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  • Appointment and Commission Books for Civil Officers, 1790-1973

    Images of appointments and commissions issued for civil officers. Information given is name of appointee, name of Governor or commission making the appointment, the position to more

  • Appointments File for Civil Officers, 1790-2009

    Images of gubernatorial appointments and commissions. Information usually provided is name of appointee, name of Governor or Commission making the appointment, the title of the position more

  • Basic Documents of Pennsylvania Including Proprietary Charters and Deeds, Indian Deeds, and State Constitutions, 1681-1873

    Images of the earliest surviving records of the Commonwealth including William Penn's charter from King Charles II, the earliest frames of government for the province, the more

  • Bond Records (PA), 1867-1921

    Transcripts of bonds posted by office holders with the sitting Governors as surety for their carrying out of their responsibilities. Information provided is name of person more

  • Bonds, Assignments, Contracts, Acts, Titles and Misc. Documents (PA), 1775-1949

    Bonds, assignments, contracts, acts, titles and similar types of records relating to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, General State Authority, State Highway and Bridge Authority, and State more

  • Charter Books (PA), 1812-1875

    Transcripts of Articles of Incorporation filed with the Department of State. Information provided is date of incorporation, name of corporation, location of corporation, text of the more

  • Clemency File, 1790-1873

    Images of primarily petitions for clemency addressed to the President of the Supreme Executive Council, the Governor, or the Board of Pardons and pardon proclamations issued more

  • Commission Books (PA), 1775-1842

    Records of commissions issued for associate county judges, prothonotaries, registers and recorders, sheriffs, coroners, notaries public, deputy surveyors, justices of the peace and clerks of the more

  • Commission Books for Justices of the Peace and Aldermen, 1863-1969

    Records of names of persons commissioned as justices of the peace and aldermen. Information given is county, name of community, name of person commissioned, office for more

  • Commission Books, Miscellaneous (PA), 1912-1937

    Record of Executive Commissions granted by Governors to fill various public offices across the state. Information given is name of person commissioned, position to which commissioned, more

  • Commission Register for Mothers’ Fund and Old Age Assistance Boards (PA) 1913-37

    Record of names of persons commissioned to boards in local communities to administer the Mothers Fund and Old Age Assistance Fund. Information given is name and more

  • Communist Party (PA) Nomination Petitions for Philadelphia County, 1940, 1946

    Petitions for nomination of Communist Party candidates for state and federal political office and as presidential electors. Information given is name of candidate, occupation, place of more

  • Communist Party (PA) Nomination Petitions, 1938, 1940

    Nomination petitions and accompanying affidavits in support of nominations of communist party candidates for election to state offices. Information given includes date of petition, names of more

  • County and State (PA) Appointments 1836-1940

    Records of names of persons appointed to state and county offices. Information given is name of person appointed to office, office to which appointed, and date more

  • County Election Returns for Federal, State and Local Offices, 1790-1850

    Images of certified returns for election of candidates to federal, state, and local offices. Information given is date of election, name of each candidate, the total more

  • Death Warrants File, 1795-1873

    Images of death warrants signed by the Governor. Information given is condemned prisoners name, nature of the crime, location of trial, and execution date. In most more

  • Election Result for Presidential Primary and Constitutional Amendments (PA) 1968

    Vote tallies of votes cast by electorate in presidential primary election on April 23, 1968 on proposals for constitutional amendments. Information given is the numbers of more

  • Exam Scores for (PA) Drugless Therapists, Chiropodists, and Physiotherapists, 1914-1944

    This collection contains summary of examinations given by the Bureau of Medical Education and Licensure to be a certified medical practitioner in Pennsylvania. Information includes: place more

  • Exam Scores for (PA) Medical Doctors, 1894-1927

    This collection contains summary of examinations given by the Bureau of Medical Education and Licensure to be a certified medical practitioner in Pennsylvania. Information includes: place more

  • Exam Scores for (PA) Registered Pharmacists, 1963-1978

    This collection contains summary of examinations given by the Bureau of Medical Education and Licensure to be a certified medical practitioner in Pennsylvania. Information includes: place more

  • Executive Correspondence, 1790-1969

    Images of executive correspondence of the governors of Pennsylvania maintained by the Secretary of the Commonwealth. Subject matter is wide ranging and covers all aspects of more

  • Extradition Requisition Books (PA), 1856-1867, 1874-1891, 1900-1958

    This collection contains record of requisitions sent by the Governor of Pennsylvania to the Governors of other states for the extradition of persons indicted of committing more

  • Extradition Warrant Books (PA) 1867-1964

    This collection contains warrants issued by Governor of Pennsylvania to judges, justices of the peace, or aldermen for the delivery of prisoners requisitioned for extradition by more

  • Governor’s Minutes (PA) 1838-1959

    This collection contains daily record of business conducted by the governors office concerns the issuing of appointments and commissions of office, general gubernatorial proclamations, pardons for more

  • Governor’s Proclamations (PA) 1930-1956

    This collection contains proclamations issued by Pennsylvania Governors. Records are arranged chronologically by date of proclamation. The Department of State is headed by the Secretary of more

