Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Pennsylvania Archives Records Information Access System (ARIAS)

The Pennsylvania State Archives has quite a collection of useful information for genealogists and family historians, all on line for free access. You'll find the following collections available:

PA National Guard Veterans' Card File, 1867-1921
Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866
Mexican Border Campaign Veterans' Card File
World War I Service Medal Application Cards
Spanish American War Veterans' Card File of United States Volunteers
Revolutionary War Military Abstract Card File
Militia Officers Index Cards, 1775-1800
So, if you have ancestors from Pennsylvania, this could be a valuable tool.
Here's the link:
www.digitalarchives.state.pa.us/archive.asp

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