Source Information

Ancestry.com. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Welsh Society of Philadelphia Charity to Immigrants, 1798-1883 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors.
Original data: The Welsh Society of Philadelphia Records, 1798–1978. Collection 1186. Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania.

About Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Welsh Society of Philadelphia Charity to Immigrants, 1798-1883

Many early settlers in and around Philadelphia were Welsh. The Welsh Society of Philadelphia met for the first time in 1798 with the goal of providing “for the relief of such emigrants as arrive in this country from Wales.”

This collection contains records from the Welsh Society of Philadelphia, including list of immigrants who received charity, cemetery registers, emigrant registers, receipts, minutes, attendance records, and membership lists.

Records vary, but you might find names, dates, birthplaces, places of origin, arrival dates, arrival vessels, age at burial, date and place of burials, and other details.