Chester Genealogy (in Delaware County, PA)

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Chester Birth Records

Birth records, 1889-1906 Family History Library

Chester Cemetery Records

Burials in St Pauls Church, Chester, Pennsylvania Ancestors At Rest

Carter Cemetery Find a Grave

Chester Friends Cemetery Find a Grave

Chester Rural Cemetery Find a Grave

Chester Rural Cemetery US Gen Web Archives

Chester Rural Cemetery on Upland Ave. register, 1863-1918 Family History Library

Copy of register; baptisms, marriages, burials, Saint Paul's Church at Chester on Delaware from date of organization of parish, April 18, 1704 to April 18, 1903 : to which is added a Woman's List of marriages for convenient reference Family History Library

Friends Burial Ground US Gen Web Archives

Green Lawn Cemetery Find a Grave

Haven Memorial Cemetery US Gen Web Archives

Haven Memorial Cemetery Find a Grave

Saint Paul's Burying Ground Find a Grave

St. Michael's Cemetery US Gen Web Archives

St. Paul's Graveyard US Gen Web Archives

St. Thomas the Apostle Cemetery US Gen Web Archives

Chester Census Records

Census of Chester Township 1790 US Gen Web Archives

Federal Census Chester City Middle Ward (ED 4, page 108-128) 1860 US Gen Web Archives

Federal Census Chester City Middle Ward / Chester City South Ward (ED 4, page 129-149) 1860 US Gen Web Archives

Federal Census Chester City North Ward (ED 4, page 65-85) 1860 US Gen Web Archives

Federal Census Chester City North Ward / Chester City Middle Ward (ED 4, page 86-107) 1860 US Gen Web Archives

Federal Census Chester City South Ward (ED 4, page 150-168) 1860 US Gen Web Archives

Federal Census Chester Township (ED 4, page 1-21) 1860 US Gen Web Archives

Federal Census Chester Township (ED 4, page 22-42) 1860 US Gen Web Archives

Federal Census Chester Township / Chester City North Ward (ED 4, page 43-64) 1860 US Gen Web Archives

Chester Church Records

Bethany Presbyterian Church, minutes of Session 1866-1898; Board of Trustees, 1866-1898 Family History Library

Church records, 1704-1969 [St. Paul's Episcopal] Family History Library

Church records, 1849-1937 [Madison Street Methodist] Family History Library

Church records, 1853-1900 (Presbyterian Church (Chester, Pennsylvania)) Family History Library

Church records, 1866-1913 (Second Presbyterian Church (Chester, Pennsylvania)) Family History Library

Church records, 1889-1936 (Providence Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church (Chester, Pennsylvania)) Family History Library

Copy of register; baptisms, marriages, burials, Saint Paul's Church at Chester on Delaware from date of organization of parish, April 18, 1704 to April 18, 1903 : to which is added a Woman's List of marriages for convenient reference Family History Library

Early church records of Delaware County, Pennsylvania Family History Library

Fiftieth anniversary of the Chester City (Second) Presbyterian Church, Chester, Penna., February 15, 1866-February 15, 1916 Family History Library

Historical Sketch of Crozer Theological Seminary : Souvenir of the Thirtieth Anniversary of the Foundation of the Seminary Ancestry

Marriage record of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Chester, 1704-1733 Family History Library

Marriage record of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Chester, 1704-1753 Family History Library

Reminiscence, gleanings & thoughts, [nos. 1 & 2] Genealogy Gophers

Souvenir of the Third Presbyterian Church ... 1872-1896 Family History Library

Souvenir of the Third Presbyterian Church of Chester, Pa., 1872-1896 Ancestry

The Two-Hundredth Anniversary of "St. Paul's, On Delaware," 1703-1903 Ancestry

The story of St. Paul's on Delaware, 1703-1903 Family History Library

The two-hundredth anniversary of Saint Paul's, on Delaware, 1703-1903 Family History Library

Twentieth Anniversary exercises of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Chester, Pa., February 16 to 19, 1919 Ancestry

Twentieth anniversary exercises of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Chester, Pa., February 16 to 19, 1919 : with a history of the church from its beginning as a mission Family History Library

Chester Death Records

Chester Spirit - Community Spirit 11/17/2010 - 08/27/2014 Genealogy Bank

Town Talk [Western Delaware County Edition] 3/28/2007 - 1/7/2009 Genealogy Bank

Chester City Directories

Boyd's directory of Lancaster, Columbia, Chester and West Chester, 1874-75 : to which is added a business directory of the principal places in Lancaster, Chester and Delaware counties Family History Library

Chester (Pennsylvania) city directories Family History Library

Chester (Pennsylvania) city directories - 1902/03 Genealogy Gophers

Chester City Directory, 1882-83 Ancestry

Chester City Directory, 1883-84 Ancestry

Chester City Directory, 1885-86 Ancestry

Chester City Directory, 1887-88 Ancestry

Chester City Directory, 1889-90 Ancestry

Chester City Directory, 1891-92 Ancestry

Chester City, Pennsylvania Directory, 1888-89 Ancestry

Chester Directory for 1872-73 Ancestry

Chester and Delaware Co. directory for 1869-70 Ancestry

Chester and Delaware Co. directory, for 1869-70 : containing the names of the inhabitants, together with a town business directory Family History Library

