PA Genealogy Groups

PA Genealogy Groups
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Below I've compiled a list of the main contact in each county who can help you with on-site genealogy research and local county records. There's also a link to their Facebook page or group so you can get to know them easily.

Contacting and making relationships with local people can help you in your genealogy research in PA. Pennsylvania has local genealogical and historical societies in every county. Many have also formed interest groups online on Facebook. Below is a listing by county of societies and additional independent online groups.

Many of these groups offer free or low-cost online presentations to non-members. These webinars are a great way to learn about the local resources available to help your research. Becoming a member of a group allows you to connect with people passionate about that county. We could all use enthusiasm and knowledge is our research.

Each local group here, has its own leadership and members with varying goals, methods, and values. Listing a group is not my endorsement or support of any past, current, or future position the group or any individual in the group may make.

Regional Groups

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Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society

4400 Forbes Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Website: www.wpgs.org

      Facebook Group: Western PA Genealogical Society (Private Group)

      Facebook Group: Western Pennsylvania Genealogy

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Northeastern Pennsylvania Genealogical Society

      57 North Franklin St,

      Wilkes Barre PA 18701

      Website: www.nepgs.com

      Facebook Page: NEPA Genealogical Society

 

South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society

      PO Box 1824

      York, PA 17405

      Website: www.scpgs.org

      Facebook Page: SCPGS

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Adams County

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Adams County Historical Society

Wolf House – Lutheran Theological Seminary

368 Springs Avenue

Gettysburg, PA 17325

Website: www.achs-pa.org

Facebook Page: ACHSPA

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Allegheny County

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Heinz History Center

1212 Smallman Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Website: www.heinzhistorycenter.org

Facebook Page: Heinz History Center

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Facebook Group: Allegheny County PA Genealogy

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Armstrong County

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Armstrong County Historical Museum and Genealogical Society, Inc.

330 North McKean Street

Kittanning, PA 16201

Website: www.achmgs.org

Facebook Page: Armstrong County Historical Museum / Genealogical Society

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Armstrong County Genealogy Club

Website: www.acgclub.info

Facebook Group: Armstrong County Genealogy Club

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Beaver County

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Beaver County Genealogy & History Center

250 East End Avenue

Beaver, PA 15009

Website: www.beavercountyhistory.org

Facebook Page: Beaver County Genealogy and History Center

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Bedford County

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Bedford County Historical Society

6441 Lincoln Highway

Bedford, PA 15522

Website: www.bedfordpahistory.com  

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Facebook Group: Old Bedford County Genealogy Group (Includes Huntington, Fulton, & Blair Co)

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Berks County

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Berks County Genealogical Society

Goggleworks Center for the Arts

201 Washington Street, Room 413

Reading, PA 19601

Website: https://berksgenes.org

Facebook Page: Berks County Genealogical Society

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Berks History Center

940 Centre Ave

Reading, PA 19601

Website: www.berkshistory.org

Facebook Page: BerksHistory

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Berks County Genealogy (Two Groups)

Facebook Group 1: Berks County Genealogy

Facebook Group 2: Berks County Genealogy

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Blair County

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Blair County Genealogical Society

431 South Scotch Valley Road

Hollidaysburg, PA 16648

Website: www.bcgslibrary.org  

Facebook Page: BCGSLibrary

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Facebook Group: Old Bedford County Genealogy Group (Includes Huntington, Fulton, & Blair Co)

Facebook Group: Blair County PA Genealogy

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Bradford County

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Bradford County Historical Society

109 Pine Street

Towanda, PA 18848

Website: www.bradfordhistory.com  

Facebook Page: BradfordCountyHistoricalSociety

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Bucks County

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Library of the Mercer Museum and Bucks County Genealogical Society

84 South Pine Street

Doylestown, PA 18901

Website: www.mercermuseum.org/collections-and-research/library-collections/

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Bucks County Genealogical Society

Website: www.bucksgen.org

Facebook Page: Bucksgen

Facebook Group for Members Only: Bucksgen Forum

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Butler County

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Butler Area Public Library

Weir Genealogy Room

218 North McKean Street

Butler, PA 16001

Website: www.butlerlibrary.info

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Facebook Group: Butler, PA and Surrounding Areas – Genealogy, Ancestry, and Local History

