Heritage Center Library
...the heart of the Heritage Center for genealogical, historical, and cultural research.
Highlights of the holdings at the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center Library include eighteenth and nineteenth century immigration records, the Pfälz emigration records from the Institut für Pfälzische Geschichte und Volkskunde in Kaiserslautern, Germany and the Germans to America Series 1840 to 1897. The collection also includes church and cemetery records, will abstracts, tax and land records of several Pennsylvania counties; local, county, family histories; Revolutionary and Civil War records; the published Pennsylvania Archives, and works regarding the culture, dialect and folklore of the Pennsylvania Dutch.
The library also houses the Pennsylvania German Society publications and the Don Yoder Folklife Collection.
Researchers are welcome during regularly scheduled hours and by appointment. Genealogists are on site Tuesday through Friday. The library is open at no charge to members of the PGCHC. There is a charge of $5 for non-members.
A member of the library staff is available to conduct research for individuals who cannot visit the library. Research Request Forms may be obtained by calling the library, writing, emailing or by clicking here for a .pdf file or an editable Word document.
Library Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Other times by appointment.
Closed on holidays.