Pennsylvania Family History Societies(P-S)

This section lists associations from Pike to Susquehanna giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

County Societies

Pike County Historical Society

The association has an extensive collection of archives, which incorporate:

  • Births
  • Census Returns
  • Deaths
  • Deeds
  • Family Books
  • Marriages
  • Obituaries from the Tri-State Area
  • Photographs of Local Events and Personalities
  • Voting Rolls
  • Warrants

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

  • The Civil War of Pike Co.
  • Pike Co. Site Surveys for Townships and Boroughs
  • Tri-State Obituaries
  • Westfall Township Gateway to the West


Rockwood Area Historical and Genealogical Society

The association serves Black, Middlecreek, Milford and Upper Turkeyfoot Townships, along with the Boroughs of Casselman, New Centerville, Rockwood and Seven Springs.

Indexes of the 1860 Census for Middlecreek and Milford Townships are on the site.

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

  • 1905 Map of Rockwood
  • Beers 1876 Atlas of Somerset Co.
  • Down the Road of Our Past which is a series of Books giving a Pictorial History of the area
  • Rockwood Area Cemeteries
  • Remembrance Cook Book


Schuylkill County Historical Society

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

  • Biographies
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Census Returns
  • Church Histories
  • Church Registers
  • City Directories
  • Civil Court Records
  • Court Documents
  • Genealogies
  • Manuscripts
  • Newspaper Abstracts of Marriages and Deaths
  • Newspapers
  • Photographs
  • Tax Papers
  • Town and Township Histories
  • Yearbooks

A number of publications are available for sale, which include 

  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Early Lutheran Registers for Dauphine Co.
  • Obituaries found in the Pottsville Republican and Citizen Standard
  • Schuylkill Co. Coroner's Inquest Record


Shickshinny Historical Society

There are some databases and information on the site, which include Will Transcriptions, Town Histories, Photographs and Articles of Interest. These articles incorporate:

  • Andrews Family
  • Deaths 1900-1925 from the Mountain Echo and Huntingdon Mills Alumni
  • Gearhart Genealogy, Harvey Genealogy
  • History of St Martha's Church
  • History of the Reyburn Church
  • Luzerne Co. Records
  • Moore School 1899-1900


Snyder County Historical Society

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

  • Census Returns for Snyder, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry, Northumberland and Union Counties
  • Church Books
  • Funeral Home Books
  • Genealogies
  • Local Histories
  • Pastoral Records

They also have Newspapers on Microfilm which include 

  • Beaver Springs Weekly Herald
  • Freeburg Courier
  • McClure Plain Dealer
  • The Middleburg Post
  • The Mifflinburg Telegraph
  • Selinsgrove Times and Tribune
  • Snyder Co. Times
  • The Sunbury Daily Item


Somerset Historical and Genealogical Society

Resources held at Somerset Historical Centre include:

  • Births 1893-1908
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Census Returns
  • Church Histories
  • Church Registers
  • Deaths 1852-1853 and 1893-1908
  • Delayed Births 1941-1965
  • Estate Papers
  • Family Files

Archives held also comprise:

  • Genealogies
  • Immigration Papers
  • Land Records
  • Maps
  • Marriages 1792-1802 and 1885-1968
  • Military Records
  • Naturalisations
  • Newspapers
  • Obituaries
  • Tax Papers

In addition, they hold Marriages printed in the Somerset Herald 1828-1831 and 1864-1885, Marriage Licences 1885 to the Present and the Weekly Newsletter of the Brethren Gospel for 1887-1891.

There is also access to the Somerset Co. WPA Project Cemetery Transcriptions on the site.


Susquehanna County Historical Society

A number of archives are available at Susquehanna Public Library, which incorporate:

  • Censuses for Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey Counties
  • Deeds 1812-1922
  • Early New England Settlers 1600s-1800s
  • Genealogical documents for New York 1675-1920
  • Genealogies
  • Griffith's Valuation of Ireland
  • Inventory Appraisement Dockets 1885-1918
  • Marriage Licence Dockets 1885-1953
  • Massachusetts Town, Probate and Vital Records 1600s-1900s
  • Mortgages 1812-1855

Archives also comprise:

  • Naturalisations 1844-1929
  • Newspapers
  • Orphan's Court Dockets
  • Orphan's Court Minutes 1870-1917
  • Registration of Births 1893-1905
  • Registration of Deaths 1893-1905
  • Sheriff's and Treasurer's Deeds 1828-1922
  • Social Security Death Index
  • Tax Assessments 1813-1850
  • Unseated Land Records 1820-1940
  • Wills and Administrations 1812-1921
  • Wills and Deeds for Luzerne Co.