EXCEPT for THOSE RECORD GROUPS LISTED BELOW, due to the move of our holdings to off-site storage, we are currently unable to provide access to any other original (text) records.
In cases where the records are needed to prove rights or benefits (e.g. SSDI, USCIS hearing, Medicare) please call 215-606-0112 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As record groups become available, we will update our website and our Facebook page with that information.
AS OF 6/10/13, AVAILABLE RECORD GROUPS INCLUDE:
U.S. Housing Corporation (RG 3)
U.S. Food Administration (RG 4)
U.S. Grain Corporation (RG 5)
Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine (RG 7)
National Recovery Administration (RG 9)
Office of Education (RG 12)
Veterans Affairs (RG 15)
Office of the Secretary of Agriculture (RG 16)
Office of Animal Husbandry (RG 17)
Bureau of Ships (RG 18)
District Courts of the United States (RG 21) Naturalizations and Dockets ONLY
U.S. Fish and Wildlife (RG 22)
Bureau of Naval Personnel (RG 24)
National Labor Relations Board (RG 25)
Weather Bureau (RG 27)
Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (RG 52)
Bureau of Yards and Docks (71)
Immigration and Naturalization Service (RG 85) Includes Chinese Exclusion Act Case Files
Food and Drug Administration (RG 88)
Provost Marshal Generalís Bureau, Civil War era (RG 110)
Department of Labor (RG 174)
Researchers intending to use any of the above-listed records must have a confirmed appointment. Please call or e-mail at least FIVE (5) BUSINESS days before your intended research visit, so we can retrieve your records from off-site storage.
Currently we are open without appointment to patrons who wish to use microfilm and public computers.
Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 A.M. to 4:45 P.M. and the Second Saturday of each month, 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. We are closed Sundays and Federal holidays.
Genealogy Open Houses
Join us for our Friday Genealogy Open Houses held at the National Archives at Philadelphia in center city Philadelphia, usually on the first Friday of each month. Meet other genealogists and National Archives staff for discussions about genealogy. 12 noon to 2:00 p.m.
Don't forget to check out our Genealogy Workshops each month.
Exhibit: Allegheny Arsenal Explosion
View our online exhibit, Allegheny Arsenal Explosion and the Creation of Public Memory.
Exhibit: Documented Rights Part II
The National Archives at Philadelphia opens Documented Rights, part 2, a traveling exhibition in May, 2012. The exhibit features a sampling of documents from all regions of the National Archives. These documents give voice to our national struggle for personal rights and freedoms. The exhibit will be on display through May, 2013.