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

Marriage Records

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
September 2015
Death Notice: Geo. G. DRIES

July 2015
Marriage Records from the Journal of American Ancestry Vol. 6-7
Clymer-Widner Marriage Record

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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