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Venango County Historical Society

Archival Resource Center

PO Box 101   301 South Park Street    Franklin, Pennsylvania  16323

Archival Resource Center

The materials in the Venango County Historical Society Archival Resource Center are available for research by the public by appointment only.  There is a $5.00 research fee for archival materials; fees for Will, Estate and Naturalization Files are $10.00 per file.  All fees include photocopying up to ten pages; beyond ten pages, fees are $.50 per page.  


No fees are charged to students using our facilities for research.


Venango County Wills, 1800 -


Venango County Estate Files,

   1800 - 1900

Venango County Naturalization

   Files, 1800 - 1900



Ledgers and other records from

   area businesses

Family records



Personal papers

Legal documents

School photos, diplomas,

   yearbooks and other records

Genealogical materials



To see a list of the Venango County Naturalization Documents, 1800 - 1900, follow the link below.  Will and Estate Files will be added in the future.

Major Archival Collections

Egbert - Bredin Collection ~ This extensive collection consists of records from the family of Dr. Albert G. Egbert, including family and genealogical records, diaries, letters, photographs and personal papers that span more than 200 years.


War (Military) Collection ~ The records in this collection cover the involvement of Venango County and its citizens in all major wars.


Raymond Collection ~ Records of the Raymond Brothers' general store, oil interests and iron ore and smithing businesses in Utica and Raymilton, PA, provide an excellent look at life in Venango County from 1833 - 1900.


Venango County Clubs and Organizations Collection ~ This collection includes records, membership lists, yearbooks, newsletters, photographs and personal papers of social and business organizations from all areas of Venango County.


School Collection ~ Included in this massive collection are school records, photographs (most identified), yearbooks, school souvenirs and teacher's reports from many Venango County schools.


Business and Industry Collection ~ Included here are ledgers, busines and legal records, receipts and other documents from Venango County businesses.

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