This guide provides resources and strategies for discovering the women in local history and family trees. Female ancestors from Greene County, Pennsylvania are featured in the guide's video presentation. Surnames in the case studies include: Bell, Bowlby, Boyd, Burbridge, Daugherty, Davis, Garber, Grinage, Grove, Hertzog, Hunnell, Kent, Lazear, Mariner, McDonald, Meek, Miller, Moore, Myers, Pyle, Rogers, Spragg, Staggers, Stephenson, Taylor, Titus, Wade, Wood, Workman, Worley.
Transcriptions by Jim Fordyce. | Transcriptions of original records archived at the Greene County Courthouse and the Cornerstone Genealogical Society Library in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania. Included are indexes of births, deaths, marriages, newspaper obituaries, estates, wills, and more.
This guide identifies key print and online resources for pursuing family history, as well as state, county, and municipal historical research. It includes a breakdown of Pennsylvania County Courthouse offices and the records that they keep. The guide also specifies the years that vital records were kept at the county vs. state levels and provides links for access.
Pennsylvania Residents: If you are a Pennsylvania resident, you can enjoy FREE access to records digitized via the partnership between the Pennsylvania State Archives and Ancestry.com. This access requires a FREE Ancestry.com Pennsylvania account. To begin, visit Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, enter your zip code in the form at the bottom of the page, and follow the subsequent link to the Ancestry.com Pennsylvania search page.
The FamilySearch Pennsylvania Wiki includes statewide research strategies and resources, as well as links to separate wikis for each of its 67 counties. FamilySearch is digitizing microfilmed county courthouse records, including early Greene County Deed books, Marriage licenses, Orphans' Court dockets, Will books, and more. However, not all records have been indexed yet, so search engine results for specific names will NOT show you the full range of FamilySearch records that are actually available online. You must browse the FamilySearch catalog listings for each county to view the full set of records available. The vast amount of accessible original records is well worth your time to explore.