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. Following is a listing of many of those records. 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.

  • 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        
  • 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.
  • World War II Scrapbook Compiled for Jere Keefera jewel of historical representation lies in the Fendrick Library for public view.