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From the city's first elderly care organization to foreign-born soldiers serving in the "War to End All Wars," discover hidden stories from Philadelphia's 300-plus-year history this spring with HSP.

Mon, 2017-01-09 12:50

PHILADELPHIA, PA - HSP's Education team, in partnership with Lynn University's Robert P.

Tue, 2017-01-03 16:53

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) is pleased to announce the addition of two new databases to its HSP Encounters system: the Russian Brotherhood insurance claim records (1900-1953), and the Philadelphia public school records (1835-1907), the first of a twelve-volume set.

Mon, 2016-12-12 13:12


Below is a sampling of some of the new genealogical and family history books recently added to HSP's Library. Check them out on your next visit, or click the links for further information via HSP's online catalog, Discover.

Mon, 2016-12-05 16:35

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) and The Library Company of Philadelphia (LCP) jointly award approximately 25 one-month fellowships for research in residence in either or both collections during each academic year.

Fri, 2016-12-02 15:45

PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) and the Greater Philadelphia Area Chapter, Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) are pleased to announce the opening of registration on December 1, 2016, for the weeklong course, Researching Family in Pennsylvania.

Wed, 2016-11-30 23:00

On Giving Tuesday (November 29), consider supporting the Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphiaa civic project dedicated to increasing understanding of one of America’s greatest cities.

Tue, 2016-11-22 15:56

In the run-up to this year's holiday season, Lee Arnold, HSP's Senior Director of the Library & Collections and Chief Operating Officer, spoke with Kids Corner's Kathy O'Connell about discussing family history around the Thanksgiving table, as well as with

Mon, 2016-11-21 12:24

PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) is proud to announce the latest version of its online catalog Discover, featuring the addition of 63,640 new entries from the Philadelphia Record newspaper.

Wed, 2016-11-16 10:56

PHILADELPHIA, PA - The October 2016 issue of the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography (PMHB), "Immigration and Ethnicity in Pennsylvania History," has now been published.

Fri, 2016-10-28 10:59