Doing your own research?​

 

In addition to the collections and information available through the Quakertown Historical Society's archives, you may want to check out these other wonderful organizations....

Mercer Museum Library

The Mercer Museum (Spruance) Library is the major research center for local and family history related to Bucks County and the surrounding region. With its roots in the founding of the Bucks County Historical Society in 1880, the Library houses over 20,000 books, periodicals and pamphlets, 2500 feet of county archives, over 800 manuscript collections, over 12,000 images, and maps and other records.

 

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Historical Society of Pennsylvania

The society is one of the largest family history libraries in the nation, has preeminent printed collections on Pennsylvania and regional history, and offers superb manuscript collections renowned for their strength in 17th-, 18th-, and 19th-century history.

 

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David Library of the American Revolution

A specialized research library dedicated to the study of American history circa 1750 to 1800.  Open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, admission free. The David Library is a non-profit educational institution. Its mission is the collection and dissemination of information on this early period of American history, and the support of related educational programs and scholarly research.

 

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Geneological Society of Pennsylvania

Concentrating primarily in Pennsylvania and its adjoining states, but also including immigration into and out of Pennsylvania, the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania has research materials available to members through the Genealogical Collection at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP), accumulated by GSP and HSP and maintained in HSP's Library. Included are wills, deeds, census and tax lists, church registers, funeral, cemetery, and family Bible records, family papers and correspondence, as well as published genealogies, town and county histories, and periodicals.

 

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Heritage Conservancy

Based in Doylestown, PA, and serving Bucks and Montgomery counties, Heritage Conservancy is committed to being the region’s premier, nationally accredited conservator. A community based organization dedicated to the preservation and protection of significant open spaces, natural resources, and our historic heritage.

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Based in Doylestown, PA, and serving Bucks and Montgomery counties, Heritage Conservancy is committed to being the region’s premier, nationally accredited conservator. A community based organization dedicated to the preservation and protection of significant open spaces, natural resources, and our historic heritage.

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Richland Library Company

Founded in 1788 and located at 44 S. Main Street, the Richland Library Co. became the Commonwealth's first non-profit corporation in 1795. It is the third oldest library in Bucks County and seventh oldest in Pennsylvania. Today the Richland Library Company is no longer a lending library, but rather a respected research facility for preserving items of local history and culture, while maintaining these items to promote and facilitate genealogical and historical research.

 

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Richland Historical
Society

The Richland Historical Society was organized in 1958 by a group of  former teachers to preserve the Shelly One-Room School.  One-room schoolhouses had become obsolete when Pennsylvania began consolidating the school systems.
 

 

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Place Names in Bucks County

Alphabetically arranged names of places in Bucks County, a reference book published by the Bucks County Historical Society

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