-The Township of Lower Macungie
-Macungie and surrounding areas
-The cities of Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton; Lehigh County and
the adjacent counties of Berks, Carbon, Monroe, Northampton, Bucks
and Schuylkill ; and more generally, Eastern Pennsylvania
The collection also contains genealogical records from local churches and cemeteries, and keep class yearbooks from neighborhood schools.
The library continues to offer patrons the ability to search databases to assist in your research efforts.
One-on-One Genealogy Help at the Library
The library offers Book-a-Librarian Genealogy sessionsfor those who are just starting out with genealogy research and for those who would like to brush up on their skills and learn more. We offer help on how to use Ancestry.com and Heritage Quest databases. Please fill out our Book-a-Librarian form to schedule an appointment.
Genealogy on the Web
Archive Library Information Center – Links to the 50 state archives and historical societies
Castle Garden – A still in-progress database of 10 million immigrants arriving through the port of New York from 1820’s to 1892 when Ellis Island opened.
CDC/National Center for Health Statistics/Where to Write for Vital Records – Free U.S. government site with links for obtaining official copies of Vital Records (birth, marriage, divorce and death records) for the 50 states and all territories of the U.S.
Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System – A searchable database of 6.3 million names of Civil War Union and Confederate servicemen with basic service data and links to regimental histories and battles.
Cyndislist – Great genealogist who has over 175,750 links to other genealogy websites indexed on her website.
Ellis Island Records – All records from 1892-1924 including name of person, age, place of origin and name of the ship.
Family Search – The LDS Church (Mormon) site has some of their records, including the International Genealogical Index (IDI).
Family Tree Search – Millions of records including state records and Native American records.
Genealogy.com– A competitor to Ancestry.com includes the only wholly indexed 1900 US Census.
JewishGen – an affiliate of the Museum of Jewish Heritage, this website “…offers thousands of databases, research tools and other resources to help those with Jewish ancestry research and find family members” –JewishGen website.
National Archives and Records Administration – US military records dating from the American Revolution and more than 85 million historical records including maps, photos, and more than 9 million WWII enlistment files.
PA-Roots – Genealogy research resources available on the internet for Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic region.
Pennsylvania State Archives – Online files of PA veterans from the American Revolution to the Spanish American War and WWI medal applications.
Pennsylvania State Vital Records – Government site for obtaining copies of official birth, marriage, divorce and death records.
U.S. Gen Web – Site for researching state and county histories, boundary changes, and pioneer settlers in each state and county.
World Gen Web – An international counterpart of US Gen Web to search regional, country and ethinic sites around the world.