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Cambria County

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Cambria County Historical Society

615 North Center Street

Ebensburg, PA 15931

Website: www.cambriacountyhistorical.com  

Facebook Page: Cambria County Historical Society

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Facebook Group: Cambria County, PA Genealogy

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Cameron County

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Cameron County Historical Society

125 Greenwood Street

Emporium, PA 15834

Website: www.cameroncohistorical.wixsite.com/cameroncohistorysoc

Facebook Page: Cameron County Historical Society  

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Facebook Group: Cameron County Genealogy

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Carbon County

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Dimmick Memorial Library

54 Broadway

Jim Thorpe, PA 18229

Website: www.dimmicklibrary.org/genealogy   

Facebook Page: Dimmick Memorial Library

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Facebook Group: Historic Photos of Carbon County (Pennsylvania)

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Centre County

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Centre County Library and Historical Museum

The Pennsylvania Room

203 North Allegheny Street

Bellefonte, PA 16823

Website: www.centrecountylibrary.org/pa-room  

Facebook Page: Centre County Library

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Centre County Genealogical Society

Website: www.centrecountygenealogy.org

Facebook Page: Centre County Genealogical Society

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Facebook Group: Centre County PA Genealogy

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Chester County

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Chester County Historical Society

225 North High Street

West Chester, PA 19380

Website: www.chestercohistorical.org   

Facebook Page: Chester County Historical Society

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Facebook Group: Chester County PA Genealogy

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Clarion County

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Clarion County Historical Society

Ralph J. & Virginia A. Fulton Library

18 Grant Street

Clarion, PA 16214

Website: www.clarioncountyhistoricalsociety.org

Facebook Page: Clarion County Historical Society   

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Clearfield County

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Clearfield County Historical Society

William B. Alexander, V Genealogical Research Center

511 Van Valzah Ave

Clearfield, PA 16830

Website: www.clearfieldcountyhistoricalsociety.net

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Facebook Group: Clearfield County PA Genealogy   

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Clinton County

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Clinton County Historical Society

Heisey Museum

362 East Water Street

Lock Haven, PA 17745

Website: www.clintonpahistory.org

Facebook Page: CCHSofPA

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Columbia County

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Columbia County Historical and Genealogical Society

Bloomsburg Public Library

232 Market Street

Bloomsburg, PA 17815

Website: www.colcohist-gensoc.org  

Facebook Page: Columbia County Historical and Genealogical Society  

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Crawford County

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Crawford County Historical Society

869 Diamond Park

Meadville, PA 16355

Website: www.crawfordhistorical.org    

Facebook Page: CrawfordCoHistoricalSociety

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Facebook Group: Crawford County PA Genealogy

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Cumberland County

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Cumberland County Historical Society

21 North Pitt Street

Carlisle, PA 17013

Website: www.historicalsociety.com   

Facebook Page: CCHSCarlislePA

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Dauphin County

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Historical Society of Dauphin County

Alexander Family Research Library and Archives

21 North Pitt Street

Carlisle, PA 17013

Website: www.dauphincountyhistory.org   

Facebook Group: Dauphin County, PA Genealogy

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Delaware County

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Delaware County Historical Society

408 Avenue of the States

Chester, PA 19013

Website: www.padelcohistory.org  

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Elk County

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Elk County Historical Society

Robinson Museum

109 Center Street

Ridgeway, PA 15853

Website: www.elkcountyhistoricalsociety.org

Facebook Page: Elk County Historical Society    

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Erie County

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Erie County Historical Society

Hagen History Center

Kings-Mertens Archival Storage Building

356 West 6th Street

Erie, PA 16507

Website: www.eriehistory.org     

Facebook Page: ErieHistory

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Erie County Public Library

Blasco Memorial Library Heritage Room

160 East Front Street

Erie, PA 16507

Website: www.erielibrary.org    

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The Erie Society for Genealogical Research

Website: www.genealogyerie.org

Facebook Group: ESGRPA

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Fayette County

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Uniontown Library

Pennsylvania Room

24 Jefferson Street

Uniontown PA 15401

Website: www.uniontownlib.org  

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Fayette County Historical Society/Abel Colley Tavern & Museum