Chester city directory, 1882-83 : including the boroughs of South Chester and Upland, containing a general directory of the citizens, a partnership directory, a street directory, a condensed history of Chester, a record of the city and borough governments, their institutions, societies, corporations, etc. Family History Library

Chester city directory, 1883-84 : including the boroughs of South Chester, North Chester, Upland, Media, and the village of Eddystone, containing a general directory of the citizens, a partnership directory, a street directory, a record of the city and borough governments, their institutions, corporations, societies, etc. Family History Library

Chester city directory, 1885-86 : including the boroughs of South Chester, North Chester, Upland and Media, containing a general directory of the citizens, a partnership directory, a street directory, a record of the city and borough governments, their institutions, corporations, societies, etc. Family History Library

Chester city directory, 1887-88 : consolidated with the boroughs of North and South Chester, and including the borough of Upland, and village of Eddystone, containing a general directory of the citizens, a partnership directory, a street directory, a record of the city and borough governemnts, their institutions, corporations, societies, etc. Family History Library

Chester directory, 1889-90 : consolidated with the borough of South Chester and including the boroughs of Upland and Eddystone, containing a general directory of the citizens, a partnership directory, a street directory, a record of the city and borough governments, their institutions, corporations, socities, etc. Family History Library

Chester directory, 1891-92 : consolidated with the borough of South Chester and including the boroughs of Upland, Eddystone and Media, containing a general directory of the citizens, a partnership directory, a street directory, a record of the city and borough governments, their institutions, corporations, societies, etc. Family History Library

Chester directory, for 1872-73 : containing the names of the inhabitants, a business directory : an appendix of much useful information, together with a town business directory of Delaware County Family History Library

Chester, PA 1859/60 City Directories Allen County Public Library

Chester, PA 1902-1915, 1917-1918, 1920, 1923-1924, 1926-1931 City Directories Allen County Public Library

Chester, PA 1941, 1956, 1956, 1959 City Directories Allen County Public Library

Chester, Pennsylvania, city directory : including Eddystone, Marcus Hook and Linwood, Media and Upland; also a buyers' guide and a complete classified business directory Family History Library

Directory of the Borough of Chester Google Books

Directory of the Borough of Chester For the Years 1859-1860 Ancestry

Directory of the borough of Chester, for the years 1859-60 : containing a concise history of the borough from its first settlement to the present time, the names of all the inhabitants, alphabetically arranged, their occupations, places of business, and dwelling houses, a list of the streets of the borough, statistics of public and private schools, the location and time of holding service in the churches, the time of arrival and departure of the different lines of travel, the time and place of meeting of the various societies and associations, also, the cards of the principal merchants, artizans and professional men of the borough Family History Library

Spencer's Chester City Directory For 1893-94 Ancestry

Spencer's Chester City Directory For 1895-96 Ancestry

Spencer's Chester City Directory For 1898-99 Ancestry

Spencer's Chester city directory for 1893-94 : including the boroughs of South Chester, Upland and Eddystone, containing a general directory of the citizens, a partnership directory, a street directory, a record of the city and borough governments, their institutions, corporations, societies, etc. Family History Library

Spencer's Chester city directory for 1895-96 : including the boroughs of South Chester, Upland and Eddystone, containing a general directory of the citizens, a business directory, a street directory, a record of the city and borough governments, their institutions, corporations, societies, etc. Family History Library

Spencer's Chester city directory for 1898-99 : including the boroughs of Upland and Eddystone, containing a general directory of the citizens, a partnership directory, a street directory, a record of the city and borough governments, their institutions, corporations, societies, etc. Family History Library

The Chester City Directory, 1879-80 Ancestry

The Chester City Directory, 1880-81 Ancestry

The Chester city directory, 1879-80 : containing a general directory of the citizens, a partnership directory, a street directory, a condensed history of Chester, a record of the city government, its institutions, societies, corporations, etc., Family History Library

The Chester city directory, 1880-1881 : including the borough of South Chester : containing a general directory of the citizens, a partnership directory, a street directory, a condensed history of Chester, a record of the city and borough governments, their institutions, societies, corporations, etc., etc. Family History Library

U.S. City Directories (includes Chester 1869, 1872, 1879-1880, 1882-1883, 1885, 1887, 1889, 1891, 1893, 1895, 1897-1899, 1902, 1904, 1906, 1908, 1910, 1912, 1914, 1917, 1920, 1924, 1926, 1928, 1930, 1941, 1956 ) Ancestry

Chester Histories and Genealogies

A History of its Industrial Progress and Advantages for Large Manufacturers, Chester, Pennsylvania Ancestry

Alphabetic biographical catalog, the Crozer Theological Seminary, 1855-1933, with names of students by classes appended Family History Library

An Illustrated History of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Making of America

Area History The Town Chester (1802) US Gen Web Archives

Chester (and its Vicinity) Delaware County, in Pennsylvania Ancestry

Chester (and its vicinity), Delaware County, in Pennsylvania : with genealogical sketches of some old families Family History Library

