Genealogical Research Library

Library Hours

May through December 

                    Wednesday: 10 am - 2 pm

                    Thursday: 10 am - 2 pm

                    By Appointment (please provide a minimum of one (1) weeks notice)

January through April

                    By Appointment ONLY (please provide a minimum of one (1) weeks notice)

Library Fees

Research Fees

                     Member: Free

                     Non-member: $5

                     Student: Free

                     Distance Research* (Members and Non-members): $25 

Copying fees are as follows:

                    Will/Estates and Naturalization Files - $5 per document

                    Photographs - $1 per photo if we are able to make the copy on site

                                            Over sized photos, and photos copied from a negative are subject to current reproduction fees

                    All others - $.50 per page

                                                                                                                                                                                                               * Please allow up to four weeks for research turn around, as we often have a backlog

To submit a Distance Research request please

Genealogical Research Materials Available

County Histories

Armstrong                              Cumberland                              Indiana                              Montour                     Beaver                                     Dauphin                                     Jefferson                           Northumberland       Blair                                         Elk                                               Lancaster                          Potter

Butler                                      Erie                                             Lawrence                           Union

Cameron                                Fayette                                       Lehigh                                 Venango

Centre/Clinton                       Forest                                        Luzerne                              Warren

Clarion                                    Franklin                                     McKean                               Washington

Clearfield                                Greene                                       Mercer                                Westmoreland

Crawford                                Huntingdon                               Mifflin                                 Allegheny, NY                                         

City Directories

Franklin City Directories - Various Dates

Oil City Directories - Various Dates

Derrick's Directory: Oil City, Franklin, Emlenton, Rouseville, West End - Various Dates

Derrick's County Directory: Oil City, Franklin & Boroughs, Townships & Rural Routes of Venango County - Various Dates

Franklin & Outlying Towns - 1874

Titusville & Oil City - 1874

Venango County - 1898, 1939

Siverly, Rouseville & Reno - 1904

Rural Routes & Outlying Towns - 1906-07

Will Indexes

Allegheny County, 1789-1869

Armstrong County, 1805-1900

Butler County, 1796-1900

Crawford County, 1800-1835

Indiana County, 1803-1900

Mercer County, 1804-1900

Venango County, 1804-1946

Westmoreland County, 1773-1896

Marriage Indexes

Venango County: All Sources 1795-1885, 3 Volumes

Marriage Licenses: 1885-1998

Outside Venango County: 1886-1946

Centre County: 1800-1885

Jefferson County: Who, What and Where

Maps

Armstrong County

Clarion County

Forest County

Sanborn Fire Maps, 1906-1943

Venango County

Venango County Cemeteries

Topographical Maps

Yearbooks

Cooperstown - Various Dates

Cranberry - Various Dates

Franklin - Various Dates

Oil City - Various Dates

Pleasantville - Various Dates

Polk - Various Dates

Rocky Grove (Valley Grove) - Various Dates

Archives

Mercer County Deeds: 1803-1806

Vol. 1 - Articles, 1803-1814

Vol. 2 - Naturalizations - 1804-1904

Vol. 3 - Orphan Court, 1825-1839

About VCHS

The Venango County Historical Society is housed in the Egbert-Mullins-Koos House. The home was built in 1859. VCHS has exhibit space, a research library, collections storage space, and archival storage. We serve the community by preserving the history important to us. 

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Nov. 10, 2020 - River Ridge Tours 3 & 6 PM