Held at: Historical Society of Montgomery County [Contact Us]1654 Dekalb Street, Norristown, PA, 19401
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Historical Society of Montgomery County. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
Overview and metadata sections
Harry E. Reiff (1924-), PhD, is a genealogist from Montgomery County, Pennsylvania and Trustee Emeriti of the Montgomery County Historical Society. Reiff married Helen L. White (1922-), and the couple had three children. Reiff published a family genealogy titled The Reiffs in America in 1986.
This collection consists of five boxes of research material compiled by Dr. Harry E. Reiff. Most of the collection is organized into alphabetical correspondence files with family data sheets and research notes in addition to letters. The research material also contains large format pedigree charts and a draft version of Dr. Reiff's The Reiffs in America.
The contents of the boxes are listed below.
--Box 1 contains 41 folders of genealogical notes, correspondence, reference books, printouts, pamphlets, and periodicals
--Box 2 contains 55 folders of genealogical notes on Reiff and related families
--Box 3 contains 137 folders of genealogical notes, correspondence, and other miscellaneous materials
--Box 4 contains loose genealogical materials, oversized pedigree charts, drafts of Reiffs in America and other miscellaneous materials
--Box 5 contains 62 folders of genealogical materials
A rough box-level inventory is available on-site.
Gift of Thomas M. Reiff, 2009 [accession #2009.016]
- Historical Society of Montgomery County
- Finding Aid Author
- Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Michael Gubicza through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories
- This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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