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425 Lombard Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

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Request a transcript

If you need to request your Transcript, please complete this form (PDF). Once completed, scan and email it to, fax it to (215) 627-0115, or send it by postal mail to:
Presbyterian Historical Society
425 Lombard Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19147.

Marriage or baptism record

Are you looking for a marriage or baptism record for a living individual? This form (PDF) provides details about how we can help you get that information.

Biographical sketch request

We can provide limited biographical information on some, but not all, Presbyterian ministers and missionaries. Use this form (PDF) to begin your biographical sketch request.

Microfilm records

We assist congregations with preserving their important church records. Do you want to microfilm church records (PDF)? Or do you want to digitize your microfilmed records (PDF)?

Don’t forget Presbyterian Heritage Sunday is May 26, 2013.


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News & Statements

  • Historian and theologian tapped to lead Presbyterian Historical Society

    March 4, 2015

    [한국어]The Reverend Beth Hessel has been named the new executive director of the Presbyterian Historical Society (PHS) and director for church records and history for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

    “Beth Hessel brings a wonderful combination of a historian and a theologian,” said the Reverend Gradye Parsons, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the PC(USA). “She has an engaging enthusiasm that helps people hear what God has done in our past and what God is calling us to in our future.”

    Hessel will be responsible for all operations and programs of the Presbyterian Historical Society, which is based in Philadelphia and tasked with collecting, preserving, interpreting, and sharing the story of American Presbyterianism with mid councils, congregations, and individuals. PHS functions within the PC(USA)’s Office of the General Assembly, led by the Stated Clerk.

  • Presbyterian Historical Society offers new digitization services

    • February 12, 2015
    • Fred Tangeman

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The national archives for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. PHS is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 until 4:30 to answer your questions about the Society’s holdings and preserving important church documents.

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