or tabs, and then change the number manually while doing repeated searches. This way, you can search for just a first name or just a last name. Also, you can reduce your search to just these records in Philadelphia (instead of all of Pennsylvania).

Update 7/2010 - I actually wrote a program in shell on a Linux machine to automatically search all these films at one time and concatenate all the results on a single web page - very nice!!

To use this, click this link and set the Region to North America. Copy/Paste the Batch numbers below into the Batch Number. Then add your first or last name to the search window and click "Search". If you want to find all the "John's" that were born in a certain time frame, go ahead (for example, in case the entry was indexed incorrectly). Or want to find all the Johnson's married in a certain year, you can do that, too. (I was able to find Elizabeth Mix listed as Lizzie Mix this way).

The dates in the tables are approximate. Since many of these are based on returns to the county, there are often entries several months (or a year) after the event, so be sure to check a wide span of dates around the one of interest. Note that some batch numbers seem skipped and there's some places where it seems the data is just not online (the date ranges seem missing). In some cases, I just haven't finished adding dates, so you may need to do your own research, too.

The Film Sheet number (3rd column) can give more information on the content. Use this URL, but change the URL link (in your browser) to have the sheet number in column 3 (ie, change 1289306 to whatever you're interested in - not all have descriptions). Note that not all of these records are available on-line.

SHEET CONTENT LINK.

There is a list of LDS films available here. Note that not all of these records are available on-line.

