Bishop’s Bank of Philadelphia

If your Irish-Catholic ancestors lived in the Philadelphia area during the mid-19th century, you may be very grateful for a resource disclosed by Kyle Betit and Claire Santry!

“Bishop’s Bank” opened in May 1848, and its three ledgers and 2000+ pages are now available online at Villanova University’s Digital Library.

Read Claire’s June 23rd blog posting about Bishop’s Bank at:

Read a full explanation of the bank’s history and what can be found in its records here:



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