The Ross Library genealogy collection seeks to provide users with vital materials for researching local genealogy questions.

Requests for genealogy or PA-Look-ups are taken at Ross and Renovo Library's main circulation desk, by phone Ross (570) 748-3321 or Renovo (570) 923-0390 or by e-mail or A researcher is available at Ross Library on Thursdays. There is a fee for information found and mailed. The form to submit can be viewed and downloaded here

The collection includes books, primary source materials, and local genealogies. Materials focus on Clinton, Centre, Lycoming and Clearfield counties, but also include data related to outlying PA areas, at least one book from all 67 PA counties, as well as the US and abroad. The collection includes both print and digital media.

Sources Available

Books & Primary Print Sources

  • How to Genealogy Books
  • Individual Genealogies
  • DAR, Census Index, Biographical Histories
  • Cemetery Records
  • Funeral Home Records
  • Pennsylvania County Histories

Census Lists

1800 to 1930 for Clinton County and surrounding counties (microfilm)

Heritage Quest

Clinton County residents must have a library card to access the Heritage Quest database. To obtain the password the person must call the Ross Library 570 748-3321 or Renovo Library 570 923-0390.

Heritage Quest

Pennsylvania Room Index File

The index file includes over 190,000 cards pointing to marriages, obituaries, and landmark local events as they appear in microfilm copies of local newspapers, genealogies, and scrapbooks. Some photos have also been recorded, indexed, and filed.

Tax Lists (microfilm)

Extensive Digital Collection of Standard Source Records (CD-ROM).

Additional Tools

Bureau of State Library - Pennsylvania - Genealogy and Local History Resources
Lock Haven Express - Obituaries
Nearby Local Genealogical and Historical Societies - covering Clinton, Centre, Clearfield, and Lycoming Counties

Clinton County Genealogical
Clinton County Historical
Centre County Genealogical
Centre County Historical Society:
Lycoming County Genealogical
Lycoming County Historical
Clearfield County Historical Society: