Welcome to Berks County

part of the PAGenWeb Project

Berks County was formed on March 11, 1752 from Chester, Lancaster, and Philadelphia Counties. This site is intended to be a resource for your Berks County genealogical research. Information posted here has been transcribed; some from secondary sources. Use what you find here as a lead source in your research effort.


The Archives section includes a wealth of information, comprised, but not limited to Wills and Estate Records, Land Records, Military Records, Obituaries, and Church Registers. Under Resources, you'll find information to aid in your search including free access to US Federal Census Pages, free access to ancestry.com Pennsylvania for Pennsylvania State Residents, lookup assistance, off-site tools and databases as well as Berks County libraries. Contributions is where you will find access to the previous version of Berks County PAGenWeb. Everything here is the result of volunteer-lead efforts. If you find a broken link or have a contribution, please use our Contact page and let us know.



Site Changes! First, many thanks to Jane Unger for her years of outstanding service and contributions as the previous coordinator of the Berks County PAGenWeb site! The site has moved to the PAGenWeb server and now has a different look. Everything that you used on the previous site is here and there's more. Find it in the menu bar above or by to go there now! If you have any contributions, questions or navigation issues, please contact me and I'll be happy to help!