New Document Display Features Stories of Overlooked Philadelphians

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New Document Display Features Stories of Overlooked Philadelphians

Monday, March 21, 2016

Beginning in 2015, HSP’s Digital Services staff have created several new databases for genealogists and family historians, making previously-inaccessible information available online for researchers. Called Encounters, this new digital resource is available to on-site researchers in HSP's Library, with remote access a benefit of membership to HSP.

The display highlights collection materials featured in Encounters, including items from the: 

  • Oliver H. Bair Company Records (1920-1980)
  • Pennsylvania, Revolutionary War Battalions and Militia Index (1775-1783)
  • Philadelphia Home for Infants collection
  • Philadelphia Job Placement Office collection
  • The Home Missionary Society collection
  • Genealogical Scrapbooks & Research Folders (1607-1958)