Genealogy and Family History Subject Guide
Local Historical Photographs
On this site you will find thousands of high resolution historical photographs, drawings, and images of Lycoming County Pennsylvania. These photos are for your personal use only. Photo above is from the collection.
Want to search major local newspapers from 1807 to the present? We have them available on microfilm. An index by surname, covering 1807-1904, provides access to articles on marriages, obituaries, funerals, political activities, court cases, land sale notices and news items. Each reference in the index includes the name of the newspaper, date and the page on which the article can be found. The newspapers are not digitized and may be accessed from inside the library on a microfilm reader.
To access the Newspaper Index:
1. Click on the Catalog.
2. Enter your search terms in the “Quick Library Search” box and click Enter.
3. Use the “Author” menu on the left to limit your search by source (Gazette & Bulletin, Grit, Williamsport Sun, etc.).
Click on an entry in the results list and look for the “Notes” field for newspaper name, date, and page number. Do NOT use the Availability section.
Williamsport-Gazette and Bulletin
April 1, 1924 – September 10, 1955 (4,034 issues)
Browse and search using . Google News Archives powerful search engine. Results displays as a digital facsimile of the original newspaper pages.News archive search provides an easy way to search and explore historical archives. In addition to helping you search, News archive search can automatically create timelines which show selected results from relevant time periods
Search or browse all available newspapers
Pictured at left Wednesday, January 4, 1928 Williamsport Gazette and Bulletin
Also see the Digital Archives page for more historical online resources.
Find a Family History Center
Family History Centers are branch facilities of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Centers provide access to most of the microfilms and microfiche in the Family History Library to help patrons identify their ancestors.
Lycoming County Genealogical Society
A non-profit organization dedicated to the encouragement of research, publication, collection and preservation of genealogical materials.
Lycoming County Genealogy Project
Part of the USGenWeb project, this nonprofit research site includes cemetery records, John F. Meginness’s 1892 History of Lycoming County, and other helpful links.
A nationwide resources for obituaries and Guest Books. ObitFinderâ„¢ searches obituaries from more than 650 U.S., Canadian & U.K. newspapers and the U.S. Social Security Death Index to provide the most accurate and timely obituary information available. Small fee for some searches.
Pennsylvania genealogical and historical societies
Local groups and local chapters of some national organizations, plus links to browse-able archives of several mailing lists.
Pennsylvania Scrap Book Necrology
The Pennsylvania Scrap Book Necrology began as scrapbooks that were created between 1891 and 1904. They include over 11,500 pages from the 80 volumes of scrapbooks. The obituaries record the deaths of many Civil War veterans, but also include non-veterans and many born after the end of the war. Young soldiers killed in combat or by disease during the Spanish-American War and the Boxer Rebellion are also included.
State Library Genealogy and Local History Collection
The Genealogy and Local History Collection of the State Library of Pennsylvania consists of a wide variety of indexes, genealogies, state and county histories, atlases, land warranty maps, ship lists, and compilations of church and cemetery records, as well as the Pennsylvania Federal Census records on microfilm.
Vital records, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Forms and requirements for requesting an official birth or death certificate.
Pennsylvania Public Record .com
Search State of Pennsylvania public records for vital information about deaths, births, marriages, annulments and divorces. Request copies of birth and death certificates from official government websites. Do a business search, find property tax reports, access other public legal documents available online. Research your family history and genealogy through local resources.
Where to Write for Vital Records
Links to all 50 states and United States territories and protectorates, complete instructions on the site on how to obtain records from the National Center of Health Statistics.