The Erie Society for Genealogical Research
P.O. Box 1403
Erie, PA  16512-1403
The Erie Society for Genealogical Research
Researching and Preserving Family History in Erie County, Pennsylvania
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Found in Erie County's main public library, the Blasco Memorial Library, the Genealogy-Heritage Room is rich in resources for tracing family histories in Erie County and Western Pennsylvania.
Last Updated: 10 April 2018   [Located in Category: Library Resources]
Erie County's main library, the Blasco Memorial Library has a research room devoted to Genealogy and Local History resources.
Last Updated: 27 March 2018   [Located in Category: Library Resources]
Founded in 1965, the Corry Area Historical Society was formed after a group of local history buffs purchased a 1930s-era Climax logging steam locomotive to commemorate Corry's history as a vital rail junction during Pennsylvania's 19th Century oil boom. Half a century later, the Society's Museum boasts 10,000 local artifacts and attracts approximately 3,000 visitors per year. Hours: Memorial Day through Labor Day, Saturday and Sunday 2-4 p.m. or by appointment. Location: 945 Mead Avenue, PO Box 107, Corry, PA 16407 Phone: 814-664-4749 Email: admin@corryareahistoricalsociety.org
Last Updated: 17 April 2018   [Located in Category: Area Societies]
The Edinboro Area Historical Society is located in the historic Doucette House, an Italianate-style home built in 1861 and donated to the Society for use as a house museum. The home has been restored in 19th Century style, and features numerous exhibits, as well as a collection of historical publications and histories of local organizations. Hours: Tuesday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon, April to December. Location: 126 Water Street, PO Box 18, Edinboro, PA 16412 Phone: 814-734-6109 Email: edinborohistory@gmail.com
Last Updated: 17 April 2018   [Located in Category: Area Societies]
The more than 86,596 interments in the Erie Cemetery, Laurel Hill Cemetery and Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery can be searched online.
Last Updated: 27 March 2018   [Located in Category: Erie County Cemeteries]
The Erie Cemetery, incorporated in 1850, is located in central Erie on 75 beautifully landscaped acres of land bounded on the east and west by Chestnut and Cherry Streets, and on the north and south by 26th and 19th Streets. More than 50,000 people are interred there, including Erie's first European settlers, and many military heroes of the conflicts from the Revolutionary and Civil Wars to the Korean, Vietnam, Gulf and more recent conflicts.
Last Updated: 27 March 2018   [Located in Category: Erie County Cemeteries]
Last Updated: 27 March 2018   [Located in Category: Erie County Cemeteries]
Laurel Hill Cemetery comprises 100 wooded acres on Love Road at Sterrettania Road, just south of west 38th Street in southwest Millcreek Township. Nearly 24,000 people are interred there. Founded in 1928, Laurel Hill is now part of the Erie Cemetery Association.
Last Updated: 17 April 2018   [Located in Category: Erie County Cemeteries]
Last Updated: 27 March 2018   [Located in Category: Erie County Cemeteries]
More than 12,660 people are buried at Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery, which lies along the 250-foot-wide Wintergreen Gorge Ravine in Harborcreek Township on Norcross Road. Interments can be searched at the Erie Cemetery Association database link above.
Last Updated: 27 March 2018   [Located in Category: Erie County Cemeteries]
Last Updated: 27 March 2018   [Located in Category: Erie County Cemeteries]
Located in the Thomas B. Hagen History Center at 356 West Sixth Street in Erie. Hours: Thursday-Saturday 11-5 in winter, Tuesday-Saturday 11-5 in warmer weather. Location: 356 West Sixth Street, Erie, PA 16507 Phone: 814-454-1813 Email: events@eriehistory.org
Last Updated: 17 April 2018   [Located in Category: Area Societies]
The Erie Library maintains an obituary index for Erie County, Pennsylvania, from 1822 to present, including more than 277,774 records. Obituaries can be searched online. Hard copies can be printed out in the Blasco Library.
Last Updated: 13 March 2018   [Located in Category: Library Resources]
Erie Yesterday is a consortium of some 20 local museums, and historical and genealogical societies. Created in 1981 under the auspices of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, the organization provides opportunities for member museums and societies to collaborate, share information and work together to preserve and promote Erie County's history. The Erie Society for Genealogical Research is a founding member of Erie Yesterday.
Last Updated: 17 April 2018   [Located in Category: Area Societies]
Housed in a restored circa 1838 house, called The Sturgeon House, the Society has collections of genealogical records, historic artifacts and records. The building was once the home of Robert Sturgeon, son of a founding Fairview pioneer. Location: 4302 Avonia Road, P.O. Box 553, Fairview, PA 16415 Hours: By appointment. Call or email. Phone: 814-474-5855 Email: fahsmail3@gmail.com
Last Updated: 17 April 2018   [Located in Category: Area Societies]
Located in the Eagle Hotel in Waterford, Pennsylvania, which was built in 1826, and has been owned by the Society since 1977. The first floor houses Sugar & Spice, a homestyle restaurant. The Society Museum maintains exhibits on the second floor. The Society also owns the Judson House, a Greek Revival home built in 1820, which serves as a house museum, and contains many exhibits, as well as a collection of genealogical information for the area. The Society's campus includes the adjacent Fort Le Boeuf Museum, and Washington Park, which contains a statue of the young George Washington. Hours: April to October, Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m to 3 p.m., or by appointment. Location: High Street at East 1st, P.O.Box 622, Waterford, PA 16441. Phone: 814-796-6030. Email: flbhistoricalsociety@gmail.com
Last Updated: 17 April 2018   [Located in Category: Area Societies]
The Society is housed in the Gifford-Blanchfield House. Its collection includes a wide variety of historic documents and artifacts from Harborcreek Township, Erie County. Trained volunteers available to assist researchers. Walk-ins are welcome during regular hours. Summer Hours, April 1 to Nov 30: Tue, Wed and Sat, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Call or email to make special appointments. Location: 5661 Buffalo Road, P.O. Box 121, Harborcreek, PA 16421. Phone: 814-899-4447 Email: harborcreekhistory@gmail.com
Last Updated: 17 April 2018   [Located in Category: Area Societies]
Extensive subject files and collections include antique furnishings, postcards, historic maps and atlases, genealogical information (births, deaths, marriages), cemetery readings for all North East cemeteries, family genealogies and biographies. Hours: Friday-Saturday, 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., June through December. Or by appointment. Location: 25 Vine Street, North East, PA Contact: North East Historical Society, P.O. Box 483, North East, PA 16428 Email: northeasthistoricalsociety@yahoo.com Phone: 814-403-8709
Last Updated: 17 April 2018   [Located in Category: Area Societies]
The Union City Historical Society Museum houses extensive collections of everyday items dating from the late 1700s through the 19th Century. In addition to farming, mining, lumbering, maple sugaring, police, fire and medical equipment, the museum includes a one-room school, a music parlor and projectors from the Old Palace Theater. Hours: Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: 11 South Main, Union City, PA 16438 Phone: 814-438-7573
Last Updated: 17 April 2018   [Located in Category: Area Societies]
The museum is housed in a restored grocery store with a period kitchen, living room and bedroom of the early 20th Century, and features a large collection of genealogical records as well as photographs. Hours: Sundays, June through August, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., or by appointment. Location: 14438 Main Street, P.O. Box 95, Wattsburg, PA 16442. Phone: 814-438-9226 For appointments, Donna Kennedy: 814-739-2619. See them on Facebook.
Last Updated: 17 April 2018   [Located in Category: Area Societies]