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Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 305
Huntingdon, PA 16652
(814) 643-5449

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The following genealogical resources are available at the Huntingdon County Historical Society. For more information on any of the items listed, please contact the society at (814)643.5449 or hchsmail@gmail.com  or mail@huntingdonhistory.org
  • Published regional, county, and community histories
  • 45,000 index cards of deaths and marriages from local newspapers
  • Family files of research done by our staff or other researchers in the past
  • Many published and typescript genealogies and biographical encyclopedias
  • Extensive index to Civil War sources
  • Many Bible, church and cemetery records
  • Complete published Pennsylvania Archives
  • Tax assessment records from 1788-1899
  • "Your Family Tree," with Huntingdon County Index
  • Huntingdon County Census microfilm: 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920
  • 1890 Census of Civil War veterans and Widows
  • Census indexes for 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870
  • Naturalizations 1798-1832
  • Estate inventories 1788-1918, some early divorces
  • City directories (1876 & 1911 - county-wide; others - Huntingdon Borough only)
  • Obituaries (late 19th and 20th centuries)
  • Access to Ancestry.com world edition
  • Access to Newspaper archives.com

For Contract Research: Search fee = $50.00 for non-members / $40.00 for members

*Search covers ONE generation of a surname (includes husband & wife under the surname.)

*Fee covers ONE of the following:

  ~Search of Historical Society records (Ancestry.com if time allows.)

  ~Search of tax records at historical society (note - due to time required - an additional $10.00

       required for this type of search.)

  ~Search of Huntingdon County Courthouse records.

  ~Search of local newspapers on microfilm at Juniata College.

  ~Taking photographs of grave sites (note - due to distance and location of grave(s), if necessary    

       additional funds for gas where applicable.  Prior notification will occur.)

*Fee covers approximately 2 hours of research (if it is determined the search will be                           more extensive and more funds are needed, prior notification will occur before continuing.)

*Report of sources checked and copies sent upon completion of research.

*Please submit with the fee as much of the following:

  ~Names of couple to be researched/couple's parents/couple's children.

  ~Dates and locations of birth/marriage/death/burial.

  ~Locations lived in.

  ~Any military information.

  ~Sources already checked (note - to avoid duplication and make best use of research time.)

*Search will begin upon receipt of fee and information.


For Quick Search: Search fee = $5.00 for ONE name covers 20 minutes in '5' of the following resources:

1. The Susquehanna & Juniata Valleys, Everetts, Peck & Richards, 1886

2. A History of the Juniata Valley, National Historical Assoc. Incorp., 1936

3. Rung's Chronicles of Pennsylvania History, Vol 1 (1946-51); Vol 2 (1951-57), Albert Rung

4. History of Huntingdon & Blair Counties, J.S. Africa, 1873

5. History of Juniata Valley & Its People, John W. Jordan, 1913

6. Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia of Juniata Valley, J.M. Runk, 1897

7. Death/Marriage Index

8. Obituary Collection

*Search will begin upon receipt of fee and information including what 5 resources you would like checked.


For Online Research: Search fee = $25.00 for ONE name or topic of interest using online resources for members/non-members.  Five pages of hard copies will be included in this fee.  For further details regarding Online Research, please contact our office at 814-643-5449.

*Search will begin upon receipt of fee and information.


For Tax Records: Tax records beginning in 1788 through the mid-1830's are available on CD/DVD for $25.00 per township, for the following townships:

Barree                                                       Porter                                                      Warriors Mark

Dublin                                                        Shirley                                                     West

Franklin                                                    Springfield                                               Woodberry

Henderson                                                Tell

Hopewell                                                   Tyrone

Huntingdon                                               Union

Morris                                                        Walker