Adams County Historical Society – just east of Franklin County with its county seat in Gettysburg, PA
Appalachian Trail Museum – dedicated to the history of the Appalachian Trail
Conococheague Institute – early settlement and French & Indian War history in the “Welsh Run” area of Franklin County
Cumberland County Historical Society – based in Carlisle, PA, with a rich website including a “virtual museum” tour of their new museum
Dauphin County Historical Society – website for the county including the state capital, Harrisburg, PA
Explore Franklin County – site of the Franklin County Visitors Bureau
Explore Pennsylvania History – stories about Pennsylvania history, Pennsylvania Historic Markers, lessons for teachers
Franklin County Archives – search Franklin County, PA, archives
Fulton County Historical Society – the county to the west of Franklin; sparsely populated, but rich in history
Genealogy Buff – a good source in the search for family roots
Genealogy Forum– the “Genform” forum from Genealogy.com
Genealogy Message Board – The “Rootsweb” message board for Franklin County, PA genealogy
Genealogy Searches – basic questions on finding genealogical records in Franklin County are found here: http://www.n2genealogy.com/pennsylvania
Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce – with links to area and Civil War Seminar information
Greencastle Museum – Allison-Antrim Museum provides a home for the artifacts, treasures, and history of Greencastle-Antrim’s past in Franklin County, Pennsylvania.
History of Franklin County – the 1887 Warner-Beers History of Franklin County online
Huntingdon County Historical Society – northwest of Franklin County with many Franklin County connections.
Old Jewish Cemetery – Dating back to 1840, the Old Jewish Cemetery of Chambersburg is believed to be the earliest Jewish burial ground west of the Susquehanna. After almost a century of neglect and oblivion this unique monument of American Jewish history was restored in 1988 and again in 2000. The epitaphs were documented in 2006. They tell the fascinating story of German Jewish immigrants in 19th-century southern Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. Click here for the story of the Jewish presence in Franklin County
Linkpendium for Franklin County – contains a wide variety of genealogical links for the county.
Mercersburg Chamber of Commerce – with Mercersburg information and links
Shippensburg Historical Society– for information about the events of the society in this old Pennsylvania town
The Valley Revue – summary of local places and events for the four state area. Calendar of events every month
Valley of the Shadow – a major project on the experiences of two counties in the Civil War (Augusta County, VA and Franklin County, PA) that covers the years 1859-1870 (includes newspaper archives)
Washington County Historical Society – the site for the Washington County, Maryland Historical Society with resources for the researcher