Join the Chester County Archives to dig into their most popular collections and to learn how these resources can help you search your family’s history!
Wednesday, October 27th, 7:00PM
Chester County Archives
601 Westtown Rd, West Chester, PA, 19382
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Chester County was one of the three original counties formed by William Penn in 1682. Attracted by Penn’s promise of religious freedom and the abundance of fertile land, many families can trace their ancestral origins back to this area in southeastern Pennsylvania.
While the passage of time has obscured these voices and transformed the historic landscape, the records at the Chester County Archives can be used to recreate the world once inhabited by earlier generations of Chester Countians.
We will review the most popular collections at the Chester County Archives and discuss how these collections are representative of similar institutions across the Commonwealth. While the conversation will be structured around Chester County and its historic resources, it will also offer a general approach to historical and genealogical research in the broader southeastern Pennsylvania region.