Chester and Vicinity Ancestry

Chester and vicinity Family History Library

Historical Sketch of Chester, On Delaware Ancestry

Historical sketch of Chester on Delaware Family History Library

Historical sketch of Chester on Delaware Genealogy Gophers

Historical sketch of Crozer Theological Seminary : souvenir of the thirtieth anniversary of the foundation of the seminary and of the presidency of Henry G. Weston, D.D., L.L.D. Family History Library

History of Chester Township, PA Ray's Place

History of Chester, PA Ray's Place

History of North Chester Borough, PA Ray's Place

History of South Chester Borough, PA Ray's Place

History of the Chester Fire Department From its Organization to the Present Time Ancestry

History of the Chester Fire Department, from its organization to the present time : together with a complete list of the members of the department, past chief engineers and assistants, historical sketch of each company, district system, etc., etc. Family History Library

History of the Delaware County National Bank, with biographical notes of its officers Family History Library

Idyls of the Old South Ward Family History Library

Official Program, Finnish Tercentenary Day Ancestry

Recollections of the Old Borough of Chester From 1834 to 1850 Ancestry

Recollections of the old borough of Chester, from 1834 to 1850 : of the streets, houses, places of business, inhabitants, and general surroundings, taking in part of the Old Wilmington Road and of the Old Concord Road, before the Delaware County Historical Society, May 31st, 1917 Family History Library

Souvenir History of Chester Ancestry

Souvenir history of Chester Family History Library

The public good our only aim : history of the Franklin Fire Co. No. 1 of Chester, Pa., instituted November 30th, 1867, incorporated February 22d, 1869 Family History Library

[Chester, Pennsylvania], a history of its industrial progress and advantages for large manufactures : brief sketches of its representative business enterprises Family History Library

Chester Marriage Records

Copy of register; baptisms, marriages, burials, Saint Paul's Church at Chester on Delaware from date of organization of parish, April 18, 1704 to April 18, 1903 : to which is added a Woman's List of marriages for convenient reference Family History Library

Marriage record of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Chester, 1704-1733 Family History Library

Marriage record of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Chester, 1704-1753 Family History Library

Chester Newspapers and Obituaries

Chester Advocate and Delaware County Item. (Chester, Pa.) 1871-1874 New York Historical Society

Chester Daily Times 1876-1882, 1963-1967, 1974, 1977 Newspaper Archive at FindMyPast

Chester Daily Times. (Chester, Pa.) 1876-1882 Multiple Archives

Chester Evening News. (Chester, Pa.) 1872-1899 Multiple Archives

Chester Evening Times 1886, 1964 Newspaper Archive at FindMyPast

Chester Reporter 1941 Newspaper Archive at FindMyPast

Chester Reporter. (Chester, Pa.) 1941-1942 Pennsylvania Bureau of State Library

Chester Spirit - Community Spirit 11/17/2010 - 08/27/2014 Genealogy Bank

Chester Times 1882-1887, 1895, 1899-1904, 1908-1959, 1961 Newspaper Archive at FindMyPast

Chester Times. (Chester, Pa.) 1882-1959 Multiple Archives

Delaware County Advocate. (Chester, Pa.) 1874-1942 Multiple Archives

Delaware County Daily Times 1876 - 1976 Newspapers.com

Delaware County Daily Times 1954-1955, 1959-1978 Newspaper Archive at FindMyPast

Delaware County Daily Times 1959-1977 Newspaper Archive at FindMyPast

Delaware County Daily Times. (Chester, Pa.) 1959-1985 Pennsylvania Bureau of State Library

Delaware County Democrat. (Chester, Pa.) 1867-1916 Multiple Archives

Delaware County Mail. (Chester, Pa.) 1872-1876 Multiple Archives

Delaware County Prohibitionist. (Chester, Pa.) 1891-1894 University of California

Democratic Pilot. (Chester, Pa.) 1871-1876 Multiple Archives

Liberal Press and Labor's Press of Delaware County. (Chester, Pa.) 1937-1948 Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Town Talk [Western Delaware County Edition] 3/28/2007 - 1/7/2009 Genealogy Bank

Upland Union, Or Delaware County Advertiser. (Chester, Pa.) 1820s-1829 Multiple Archives

Weekly Visitor, Or, Delaware County Gazette. (Chester, Pa.) 1828-1832 Multiple Archives

Chester School Records

Chester High School - Around the World Yearbook (Chester, PA) 1958 E Yearbooks

Chester, PA High School Class Rosters & Photos 1875-1981 Old Yearbooks

Historical Sketch of Crozer Theological Seminary : Souvenir of the Thirtieth Anniversary of the Foundation of the Seminary Ancestry

Historical sketch of Crozer Theological Seminary : souvenir of the thirtieth anniversary of the foundation of the seminary and of the presidency of Henry G. Weston, D.D., L.L.D. Family History Library

History of the Educational Institutions of Chester City, PA Ancestry

History of the educational institutions of Chester City, Pa. : from its settlement to 1876 inclusive, together with reports of the public schools for 1877 and 1878 Family History Library