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Genealogy Library

The FCHS-K Genealogy Library is located on the second floor of the Old Jail in Chambersburg, PA. Researchers are welcome to visit during open hours, or research requests can be made using the instructions below.

Visit the Library

Members of FCHS-K have access to the extensive resources at the genealogy library without charge.

Non-members may use the research facilities at the Old Jail for a nominal fee of $5.00 a day. Librarians are available to assist you. (Please note the library is upstairs without an elevator.)​


Check the indexes of some available resources in the FCHS-K library.


Online Resources Available to Members:


Members can access the following from the comfort of their home through the members only page

-Cemetery Locators and indexes by township/borough

-Chambersburg Graduates prior to 1915

-Old Jail prisoner lists

-Crossed Keys Newsletters

-Free access to Franklin Co newspapers (late 1700s-today) via


Click here for a list of Franklin County newspapers free with your membership!

Research Library
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Resources in Our Library
Franklin Co. First Families
Family Files
Local history files & Books
Military references
PA Counties referenecs
Chambersburg, and local yearbooks
Maps, atlases
Free access to,
Church & Family Bible records
Surname published books and collections
Fendrick Papers
Palmer Papers
Foreman Papers

First Families in Cumberland Co prior to 1784
Franklin Co Cemetery Surnames index
Society journals (Kittochtinny Papers)
Society newsletters
Local nonfiction books
John Brown books


Phone: 717-264-1667

175 E King Street

Chambersburg, PA 17201

Genealogy Library Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM

Old Jail & John Brown House Museum Tours:

Tuesday-Saturday 10 AM - 3 PM

John Brown House tours check in at the Old Jail

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