P.O. Box 193

Uniontown, PA 15401

Website: www.fayettehistoricalsociety.org

Facebook Page: Fayette County Historical Society Abel Colley Tavern Museum

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Forest County

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Forest County Historical Society

Forest County History Center

260 Elm Street

Tionesta, PA 16353

Website: www.forestcountypahistory.org   

Facebook Page: Forest County Historical Society

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Franklin County

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Franklin County Historical Society – Kittochtinny

175 East King Street

Chambersburg, PA 17201

Website: www.franklinhistorical.org  

Facebook Page: Franklin.Historical

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Franklin County Libraries

Coyle Free Library

102 North Main Street

Chambersburg, PA 17201

Website: www.fclspa.org  

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Fulton County

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Fulton County Historical Society Library

Fulton County Library

2227 North First Street

McConnellsburg, PA 17233

Website: www.fultoncountylibrary.org

Facebook Page: Fulton County Library    

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Facebook Group: Old Bedford County Genealogy Group (Includes Huntington, Fulton, & Blair Co)

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Greene County

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Cornerstone Genealogy Society

First Green County Courthouse – Annex

144 East Greene Street

Waynesburg, PA 15370

Website: www.cornerstonegenealogy.com

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Facebook Group: Greene Connections

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Huntingdon County

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Huntingdon County Historical Society

Research Library

106 4th Street

Huntingdon, PA 16652

Website: www.huntingdonhistory.org

Facebook Page: Huntingdon County Historical Society    

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Facebook Group: Old Bedford County Genealogy Group (Includes Huntington, Fulton, & Blair Co)

Facebook Group: Huntingdon County Genealogy

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Indiana County

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Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana County

621 Way Avenue

Indiana, PA 15701

Website: www.hgsic.org     

Facebook Page: HGSICHistory

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Facebook Group: Indiana County, PA Genealogy

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Jefferson County

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Jefferson County History Center

172 Main Street

Brookville, PA 15825

Website: www.jchconline.org   

Facebook Page: JCHCOnline  

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Facebook Group: Jefferson County, PA Genealogy

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Facebook Group: Jefferson County, PA Genealogy & History

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Juniata County

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Juniata County Historical Society

498 Jefferson Street

Mifflintown, PA 17059

Website: www.juniatacountyhistoricalsociety.org

Facebook Page: JCHistory    

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Lackawanna County

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Lackawanna Historical Society

The Caitlin House

232 Monroe Avenue

Scranton, PA 18510

Website: www.lackawannahistory.org

Facebook Page: Lackawanna Historical Society

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Albright Memorial Library

Lackawanna County Library System

500 Vine Street

Scranton, PA 18509

Website: www.lclshome.org/genealogy

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Facebook Group: Lackawanna County, PA Genealogy

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Lancaster County

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Lancaster History

230 North Presidential Ave

Lancaster, PA 17603

Website: www.lancasterhistory.org    

Facebook Page: LancasterHistory

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Facebook Group: Lancaster County PA Genealogy

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Lawrence County

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Lawrence County Historical Society

Medure Annex Building

408 North Jefferson Street

New Castle, PA 16101

Website: www.lawrencechs.com    

Facebook Page: LawrenceHS  

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Lebanon County

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Lebanon County Historical Society

Hauck Research Archives

924 Cumberland Street

Lebanon, PA 17042

Website: www.lebanoncountyhistory.org    

Facebook Page: LebanonCountyHistory

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Facebook Group: Lebanon County Genealogy

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Lehigh County

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Allentown Public Library

Reference Department

1210 Hamilton Street

Allentown, PA 18102

Website: www.allentownpl.org/genealogy     

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Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum

432 W. Walnut St.

Allentown, PA 18102

Website: www.lehighvalleyheritagemuseum.org

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Facebook Group: Lehigh County Genealogy

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Luzerne County

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Luzerne County Historical Society

Bishop Library

48 South Franklin Street

Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

Website: www.luzernehistory.org   

Facebook Page: LuzerneHistory   

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Osterhout Free Library

71 South Franklin Street

Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

Website: www.osterhout.info   

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Facebook Group: Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, Genealogy

Facebook Group: Luzerne County Pennsylvania Geneaolgy

Facebook Group: Luzerne County, PA Polish Genealogy

Facebook Group: Luzerne County Genealogy

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Lycoming County

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Lycoming County Genealogical Society

Thomas Taber Museum

858 West Fourth Street

Williamsport, PA 17701

Website: https://lycominglineage.org

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Facebook Group: Lycoming County Genealogy

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McKean County

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Bradford Area Public Library

Hauck Research Archives

67 West Washington Street

Smethport, PA 16701

Website: www.bradfordlibrary.org    

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Bradford Landmark Society

45 East Corydon Street

Bradford, PA 16701

Website: www.bradfordlandmark.org     

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Painted Hills Genealogy Society

McKean and Potter Counties

Website: www.paintedhills.org

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Facebook Group: Potter/McKean County, Pennsylvania Genealogy

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Mercer County

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Mercer County Historical Society

119 South Pitt Street

Mercer, PA 16137

Website: www.mchspa.org    

Facebook Page: MCHPA

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Mercer County Genealogical Society

11 North Sharpsville Avenue

Sharon, PA 16146

Website: sites.google.com/site/mercercountypa/home  

Facebook Page: MCGenealogy.PA

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Miffln County

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Mifflin County Historical Society

Historic Courthouse

1 West Market Street

Lewistown, PA 17044

Website: http://sites.rootsweb.com/~pamchs/MCHS/Home.html    

Facebook Page: MifflinCountyHistoricalSociety

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Facebook Group: Mifflin County Memories

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Monroe County

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Eastern Monroe Public Library

Local History and Genealogy Room

1002 North Ninth Street

Stroudsburg, PA 18360

Website: www.monroepl.org   

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Monroe County Historical Association

Stroud Mansion – Elizabeth D. Walters Research Library

900 Main Street Street

Stroudsburg, PA 18360

Website: www.monroehistorical.org    

Facebook Page: MonroeHistoryPA

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Montgomery County

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Historical Society of Montgomery County

1654 Dekalb Street

Norristown, PA 19401

Website: www.hsmcpa.org

Facebook Page: hsmcpa.org

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Facebook Group: Montgomery County PA Genealogy

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Montour County

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Montour County Genealogical Society

Thomas Beaver Free Library

317 Ferry Street

Danville, PA 17821

Website: www.tbflibrary.org/genealogical-society    

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Facebook Group: Montour County Genealogy

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Northampton County

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Easton Area Public Library

Marx Local History Room

515 Church Street

Easton, PA 18042

Website: www.eastonpl.org/EAPLMarxRoomHome.html    

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Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society Archives

Jane S. Moyer Library at the Sigal Museum

324 Northampton Street

Easton, PA 18042

Website: www.sigalmuseum.org/library   

Facebook Page: SigalMuseum

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Facebook Group: Northampton County Pennsylvania, USA Genealogy

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Northumberland County

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Northumberland County Historical Society

Charlotte Darrah Walter Genealogical Library

1150 North Front Street

Sunbury, PA 17801

Website: www.northumberlandcountyhistoricalsociety.org

Facebook Page: NCHSPA1925   

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Facebook Group: Northumberland County Genealogy

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Perry County

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The Perry Historians

Lenig Library

763 Dix Hill Road

New Bloomfield, PA 17068

Website: www.theperryhistorians.org

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Facebook Group: Perry County, PA Genealogy

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Philadelphia

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Historical Society of Pennsylvania

1300 Locust Street

Philadelphia, PA 19107

Website: www.hsp.org   

Facebook Page: Historical Society of Pennsylvania  

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Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania

2100 Byberry Road, Suite 111

Philadelphia, PA 19116

Website: www.genpa.org

Facebook Page: The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania

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Facebook Group: Philadelphia PA Genealogy

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Pike

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Pike County Historical Society at The Columns

608 Broad Street

Milford, PA 18337

Website: www.pikehistorical.org   

Facebook Page: Pike County Historical Society  

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Potter

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Coudersport Public Library

Hauck Research Archives

502 Park Avenue

Coudersport, PA 16915

Website: www.coudersportlibrary.org    

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Potter County Historical Society

308 North Main Street

Coudersport, PA 16915

Facebook Page: Potter County Historical Society

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Painted Hills Genealogy Society

McKean and Potter Counties

Website: www.paintedhills.org

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Facebook Group: Potter County, Pennsylvania Genealogy

