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Tyler Stump - Researching Ancestors in Prisons at the Pennsylvania State Archives
Pennsylvania’s prisons have a long and complicated history. From famous facilities like Eastern and Western State Penitentiaries to smaller and county jails and recently built prisons, hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians have spent time behind prison walls since the 1600s. Thankfully for researchers, all this history comes with a long paper trail, much of which can be found at the Pennsylvania State Archives in Harrisburg. Join archivist Tyler Stump and learn about what kinds of records are available in the archives, how to access these records, and see recently acquired prison records which were only just opened for research last year!

Aug 21, 2023 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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