Genealogy Resources

Cemetery Database
Surnames with material available

The Historical Library and Archives contain a rich collection of materials relating to three centuries of Mennonite and local history and culture in Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, Berks, Lehigh, Northampton and Philadelphia counties in eastern Pennsylvania. For genealogical queries, email library@mhep.org.

Click here to search the Online Collections Database

  • Local Mennonite and other published family histories. **See list of surnames below**
  • Genealogical File – photocopies of unpublished research work and source material filed by surname.
  • Copies of Family Bible Registers (more than 375 from the 18th to 20th centuries), as well as many originals.
    Inventory of family registers — in PDF or Excel
  •  Cemetery Database of local cemeteries. Currently 86,000 burial records from 125 cemeteries. **See reports below**
  • Transcripts of about 165 local cemeteries (Mennonite, Brethren, Lutheran, Reformed, Union, Baptist, Methodist, Episcopal, community and private).
  • Obituary Database of Mennonite, Brethren and other obituaries from local newspapers.  Over 7,000 records.
  • Subscription to Ancestry.com
  • Transcribed and translated local church records (Mennonite, Brethren, Lutheran, and Reformed – 1730s to 1950s).
  • Transcribed and translated diaries, account books, letter collections and records of local Mennonite families and ministers (1740s-1940s)
  • Local newspaper abstracts (marriages, deaths, advertisements).
  • Census records for most of Bucks and Montgomery Counties (1790-1940 on microfilm and online subscription).
  • Agricultural Census, Montgomery Co., 1850-1880.
  • Local newspapers on microfilm (Souderton and Harleysville) 1880s-1970s.
  • Indexes to wills, abstracts of wills, early tax records, eighteenth century immigration records, land records, marriage records, and other genealogical reference material.
  • Published Pennsylvania Archives Series and Colonial Records.
  • Area township and county published histories.
  • Genealogy and local history periodicals. Click here for a list.

a

Cemetery Database

The Cemetery Database at the Mennonite Heritage Center contains nearly 86,000 burial records from 125 local cemeteries (Mennonite, Brethren, Lutheran, Reformed, Union, Baptist, Methodist, Episcopal, community and private).  The reports below (in PDF format) list the records alphabetically by surname.

The database on location at the Mennonite Heritage Center can be searched by a variety of criteria.  It is compiled from cemetery transcriptions, which are available for reference at the MHC library.  For more information, call 215-256-3020 or email library@mhep.org

If you find these reports helpful, please consider a financial donation to the work of the Mennonite Heritage Center.
Click here to donate or become a member.  Thank you!

List of cemeteries in the database

Salford Mennonite Graveyard documentation by Kevin McCoach

a

Surnames with material available

Genealogical material related to the following families can be found in the holdings of the Historical Library and Archives.

