The National Archives - Mid-Atlantic Branch

Major Genealogical Resources

  • Federal Population Census for the entire United States, 1790-1930, with many indexes. Philadelphia enumeration district descriptions are available.
  • Naturalization petitions and declarations filed with the federal courts of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Virginia. Dates vary. Indexing available for Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.
  • Passenger lists for Baltimore, Galveston, Philadelphia, Vermont ports, and various other Atlantic and Gulf Ports. Dates vary. Indexing available for most lists.
  • Military records.
    • Revolutionary War: Compiled service records. Indexed. Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Files.
    • War of 1812: Index to compiled service records.
    • Mexican War: Compiled service records of volunteers from PA.
    • Civil War: Index to compiled service records of Union soldiers from Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Index to compiled service records of Confederate soldiers from Maryland and Virginia.
    • Spanish American War: Index to compiled service records.

Guides to the Collection

The holdings of this archive are described in Guide to Records in the National Archives-Mid Atlantic Region (SSH 016.974 Un3g), and in numerous handouts available from the Mid-Atlantic Branch. For a list of the holdings of the National Archives in Washington, D.C., see Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States, 3 vols. (AE 1.108:G 94/ - Government Publications Department at the Free Library).

Relevant Links

NARA genealogy page.

Mid-Atlantic Branch of the National Archives.

Point of Contact for More Information

National Archives, Mid-Atlantic Branch, 14700 Townsend Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19154-1096, in the Byberry East Industrial Park, call 215-606-0112 for hours.

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