Delaware County Historical Society Research Resources

Atlases

Death Related Info

PA Archives

Records copied and/or acquired by Helen M. (Webber) Imburgia

Books Deeds / Indentures PA Colonial Records Immaculate Heart of Mary RC Church
Dr. Anna Broomall Collection Directories Photographs St. Michael's RC Church
Chester F. Baker Notebooks Genealogies Tax Records EF White Funeral & Coroner Records
Birth Records Marriage Newspapers Chester School Records
Borough Township Files NJ Archives Church Records
Census Info PA Magazine of History & Biography

Atlases: Delaware County townships 1870 to 1940 and numerous maps

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Books: Reference library for genealogy, local Pennsylvania and American history

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Dr. Anna Broomall Collection: Notebooks of photos, information and news clippings of local historic places and important people (compiled 1900-1922)

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Chester F. Baker Notebooks: Indexed scrap books of history, genealogies, maps and news articles

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Birth Records: Chester Register of births 1889 to 1906 (microfilm)

Upland Borough birth list 1894-1917

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Borough Township Files: News clippings, articles, booklets, photos

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Census Information: Delaware County 1790-1920 (microfilm) (1790-1870 indexed)

Census for other PA Counties:

1790 Berks / Chester / Huntington / Mifflin / Luzeme / Dauphin / Northarnpton / Cumberland / Fayette / Westmoreland / Bucks / Lancaster;

1800 Beaver / Bedford / Bucks / Butler / Chester / Crawford / Cumberland / Fayette / Franklin;

1810 Chester/Clearfield/Crawford;

1820 Adams/Beaver/Chester/Fayette;

1850 Elk;

1880 Dauphin/Elk;

1900 Dauphin;

1920 Dauphin/Elk

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Death related information: Chester Rural Cemetery Records - 1863-1918

Church records see below

Funeral records of E. F. White - (Chester) 1887-1930

Old Mt. Zion Church Cemetery, Collingdale (was Darby) 1861-1882

Obit extracts from the Delaware County Republic 1833-1885

Obits, DCHS random collection of clippings

Mortality schedules from the census: 1850, 1860 & 1870

Social Security death benefit records (for the United States) 1937 to June 1992 (on CD-Rom)

Upland Borough death list 1894-1917

W.P.A. Grave Marker Project - information from readable stones in 1937 (some Del Co. cemeteries)

Will abstracts - Chester Co. 1714 to 1800, Delaware Co. 1789 to 1835

Wills & Administration Records INDEX to 1850: Berks Bucks/Chester/Delaware/Lehigh/Montgomery/Northampton Counties

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Deeds/Indentures: Over 3,000 catalogued

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Directories: Aston Township 1951-1994

Chester City 1879-1931, 1941, 1956, 1959

Eddystone 1889-98, 1901-12, 1917-31, 1941, 1956

Marcus Hook 193, 1956, 1959, 1941;

Media - 1883-86, 1891, 1906, 191731, 1941

Upland 1882-86, 1889-96, 1901, 1904/31/1941;

West Chester 1857-1860;

1897: Clifton Heights/Darby/Lansdowne/Sharon Hill/Wayne

1902: Clifton Heights/Darby/Lansdowne, Ridlley Park/Sharon Hill/Wayne

1914: Delaware County Farm & Business

1936: Philadelphia City Directory

1941: Parkside/Linwood/Trainer

1956: Brookhaven/Linwood/Parkside/Ridley Park/Swarthmore/Trainer

1959: Brookhaven/Nether Providence/Parkside/Rose Valley/Swarthmore/Trainer

Telephone Books: 1957, 1958, 1965, 1970 to present

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Genealogies: Bound books and files of manuscripts

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Marriage: Announcement extracts from the Delaware County Republican 1833-1885/bible records

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New Jersey Archives: First series, indexed

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Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography: (by H.S.P.) 1877 to date

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Pennsylvania Archives: First through eighth series

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Pennsylvania's Colonial Records: 17 volumes, indexed

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Photographs: Over 2,000

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Tax Records: Chester County 1715-1800 (microfilm)

This includes Delaware Co. until 9/1789

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Newspapers: Microfilm:

Chester Times/Delaware County Daily Times 7/1876 to 12/31/1970
(1970 to present available at Widener University Library)

Delaware County American (published in Media) 1855 to 1873 and 7/2/1890 to 12/30/1911

Delaware County Advocate (published in Chester) 6/5/1869 to 6/9/1938 (some gaps)

