This page is intended to help you with any research you may wish to conduct in relation to genealogy, local history, etc. Our Museum does have a variety of records including, but not limited to: land deeds, photographs, city directories, State mine report records, files on many of our historic local churches, a special records collection on Hessian families, records on Civil War veterans from the area, ship manifest records, published histories of local counties in Pennsylvania, select newspaper clippings and obituaries, local yearbooks, accounts of local massacres, and more. We encourage anyone to arrange a guided visit of our records department.
While we are working to digitize parts of our collection, we do not have any of our collection immediately available and published online. However, we encourage you to utilize these websites for research you may wish to do online, in the meantime.
For a collection of Pennsylvania Department of Mines Inspector Reports (you can often find ancestors that were injured or died as a result of mining) visit: www.OldForgeCoalMine.com/Anthracite%20Archives.html.
A very thorough overview of local Freeland history including listings, multiple categories, pictures, personal recollections, etc. This site has been a years-long project by native Chuck Tancin; to visit this page, go to: www.Andrew.cmu.edu/user/ct0u/freeland.html.
Other Great Resources
Interesting and helpful information with genealogy in Pennsylvania
The National Archives Collection (regional Philadelphia site)
The Pennsylvania Historical Society website
The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission website