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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. A researcher is available at Ross Library on Wednesdays. 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.
Books & Primary Print Sources
- How to Genealogy Books
- Individual Genealogies
- DAR, Census Index, Biographical Histories
- Cemetery Records
- Funeral Home Records
- Pennsylvania County Histories
1800 to 1930 for Clinton County and surrounding counties (microfilm)
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).
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 Society:www.clintoncogensociety.org
Clinton County Historical Society:www.clintoncountyhistory.com
Centre County Genealogical Society:www.centrecountygenealogy.org
Centre County Historical Society: www.centrecountyhistory.org
Lycoming County Genealogical Society:www.lycominglineage.org
Lycoming County Historical Society:www.tabermuseum.org
Clearfield County Historical Society:http://www.clearfieldcountyhistoricalsociety.net/