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Old Lycoming County Photographs

The eBranch has available thousands of our local historical photographs, drawings, and images for your personal use.

Online newspaper index

The library’s newspaper archives were indexed from 1807 through 1904. The index, which includes birth, death and marriage announcements, is available as part of our online catalog.

Grit archive

Williamsport’s weekly newspaper from 1882 to 1990, some pages of the Grit are available online through the Google News.

Reference USA

Reference USA has 120 million records on U.S. households and 12 million records on U.S. businesses. Search residential records by name, address or phone number.

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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. ObitFinder™ 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.