Project: Pennsylvania

Categories: Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania Project | Pennsylvania Projects | United States Project

This project is part of the United States Project.

Welcome to the Pennsylvania Project!

The purpose of this project is to coordinate all Pennsylvania related projects and resources and combine that information into one place.

Pennsylvania Counties
Adams Allegheny Armstrong Beaver Bedford Berks Blair Bradford Bucks Butler
Cambria Cameron Carbon Centre Chester Clarion Clearfield Clinton Columbia Crawford
Cumberland Dauphin Delaware Elk Erie Fayette Forest Franklin Fulton Greene
Huntingdon Indiana Jefferson Juniata Lackawanna Lancaster Lawrence Lebanon Lehigh Luzerne
Lycoming McKean Mercer Mifflin Monroe Montgomery Montour Northampton Northumberland Perry
Philadelphia Pike Potter Schuylkill Snyder Somerset Sullivan Susquehanna Tioga Union
Venango Warren Washington Wayne Westmoreland Wyoming York


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The Leader for this project is Jim Angelo. Coordinator is Cindy Lesure.

It is not necessary that you be related to someone who lived in the state of Pennsylvania or live there yourself to join. Anyone with an interest is welcome! If you would like to participate, please do the following:

  1. Answer the United States Project G2G welcome post and you will be awarded the United States Project badge. Make sure to include the State (s) that you are interested in.
  2. Add United_States and Pennsylvania to your list of followed tags. That way you'll see all of our discussions in your G2G Feed.
  3. Please see our list of goals for a basic overview for ways you can help.

For a full list of participants, see the badge report.


The template is {{United States|sub-project=Pennsylvania}} which will give you:

... ... ... is a part of Pennsylvania history.
Join: Pennsylvania Project
Discuss: Pennsylvania

This template is for use only on profiles that are of importance to the project or need to be PPP'd (project protected) and managed by the project. They are not for every single person from Pennsylvania.

... ... ... was a Pennsylvanian.

A Pennsylvania sticker might be used in that circumstance.

Additional sticker ideas and examples can be found at Pennsylvania sticker ideas.


The overall goals of the United States Project are to create and develop profiles on WikiTree for those who lived in Pennsylvania and the other states in the union. To meet these goals:

  1. Add Pennsylvania-related profiles, checking for existing profiles to avoid duplication. If any duplicate profiles exist, request merges, starting with the oldest generation.
  2. If profiles were loaded by GEDCOM, use WikiTree Styles and Standards to clean up residue and broken links.
  3. Search out original rather than derivative documentation and add sources.
  4. Write comprehensive, well-sourced biographies.
  5. Make sure profiles of all family members are correct and documented.
  6. Profiles need to be linked to the greater WikiTree. Try to find the connection.

List of Things To Do

  1. Need space pages created and developed for Pennsylvania counties and linked to this page. Would you like to lead a county project?
  2. If you have any Pennsylvania state resources that you are willing to do lookups, please add them to the Pennsylvania Resources Page.
  3. If you live in Pennsylvania, please consider adding your name to the Pennsylvania Research Assistance page.

Ongoing List of Things to Do

  1. Cemeteries in Pennsylvania need to be photographed and the categories added to profiles on WikiTree. See the Pennsylvania Cemeteries Project
  2. Help develop the Native Americans Project with information about Pennsylvania state tribes.
  3. Work on Pennsylvania's Unconnected and Unsourced profiles.
  4. Add profiles for the men who died in World War I, serving from Pennsylvania for the Pennsylvania in the Great War project and for the Roll of Honor project.

Town and County Projects

Historic Projects

State Resources

Related Pennsylvania Categories on WikiTree

Related Projects and Pages on WikiTree

What you're working on

Please include your ID along with a basic dialog of your current involvement.

  • Steve Schmidt Pennsylvania Unsourced profiles.
  • Christine Preston Lycoming County Cemeteries, Anyone looking for information from Pine Creek and surrounding areas feel free to contact me.
  • Butch Smith Pensylvania One Place Studies and Cemeteries for lower Luzerne Co.
  • SJ Baty Integrating the Penn Project & working on sticker development.
  • Billie J Keaffaber profile upgrades various counties throughout State.
  • Lisa DeCarpio adding profiles from Genealogical and Personal History of Fayette County, Pennsylvania

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