Facebook Group: Potter/McKean County, Pennsylvania Genealogy

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Schuylkill

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Schuylkill County Historical Society

305 North Centre Street

Pottsville, PA 17801

Website: www.schuylkillhistory.org   

Facebook Page: SchuylkillCountyHistory   

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Facebook Group: Schuylkill County, PA Genealogy

Facebook Group: Schuylkill County Genealogy

Facebook Group: Historic Photos of Schuylkill County

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Snyder

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Snyder County Historical Society

30 East Market Street

Middleburg, PA 17842

Website: www.snydercounty.org/depts/historical_society/pages/historicalsociety.as

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Somerset

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Somerset Historical Center

Genealogical Research Library

10649 Somerset Pike

Somerset, PA 15501

Website: www.somersethistoricalcenter.org

Facebook Page: SomersetHistoricalCenter  

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Facebook Group: Somerset County PA Genealogy   

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Sullivan

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Sullivan County Historical Society and Museum

458 Meylert Street

Laporte, PA 18626

Website: www.scpahistory.com   

Facebook Page: SullivanCountyPAHistoricalSociety  

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Susquehanna

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Susquehana County Historical Society & Free Library Association

18 Monument Street

Montrose, PA 18801

Website: www.susqcohistsoc.org     

Facebook Page: SusqCoHistSoc

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Facebook Group: Susquehana County Genealogy Group

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Tioga

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Tioga County Historical Society

120 Main Street

Wellsboro, PA 16901

Website: www.tiogachs.weebly.com    

Facebook Page: Tioga County – PA Historical Society

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Union

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Union County Historical Society

Union County Courthouse

103 South Second Street

Lewisburg, PA 17837

Website: www.unioncountypa.org/departments/historical-society

Facebook Page: Union County (PA) Historical Society    

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Venango

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Franklin Public Library

PA Room: Genealogy & Local History

421 12th Street

Franklin, PA 16323

Website: www.franklinlibrary.org    

Facebook Page: Franklin Public Library (Franklin, PA)  

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Oil City Public Library

Venango County Genealogical Club Collection

2 Central Avenue

Oil City, PA 16301

Website: www.oilcitylibrary.org   

Facebook Page: Oil Region Library Association    

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Warren

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Warren County Historical Society

210 Fourth Avenue

Warren, PA 16365

Website: www.warrenhistory.org  

Facebook Page: WarrenHistory     

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Warren Public Library

205 Market Street

Warren, PA 16365

Website: www.warrenlibrary.org      

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Facebook Page: Warren County PA Genealogy

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Washington

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Citizens Library

Genealogy Room

55 South College Street

Washington, PA 15301

Website: www.washlibs.org/citizens-genealogy       

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Washington County Historical Society

Norma K. Grimes Research Library

49 East Maiden Street

Washington, PA 15301

Website: www.wchspa.org  

Facebook Page: LemoyneHouse     

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Facebook Group: Washington County PA Genealogy Research Group

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Wayne

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Wayne County Historical Society

Historic Courthouse

810 Main Street

Honesdale, PA 18431

Website: www.waynehistorypa.org

Facebook Page: Wayne County (PA) Historical Society     

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Facebook Group: Wayne County PA Genealogy Plus

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Westmoreland

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Westmoreland History Education Center at Historic Hanna’s Town

Calvin E. Pollins Memorial Library

809 Forbes Trail Road

Greensburg, PA 15601

Website: www.westmorelandhistory.org   

Facebook Page: HistoricHannasTown

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Baltzer Meyer Historical Society

Paul Miller Ruff Library

642 Baltzer Meyer Pike

Greensburg, PA 15601

Website: www.baltzermeyer.com      

Facebook Page: BaltzerMeyer

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Facebook Group: Westmoreland County PA Genealogy

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Wyoming

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Wyoming County Historical Society

Genealogical Library

Hancock Street

Tunkhannock, PA 18657

Website: www.pawchs.org       

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Facebook Group: Wyoming, Susquehana, and Bradford Counties, PA….Back in the Day

Facebook Group: Monroe Twp. Wyoming Co., PA History and Genealogy

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York

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York County History Center

Library & Archives

250 East Market Street

York, PA 17401

Website: www.yorkhistorycenter.org       

Facebook Page: YorkCountyHistoryCenter