Genealogical Research

The Fendrick Library houses an assortment of records of the local area dating back to the earliest period of the town’s settlement. Below is a listing of many of those records. Please click on highlighted records to view more details. If one of the listings below does not appear as a link, we encourage you to visit or contact the library to use our files and resources. The cost of research on your behalf is $20.00 per hour, plus the cost of any copies made for you.  For onsite research by you, there is a $10.00 per day charge assessed. We are a non-profit 501c(3) and your donation is tax deductible.

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  • Presbyterian Church Records
  • Upper West Conococheague Presbyterian Church Records
  • Palmer Papers Index- Records of early families living in the area of Welsh Run, PA.  The Index found here was compiled by James Houpt in 2008. 
  • Early Tax Records of the Mercersburg Area
  • Early Adoptions of Franklin County Pennsylvania
  • Cemetery Records – local cemetery burial records includes Revolutionary, Civil, WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam burials
  • Early Census Records
  • Harry Foreman Books and Index – Franklin County PA. history. 
  • Naturalization Records of Franklin County, PA.
  • Virginia Fendrick Notebooks and Index – 25 volumes of genealogical research.  
  • Fendrick Collection – early deeds, letters, land grants and correspondence relating to Mercersburg, Peters, Montgomery and Antrim townships.
  • Seth Dickey Documents – pertaining to his Civil War service, men who served with him, local land warrants and deeds.
  • Kittochtinny Historical Society Papers – an index to the Kittochtinny Historical Society Papers.
  • American Revolutionary War Soldiers of Franklin County Pennsylvania – a book edited by Mrs. Virginia Shannon Fendrick listing participants in the Revolutionary War who resided in Franklin County Pennsylvania. 
  • Family Records – An index of information concerning local families. Scanned copies of the original documents can be viewed at the library or ordered by contacting the librarian for copies at 717-328-9233, or at fendricklibrary.org.        
  • Newspapers – Copies of the Mercersburg Journal starting at 1857 to present on microfilm. The Visitor, Mercersburg, PA 1843-1845. Franklin Repository Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA 1815-1829. Franklin Republican and Chambersburg Weekly Advertiser 1828-1829. Chambersburg Correspondent 1831-1833. Chambersburg Weekly Messenger 1844-1846. Chambersburg Weekly Journal 1847-1856.
  • One Room School House Records– Bratten, Bridgeport, Brooklyn, Cave Dale, Church Hill, Cove Gap, Crider, Dickey’s, Dry Run, Ft. Loudon, Fruit Hill, Geibs Point, Gelwicks, Highland, Lemasters, Loudon, Mercersburg Independent, Marks, McClellan, Mountain Home, Mt. Parnell, Oak Hill, Oak Grove, Oak Vale, Pleasant Hill, Sink Hole, St. Thomas, Stenger Hill, Sylvan, Upton, Valley, Walker’s, Western and Williamson. Dates range between 1861-1914.
  • Mercersburg Area School Records- Cherry Hill, Claylick, Franklin, Highland, Kaisesville, Layfayette, Locust Level, Montgomery, Montpelier, Mt. Pleasant, Rock Hill, Sneckenberger and Welsh Run. Dates range between 1921-1954.
  • World War II Scrapbook Compiled for Jere Keefera jewel of historical representation lies in the Fendrick Library for public view.