Welcome to Berks County, Pennsylvania
History and Genealogy

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If you have the desire to help transcribe genealogical data and place it online for the free use of all researchers, contact Nancy to become a host. Volunteer Information is available here.

This County currently does not have a host. This means that there is no one available to help answer your questions about this county's history or to help you with your family's genealogy within this county. WE REGRET THAT WE ARE UNABLE TO DO PERSONAL RESEARCH FOR YOU.

Berks County Data Online



Births & Baptisms


Church Histories


Census' & Tax Lists


Cemetery Listings


County History




Family Histories


Events and Disasters


Historical Societies


Marriage Announcements


Marriage Licenses


Korean War Casualties
Vietnam War
Civil War: PA Volunteers, Vol. 1
1883 Pensioners - transcribed by Jennifer Baldwin



Miscellaneous News Paper Articles From the Past
  Execution of Susannah Cox


Obituaries and Death Notices


Revolutionary War Soldiers in Berks County Hospitals


Towns and Townships with Their Histories


Wills & Estate Notices


Recent Updates
November 2014:
News: Adolph Hatzfield Convicted of Murder, George Wilson Convicted of Mail Robbery
Obits: Frederick Smith, William Rosenthal
Marriage Notice: Atherton-Spears
September 2014: Disasters: Rhoads Opera House Fire - transcribed by Sheila Pitts Massie
May 2014: Bio: Samuel Fix - transcribed by Kim Mohler
March 2014: Biographies: WILLIAM J. MOYER, MUHLENBERG, Frederick Augustus, MUHLENBERG, Henry Augustus, NAGLE, James - Transcribed by Richard Ramos
September 2013: 1883 Pensioners - transcribed by Jennifer Baldwin
August 2013: News: 1868 Sales of Real Estate, The Officers for Berks County 1868 - Transcribed by Vicki Hartman; Death Notice - Jacob Jennings
June 2013: Obit: ADDAMS, JUDGE WM. - Transcribed by Kim Mohler; News: Luis Kills Father then Commits Suicide
April 2013: 1400 names of Berks County volunteers from "History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865 Volume I" By Samuel P Bates (1827-1902), submitted by Tammy Clark; 1767 tax list: 385 names from Longswamp, Oley and Maxatawny townships:


Surrounding Counties

Schuykill County (north)

Montgomery County (southeast)

Lancaster County (southwest)

Lehigh County (northeast)

Chester County (south)

Lebanon County (west)

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