A non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and interpreting the history of the Schwenkfelders and the history of southeastern Pennsylvania and the Perkiomen Region.

The Schwenkfelder Library is non-circulating and all materials must be used on site. Inter-library loan is available for persons unable to visit the library. Access to the collection is available through a variety of indexes of specific collections and through a manual card catalog. the  library is not able to offer an online catalog at this time, the library does offer computers for use by patrons

Genealogical Resources Available
Genealogical Record of the Schwenkfelder Families, compiled by Samuel K. Brecht, 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.

The Schwenkfelder Library is the center for family history research in the greater Upper Perkiomen Valley and to a lesser extent for adjacent areas in Montgomery, Berks, Lehigh and Bucks counties. Resources include:
Church and Cemetery Records 
well over 200 unpublished records from churches in Montgomery, Berks, Lehigh and Bucks County, from the Schwenkfelder, Reformed, Lutheran, Mennonite, Brethren and Roman Catholic congregations.
Newspapers  
Town & Country,                               published in Pennsburg since April 1899.
Der Bauern Freund,                         Sumneytown, PA (1828-1858) and Pennsburg, PA (1858-1905)
Der Neutralist,                                   Skippack, PA, 1845-1898 
The Montgomery Transcript,            Skippack, PA 1888-1952
The Schwenksville Item,                   Schwenksville, PA  1881-1989

Published and Non-published Family Genealogies
The Library has a large collection of family genealogies in book and manuscript form. Most families represented are those that emigrated to and settled in the Upper Perkiomen Valley.

Published and Non-published Local and County Histories
Local histories from the greater Upper Perkiomen Valley and county histories from Montgomery, Berks, Lehigh and Bucks counties

The Perkiomen Region
, a publication affiliated with the Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center in the late 19th and early 20th  centuries, is a compilation of historical and genealogical articles from the local region.

Deed and Land Draft Collection

a selection of original manuscripts is available at the Library

Archival Resources for Genealogists
Unpublished records, account books, diaries, printed fraktur certificates and photographs are just a few of the possible sources available

Periodicals Subscribed and Available

AASLH History News, The Chamber Exchange, The Chronicle, Early American Life, The Goschenhoppen Newsletter, History Magazine, Journal of the Center for Pennsylvania German Studies, Longenecker Family Newsletter,The Magazine Antiques, MHEP Quarterly, The Mirror, Montgomery County, Museum News, Penn in Hand, The Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine, Pennsylvania History, Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, The Pennypacker Express, Preservation, Der Reggeboge, Schlesischer Gottesfreund, Schlesischer Kulturspiegel, Shavings, Newsletter of the Early American Industries Association, Inc., The Society of the Descendants of the Schwenkfeldian Exiles Newsletter, Society for German-American Studies Newsletter and the Zeitschrift Für Kultur Austausch
Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center
105 Seminary Street
Pennsburg, PA 18073
       215-679-3103
Tuesday           9am-4pm
Wednesday     9am-4pm
Thursday          9am-8pm
Friday               9am-4pm
Saturday           10am-4pm
Sunday              1pm-4pm
Monday             Closed