Power Course: Pennsylvania Genealogy


  • You’re intimidated by the breadth and depth of Pennsylvania genealogy
  • You’re looking for a fresh start on your Pennsylvania family research
  • You have ancestors from Philadelphia or Pittsburgh and want tips specific to those cities

Whether your ancestor was Pennsylvania Dutch, a Quaker or a member of the First Continental Congress, this class is the answer to your Pennsylvania genealogy problems. Both newcomers to Pennsylvania and seasoned veterans will discover helpful tools, sources and strategies to find their Keystone State ancestors.

Family Tree University Power Courses are designed to give you an intense rundown on one topic. You’ll have one week to go through about two hours worth of course materials. In the time it takes to workout at the gym, you’ll give your research skills a huge boost, and come away with new tools and techniques that you can use immediately to find more ancestors.This course is self-led and does not contain any graded exercises, but instructors are available to answer any and every question you may post on the Discussion Board.


$39.99 ($35.99 for VIP)

Course Length:

7 Days

Start Date:

Register any time and receive immediate access for 7 days.


  • An overview of Pennsylvania history, review of the chronology of vital and land records, records peculiar to certain ethnic and religious groups, and top websites
  • Top records sources for Pennsylvania family research, fast facts and key resources
  • A breakdown of Pennsylvania counties, record highlights, research tips and general resources
  • Philadelphia and Pittsburgh genealogy essentials, such as the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Department


  • A one-hour video presentation on Pennsylvania genealogy records and research strategies
  • A quick-reference PDF guide explaining Pennsylvania genealogy how-tos, fast facts, key websites and resources and a timeline of Pennsylvania history
  • A in-depth PDF guide with a historical overview, record highlights, reference map with county boundaries, bibliography of state resources and directory of archives, libraries and societies—plus a breakdown of what records are available in each county and where to get them


  • This course assumes you understand the basics principles of genealogy. The first course in the First Steps series, Discover Your Family Tree, is a helpful foundation if you’ve never done genealogical research before.

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