Pa. Archives Go Online

Pa. Archives Go Online

Citizens of Pennsylvania, researchers and other history buffs around the world can now access Pennsylvania historical records online.

The Archives Records Information Access System will give access to the resources of the Pennsylvania State Archives from users' homes or local libraries.

The system offers about 200,000 images relating to the participation of Pennsylvanians in the Revolutionary War, Spanish-American War and World War I. More than 300,000 Civil War and Mexican War service card images also are being loaded onto the system, according to the commission.

Eventually, millions of digitized records ? ranging from 19th-century county birth, death and marriage dockets to collections of photographs illustrating every aspect of the Pennsylvania experience will be added, the commission said.

The records can be accessed through the state's Web site, http://www.state.pa.us, or directly from the commission's site at http://www.phmc.state.pa.us.

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