|Genealogy and Research Library
Carol G. Johnson - Director of Genealogy
The DuBois Area Historical Society will answer genealogical inquiries sent in by mail, email or telephone. A general search will be made of our histories, family files, marriage and obituary files, printed genealogies, cemetery records, city directories, and census records, if necessary.
With any request, please include your name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address if you have one.
Please be specific in stating your request. If possible, state:
1) Full name of the person about whom you want information.
2) Birth and/or death dates, or approximate dates.
3) Location in the DuBois area where the person was supposed to have lived.
4) Other connected names such as spouse, children, close relatives.
5) Religious affiliation.
6) Known occupation.
An advance donation of $25.00 is expected for the first two hours of research. This amount includes photocopies of relevant materials found and postage. Make checks payable to: DuBois Area Historical Society
If additional research is required, a donation of $10.00 per hour of research is expected. Photocopies of material over 25 pages are $.10 per page for members, $.25 per page for non-members.
If you request one specific item of information, such as a copy of an obituary or a copy of a listing in a specific city directory, contact us first to see if we have the item you want. For such a request, we ask for a minimum donation of $5.00, which includes the photocopy and postage.
We are a non-profit organization, funded entirely by membership dues and donations, and operated completely by volunteers. Please understand that the donation amounts we request are based on the time we spend on research. All funds collected are used to build the resources of the DuBois Area Historical Society's Genealogy and Research Library.
We cannot guarantee successful results, but will make every effort to help you.
Research Library Resources:
The Library http://www.librarything.com/catalog/DUBOIS_HISTORY includes a growing print collection of Pennsylvania county history books, indexed in a card catalog, including DAR indexes, Colonial Records, Pennsylvania Archives (military records), DuBois City Directories (many years up to and including 1988), telephone books.
A local history clippings file.
Obituary clippings files from newspapers in DuBois, Clearfield, Indiana, and Punxsutawney, all in Pennsylvania.
Marriage clippings files from the same newspapers.
Collections of family histories, church histories, cemetery records, school yearbooks, will indexes, photographs.
A collection of local history video and audio tapes.
U.S. Census on microfilm, 1790-1920, for Clearfield, Jefferson and Armstrong counties (complete), plus selected years of various other counties.
DuBois City Directories on microfilm for years 1896, 1897, 1902,1903, 1905,1907, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917,1919, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1926, 1929, 1931, and 1933.
Call us and we'll mail you a genealogy inquiry form or stop at the museum on West Long Avenue. See the Home Page for phone and hours.