Delaware County Democrat (published in Chester) 6/27/1889 to 12/27/1912

Ridley Park News 1913-1915

Rockdale Herald (published in Aston Township) 1/2/1925 to 12/25/1964

--- short runs of various older papers on microrilm -

Bound: Morton Chronicle - Vols 1 to 33 6/1880 to 5/1911 (some gaps)

CD ROM:

The Pennsylvania Genealogical Catalogue Vol. I Chester County 1809-1870

The Pennsylvania Newspaper Record Volume II

Delaware County 1819-1870 Collection includes articles from: the Post Boy, The Upland Union, The Delaware County American, The Delaware County Democrat, and the Delaware County Republican (very few entries in early years)

List of Deaths & Marriages from the Delaware County Republican 1833 to 1885 CFB Vols. 35 & 36

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Church Records: St. John's (Concord)

Baptisms 1876 - 1934

Burials 1875 - 1927

Confirmation 1875 - 1932

Marriages 1876 - 1934

Minute Books 1724 - 1934

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St. Thomas the Apostle (Concord)

Grave site records compiled in 1996

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St. David's Episcopal Church (Radnor)

Baptisms 1719-1819, 1861-1937, 1949-1966

Burials 1861-1913

Confirmations 1861-1909, 1913-1951

Communicants 1833-1911, 1919-1951

Marriages 1861-1951

Church Wardens 1719-1819

Offerings 1861-62

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St. Martin's Church (Marcus Hook)

Cemetery records to 1937

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On Microfilm:

 

St. Paul's Episcopal (Chester)

Marriages 1704 - 1920

Baptisms 1704 - 1937

Confirmations 1832 - 1936

Cemetery 1704 - 1936

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St. Paul's P.E. (Chester)

Marriages 1704 - 1904

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South Chester Methodist Episcopal (3rd & Jeffrey)

Baptisms 3/29/1894 - 6/27/1926

Marriage 3/29/1894 - 4/3/1926

Official Members 1894 - 1896

Probationer's Record 1894 - 1926

Members in Full Connection 1881 - 1926

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Immaculate Heart R. C. (Chester)

Marriages 1873 - 1933

Baptisms 1873 - 1909

Cemetery 1887 - 1974

(See also below)

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Immanuel Baptist Church (Chester)

1881 - 1991 Membership list, Baptisms, Deaths

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Madison Street U.M. (Chester)

(mixed records - not in order)

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Plus numerous books with vital records listed

Such as Quaker Marriage Certificates, Concord Monthly Mtg. Del. Co., PA 1679-1808 by Gwen B. Bjorkman

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The following records were copied and/or acquired by Helen M. (Webber) Imgurgia
Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church
2nd & Norris Streets, Chester, PA

Copied 1984

Book I Marriages 1873 - 1909
Book II Baptisms 1873 - 1884
Book III Marriages 1908 - 1933
Book IV Cemetery c. 1887 - c. 1974

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St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church
7th & Avenue of the States, Chester, PA

Copied 1986-1987

Book I Baptisms 1841 - 1845
1845 - 1867
  Marriages 1846 - 1866
  Confirmations 1845 - 1860
Book II Baptisms 1865 - 1883
  Marriages 1867 - 1883
  Confirmations 1873 - 1879
1893 - 1920
Book III Baptisms 1884 - 1906
  Marriages 1884 - 1906

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E. F. White Funeral Home & Coroner Records
3rd & Norris Streets, Chester, PA

Copied 1988

Book I 1887 - 1890
Book II 1903
Book III 1903 - 1905
Book IV 1908 - 1910
Book V 1908 - 1913
Book VI-A 1913 - 1918
Book VI-B 1913-1916
Book VII 1913 - 1919
Book VIII 1918 - 1923
Book IX 1923 - 1925
Book X 1926 - 1929
Book XI 1930

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Chester School Records

Acquired 1988

Pupils promoted to Chester High School

Book I 1873 - 1883
Book II 1878 - 1888
Book III 1889 - 1899
Book IV 1897 - 1898
Book V 1898 - 1899
Book VI 1898 - 1907
Book VII 1908 - 1916
Book VIII 1920 - 1931 (missing 1991)

Note: Over 1,000 proof of Birth Documents, used in compliance with the Child Labor Law of 1915, births between 1930 - 1940.

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List as compiled by DCHS 2/2000

 

 

 

If you have any information and or pictures that you would like to contribute about Chester, please forward it to john@oldchesterpa.com


2001 John A. Bullock III.

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