LDS IGI link

Type Batch Sheet Dates
Births C390952 1289306 Jul 1860
Births C390953 1289306 Sep 1860
Births C390954 1289306 Oct 1860
Births C390955 1289306 Oct 1860
Births C390956 1289306 Nov 1860
Births C390957 1289306 Dec 1860
Births C390958 1289306 Dec 1860
Births C390959 1289306 Jan 1861
Births C390961 1289306 Jan 1861
Births C390962 1289306 Feb 1861
Births C390963 1289306 Mar 1861
Births C390964 1289306 Apr 1861
Births C390965 1289306 Apr 1861
Births C390966 1289306 May 1861
Births C390967 1289306 May 1861
Births C390968 1289306 Jun 1861
Births C390969 1289306 Jul 1861
Births C390971 1289306 Jul 1861
Births C390972 1289306 Aug 1861
Births C390941 1289307 Apr 1862
Births C390942 1289307 May 1862
Births C390943 1289307 Jun 1862
Births C390944 1289307 Jul 1862
Births C390945 1289307 Aug 1862
Births C390946 1289307 Aug 1862
Births C390947 1289307 Sep 1862
Births C390948 1289307 Oct 1862
Births C390949 1289307 Nov 1862
Births C390951 1289307 Oct 1862
Births C729761 1288908 Feb 1863
Births C729762 1288908 Feb 1863
Births C729763 1288908 Mar 1863
Births C729764 1288908 Apr 1863
Births C729765 1289308 May 1863
Births C729766 1288908 May 1863
Births C729767 1288908 Jul 1863
Births C729768 1288908 Jul 1863
Births C729769 1288908 Aug 1863
Births C729771 1288908 Sep 1863
Births C729772 1288908 Sep 1863
Births C729773 1288908 Oct 1863
Births C729774 1288908 Nov 1863
Births C729775 1288908 Dec 1863
Births C729776 1288908 Dec 1863
Births C598799 1289309 Jan 1864
Births C598811 1289309 Mar 1864
Births C598812 1289309 Apr 1864
Births C598814 1289309 Jun 1864
Births C598815 1289309 Jun 1864
Births C598816 1289309 Aug 1864
Births C598817 1289309 Sep 1864
Births C598818 1289309 Oct 1864
Births C598819 1289309 Nov 1864
Births C598821 1289309 Dec 1864
Births C598822 1289309 Jan 1865
Births C598823 1289309 Feb 1865
Births C598824 1289309 Mar 1865
Births C598825 1289309 Apr 1865
Births C598826 1289309 May 1865
Births C598827 1289309 Jun 1865
Births C598828 1289309 Jul 1865
Births C598829 1289309 Aug 1865
Births C596876 1289309 Feb 1867
Births C596877 1289309 Feb 1867
Births C596878 1289309 Apr 1867
Births C596879 1289309 May 1867
Births C597435 1289316 Jan 1868
Births C597436 1289311 Feb 1868
Births C597437 1289311 Mar 1868
Births C597438 1289311 Apr 1868
Births C597439 1289311 May 1868
Births C597471 1289311 Jun 1868
Births C597472 1289311 Jul 1868
Births C597473 1289311 Aug 1868
Births C597474 1289311 Sep 1868
Births C727008 1289313 Nov 1869
Births C003567 1289314 Jun 1873
Births C595483 1289315 Jul 1873
Births C595485 1289315 Oct 1873
Births C595486 1289315 Oct 1873
Births C595487 1289315 Nov 1873
Births C727012 1289316 Aug 1874
Births C597424 1289316 Jul 1875
Births C727002 1289307 More 1861
Births C727003 1289308 More 1862-3
Births C727004 1289309 More 1864
Births C727005 1289310 More 1867
Births C727006 1289311 More 1867
Births C397014 NA Misc Philly, Oct 1865
Births C397015 NA Misc Philly, Oct 1865
Births C397016 NA Misc Philly, Oct 1865
Births C397017 NA Misc Philly, Oct 1865
Births C397018 NA Misc Philly, Dec 1865
Births C397019 NA Misc Philly, Feb 1866
Births C397020 NA Misc Philly, Feb 1866
Births C397021 NA Misc Philly, Feb 1866
Births C397022 NA Misc Philly, Apr 1866
Births C397023 NA Misc Philly, Apr 1866
Births C397024 NA Misc Philly, May 1866
Births C397025 NA Misc Philly, Jul 1866
Births C397026 NA Misc Philly, Jul 1866
Births C397027 NA Misc Philly, Aug 1866
Births C397028 NA Misc Philly, Aug 1866
Births C397029 NA Misc Philly, Sep 1866
Births C397030 NA Misc Philly, Oct 1866
Births C397031 NA Misc Philly, Nov 1866
Births C397032 NA Misc Philly, Nov 1866
Births C397033 NA Misc Philly, Nov 1866
Births C397034 NA Misc Philly, Nov-Dec 1866
Births C597435 NA Misc Philly, 1868
Births C597436 NA Misc Philly, 1868
Births C597437 NA Misc Philly, 1868
Births C597438 NA Misc Philly, 1868
Births C597439 NA Misc Philly, 1868
Births C010050 NA Misc Philly, Nov 1868
Births C010051 NA Misc Philly, Dec 1868
Births C010053 NA Misc Philly, Apr 1869
Births C010055 NA Misc Philly, May 1869
Births C010056 NA Misc Philly, Jun 1869
Births C010057 NA Misc Philly, Feb 1870
Births C010058 NA Misc Philly, Jun 1870
Births C011706 NA Misc Philly, Dec 1870
Births C011708 NA Misc Philly, 1871
Births C011709 NA Misc Philly, 1871
Births C011710 NA Misc Philly, 1871
Births C009995 NA Misc Philly, 1871
Births C003996 NA Misc Philly, 1871
Births C009996 NA Misc Philly, 1872
Births C009997 NA Misc Philly, 1872
Births C009998 NA Misc Philly, 1872
Births C009999 NA Misc Philly, 1872
Births C010000 NA Misc Philly, 1872
Births C010001 NA Misc Philly, 1872
Births C727012 NA Misc? Philly, 1874
Births C391883 Misc? Philly, 1874/5
Births C597426 NA Misc? Philly, 1875
Births C597427 NA Misc? Philly, 1875
Births C597428 NA Misc? Philly, 1875
Births C597429 NA Misc? Philly, 1875
Births C597431 NA Misc? Philly, 1875
Births C597432 NA Misc? Philly, 1875
Births C597433 NA Misc? Philly, 1875
Births C597434 NA Misc? Philly, 1875
Births C003881 NA Misc? Philly, 1879
Births C003884 NA Misc? Philly, 1879
Births C003886 NA Misc? Philly, 1879
Births C397382 NA Misc? Philly, 1883
Births C397383 NA Misc? Philly, 1883
Births C397384 NA Misc? Philly, 1883
Births C397385 NA Misc? Philly, 1883
Births C397386 NA Misc? Philly, 1883
Births C397387 NA Misc? Philly, 1883
Births C397388 NA Misc? Philly, 1883
Births C004557 NA Misc? Philly, 1886
Births C004558 NA Misc? Philly, 1886
Births C004559 NA Misc? Philly, 1886
Births C004560 NA Misc? Philly, 1886
Births C011664 NA Misc? Philly, 1888
Births C011665 NA Misc? Philly, 1888
Births C011666 NA Misc? Philly, 1888
Births C011667 NA Misc? Philly, 1888
Births C011668 NA Misc? Philly, 1888
Births C011669 NA Misc? Philly, 1888
Births C011670 NA Misc? Philly, 1888
Births C010119 NA Misc? Philly, 1889
Births C010120 NA Misc? Philly, 1889
Births C010121 NA Misc? Philly, 1889
Births C010122 NA Misc? Philly, 1889
Births C010123 NA Misc? Philly, 1889
Births C010124 NA Misc? Philly, 1889
Births C010125 NA Misc? Philly, 1889
Births C010126 NA Misc? Philly, 1889
Births I024520 NA Misc? Philly, 1890
Births I024521 NA Misc? Philly, 1890
Births I024522 NA Misc? Philly, 1890
Births I024523 NA Misc? Philly, 1890
Births I024524 NA Misc? Philly, 1890
Births I024525 NA Misc? Philly, 1890
Births I024526 NA Misc? Philly, 1890
Births C004602 NA Misc? Philly, 1890
Births C004603 NA Misc? Philly, 1890
Births C746432 NA Misc? Philly, 1891
Births C746433 NA Misc? Philly, 1892
Births C006448 NA Misc? Philly, 1891
Births C006449 NA Misc? Philly, 1892
Births C006450 NA Misc? Philly, 1892
Births C004071 NA Misc? Philly, 1892
Births C004072 NA Misc? Philly, 1892
Births C004073 NA Misc? Philly, 1892
Births C004074 NA Misc? Philly, 1893
Births C004636 NA Misc? Philly, 1893
Births C004637 NA Misc? Philly, 1893
Births C004638 NA Misc? Philly, 1893
Births C004639 NA Misc? Philly, 1893
Births C004640 NA Misc? Philly, 1893/4
Births I014766 NA Misc? Philly, 1894
Births I014689 NA Misc? Philly, 1895
Births I014691 NA Misc? Philly, 1895
Births C004380 NA Misc? Philly, 1896
Births C004381 NA Misc? Philly, 1896
Births C004382 NA Misc? Philly, 1896
Births C004383 NA Misc? Philly, 1896
Births C004384 NA Misc? Philly, 1896
Births C004385 NA Misc? Philly, 1896
Births I014978 NA Misc? Philly, 1896




