Pennsylvania Family History Societies(D-F)

This section lists associations from Derry Area to Fulton giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

County and Other Societies

Derry Area Historical Society

A transcription of the 1783 Pennsylvania Census for Derry Township is on the site.


Downingtown Area Historical Society

A Family Files Index is on the site, which a list of Announcements extracted from Local Newspapers, including The Downingtown News, The Archive, The East Branch Citizen, The Daily Local News, The Downingtown Ledger and the Community Courier. 

Back Issues of their Newsletter and Hist-o-Grams are also on the site.


Elizabeth Township Historical Society

The association was established in 1976 and its aim is to preserve the cultural, genealogical and historical heritage of the 'Forks of the Yough', the area between Monongahela and Youghiogheny rivers.

A number of archives are accessible in The Golda Abraham Memorial Library Room of their Museum, which include Historical Books and documents relating to the surrounding Towns and Counties.

A list of Cemeteries in the Area is on the site, along with Surname Indexes for those found in Cemetery Records.


Erie County Society for Genealogical Research

For a fee, the association is able to look at a wide variety of archives on your behalf, which incorporate:

  • 1865 and 1876 Erie Co. Atlases
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Directories
  • Family Histories
  • Gazetteers
  • Naturalisations
  • Letters of Intent(Naturalisations)
  • Newspaper Indexes of Marriages and Deaths 1822-1906
  • Obituaries
  • Passenger and Immigration Lists
  • Soldiers of the American Revolution Burials
  • Tax Assessments

A number of publications are available for sale, which include:

  • 1853 Erie City Directory
  • Burials
  • Declaration of Intention Papers 1907-1927
  • Naturalisations 1825-1906
  • Will Book Index 1823-1849

Erie County Historical Society

The association has a Library where a number of archives are available, which incorporate:

  • Account Books
  • Architectural Plans and Drawings
  • Atlases
  • Books
  • Business Papers
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Church Registers
  • City Directories
  • Diaries
  • Dictionaries
  • Directories

Archives also comprise:

  • Encyclopaedias
  • Letters
  • Lithographs
  • Manuscripts
  • Maps
  • Naturalisations
  • Negatives
  • Oral and Video Histories
  • Photographs
  • Postcards
  • WPA Transcripts

Fayette County Genealogical Society

A number of archives are available in the Pennsylvania Room of the Uniontown Public Library, which include 

  • Census Returns
  • Genealogies
  • Historic Photographs
  • Newspapers
  • Obituaries
  • Tax Records

An All-Name Index to the Society's Publication, Families of Fayette County, is available on the site.


Fulton County Historical Society

A number of resources are available in their Library, which include:

  • Cemetery Files of Tombstone Names and Dates
  • Census Returns
  • Church Registers
  • Deeds
  • Family History Folders
  • Newspapers
  • Photographs
  • Reference Books
  • School Registers
  • Wills

A  list of Fulton Co. Cemeteries and a Cemetery Map is on the site.