Ackerman

Albright-Albrecht

Alderfer

Allebach

Anders

Anderson

Angeny

Anglemoyer

Appenzeller

Arndt

Atherholt

Bachman

Backenstoss

Baer-Bare

Barndt

Barnes-Berns

Bauer-Bower-Bowers

Bauman-Bowman

Beachy

Bealer-Bieler

Bean-Biehn

Beary-Biery

Bechtel

Beidler

Benner

Bergey

Bergstresser

Bertolet

Bingeman

Bishop

Bleam-Bliem

Bohlig-Poley

Boorse

Booz

Borneman

Bossert-Buzzard

Boyer

Brower

Brubacher-Brubaker

Buckwalter

Bull

Burkholder

Butterweck

Cassel

Clemens

Clemmer-Clymer

Cole-Kohl

Conner

Conrad

Cooper

Correll

Cramer-Kramer

Croll-Krall

Crouthamel

Culp-Kulp-Kolb

Custer

Davis

Delp

Derstine

Detweiler

Diehl

Dinstman-Tinsman

Dock

Dotterer-Detterer

Dreibelbis

Drissel

Drumbore-Trumbore

Dueck

Ebersole

Ecker-Acker

Ehrhard

Ehst

Eisenberg

Erb

Eschbach

Fabian

Felpel-Völpel

Fluck

Fly

Frankenfield

Frederick

Freed-Friedt

Fretz

Frey-Fry

Frick

Funk

Gabel

Gehman-Gahman-Gayman

Geiger

Geil

Geissinger

Geitgey

George-Yerk

Gerberich

Gerhart

Godshalk-Godshall-Gottshall

Good

Goshow

Gotwals

Grater-Greder

Graybill

Griesemer

Groff

Gross

Grubb

Gsell

Gulick

Hackman-Hockman

Hagey

Haldeman-Halteman

Hallman

Hangey

Harley

Harsh-Hirsch

Hartz

Hartzell

Heacock

Heckler

Heffner

Hendricks

Henning

Herber

Herr

Hershberger

Herstein

Hertzler-Hartzler

Hess

High-Hoch

Hipple

Hirschler

Histand-Hiestand

Hoagey

Hochstetler

Hoffman

Holsinger

Holtzhausen

Horst

Hottel

Houser-Hauser

Huber

Hunsberger

Hunsicker

Jacobs

Johnson-Jansen

Jones

Karsdorp

Kauffman

Keeler

Keller

Kempfer

Keyser

Kile

Kindig

King

Kinsey

Knipe-Kneip

Koch

Koffel

Kohl-Cole

Kolb-Kulp-Culp

Kooker

Koppes

Krall-Croll

Kramer-Cramer

Kramm

Kratz

Krause

Kreider

Krey

Krout

Krupp

Lambert

Landis-Landes

Lapp

Latshaw

Lauver

Leatherman

Lederach

Leidy

LeVan

Levering

Lichtenwalner-Lichtenwalter

Lightcap

Long

Longacre-Longenecker

Loux-Loucks

Luckens

Mack

Markley

Mann

Martin

Mason

Mast

Means

Mensch

Metz

Metzger

Meyer-Moyer-Meyers-Myers

Michener

Mininger

Moll

Munzinger

Musselman

Musser

Nace-Nase

Nash-Nesch

Newbaker

Newcomer

Nyce-Nice

Nold-Nolt

Nunemacher-Nunemaker

Oberholtzer-Overholt

OpdenGraeff-Updegrove

Oplinger

Oyer

Pawling

Pennypacker-Pannebecker

Poinsett

Poley-Bohlig

Potts

Price-Preiss

Proctor

Raudenbush

Reed

Reiff

Reiner

Reinford

Renninger

Rice

Rickert

Rile

Rieser-Reesor

Rinehart

Rittenhouse

Rohr

Roosen

Rosenberger

Roth

Rothrock

Rudy

Rush-Resch

Ruth

Sahler

Sampey

Savacool-Sabelcool

Schantz-Shantz

Schatz

Schaum

Schell

Schiedel

Schlabach

Schleiffer-Slifer

Schlosser

Schnebelli-Snavely

Schneider-Taylor

Scholl-Shull

Schrauger-Schrager

Schuler

Schwenk

Sell-Sellen

Sellers

Shaddinger

Shambach

Shelly-Schelli

Shetler

Shisler

Shoemaker-Schumacher

Showalter

Shuh

Shutt-Schott

Sidener

Smith-Schmidt

Smucker

Solliday

Souder

Spare

Stauffer-Stover

Stearly

Steckle

Steiner-Stoner

Stem-Stam

Stettler-Stadler

Stout

Strassburger

Strickler

Strohm

Strycker-Stricker

Stutzman

Supplee

Swartley

Swartz-Schwartz

Taylor-Schneider

Trauger

Trumbore-Drumbore

Troxel

Turner

Tyson

Underkoffler-Undercoffler

Unruh

Updegrove-OpdenGraeff

Urmy

Van der Slice

Van Fossen

Van Sintern

Völpel-Felpel

Von der Sloot

Wade

Walter

Wambold-Wampole

Weand

Weaver

Weinberger

Weller

Wenger-Wanger

Werstler-Werschler

Wiens

Wile-Weil

Willauer

Wireman-Weyerman

Wiseman

Wisler-Whisler

Wismer

Wistar

Witmer-Whitmer

Worman

Yerk-George

Yoder-Yothers

Yost

Young

Zavitz-Zewitz

Zetty

Ziegler

Zimmerman

Zollers

Zook-Zuck-Zug