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Q: How can I discover what materials are in CHRC’s collection? Q: How can I access CHRC’s collection from off-site? Q: Have any of the materials from the collection been digitized? Q: What is a finding aid? Q: What genealogical services does C HRC offer? Q: Do you have school

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Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

...homas Shahan has been working on and dreaming of since the early 1900s was given the green light by none other than Pope Pius X. The approval was for the building of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and the pope personally donated $400 to its

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Research Request Forms

...g counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery. CHRC has the admission records for three boys’ orphanages: St. John’s Orphan Asylum (Dec. 1845 through May 1970), St. Joseph’s House for Homeless Boys (July 26, 1904-April 22, 1940), and St. Francis’ Industrial School in Eddington (July 17, 1888-June 15, 1970) as

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As a volunteer at CHRC this summer, I was tasked with labeling descriptions of letters from the journal of Bishop Francis Kenrick, who served as bishop of Philadelphia from 1830 (?) until 1851. After noting the page on which each letter started, I marked whether the letter was written in

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