Centre County Genealogical Resources
The Centre County Historical Society has limited genealogical resources in its archives and library, as it is not a primary focus for our collecting. Several other organizations in the county that do have extensive genealogical records and resources about Centre County are:
Centre County Library & Historical Museum
The Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library and Historical Museum is located in the historic Miles-Humes home at 203 North Allegheny Street in Bellefonte. It focuses on Centre County and Pennsylvania history and genealogy and has a specialized collection of genealogies, county histories, church and cemetery records, original Centre County records, newspapers, vertical files containing items of historical and genealogical interest, historical and genealogical periodicals and the massive Spangler Collection of data on the families of central Pennsylvania.
Centre County Genealogical Society
The Centre County Genealogical Society maintains an active surname file with names of researchers; publishes a series on the cemeteries in the county; and has several members that will do research (for a fee). Membership is open to anyone with an interest in Centre County genealogical research. The Society has published a series of Centre County cemetery books and is committed to inventorying every cemetery in Centre County. A comprehensive index to Centre County marriages (1764-2005) is available on CD. Membership includes a quarterly newsletter with topics of interest for researchers and a discount on the Society's publications. For membership information and a comprehensive list of publications, please visit their website.
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. Everyone is welcome to come to the centers and use Family History Center resources.
Also try the Centre County PAGenWeb Project.
The Centre County PAGenWeb Project, which is part of the PAGenWeb Project and USGenWeb Project, contains helpful information such as Centre County query boards, cemeteries, census records, research facilities, family reunions, township/borough histories, and so much more.