Type Batch Sheet Dates
Marriages ? 1764889 1861, Returns, 1860 -- 1861, 1st-2nd quarter



-- 1861, 3rd quarter (Rev. Joseph H. Jones)
Marriages ? 1764890 1862, Returns, 1861, 3rd (Rev. John Kelly)



1861, 4th quarter



1862, 1st-4th quarter
Marriages M748732 1765018 1863-64 Returns, 1863-1864, 1st quarter (Pastor M.D. Kourtz)
Marriages M748737 1765118 1867-68 Returns, 1867, 4th quarter (T.A. Fernley)



1868, 1st-3rd quarter



1868, 4th quarter (Rev. John Kuntz)
Marriages M748739 1765120 1869-70 Returns, 1869, 4th quarter (Charles F. Schaeffer)



1870, 1st-4th quarter
Marriages M748744 1769061 1875-76 Returns, 1875, 2nd quarter (Rev. William Major)



1875, 3rd-4th quarter



1876, 1st quarter



1876, 2nd quarter (Rev. Jesse Yeakel)
Marriages M748746 1769063 1877-78
Marriages M748748 1769065 1879
Marriages M748754 1769066 1879-80
Marriages M006055 1881
Marriages M599641 0978500 1883-1885
Marriages M748761 1769294 1884
Marriages M748763 1769296 1885-6
Marriages M005290 NA Misc 1860-1870
Misc Marriages M009138 1868
Misc Marriages M009140 1870tr>






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