  • Index (PA) of Licensed Practitioners of Medicine, 1894-1981

    This collection contains index to physicians licensed to practice medicine in Pennsylvania. Information given is name of physician, date licensed, license number, school of medicine where more

  • Indian Deed Book, 1815

    Images of a record book containing the transcripts of royal charters and Indian deeds. The Indian deed entries give the date, the names of the Indian more

  • Industrial and Railroad Police Registers (PA) 1889-1912

    Registers of policemen hired to protect private industrial plants and railroad facilities. Information provided is name of company served, name and place of residence of policeman, more

  • Internal Improvements File, 1790-1902

    Images of records relating to the construction of bridges, canals, river improvements, roads and turnpikes, public buildings and their grounds. Records cover the following date spans more

  • Letter Books and Rough Copies, 1790-1861

    Images of letter books and rough copies of executive correspondence sent either by the Governor or his Secretary. Information given is date of correspondence, name of more

  • Letters Patent (PA), 1814-1874, 1902-1927

    This collection contains letters patent granted by the Governor for the creation of private corporations. Information given is the date letter patent was granted, name of more

  • Licenses (PA) Issued on Licenses from Other States, 1963-1972

    This collection contains register of licenses issued by the State Board of Medical Education and Licensure on the basis of the applicant having already been accepted more

  • Listing of (PA) Licensed Drugless Therapists, 1914-1951

    This collection contains list of drugless therapists licensed to practice in Pennsylvania. The ledger contains official number, name of practitioner, post office address, county of residence, more

  • Military Commission Books Card Index, 1800-1860

    Images of the Index to Military Commission Books, 1800-1944 (series 26.65) for the period through 1861. The index gives the names of officers commissioned in both more

  • Military Commission Books, 1800-1944

    Images of military commissions issued for officers. Information given is name, county of residence, rank, date of taking rank, military unit, regiment, company, and date of more

  • Miscellaneous Card Files, 1927-1981

    Images of registration cards listing expired trademarks for businesses, logos for fraternal orders, labels for unions, and a bottle index. These show name and address of more

  • Notary Public (PA) Commission Registers, 1893-1945

    Registers of commissions issued for Notaries Public. Information given is name of person commissioned, place commissioned, address of office, date commissioned, date from which commission was more

  • Notary Public (PA) Termination Card Index, 1945-1964

    Card index of Notaries Public commissioned to serve in local communities across Pennsylvania. Information given is name of person commissioned, name of county, office address, date more

  • Opinions of the Attorney General (PA) 1874-1927

    Legal opinions sent to the Governor by the Attorney General concerning such topics as the charter or re-charter of corporations, issuance of letters patent, and issuance more

  • Pardon Books, 1791-1877

    Images of pardons granted to persons convicted of crimes. Information generally provided is a brief case history, date of pardon, and the amount and date of more

  • Record of (PA) Dental Licenses, 1965-1973

    This collection contains recorded copies of dental licenses issued by the State Dental Council and Examining Board. Information given is name of dentist, date license was more

  • Record of (PA) Medical Licenses, 1964-1971

    This collection contains copies of medical licenses issued by the State Board of Medical Education and Licensure. Information given is name of physician, date licensed, license more

  • Record of Arms Contracts, 1797-1815

    Images of a record book of articles of agreement made by Governor Thomas Mifflin with various private armament suppliers under the terms of the Act to more

  • Recorder of Deeds Accounts (PA) 1947-1964

    Account record for fees collected by county Recorders of Deeds for the Department of State. Information given is name of recorder collecting fee, name of county, more

  • Records of Applications and Licenses Issued to (PA) Chiropodists, 1974-1982

    This collection contains register of applications submitted to, and licenses issued by, the State Board of Chiropody Examiners. Information given is name and address of applicant, more

  • Registration Figures (PA) 1950, 1960, 1964, 1966-1972

    Tables providing breakdowns by age and gender of party registration of certified voters in each county. Information provided is the number of male and female voters more

  • Selective Sales and Use Tax Tentative Regulations from (PA) Revenue Dept., 1956

    Text of the tentative regulations issued by the Department of Revenue on July 16, 1956 pursuant to Section 580 of the Selective Sales and Use Tax more

  • Ships Lists of German Passengers, 1727-1808

    Images of official records of the arrival of foreign passengers at the port of Philadelphia that were required to be kept by captains of ships importing more

  • State and Federal Election Returns, 1963-2014

    Images of returns for primary and general elections certified by the county boards of elections. Information provided is name of county, election date, certification date, date more

  • Supreme, Superior, Common Pleas, and Orphans Courts Judge (PA) Commission Registers, 1893-1942, 1930-1956

    This collection contains date from which term was computed, and the date commission ended. Records are indexed by court and arranged thereunder by district number. The more

  • Volunteer Police Registers (PA) 1941-1946

    Register of the names of policemen commissioned to protect private industrial firms and railroad facilities. Information provided is name and address of the company served, commission more