Hard to find but free places where you can research genealogy on line, without having to pay. Your comments and feedback are welcome to any post. If you find dead links, please let me know so I can update or remove links that are no longer valid.

About me: Jerry E. Reed
First and foremost, I am a seasoned voice talent and media/public relations specialist with many other interests. I have been helping businesses with their narrations, presentations, commercials, and more all of my adult life.
For more information about Jerry Reed - Voice Talent visit:

I am also a genealogist, a
n avid photographer, and artisan bread baker.
My genealogy interest began before personal computers were a family "must have." Personal genealogy computer research has blossomed in the past 15 years. It wasn't long before someone decided that they could charge for information that should be free and in the public domain. I have always been frustrated by that. Now, thousands and thousands of pages of useful facts are coming on line daily in free-to-access digital archives located all over the world. So, I'm constantly searching for new sources of free on line material. Blog updates follow this section and all links are added to the master list below the new posts.
Updates are posted when
I discover another new source or when something I have already reviewed gets a major update.
Have fun and enjoy.
Note: if you find a link no longer works, please let me know so I can research and update it.

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:

No comments: