Local History and Genealogy Resources

Books – Books with the prefix LocHis are part of our local history collection and housed in the Local History Cabinets. These are library-use only. A photocopier is available.

Census on Microfilm – Bradford County and surrounding NY and PA counties from 1800 to 1930.  Census records are also available throught our subscription database Heritage Quest Online.

Heritage Quest Online – Password required. Contact the library for more information.

Newspapers on Microfilm
Bradford Argus – 2/5/1863 to 1/4/1883
Bradford Gazette – 9/7/1813 to 4/22/1816
Bradford Reporter – 6/5/1862 to 5/30/1867; 1/5/1871 to 5/29/1873
Bradford Settler – 8/6/1823 to 4/21/1825
Daily Review- 1911 to present
Troy Gazette Register- 5/30/1900 to 1/6/1994

Canton Area Historical Society – 1984 to 1997
Chemung Historical Journal – 1957 to 1998
Connecticut Historical Society- 1974 to 1979
DAR Lineage Book- 1895 to 1933
Gadfly 1979
Gemini (Twin Tiers Genealogical Society) 1986 to present
Inkwell 1973 to 1980
Mark Twain Journal 1984 to 1993
Now and Then (Muncy Historical Society) 1983 to present
Sayre Historical Society 1989 to present
Settler 1952 to present
Tioga County PA Historical Society Newsletter 1982 to 1997

Vertical Files
Borough, township, and family information from newspaper clippings and private collections donated to the library.

Genealogy Web Sites – A list of useful genealogy resources on the Internet

LeRoy Heritage Museum
Located in LeRoy Township, Bradford County.

Social Security Death Index
Over 55 million records. Names, birth dates, death dates, Social Security numbers, and more for a large portion of the American population.

Sullivan County Genealogy Project
Localize your search with the Sullivan County Genealogy Project. It has the entire history of the county, who settled there and when they settled. You can also learn about the important events in Sullivan County history.

Tri-County Genealogy
(Joyce Tice)
Covers Bradford and Tioga counties in PA and Chemung County, NY.

Family Histories on File at the Bradford County Library
(Additional family histories may also be found by searching our online catalog.)

Allen, Aaron Palmer
Bacon Family
Baily Family
Beach Family
Bliss Family
Benson Family
Bostwick Family
Brownson Family
Bourn, Jared Family
Bump Family
Coates/Coats Family
Cole Family
Darrow Family
Dibble Family
Howland Family
Eilenberger- Bacon
Fitzgerald Family
Furman Family

Gates Family
Groover, Grover, Gruber
Hakes Family
Isbell Family
Joslin, Joslyn, Josselyn, Josselin
Lamont Family
Marselis Family
Mix Family
Mott, Mathew
Owen Family

Snell Family
Snover Family
Stiles Family
Strope Family
Tracy Family
VanCise Family
The Verbecks
West Family
Whitney Family
Wilson Family

Ancient Faces
Browse through old photos, stories, recipes, and make your past come alive!

Bradford County Historical Society
Located in Towanda, PA.

Cyndi’s List
of genealogy sites on the internet. More that 172,000 links. A categorized & cross-referenced index to genealogical resources on the Internet, links that point you to genealogical research sites online.
A free jumping-off point for you to use in your online research. A “card catalog” to the genealogical collection in the immense library that is the Internet.

Ellis Island Online
Look up any family name and find information on year of arrival, age, city of residence and much more. This is a free service.

Family Search
Sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It comprises one of the largest online databases of information of families in the world.

Family Tree Maker Online
From Genealogy.com – Links to web sites, genealogy help, books, genealogy data, community center and other sites.


Genealogy at about.com
Well written guide to hundreds of sites as well as a tutorial on beginning and improving your genealogy research project.



Pennsylvania Archives


Pennsylvania Heritage Society

National Archives