The Society is the major historical repository for the townships of Abington, Cheltenham, Lower Moreland, Upper Moreland, and the boroughs of Bryn Athyn, Hatboro, Jenkintown and Rockledge.

Holdings include maps; postcards; photographs; area newspapers; architectural drawings; family genealogies; regional history books and journals; funeral home and cemetery records; manuscript collections of local families, businesses and civic organizations. The collection is divided into the following sections. Please click the title for more information about each section.

Obituary / Death Notice Research Request

Notable Families

Many of the important families and records in the collections cover the following names: Widener, Elkins, Cooke, Stetson, Wanamaker, Tyson, Newbold, Pitcairn, Pennock, Jenkins, Lippincott, Dixon, Rosenwald, Curtis, Lorimer, Frazier, Herkness, Stoddart, Yerkes, Mather.

Famous Individuals

Lucretia Mott, Jay Cooke, John Wanamaker, John B. Stetson, Horace Trumbauer, Lessing Rosenwald, P.A.B. Widener, William L. Elkins, Russell Smith, Xanthus Smith, Fitz Eugene Dixon, John Pitcairn.

Historical and Genealogical information on the following communities in Eastern Montgomery County, PA

Cheltenham Township: Cheltenham Village, Ogontz, Shoemakertown, Melrose Park, Elkins Park, Chelten Hills, Ashbourne, Glenside, Wyncote, Laverock, Edge Hill, and Cedarbrook; Abington Township: Abington, Roslyn, Crestmont, Rubicam, Glenside, Weldon, Ardsley, North Hills, Willow Grove, Willow Grove Park, Rydal, Meadowbrook, Valley Falls, Huntingdon Valley, Benezette, McKinley, Hollywood, Crosswicks; Moreland Township or the Manor of Moreland now constituting, Upper Moreland Township: Willow Grove, Frazier’s Hill, Harmer Hill, Lower Moreland Township, Bethayres, Huntingdon Valley, Philmont, Justa Farm and the boroughs of Jenkintown, Bryn Athyn, Rockledge and Hatboro (or Hatborough).

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