About The PAGenWeb Project

PAGenWeb Policy

The PAGenWeb Project was created in 1996 by Gary Steiner is association with the USGenWeb Project in an effort to answer the ever growing needs of genealogists who were trying to research their ancestors in Pennsylvania. The goal of the PAGenWeb Project is to have every county in Pennsylvania represented by an online website and hosted by researchers who either live in their county or who are familiar with their county's resources. The PAGenWeb Project is a not-for-profit volunteer genealogical organization dedicated to the free access of genealogical information by anyone in the world.

The PAGenWeb Project has been online since early 1996.  Since that time, the project has remained faithful to the goals and mission of the PAGenWeb Project and continues today to provide FREE resource and reference information to researchers of the state of Pennsylvania.

Our Philosophy

The PAGenWeb Project is committed to providing FREE access to resource and reference information for Pennsylvania.  Our dedicated group of volunteers (some local and some throughout the United States) are active in Pennsylvania research - each hosting a county that they have a research interest in. We pride ourselves on being "available" and being "friendly" -- offering helpful advice to new researchers.  We are a non-commercial entity. We do not provide research for a fee nor do we recommend professional genealogists for hire. We do not engage in research for others -- although some of our volunteers do offer to do lookups, at their convenience. Our goal is to provide the "essential elements" that new researchers need. Among those are quality informational pages, pertinent addresses, county maps, query and surname resources, and friendly email lists.

Leadership Team

The PAGenWeb Project would not be possible without a team of volunteers to help manage and coordinate it.  Our current Leadership Team is composed of:

Nancy Janyszeski - State Coordinator

Elllis Michaels - Thank you.

Mary Ann Lubinsky - Assistant State Coordinator for the Eastern Counties

Past State Coordinator:  with special thanks to Joe patterson

We Need You

If you are new to Pennsylvania research or are a seasoned professional, we need your time and talents to better this project.  We need transcribers and friends of the project who are willing to donate resources so that we can build our online archives and offer free data to other researchers.