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Philadelphia Congregations Early Records Project


Six Philadelphia congregations and three collecting institutions have formed a collaboration to scan and make available online the historic records of eleven of Philadelphia’s oldest congregations. These include vestry minutes; registers documenting births, baptisms, marriages and burials, pew rents, sermons from the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas, Christ Church, Congregation Mikveh Israel, First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, Gloria Dei Church, Second Presbyterian Church, St. George’s United Methodist Church, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, and Third Presbyterian Church. This project is supported by a Digitizing Hidden Collections grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). The grant program is made possible by funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Collections in this Collection (28)