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Greene Connections is a volunteer initiative to preserve photographs and records from Greene County, Pennsylvania history. We work with families, organizations, and repositories to digitize and document historical items for free, public access.
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Archives

Thousands of family and local history archival items such as photographs, letters, Bibles, diaries, Justice of the Peace dockets, maps, newspapers, and more have been shared by families and repositories with the Greene Connections Archives Project.

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A-Z Databases

Find the best online resources for your Greene County, Pennsylvania local and family history research. These include links to state and county repositories, regional DNA projects, and special topics related to area people, places, and events.

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Blog

The Greene Connections Blog demonstrates how mining every detail in local records can unravel family history mysteries. Intended to entertain and educate, these stories embrace all aspects of Greene County's past.

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Books

Peruse this list of local and family history publications featuring Greene County, Pennsylvania. If you cannot visit a Greene County repository to view or borrow these books, take these catalog entries to your local library and ask them to arrange an inter library loan for you. If the book has been digitized, links are included.

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Cemeteries

Geographical directory of 400+ local cemeteries organized by township with links to annotated burial records, photographs, WPA maps, etc. that have been digitized for the Greene Connections Archives Project. If the cemetery has a corresponding Billion Graves, Find a Grave, or official website those are also noted.

Courthouse

Courthouse Records

Guide to records and offices at the Greene County Courthouse, with links to digital records when available.

Military

Military

Military records and histories for Greene County, Pennsylvania soldiers from the American Revolution through World War I. Including links to local, state, and national archives.

National Archives Records

National Archives Records

Inventory of known National Archives (NARA) records related to Greene County, Pennsylvania. These include military pensions from the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Civil War, in addition to non-military records. See how you can help to get these records online.

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Resources

Guides to additional Greene County, Pennsylvania records that may be available online through digital collections or may require in-person access at local repositories. Featured topics also include educational information and research tips regarding census, DNA, maps, newspapers, and more.

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Waynesburg College Alumni

Alumni rosters for graduating classes 1852-1938. Each student is linked to profile information such as photographs, matriculation cards, school catalogs, and other biographical material that has been digitized for the Greene Connections Archives Project.

WWI Soldiers

World War I: Rain Day Boys

Between July 28-29, 1918, Greene County, Pennsylvania, lost 18 of her young men, killed or mortally wounded on a battlefield in France during WWI. Throughout the course of the war at least 60 local soldiers made the ultimate sacrifice. These are their stories.

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