Where have the PA Archives gone?
One of DearMYRTLE's "Little Books" is titled "Accessing the Published
Pennsylvania Archives Online," referring to the online scanned images at
iarchives.com. These have been MOVED.
The new location (also available always for free) is http://www.footnote.com
If you go there today, you'll see that the complete set isn't yet available.
Right now you can search, browse and print pages from Series 1, 8, 9 & the
Colonial Records of the Pennsylvania Archives, including:
-- Early Settlements (1664-1780)
-- Revolutionary War (1775-1789)
-- Whiskey Rebellion (1806-1810)
-- More Pennsylvania history (1664-1880)
For updates on this collection and other historical collections please visit
The published Pennsylvania Archives books are essential for documenting 17th
century ancestors and to work through your documentation on a DAR or SAR
application. (DAR= National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
SAR= Sons of the American Revolution.) These books began to be published in
1820 by Pennsylvania's Secretary of State who felt compelled to reference
the original loose papers of his government dating back to the provincial
time period and including early statehood. Since many of the original
documents have not survived, the published Pennsylvania Archives books are
considered acceptable proof for various lineage applications. (Yes, I know
this is secondary info.)
As more improved-quality images of the pages from the Pennsylvania Archives
become available online, Ol' Myrt will let you know. Eventually I'll write a
new version of the "Little Book."