Library and ArchivesPlease make an appointment to use the library or archives.
The archivist answers e-mail and mailed inquiries only. Reference requests are handled in the order they are received. Staff directed research rates may apply.
When sending a research request please be as specific as possible. Include names, locations, denomination, and dates that are important to your research. Please list related manuscript collections or print materials.
Address letters with an S.A.S.E. to:
Hunt Schenkel, Archivist
Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center
105 Seminary Street
Pennsburg PA 18073
Send e-mail inquiries to:
Staff directed research:
Standard research fees for the first half hour: $25.00
Each additional 15 minutes: $15.00
Please call in advance to make an appointment or to ensure that the desired material is available in our reading room, library, or archive. Appointments are preferred Tuesday through Friday. Staffing is limited on weekends. Inquiries are taken in the order of receipt. Researchers must make an appointment to view material in the archive. Walk-in visitors will be asked to make an appointment for a later date if they are viewing materials from our archive.
Schwenkfelder Genealogical Requests
The Society for the Descendants of the Schwenkfeldian Exiles maintains the updated records for the Genealogical Record. All descendants of Schwenkfelder immigrants are invited to submit their family information for inclusion in the update. Contact the Exile Society at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and update forms.
If you can trace your ancestors to one of the names in the Schwenkfelder migration lists located on the Exile Society web site and would like further information, please contact the Exile Society, c/o Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center, 105 Seminary Street, Pennsburg, PA 18073-1898 or contact email@example.com